We’ve touched on the shared economy before here at You & Your Money, specifically looking at the ins and outs of Airbnb. But what other ways can you get involved and make a little extra cash (or even a living)?
Housemydog is a handy alternative to traditional kennels. Simply sign up and log in, and you can take advantage of free listings to connect with dog owners around the country. Sitters have control over their profile and prices, and Housemydog also offers support, secure online payments and insurance.
Sharing is caring
You might not make much money from sharing your car, but you could reduce your fuel, toll or parking costs. Carsharing.ie facilitates car sharing across the country – sign up for free to get started.
Find a space
Got a spare space outside your home? Parking can be in high demand, particularly in cities. You can advertise your parking space on services such as Rent.ie or Donedeal.ie – a space in Dublin 2 could net you anywhere between €100 to €300 per month.
Empty (or fill) the fridge
Heading away on holidays and leaving behind a fridge full of food? OLIO is a handy food sharing app that connects you with the hungry hordes. All you have to do is download the app, add a photo, description and a price (unless you’re giving it away for free), along with when and where it can be collected.
Elderhomeshare is a service designed to match senior citizens with vetted prospective renters, providing them with both extra security and companionship, while earning income on a room or part of their home.
Or, if you’ve got a room to share in your flat, EasyRoommate allows you to post free adverts in search of someone to help pay the rent.