Perhaps one of the most unusual types of part time employment that many people engage in are self storage employment opportunities, as caretakers and on site staff. Given how very popular self-storage lockers and garages are with consumers, it is no wonder that something other than a lock is required to keep the contents safe, while keeping the premises clean and in good repair.
Like many other types of part time work that people engage in, self storage employment usually requires only a few hours per week, though ads often call for couples to live on site. They are very similar to apartment caretaker positions, though with far less involvement with plumbing problems is required.
It is very common for such self storage employment positions to also include some sort of rental truck service, such as the U-haul or Ryder trucks commonly used in the United States for moving small households short and long distances. As a result, part of your care-taking duties might involve the rental, clean up and inspection of the incoming and outgoing trucks for the particular nationwide chain the storage facility is associated with.
Of course, it is possible that you’re looking to create your own self storage employment position. Many people with extra land can make a very lucrative second income with by building a storage facility on their land. Such a site will have to be secure and up to code, but in most parts of the US, there are few laws governing self storage facilities other than those that forbid actually living in a storage space. This, of course, doesn’t always prevent that very thing from happening, though it is far more common in southern states.
Indeed, it is buyer beware in such ventures, but as a proprietor of such a facility, you’re certain to get more business if you can convince your prospective storage space renters that you’ve got the place as secure as possible, even if you don’t want to make any sort of guarantee.
When just starting out with your own self storage employment venture, try to loan as little of the requisite start up costs as possible. Though lucrative, it’s almost always best to start out small and expand as your profits allow. Many people end up going under and selling out to someone with more capital to invest in the project when too big a loan is taken out. By financing the operation yourself as much as possible, you pay less in interest and are that much more likely not to wind up in repayment trouble later on if you should have a bad month or two.