What is the sharing economy?
Updated: Sep 19, 2018
It’s an ecosystem that’s formed around a collective movement to
… own less & borrow more
… engage with individuals (instead of big corporations)
… open ourselves up to new experiences, new places, and personal connection
… and, be our own boss. Some call this “peer to peer”. We can work directly with our customers, on our own terms, do what we love, AND make a living at it.
You may already be engaged in the Sharing Economy. Airbnb, Uber, Etsy?
Instead of booking a hotel room you can stay in someone’s house. Instead of calling a car service, you can catch a ride on-demand with someone in their personal car. Instead of going to a department store, someone will personally hand make you a sweater in whatever color and size you ask for.
These are the really big guys – just the tip of the iceberg. There are thousands across the globe applying this “peer to peer” concept to everything you can think of. You haven’t heard of them? Well, there in lies the problem. But, we’ll get to that later!
Here’s the bottom line… The sharing economy connects us. You don’t have to pour all of your money into buying stuff. You don’t need a friend in every place you want to visit for an authentic trip. The weekly routine doesn’t have to be routine. You can make money on your stuff when you’re not using it. You can turn your passion and skills into a business.
I am constantly impressed with sharing providers’ vision and innovation. The Sharing Economy is a game changer. But, it needs to be more accessible, integrated, and sustainable.
That is what Sharemrkt has set out to do.