Are you in the job market? Are you planning a career change? Imagine waking up, getting dressed, and already being at your job. Yep, that's right, no traffic, no long drive to work, and no using your gas. And no, the job we're talking about isn't made up. It's actually a very real job that we know a thing or two about. Being a self storage manager has a lot of benefits that you may not be aware of. So today we want to share with you all the reasons being a self storage manager is the job you never knew you wanted.
At Smart Self Storage, we happen to love our industry, and want to share some of the great rewards and benefits of working in our industry.
Some Self Storage Facilities Offer a Caretaker's Residence
That's right, you could live where you work! Like we mentioned above, being able to wake up a little later without the rush of having to get to work is something we all wish we could do. Some self storage offer an apartment of sorts on-site that is equipped with everything you need to live comfortably. Not only do you get your place, but you don't have to worry about all the hefty bills that go along with having your own place.
You Get to Wear Multiple Hats
You may think that being a self storage manager only requires you to keep the facility well maintained and problem free, and while that is true, there is so much more that goes into being a self storage manager. You aren't stuck doing one thing every single day. On a given day you are working in sales, as you give tours to prospective customers and ask them to rent from your facility. The next day could be marketing, like updating your social media accounts with specials that are too good to pass up. Later that same day you could be helping out your current customers with any concerns they may have.
The sky's the limit when you’re a self storage manager. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit then being a self storage manager could be a great fit for you. From being able to manage the facility in a way you know will help it run smoothly to customer support, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a self storage manager.
Stable Work Environment
Working as a self storage manager has proven to be a stable, successful industry to work for that adds great value to people's lives. You not only are guaranteed a place to live (at the most modern facilities), but you also get to feel proud that your storage facility is creating the sales it needs while being in pristine condition. The self storage industry isn't known as a cut throat industry, you don't have to worry about a random person coming out of nowhere to compete for your job if you're doing a great job at keeping your facility efficient and well-maintained.
A Great Way to Explore a New City
If you're new to the city or even if you finally have the time and money to really explore the city you live in self storage managers are able to see different parts of their city while having stable work. Because you interact with so many current residents you are always exposed to new information regarding the city. You can even ask your customers for their favorite spots in the city as a conversation starter. This not only helps you build a connection through great conversation but you also get new territory to explore.
If you're new to the city it can be hard find the right apartment or place to live, but as a self storage manager you don't have to worry about that (again, at most modern facilities). Being a self storage manager in a new city also gives you a chance to meet the people in your new community, gain friendships, and become introduced to the city you are now calling home.
A Meaningful Career That Will Leave You Fulfilled
As a self storage manager you will undoubtedly have a sense of pride in your facility. A pride that will show in the way the grounds are kept, in the amount of dust and dirt that are in hallways of the facility, in the placement of carts at each entryway, and in the cleanliness of the empty units themselves. Being able to say that you are the one that has been responsible for the upkeep of your clean and beautiful facility is something that shouldn't be taken lightly. And, imagine all the lives you'll impact with such well-maintained facility.
About the Author: Lark Begin is the president of Profit Parrot Marketing; an SEO marketing, content and social media company in the Ottawa area. Lark is well established in the realm of digital marketing and is dedicated to helping multiple professional local and international websites and brands grow an online presence and succeed.