PHOENIX - Need a little extra cash this weekend and want to avoid the Final Four crowds? There are a few ways you can capitalize on the event taking place in your own backyard.
"All of a sudden we have a huge influx of people trying to book now that the teams are announced," says co-founder if bookmyvacay.com, Elizabeth Shapiro.
The company allows you to rent your home or apartment by the night. Anything from a sprawling estate to a small apartment, people want to stay at your place this weekend.
Shapiro isn't having any trouble finding renters for this weekend, even a nearly 10,000-square-foot mansion in Paradise Valley.
"On average, it goes for $2,500 per night but for big events like this it goes for upwards of 10k per night," Shapiro says.
So maybe you can't give up your home for the weekend, don't worry! There are plenty of other things people coming to the Final Four will need when they get here.
"You make more money when the events are in town for sure," said Ryan Labadie.
Labadie is referring to the money can make renting his car on Turo.
"You just go on the Turo app, load it up on an account just like you would Uber or Lyft, but for rental cars."
Labadie charges nearly $200 a day for his Dodge Viper, but much less for his minivan.
Then there's Craigslist. Where a quick search shows people are renting their tailgating supplies to fans for 300 bucks. And another guy who is looking for an ASU student to show them around the Valley party scene. He promises not to be a "psycho," seriously!
The bottom line is there are people coming to Phoenix this week looking to spend money. You may have something they want and that means there is money to be made. Sometimes you just have to think outside of the box.