February 11

16 Ways How to Make Money With Your Car This 2022

Sometimes one job isn’t enough to foot your car maintenance and insurance bills.

Add all the other stuff you’re paying for and you’ve got yourself an expensive dilemma.

Yikes!

But what if you find ways to make money with your car?

Or at least cover the cost of spending on it?

Thanks to the ever-growing gig economy, we’ve now got a ton of side hustle options to try out - from the ever-popular ridesharing to some lesser-known ways you can make money. 

These side hustles are mostly flexible jobs you can do any time all while earning a solid income.

Some don’t require a lot of effort and some might just be good enough to be a full-time job. 

So are you ready to find your next gig?

Let’s get to it!

How to Make Money With Your Car This 2022

Some of our suggestions probably won’t be new to you.

But that just proves that they’re tried and tested methods to earn cash!

And since we’ve got an abundance of suggestions for you today, we’re sure you’ll find something new you’ll like.

Starting with…

  1. Drive for a ridesharing app

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Were you even surprised that this is the first one on the list?

Anyone can make money driving people around thanks to various ridesharing apps.

In case you don’t know how it works, being a rideshare driver is like being a modern taxi driver.

But instead of flagging you in the middle of the street, customers will request a pickup through an app.

You get to use personal vehicles and pick your own schedule.

If you’ve got to balance a day job, you can always drive in your spare time.

And if you want to take advantage of the surge pricing, dedicate a few hours of your weekend to driving.

You can even make it a full-time job.

If you’re thinking of using a ridesharing app, check out these popular ones:

Uber

When you think of a “ridesharing app,” you’ll automatically think of Uber.

Everyone is using their service to get around wherever they are in the country.

How to Sign Up: 

To drive, you have to meet the minimum age requirement in your city.

You’ll be required to show a valid driver’s license with one year of licensed driving in the US (3 years if you are under 25 years old).

Lastly, you’ll need a 4-door vehicle in good condition.

If you tick those boxes, sign up on their website.

Send in the required documents and wait for the team to verify your application.

And if the background check goes well, you can download the app and start making money.

How Much You Can Make: 

Speaking of money, an Uber driver can generally make $15 to $22/hour according to Salary.com.

Comparably.com even found that the annual salary of Uber drivers in the US range from $26,240 to $74,330.

Can you earn that much too?

Of course you can but it all depends on the number of trips you take, distance to the drop-off, and the time of day.

Being a rideshare driver for Uber is a proven profitable way to earn extra cash.

Still looking for reasons to try being an Uber driver this 2022?

This video talks about 5 reasons why you should try it out:


Lyft

Like Uber, Lyft is another popular ridesharing app you can work for in your spare time.

New to ridesharing?

Test the waters!

You can always alternate between driving for Lyft or Uber for the first few months to see for yourself which one’s better.

Or better yet, sign up for both apps and switch them up every now and then.

If you’re thinking of driving for Uber or Lyft, this helpful video has tips every beginner should know.


How to Sign Up: 

The requirements for this app-based service are almost the same.

You have to meet your state’s age requirement for driving and present a valid driver’s license and car insurance.

Of course, you have to have a smartphone that can run the Lyft app.

After you send your application, Lyft will screen it and inspect your 4-door vehicle.

You can sign up to drive through their website or download the app.

Lyft leaves its drivers to manage their own schedules so you have the option to drive for a few hours or the whole day.

When you’re ready to work, all you have to do is hop on your car, open the app, and wait for it to connect you with a passenger.

How Much You Can Make: 

According to Glassdoor, Lyft drivers get an average of $17/ hour.

Salary.com even notes that Lyft drivers can earn anywhere between $30,603 and $45,003/year.

But like with other ridesharing apps, your pay is based on the time and distance of each ride in your city.

Lyft will get a percentage of every passenger’s rate but you at least get to keep 100% of the tips.

  1. Deliver food

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Another popular way to make money with your car is to use it to deliver food.

In the digital age, more and more customers choose to have their food delivered over dining out.

Check out some of the best food delivery companies you can work at to earn more money:

Uber Eats

Everyone knows Uber Eats is one of the best food delivery apps out there.

The process is painless -- customers book their food and it gets delivered to them minutes later.

For drivers, the gig is pretty straightforward too.

You receive orders directly from the app, pick them up at the restaurant, and follow the maps to the drop-off.

