Share the wealth, knowledge, experience and your stuff!
If you couldn’t tell by now, I am very into saving money and I try to find all the ways in which I can do so and still have great and rewarding experiences. This week I would like to share with you the SHARE ECONOMY!
“THE SHARE ECONOMY” There is a new phenomenon beginning thanks to the internet and social networking. No this not another Facebook.., this new social experience is all about business! The share economy or ” collaborative consumption, the sharing economy or the peer economy” is a new social media experience that provides people with services and products from regular everyday people at a low cost.
So lets say you want a place to stay for the weekend in ..Miami, but you can’t afford an expensive hotel. In this instance a website like Airbnb.com would be very helpful for you. This site allows another individual to rent their home, apartment, or room out to you for a lower cost than a hotel. In turn they profit from using their own resource (their home) and you can save a couple hundred dollars staying in a homey atmosphere than generic hotel room. #winwin
For the provider in the share economy, the resources are your own and allow you to make a profit off the items you already own. Or for the user, you can receive a product or service at a cheaper rate than a corporate company would charge you.
There are several sites that also allow you to exchange clothes, rent your car, or lend you internet out at a fee to users at your own fee.
Dogvacay.com is site that offers dogs larding without all the hassle or crowdedness of a dog boarding facility . Users can charge to dog sit, walk, or overnight board a dog in your home for a nightly or day rate. I use this site myself as way to make extra money at my own rate.