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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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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




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.




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.




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




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




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




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




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!




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












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