You may not even realize that you’re participating in the sharing economy. But whether you buy used instead of new, use Uber instead of a taxi, buy on Etsy, or share a co-working space, you are part of it. And the “providers” of those shared goods (the Uber driver or Etsy seller, for example) are self-employed freelancers making large portions of their income from sharing gigs.
For freelancers, sharing goods and services cuts personal costs and supports fellow independent workers. Win-win!
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