Are you looking for a way to make more money this summer?
If you have a love for water and an entrepreneurial spirit, there are many ways you can raise extra cash over the next few months. If you have maritime property, you can rent it out to those looking for outdoor adventure. Or, you can travel to aquatic locations to teach others how to enjoy the water for themselves.
Here are four sideline hobbies that can help you monetize your love of water.
Rent your pool
Do you have a backyard oasis? You can rent it out this summer for extra money Floating – the Airbnb of private pools. The amount you can earn depends on the location and your property. In Los Angeles, for example, some of the most popular deals are between $ 45 and $ 130 an hour.
Registering with Swimply is free. However, you will be charged a 15% service charge at the time of booking. After signing up, add a description and pictures of your pool, which Swimply says can take less than five minutes. Then you set the price per hour for renting your pool. Pools with toilets are available to guests at the highest prices. If you don’t want to let guests into your house, Swimply offers the option of renting a portable toilet from one of their partners.
Guests pay the full amount at the time of booking and pass the profit on to you after Swimply has deducted its service fees.
As long as your pool is in the USA, Swimply offers Liability insurance $ 1 million with a substantial $ 250 to $ 500 deductible for you as a host. Your property is insured up to $ 10,000 in case your pool tenants cause damage.
Rent your boat
If you have a boat, you can rent it to those looking for a nautical adventure. The GetMyBoat app connects you with those who wish to rent and even allows you to add your own captain services if you wish.
Currently, GetMyBoat allows watercraft owners to rent:
- Jet ski
- Sailing boats
- House boats
The amount you can top up depends heavily on your vessel. GetMyBoat’s top cities currently have a pontoon for $ 50 an hour or a yacht for $ 1,000 an hour.
You can also do your own charter if you have a fishing boat, whale watching boat, or want to take people on scuba diving tours.
At the time of booking, the renter must pay the full amount. GetMyBoatl receives a commission of 8.5% from you as the host and a commission of 7.5% from the guest. GetMyBoat does not offer insurance, but you can leave a deposit which will only be collected after the rental if you run into any problems.
Become a hiking instructor
If you are good with children and enjoy teaching, you can also consider taking on a part-time job as a hiking swimming instructor. In this position, travel to neighborhood pools or private pools in clients’ backyards for swimming lessons.
These companies connect trainers and student families:
Depending on which company you use and what level of experience you have, you can make it out of it $ 15 an hour to $ 60 an hour.
Create an Airbnb Experience
You know your place better than anyone. You can use this knowledge to host an Airbnb experience for out-of-town visitors on your local body of water. Whether you’re kayaking your local lagoon or taking a summer cruise on the river, inclusion as an Airbnb experience can be a great way to make extra cash.
Airbnb offers $ 1M liability insurance for most accidents – outside of driving or flying. When a guest books your experience, Airbnb charges a 20% fee.
Pittsburgh-based writer Brynne Conroy is the founder of the Femme Frugality blog and author of The Feminist Financial Handbook. She writes regularly for The Penny Hoarder.
This article originally appeared on www.thepennyhoarder.com