The sharing economy has introduced all kinds of services that make being a landlord easier. Thanks in large part to these services, many Americans have found financial gains in renting out rooms or entire homes to vacationers as well as long-term tenants. If you think this might be steady source of income for you, know going in that while you can make money, being a landlord is not as easy as it looks. And even though there is money to be made in short-term rentals, running what is essentially a small hotel can be a lot of work. For the full story on this topic, visit our sister site, Living on the Cheap.