- Rent Your Car Out
- Wrap Your Car In Advertising
- Search For Driving Gigs On Craigslist
- Deliver Food And Groceries With Your Car
- Help People With Moving
- Use Your Car To Deliver Packages
- Find Driver Job Postings On Indeed.com
- Get Paid Driving Others Around
- Deliver Retail Orders To Customers
Making money with your car is a smart choice if you’re looking to turn liabilities into assets or maybe you’re just looking to make some extra cash on the side.
Either way, making money with your car is easier than it’s ever been thanks to the partnership between technology and the gig economy.
1. Rent Your Car Out
Host your vehicle on a car-sharing platform and rent it out to drivers for money.
There are a few platforms worth looking into depending on what you’re comfortable with the renter using your vehicle for.
Questions to ask yourself: Will they be using it to commute for work, take it on a road trip, or maybe they will use it to drive for Uber or Lyft?
They all pose their own consequences and are all important things to consider before renting your car out to strangers.
[ Related Article: What You Need To Know Before Renting Your Car Out ]
Note: Be sure to check out the list of tax benefits for renting out your car, including 57.5 cents per mile for depreciation under the IRS Standard Mileage Rate Method.
2. Wrap Your Car In Advertising
If you’re comfortable driving around with decals wrapped across your vehicle – this is an easy, fast way to make money without having to do any work.
You can get paid hundreds per month – depending on how much you drive and if you’ll be getting a partial or full wrap – which will lead to the quality of the sponsorship and campaign.
[ Related Article: 4 Legit Car Wrap Companies That Will Pay You $200-$500 A Month ]
Tip: Try wrapping your car in advertising while using it for other gigs, like food delivery and Uber, to double your earnings potential.
3. Search For Driving Gigs On Craigslist
If you’re looking to take the more traditional approach – try, good old, Craigslist to find driving gigs in your area.
Craigslist is still one of the most popular jobs-posting sites on the internet, receiving more than one million job listings per day.
- Go to Google and type in: “Craigslist driving jobs in (your city)”
- The first search result should be a Craigslist transportation page for your area
- Click on it and you’ll see a list of all the recent job postings in your area
Reminder: Craigslist recieves thousands of driving gig listings per month, depending on where you live.
4. Deliver Food And Groceries With your Car
If you enjoy driving and being in your car, but don’t want to drive strangers around (i.e. Uber, Lyft) – consider trying this.
Pick up the ready-to-go orders from the restaurant or supermarket and deliver them to customers. It’s straightforward and easy.
There are many, good, reputable, companies that offer this type of service – so make sure to sign up for as many as you’d like. These types of gigs are a very reliable source of consistent, fast income.
- Uber Eats
Tip: Track your business mileage by downloading a mileage and expense tracking tax app, like Stride, to help track and manage your vehicles tax deductions.
5. Help People With Moving
Use your car as a moving vehicle and get paid for helping people move their stuff from point A to point B.
- Task Rabbit
Some of these moving apps require a truck. Be sure to check out each platform to make sure you meet all requirements before submitting.
6. Use Your Car To Deliver Packages
Did you know that you can deliver parcels with your own vehicle?
You may already be familiar with Amazons’ program, Amazon Flex, where you deliver Amazon packages. But did you know you can deliver non-Amazon packages, too?
And do so as an independent contractor, on your own time, without having to be a formal employee of USPS, UPS, DHL, or Fed-Ex?
- Amazon Flex
7. Find Driver Job Postings On Indeed.com
This is a great way to find companies that are currently outsourcing drivers who have their own vehicles.
You can find independent contractor gigs and, also, longterm employment work this way.
- Go to Indeed.com
- Type “Delivery Drivers With Own Vehicle” in the What search bar
- In the Where search bar, enter the location you want to find work in
- Press Find Jobs
Note: Lots of job postings on Indeed.com offer benefits, such as health insurance or 401(k) options.
8. Get Paid Driving Others Around
Driving for Uber and Lyft has now become one of the most tried and true side hustles to make a consistent income – part-time and full-time.
So, as always, being a ride-share driver makes the “how to make money with your car” list.
If you’re a people person and don’t mind having strangers in your car, this is a great gig to make some fast cash.
Tip: Signup for both Uber and Lyft, and turn on both apps when out looking for rides to increase your chances of getting customers.
9. Deliver Retail Orders To Customers
Food and groceries aren’t the only things you can deliver to make some extra money with your car.
You can also be a courier for retail stores, shopping malls, and local small businesses that need orders delivered to their customers.
Over the years, tech companies have gotten more and more innovative and creative in creating services to fill a void for just about anything – it’s just about knowing they exist.