1) Taking children to school and picking up
Seriously my friend’s wife does this. She teaches at an elementary school and on her way she picks up kids in her mini van. She earns $5 one way per child.
You will have to drop students to school, and after school you will have to drop them at their homes. You need to be very particular about time. You have to map out your route covering all the homes which reaches school in shortest route possible. You’ll need to be arriving each home to pick up on-time, every day.
Like everything else, this method also requires you to have discipline and efficiency at work. You may lose your customers for the lack of discipline. No body wants their kid to be at school late. And it costly proposition for parents if their kid stays at school afterwards for you being late at picking them up from school.
2) Use it for a taxi service
You can start taxi service using your car. (or a delivery service). You’ll need a special license for that though. your driver’s license you not do.
Taxi service pays well. Just keeping Taxi board on a top of your car will convert your car into taxi, no further modification is needed to convert your car into a taxi. If you already have a license then you should complete further legal procedures before starting taxi service.
if you happen to live in an area which attracts tourist you can be a week-end tourist guide, I know one such person in Miami, he works as contractor in our company. He makes good money over the weekends showing tourists the Miami attractions.
3) Do paid advertising
In this way you will have to do advertising of various products or companies. You will have to put posters of that company on your car. The most preferred position to place posters in a car is on a rare window of a car which is visible to others on road most of the time compared to any other place on your car.
So by placing a poster on rare window of car will show ads to people. Many companies know that this kind of advertising is one of the best ways to reach to people and hence they give good money for doing such advertising.
4) Deliver pizzas
This may require your time as well, unless you have someone at home who can do it for you. Many pizza stores hire people who can deliver pizzas. Search for nearby pizza stores and apply for off hour delivery.
Usually this sector has year-round demand for people with vehicles. If you have time and a car you can earn $10 -$20 per hour by delivering Pizza, including tips. Watch out “now hiring” stores signs.
5) Rent-out your car
You can give your car on rent, through an agency like GetAround or through personal channel. This is a comfortable way, because you will not need to pay attention round the clock, kind of passive income stream it looks like. Average rental cost is usually from $3 to $15 per hour at Getaround.
The Get Around service is a registry of providers and renters. You can list your car for someone to rent it out on days you have no use for the car, earning you some easy money. you can also arrange for a driver and provide a chauffeur driven service to wealthy travelers.
6) Offer Driving lessons
Get a permit and start driving lessons. this again can be your week-end fun activity which could earn you extra money. This can be a sustainable business if you show results. Be a careful and safe teacher.
I would have turned in to a weekend instructor had I not have this blog. Our 2002 Hyundai Elantra can be a perfect fit for turning it in to a car with two brakes on both front sides. Now that we almost never use it.
Which option you want to choose readers? Not only car, your parking space can also earn you money, to know about using parking space to earn money read Save money on parking cost.
So far I have only though a car as an instrument which lose value over the time. A car is needed only for personal comfort. Now I know useful ways my car be used when I am sitting at home or working in my cubicle.
Readers, do you make your car work for money? Or, like mine, your car is just another money draining machine?