November 25, 2015

The Shared Economy Wants To Offer You A Flexible Job

What do you know about the shared economy? Maybe you’re more familiar with it being called by a different name like peer-to-peer marketplaces, on-demand services, access economy, or gig economy? Whatever you call it, the shared economy may be the best thing that will ever happen to job seekers.

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Shared economy companies use mobile technology, social trends, and data to connect consumers with providers who perform services. Maybe you’ve heard of Instacart, Uber, TaskRabbit, Postmates, Lyft, AirBnB, Fiverrr, GetAround, or Kickstarter? These are all shared economy companies that are thriving in today’s marketplace. And there are hundreds of other shared economy startups where it’s easy for you to make money on your schedule.

Each company has an app. Download the app, get accepted, check your smartphone, and get to work. As a shared economy worker, your next paycheck could come from making deliveries, offering taxi services, renting a room in your home, doing odd jobs, taking care of your neighbor’s dog, or renting your car. This is a multi-billion dollar niche that includes services like:

The true beauty of the shared economy is that it follows a business model where everyone benefits. Shared economy workers sign up to become micro-entrepreneurs with a shared economy company. Once they are accepted they are free to work as much or as little as they want. The more they work, the more money they will make – but it’s totally flexible!

As a shared economy worker you can work full-time and build your own six figure business or grab a few opportunities to help pay a chunk of your student loans or fund date night. All you have to do is check your smartphone and see what work is available. It’s the ultimate gig for anyone looking for flexibility and work life balance.

Learn More About The Shared Economy

It’s not just the shared economy workers who benefit though. The consumers get on-demand services, in a hassle free, convenient, and affordable package. The shared economy company takes a commission from every transaction to cover their costs, to provide the infrastructure, and to promote the services.

In this  lucrative, global marketplace everyone wins. As a job seeker, this is the perfect combination for success. All you have to do is sign up online and start accepting jobs. Say good-bye to the cubicl and become your own boss.

JobMonkey has an entire section of their website devoted to the Shared Economy. It gets regular updates where you can learn about different companies in this growing niche, how they work, and how much money you can make. Stop by regularly to get the latest info.

Download the apps and start working today.

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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