Renting out possessions to make money

As a part-time worker and full-time student, I don't have a good enough cash flow to buy property. However, if I can't make $600 a month from renting out a room in my hypothetical condo, I figure I can make a little less money renting out smaller things.

One thing I've been hearing about is renting out projectors. A big screen and a high def projector are generally too expensive of an investment for use at just a couple of events. More and more people are turning towards the renter's market to borrow a projector for one night at a wedding or dance, etc. I figure most people would be willing to pay around 3 to 5 hundred dollars to have a big projector at their event, and if you find a few of those nights a month, you'll pay off a $2000 projector fairly quickly.

Anyways, that idea just came to me. I'll try to think of other random (non-property) things that people pay to rent and post them in a few days. Thanks for reading!

26 comments:

thenitefalls said...
January 30, 2011 at 4:04 PM

That's a lot of money for renting a projector to someone! It sounds like a great idea to make loads money :D

Zoe! said...
January 30, 2011 at 4:09 PM

That's actually a really neat idea.

Choms1337 said...
January 30, 2011 at 4:19 PM

hmm... good idea :)

Chris said...
January 30, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Snazzy idea indeed

Das Auto! said...
January 30, 2011 at 5:16 PM

You could rent out your genitalia to desperate women

mrecan said...
January 30, 2011 at 5:22 PM

it sounds nice. i might try it as well

Bart said...
January 30, 2011 at 5:46 PM

lol yeah rent your genetilia to fuck chicks

SuciƓ Sanchez said...
January 30, 2011 at 6:14 PM

"Rent boy" - has a nice ring to it.

Arcita said...
January 30, 2011 at 6:28 PM

no wonder you don't have a good cash flow - you have such terrible money and time management skills :p

but the projector things sounds like a nice idea. go for it..

Vapor said...
January 30, 2011 at 6:49 PM

They'll probably want you to set it up and keep it functioning throughout the event.

MArk said...
January 30, 2011 at 6:59 PM

The problem you'd have is making sure they return it/don't break it.

God said...
January 30, 2011 at 8:35 PM

Renting is always a good way to make some cash.

JDUB316 said...
January 30, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Hmm I have a digital piano that I can probably rent out. What a good idea! Following.

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techagent said...
January 31, 2011 at 9:38 AM

I usually make extra cash by fixing other peoples computers. College students really aren't very nice to them.

MRanthrope said...
January 31, 2011 at 9:59 AM

goodluck...hope thise might ease your financial woes.

Toast Burnt said...
January 31, 2011 at 12:24 PM

Wow, that sounds like a great idea... I've got a few guitars and pianos...yet I only use one... hmmm...

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Rawr said...
January 31, 2011 at 3:07 PM

sounds nice, good idea

thegoldenchild said...
January 31, 2011 at 4:26 PM

groundbreaking idea!

Walkabeast said...
January 31, 2011 at 5:30 PM

intriguing. this requires research. TO THE INTERNET!!!!

*flys away*

TheDude748 said...
January 31, 2011 at 5:59 PM

An interesting idea. Good for everyone :)

Cari said...
February 1, 2011 at 8:45 AM

Maybe you should focus on one idea at a time, Shelby Fox. Buy your hotdog cart and then pursue your dreams of being a projector landlord.

KB said...
February 1, 2011 at 4:08 PM

Not a bad idea. Wish I had the money upfront to buy something like that and rent it out.

No job :(

Zombie said...
February 1, 2011 at 7:14 PM

Brilliant idea!!

Rorschach Redemption said...
February 2, 2011 at 1:32 PM

TO add on to what KB said: Or a hotdog stand with awesome digital projectors in them.

HiFi said...
February 3, 2011 at 4:50 AM

A very good idea. I'd make them sign a contract that says they have to purchase the entire thing if it breaks.

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