If you’re curious to know what the experience is like, check out this video of this girl on her first day being an Uber Eats driver:


How to Sign Up:

Requirements to be a driver are similar to its ridesharing counterpart.

Drivers have to be at least 21 years old or older with a valid driver’s license and a 2-door or 4-door car.

Additionally, Uber Eats requires drivers to submit their social security numbers for background screening.

How Much You Can Make: 

With Uber Eats, you escape the traditional restaurant food delivery jobs with fixed hours.

You can schedule your work anytime you want.

Your earnings will be transferred to your bank account every week with an option to cash out at least 5 times a day.

According to ZipRecruiter, drivers earn an average of $19/hour and an annual average of $40,176 a year. 

And all you have to do is sign up on their website.

DoorDash

DoorDash is an app that will pay you to deliver food from various local restaurants. 

They call their delivery drivers “Dashers,” implying the speed in getting customers their orders.

It works the same as other food delivery apps.

You accept orders from the app and complete them.

How to Sign Up: 

Before you become a full-fledged DoorDash Dasher, you have to meet a few requirements.

You must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license and a social security number. 

Aside from their car, Dashers can also use bikes and scooters. 

Dashers take orders via the app so you’ll need a compatible smartphone for the job.

How Much You Can Make: 

DoorDash is currently available in over 7,000 cities in 50 states with millions of people using the service.

You’ll never really run out of work to do here.

And according to Indeed.com, Dashers are paid an average of $13.53/hour.

While the company claims a percentage for every order, you’ll get to keep every cent of your tips. 

Want to earn more?

Schedule your drives during peak hours for surge pricing and always be kind to your customers for good tips!

If you’re curious how DoorDash stacks up with Uber Eats when it comes to paying, check out this video of a girl who tried driving for both:


Spoiler alert: It’s better if you alternate both apps so you can make the most out of the competitive pricing!

Grubhub

You don’t need to have any previous delivery driver experience to drive for Grubhub.

All you need is your personal vehicle and you’re good to go.

Grubhub is another food delivery app that lets customers get food from the comfort of their homes. 

How to Sign Up: 

Someone as young as 18 years old can apply to be a Grubhub driver and deliver food from various restaurants.

Since you’re driving a car, you need to show a valid driver’s license and active auto insurance.

Grubhub needs their riders to at least own an iPhone with iOS 11 or an Android with 5.0 (with a data plan).

They are also expected to have a checking account for direct earning deposits. 

Sounds easy, right?

How Much You Can Make: 

According to Glassdoor, Grubhub drivers get an $18/hour average pay. 

But if customers leave you tips, you get all of those in full.

Now that you’ve got the three biggest food delivery gigs to choose from, which one’s the best?

A true hustler will know “the best” is a combination of delivering for Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Grubhub.

You can simply switch from app to app depending on which gig you’d like to do for the day!

And you get paid for all gigs at the end of the day.

This video does an awesome comparison of the apps based on amounts per order, frequency of orders, app functionality, and more.

Check it out:


  1. Deliver groceries

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Working for a grocery delivery service is almost the same as delivering food.

But instead of just picking up the customer’s order, sometimes you have to shop for it yourself.

You can check out a few companies to work with:

Burpy

Burpy promises their customers a same-day delivery service on groceries.

After you sign up, you can accept orders from the app and complete them in-store.

How to Sign Up: 

It won’t take much to be a shopper for Burpy.

You just have to be 18 or older with a car, license, and insurance.

However, you do need to be able to lift at least 30 lbs.

Okay, sure, there’s a little heavy lifting from time to time.

But if you intend to be a full-service shopper, you should be prepared for that.

(Plus, that’s exercise!)

How Much You Can Make: 

Burpy shoppers get to earn up to $25/hour and they can request a payout anytime.

You’ll have the flexibility to work on your own schedule so it’s a great side hustle.

Instacart

Another reliable service for grocery shopping is Instacart.

Full-service shoppers receive orders through the app and then shop in-store.

How to Sign Up: 

Becoming an Instacart shopper is much like all the other companies mentioned.

You have to be at least 18 with a driver’s license and constant access to a vehicle.

But you have to be able to lift 50 lbs since delivering groceries isn’t a small feat.

How Much You Can Make: 

Instacart pays its shoppers weekly.

According to Ridester, shoppers get paid an average of $13/hour.

