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An era in which individuals can work side-by-side in a shared business
The sharing economy, which began to spread in Silicon Valley in the United States around 2008 after the Lehman shock, has spread all over the world in a blink of an eye and is changing the way society should be.
In Japan as well, the movement to share various things and things such as skills based on individual experience, free time, free space and cars has become active. The difficulty of making money by using the matching platform has decreased, and the number of people doing side jobs has increased significantly.
The global sharing economy market size will be 35 trillion yen in 2025
According to a February 2016 PWC survey, the market was expected to grow from about $ 15 billion in 2013 to $ 335 billion in 2025.
The most famous companies in the sharing economy are probably Airbnb and Uber Technologies.
Launched in the United States in 2008, Airbnb is a platform that connects individuals who want to register and rent private homes and properties as accommodation. As of September 30, 2020, more than 5.6 million inns have been registered in more than 220 countries and territories.
Joe Gebbia, one of the co-founders, said, "I want to fulfill all my travel wishes, vertical integration can complement each other's services. By expanding the ecosystem, we can become bigger." As you said, you can see that we are trying to expand our business to a wider area than just accommodation.
In addition, Uber Technologies Inc., which provides ride-hailing services using private cars and free time owned by ordinary people, was established in 2009 and has sales of approximately 1.5 trillion in 2019.
In 2016, Toyota invested in the company, and German Daimler and BMW also entered the car sharing service, so it seems that the times are moving toward "sharing" rather than "owning".
Active side businesses and entrepreneurs using sharing services
The expansion of the sharing economy will increase the likelihood that people with idle assets such as cars and homes will earn extra income.
Free space sharing where you can rent an empty space or investment property at home on an hourly basis to earn extra income, and car sharing where you can share your car on an hourly basis and earn extra income. And there is vacant parking lot sharing where you can share the parking lot on an hourly basis and earn extra income.
In fact, it is said that Uber Technologies drivers in the United States have many side businesses, and in Southeast Asia and other countries, there are active movements such as using sharing services to start a side business or start a business.
Japan has missed this wave, but even so, as a result of soaring accommodation costs due to a shortage of accommodation facilities due to an increase in foreign tourists, legislation for private lodging is being developed, albeit conditionally.
Share services also appear in the field of software such as knowledge and skills
Assets that can be utilized in the sharing economy are not limited to tangible assets such as cars and homes. There is a growing movement to share intangible assets such as knowledge and skills.
According to estimates by InfoCom Research, out of the revenue of about 1.18 trillion yen earned by domestic share service providers in 2016, about 75 billion yen is related to "skill share", which is a potential market. The scale is estimated to be about 240 billion yen. Koichi Noguchi of PwC Consulting emphasizes that "skill sharing has the greatest growth potential."
VisasQ, which provides spot consulting, provides matching between registered advisors with specialized knowledge and companies seeking knowledge that is not available within the company.
The number of registrants and users is increasing rapidly, and the number of users has increased nearly eight times in August 2016 compared to the same month of the previous year. In addition, there are various users from large companies to small and medium-sized companies.
About 70% of the registrants are office workers, and most of them are 35 to 45 years old. The remuneration that registrants get is about 15,000 yen on average from 5,000 yen to 50,000 yen per hour, and it is said that many people get over 100,000 yen a month.
A service operated by StreetAcademy, Inc. with the vision of "freely and naturally manabi".
More than 50,000 individual-sponsored classrooms and courses, from business skills to hobby lessons, are listed and are used by 33,000 teachers and 510,000 students (as of January 2021).
No qualifications or experience are required to become an instructor, and anyone can use their skills to hold classrooms and workshops and work side-by-side.
We have developed regional pages for 47 prefectures, and it is possible to attract customers closely related to the region. It is possible to hold lectures widely and freely in areas where you live or not.
Instructor registration and course posting are completely free, and only when tuition income is actually generated in the course, 5 to 15% of tuition income is paid to the operator on a performance fee basis.
According to Mr. Takashi Fujimoto, the founder and CEO of StreetAcademy, "It's cool to have such a dual worker who earns extra income by teaching people what he is good at while earning the money necessary for living at a company." The number of people who think that is increasing recently. "
"Coconala" is a "knowledge / skill" sharing service that started operation in 2015.
Since the price range is as low as 500 yen per coin, it creates a more casual atmosphere than the above-mentioned "VisasQ".
The hurdles may be low for both the seller and the buyer, but they may not be very profitable.
It may be inferior in that respect to the famous crowdsourcing such as "Lancers" and "Cloudworks", but on the other hand, basically anything can be sold if it does not violate the guidelines, so ideas and ingenuity Depending on the situation, you may be able to do an interesting side job.
ANYTIMES's "Minna no Service" platform allows you to experience the unique services of your neighbors, from private lessons to housekeeping.
This is a housework sharing service where you can ask a supporter registered in your neighborhood to do the work you want to do instead, such as room cleaning, cooking, furniture assembly, and shopping. It can also be used with a smartphone app. As a supporter, you can earn extra income by registering and servicing your favorite jobs and unique jobs.
Unique services such as "The secret of a good friend couple who does not change even if they become grandpa and grandma are 5000 yen" are registered.
At the end
I think that the sharing economy will continue to expand in the future, and along with that, the way individuals work and earn will change steadily.
Share services that lead to personal side businesses and additional income will appear more and more. We will continue to add information as needed.