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If you’re a driver and looking for a little side hustle, there are actually several ways you can make money using your car. Having your own car gives you an advantage as you can provide services in your local area. You can do this on a short-term freelance basis without the need to commit to full-time work. You could help people move, consider car-sharing options, or even do deliveries. If you have some spare time, why not try and find the right job for you? Be sure to have all applicable insurance for the area in which you reside or will be using the vehicle.
Here are five simple ways to make extra cash with your car.
Brands will actually pay to advertise on your car. This will be done with the use of vinyl wraps that shouldn’t damage the paintwork and can be removed when the contract ends. Essentially all you have to do is drive about town, and you’ll automatically be promoting the company that hired you. You’ll also need to prove your vehicle is in good condition. Here are some examples of companies that will pay to advertise on your car. Be careful when selecting a company as some require specific purchases being made by consumers that link back to you. It might be better to select a company that pays for mileage driven. Be sure to read and understand the entire contract.
If you have free time you could consider becoming a driver for rideshare apps. This way you can get paid by the hour as a type of freelance taxi driver. It’s better to work with a reputable app as they will ensure your safety is protected and discuss and legal requirements with transparency. There are many rideshare companies throughout the US and should be fairly easy to get started depending if your vehicle qualifies. If you do happen to get into any scrapes, companies such as TicketBust can help you solve the problem.
Help people move
Another way to use your car to work in the local community is to help people move. You could offer your services on apps such as TaskRabbit. You can decide on your rates per hour and advertise your profile. Check out how much other drivers are charging to understand the competitive rates in your area. This type of work can be done on a one-off basis, but it usually pays quite well. If you’re in need of a cash booster, it could be ideal. You will also get recommendations and referrals if you do a good job.
Become a driving instructor
If you would like to branch out into something new altogether you could become a driving instructor. This might involve more commitment but the hourly rate tends to be high. Here is some information on how to become a driving instructor to help you decide if it’s right for you. If you’re a confident driver and have been on the road for a while, you should qualify.
Instead of taking on a new career change, you can improve your finances with small jobs. Consider doing deliveries for local restaurants and businesses. Help out someone you know with their catering services, for example. You could also get more consistent work using one of the more popular delivery apps in your town. I have a friend that does this and she makes good money as a part time job and also is given tips sometimes. This type of work is still pretty flexible, and ideal if you just want to make a little extra cash from your car.
These are just some ways to make a little extra cash from your car. Be sure to follow all laws for where you do this and make sure to have insurance coverage. This can be a great way to earn income part time or even full time just in time for summer!
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