Making Money from the Sharing Economy

We had so much fun with our fellow sharing economy companies at SXSW, that Sydney Jarod decided to given an overview of this dynamic economic movement There’s a lot of talk online about collaborative consumption and the sharing economy, so let’s discuss these concepts and why companies like RelayRides, Airbnb, TaskRabbit and Lyft are changing...
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RelayRides: the Airbnb of Cars

RelayRides blogger Nicholas Pell talks about one of our favorite sharing economy companies, Airbnb, and discusses how RelayRides is the Airbnb of cars A recent article in Forbes magazine highlighted the rise of the sharing economy, calling it “unstoppable.” And one of the key companies highlighted in the piece was Airbnb, which is currently valued...
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RelayRides Helps Beat the Unemployment Blues

RelayRides blogger Sydney Jarod discusses how to supplement your income during tough economic times with peer-to-peer car sharing marketplaces like RelayRides Times are tough for many Americans. This January the US unemployment rate stayed at 7.9%, an improvement over last January’s terrible numbers, but almost double the unemployment rate of five years ago. Analysts will...
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The Growth of the Sharing Economy

RelayRides blogger Nicholas Pell shares his thoughts on the new economic model that is moving beyond just high-tech early adopter markets and is going global The sharing economy was once restricted to a few early adopter cities and forward-thinking individuals, but now in 2012, it’s a bona fide movement. No longer just in big, hip,...
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Grey Areas in Peer Rental Insurance Begin to Clarify

This is a guest post by Cat Johnson and originally appeared on Sharable Liz Fong-Jones joined car sharing program RelayRides because her car was sitting parked most of the time. An environmentally-minded M.I.T student and one-time Google employee, she saw that by renting it out, she could maximize the car’s use and potentially lessen the...
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