Mike G. recently retired after decades as a senior sales executive and had some extra time on his hands, so he began exploring ways to stay engaged and make some side hustle cash. He first heard of Fluid through his son-in-law, and he immediately jumped on the opportunity to bring in a few extra bucks by lending a truck to his neighbors. Mike purchased a 16ft box truck, posted it up on Fluid, and within two months earned hundreds of dollars renting the vehicle.
"Who wouldn't like to bring in some extra money with so little work?" he quipped when asked about his experience with Fluid. "Renting my box truck on Fluid has been a lot of fun, allowing me to put my sales background to use as I market my vehicle to my neighbors and in the greater Denver community. This is my first money-making side hustle since I retired, and I'm having a blast earning some cash while making so many new connections."
Mike has been successful getting word about the availability of his truck out there, by doing everything from posting flyers around his neighborhood, to sharing the link to his Fluid truck on various social networks - including Nextdoor's "For Sale & Free / Automotive" section. By creatively marketing his truck, he sees his truck rented out most weekends, and he's looking forward to a busy spring and summer season. Mike offers this pro tip to Fluid lenders: respond quickly to any inquiries you receive on your vehicle. "I try to always respond within a few minutes of receiving a message from a prospective renter," he shares, "It's so simple to stay in close touch through the Fluid Truck Share app and it pays off tremendously. Renters regularly thank me for my quick responses and return to rent the vehicle again. Quick responses pay off!"
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