A sampling of notes intended to bring an understanding to the world of work. In my efforts to search for the meaning of work life balance I became interested in making connections with other friends or colleagues who have an insatiable curiosity and a zest for life. People with fun loving attitudes and generous friends make life more worth living.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
INCREASE INCOME: Explore ways using the Sharing Economy
The “sharing economy,” built around the sharing of human and physical resources. The shift is away from ownership and gives people the ability to share access to products and services. This is not a new idea, actually Craigslist is one of the first websites to adapt this concept.
If you own a car, develop a collective collabrative network of friends willing to share the car. You leave the idea of ownership behind you and move into the idea of sharing. Exploring ways to increase income, you can rent your car out if when you travel using airflight. The car sits in the airport parking lot. It sits in the parking lot while you work, or in the park-in-ride if you commute, or in your driveway if you work at home. While you are sleeping it is can be rented as well.
FlightCar lets people parking at the airport rent out their vehicles while they’re traveling so plan ahead before you get on the plane. Someone can use your car while you are traveling.
Uber and Craigslist are part of the sharing economy. Uber-X competes with the cab companies, and if you have free time you can give someone a lift for cash.
Baro’s platform gives you a way to easily exchange money for borrowing and lending things.