Your car doesn’t just have to be a way to get from A to B. It can also be a way for you to make money. For most people, their car is the second biggest investment they make (after their home), and who wouldn’t want to reclaim some of the cash they’ve spent on their automobile? There are multiple ways to do this; some of them will function more as a way to lessen the running costs of your car, while others can be sensible ways to make a decent secondary income. Take a look at how your car can become a moneymaker below.
Rent It To Others
If you have a car but don’t use it as much as you thought you would, then why not claw back some of the cash by renting your cars to others? There are apps that let you mark your car as available to rent. You set the price and the terms, and you can also decide whether to accept or deny a person’s request, depending on whether you’re going to need the vehicle or not. If you live in a city where many people don’t own a vehicle, you might find that it’s always in demand.
If you’re going to be making a journey anyway, why not add a passenger, and split some of the costs? There are websites and local Facebook groups that allow you to offer any spare seats in your vehicle. If there’s someone else who needs to go in the same direction as you, they’ll be able to “buy” a seat in your car for the journey. You’ll be able to set the price, but it’s not just money that you’ll gain – it’s also better for the environment, too, and also more fun than just making the journey by yourself.
Buying and Selling
If you know a lot about cars and have a way of connecting with other people, then why not looking at buying and selling vehicles? This, of course, is a much more professional option than simply selling a seat in your car, and should be treated as such. You’ll have to look into any tax obligations that you may have, and also make sure that you get a cheap traders policy, so that you’re covered in case things go wrong. If you have a knack for finding cars at bargain prices and then selling them for more, there’s a potential to make a lot of money this way.
If you live in a popular urban area, then your car could make you money simply by…not being parked at your home. There are plenty of people who will pay good money for a parking spot in a convenient location. If you can handle the mild inconvenience of having to cycle out to wherever your car is parked, you can free up the parking spot outside your home and sell it to the highest bidder for a monthly fee. It’s supply and demand.