Ever met someone who was working on an app that was described as “like Uber, but for whatever”? You might find their app here. If you’re working on your own app that’s like Uber, but for something else, you may want to get in touch with The Sharing Hub, which is an accelerator for these types of startups.
Otherwise if you’re just looking for opportunities to make money off Uber alternatives, Airbnb alternatives and the like… You’ve come to the right place.
What is the sharing economy / gig economy?
If you’ve heard about this gig economy stuff but don’t know what it is… It’s quite simple. There are two parts for something to be a part of the sharing or gig economy:
- An online platform that connects the buyer with a seller or service provider
- The seller or service provider isn’t an employee of the platform, they just use the platform to connect with the buyers
WANT TO BE YOUR OWN BOSS?
You’ve come to the right place. Here’s is a list of all the Australian (and international companies available to Aussies) peer-to-peer/sharing/gig economy apps and websites we could find. There are are tonne of options for you to become a serial gigapreneur. It’s like being a serial entrepreneur… Only 3.0.
Have we missed something? Hit us up on @BestFindAU. Did we list your company but didn’t give you a witty enough description? Hit us up on @BestFindAU.
To make things easier, we’ve categorised the gig economy websites by what you have to do.
GET PEOPLE AROUND
Airly – Fly people in your jet. Need some petrol money for your flight back from Melbourne to Sydney? Offer a lift back to some high-flying randoms.
GoCatch – Drive people around. GoCatch is a nationwide taxi booking platform and the country’s first locally-owned ridesharing app, offering new options for drivers and passengers across Australia.
Hop – Drive people around. Start driving for HOP and earn up to $35/hr using a Hertz rental car.
Share Ur Ride – Rideshare/carpool. Carpool and earn some money.
Shebah – Drive women around. Shebah is Australia’s first and only active all-female rideshare service getting women and children where they need to go.
Uber – Drive people around. It’s like Uber for driving people around.
Thinking of driving people around? Need a new set of wheels? Compare some car loans.
Channel 40 – Freight stuff. Fastest and most advanced freight management transport platform that connects freight owners and truck drivers. Moving heavy haulage, machinery, loads for trucks, tractors, shipping containers in Sydney, Melbourne and Australia-wide.
Deliveroo – Deliver food. Awesome food, delivered!
Foodora – Deliver food. Bringing good food into your everyday.
Menulog – Deliver food. Menulog has recently partnered with an innovative new food delivery start-up, Drive Yello. This exciting partnership allows Menulog to provide a delivery service for restaurants who do not currently have their own delivery fleet
UberEATS – Deliver food. UberEATS is the easy way to get the food you love delivered. Take trips for a few hours in the mornings, every night, or just on weekends—it’s up to you. You are your own boss and you can choose when and how much you work.
Wrappli – Deliver advertising /Be a driving billboard. Wrappli is an outdoor advertising platform that allows everyday Aussie drivers to earn up to $600 a month by wrapping their cars in brands.
Zoom2U – Deliver stuff. Zoom2u is a courier marketplace designed to connect you with customers looking to have their parcel delivered throughout Australia.
RENT YOUR STUFF OUT
Car Next Door – Rent your car. Car Next Door is an Australian company that facilitates peer-to-peer car rental, a system by which individuals may rent privately owned vehicles on an hourly or daily basis to other registered users of the service.
Camplify – Rent your camper. Hire the perfect caravan, campervan, motorhome or camper trailer for your holiday. Camplify connects RV owners with holidaymakers, sharing the joy of camping.
Kinder Share – Rent baby equipment. With Kindershare it has just become easier finding baby equipment in your local community or when you next travel.
The Volte – Rent your clothes. Borrow and lend designer fashion delivered to your door.
Tools Mates Hire – Rent your tools. ToolMates Hire is a peer-to-peer tool hiring and renting platform for people to share their tools from the comfort of their own homes.
DO PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES FOR PEOPLE
Airtasker – Do stuff for people offline. Airtasker is a trusted community marketplace for people and businesses to outsource tasks, find local services or hire flexible staff in minutes – online or on your mobile.
Better Caring – Care for the elderly and disabled. Better Caring is an online marketplace enabling people who are ageing, or those with a disability, to customise their own care and support.
Blys – Massage people. Massages – delivered fast to your home, hotel or office.
Class Bento – Teach stuff (in Sydney). Classbento is the place to discover and book fun classes in Sydney.
Food by Us – Cook food. A food sharing website that connects Buyers with local Makers of quality delicious food. Through FoodByUs you can order from super talented everyday people who just love to cook, bake and create.
Helpling – Clean for people.
Home Time – Clean Airbnb properties. Airbnb property management for Australian homes.
Mad Paws – Babysit pets. Find a personal, pet minder to love your pet when you’re not around.
