In 2016, I quit my job to became a full-time entrepreneur and build my vending machine business. When I started my business back in 2014, I purchased just enough machines to manage in my spare time, before or after work, and take home a decent amount of supplemental income. The keyword here is Supplemental. I knew that while I was ramping up the vending business, I would need some additional income to keep the lights on. So, I did the only thing I knew. I started to look for part-time jobs! I was applying for serving jobs, personal assistant positions, and I even tried some gig apps, but I couldn’t get hired anywhere!
In hindsight, it was for the best. I probably would have quit whatever job I had after a week lol! Plus, I would have never stumbled upon Airbnb. Of course I had heard of Airbnb before, and I even knew a couple of people who were already hosting, but I never considered it as an option. Why? To be honest, it was the thought of having a complete stranger in my house that paralyzed me from moving forward. Another reason was because most people I knew were renting out the entire place, I only had 1 room to offer. But, the bills are due every month and I didn’t have any other viable options for quick cash. I was living alone in a 3 bedroom house and my guest room was already setup for when friends and family came to visit. I decided I would just create a listing and see what happens.