Back in January I shared some thoughts on the sharing – also referred to as the peer-to-peer or gig – economy. The People Who Share website has a pretty good description:
The Sharing Economy is a socio-economic ecosystem built around the sharing of human and physical resources. It includes the shared creation, production, distribution, trade and consumption of goods and services by different people and organizations.
To that I would add this sharing is facilitated and made possible by the Internet and various applications. Increasingly, individuals are reaching out to each other through the Internet where sites and apps connect people seeking services with sellers of those services.
For a nice visual, this infographic from SelfStorage.com breaks down the nuts and bolts of the gig economy.
Courtesy of SelfStorage.com