Q: What is UpSwap?
A: UpSwap is a unique trading site where you can swap the current item for something bigger or better.
Q: Why are you doing this?
A: My business has been badly affected by the Coronavirus pandemic and I’m looking for innovative ways to raise money.
Q: What inspired you to do this?
A: A book called One Red Paperclip by Kyle MacDonald. You start with a small object and trade it for a bigger or better object – then repeat.
Q: How far will you travel to make a trade?
A: I will go anywhere in the North East of England… although further for the right swap!
Q: How much money do you spend for the objects you get?
A: Nothing. It is strictly swaps. No money is involved in the trades.
Q: It must cost a fortune to ship these objects – how can you afford it?
A: I make each trade in person, so I usually bring the objects with me in my car. I have not spent a penny on the UpSwap project.
Q: What business are you planning to start?
A: I have a few ideas so it depends on how much I can raise. I would love to take this really far and bring in my own team.
Q: How much do you need to fund your business?
A: I’m looking to raise as much as possible, let’s see where this goes…
Q: I am a journalist and I’d like to ask you a few questions – how can I contact you?
A: Please get in touch via the Contact page.