Knowledge is power

New platform has been launched to enable knowledge to be shared anytime, anywhere, from any device and on any matter.

121with is an online marketplace for those providing or seeking ‘know-how’. It is also the platform where the know-how is delivered from the ‘seller’ to the ‘buyer’, via live and interactive video.

The 121with platform enables the sharing and receiving of expertise primarily via one-on-one (1-2-1) live video sessions. After a one-to-one session, direct and instant payments are made to the ‘Provider’ (the ‘seller’) by the ‘Seeker’ (the ‘buyer’) through Stripe, 121with’s third party payment merchant.

121with will enable anyone with professional or non-professional knowledge to ‘sell’ their know-how to consumers or businesses from a location of their choice.

The platform offers ‘Providers’ a completely risk-free advertising and marketing platform. Creating a profile and promoting their know-how on the 121with platform is free of charge to ‘Providers’ and is free for ‘Seekers’ to join.

Using relevant tag-words, ‘Providers’ can choose the relevant keywords they want to be found for by ‘Seekers’ within the online marketplace. They will benefit from a free ‘shop window’ where their know-how can be found by those seeking it.

121with joint managing director Tom Stokely said, ‘Everyone has knowledge. Whether that’s gained through hobbies, experience, education, effort or circumstance, both qualified AND life skills have a place on 121with. With 4G now available to the masses, with 5G just around the corner, and with smartphone and video usage at an all-time high, the ingredients are all in place for a platform enabling anyone wanting to share and sell their skills and knowledge to others.

‘The 121with platform is perfect for services traditionally offered via face-to-face meetings, such as legal and financial advice. But it is equally suited for those ‘softer’ know-how matters, such as make-up lessons, creative writing, interview advice, violin lessons, delivering a speech – and a thousand other topics.’

121with joint managing director Alex Valentine added, ‘Unlike generic and pre-recorded video tutorials on YouTube, 121with is exploiting the interactive and personalised benefits that live video delivers. In turn, 121with enables know-how to be shared at a much better cost to traditional routes, with cost savings to both ‘Seeker’ and ‘Provider’.

‘For example, a nutritionist consultant will usually charge a rounded-up hourly rate for a client consultation, yet often the appointment can be adequately covered in less time. By charging per minute on the 121with platform, the ‘Seeker’ can pay only for the time they need. For the nutritionist, using the 121with platform will mean their costs are reduced – unpaid travel time and travel expenses to a client’s own premises or the need for office space or dedicated space within their own home are not necessary, for instance.’