There are a lot of places where having a car is taken for granted. Yet, having grown up in Brooklyn, I understand how big a deal that a car can be. Apart from a great way to get you from point A to point B, cars, can also be the perfect tool to earn money on the side. Here are some of the top ways to earn extra money with your car, based off an article I found on Wisebread:
Join Uber or Lyft: Driving for these services is similar to driving for a taxi, except you can use your own vehicle and, better yet, set your own schedule. Drivers in a big city can make up to $90,000 a year. To work part-time for one of these companies, you’ll need a clean driving record, insurance, a smartphone and a newer car.
Get paid advertising for your car: If you don’t mind sticking out like a sore thumb, then try wrapping it in advertisement, and you can get paid hundreds of dollars every month. How much you make depends on which service you use, how big your car is, your daily commute and where you live, but if you drive a lot, have a bigger car and park in a high-traffic area, you can make a lot of money.
Rent it out: If you’re planning on an out-of-town trip, consider renting your vehicle out through sites like Turo and Getaround. According to Getaround, you can make up to $10,000 a year by renting your car out when you don’t need it.
Sign up for a delivery service: If you don’t want to drive people, then consider applying for a food delivery or courier service; you’ll be able to accept jobs at will and pick up and deliver food or items in the area. You could also apply at a local pizza joint to be a deliveryman.
Pickup services: If you have a truck or large vehicle, you can make money picking up large items or helping people move. You can use a service like Buddytruk or GoShare, or even TaskRabbit.
Charge for carpooling: If you have coworkers that need rides to work, consider charging for the service. Charging each rider a small fee for gas can cover your gas bill and more. You can also offer airport pickups and dropoffs to save people the stress and hassle of driving their own car.
Offer driving lessons: If your stress level can handle it, then consider offering driving lessons; you’ll need a permit and insurance, and your vehicle will need to be adjusted, so you might want to use a vehicle you don’t use often.