Sharing Economy – The Traveling Dutchman

Sharing Economy – The Traveling Dutchman

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I’m always on the lookout for new ways to create extra income on platforms that allow you to work from anywhere in the world. I recently started selling an Airbnb Listing Check service on Fiverr, one of the largest online market places for professional services. Read more

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

Rob used to be a graphic designer, doing various poorly paid jobs for various people, but that’s all he knew about. He was really in a rat. Then the internet came along and he build his site trying to find more jobs for his graphic design.

Rob currently travels the world while working on his laptop, making over $4000 a month on a platform called Udemy.Read more

Huzefa Kapadia is a former attorney who now makes a living tutoring math on Wyzant. Huzefa, who has no background or education in teaching, charges $120 per hour for his services and derives the majority of his income from the platform. When he started, he had no experience in tutoring and no existing clients. Read more

The year 2015 is the year of Udemy for me. My goal is to have ten courses live by January 1st 2016. My secondary goal is to make $10,000 of my courses by the same date. Although I prefer to set goals in terms of things that I can control, I wanted to add a financial goal to this challenge to keep me focussed. Read more

I’ve hosted over 150 groups of guests in my apartment in Amsterdam on Airbnb. One things that keeps surprising me is that almost none of my former guests have asked for a discount before making the booking. A big mistake, if saving money is something that you value.Read more

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

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

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