Insider: How to Make a Living Using Your Car (Without Uber or Doordash)



Having your own car is, for many people, the quickest way to have your own business and this is why if you are looking for extra cash, you could use your car in numerous ways. Here’s a few ideas to get you brainstorming.

 

Wrapping Your Car in Advertising

If you are not keen on becoming a taxi driver, there are many ways for you to promote items as you go. If you have a newer vehicle and a long commute, you may be the ideal candidate to wrap up advertising decals. There are a number of car wrapping companies that can help, or you could even use your car as a way to advertise your own business or service.

It’s important that you remember marketing is one of the best ways to stick in the mind of potential customers as there are a wide variety of methods to do this. You can find many companies that use QR codes, and if you are looking to make QR code decals to benefit your business, this is a very simple thing that can have a lot of carryover. The pay per mile is particularly low. So it’s not worth you driving around town constantly unless you have an electric vehicle and time to spare! 

 

Renting Out Your Car

If you own a car that you don’t use every day, you can make it available for use to locals who don’t have cars or people that don’t want to bother renting from a local car company. Similar to wrapping your car in advertising, one of the advantages of renting out your car is that you don’t need to drive any more than you normally would.

But you have to remember that any short-term car rental will put extra mileage on your vehicle, which will result in a lot more wear and tear. This is a great option if you have a spare car, or you don’t drive around in your car as much these days because you are thinking more about your carbon footprint. 

 

Helping People Move

A lot of people opt for delivering items, but if you would rather help people out in different ways, you don’t necessarily need a box truck to help people move home. You can help students move from one place to another, which usually means having a car with decent boot space. While there are companies you can sign up for, if you would rather do it yourself you can use social media and community websites to advertise your services.

This is a great way to pocket the difference and ensure that you can do the job on the side. You can help friends or acquaintances move over the years, and you could also let your friends use the vehicle in exchange for a full tank of gas. 

 

Making a living using your car is not just about driving for Uber or delivering pizzas, there are other things that you can do. But if you are using your vehicle to earn extra income, just remember that you will have to register as an independent contractor which could mean paying more tax. But for people who are looking to earn a bit more money, their car is one of the best methods.

 

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