The Rise of the Sharing Economy

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The Rise of the Sharing Economy is sponsored by Shareable.net which supports projects that help people share.

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Ready to help save the world?

carWhat can alleviate our economic and environmental problems while building community at the same time? The "sharing economy" is a new economic model based on accessing resources rather than owning them.

Sounds's amazing, but how do I get involved?

It's really simple:

Let's say you need a pickup truck to move some furniture. Your neighbor lends you his truck, and you pay him for the time. Now, extend that model to anything and use web-based social networking to connect with the entire world - not just your neighborhood. That's the sharing economy.

In a sharing economy, anyone can run a small business on the side, and you can have easy access to hundreds of things you never had before -without the financial, environmental, and time cost of ownership.

For our original intro video:  WATCH HERE.

So what's this campaign all about? What's it got to do with me?

For starters, wouldn't you like a stronger local economy, community, and environment?  By helping us mainstream this concept through media, you'll get all that.  

More specifically - we have a whole bunch of great perks lined up for campaign supporters. We think the perks speak for themselves - free driving credit, parking spaces, bikes...  100% of your support comes directly back to you in sharing economy perks.

This article series will help advance the sharing economy by mainstreaming its media coverage

BedTriplePundit and Shareable are teaming up to co-produce an article series on the sharing economy. We believe that one of the most sustainable ways to get widespread prosperity is to increase the volume and diversity of people sharing products and services.

We want to explore how. We decided to crowdsource the funding for this series to prove just how deep the opportunities run in the sharing economy. 

We've teamed up with some of the leading companies in the sharing economy to offer perks - discounts on their services in return for supporting our campaign. It's a win-win...

Here's what we plan to cover: 

  • Case studies on interesting sharing companies
  • How established companies are getting into the game
  • Is sharing an opportunity or a threat for companies that are used to the consumer model? 
  • How sharing can increase economic growth while lowering consumption
  • Government policy - help and hindrance
  • How to scale a sharing economy start-up
  • How to develop a sharing-based business model
  • Is the sharing economy innately sustainable?

And more! The more we raise, the longer the series can go on. We'll keep cranking all through 2013 if you want us to. 

The funds we raise will go to cover paying writers, editors, designers to produce the series. 

Here's what you'll get: 

BikeWe've got a ton of great perks to thank you for your support.

By contributing to the campaign, you will get the opportunity to engage directly with several companies leading the sharing economy movement. For each dollar given, you'll get at least a dollar back from our partners:

  • Rent a car on Wheelz - www.wheelz.com. Wheelz is a car sharing platform that connects people who want to put their cars to work with people who want to rent them
  • Try out a bike at Liquid - www.doliquid.com
  • Catch a ride, save money and meet a new friend on a trip to your favorite destination with Zimride - http://www.zimride.com/
  • Earn money doing nothing when you list your parking spot for rent on Park at my House - www.parkatmyhouse.com ($30 listing upgrade)
  • Fill your wallet with travel money when you rent a room on Flat-Club - www.flat-club.com
  • Rent a car from your neighbour from www.carnextdoor.com.au. Available in Sydney’s eastern suburbs now, and throughout Australia by mid 2013.
  • Dress for success with T's and hoodies from couchsurfing.com
  • Educate yourself on the sharing economy with bestsellers "Share or Die" and "The Mesh"
  • And more! 

Where does the money go?

Journalism is expensive. We've got a pack of writers to take care of, website and design costs, research costs, travel, and in this case quite a bit of marketing overhead.  The big win here isn't just to make our readers smarter, it's to spread the idea of the sharing economy far and wide, bring in new readers, and make sharing mainstream.

The Impact

Many Indiegogo users probably understand the opportunities of the sharing economy already. As leaders in this new economy, this is your chance to bring the message to a wider audience. TriplePundit and Shareable Magazine have a combined readership of over 300,000 readers per month. By exposing our audiences to the stories above, you'll be helping to spread the message far and wide. 

Other Ways You Can Help

Don't forget to tell your friends about the campaign! 

Who are we?

TriplePundit.com is one of the most widely read websites on sustainable business - aka green, responsible, good business that makes a difference in the world. Shareable is the online magazine that tells the story of sharing.  Together we reach more than 300,000 people a month and intend to reach many more with your help!

For our original intro video:  WATCH HERE.

Sharing Economy Team

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$25,602USD
raised by 134 people in 1 month
102% funded
No time left
$25,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on December 6, 2012
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  • $1USD
    Sharing Fan

    A big THANK YOU from us! PLUS, the first 35 who sign up will receive either a $10 voucher for Couchsurfing swag or an e-book of Shareable's collection of essays - Share or Die: Voices of the Get Lost Generation in the Age of Crisis. These are limited quantities so first come, first served.

    30 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $15USD
    Wanderlust

    Park at My House voucher ($30 value) OR Flat-Club voucher ($25 value) - see description at left for perk details.

    17 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $20USD
    Bicycle Lover

    $20 gift certificate from Liquid - rent a bike wherever you travel!

    26 out of 40 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $30USD
    Carpooler OR Aussie Car-Sharer

    Get $30 credit on Zimride for an easy ride to your favorite weekend getaway! OR cruise the down under with $30 credit toward new Austalian car-sharing platform, Car Next Door!

    4 out of 30 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $50USD
    Free Wheeler

    Drive away in style with a $20 driving credit from Wheelz, plus a Wheelz t-shirt (in any size up to XL) [$20], a Wheelz Drink Koozie [$10], and your choice of random other Wheelz goodies (stickers, pens, sweatbands) [$10]

    9 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $90USD
    Trifecta

    The full monty: Park at My House voucher, Flat-Club voucher AND the Free Wheeler value pack from Wheelz. We'll even throw in a signed copy of the book "The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing" to the first 10 takers. Add that up. You know it's a good deal!

    6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $250USD
    Partaker

    Invite to exclusive San Francisco cocktail party: Share (2) drinks with the 3p team on us and a maximum of 12 people to talk about your company or whatever you want. PLUS a copy of Shareable's book: Share or Die PLUS the Trifecta

    3 out of 12 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $500USD
    Professional Sharer

    Your company's name highlighted on the landing page for the series - viewable by thousands of readers - plus 2 posts on the 3p Podium - a platform for companies to share news directly with our 250,000 monthly visitors (Podium is normally $95 per post)

    8 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $950USD
    Associate Sharer

    Your company's logo on the landing page, PLUS a featured Q&A with you in the series. PLUS you'll get all Partaker benefits - our exclusive cocktail party and the Trifecta.

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $2,500USD
    VP of Sharing

    Your company's logo on the landing page, highlighted as one the select few VP's of sharing. PLUS both a featured Q&A AND one featured article or interview on your company written by us, included in the series. PLUS you'll get all Partaker benefits - our exclusive cocktail party and the Trifecta.

    4 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $5,000USD
    Chief Sharer

    Your company's logo and company description at the top of the series landing page - everyone will see how much you believe in the sharing economy. PLUS your logo on every article in the series, right alongside TriplePundit and Shareable. Plus one case study of your company written by us, included in the series. Plus 10 posts on the Podium written by you.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2013
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