STAY IN STYLE: AIRBNB has more than two million listings of accommodation available worldwide.
STAY IN STYLE: AIRBNB has more than two million listings of accommodation available worldwide.

Join the sharing economy to bolster your income

IF YOU are looking for ways to increase your income, the 'sharing economy' could be the perfect answer.

From making money renting out your house or a spare room, to charging a fee to drive people from A to B as an Uber driver, the new and growing 'sharing economy' trend offers the ability to make some quick cash.

AIRBNB is a peer-to-peer online marketplace and homestay network that enables people to list or rent short-term lodging in residential properties, with the cost of such accommodation set by the property owner. The company receives percentage service fees from both guests and hosts in conjunction with every booking. It has more than two million listings in 34,000 cities and 191 countries.

Website: airbnb.com

CARE is the perfect website to help you to make money if you're experienced in aged care, special needs, a nanny or babysitting or even pets. By joining, you'll broaden your reach and increase your odds of finding the right job at the right time. Care connects families and individuals with great carers to help them with their loved ones.

Website: care.com

EBAY is an online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services. In addition to its auction-style sales, the website has a "Buy It Now” shopping option also.

The website is free to use for buyers, but sellers are charged fees for listing items and when those items are sold.

Website: ebay.com.au

FINDER is a website offering Australians advice from money experts while learning more about your finances and empowering a change for the better. You can compare services from many companies from a variety of industries including: utilities, technology, shopping, travel, money (including loans, trading and funds) and all types of insurance needs.

Website: finder.com.au

UBER gives you the freedom to get behind the wheel when it makes sense for you as your own business. You choose when you drive, where you go and who you pick up. It is also affordable transportation instead of catching a bus, train or taxi if you can share the cost.

Website: uber.com


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