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The New Sharing Economy
Peer-To-Peer Platforms for Endless Aspects of Life
Matthew Lesko of interviews Neal Gorenflo of Shareable.net
The new sharing economy provides endless ways for you to make easy extra money in your free time, or buy things or services from other people doing the same. You can also use these tools to bring your independent freelance work to a consistent level where it really becomes your own business.

And if you don't find a peer-to-peer solution for something that you need, perhaps you can build a peer-to-peer solution and start your own business in that unfulfilled niche of the sharing economy. It is becoming easier and easier to build these platforms, even without technical skills, with tools like Sharetribe.com. If you need funding to create your new platform, you can probably use crowdfunding to raise whatever resources you need.

On this page you can explore a relatively tiny list of popular peer-to-peer platforms currently available on the internet. Most of these provide tools you can use to solve common needs OR make money providing services like you have a flexible freelance job. Compared to this little collection, you can find ENDLESS more possibilities here: CollaborativeConsumption.com Peer-To-Peer Directory.
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Shareable
http://Shareable.net/

Shareable is an award-winning nonprofit news, action and connection hub for the sharing transformation. What's the sharing transformation? It's a movement of movements emerging from the grassroots up to solve today's biggest challenges, which old, top-down institutions are failing to address. Behind these failing industrial-age institutions are outmoded beliefs about how the world works – that ordinary people can't govern themselves directly; that nonstop economic growth leads to widespread prosperity; and that more stuff leads to more happiness.




TaskRabbit
https://TaskRabbit.com/

TaskRabbit is the smart way to get things done by connecting you with others in your neighborhood. We find the best people to help you. You can trust our team of smart, talented Taskers, who have all been thoroughly vetted. You outsource errands you don't want to do. Just tell us what you need done and we connect you to qualified Taskers available to help. You relax while we take care of your to-do list. TaskRabbit helps you live smarter, giving you more time to focus on what's most important. Wikipedia Page




Mechanical Turk
https://www.MTurk.com/mturk/

The Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is a crowdsourcing Internet marketplace that enables individuals and businesses (known as Requesters) to coordinate the use of human intelligence to perform tasks that computers are currently unable to do. It is one of the sites of Amazon Web Services. The Requesters are able to post tasks known as HITs (Human Intelligence Tasks), such as choosing the best among several photographs of a storefront, writing product descriptions, or identifying performers on music CDs. Workers (called Providers in Mechanical Turk's Terms of Service, or, more colloquially, Turkers) can then browse among existing tasks and complete them for a monetary payment set by the Requester. Wikipedia Page




PaperbackSwap
http://PaperbackSwap.com/

Trade Books with Our Online Book Swapping Club... It's easy: List books you'd like to swap with other club members. Once a book is requested, mail it to the club member. In return, you may choose from 4,087,745 available books! - You pay postage for the books you send out; the books you receive come to you postage-paid. - Books you request are yours to keep, or swap again! We're NOT just Paperback Books! Enjoy trading Hardbacks, Audio Books, Textbooks and more. Wikipedia Page




Fiverr
https://www.fiverr.com/

Fiverr is a global online marketplace offering tasks and services, beginning at a cost of $5 per job performed, from which it gets its name. The site is primarily used by freelancers who use Fiverr to offer a variety of different services to customers worldwide. Currently, Fiverr lists more than three million services on the site that range between $5 and $500. For Buyers... You can browse the homepage, category or subcategory pages, or use the search to find a Gig you wish to purchase. All Gigs start at $5 and some contain extra services, which you can purchase as well. Just click Order Now to make a purchase. You have several ways to pay for the service. Note: All purchases are subject to a processing fee, $0.50 on purchases up to $10 and 5% on purchases above $10. For Sellers... Buyers pay Fiverr for orders in advance. Each $5 Gig you sell and successfully deliver, accredits your account with a net revenue of $4. Fiverr accredits sellers once an order is completed. See our Terms of Service for a definition of a completed order. Wikipedia Page




Sharetribe
https://Sharetribe.com/

Powering the collaborative economy. A growing part of our economy is powered by online marketplace technology that helps individuals and small organizations to effectively sell or rent products, services and spaces to each other. Marketplaces are everywhere. It might be makers selling their creations on Etsy or Tindie, individuals renting out their properties on Airbnb or Getaround, or service providers pooling their resources together on Uber, Fiverr or Homejoy. Creating an online marketplace used to be an expensive and time-consuming task. You'd have to hire developers, who would spend months coding before you got the first version of your site out. Building things like payment systems, geolocation and messaging can be rather complicated. Thanks to Sharetribe, this is no longer the case. Our technology makes it easy for anyone to create their own marketplace website without any programming knowledge. The setup only takes a few minutes, and the cost is a fraction of what a developer would charge. Sharetribe works all over the world, in multiple languages and currencies. We want to make online marketplace technology accessible and affordable to anyone.