However, Instacart makes it clear that a shopper’s earnings depend on the number of orders they complete and their location.

So if you want to earn more, you have to put in the legwork.

Shipt

Fancy being called a Shipt Shopper?

Shipt is an on-demand grocery delivery service that lets you make money on your own schedule.

How to Sign Up: 

To apply as a grocery shopper, you must be at least 18 with a valid driver’s license and car insurance. 

Just like with other apps, you’ll need a smartphone to access orders.

And yes, lifting at least 40 lbs is part of the requirement! 

How Much You Can Make: 

According to the company, Shipt shoppers can make anywhere between $16 to $22/hour and they get paid per shop.

Total earnings depend on the number of orders you can complete so the more you shop, the more you earn.

  1. Deliver alcohol

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If people pay to have their groceries delivered, you can bet your bottom dollar they’ll pay to get alcohol delivered too.

There are a few apps and stores you can apply to be a driver.

Saucey

Saucey prides itself on being the fastest alcohol delivery service that gets customers their orders in under 30 minutes.

They hire local delivery drivers (a.k.a. you) to make that promise true.

Saucy drivers can either wait for orders to come through the app or schedule shifts every week.

As for the pay, Indeed.com shows that Saucey drivers earn between $10 to $12.26/hour.

Not bad for a side hustle, huh?

Saucey already operates in a number of locations and they’re still expanding to other cities.

They’ll probably be looking for more drivers which gives you a chance to work for them. 

Drizly

How to Sign Up: 

There are three ways to become a Drizly delivery driver.

First, apply at their partner stores since delivery drivers are hired directly through them.

To identify which stores in your area use Drizly, visit their website and input your address.

Second, you can visit their Careers page from time to time to see if anything pops up.

And third, fill out this form to be included in their driver job board.

Your information will be sent to Drizly’s local retailer partners who will reach out to you if they’re interested.

How Much You Can Make: 

Drizly is one of the best alcohol delivery services and they operate in over 1,500 cities.

That means your chances of finding a gig delivering for them are pretty high.

But since Drizly doesn’t directly hire delivery drivers, your salary for this job will depend on the local retail store you’re working with.

  1. Deliver other goods

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Not interested in food delivery service gigs?

There are lots of other goods and packages you can deliver to thousands of customers.

Find your next gig with these delivery services:

Roadie

Roadie’s efficient service connects people with stuff to send with drivers already headed in the same direction.

Think of this unique platform as carpooling but for items.

Customers will post the items and their prices on the Roadie app.

You just need to pick which ones you can deliver.

Roadie lets you work on your own schedule and be your own boss.

How to Sign Up:

Being a Roadie driver is easy.

You need to be 18 or older with a valid driver’s license and a vehicle.

Download the app and sign up for an account

Once you’re a driver, you get to pick gigs that pop up on the map.

Roadie lets you wait for about 15 minutes before the customer accepts your offer.

It’s not a bidding app, the price is already fixed, but customers can choose which driver they prefer.

How Much You Can Make: 

According to Indeed, drivers can get paid an average of $23 per delivery. 

But you can earn anywhere between $8 to $650 depending on the item and distance. 

If you’re thinking of driving for Roadie, this video recounts a driver’s first-hand experience of what it’s like. 


His most valuable tip is to go at least six gigs so you can unlock the instant payout option.

Favor

Got a lot of spare time?

Be a Favor runner and earn extra cash. 

You can do a number of things with Favor -- deliver packages, accomplish food orders, deliver groceries, and more. 

Favor operates in major cities in Texas and just like other delivery apps, you get to work at your own time.

How Much You Can Make: 

You get to earn 35% of the delivery fee but you get to keep 100% of your tips. 

According to Favor, their Runners can earn up to $18/hour.

And if you schedule your shift ahead of time, Favor also offers a $9-10/hour incentive.

Sign up to be a Favor Runner here.

  1. Deliver for Amazon Flex

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Demand for delivery drivers increases as more and more people choose to order online over shopping at stores.

This is why you’ll never run out of packages to deliver with Amazon.

It’s one of the most straightforward gigs that let you earn money in your spare time.

How to Sign Up:

Signing up to be an Amazon Flex driver is easy.

Download the app and create your account.

While Amazon Flex does give you the freedom to go as many or as few deliveries, you do have to reserve a time block in your area.

