Do you love driving your car? Does traveling make you happy, and are you looking to earn money on the side while doing it? Well, there are plenty of ways for you to earn extra cash by just using your car. But when it comes to earning money with your car, the first thing that probably comes to mind is Uber.
Registering on Uber is a fast and easy way to earn extra cash while driving, but it’s far from being the only thing you can do to earn some income. There are many other ways, from advertising to making deliveries.
Vehicular side hustles come in many forms, and you can even be picky about them. Most of the side hustles we will discuss today involve tons of driving. The following are some of the most popular and legit ways to earn income while driving around town.
Let’s start with the most obvious one. Driving for a ridesharing app like Lyft or Uber is one of the most lucrative side hustles you can do with your car. Your aim in this job is to help people go from point A to point B, and they will pay you, and most of the proceeds will go to you. It’s easy, and you can practically do it daily as long as you are motivated.
Of course, there are some downsides to this side hustle. You must meet many requirements before starting this. Uber drivers need to pass a driving record, clean criminal background checks, meet the minimum age of the car, etc. Also, the car’s repairs, maintenance, and gas will still be covered by you. However, those aren’t things that personal loans for uber drivers can’t fix completely, even if they help in the meantime.
Working for a ridesharing app comes with a lot of perks. There is good news if you have a full-time job but are mostly bored on the weekends. Most of the drivers in these ridesharing apps drive during peak hours on the weekends, typically at night. Also, you don’t need to find customers around town; you can just hang around famous bars and party venues during those peak hours.
Being a delivery guy for a food app is mostly like a driver in a ridesharing app but minus the passengers. If you don’t like the idea of towing strangers around town (which honestly sounds like a bad idea anyway), then why not go to other people’s houses and deliver their food for them?
You can imagine that the peak hours are different in food delivery apps. Since we’re talking about food here, the peak hours will usually be during lunchtime or dinnertime. Being a delivery guy for a food delivery app means you’re mostly dependent on how fast the food prep workers work.
And, of course, when we’re on the other side of the food delivery service, we want our food to be delivered fast so we can eat it while it’s still hot. Also, you must fight with other delivery guys to have your food prepared immediately. Veterans recommend just working with a single restaurant to save you more time.
If you don’t like picking up people or delivering food for strangers, then a car wrapping side hustle may be for you. No, we’re not telling you to wrap other people’s cars with stickers; instead, you’ll have your car wrapped in advertisements. The main advantage of wrapping your car with advertisements rather than delivering food or picking up people is that you don’t have to drive for longer hours than normal.
Car advertising companies have a mileage requirement, and you’re good to go if you meet that quota. Usually, it’s just 30 miles a day, so it’s relatively low. You can even do this during your work days if your commute from home to work is more than 30 miles.
Rent Out Your Car
Are you a homebody who doesn’t like to drive but has an extra car? Well, this one might be for you. You can rent your car for locals who don’t own a car and don’t want to bother with the traditional rental car shops around town. One huge advantage of renting out your car is that you don’t have to drive yourself; you can let your renter do that for you.
Making your car available for rental is potentially lucrative, especially if you have an extra one lying around your garage. We say lucrative as this side hustle can generate at least several hundred dollars a month, which can pay for its insurance and maintenance.
There are other side hustles for your car, but the ones discussed above are some of the most popular and lucrative ones. However, make sure to only work for a reputable company since many fake ones exist. Other than that, these side hustles can make you pretty big wads of cash if you’re willing to do them.