Having a supplementary income is always nice. After all, what could a little extra cash hurt? If you find yourself needing another stream of revenue in your household, using your car to make money just may be the answer.
There are quite a few ways to make money with your car. Some we are sure you have heard of but others are not as commonly known. Here are our top picks:
- Run errands for others. Delivering groceries, picking up kids from school, bringing the dog to the groomers are all just a few errands you can run for others and get paid to do. Sites like TaskRabbit and Postmates allow you to make up to $25 per hour running errands for others.
- Advertise on your car. Your car can be transformed into a moving advertisement for money. There are a few companies like Wrapify and Carvertise that will pay you to wrap your car in ads. You could be paid $400-600 depending on how many miles you drive and the company or agreement terms.
- Help people move. If you have a bigger vehicle, consider using it to help people move. GoShare helps you find moving jobs and states you can make roughly $48 an hour for a small pickup truck and $62 for a cargo van.
- Lease your car. List your car on Turo at no charge to rent it out for other people to use. According to their website, you could earn up to $600 a month by allowing other people to use your car.
- Use it for YouTube videos. If you know a lot about cars or are fixing it yourself, film the process and put it up on YouTube. If you are able to create a successful YouTube channel with many followers, you’ll be able to start making cash from your videos.
- Deliver food. Other than pizza and sub delivery, you can be paid to drive produce to locations as well. Some companies pay you to deliver organic fruits and vegetables to restaurants and homes. You could also start your own business locally doing this and charging your own fees.
- Be a wedding chauffeur. Depending on the type of vehicle you have, you may have a gold mine for weddings. A true classic could be used to drive the newlyweds to the next location. Charge a little extra and ensure it is truly in safe hands by being hired as the driver as well.
- Sign up for ride share. What kind of article about making money from your car would this be without mentioning ride sharing? Uber and Lyft are among the most popular, and many are able to turn this activity into a lucrative side job.
Of course, these money-driving ways also come with wear and tear on your car, which could depreciate it in value much faster. It is always important to weigh out the costs versus income for situations like these.
In order to get started, you’ll need to obviously make sure you are fully insured as well as obtain a clean driving record.
Do you currently make extra money with your car? How does it work out for you?