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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.




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




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.




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.




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




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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