For anyone who owns a car, one of the smartest things that you can do with said car is make a living with it. A car is a major expense anyway, so you may as well get a professional use from it. While many of us might own a car, we usually use it for getting us to and from work. This means that rather than make you money, it’s going to cost you an arm and a leg to make it work. So, if you want to make your auto investment more likely to stretch and be worth your time financially, what should you do?
Here are some simple by very effective tips that you could use to start making a living using your car today. Some of them might not apply, and as ever we recommend that you get ample training first. Some jobs will need licenses, while others will need you to get plenty of experience before you can start.
Regardless of the challenge in getting started, though, the following methods could be lucrative. So, what are the seven best ways to make a living with your car in 2018?
The first suggestion that we have is quite simple; freelance driving. Whether you choose to sign up with Uber or you go with Lyft, or you go for all manner of independent taxi firms in your area, these all make it easy for you to start making a living driving a car.
If you like to drive and you are a people person, you can make a lot of cash doing this. The hours are quite long, but with tools like Uber and Lyft, you can work the hours that you want and in the areas you live in.
Another good way to make a living in a car is to start dropping off packages to people. You can run as a courier without too much experience or licensing in most places, and it can be a good way to make a living.
Just be prepared for driving to hard to reach places and having to do a lot of miles in a short period of time. Probably not the ideal delivery job for someone who is just starting out, but it could be a good way to make a living if you like people.
Another good way to make a nice little earner is to turn to the art of grocery shopping. This has become very popular for numerous reasons, and is among the most enjoyable ways to make a living driving a car. You simply need to take people’ messages to them at home.
You can do this as a driver for a supermarket, or you can do it through other tools and apps. From Shipt to InstaCart, you can find all manner of grocery management tools that allows you to be there with Mrs. Smith’ grocery items and her sweet treats.
Of course, you should also be able to get a job doing deliveries for restaurants and takeout firms. You should have all manner of them to pick from, even if you live in a smart won. If one cannot hire you, then another one will; restaurants and takeaway firms always need more staff to have onboard due to the number of deliveries that they get.
Tools like GrubHub and Munchery make it easy for you to get freelance work doing this, but it does depend on where you are based. If none of the apps cover your town, go local.
Another less ethical but still totally legit way to make a living is to drop off booze for people. Companies will exist in your area that does this local, but apps such as Saucey and Drizly should make it easy to find those party animals too inebriated to make their own way to the shops.
A bit of an odd way to make a living, but a way to make one all the same. If you aren’t too bothered about helping people to ply their binge drinking, this is definitely an opportunity you should consider.
A rather odd but very effective way to make a good living as a driver is to be a paid advertising board. People will literally pay you to stick letering on your car, to drive around with flyers in the windows and the like. It’s a very effective way to make a living, and it can be very lucrative if you get a good enough reputation.
The more work that you get your clients, the more work that you will get yourself. The only thing that you need is time to get out on the road and a total lack of self-doubt.
The last way that we recommend you try to earn with your car is to rent it out. Tools like Turo and Hyre Car allows you to rent out your car to other people nearby and give them a chance to use it. It’s a good way to make a living, and if you had a few cars then you could rent them all out for a cool few hundred bucks a month each.
You just need to list a good quality car and make sure that you vet whoever is renting it yourself.
With all of the above in mind, you should have a ready-made range of solutions to turn to when you want to get access to a way to make a living from your car. While you could always turn to the basics, all of the above gives you a chance to make a living without having to jump through hoops or get qualifications for the most part.
So long as you are a keen and professional driver who watches himself/herself on the road, you can definitely use all of the above to make a living. What options will you investigate?