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How to Rent Your Car on Getaround (Ep 288)

How to Rent Your Car on Getaround (Ep 288)

Looking for ways to supplement your STR income? Chances are, most of your Airbnb guests are renting a car locally to explore the area while they travel. Why not make extra money by offering YOUR car on a site like Getaround?

John William Johnson is the founder of Happy Healthy Long Life, an online store dedicated to products that promote health and wellbeing. He is also a veteran short-term rental host and runs a car sharing business through the site Getaround. John takes full advantage of his status as a digital nomad to travel internationally, often trading his pet sitting services for a free place to stay.

Today, John joins me to discuss the process of renting cars on Getaround, explaining how the service differs from Turo and sharing his tips for optimizing a business on the site. He reflects on his 10 years of experience with Airbnb, describing how he evolved as a host and why he’s phasing out his STR business in Portland. Listen in for John’s advice on becoming a digital nomad and leveraging the sharing economy to generate income!

Topics Covered

John’s decade of experience as an Airbnb host

  • Listed room, then entire house in Portland
  • Phasing out STR business as rules change

John’s advice for aspiring Airbnb hosts

  • Must like people, be willing to take risk
  • Talk to guests before stay in home

The process around renting cars on Getaround

  • Platform installs device in car
  • User unlocks car with app
  • Rent by hour or day (e.g.: $6/hour, $36/day)

John’s tips for optimizing a business on Getaround

  • Purchase older car OR electric car
  • Park in well-trafficked location

How insurance works on Getaround

  • Check car after use, photos of damage
  • Platform sends check for repairs

Where John is looking to invest in STR property

How John trades pet sitting for a place to stay

John’s insight on leveraging the sharing economy

  • Trust your gut, not the gurus
  • Take calculated risks

Connect with John

Healthy Happy Long Life

Healthy Happy Long Life on Amazon

Resources

Getaround

Turo

Drivy

AirDNA

International Living

International Living Real Estate Trend Alert

Trusted House Sitters

House Carers

Rover

Amazon Seller Central

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