Upwork
https://www.UpWork.com/

Say hello to talent without boundaries. The best companies win with the best talent. But great people can be hard to find. We've created an online workplace for the world – connecting clients with top freelance professionals from San Francisco to Sao Paulo. Whether you need one writer or an entire team of programmers, we help you find the right experts to fuel your success. Our platform lets you work effortlessly with freelancers anywhere. Say goodbye to business as usual. 9 million registered freelancers. $1 billion worth of work done annually. 3 million jobs posted annually. 4 million registered clients. Formerly Elance-oDesk.




Airbnb
https://Airbnb.com/

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world - online or from a mobile phone or tablet. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions. Wikipedia Page




DogVacay
http://DogVacay.com/

What is Dog Boarding, and how can it be better for dog lover and dog? Dog Vacay is the solution, and superior alternative to kennels. DogVacay.com is an online community where dog lovers can find and provide safe, convenient and affordable ways to care for their best friend. We are expanding nationally and encourage all dog lovers to sign up. It's free to search and list your home. Whether you want a one-bedroom apartment for your Chihuahua or a 10-acre ranch for your Greyhound, hundreds of options are available for you to find the perfect spot for Spot. Now you can find a home for your dog when your travel OR host dogs in your own home.




Gigwalk
http://gigwalk.com/

You've developed great channel relationships. You've created programs that are proven to build demand. You've got the right placement, pricing and point-of-sale merchandising. But how do you know, at the retail level, that each critical piece of your strategy is being executed correctly? Gigwalk was founded in 2010 with the goal of reinventing work in a mobile world. Today, Gigwalk helps brands and retailers better collaborate, find and fix retail execution problems and drive in-store sales. Using mobile technology, enterprise software and data to mend the retail experience, we are improving returns for consumer brands and retailers through real-time feedback from local operations, advanced analytics and mobile workforce management tools.




Lyft
http://www.lyft.com/

Need a ride? Take Lyft for a welcoming, affordable, and memorable ride. Request a ride in the Lyft app, and get picked up by a reliable community driver in minutes. Lyft matches drivers with passengers who request rides through our smartphone app, and passengers pay automatically through the app. Whether you're trying to offset costs of your car, cover this month's bills, or fund your dreams, Lyft will get you there. So, go ahead. Be your own boss. Make up to $35/hr Driving With Lyft. Wikipedia Page




NeighborGoods
http://neighborgoods.net/

NeighborGoods is a safe community where you can save money and resources by sharing stuff with your friends. Need a ladder? Borrow it from your neighbor. Have a bike collecting dust in your closet? Lend it out and make a new friend. Save Money! How much money do you waste on stuff you only use once or twice? How much stuff do you have hidden away in closets or storage that isn't being used? NeighborGoods is a social inventory that helps us all get more value out of the stuff we already own. Save Resources! Did you know that Americans are spend $22 billion a year on self-storage? According to The Self Storage Association, there is over seven square feet of self-storage for every man, woman and child in America. That's a lot of unused stuff! NeighborGoods helps us get more use out of that stuff, which means less waste and less production of unnecessary items. Strengthen Your Community! Not only does NeighborGoods provide a way to save money and resources - it also connects neighbors in meaningful ways making for happier, healthier neighborhoods.




9flats
http://9flats.com/

With 9flats.com, the alternative to hotels, you will find a variety of affordable vacation rentals offered by individuals around the world. Choose from over 200,000 locations, which include vacation apartments and rentals of all types. Whether you want a romantic apartment in Rome, a loft in the center of New York City or a chic guest house in Berlin, you'll find the perfect place to stay when you book through 9flats.com. Discover the world through the eyes of the local residents, while traveling in comfort and staying in prime locations that won´t break the bank. 9flats.com is transforming the world of travel by offering unique vacation rentals and apartments personally rented out by the owner. Wikipedia Page




