Kalamunda entreprenuer launches hire industry disruptor

Troy Donoghue, of Kalamunda, founder of Hidle with some of his gear for hire. Picture: David Baylis d486250
Troy Donoghue, of Kalamunda, founder of Hidle with some of his gear for hire. Picture: David Baylis d486250

KALAMUNDA entrepreneur Troy Donoghue is disrupting the local hire industry and helping locals earn a little extra pocket money at the same time by lending their idle items to the community.

Mr Donoghue said he stumbled upon the idea to launch Hidle when he was trying to solve his own quandary of dealing with an endless array of kids’ stuff lying around.

“We deliver a revolutionary classifieds platform allowing people to hire out their lazy items to those who live or work in their community,” he said.

“If you’re on the hunt for something for a day or a month or you have items in good condition lying about in the backyard or getting dusty in the garage then Hidle is the place for someone to hire it out for extra money.

“We offer everything from kayaks to welders to caravans, pressure washers to freezers, even the sporting gear that suddenly doesn’t fit the kids anymore.

“It is free to advertise and just about everything is welcome on Hidle.”

Mr Donoghue said the concept had been embraced by the community since its launch at the end of last year.

“The Hidle team is extremely pleased to have built the Hidle platform from the ground up utilising many talented Western Australian professionals from various industries to develop a safe and secure community oriented platform,” he said.

“The idea being for most transactions to keep your money within the local community whilst assisting those needing to earn a little extra income to do so easily.”