Last week, Getaround was featured on Crackle TV’s newest season of Going From Broke, a reality series focused on helping Americans climb out of debt and overcome financial struggles brought on by student loans, unexpected job loss, credit cards, and more. The full episode is free to watch on Crackle!
The episode follows the ambitious Desiree in Atlanta on her journey to get out from under her debt while pursuing her entrepreneurial dreams. With her mounting business expenses and lingering student loan payments eating into her income, Going From Broke mentors Dan Rosensweig, CEO of Chegg, and financial expert Tonya Rapley recommend the perfect side hustle to help turn the tide for Desiree: sharing her car on Getaround.
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“Getaround is a great option,” Tonya says. “Someone who wants to borrow your car can get access to it without you being there. Your car is driving around, making you money while you’re taking a nap or on vacation.” By carsharing with Getaround, Desiree started earning extra cash without dedicating extra hours of her time each month.
If you own a car, it's easy to generate extra income through carsharing. Watch this episode of #GoingFromBroke on @Crackle_TV to learn how hosting on Getaround helped one entrepreneur achieve financial freedom: https://t.co/F8EIzgb6Zi pic.twitter.com/5G23jFbJWX— Getaround (@Getaround) March 9, 2023
The episode features a cameo from our very own CEO Sam, who spent some time discussing entrepreneurship, perseverance, and how the passive income earned through carsharing could help Desiree reach her financial goals.
“When we started Getaround,” Sam says, “what inspired us was people like [Desiree]. We take on a lot of debt to buy cars, and we felt we could bring people more freedom and empower them to pursue their dreams [through carsharing].”
On last week's #GoingFromBroke, our CEO Sam spoke with Desiree in Atlanta to discuss entrepreneurship, perseverance, and how hosting on Getaround could help her reach her financial goals. Watch the full episode on @Crackle_TV: https://t.co/F8EIzgbEOQ pic.twitter.com/me60NRV9a3— Getaround (@Getaround) March 9, 2023
Getaround angel investor Ashton Kutcher also makes an appearance, sharing his early struggles and journey to financial stability. Speaking about the importance of having multiple streams of income, Ashton says, “I had a good job — I was doing alright. Then I took the leap and went after my dream. I kept coming back to the things that gave me the financial security in order to take those risks.
Dude, where's my car? 🚗 Earning money while being shared on Getaround! 💰— Getaround (@Getaround) March 9, 2023
On the latest #GoingFromBroke on @Crackle_TV, Getaround angel investor @aplusk helps new host Desiree on her financial journey. Watch the full episode here: https://t.co/F8EIzgb6Zi pic.twitter.com/tGsBoUFYHc
After receiving her first booking request on Getaround and reducing her expenses elsewhere, Desiree can see a path to financial stability. “It was nice money to put toward what I needed to take care of,” she says.
If you own a car, it’s easy to generate extra income through carsharing. Click here to learn more about how hosting on Getaround can unlock financial freedom in your life.