On the day of your block, you can head to the Amazon location to pick up the packages and deliver them.

As an Amazon Flex driver, you complete deliveries with your own car.

So you have to be at least 21 with a valid driver’s license.

How Much You Can Make: 

The best part about this straightforward job is you can earn $18 to $25/hour. 

Amazon pays its drivers twice a week so you won’t have to wait for weeks.

Granted that it’s one of the best options for side hustles out there but is driving for Amazon Flex worth it?

This video explores what it’s like to be an Amazon Flex driver in 2022:


Spoiler alert: Some delivery runs aren’t eligible for tip options and Amazon Flex base pay tends to fluctuate.

Is it still a good gig?

Well, you still get paid and manage your own shift either way.

The points in the video are just some you might want to consider.

  1. Rent out your car

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Instead of letting your car sit on the sidewalk for long periods of time, why not rent it out?

A lot of people need cars -- from tourists to folks who looking for a short-term vehicle.

It’s a great way to make good money to subsidize your own car costs.

There are a few apps you can use to advertise your car for rent.

Turo

There’s every kind of car for rent on Turo, one of the best car-sharing marketplaces online.

They’re available in areas like Los Angeles, Miami, and Toronto.

How to Sign Up:

To list your car on Turo, you can sign up here.

However, your vehicle must meet Turo’s list of universal requirements.

Your vehicle must be registered in your name or to an owner who authorized you to list it.

In the US, you can only list vehicles registered and located in any state except New York.

Check out Turo’s other vehicle listing requirements for the US below.

It should

  • Be no more than 12 years old
  • Meet Turo’s insurance requirements
  • Have a fair market value of up to $150,000
  • Have fewer than 130,000 miles
  • Have a clean (e.g. not a “branded” or “salvage”) title; and
  • Have never been declared a total loss

You can find Turo’s complete requirements here.

How Much You Can Make: 

Get an estimate of how much you could earn with Turo’s nifty Carculator

According to the company, the average annual income of a host with one car could climb up to $10,516.

That’s not bad at all for a passive income!

Turo also protects car owners with insurance in case anything goes wrong.

HyreCar

HyreCar runs a bit differently than other car renting platforms out there.

It operates like an Airbnb for vehicles -- but with a twist.

Potential renters can use your car to do their own ridesharing gigs. 

That means they could use it to ferry passengers for Uber or Lyft.

That’s the gig economy for you!

How to Sign Up:

Some car owners might be uncomfortable with arrangements like these.

But if you’re totally cool with letting strangers drive gigs with your car, you can list it on HyreCar here.

You get to post photos of your car with specific descriptions to entice potential drivers.

You also have to upload documents HyreCar requires: registration, insurance, driver’s license, and 19-point inspection.

Check out HyreCar’s owner success guide for more tips on renting out your car.

How Much You Can Make: 

As for how much you earn, you get to set your own rates.

However, HyreCar might only give you 75-85% of the price depending on the protection plan you choose.

If you’re confident that your car won’t need insurance, you can remove that option and get to keep more of your money.

Getaround

Getaround is another popular way to kickstart your car-sharing entrepreneur business.

Like Turo, you just have to list your car for short-term rent and wait for interested drivers.

Cars are also covered with insurance policies and are offered 24/7 roadside assistance.

How to Sign Up:

You can either sign up on the website or download the Getaround app.

Like with other rent-a-car platforms, not every vehicle is eligible for renting.

Getaround requires cars to be a model 2007 or newer and has fewer than 125,000 miles. 

You also have to submit photos of all four sides of your car to make sure it’s in good condition. 

Read more on Getaround’s requirements here.

 How Much You Can Make: 

As a car owner, you get to set your own rental fees.

However, you only get to take home 60% of that amount.

So don’t forget to consider that when you’re doing your pricing!

A huge portion of your rate will cover Getaround’s commission plus your car insurance.

But if you want to take home a larger percentage, you can contact Getaround to adjust your car insurance deal.

  1. Try carpooling

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Another way to earn extra cash is opening those empty seats up for carpooling.

This is a great side hustle for those who don’t have much time outside of their regular daily drives to work.

Carpooling is unlike driving for rideshare apps where the customer gets to choose where to get picked up and dropped off.

It connects you with other individuals going the same way or destination as you.

That way you don’t even have to change your regular route or do detours.

