Sharing Economy

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8 Essential Resources For Building a Marketplace Startup

Marketplace startups are popping up at an accelerating rate.’s list of marketplaces numbers almost 10,000 companies around the world. Over 80 new startups joined the list in just the last month.

Often, the founders of these platforms don’t know how to begin or where to learn about building a …

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Is it Possible to Live off the Sharing Economy

In the last ten years, we’ve seen an increase in the number of sharing economy companies. Some big names immediately come to mind like Airbnb and Uber. Many companies have copied the model to great success, connecting gig workers with clients for things like dog walking, grocery shopping, and …

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How to Pay off a Mortgage Faster with the Shared Economy

More than any other recurring expense, people want to be rid of their house payment. So how do you pay off a mortgage faster? Most advice involves structuring a loan a certain way, or thinking through money-saving devices that make mortgage payments less painful. But what about making more …

Is working from home right for you?

Stay at Home Mom Jobs: Picking the Right One

For many, being a stay at home mom (or dad) is an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a common occurrence. The latest Pew Research suggests that about 1 in 5 parents stay at home with children under the age of 18. What’s more, those numbers haven’t varied in the …

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The History of Self Storage: From China to Omaha

To understand the history of self storage, it helps to know where the industry is at today. The self-storage industry is worth close to $38 billion. Suprised? Don’t be. In 2018, there was an estimated $5 billion spent on new storage facility construction, a more than 800% increase from …

Should you rent out your rv?

Is Renting Out Your RV Worth It?

For the price tag, every RV owner wishes they could get just a little bit more about of their purchase. Thanks to companies like Outdoorsy or RVshare, renting out your RV is a great way to make easy, passive income through the shared economy.

If you own an RV, you know …

Neighbor and Airbnb - The Homesharing Duo

Neighbor & Airbnb – The Ultimate Home Sharing Duo

Welcome to the 21st century, where earbuds can translate foreign languages, pens can draw in thin air, and you can make money off an empty closet with the click of a button. (Ok, maybe a few buttons.)

How is this possible? Let me introduce you to home sharing, arguably the …

The Secret of the Internet

This article was originally published in the Spring 2018 edition of Silicon Slopes Magazine.

Reading the Tea Leaves
In 1994, Jeff Bezos left his position as vice-president of a Wall St. firm to do the unthinkable: connect writers and publishers directly to their readers. No middleman. No in-house barista. No fancy displays. …

HOA: The Original Sharing Economy

The New Economy
The sharing economy has taken the world by storm over the last decade:

Airbnb, founded with an air mattress and a living room just nine short years ago, now boasts more rooms than Marriott, Hilton, IHG, Wyndham and Hyatt combined
WeWork, which provides shared office space, now sports …