Gig Economy in Pre and Post Retirement

share economy image 3With the increase in activity online, there has been a shift from information and entertainment to potential online careers and opportunities to work remotely. It can be hard to determine how credible these jobs prospects and offers are when initially there seemed to be more scams and vague material involved. Like many of these evolving ideas on the internet, there really are some great ideas for earning income, sharing resources, and the flexibility of working remotely.

The ‘Gig’ Economy or Sharing Economy Concept

A gig economy where you can share things you own or services of your choice for a fee you determine at a time that is convenient. Sound too good to be true. It sure used to be, but the internet has changed that. These new business platforms assign a percentage of what your hourly rate or wage is in exchange for connecting you easily to your customers, providing peer and client reviews, and facilitating trust and cooperation for face-to-face interaction.  They break down barriers and connect people to the community while eliminating the pesky billing and marketing tasks of business.

Check out these 20 Gig businesses and their links:

Uber – drive sharing, taxi

Lyft – drive sharing, taxi

Bla Bla Car – carpooling

Relayrides now Turo – rent your vehicle, car sharing

GetAround –  rent your vehicle, car sharing

JustShareIt– rent or share your car, minivan, SUV or camper

AirBnB – home sharing, renting home, room, or a couch

VRBO – short term and last minute vacation rentals

Roomorama  – short term and last minute vacation rentals

DogVacay/CatVacay – in home pet boarding

TaskRabbit –  home services and tasks including troubleshooting appliances, installing light fixtures, assembling furniture, laundry folding, shopping, take-out delivery, etc.

Snapgoods – rent tools, appliances, and equipment like mixers, sewing machines, saws, cameras, instruments

Zilok – rent anything large or small

ParkingPanda – rent parking spaces like your driveway

Skillshare – education and improvement through connected talent

Betterfly – teach a class in home or online, friendly, vetted guys move bulky furniture for reasonable fees

Instacart – grocery delivery

SpinLister-rent outdoor activity equipment, your bike, surfboard, skis, or paddleboard, etc.

Feastly – hosting dinner parties in your home for travelers, more personal and cultural experience

Leave a comment here for others regarding your research into this site or your personal experience!

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