All they have to do is hop in and wait for a point in the journey where they need to get off.

Where can you find people to carpool with?

iCarpool

You can join this popular carpooling app to connect with people in your area looking for a ride.

Once you become a driver for iCarpool, you can indicate your route on the app.

It will mix and match your carpool partners depending on where you’re going.

How to Sign Up: 

iCarpool requires its drivers to be at least 21 with a valid license and a clean driving record.

You also need to submit your car insurance with your name on the policy and send photos of your car.

iCarpool drivers should be working or attending a university in the area.

To sign up as a driver, download the iCarpool app.

How Much You Can Make: 

Now, you won’t make a ton of money with iCarpool.

The company caps off the money you receive based on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines.

That means you only get reasonable amounts to cover your cost of driving. 

The website says they charge their riders starting at $1.50 and the total amount depends on the distance of the trip.

iCarpool also retains $1 for every ride fee.

While you won’t get much profit from iCarpool, it’s still a great way to earn a little without going out of your way.

You can read up on iCarpool’s FAQ for drivers here.

Hitch

Those living in Texas, Oklahoma, and Florida can download the Hitch app to earn money.

It connects drivers with passengers headed to the same city at specific pick-up and drop-off locations.

Check out the pick-up locations here.

Hitch is mostly used for long, inter-city drives like going from Dallas to Houston or from Tampa to Miami. 

Aside from picking up passengers, Hitch also lets drivers do same-day package deliveries.

How to Sign Up: 

To drive for Hitch, you have to be of legal age with a valid driver’s license.

Then, download the Hitch app and apply to be a driver.

How Much You Can Make: 

According to Indeed, Hitch drivers could earn as much as $22/hour.

However, Hitch themselves say the base pay fluctuates depending on your location. 

But riders can still give you tips and you get to take that home in full.

Carpool Without an App

Want to get rid of the man in the middle? 

Well, even without an app, you can still find people to carpool with.

Join Facebook groups of people within your area and ask if anyone is interested.

You can even ask your neighbors if they’re open to the idea so you won’t have to pool with strangers.

Plus, without a third-party app, you get to keep 100% of what you charge your passengers.

But don’t get greedy and overdo it!

Only charge to offset your ordinary driving cost.

  1. Help people move

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Got car space for lots of things and the muscle for physical labor?

Helping people move is another great way to make money with your car.

Check out your options:

TaskRabbit

“Taskers” get connected with people who need their help for various jobs ranging from furniture assembly to pet sitting.

“Help moving” and “delivery” are just some of the most in-demand ones. 

How to Sign Up:

Create an account with TaskRabbit here.

You have to be 18 or older and able to work in TaskRabbit active cities.

In some cities, TaskRabbit might require you to pay $25 for a one-time non-refundable registration fee. 

Once you get your account, you can set your schedule and work area to receive tasks. 

How Much You Can Earn: 

So how much will TaskRabbit pay you?

That actually depends on how much you charge. 

You get to set your own rates!

Use TaskRabbit’s calculator to estimate how much you can charge per hour depending on your location and task.

For example, Taskers in New York City can help someone move their items for $63/hour while in Houston, that’s $47/hour.

Bellhop

Bellhop is another app you can join for gigs like helping people move.

While you can’t pick your gigs as a new driver, you can work your way up the ranks by getting great reviews until you're a pro.

Pro movers get to pick jobs and earn more.

How to Sign Up:

Signing up for a Bellhop mover is easy.

You just have to be over 18 years old and can lift at least 100 lbs. 

Having a smartphone compatible with the Bellhop app is also a must.

The company will contact you for a background check and once you clear that, you can wait for your tasks on the app. 

How Much You Can Earn: 

Earn as much as $21/hour as a Bellhop mover sent directly to your standard bank account.

Got a financial goal you’re building on?

Bellhop won’t put a cap on your earnings so you get to enjoy your tips and bonuses all the more.

Plus, if you’re worried about other expenses such as a move location being too far and taking too much time, Bellhop has got your back. 

They will pay you $.30/mile for the first 15 miles from your home to location A, and location B ot home. 

Fair compensation, what’s not to love?

Dolly

If you own a pickup truck, van, or box truck and you can lift over 75 lbs, you can be a Dolly Helper.

How Much You Can Make: 

You get to earn $35/hour plus keep all your tips.

