Report: 83% of Sharing Economy App Users Feel More Connected to their Communities

The “sharing economy” as we recognize it today started to grow and take hold during the Great Recession. Any time you use a peer-to-peer technology platform to acquire, provide, or share goods or services, you’re taking part in the sharing economy. In less techy speak, that means apps like Instacart, Lyft, and Rover — technology that you use to connect with others for the purpose of sharing skills, goods, and services.

The sharing economy has been criticized, especially recently, for its lack of regulation and sometimes unfair labor practices. Much of that criticism is valid, but we don’t see it as a reason to write off the entire sharing economy — instead, we see it as an imperfect system that has the capacity to create a lot of good. In particular, it seems like these apps have the ability to connect people in new ways — we think “sharing community” might even be a more accurate name.

To that end, we surveyed 1,000 Americans about how they use sharing economy apps, their feelings about apps versus traditional services, and how these apps have affected their local economies, personal relationships, and more.

The 5 Best Ways to Make Money on the Road

Neighbor is a peer-to-peer storage company. Hosts can rent extra space around their house like basements, closets, garages, and RV pads to others in their community. For renters, Neighbor is 50% cheaper than traditional self storage.Traveling by RV is a great way to relax and explore the world at …

8 Essential Resources For Building a Marketplace Startup

Marketplace startups are popping up at an accelerating rate. Angel.co’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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 (or RVezy if you’re in Canada), renting out your RV is a great way to make easy, passive income through the shared economy.

If you …

Passive Income Streams 101

Have you ever dreamed of making extra money without actually having to do anything? That’s the basic idea of passive income. Sounds awesome, I know.
What is passive income?
Passive income is income generated from a source in which an individual does not directly participate. This can include assets or investments. …

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 …

Store at My House – How to Host with Neighbor

Neighbor is a really good idea, but how can I make it work?

That’s a super common question. Well, that’s why I’m here, to help you figure out how I got people to come store at my house using Neighbor, allowing me to collect on passive income.

How to List Your Extra Space at …

What If You Rented Out A Mansion On Neighbor?

Is it a good idea to invest in Utah real estate or rent out your home? According to Forbes, Utah county is the 2nd best place to invest in real estate in the United States. Utah county is a small scale example of the Utah housing market and the …

Become A Neighbor Host Today – Make $20-$400/Month

Neighbor’s secure marketplace allows you to make passive income, receive hassle free payments, and we protect your property with a $10,000 Host guarantee. List your unused space with Neighbor in under 5 minutes. Make $20-$400/month with the sharing economy. Being a Neighbor Host grants you exclusive access to a secure …

Working From Home 101 For Beginners

Nearly 43% of working Americans spend some amount of time working from home according to a recent New York Times report. In today’s technological world, the demand for brand ambassadors, customer service representatives and bloggers is booming, and the popularity of 9 to 5 work days is falling. From …

An RV Rental Travel Guide (2018)

Whether you get an RV rental or you own one, it’s always fun to pack up your things and travel cross-country or just in one state if you don’t want to travel too long. There are so many sites to see, lakes to swim in, campfires to build, and bugs …

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. …

Be a DIY Mom – 10 Ways to Make Money From Home

Being a DIY Mom is just awesome.
As a stay-at- home mom, sometimes I find myself trying to figure out ways to make a little extra money. Here are a few DIY things I’ve come up with that take minimal effort and still bring in some extra change.

Etsy or Jane.com
So let’s say …

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 …

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