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What’s What: Not using your car, RV, boat, houseboat or bike as much as you could be? Someone else might be happy to pay money to use your ride.
Amava Take: Got some wheels or a vessel of some kind that you aren’t ready to part with even though they aren’t your go-to these days? There are platforms out there that make it possible for you to rent out your vehicles at the touch of a phone-screen. What an easy way to make some extra money!
From the Front Lines:
What kinds of candidates are you looking for to fill these positions?
People who maintain their vehicles and are responsive and responsible.
Any tips for first-timers to make it a productive and fulfilling experience?
Make sure you have recent photos of your assets to avoid conflicts later.
What’s a typical daily schedule like?
Emailing, texting and some occasional phone calls are the main thing.
From the Trenches:
What’s the most satisfying part of the job/experience?
It’s great to make some money on something that would otherwise not be used.
How would you describe the hard parts?
I’m always a little bit worried that people won’t treat my car as I would, but that’s what insurance is for.
What surprised you the most about the experience?
Good ratings actually made me happy because I love my car!
Special Requirements: Make sure you read all the terms and conditions of the platform you use before you start renting your asset. They are all different!
Finding a Position: Try the “carculator” at Turo to see what your wheels can yield. What about RVs? If you have one, you can rent that out too. Houseboat, you’re wondering? Yep, that works. Bikes, not to mention snowboards and surfboards are fair game too!