OneFlare – Do stuff for people offline. Answer a few simple questions about your job to receive competitive quotes. Up to three experts will respond with a detailed quote and a link to their profile.
Paw Shake – Babysit pets. Find a trusted pet sitter in your community.
Pet homestay – Babysit pets. Designed to connect pet owners with trusted pet sitters across Australia, we offer 24/7 personalised care for your loved animals, whether for a long term holiday or just a day or two.
Squaddle – Work in hospitality. Squaddle is an App that provides a peer to peer marketplace for short-term hospitality resources on-demand. The app offers businesses a simple, fast and convenient solution to source skilled independent resources that are rated by peers.
Rende.vu – Provide sexy time. NSFW.
Side Kicker – Work on short notice. The fastest way to find temporary staff when you need them.
Stellar – Do stuff for people offline. Stellar Home is an online platform that connects customers with trusted home service professionals.
The Right Fit – Model / be an extra. The Right Fit are a 2-sided marketplace for creative talent, having everything from models, actors, influencers, photographers, hair & makeup artists and more.
Talent loop – Share your talents? TalentLoop is an online marketplace which simplifies the sharing of talent with other like-minded organisations, in an easy and secure fashion.
Urban you – Do stuff for people offline. Friendly, experienced cleaners and gardeners available on your schedule.
Wipe Hero – Wash cars. WipeHero brings the carwash to you, wherever you are, using our very own developed waterless technology.
ZenNow – Massage people. ZenNow deliver Australia’s top mobile massage therapists direct to your doorstep.
RENT YOUR PLACE (& SPACE) OUT
Airbnb – Rent your place. Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone or tablet. Consider a home improvement loan to jazz your place up. Don’t have a place to rent out? Consider a home loan.
Altspc – Rent your office & event space. We’re an online space sharing platform that connects freelancers, start-ups and small businesses with spare space within existing businesses.
Cookitoo – Rent commercial kitchens. Cookitoo is an online marketplace where food professionals can list, search and book unused kitchen space in their area.
Divvy Parking – Rent your parking spot. Divvy Parking connects you to hundreds of parking bays in buildings all around you, for less. Book your own reserved bay in a few easy steps.
Home Away – Rent your place. Like Airbnb but different.
Just Park – Rent your parking spot. Just park it over there bro.
Melbourne Home Stay – Host students. Find and list Melbourne homestay accommodation the easy way.
Spacer – Rent your space. Spacer, the Marketplace for space (car space, storage space, etc).
Spacelli – Rent your space. Search and rent self-storage with a neighbour and save.
Stayz – Rent your place. Stayz, based in Sydney, Australia, is the leader in holiday rentals with over 40,000 properties domestically. Stayz allows guests to search and compare a wide variety of amazing holiday rentals across the country.
Rubber Desk – Rent your office space. Get paid sharing your spare office space with businesses and professionals.
LEND MONEY (IT’S CALLED, PEER-TO-PEER LENDING)
Big Stone – Lend money to businesses. Fund creditworthy businesses and build your own loan portfolio.
Harmoney – Lend money to individuals. Harmoney is Australasia’s leading marketplace lending website.
MoneyPlace – Lend money to individuals. MoneyPlace uses marketplace lending to connect wholesale investors with credit worthy borrowers looking for personal loans through a simple, online process.
RateSetter – Lend money to businesses & individuals. RateSetter has more lenders than any other Australian P2P lender. RateSetter connects investors who want a better rate on their money with creditworthy businesses and individual who want a simple, competitive loan.
SocietyOne – Lend money to individuals. SocietyOne provide simple, investor funded personal loans with low rates based on your good credit history.
Thin Cats – Lend money to businesses. ThinCats Australia is an online marketplace for secured business loans to Australian companies.
eBay – sell stuff online. Does it really need an introduction?
Etsy – sell your crafts. An online market place for the “creative types” who still actually make stuff with their own hands.
Gumtree – sell stuff online. Australia’s local marketplace. Buy, sell & find almost anything.
CLICK YOUR MOUSE (FREELANCE/ONLINE WORK)
99Designs Australia– Do stuff for people online. 99Design is #1 marketplace for graphic design, including logo design, web design and other design contests.
Design Crowd – Design stuff for people online. Custom design marketplace.
Fiverr – Do stuff for people online. Sell your services to millions of people all over the world from $5.
Freelancer – Do stuff for people online. Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and projects.
Freelance Marketplace – Do stuff for people online (and offline). Freelance-Market is the marketplace for all Australian contractors and clients. You do not need to register, just select the most suitable contractor directly – free and in seconds!
OzLance – Do stuff for people online. Connecting you with Australian Freelancers.
UpWork – Do stuff for people online. Pretty slick and popular freelance website.
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