Professionals Embrace New Platform to Offer Services

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According to the World Economic Forum’s, The Future of Jobs Report 2020, a staggering 84% of employers are set to rapidly digitalize working processes. This includes a significant expansion of remote work. The report points out that the potential to move up to 44% of the workforce into remote roles exists.

When concerns about productivity and well-being come into play, the WEF report found that up to one third of all employers are expected to use digital tools to help foster community, connection and belonging among employees in order to tackle well-being challenges that could be posed by the shift to remote work. The same report estimates that up to 97 million new roles may emerge that are more adapted to the new normal. 

One of the consequences of the pandemic can be seen in the dramatic growth of the Telehealth and Telemedicine sector. Changes in the way health care is delivered during the pandemic were needed in order to reduce staff exposure, preserve personal protective equipment and minimize the impact of patient surges on facilities. To consult with an expert from anywhere was the next logical step in Telehealth and Telemedicine evolution. 

With the pandemic and subsequent restrictive measures forcing people to remain at home and abide by social distancing guidelines the need for people to see a doctor, lawyer or accountant has not changed. Seeing a golden opportunity to revolutionise the way people can seek medical care and consulting services, Savante.me was born. 

In an interview with Authority Magazine, Khai Duong revealed altruistic motivations in founding the company. He said: “But I would say that some of the best ideas are born from moments of crises. It was during the pandemic and lockdowns of the past year, seeing so many people not able to work nor go about their daily routine, that I decided to turn my idea from five years ago into reality. Maybe I could find a way to bridge the gap of social distancing.”

Five Years in the Making

Five years ago Mr. Duong would face a difficult time in his life, but it would serve as the starting point that would eventually turn into Savante.me. He explains to the writer of Authority Magazine: “In late 2013 I decided to move back home after 11 years of volunteer work due to a severe health issue with my father. I had spent most of my savings and took on a job as an IT consultant, but shortly thereafter the oil recession of 2015 hit the economy hard. I was without work for three months and got so stressed out about how to pay the bills. It was during this stressful time that I wrote down the idea to develop a platform for online consultants. I didn’t follow through on that idea at the time because I found a really good job at a healthcare company.”

Seasoned digital nomads would be quick to draw comparisons between Savante.me and freelancer.com, a marketplace that allows potential employers to post jobs, upon which freelancers can bid to compete. Although both platforms are marketplaces, the Savant.me platform uses a different business model. 

A Marketplace for Professionals

Their business model is one of booking one-on-one private consultations with professionals coming from various fields and disciplines. Professionals can offer their services in eight different categories identified as: health, legal, finance, technology, education, lifestyle, fitness and home. 

The newly launched platform allows professionals to consult with their clients, regardless of the city or state that they are in. The platform offers messaging and conferencing services. Eliminating the need for dedicated office space, professionals still need to bear in mind that a quiet, well-lit place, with Internet connectivity and a webcam is needed to make the most of consultations. The platform can be utilised from a tablet with a webcam as well. 

Final Thoughts

Professionals who make use of the Savant.me marketplace are considered self-employed online consultants and set their own schedule and hourly rate. The platform makes it much easier for providers to list their consulting service, while clients can quickly find the expert they would like to consult with. 

Whether clients are in search of a life coach, doctor or a makeup artist, the Savant.me platform aims to usher in a new way to make it as easy as possible for people seeking assistance to find the help they need.

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