CrowdFlower
http://CrowdFlower.com/

One billion tasks. Five million contributors. We Solve Data Problems. CrowdFlower is the world's leading crowdsourcing service, with over one billion tasks completed by five million contributors. We specialize in microtasking: distributing small, discrete tasks to many online contributors in assembly line fashion. Put the World to Work. Everyone deserves the opportunity for meaningful work. CrowdFlower gives anyone, anywhere the chance to earn what they want, where they want - with the help of an Internet connection and a computer or smartphone. Wikipedia Page




Wello
https://www.Wello.com/

Forget boring at-home workouts. Wello is the world's first website offering live personal training over two-way video. Whether it's an afternoon yoga break in the office or a core conditioning session in the living room, Wello provides an affordable and easy way to workout with a live fitness professional of your choice. With Wello, workouts can happen wherever and whenever. All you need is a laptop, webcam and internet connection. Using two-way interactive video, Wello trainers personalize each workout session so that it aligns with their clients' specific interests and needs. The Wello training team consists of the highest quality fitness professionals from around the country. By connecting with a live trainer, users are more motivated and accountable to their own personal fitness goals.




CouchSurfing
https://Couchsurfing.com/

We envision a world made better by travel and travel made richer by connection. Couchsurfers share their lives with the people they encounter, fostering cultural exchange and mutual respect. You have friends all over the world, you just haven't met them yet. Couchsurfing is a service that connects members to a global community of travelers. Use Couchsurfing to find a place to stay or share your home and hometown with travelers. Couchsurfers organize regular events in 200,000 cities around the world. There's always something to do and new friends to meet. The website provides a platform for members to "surf" on couches by staying as a guest at a host's home, host travelers, or join an event. Wikipedia Page




Myngle
http://Myngle.com/

Myngle is a fully integrated and global language learning school, amongst the first players to deliver professional one-on-one language tutoring over the net, and now the global leader in its segment. Myngle is transforming traditional language education by offering hundreds of professional online teachers and courses in a wide variety of languages. Our fully integrated virtual classroom provides students with an interactive, efficient and convenient way of learning or improving a language. Wikipedia Page




Zaarly
https://www.Zaarly.com/

From housecleaners to handymen, from landscape architects to electricians – some pretty amazing businesses have started and flourished on Zaarly. The home service businesses on Zaarly are, first and foremost, customer service businesses. All of them honest, diligent, fair and just plain nice. Homeowners are blown away because they expect the opposite. They just expect to get taken advantage of. And that's the sign of something really broken. A Better Way To Grow Your Business. Zaarly is the marketplace for small business owners with superior customer service, looking to grow. We connect you with quality customers, give you tools to grow your business, and provide personal hands-on support. Wikipedia Page




Zookal
http://Zookal.com/

Zookal is a global student support platform that provides a variety of services and products to help make student university life easy. Our mission is to save you time and money and make education more affordable and accessible. Simply search for your uni textbooks online and you can either buy them brand new or rent them for the semester. We promise to give you the best price and if you find it cheaper in a local bookstore we'll beat it! Once you've completed your order you'll get an email confirming when your order is ready and we'll deliver the books right to your door or you can pick them up from our office. If you rented your book you can quickly and easily return it for free (nationwide) to us at any local postal office. If you purchased a brand new or used book from us you get to keep it and can on sell it if you wish.




Gigbucks
http://gigbucks.com/

Gigbucks offers a free and easy to use platform for freelancers and talented people from all walks of life to offer their services priced from $5 to $50 bucks per gig. What do you have that someone might be willing to pay up to 50 bucks for? Maybe you're an online marketer, programmer, singer, writer, video artist, translator, seo wizard, advertiser and business guru offering advise or if do anything else that people want to pay money for, sell it on Gigbucks.com Posting is absolutely free and you can post as many gigs as you like. Take a few minutes to think about what you're good at and you'll easily be able to come up with 3-5 gigs to post! Post quality gigs, set fair prices and deliver quality work and the community will thank you with positive feedback which in turn attracts more new sales.




Globetrooper
http://Globetrooper.com/

Globetrooper is a tool to find travel partners for group trips and world adventures. More specifically, Globetrooper is a tool for adventurous travellers to create trips and invite people from all over the world to join them. The Globetrooper website also contains detailed information about regions, adventures and personal experiences. For example, you can read about the Middle East, about Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro or about how Words Can't Explain a Life-Changing Travel Experience.




