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Zilok get creative in the recession

Zilok, the online rental marketplace where you can rent anything and everything to and from anyone, both individually and for businesses is to support and develop peer-to-peer renting as a new, sustainable and community-driven way of consumption.1.92 Million unemployed, another million expected to lose their jobs, one home repossessed every 10 minutes and a 1.5% decrease in GPD. Recession is here, it is official, and we can’t deny it. What we can do is find ways to get through it. It’s time to think different, be creative and find new ways to save and make money. Time to make use of everything you own without having to sell it. It is time to rent! On, you can rent anything and everything to or from anyone around you. is an online community platform that allows you to make money renting things you own to people near you. DIY tools, sewing machines, cameras, electronic devices, sports equipment, lawn mowers, game consoles, DVDs, furniture, handbags, clothes, costumes, projectors, strollers, books, vacation rentals… you can rent it all online. By the same token, you can save money renting anything from people near you; DIY tools to work on the house, a bicycle for your son who’s outgrown his, a fancy handbag for a special evening, almost anything you can imagine!
For those who aren’t very creative, or are anxious to find out how much money they could earn on Zilok to fight recession in the household, there is an online simulation tool. The Rental Income Simulator takes you on a virtual tour of your house, you tick the objects you own, and it calculates your expected earnings per month if you were to rent them on
Members are bringing new people to Zilok every day, widening the community and increasing both the demand for your rental items and the supply of things to rent for your needs. Beth from Reading agrees: ” I made £30 renting my lawn mower and my fancy handbag on Zilok last month. I’m definitely going to start posting more stuff on my profile!”. And so does Adam from Leeds: ” I wanted to take photos at my sister’s wedding, so I went looking on Zilok and I found the perfect small camera a couple of miles from my house for just £10! I can’t afford to buy much these days, so I’m glad I can rent things on on Zilok when I need them.” went live in the UK in Spring 2008, and is the World’s largest online rental marketplace, with operations in the USA, UK, France, Netherlands and Belgium. was elected the best European Startup by the Plugg Startup Rally 2008 audience, won the Startup 2.0 Challenge, and was awarded Site of the Week and selected in the Top 100 2008 Websites by PC Magazine. Zilok is a member of the European Rental Association.