Do you remember that song by Poison Clan, Shake Whatcha Mama Gave Ya? In all of its ignorance, strangely, you can find money making wisdom buried in the lyrics.
What I hear Poison Clan saying is “use what you got.” You might not got a lot, but you got something. Now shake it . . . freak. (Y’all know I’m just Joshing with ya.)
You can spend the next twelve months starting a business. You can take the next thirty years building an income producing investment portfolio. OR you can use what you have—right now—to bring in extra cash.
If you paid money for something, presumably others will pay money for it too. I’m not telling you to sell your stuff; I’m telling you to rent it.
Even though you could pursue the Craigslist route of advertising your crap, better, less creepy options exist.
For the most part, I consider myself to be an ethical person. But if you have a super cute puppy, you better watch him. Where I’m from, there’s no shame in stealing a dog.
thieves lovers like me don’t have to stoop to ripping out a child’s tiny, little heart by kidnapping one of her family members. We can get our fix through Rover.com.
Rent out a spare bedroom or a solarium or a back porch or a tree house or a van or a teepee, or, or, or, or anything else a person can sleep in. I’m telling you, it’s crazy what travelers will pay for.
Let’s say all you have is a one-bedroom or a studio apartment. If you’re one of those peculiar fornicators who refuses to live with your mate before you get married, but spend every waking (and slumbering) hour at their place, this is an excellent way to earn money.
I know what you’re thinking. “What if they wreck my car?” According to the company’s website, “GetARound matches the owner’s policy or three times the state minimums which ever is greater.”
Still, the concept makes me a bit squeamish. I’m uncomfortable with what happens if the renter let’s another individual drive your car. The insurance only covers the renter.
If you live in an area with a high demand for parking, potentially, you’re sitting on a passive income goldmine. ParkatMyHouse helps you pimp out your parking space to commuters, shoppers, people whose cars will get booted if they leave them on the street, and the like.
Apartment renters aren’t excluded from the action. In communities where parking is scarce, landlords will often assign a number of parking spaces to a particular unit. Don’t let those assets go unused because you don’t own a car.
What other creative ways have you made money from ordinary stuff?