Lending Club
https://www.lendingclub.com/

Lending Club is the world's largest online marketplace connecting borrowers and investors. We're transforming the banking system to make credit more affordable and investing more rewarding. We operate at a lower cost than traditional bank lending programs and pass the savings on to borrowers in the form of lower rates and to investors in the form of solid returns. Lending Club uses technology to operate a credit marketplace at a lower cost than traditional bank loan programs, passing the savings on to borrowers in the form of lower rates and to investors in the form of solid returns. Borrowers who used a personal loan via Lending Club to consolidate debt or pay off high interest credit cards report in a survey that the interest rate on their loan was an average of 7.0 percentage points lower than they were paying on their outstanding debt or credit cards. By providing borrowers with better rates, and investors with attractive, risk-adjusted returns, Lending Club has earned among the highest satisfaction ratings in the financial services industry. Wikipedia Page




Poshmark
https://Poshmark.com/

Poshmark is a simple and fun way to buy and sell fashion. Shop the closets of women across America – and sell yours too! Ever wish you had a style-mate and could shop her closet? Now you can. Poshmark connects you to people whose style you adore, allowing you to shop their closets, anytime you'd like. Have items in your closet that you love, but just don't wear anymore? List it for sale on Poshmark in less than 60 seconds. Sell what you have in your closet so you can shop for what you really love today. With Poshmark, you'll fall in love with your closet…again. Wikipedia Page




RedBeacon
http://RedBeacon.com/

Big projects or small repairs, we'll help you find the right pro for your project. You tell us about the work you need completed. The more we know about the size and scope of your job, the more accurately we can find the right pros for the work. We match you with background-checked pros whose expertise is just right for your request. Their responses go directly to your inbox. You get a list of pros perfect for the work. Sit back and relax, because our pros will call you to talk about the cost and the timing of the project. You select the pro that works best for you. Read their reviews. Ask them questions. Decide if the price is within your budget. You own the selection of the right pro for your home's needs. Your pro completes the work. You're free to work out a schedule, pay, and review your pro. You always have final say on the quality of your pro's work.




Rent A Friend
http://RentAFriend.com/

RentAFriend.com is a website that allows you to rent local Friends from all over the world. You can rent a local Friend to hang out with, go to a movie or restaurant with, or someone to go with you to a party or event. Rent a friend to teach you a new skill or hobby, or to show you around an unfamiliar town. RentAFriend.com is strictly a platonic Friendship website. RentAFriend.com is NOT a dating website, and NOT an Escort agency. Services on RentAFriend.com are strictly for FRIENDSHIP purposes only. Once you choose the location of where you are looking to find a new Friend, you will instantly see available Friends that are located in that area. You can view their photos, read their profiles and see what they are interested in for FREE. If you would like to contact the Friend, you must register to become a member of RentAFriend.com by paying a small membership fee. Once you become a registered Member, you can instantly contact all of the Friends on RentaFriend.com.




Uber
https://www.uber.com/

Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in hundreds of cities today, Uber's rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer. As of March 26, 2015, the service was available in 55 countries and more than 200 cities worldwide. Since Uber's launch, several other companies have emulated its business model, a trend that has come to be referred to as "Uberification". Wikipedia Page




Udemy
https://Udemy.com/

Our mission is to help anyone learn anything. We're the world's online learning marketplace, where 6 million+ students are taking courses in everything from programming to yoga to photography–and much, much more. Each of our 25,000+ courses is taught by an expert instructor, and every course is available on-demand, so students can learn at their own pace, on their own time, and on any device. We serve a huge, global community of students and instructors and we're growing every day. 6,000,000+ students, 25,000+ courses, 14,000+ instructors, 20,000,000+ course enrollments, 5,000,000+ Minutes of Video Content, 80+ Course Languages. Wikipedia Page




ZOZI
https://ZOZI.com/

Enriching lives through experience. From adventure to rejuvenation, ZOZI turns daydreams into reality. ZOZI Advance® is the fastest growing web-based bookings, payments and customer management software for tour, activity and event businesses. ZOZI.com® helps people discover and book thousands of activities and getaways, and get the gear they need to Get Out There™. ZOZI has nearly 5 million customers, and thousands of businesses trust ZOZI Advance across 50 countries to power their passions.




Apprentus
https://Apprentus.com/

Apprentus is the best way to find high-quality teachers in hundreds of different subjects. From math tutoring to yoga, our mission is to provide thousands of searchable and bookable classes. Find The Right Teacher For You. Your search for the right teacher starts with the subject you'd like to learn. Search results will update when you change the location or move the map. Use the filters on the left side of the search results page to narrow your search. Filter by price, class location, age, experience and more. Use all the tools at your disposal to find your perfect teacher. Reviews, experience, verification, photos, location and more help you evaluate and find the teacher that's right for you.




