The notions of trust and community are very important to us. User ratings, feedback, member verification and trust networks each help you make informed decisions about the goods and services you'd like to rent or who you might want to rent them to. We use a combination of these values along with internal measurements to score each member.
And for that low cost — you can rent your goods or services multiple times for a single listing fee; there are no limits to the number of rental transactions you can perform during the course of a single listing. You never know what people will rent from you until you try.
With few exceptions, the things we buy during the course of our lives rarely increase or retain their original value. But goods and services are actually worth whatever someone is willing to pay; it's likely you've got items around your living space someone else is willing to rent for a few weeks for a nominal sum. And voila - those things lying around your place and/or your areas of expertise are generating income.