It is becoming increasingly obvious that the future of work is going to be about individuals selling their unique set of skills – the more connected households become via technology, the less relevance things like offices and shopfronts will hold in society.
We have seen many metro-centric platforms, such as Airtasker and Sidekicker appear in the last few years to service this developing ‘task economy’, allowing users to find individuals with skill sets to help them with a wide range of domestic and business-focused tasks. These platforms have partnered with the likes of large recruitment platforms such as CareerOne and Seek – further indication that it is where the job market is heading.
Pioneering the task economy movement for the 1.3 million regional-based business owners across Australia is a fast-growing platform called The Rural Network.
Launching in only 2016, the platform already has over 200,000 rural-based users. The platform was founded by Bryce Eldredge and Ashley Shultz, both University of SA alumni and a real-life couple based in Kybunga, South Australia.