The 11th installment of the I Need Money Right Now blog post series is about making money by reorganizing your living space. If you need to supplement your income one of the quickest ways to do this is by renting your room out to a lodger or renting space out. Renting your room out to a stranger is not that complicated and could make your life easier financially.
Before I go on, for all those readers who need urgent financial assistance this might not be the answer, I would advise you to see what financial help you can get from the Government. If you visit the USA.Gov website you'll find mortgage assistance programs, rental assistance programs and even help on debt management and debt consolidation.
I Need Money Right Now - Rent You Room Out
Renting out a spare room is one of the quickest ways to supplement your income. Most individuals and families who are on a low income are reluctant to rent their rooms out to strangers because the lodger might post a risk. To get over this psychological barrier all you need to do is check the reference of the lodger before accepting them into the property.
The first step to take is to make space in your house. Start by removing all the clutter in your room which could be sold for extra cash. Try to make enough space in your basement or your spare room so you can maximize the number of lodgers you take in. You can even try to create some storage space to hold people goods.
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Make the living roomy and airy with all the modern conveniences such as cable and WIFI, having these extra services will allow you to charge more. You could even offer food and laundry space so you can charge even more. Remember your aim is to maximize the rent you receive on the space.
Before you take on the lodger put in place some rules and regulation. Let the lodger know what they can expect from you and explain what you expect from them. Set up an automatic transfer to your bank account when the rent is due and keep a deposit just in case the property is damaged.
If you can offer a professional service you'll be able to attract professional lodgers who know how to respect other people and their space. If you can rent a room out for $100 per week and you have two rooms and a storage space you could supplement your income by $250 per week which means $1000 per month.
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