My journey as a Turo host started in late 2018 when I owned three luxury SUVs but was only using one at a time -- so I wanted a way to offset their cost and maybe even make a little side income in the process. A friend of mine suggested Turo and the rest is history.
To quote Forrest Gump, life has kinda been “like a box of chocolates” because I really didn't know what I was going to get when I initially signed up to be a Turo host. What I ended up getting was over a dozen additional cars, a second income stream and a crash course in the car rental business. But since I did all of this while juggling an existing full-time career, maybe my life is also like a bag full of hats. And I wear quite a few of them on a daily basis.
Aside from being a Turo "Power Host" and "All-Star Host", I also juggle a full-time career in project management. Additional hats that I wear include being a guardian to a disabled family member, a parent to an amazing 3 year old rescue dog, a non-profit credit repair expert and a foreign language interpreter for the government. Believe it or not, all of that is possible and can be done with a little help from my friends :)
While I can’t say that the Turo host hat suits me better than any of my other hats, I will say that I am better off for having worn it.
Running a Turo side business has often times been challenging and sometimes rewarding — but at all times a great way to learn hands-on about running and expanding your own small business. These lessons have really augmented everything that I studied in my MBA (MIS) program which makes me feel that my skills are being put to good use.
So thank you Turo for having added both enrichment and excitement to my life here in Los Angeles.
Oh and by the way, did I mention that I can sing, dance and act? I am also a gifted writer to boot (as I am sure you've already noticed!). Now I may be a little tardy to the party but I still haven't given up on my dream of becoming a celebrity (on the side, of course). This is LA after all and like everyone else here, I am also waiting — rather patiently — to be discovered. If it happens, it happens but I do have my professional headshot and resume ready to go just in case!
When in Rome, I suppose :) For those of you who were thinking that maybe I should become a comedian instead, please go away. I wasn't even trying to be funny. LOL.