If you are one of the millions of users who have tried Airbnb and were fascinated at all of the options available…it’s only the beginning. Perhaps you are a current land or homeowner who was willing to rent out your space for visitors, thus earning yourself an extra buck or two. Check out these services that are fairly similar to the Airbnb business model (of sharing stuff).
Have you ever been invited to a party on a yacht or boat and wondered…just how the heck did they reserve this?! Boatsetter offers the largest selection of Yachts, Boats, and Ships to rent out for users. Much like Airbnb, you’ll be able to find highly rated captains and boats within a set budget. It’s pricey for those just looking to relax on the sea for a day, but then again, if you don’t own a boat, this could be the option for you.
For those who are Boat or Yacht owners, Boatsetter offers a fantastic platform for you to try out and earn extra money (or perhaps full-time). You can set descriptions on your boat size, make and model, and so much more. Make sure you are a licensed or reputable Captain to be considered an excellent choice for potential customers.
Camping has a considerable following that goes without saying. Did you know that you can rent out some land for the week or day and park your RV or Camping equipment there? Hipcamp is undoubtedly the Airbnb of this space, allowing users to sign up, and find highly reviewed land for camping spots in one area.
If you are a landowner of any kind, remember to list your space on Hipcamp, because you never know when there may be a tiny house or RV in your area looking for additional places to camp or stay for the night.
Tiny homes and RVs are growing within the millennial generation due to its flexibility to get wherever you desire. Users of RVShare probably are curious about what the RV lifestyle has to offer or want to take an RV out for a week or monthly trek across the state.
RV owners should consider RVShare since it’s the biggest database of sharable RVs in the United States. Not only is easy to sign up as an owner, but you can gain more reputation since the service is still somewhat new. Plus, if you want to expand on another platform, consider Outdoorsy, which offers the same business model under a different app.
The average home has two cars or more, yet on the weekends most families drive a single car for trips, vacations, chores, and other relative tasks. Turo offers unique money making opportunity by listing a car on the biggest database of shareable cars around! For those curious, Turo does come with Liberty Mutual Insurance, covering both the car owner and renter! For an alternative in this space try Getaround!
As a potential renter of Turo, you get a much more extensive selection of cars to take on local business and personal trips. For those who work from home in the city, or perhaps only have one car at home, having the option of renting an additional vehicle from a neighbor is a helpful tool!
While you can’t personally own space and rent it out, Regus offers CoSharing WorkSpaces around the globe for those who want to work remotely or have a single office for business. These days, you are no longer pinned down to a specific office location, chared for monthly rent and bills. Regus supplies you with the super-fast internet, unlimited coffee (YAY!), and the potential to meet other like-minded entrepreneurs.
Pricing varies depending on if you want a full office by yourself, or if you are willing to work in an open space. While WeWork is another option out there, Regus offers the ability to work internationally with thousands of offices around the globe, which cannot be beaten!
If you live on the water and have a boat dock attached to your property, you can use PierShare to make additional monthly income by renting the space out to boaters in your local community! PierShare aims to solve the problem of overcrowded and expensive marinas in the same way that Airbnb gave travelers the alternative to the standard hotel.
PierShare’s detailed listings help guide boaters towards finding their perfect dock by taking into account the exact dimensions of their boats and their usage patterns. Once a boater has decided on the dock they’d like they can inquire about it through the platform, and can even visit it to see if it’s right for them before bringing their boat. The platform provides customer service throughout the entire process as well as payment terms that are more flexible and friendlier than those found in typical marina contracts.