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We'll show you how you can save money, make money and lead a richer, more fulfilling life using the new sharing economy.
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Time Magazine dubbed the Collaborative Consumption one of the top 10 ideas that will change the world

The three co-authors (Chelsea, Gabriel and Alex) of It's a Shareable Life have cumulatively hosted over 100 people on Couchsurfing, earned over $50,000 on Airbnb, coworked from all over the world, and made hundreds of dollars per month sharing their cars – just to name a few.

With their hands on experience and observations, this trio will give you the low down on the new sharing economy. 

This practical guide will show you how to:

- Work from anywhere
- Travel the world on a backpacker budget
- Live rent free
- Find work even in a down economy
- Have a new car for every occasion 

The Authors
The Authors

Chelsea, Gabriel and Alex spent the last 12 months researching, filming and writing about the new sharing economy from all angles. Our intent is to make sharing cool so that others can experience the economic freedom, joy and social connection that sharing provides. 

We wrote this book from the user perspective with tons of how-tos, case studies and tips and tricks. 

Now we’re in the process of self-publishing and we need your help

The Rewards

You can get a digital copy of the book before anyone else sees it for just $15 - or if you want to hold the real thing in your hands, get a signed copy for $20 bucks.

It's a Shareable Life (Copy of the Book)
It's a Shareable Life (Copy of the Book)

Want to celebrate the sharing economy with one of the biggest, best parties ever conceived dubbed the Share Party of the Year? Get your VIP invite now. The party will be held in San Francisco. 

How about an awesome t-shirt your friends will be jealous of? Get a shirt that stirs conversation and will beg the question, "where did you get that?" Then you can tell that you supported growing the new sharing economy and this book using kickstarter. Boom - how cool are you? ;)

I Share T-Shirt
I Share T-Shirt

More Rewards

- Get a SHAREOVER - save thousands per year and have fun doing it!
- Join us on the SHARE TRIP weekend
- Become a VIP SPONSOR for business benefits 

What We Need Money For

Since we've already researched and written the copy of the book, your contributions will go toward the last push it to get It's a Shareable Life edited, printed and up to par with traditional publishing standards so that we can spread this book as far and wide as possible. 

We chose Kickstarter as a sharing economy platform because we believe in the power of the crowd and want to show you what's possible by walking the walk. Help us by making a contribution and by buying a pre-sale copy of the book! 

Our costs: 
Editing: $3,600 
Print 1,000 copies of book: $1,950 
Graphics and design: $450
Website: $1000

Other Ways You Can Help 

- Tell everyone you know!
- Share our video on facebook and link to this campaign
- Email, facebook share, tweet, tell people in real life
- Announce this campaign in your newsletter
- Convince your press friends to write about us 
- Anytime someone mentions, the "sharing economy" mention THIS book!
- Volunteer to help us throw SHARE Party of the Year 

Risks and challenges

Any setbacks that we encounter will be met with our undying dedication to seeing this book published as soon as possible. We've made it this far and with your help - we're doing this!

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    For the First 15 People: A BARGAIN $5 digital copy of "It's a Shareable Life"

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    A first-run digital copy of the book "It's a Shareable Life" before it's available to the public.

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    A signed, first-run paperback copy of "It's a Shareable Life" delivered to your door before it's available to general public.

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    SHARER PACKAGE - a first run digital copy of "It's a Shareable Life" and an invite the the Share Party of the Year in San Francisco with lots of giveaways.

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    An I SHARE T-Shirt and a digital copy of the book, "It's a Shareable Life"

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    A VIP invite to the Sharing Party of the Year in San Francisco with lots of giveaways and an I SHARE t-shirt plus a digital copy of "It's a Shareable Life"

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    An invite to THE SHARE TRIP with the authors where you'll share a house, transportation, food - everything with other people who also like to share on a weekend in Tiberon in a huge mansion. It'll be the ultimate sharing 101 course, plus we'll throw in a digital copy of the book "It's a Shareable Life" and an "I SHARE" t-shirt for good measure. And of course, you'll be invited to the Sharing Party of the Year.

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    The PLATINUM BUSINESS PACKAGE - Get your URL permanently on the website, your business (as applicable) mentioned in the book and a thank you at the beginning of the book with your URL. Plus, get 5 invites to the Share Party of the Year and 5 copies of "It's a Shareable Life" to give away as gifts.

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    Get a customized SHARE OVER! We'll makeover your life with new share choices which will enrich your experience and save you thousands of dollars per year. Between the three of us, we've earned an extra $26,000 each per year utilizing the new sharing economy, so we'll use our expert skills to teach you how you can too! Plus, you'll get a copy of the book "It's a Shareable Life" and an invite to the Sharing Party of the Year.

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    Become a SHAREABLE LIFE VIP SPONSOR and get a permanent link on our website, a video cover story in our blog, a thank you inside the book, sponsorship of the Sharers of SF and the opportunity to pimp your share brand at the Sharing Party of the Year in San Francisco. Plus, you'll get 10 copies of "It's a Shareable Life" to give to your favorite customers or employees.

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