Many people, especially budding, young creatives, would like to travel while they’re still young, but face many restrictions in terms of job opportunities and capital. Worksurfers is hoping to change all that by connecting creatives with short-term job assignments and freelance work around the world over.
With the mission of creating a “new marketplace where the base currency is talent,” Worksurfers aids in finding employment opportunities while users are traveling based on their location, job type, and availability. This allows travelers to not only continue funding their journeys, but also allows them to gain valuable work experience without being tied down. For the participating companies, they are gaining access to an international talent pool they may otherwise miss out on.
The idea behind Worksurfers has the potential to go much further than just enabling a bohemian lifestyle for those always on the move. With the wide exchange of ideas and perspectives, this venture could develop into an international community fostering creativity and societal problem solving skills. A clearly social media-type component or interaction platform could be the next step for this intriguing start-up.
Worksurfers, which was fittingly started by Romanian nationals living in Santiago, is currently in test-mode. However, you can still check out their site for opportunities and the chance to adopt the concept early.