If you have a car or truck, you might be wondering what all this hype is about, “having your car pay for itself” or even “making money with your car.” Well, it’s quite simple.
There are several ways you can make money with your car or truck depending on what you’d like to do and what fits around your life the best.
Whether you want to get paid for the driving you already do, let others use it when you aren’t, or even help others get where they need to go, there’s always something you can do to help bring in some cash with your car.
Let’s look at the following 5 ways to make money with your car. You’re sure to find something that will work for you here:
I’m sure you’ve all seen the corny signs that pizza delivery drivers have on their cars to advertise the company they are driving for, or even the magnetic signs on the doors of some cars and trucks to advertise small companies.
This is a little different. Some companies will literally wrap your car in an advertisement from bumper to bumper in an attractive and eye-catching design. The more miles you drive, the more you get paid since this advertisement is getting seen by more people. There are several companies that do this, such as:
Taxi services using your own car are some of the most well-known ways to make money with your own car. All you really have to do is download the app and sign up to be a driver. Some of the companies will require a background check to help protect the passengers.
Then you can drive when it is convenient for you and when you find you are able to get the best and most fares. These are just some of the most common taxi services you can sign up for using your own car:
- Shuddle (for transporting kids
- LiftHero (for transporting the elderly)
- Juno by Gett (for those with luxury cars)
If you can help someone haul some bigger items or even move across town to a new apartment or house and you have the truck, van, or SUV to be able to do this, you might want to think about picking up some side jobs as a hauler or a mover.
You can do this when you are able, so it is on your own schedule. You can also choose the jobs that are near your home or that are in areas you are comfortable traveling to so it is easier on you. You can look for jobs like this at the following places, but there are others, of course:
- Task Rabbit
Renting it Out
No one uses their car every hour of every day. There is always downtime. Why not put that downtime to use by letting someone else use your car and rent it out to them? While you are at work, they can be using your car to run their errands.
If you are away on business and you have your car at the airport, why not let someone else who just flew into town rent your car and you can pick it back up again when you get back? And you can get paid for it, when you didn’t even have to do a single thing. Look into these:
People need all kinds of things delivered. Whether they just want some grub delivered for a late-night meal or they can’t get out to pick up some groceries, you can be there to make sure they get what they need with a door-to-door delivery service.
There are several services you can sign up for that allow you to do this using your own car and you can enjoy getting out of the house for a bit, make some cash, and help some people out in the process. Try out the following services:
Have Your Car Pay for Itself!
Your car can pay for itself and then some. You can even decide to use the car yourself with a delivery or taxi service, and then when you aren’t using it for that, you can let someone else use it, so it is never not making you money. How can you beat that? And even if you don’t want to change your daily routine, you can always decide to change the look of your car for a bit and get a check just for the miles you already drive. With so many options available, there’s no reason not to make a little money on the side with the vehicle you already own. Ready to try it yourself?