Report Shows Technology Savvy Moms are Driving the Sharing Economy
Moonlighting Women are Posting Jobs, Hiring and Expanding their Opportunities
Charlottesville, VA – Wednesday, April 22, 2015 – Moonlighting, LLC, the first nationwide mobile, on-demand application where one can hire or be hired in any community in the country, today announced that moms are the fastest growing segment in the sharing economy. In Moonlighting’s April M.O.O.N. Report, tech savvy M.O.M.S. are recognized as driving the digital sharing of jobs and opportunities. As 80% of workers anticipate tax refunds in the coming weeks, women are poised to leverage these financial resources and their social connections to hire creative individuals within their community to get things done.
In October 2014, Moonlighting introduced its two-way employment tool into the sharing economy. In only six months, Moonlighting has swept the country and is being leveraged in all 50 states and in more than 1300 communities to create and fulfill jobs. With the expected tax refund to average $3200, Americans can seize the opportunity to hire handymen, babysitters, personal trainers, tutors, among others to get things done in their lives. Moonlighting makes it easy to post an opportunity or job for anything from painting a room to hiring a driver for the evening.
“Mobile Optimized Mothers, or as we call them M.O.M’s, are fueling the new 1099 shared economy,” stated Founder and CEO Jeff Tennery. “Women are empowering themselves, choosing to work from home and earn a living on their terms. We’re very honored to help them on their mission to achieve that balance between career and life.”
“I love having the freedom to earn more money outside of my teaching job, especially in the summer,” noted Melissa Scott, a teacher in Charlottesville, VA. “Outside of my connections at the school where I teach, I didn’t have another way to safely market myself and to advertise my tutoring services. Moonlighting has given me that opportunity and the income I have generated has been a great supplement to my salary.“
In-App Payments Facilitate Growth in Secure Transactions
Moonlighting is the perfect tool to enable women, men, small businesses and freelancers to create an opportunity, post a job or find a service. By leveraging, Braintree, a PayPal Company, and Venmo, Moonlighting allows users to securely send and receive payments for jobs and services within the framework of their application. Moonlighting’s average job has increased two fold and now pays approximately $281. More Moonlighters are now paying and being paid than ever before.
Moonlighting continues to expand opportunities and to let anyone at any time post a job or select an opportunity they may want to pursue. These jobs include, babysitters, pet sitters, nannies, fitness trainers, wedding makeup artists and hair stylists, painters, videographers, website designers, freelancer and handyman services and many, many more. With M.O.M.S. leading the way, Moonlighters are also experiencing continued success when they share their jobs socially.
Privately held, Moonlighting is the first mobile, on demand application that empowers people to earn extra money and get something done instantly. Moonlighting creates a virtual marketplace for individuals and small businesses, enabling more effective and efficient communication between those interested in hiring with those who are interested in being hired. Users can eliminate anonymity by posting jobs and sharing them within their trusted social networks (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) or with friends in their contact book. Through Moonlighting’s mobile technology, users can also make more intelligent and better-informed hiring decisions in real time. Using Moonlighting’s proprietary payment platform, users can complete their hiring transactions right from their mobile device. Moonlighting was built from the ground up for the mobile economy. For more information about Moonlighting, please visit http://moonlightingapp.com.
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Director of Public Relations
Founder & CEO