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These days, you can rent just about anything, from Christmas trees to chickens and goats, to more conventional goods like cars and a spare bedroom.

But there is an easier way to maximize savings and even earn extra cash. If you are an enthusiast looking to earn some extra cash, you can easily join the rental market by letting others borrow your stuff. If you’re looking for ideas, take a look around your home and consider renting the following items and services.

Your driveway. Maybe you’re not crazy about strangers renting your house. But what if you could earn a significant income by letting someone use a spot in your driveway or garage? With AirGarage, a company that connects owners with drivers who don’t want to pay exorbitant parking prices, you can earn up to $100 a month by letting drivers park at your place. Even better, you can price your spot based on your location and availability, and you can pause your listing or let rental requests go through if you need your parking spot unexpectedly.

Your basement or spare room. Nxtstor, a peer-to-peer self-service booking site, connects people who want to store things with those who don’t mind storing things for them. So if you have an attic, basement, or shed with extra space, consider listing your space on the site. “Some of our hosts make over $400 a month using basement space,” says Brandon Gotlieb, who is based in Columbus, Ohio, and co-founder of

Another room in your house. Let’s say you have a spacious living room that would be a great place for a baby shower. Or maybe you could consider one of your rooms in your house as a meeting place. Or maybe you think your garden would be ideal for a photo shoot. If you don’t mind letting others use the space when you’re not using it, consider browsing websites like,, or As for how much you can earn, that’s how much the market can bear. You might charge $25 or $250 a day for a room. The best thing to do is browse websites and see what other people are charging for their backyards, living rooms and kitchens and ask yourself: How much do I need to earn per day or per hour to feel good if strangers use my space?

A camper. If you own an RV and it’s parked in your driveway for much of the year, consider looking to companies like Campanda, Outdoorsy, and RVshare to rent your RV. RV owners have a huge opportunity to monetize their vehicles and turn them into a financial goldmine, says Boston-based Campanda COO Niklas Kubasek. Kubasek says RV owners who rent their vehicle on Campanda twice a month often earn between $2,500 and $3,000 a month.

Your other recreational vehicles. If you have a boat that you won’t be using for much of the year, check out, a company that lets consumers rent their boats, motorcycles, snowmobiles, and RVs. You can earn up to $5,000 per month, according to the website, with the caveat that how much you generate depends on how many days you rent your vehicles and the quality of equipment you have.

Your truck. People often look for trucks when they have something to haul. Travis Sevilla, Marketing Director of, a truck rental site, explains that their users “rent their trucks and vans to people and businesses who need help moving and delivering on demand. In short, you can think of GoShare as the Uber for trucks.” The only problem? You will need your truck to be insured, however, you can obtain additional insurance through GoShare. Also keep in mind that the year of the vehicle must be 2003 or newer due to GoShare’s own insurance requirements, and you will need to pass a background check.

Sevilla says GoShare users can earn between $41 and $71 an hour, depending on the type of truck they own. “It means truck owners can finally make money off their vehicle for all those times when people just need a friend with a truck,” he says.

Your camera. If you have expensive camera equipment, consider making a profit by renting it from KitSplit. Some KitSplit members list cameras for rental prices as low as $15 a day and others list their expensive camera gear for upwards of $600 a day.

Another popular camera rental company, ShareGrid, lets you earn anywhere from $20 to over $200 a day. The amount you can earn usually depends on the quality of your camera equipment.

Your clothes. Sure, you could sell your clothes to a thrift store. But on the other hand, you can also rent out your clothes and generate more money in the long run. Erin Scanlon, a communications student at North Carolina State University, says she often rents her clothes through an app called Curtsy. It focuses on high fashion dresses and clothes.

“I post my clothes on the app where others can see and like my closet items online,” Scanlon says. She will then arrange a time and place to meet to hand over the outfit to the renter. However, you don’t have to meet the person renting your clothes. The company also offers shipping labels, if you prefer to drop off the item by mail. Scanlon says she made $100 from her rentals. She likes the idea because, as she says, if she rents out her more expensive outfits, she can potentially make money on the clothes she’s purchased.

Style Lend and Rent My Wardrobe are other clothing rental companies worth checking out. Both companies are similar to Curtsy in that they focus on high fashion. By renting your clothes on their platforms, you could theoretically earn hundreds or even thousands of dollars a month – if you have lots of expensive outfits that consumers would want to rent and wear.