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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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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




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




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.




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




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




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.




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.




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




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.




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




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.




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




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.












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