Friday, 30 January 2009

Lock Up Garage Space - It's An Earner

Lock Up Garage Space - It's An EarnerDo you have a secure and locked up space in you garage? If you do you can make use of it by renting out storage space and making it earn money for you. There is a great demand for people who need their possessions stored for a short or a long term periods. It could be for any reason and you could provide and answer and an income from it.

Work out how much space you have and charge by the square metre, say £1 per square metre per week. For an upright piano being stored for 2 months that will give you £8 for doing nothing! It's as easy as that. You don't have to do any shifting, the owner of the goods will be responsible for shipping, or you cold make some money of the side by doing that as well; it's up to you.

People need to know about what you have to offer and that is the secret in any business, getting the word out. A good place to start is all your local contacts, it may be that you will get more customers locally than anywhere else. Naturally you will spread your wings once established locally.

Whether you choose to spend on local advertising or do it for free really depends on how much time you have on your hands. I would suggest that you go for all the free ads initially and then any business you get out of that can fund the paid ads.

without spreading the word, no business will turn up that is the one certain thing. Wherever you are and with whoever you are with talk about you plan, this is the best way to network, it is inevitable that at some point someone will know someone who wants storage space and you have a result. Imagine someone wanting 3 square metres of storage for a year, that's £156 in your pocket.

Lock Up Garage Space - It's An EarnerRates will obviously vary depending on where you live. It would be more than useful to check out professional storage services in your area and undercut them. Also, you need to make sure that you are insured, the last thing you need is to be paying compensation to someone who has had their goods stolen or burnt down! This can be done in conjunction with your own private home insurance and shouldn't cost any extra, just check the conditions of insurance to be sure it's viable.

Any spare space you have is losing you money right now, so get those free ads and networking systems in place and, who knows you'll have a better Christmas this year than last year.

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