HostJane was originally started in Queensland in 2017 by Tunde Reid-Kapo to build websites for local businesses and startups on Australia’s Gold Coast who didn’t have a website and couldn’t afford Aussie web designer prices.
On August 8, 2018 HostJane, Inc. was officially incorporated in Wyoming, U.S.
Around this time the company changed direction and began working on a marketplace with a better workspace to make HostJane a resource for people looking for skilled workers in addition to being a hosting company. Within 6 months, Australia entered a recession in early 2019 for the first time in 30 years.
When the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic swept the world the following year in 2020, HostJane’s marketplace platform was still in the middle of being developed as a resource for buyers and sellers.
The pandemic caused serious delays to HostJane's development.
COVID-19 also emphasized the urgency for an independent resource—not publicly-traded and beholden to profit-squeezing shareholders—that is focused solely on keeping money moving for struggling freelancers.
Three years after its incorporation and numerous delays, the marketplace at HostJane Skills eventually launched in October 2021.
Highlighted by HostJane's principles of payment protection, lower costs, simplicity, quality and variety; we connect freelancers to small and mid-sized companies to create new income streams from trading skills remotely.