Sharing Economy

Barqo: The Airbnb For Boats

They say if it flies or floats, renting is cheaper. Boats are expensive assets that are typically only used occasionally. In addition, the carrying costs are also high. Insurance costs, marina fees and maintenance expenses add up. As a consequence, renting is often a cheaper option. And that just got a lot easier thanks to boat sharing platform Barqo.

I recently spoke with co-founder Floris van Hoogenhuyze to find out what this platform is all about.Read more

Meal Sharing, Dog Sitting and Other New Sharing Economy Concepts

The sharing economy has been around for a while, but awareness is still very low. According to Jonathan Millenhald (CMO of Airbnb), awareness for Airbnb is still less than 1%, even though the company is the second highest peer-to-peer platform valued at $17B.

There are many small platforms that offer many other opportunities for anyone to make some extra side money. You could be a cook, a dog sitter or tour guide.Read more

Teaching and Tutoring in the Sharing Economy

Every human being on this planet has skills and knowledge that is valuable to others and therefore can be monetized by becoming a teacher or tutor. Most people don't realize this.

They think that to be a teacher you have to have a university degree, be an expert in your field or know everything there is to know about a subject. This notion prevent people from taking action and reaching their full potential. Read more

How to Monetize your Car in the Sharing Economy

The second most expensive asset that most people have is a car. Cars are generally used in a very inefficient way. This study shows that cars are parked 95% of the time. That's right, for every hour that passes cars are on the road for 3 minutes and doing nothing but taking up space for 57 minutes.

Isn't that crazy? Think about how much precious space all these vehicles are taking up in cities like New York, San Francisco, London, Paris and so forth. Another way to look at this is that if we can find an efficient way to share our cars, only 1 in 20 people that own a car now would have to own one! Read more

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