Do you have many skills? Share them with others

Internet platforms offering services like tutoring, cleaning and watching children are growing.

(Source: Vladimír Šimíček)

Ľubica Bôtošová is a person who spends her free time tutoring. She started six years ago in high school when she passed the state exam in the English language.

Her first job was teaching friends of the family and she also registered herself on the website doucma.sk. Until now, she has been regularly meeting about 13 people.

“I like to communicate with people and I discovered that after teaching I had a great feeling for passing my knowledge to people who appreciate it,” Bôtošová said for The Slovak Spectator.

She likes an individual approach to tutoring and the money is not important when teaching.

“We often became friends,” Bôtošová opined.

Household services

She is one of several hundred people registered on the Domelia website sharing their knowledge. Another thousand people are registered at doucma.sk and many people present their skills on their own social networks.

Tutoring is the only service where demand grows with the offer, showing the analysis of the biggest website with the offer of services in households, Domelia. However, teaching is not the only field where Slovaks have started to seek services more often than they used to do in the past years.

The rest of this article is premium content at Spectator.sk
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on Spectator.sk
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on Sme.sk and Korzar.sk

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

From COVID-19 miracle to apparent resignation to death and dying

The natural reflex of all failed politicians – and their uncritical fan clubs – is to point to cultural or geographical differences between “us” and “them”.

The COVID-19 ward in the University Hospital Martin

Developed at home, the production of Slovakia's COVID-19 vaccine will move abroad

Neuroimmunologist Norbert Žilka oversees the development of the ACvac1 vaccine at Axon Neuroscience.

Norbert Žilka is the director of the Institute of Neuroimmunology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAV) and also the scientific director of Axon Neuroscience.