BookMooch
http://BookMooch.com/

BookMooch is a community for exchanging used books. BookMooch lets you give away books you no longer need in exchange for books you really want. Give & receive: Every time you give someone a book, you earn a point and can get any book you want from anyone else at BookMooch. Once you've read a book, you can keep it forever or put it back into BookMooch for someone else, as you wish. No cost: there is no cost to join or use this web site: your only cost is mailing your books to others. Points for entering books: you receive a tenth-of-a-point for every book you type into our system, and one point each time you give a book away. In order to keep receiving books, you need to give away at least one book for every two you receive. Help charities: you can also give your points to charities we work with, such as children's hospitals (so a sick kid can get a free book delivered to their bed), Library fund, African literacy, or to us to thank us for running this web site . Wikipedia Page




eBay
http://eBay.com/

eBay delivers one of the world's largest online marketplaces to customers via any connected device, connecting people with the things they need and love. With 157 million active buyers globally, eBay is one of the world's largest online marketplaces, where practically anyone can buy and sell practically anything. Founded in 1995, eBay connects a diverse and passionate community of individual buyers and sellers, as well as small businesses. Their collective impact on ecommerce is staggering, and approximately 800 million items are listed on eBay. Wikipedia Page




Expertbids
https://Expertbids.com/

Get your legal and accounting work done by the right expert. The right expert comes from a combination of many things: price, experience, education, license(s), practice area(s), location, reputation and more. We provide you this information so you can select the right expert. From there, complete the process online and get your legal and accounting needs done!




Gazelle
https://Gazelle.com/

We pay cash for used gadgets. Then we send them on their way to a fresh life with new owners, easy as that. Gazelle is simple, it's green, and it works for everyone. How did we get here? The Gazelle story began with the realization that if you can trade in a used car why can't you trade in a used phone. A new business, and a new way to reuse consumer electronics, was born. Gazelle opened its doors in 2007 and began pioneering this new idea we call reCommerce. We launched Gazelle.com in 2008 offering a simple online trade­-in service, with instant quotes and free shipping, and things really began to take off. In 2014, we launched a store to sell Certified pre-owned devices, giving consumers a great alternative to buying new smart devices. Today, Gazelle is the nation's leading consumer electronics trade­in site and a leading e-commerce site where you can buy Certified pre-owned devices. We've handled more than 2 million consumer devices and paid out more than $200 million for items people no longer needed. Our team has grown, with our headquarters in Boston and operations facilities in Kentucky.
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Kitchit
https://www.kitchit.com/

Choose a menu: Gather your friends and choose from seasonal, chef-crafted menus. Meet your chef: Your personal chef brings ingredients, cooks, serves, and even cleans up! Relax and eat! Enjoy the quality and convenience of a restaurant in the comfort of home.




RelayRides
https://relayrides.com/

Unlike traditional car rental services, RelayRides neither owns the vehicles nor maintains them. Rather, they are offering a platform for car owners and renters to connect generating scalability and lower pricing." They provide a platform that tracks the cars and matches prospective borrowers to car owners. People who wish to profit from their cars while they're not being used can register the cars online to be borrowed by other RelayRides members. To make the car available, a car owner that has signed up for RelayRides signs onto the network and states the time and place where the car will be available. A member who wishes to borrow a car will reserve a specific time slot for the car online, and pays for the amount of time they signed up for. Wikipedia Page




Sidecar
http://www.side.cr/

Driven by everyday people. Riders, drivers and employees -- together, we're on a mission to transform transportation by building a more affordable, accessible way to get where you're going. Sidecar is building the largest transportation marketplace powered by everyday people. The company offers three services: Sidecar, a ride app which connects riders with everyday drivers in their personal vehicle; Sidecar Shared Rides, a discounted instant carpooling app; and Sidecar Deliveries, a breakthrough innovation that combines people and packages for the fastest and lowest cost same-day delivery solution. Sidecar is currently available in ten U.S. markets and has completed millions of rides. Wikipedia Page




SideTour
https://SideTour.com/

SideTour is an online marketplace for experiences that help you explore your city. Find handpicked activities, tours, and memorable things to do, all hosted by talented local people. SideTour is all about trying something new and seeing the world through the eyes of others. Our community is full of talented, fascinating, and passionate people. Each SideTour host is screened to ensure every experience is memorable. Whether you're looking for one-of-a-kind dining, a tour of a city's secrets, or something a little adventurous, you'll find an amazing way to experience it on SideTour. Bring your friends, co-workers, and families along for the ride. Or come by yourself and meet a new group of amazing people who enjoy the same things you do.




