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The Amazings - enabling over 50s to sell their life skills
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:28 pm 

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One of the fortunate side effects of maturity is that you pick up more than a few tricks along the way. Nothing quite prepares you for life like having lived it. The Amazings is a new service in London doing something about that, giving you the means to share your skills as real life classes with new people of all generations, and to get paid for it. On average every person over 50 who hosts a session earns £100 for each one.

The Amazings is a website that helps you sell your classic and curious life skills. They take the life experience of passionate retired or retiring people and turn it into unique experiences. They've featured activities to date as varied as knitting, classic hair styling, BBQ condiment making, foraging for wild food, street photography tours and plenty more. They are currently looking for more people to become 'Amazings', and it's simple to join. You need only be over 50, living near or in London, and have some kind of skill you might be able to share - and that doesn’t need to be underwater ukelele playing or something as bizarre, it could be dancing, crochet, laying the perfect brick wall, astronomy - any kind of talent or knowledge.

If you're not sure whether people will want to buy your activity (most buyers are 25-40 years old) then The Amazings enables you to put it up as a 'Suggested activity', getting a feel for if people would want to do it. It's all very straightforward, and an opportunity to meet new people, share your talents and get paid for it. The proceeds are split 70/30 (70% to the over 50 'Amazing' holding the class and 30% to them in exchange for providing the marketplace and the advertising. They are currently looking for new over 50s to join, so to find out more head to


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