Even though this site is dedicated to helping rideshare drivers make more money by working smarter, not harder, that doesn’t mean there aren’t a whole array of other ways to make money in the sharing economy.
As part of an ongoing series taking a look at the sharing economy, I’m going to be reviewing popular services ranging from Task Rabbit and Eat With to Airbnb and Postmates. There is a wide world of opportunity out there with the sharing economy and it just doesn’t make sense to limit your skills to one specific niche like rideshare. If there’s a specific company you’d like me to review or one that you’ve already used and would like to talk about, shoot me an e-mail and let’s hear what you have to say!
Similar to my rideshare journey, I started off with Airbnb on the customer side of things. Over the years, I’ve used Airbnb to stay at properties in Hawaii, San Francisco and Santa Barbara. And what initially attracted me to the service was the fact that Airbnb properties were significantly cheaper than renting a comparable hotel room.
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I’ve actually never been a big fan of paying for travel (as evidenced by my numerous articles on ‘travel hacking’) but when I do have to pay for a room, I prefer to use Airbnb. Among the many benefits on the consumer side, there are actually just as many on the owner’s side. Today I’m going to detail a few of the ways I’ve made money off Airbnb and also present some unique strategies that some of my friends have been doing to make money off Airbnb too. [Read more…]