Artsicle.com
http://Artsicle.com/

Artsicle is making it easy to discover new artists you'll love around the world & to share your creations. Artists who can't imagine being anything but an artist, who put their souls into their artwork everyday. Artists who create - and deserve to earn a living. We believe artists are valuable members of our community and work to support them. Original art. Art that sparks conversation, brings us joy, makes us think, and brings us closer together as people. We don't mean visiting art in a local museum - we mean right there, on your walls. In your home, and in your office. Because living with art improves our lives, everyday.




DesksNear.Me
https://DesksNear.Me/

We are changing the way people work around the world. Our platform allows anyone to list and book workspace anywhere, any time. From Barcelona to Berlin, Rome to Rotterdam; the world is your workplace. We offer two types of services. First, we help professionals easily find work spaces within businesses that have unused, spare space to share. Using our platform, guests can search thousands of spaces around the world, in businesses of all sizes. Private desks and offices, conference rooms, and a variety of other work spaces can be easily booked for hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly use, both online and via our mobile app. We are also a marketplace for businesses that want to list spare space. Using our platform, they can reduce overhead, expand networks, and access tools to easily manage space rental and guests.




FreeCycle
https://FreeCycle.org/

The Freecycle Network is made up of 5,255 groups with 8,806,728 members around the world. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers (them's good people). Membership is free. To sign up, find your community by entering it into the search box above or by clicking on 'Browse Groups' above the search box. Have fun! Wikipedia Page




Glovico
http://Glovico.org/

Bored by learning languages in school without much progress? Learn another language with a native speaker and do good at the same time. Whether you are interested in Spanish, French or Arabic or you want to learn something as exotic as Tagalog, Burmese or Pashto, our teachers fit their lessons to your needs! You can find a complete list of the languages that we offer at the bottom of the page. The money you spend improves the lives of teachers in Africa, Asia and Latin America. And to make it really easy for you your first lesson is on us and we offer a total satisfaction guarantee.




Livemocha
http://Livemocha.com/

Livemocha is committed to creating a world in which every human being is fluent in multiple languages. As the world's largest online language learning community, Livemocha fuses traditional learning methods with online practice and interaction with native language speakers from around the world. Livemocha delivers an unparalleled learning experience that promises conversational fluency. Since launching in 2007, the Livemocha community has grown to over 16 million members from over 195 countries, highlighting the international demand for an engaging and collaborative approach to language learning. Livemocha was purchased by Rosetta Stone in 2013. Wikipedia Page




OurGoods
https://OurGoods.org/

We are a barter network for the creative community. Our members trade skills, spaces and objects to get their work done without money. OurGoods supports the production of new work through barter, because resource sharing is the paradigm of the 21st century. OurGoods is a scaleable, local initiative and part of the growing landscape of alternative models of exchange in art, design, and culture. OurGoods is specifically dedicated to the barter of creative skills, spaces, and objects. It is a community of cultural producers matching "needs" to offered "haves." OurGoods helps independent projects get done.




ServiceVines
http://ServiceVines.com/

ServiceVines is the group effort of several business and technical guys who've worked with a wide broad range of service providers over the years. We understand that in the age of instant information, customers need a better way to hire and we're passionate about meeting those needs through constant feedback and improvement. This company is the product of The Founder Institute, one of the top technology startup incubators in the world. We've developed many successful websites and mobile applications prior to ServiceVines and worked with countless small/medium-sized businesses to arrive here.




Share My Storage
http://ShareMyStorage.com/

A social marketplace that brings together two different groups of people; those who have spare space and those who need spare space for storage. To put it simply, we're here to add a dash of common sense to the self-storage industry. Sharemystorage.com is not simply about finding better self-storage; it's part of a new consumer phenomenon! We're now a member of an ever-growing family of online services, which has been designed to help everyday people come together to share all manner of skills and resources - and build communities too.




Skillshare
http://Skillshare.com/

Skillshare is a learning community for creators. You'll have access to our online classes that you can watch on your own time, and you'll get to collaborate with our vibrant and active community on student projects. We believe that everyone is creative, and that giving people tools to harness their creative power has the potential to change lives for the better. Not creativity defined as an artist but creativity defined as a mindset, as a mental toolkit, as a set of building blocks, as a way of solving problems, and as a means to live a more interesting life. That's why our mission is to unlock the world's creativity. Doing so helps people live adventurously and create really great things. We're dismantling the traditional barriers to learning so that anyone, anywhere in the world, can learn whatever they set their minds to.




