You use your vehicle for things like taking the kids to school, your morning commute, and driving to the nearest grocery store. However, what you didn’t realize is that it can be a money-making machine as well!
That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, you can find some incredible side gigs that allow you to cruise around town in your car.
It’s important to consider which side hustles would be the right fit for you and your vehicle.
Here is how to make money with a car in several different ways. Be sure to hook yourself up with a gig that you can see yourself doing for the long haul!
Those of you whose first job was being a pizza delivery person, you’ll feel right at home with the modern version of these side gigs.
These days, there are many different phone apps that let consumers order food from their favorite places. Better yet, they can have that food delivered to their doorstep by a third-party.
You can be that third party. You can make a good amount of cash by simply using your own car and delivering food to people.
Select from apps such as UberEATS, DoorDash, or Postmates to get things started. The best part? You can do these gigs with other means of transportation as well.
Most of the time, the houses and restaurants are in such close proximity that you can deliver by bike as well. That way, you’re not spending any money on gas!
Technically speaking, this one isn’t a side gig. However, there are companies out there that will pay you to place their ads on your car.
On the flip side of that, if you’re the owner of a startup business, then a wrap job on a car is one of the best ways to publicize your brand. You’ll have a walking, talking advertisement everywhere that you go!
It especially makes sense for your company cars. You can get custom truck wraps and have a free advertisement as you and your staff travel around town.
The return on investment for car wraps is substantial, especially considering their budget-friendly installation prices.
Almost everyone in America has used either Lyft, Uber, or another rideshare app at some point. It’s perfect for those moments you need a lift to the airport or from a friend’s house after having too much beer.
What many people don’t realize is that several Uber and Lyft drivers make a modest living with that as their primary (or only job).
While that might not be ideal for you, it can make a great side hustle. You can clock out from your day job, go home to get dinner, then make extra income transporting people to and from.
In fact, some people have used their lunch breaks from their normal jobs to make a few extra dollars each day. It might not be much, but that income certainly adds up over time!
The money that you make can help give you some relief from student loans, car payments, or that pesky home mortgage.
Haul Items for Your Community
What if someone told you that you could find a side gig that gives you extra exercise and side cash at the same time? Sounds like a home run, right?
If so, then be sure to join Task Rabbit and pick up any jobs that request hauling away. It’s a perfect fit for those of you with either a truck or a car with an ample amount of trunk space.
The app makes it easy for you to find work thanks to their “Moving/Hauling” filtering option. Odds are that you’ll have no problem finding a gig or two each night that you feel like helping out.
This might consist of tasks such as transporting items for a move, delivering items to a client’s friends/relatives, or just dropping off used clothes at Goodwill. No matter the job, it will pay you for your efforts!
Rent Your Car Out at the Airport
Believe it or not, you might live in a city where you can get paid for parking your car at an airport.
There is a company called FlightCar which allows you to rent your car out to people visiting the town in need of transportation.
Not only do you get paid out on a per-mile basis, but your car will also get free car washes and you won’t have to pay for parking.
The next time you’re leaving town for a few days, be sure to rent your car out to FlightCar while you’re away. You’ll have the car back by the date you need it and will have made some extra cash on the side!
Did you know that you can deliver Amazon items on your own time for some extra money?
AmazonFlex is a program that allows you to deliver the items in time and get paid up to $25 per hour (as they claim).
This program isn’t available in each city, so be sure to check and see if your town makes the list. If it does, you can make a good amount of side money for your next venture.
How to Make Money with a Car: Get Creative
These tips on how to make money with a car aren’t the only ways that you can make extra money with your vehicle.
Try thinking of different ways that your friends, relatives, or neighbors could be in need of your car. Then set up a “fee” of sorts to rent or use your car!
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