The story reports that more and more New York City residents, faced with seeking unusual ways to cope with the current economy, have resorted to using sites like Airbnb.com to generate income by renting spaces as small as a sofa to individuals looking for a place to crash.
A Win - Win Situation
The arrangement benefits both parties in the rental deal. The renter gets a place in a private residence or apartment at a very reasonable cost, and the renting party generates income from an otherwise unused space.
In some unusual cases, the income derived is significant, totaling thousands of dollars yearly. And additional income, while welcome, is not the only benefit. Friendships, relationships and career connections are reported to have developed from the renting arrangement. One rental provider who is a musician says he often inadvertently finds jam partners in fellow musicians who rent a space in his home.
So if you’ve got an couch or bed or room in your place and are willing to rent it out to a visitor, an income generating opportunity awaits. Some enterprising college students are renting their sofas in apartments and even dorm rooms.
Renting Creates Opportunity
For those who are really enterprising, you can even rent a couch or a bed to put in an empty space or room, then turn around and rent it out to those looking for an affordable spot to rest. You’re limited only by your imagination!
It’s amazing what can be rented today. Visit Rent It Today to get an idea of the amazing multitude of items available for rent.