Social Bicycles
http://SocialBicycles.com/

Social Bicycles can be found in cities and at universities, corporate campuses and residential properties. Find and reserve a bicycle from a web browser or mobile device. Don't have internet access? You can also make a reservation directly from the keypad interface on the bike. Once you make a reservation, just enter your 4-digit personal PIN-code to unlock the bicycle. Park the bicycle at a hub location or any bicycle rack in the system area. Share your mapped rides and statistics, including miles traveled, CO2 reduced, calories burned, and money saved versus driving.




Sparkbox Toys
https://sparkboxtoys.com/

For a monthly fee, you receive a box of toys shipped directly to your home…and when you're done, you simply return them with free shipping. The most rapid physical, emotional and mental growth takes place during a child's first 5 years of life. At each stage of this development period a child needs different kinds of stimulation. SPARKBOX's variety and expert team ensure access to different kinds of toys and different play strategies. Research on the benefits of play is universal. It is the very fuel children use to explore the world, develop their mind, relate to others, solve problems, acquire skills and gain confidence in themselves. Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children. Through play, a child's learning, development, exploration and creativity multiply exponentially. We believe, the essence of a happy childhood is every child's natural drive to discover the world through play.




TechShop
http://TechShop.ws/

TechShop is a vibrant, creative community that provides access to tools, software and space. You can make virtually anything at TechShop. Come and build your dreams! TechShop is a playground for creativity. Part fabrication and prototyping studio, part hackerspace and part learning center, TechShop provides access to over $1 million worth of professional equipment and software. We offer comprehensive instruction and expert staff to ensure you have a safe, meaningful and rewarding experience. Most importantly, at TechShop you can explore the world of making in a collaborative and creative environment. Each of our facilities includes laser cutters, plastics and electronics labs, a machine shop, a wood shop, a metal working shop, a textiles department, welding stations and a waterjet cutter. Members have open access to design software, featuring the entire Autodesk Design Suite. Huge project areas with large work tables are available for completing projects and collaborating with others. Free coffee and fresh popcorn are always available for your enjoyment. We also offer a number of experience-driven corporate events developed specifically to bring teams together and engage them in the act of making. Wikipedia Page




Urban Garden Share
http://UrbanGardenShare.org/

There is limited green space for food and flowers in this place we call the urban jungle. Matching homeowners (with garden space) to gardeners (with experience) is the perfect solution for cultivating both food production and community. Condo and apartment dwellers are faced with containers or p-patches as their only prospects for vibrant gardens. Homeowners can be overwhelmed by yet-another-garden-project. Together, we make a great team. Urban Garden Share pairs together eager gardeners with eager gardens. When neighbors come together and co-operatively grow food, dirt flies and good things happen. Dig it.




Vayable
https://vayable.com/

Go around the world in eighty bites with an underground ethnic food journey in Queens. Cast yourself in your own photography exhibit in the hidden streets of Paris. Fish with a Fijian king on your own private island. We live in a beautiful world with amazing people. Anything is possible. Vayable is changing the way people experience the world. Vayable's mission is to become the global platform for real-life experiences. We are enabling locals to use their time and knowledge to earn a living by generating new sources of income, while creating a better world where people can experience richer, more meaningful lives.




Zilok
http://us.zilok.com/

Zilok.com is an online marketplace that allows individuals and professionals to list any kind of items for rent, so that anyone can rent them. Zilok shows listings of all the items for rent in a given location along with their price, conditions and available dates, conveniently mapped around the location of the user. Zilok is currently the only website that provides this kind of online service for locating anything that you want to rent. For professionals in the rental market: Boost your business visibility through a user-friendly and widely used website. Access a powerful and flexible online reservation service for your products. Manage online and cost-efficiently your inventory and business. Get new clients and improve your bottom line. For everyone: Find whatever you need, whenever you need it, wherever you are in our one-stop rental platform. Access new fun and useful goods and discover new activities. Make money out of your closet and garage Rent anything you can possibly imagine, not just apartments and cars! Do it all quickly, safely and cost-effectively.