Those who don’t have trucks but own a car for smaller items can apply as a Dolly Hands and earn $20/hour.

Both Helpers and Hands get paid twice a week so you won’t have to wait long.

To qualify to work for Dolly, you have to at least be 18 (Hands) or 21 years old (Helper) with a valid driver’s license and auto insurance. 

And since most of the moves require heavy lifting of furniture, you have to put in the muscle too.

Apply to become a Dolly Helper or Hands here.

  1. Wrap your car in ads

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You’ve probably seen vehicles driving around dressed up as a product advertisement. 

Those drivers get paid just to go around the city!

If you don’t mind being a moving billboard and you’ve got lots of time to spare, you could do the same. 

Sign up for these companies:

ReferralCars

While everyone wants to make passive income, not everyone wants a huuuge sticker decal on the side of their car. 

With ReferralCars, a small rear window decal could do.

As you might have guessed from its name, ReferralCars lets you earn through referrals.

Drivers will be given a special code included in their sticker to monitor how many people they get to inquire about or purchase the product.

To get started, visit ReferralCars’ website and sign up.

How Much You Can Earn: 

ReferralCars estimates their drivers’ average monthly earnings to be somewhere between $300 to $500.

Pros?

It’s a good form of passive income.

Plus, ReferralCars won’t actually put a tracker to monitor the miles you drove or the time you spent driving around.

However, many who tried it did say that it’s could prove a challenge to successfully refer strangers.

Especially since some of the stickers are small and the referral code could be overlooked.

Still, ReferralCars could be a good option to earn passive income. 

Wrapify

Car advertising company Wrapify is one of the most popular ones.

They’ve worked with big brands like Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Google, Shell, Uber, and more. 

Wrapify is constantly on the lookout for drivers to help with their campaigns.

How to Sign Up: 

To sign up, you have to download the Wrapify app and meet a few requirements.

Drivers have to be 21 and above with a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.

You can drive a range of vehicles as long as it’s at least a 2008 model in good condition.

Pass Wrapify’s basic background check and you’re good to go.

How Much You Can Make: 

So how much can a Wrapify driver earn?

Wrapify made a few estimates based on previous drivers:

  • Lite coverage vehicles - $196-250/month
  • Partial coverage vehicles - $196-250/month
  • Full coverage vehicles - $264-452/month

Your pay depends on the miles you drive within a campaign zone, the time of day, and the number of people on the road.

However, keep in mind that Wrapify works on a campaign basis in specific areas only.

That means there’s a huge chance you don’t get a gig if you don’t match with a campaign. 

Carvertise

Carvertise has partnered with big names like Netflix, EA Sports, Nascar, and more so you know they’re legit.

These guys have been praised for having the best-looking car wrap advertisements.

How to Sign Up: 

Signing up as a driver is easy -- you can even do it right now.

You must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license, insurance, and a clean driving record.

Carvertise needs vehicles to be at least 2009 models or newer.

However, just like with all other car wrap companies, you have to wait for a campaign match before you earn.

How Much You Can Make: 

Carvertise promises its future drivers can earn anywhere between $300 - $1,500/month depending on the campaign.

So cross your fingers you’ll get lucky and match with a good campaign!

  1. Play ads inside your car

If you’re already a rideshare driver, you can earn more by displaying ads inside your car.

That’s an awesome way to boost your rideshare earnings.

Check out these companies that will pay you to do just that:

Vugo

Drivers who join Vugo will be given tablets to display ads during their ridesharing drives.

But just like with car wrap advertising, ads like these are on a campaign basis.

How to Sign Up: 

There aren’t strict requirements for drivers to start working with Vugo so if you’re already a rideshare driver, you’ll qualify for sure.

Once you apply, Vugo will get your tablet professionally installed and set you up for training.

How Much You Can Make:

Once you join Vugo, you’ll be assigned a campaign based on your location.

All you have to do is keep it on for passengers and you get 60% of Vugo’s ad revenue.

However, payments are given once a specific campaign ends and that might take weeks. 

Vugo says their drivers can earn anywhere from $50 to $100/month.

It’s still a great passive income on top of your earnings from ridesharing. 

Play Octopus

Another awesome side hustle for rideshare advertising is working with Play Octopus.

Drivers get free tablets, mounts, and even data.

