Hove Man launches skill-sharing platform Pigeon

A NEW one-to-one skills-sharing platform launches today to showcase “local talent”.

Vermouth brand Regal Rogue founder Mark Ward, 44, from Hove, has created a peer-to-peer e-learning platform called Pigeon.

Pigeon officially takes off today, Tuesday, two years after Mark had the idea during the first Covid lockdown.

The web app aims to help “unleash the potential of native talent” by connecting people online to learn or share skills, while getting paid for the process.

Live, one-to-one video chats allow “sharers” to share their knowledge and expertise across a range of passions, hobbies and interests.

“Learners” can improve existing skills or discover new ones, ask questions and receive personalized feedback and demonstrations through video chats.

The Argus: Mark WardMark Ward

The platform will initially focus on food and beverage skills but will expand to include arts and crafts, DIY, languages, home fitness and wellbeing based on community feedback.

Mark assembled a team to showcase talent in Brighton’s technology community from DabApps as development partner, Addmustard Digital Marketing and Fugu for PR.

He credits his parents as the inspiration behind the platform, saying: “I grew up watching my mum run her own businesses, all of which focused on caring for other people and being part of a community, and my father who mastered his passion for needlework and woodwork.

“Sometimes my mother would feed the elderly for her housekeeper, sometimes she would blow up balloons for parties on the weekends.

“To this day, she shares with others.

The Argus: PIGEON founder Mark Ward with his parents in their family homePIGEON founder Mark Ward with his parents at their family home

“I’ve now worked in the hospitality industry for 20 years and founded Regal Rogue in 2011.

“During this time I was contacted by friends and family to guide them through recipes or discuss ideas for parties.

“It is human nature to support and share one another.

“We all have people that we turn to within our networks of friends and family for their tips and advice. So why not unleash that potential and enable people to monetize their self-developed talents?”

Mark says that after the past two years, people are now more comfortable with video calling and are happier to open up their homes and the reality of their lives virtually.

At the same time, he says, many are trying to become financially independent because they’re being sent on vacation, losing their job, or regaining a better work-life balance.

The Argos:

The rising cost of living is also encouraging people to look for new ways to supplement their income.

Mark said: “With Pigeon you don’t have to do any further training, you don’t have to buy a uniform or equipment.

“You can share at home from your kitchen whenever it suits you.

“It’s a generational ritual to share expertise in a family, and so many people have that intrinsic knowledge that they’ve spent a lifetime cultivating their passions and hobbies.

“It has financial value and our platform enables people to take advantage of it.

“Pigeon is for everyone, regardless of age or background. We believe everyone has a talent worth sharing – even if you don’t already know it.”

In the current era of social support, Mark isn’t specifically interested in follower counts or perceived influence.

He said: “The most influential person in your life might have zero Instagram followers.

“My 98 year old grandma taught me so much and was the most influential person in my life and she wasn’t on social media.

The Argos:

“Pigeon is different from other sharing platforms – our goal is for the community to form around the interaction of skills between family and friends.

“Everyone who participates and learns is encouraged to shape the growth and development of our pigeon through feedback and comments.”

The brand also aims to leverage its technology to ensure everyone has access to learning, with a dedicated purpose-over-profit fund.

Five percent of the monthly plans are invested each month and the “pigeon flock” decides what happens to this money.

People can learn or pay as you chat with Pigeon from £4.99 per month.

Sharers can set their own hourly rate from £12 per hour. The more you share, the more you can earn.

To sign up, visit:

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