What: Zilok provides an advertising forum for you to find people willing to rent your tools, tents and household items 

Expected pay: NA

Husl $core: $$$

Commissions/fees: 5% to 10% of the rental receipts

Where: Nationwide

Requirements: Be legally an adult (18 or 21, depending on where you live)


For a fee ranging from 5% to 10% of your rental receipts, you can advertise anything from your camping tent or easy-up to a sewing machine or vacuum cleaner. Zilok makes the reservation and takes a deposit. You set up where to meet the renter and what sort of contract/deposit you need to feel comfortable that you’ll get your rented goods back.

The payment for the rental is made directly to you in whatever form you accept payments. Zilok does not help take payments or insure you’ll get your rented items back. It’s simply a way to advertise their availability.

$ideHusl’s ranking of this site reflects the lack of support with taking payment and the fact that the site doesn’t appear to do brisk business. That said, there is nothing inherently wrong with the site and listings are free.

Other sites where you can rent out a wide array of items include Loanables, RentNotBuy and, of course, CraigsList.

What their users say:

We found no significant user reviews of the site. But TechCrunch did a very good explainer on why rental marketplaces, including Zilok, are hard to love. The short version is that there’s not enough volume to make up for the fact that each rental is likely to be cheap. Thus to rent your carpet cleaner out for $20 a day may not be worth the time and effort. After all, you’re spending time listing the rental, meeting renters and retrieving your stuff. 

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