Your passengers get to play fun games and win prizes in transit all while watching ads in between.

Check out this video to see how Play Octopus works:


Play Octopus is absolutely free as long as you can guarantee to give 100 rides a month.

If your rides drop below that, you’ll have to surrender the tablet. 

How Much You Can Make: 

Full-time drivers can earn up to $100/month and even get an extra $25 for every referral.

It’s definitely worth applying as a driver.

And if you want an in-depth review of Play Octopus, this video does a good job explaining what it’s like.


  1. Drive for kids

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If you love interacting with kids, why not drive for them?

Adults aren’t the only ones who need ridesharing apps.

You’d be surprised to find that there are a lot of parents who can’t squeeze in the time to drive their kids around.

That could be your job!

HopSkipDrive

HopSkipDrive is a special taxi service that’s only available for kids between 1 and 12 years old.

Parents use book rides on the app to make sure their kids get to school and other locations safely.

How to Sign Up: 

Because drivers will be transporting parents’ precious cargo, HopSkipDrive has stringent requirements and a rigorous application process.

You have to be 23 years old and above with at least 5 years of caregiving experience.

Your 4-door vehicle should be at least a 2012 model or newer.

Lastly, you have to undergo a multi-agency background check, including fingerprinting.

You can sign up as a HopSkipDrive CareDriver here!

How Much You Can Make: 

If you pass all their requirements and background check, you will officially be called a CareDriver.

Your profile will be shared with parents and every step of the ride will be tracked in real-time.

HopSkipDrive guarantees its drivers can earn up to $60/hr and get bonuses.

It’s a rewarding side hustle that lets you make money with your car.

Kango

Just like HopSkipDrive, Kango is a safe transport service for kids.

Unlike Uber or Lyft, Kango drivers are trained to look after kids and keep them safe.

This is why it’s another popular choice for parents who don’t have much time on their hands.

How to Sign Up: 

Of course, since you’ll be in charge of kids, Kango will do a thorough background check.

You have to be of legal age with a valid driver’s license, a car in good condition, and clean DMV records.

Kango operates in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, California, Phoenix, Arizona, and more places.

Download the Kango app and apply as a driver.

How Much You Can Make: 

Kango drivers get a get a $24 activation bonus and can make up to $48/hour on the job.

During peak hours, you get a $24 minimum fare, plus you can drive to qualify for other daily bonuses.

  1. Drive for the elderly - Care.com

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If you’ve got experience being a senior care provider, consider being a chauffeur for the elderly.

These seniors need special care and can’t just book regular ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft. 

Care.com can always use your help in senior care.

How to Sign Up: 

All you have to do is apply at their website and give them details about your experience driving or being a care provider.

Once you pass the assessment, you get to set your rate per hour and apply for job postings you like.

Potential clients will go through your profile before they decide if they want you for the job.

Sign up at Care.com here.

How Much You Can Make: 

Care.com chauffeurs get paid an average of $16.50/hour.

But like we mentioned earlier, you get to name your rate.

Tips from your satisfied clients aren’t included -- these you can keep in full.

  1. Get paid to drive safely

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Bet you didn’t know you could save money just by being a good driver.

Yep, there are apps that reward you with points or cash just by focusing on the road.

Enjoy perks and keep yourself and everyone else on the road safe.

OnMyWay

One of the most popular apps that pay you to drive safely is the OnMyWay app.

How?

You literally just have to download it and keep it open the whole time you’re driving.

How to Sign Up: 

To get started, simply download the OnMyWay app on your phone. 

However, you should be aware that the app will collect information such as your location and device information.

It also disables text and notification alerts to keep you focused on driving.

These are just some things to consider before you go ahead and use the app.

How You Can Earn: 

OnMyWay app says you can earn $0.05 for every mile you drive over 10mph.

And if you want to earn more, refer your friends to get a one-time bonus of $2 plus $0.02 for every mile they drive.

If you’re with your family, you could ask them to download the app too and earn as passengers.

OnMyWay lets you earn your money in the form of gift cards, cash cards, travel deals, and discounts.

However, those who have tried this app did say that the reward options are pretty undesirable (peep this Reddit thread!).

Plus, you’ll have to refer 250 friends to unlock the cash cards option. 

Still, if you want to try it out you can read more on their website

Safe2Save

The best part about Safe2Save is not that it’s another app that’s intended to make you a better driver.