AnyHire
http://AnyHire.com/

What is AnyHire.com A global hire & rental hub; A peer-to-peer hire website; A search engine for hire & rental items; The single online place to visit when you need to hire anything, anywhere you are! In one sentence we are like eBay but for hiring stuff. Anyone, businesses and private individuals alike can list their items on AnyHire.com for free. AnyHire.com has been designed from its inception as a global service aimed to simplify many aspects of item renting starting with the ability to use a powerful and fast location based search for finding items for hire using a unified user interface, through allowing both the item owners as well as their customers to manage their quotation requests and bookings to making single agregated payments to multiple providers at the same time. And there is much more!




BookRenter
https://BookRenter.com/

Like most students, BookRenter founder Colin Barceloux was frustrated with the high cost of textbooks, paying over $500 each quarter while at Santa Clara University. To help pay for textbooks (and other necessities like beer, food, and clothes), he worked as a campus mailman, and noticed a large number of discarded textbooks around campus. There were even huge stacks of books on the bookstore's "Zero Value Table," containing books that the bookstore wouldn't buy back. To Colin, something seemed wrong with the fact that a book's value could drop from $100 to $0 in a few months. He started to collect all these unwanted books, and sold them online to students around the country. He realized that the practice of buying a book, using it, and selling it is really just a textbook rental, and the idea behind the company was born. After working at a few other companies, Colin teamed up with two Santa Clara engineers Chris Williams and Philippe Huibonhoa to start BookRenter. Wikipedia Page




Floqq
http://Floqq.com/

Our vision is to generate employment by providing useful life-long learning. Floqq is aiming at democratising continuous education by empowering people to learn and teach what matters to them. In order to succeed in a fast-changing business world, there is a growing need to acquire the skills that are currently demanded by companies, but not provided by traditional academic education. On our community marketplace you can find compact courses with practical orientation, taught by experts from the business world who are passionate to share their knowledge and experience with you. By selecting from a range of skill-oriented course units you can compile your continuous education according to your interests and needs and build your own professional brand. Take charge of your future and live up to your potential!




JustPark
https://JustPark.com/

Search: Wherever. Whenever. From half an hour to half a year, we know that journeys come in all shapes and sizes. Find cheap parking Book: Just pick the parking space that suits you best - we'll reserve it there and then. Voila: peace of mind. Parking peace of mind Park: Park your vehicle. Carry on with your day. No time for a parking headache and no time wasted driving in circles. Wikipedia Page




Prosper
https://Prosper.com/

Prosper is America's first peer-to-peer lending marketplace, with more than 2 million members and over $2,000,000,000 in funded loans. Prosper allows people to invest in each other in a way that is financially and socially rewarding. On Prosper, borrowers list loan requests between $2,000 and $35,000 and individual lenders invest as little as $25 in each loan listing they select. Prosper handles the servicing of the loan on behalf of the matched borrowers and investors. Wikipedia Page




Rover
https://Rover.com/

Rover.com connects dog parents with a nationwide network of dog lovers for hire, offering in-home dog boarding, dog sitting, and dog walking. Founded on the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the unconditional love of a dog, Rover makes it easy for dog parents throughout the U.S. to find sitters who will treat their dog like family. Stays are booked on Rover every minute of every day, and more than 92 percent of the population lives within a short drive of one of Rover's 25,000 sitters. Ninety-five percent of reviewed stays have received a perfect five-star rating. In addition to connecting pet parents with sitters, the Rover platform offers complimentary premium insurance for all services booked through Rover, 24/7 customer support and vet consultation, mobile apps, photo sharing, videos of stay highlights, and sitter background checks. Wikipedia Page




Swap.com
https://Swap.com/

The online consignment sales model lets item owners get more value for their items while combining the convenience and enjoyment of online shopping with the effortlessness of getting rid of items at a local thrift or consignment store. For buyers, Swap.com offers great prices, which are typically 50-95% off retail. Swap.com offers its customers... Unbeatable low prices (50-95% off retail); Excellent customer service (see what our customers say about us); Best value for the unneeded items (see what our sellers earn); Huge selection of kids' items, women's apparel and maternity wear. Wikipedia Page




YardShare
http://YardShare.com/

Welcome to YardShare! We are a community of DIY homeowners and landscaping experts who share our yards to inspire others. Shared yards include landscaping ideas, garden ideas, and design ideas for many other features such as outdoor kitchens, decks, and fountains. We hope you enjoy what you find and it inspires your own yard projects. Start by browsing yard photos for ideas and reading our yard ideas blog, then consider sharing your yard to inspire others!












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