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Own a Car? Here are 4 Great Ways to Make Extra Money

Own a Car? Here are 4 Great Ways to Make Extra Money

For most people, their car is a means that takes them to and from a workplace, so they can make money, pay bills, and hopefully have enough saved over for a nice trip to somewhere fun and exciting (don’t forget the travel insurance!).

However, did you know that you can also use your car to make money — and all without quitting your regular job. Here are four great ideas:

  • Deliver Food for Local Restaurants

There are dozens of food delivery companies you can connect with, including Just Eat, Uber Eats, Skip the Dishes, Deliveroo, Postmates, Takeaway.com, Delivery Hero, Grubhub, Doordash, Foodpanda, Swiggy, Zomato — and the list goes on. Each program has its own rules and rates, so it’s worth spending some time to research each option to see what works best for you. Also keep in mind that you may need to upgrade your car insurance.

  • Wrap Your Car

Another fun and profitable way to boost your income — without having to sell anything — is by wrapping your car. There are many car wrap options to choose from, including partial wraps. All you need to do is commit to driving your car in a certain area for a minimum distance (or duration). Plus, you’ll need to make sure that you’re a safe driver and obey the rules of the road — otherwise, instead of enhancing a company’s brand, you’ll damage it! To get started, you can do Google search for marketing and advertising agencies that recruit drivers like you to serve their clients. And don’t worry about damaging your car’s original paint finish, either. A high quality car wrap will actually protect your car from scratches, dents, and UV damage from the sun. How’s that for a nice bonus?

  • Become a Part-Time Courier

Businesses in your area — especially if you live in a larger city — have a big problem: they cannot afford to use conventional couriers to get their packages and documents sent to customers and clients. That’s where you come in! Simply by transporting small packages and envelopes, you’ll make businesses happy and, of course, you’ll boost your income. To get started, check out companies like Yodel, Hermes and Amazon Flex. 

  • Share Your Commute

With the cost of fuel and other vehicle maintenance constantly rising, sharing your commute to and from work is a great way to offset your expenses. Plus, you’ll meet someone who might turn out to be a good friend, and you’ll be helping the environment, too. To get started, check out platforms like Liftshare and BlaBlaCar.

The Bottom Line

Driving is something you do anyway, and your car is basically a sunk expense: you need to pay leasing or finance costs whether you drive it or not, and it’s constantly depreciating (even when you sleep!). The good news, however, is that the four options above can help you make money with your car. What’s more, you’ll probably enjoy it much more than you imagine. Good luck and happy earning!


2 Saving Tips and 2 Money Making Tips to Take You Forward in 2013

Money saving tipsThis year, 2013, could be a tough one when it comes to household finances. The latest financial data shows that the worldwide economy is still looking uncertain and the average global citizen is still facing slow wage growth, combined with increased inflation.

So with take-home pay almost frozen and the cost of living increasing, many consumers are facing a squeeze on their finances.

However, if you’re clever with the way you save and spend money, you can weather the storm and still live well. Check out the advice below, to learn how both to save money and spend it this year.

Saving money 1: switch providers

In 2013, almost all your bills will be from one of the many companies that provide you with a service. So whether you’re looking at your internet, phone, gas, electricity, insurance, banking or mortgage provider, if you think you’re paying too much, there will be alternatives out there.

All these companies are competing against each other for customers and they know that in these tough economic times, consumers are looking increasingly to the bottom line.

This trend means that there are great deals out there, especially if you’re willing to enter a long-term contract with a company.

Saving money 2: use comparison websites

Whether you need a new TV or dishwasher, or the services of a lawyer or other professional, make sure you shop around online first

Either you can trawl the internet yourself, which takes time and effort, or you can use a comparison website, where you fill in an online form just once and get lots of results that you can easily compare to find the right deal for you.

Money making 1: make money online

The internet is a great way for people to connect with each other and that means it’s now one of the most powerful ways of earning cash.

You could set up a new business like a blog site that attracts advertising revenue, or an online shop, where you sell goods to people across the world.

On the other hand, you may prefer to work for others as a freelance online writer, producing stories for a blog site, or you might use your skills to become an online tutor.

Money making 2: sell unwanted goods

In the old days, people would give their unwanted goods to the local thrift shop or simply throw them on the tip. However, in 2013, the internet provides one of the best ways to make money from your household junk.

By using websites like musicmagpie.com, you can make sure stuff you would normally give away for free or throw out makes money for you.


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