The rise of the hobby economy
Hobbies are a regular part of everyday life for millions. Whether it’s pottering in your garden, knitting clothes and accessories for friends or family, creating beautiful pieces of art or offering jewellery making workshops – many of us have skills or passions we love to indulge in when we can.
Now, an increasing number of hobbyists are discovering that they can make money from their passion, whatever it may be. Statistics show that 1 in 10 UK adults now generate over £3k from their hobby businesses each year, and an estimated £8.4bn is contributed to the UK economy from these ventures. These ‘everyday entrepreneurs’ are generating huge amounts of additional income from their passion – but there are still huge swathes of the population who aren’t aware they can transform their lifelong hobby into something more.
That’s where MicroMkt comes in
MicroMkt is the new online home of micro-businesses. We are an online marketplace with the platform and tools to help anyone turn their creative hobby, passion or skill into a thriving micro-business. Our aim is to provide a full e-commerce platform that attracts and inspires people to offer their handmade products or creative skills to a much broader audience.
When you sign up to MicroMkt, you’ll be given all the support you need to launch a micro-business in minutes. You’ll have your own MktStall, where potential customers can browse your services or products, and you’ll also be a part of a friendly community of like-minded micro-business entrepreneurs, ready to help your new venture thrive.
The rapid advancement of technology in recent years means that, theoretically, anyone can run a hobby business from their own home in their own time. But realistically, for many people there are a number of barriers in the way of realising this dream. Perhaps it’s a lack of technical expertise or costs which are too high - MicroMkt helps break down these barriers by making it free to set up your MktStall, a simple process which takes no longer than half an hour to complete.
There’s also the perception that micro-businesses are for the young – that this new sharing or gig economy is a creation by millennials, for millennials. MicroMkt aims to blow that idea out of the water, offering an inclusive platform that works for students, stay-at-home parents and retirees alike.
Why we’re different
MicroMkt is the only marketplace where anyone can turn their creative hobby passion or skill into a business, a place for micro-businesses offering creative products and services. Whether you're creating and selling your handmade artwork or jewellery alongside your 9-5, offering art lessons in the evening, or a knitting workshop at the weekend. Join MicroMkt, where it's simple, quick and free to build & grow your online business. MicroMkt is creating, supporting and empowering a community of Everyday Entrepreneurs.
Ready to find out more about MicroMkt? www.micromkt.co.uk