Launched during a pandemic, matutto.com is a marketplace that allows anyone to Host classes online, and earn money doing so. As opposed to other platforms that only facilitate the initial interaction, Matutto enables a seamless end-to-end experience, with a full payment and videoconference integration. This allows Hosts to control the entire online hosting experience in one single place.
The airbnb of teaching
Similarly to airbnb, Matutto allows people to list their services for anyone to book; though instead of it being a room where people can stay the night, it’s a skill that can be taught. Examples currently listed on the website include languages, personal training sessions, yoga classes, guitar lessons and even make-up classes. The best part? You don’t need to be a professional to start teaching on Matutto. All you really need is to have a passion for something and willingness to share it with others.
Curiously enough, Matutto uses the same payment partner as airbnb, ensuring privacy and security to process transactions made from Users to Hosts. It also mirrors the onboarding and verification processes of the room-rental giants, allowing anyone to become a verified host in under 10 minutes.
Empowering every-day heroes
When the pandemic hit, every-day educators were forced to look at online alternatives, but this didn’t come easy. People have had no other choice but to connect over multiple websites, share bank details with strangers, generate zoom links…. And unfortunately, all of this opened the gate for fraud and dishonest people looking to take advantage.
Matutto’s launch has already started helping people stay protected from scams, both those looking to learn, but also those looking to teach online. The startup does this through their secure payments partner who verifies all Hosts on the website and handles payments easily through the platform, ensuring privacy and security of all Matutto Users.
A place where anyone can monetize their skills
Multiple other platforms have already started facilitating e-leaning with the ability to take online courses through video format. The problem with this is that apart from people with a large following, not many are able to monetize their skills. Matutto stands out from the crowd as it allows anyone to offer classes, believing that knowledge is the most powerful tool in the world – and that we can all learn something from each other.
Matutto harnesses the power of human connection in times of uncertainty, allowing people to develop their skills online while helping others make an income from home. Definitely a London start-up to watch out for.
Visit Matutto at www.matutto.com