It’s the fact that you can compete with others to be hailed as the best non-distracted driver in the app.

You can create a competition within the app to encourage your friends and family to join.

How’s that for creating a safe driving community?

How to Sign Up: 

Download the Safe2Save app on your smartphone and follow the instructions to create an account. 

Once you’ve got an account, you’re good to go.

All you have to do is open the app while on the road and earn 2 points for every minute you drive over 10mph.

The app uses GPS to calculate your points so it knows when to give you points.

Just like with other apps, you won’t earn if you use your phone or move it.

How You Can Earn: 

While you can’t convert your points to cash, you can redeem them from Safe2Save partner stores in your area from restaurants to retail stores.

Partner restaurants include Pizza Hut, Outback Steakhouse, McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, and more!

This App Saves Lives

Just like with the other apps, you have to keep this app open while you drive so you can earn points.

But unlike other drive safe apps, This App Saves Lives (TASL) has a better roster of partners, according to those who’ve used it in the past.

They’ve also partnered with insurance companies, schools and universities, and even employers for programs to reward people for driving safely. 

How to Sign Up: 

Download the app and create your account. 

For all the forgetful folks out there, you don’t need to open TASL to make it work while driving. 

The app automatically calculates rewards points for you while you’re on your way.

How You Can Earn: 

You get one point for every minute of undistracted driving. 

But good news for those who love driving with music.

TASL still lets you listen to music and use navigation apps (whew!).

Earn more points if you refer friends and family and compete with them for badges within the app too.

What makes TASL different from other apps is its awesome partners.

You can redeem your points at Shake Shack, Urban Outfitters, Dunkin’ Donuts, Cafe Boulangerie, and more. 

Look up your favorite apps online and use your points in-store or online.

  1. Transport pets

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If you adore pets and love reuniting them with their owners, this type of gig is perfect for you.

Check out companies you can work for:

CitizenShipper

Pets are just one of the few items independent drivers are called to transport for CitizenShipper.

A quick scroll through their website and you’ll see happy and content furbabies being transported all over the country. 

You could be their next driver!

How to Sign Up: 

To be a CitizenShipper driver, you’ll only need a driver’s license and car insurance. 

It’s that easy!

After registering, you have to pass the background check before you can start your first shipment.

How Much You Can Make: 

Shippers get to name their price for the gig or drivers can place their bids.

Aside from bonding with furbabies, the best part is you get to keep the full payment you agreed on.

CitizenShipper won’t take cuts from your fee but they do have a $29.99 monthly subscription after a three-month free trial.

So if you think the gigs are not for you, you can still cancel your account before the first three months end and you won’t be charged.

You also have to note that most of the bookings are for long drives, sometimes from state to state.

So this gig could only be ideal for those already making a long-distance trip.

Paws En Route

Unlike CitizenShipper, Paws En Route solely focuses on transporting furbabies for both short and long haul trips.

So if the long-distance was a deal-breaker for you, you might want to check these gigs out.

How to Sign Up: 

To drive for Paws En Route, you have to be at least 21 years old with a valid driver’s license.

And your car should have 4 doors and must not be older than 7 years old.

You also have to have at least 5 years experience working with and caring for pets so you can provide the best service.

Note that Paws En Route only services Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver.

Apply to be a driver here.

How Much You Can Make: 

Paws En Route did not mention what the average salary of their drivers is.

But you can trust that a job like transporting pets would pay heartily.

That’s on top of the tips you’re most likely going to get from happy pet parents. 

It’s still an awesome way to make money with your car. 

  1. Get into car flipping

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You’ve heard of flipping houses for profit but did you know you could do the same with a car?

Yup flipping cars is a thing!

And it’s another way you can make money with any vehicle.

The concept is simple: Acquire a car (or the one you have now), fix it up a bit, have a nice photoshoot, and post it online.

Hopefully, people will start reaching out to you.

But while the idea seems feasible enough, it would require a few things on your part.

First, you’d have to be ready to float a certain sum of money.

You might need to do some maintenance repairs, fix your car’s upholstery, and address a number of issues to make it attractive to potential buyers.

Second, you have to do your part and research.

Your state might not allow you to resell cars without a dealer’s license.

If you do decide to go down the car dealing route, read up on your state’s requirements.

For example, in California, you’re allowed to sell up to 5 cars per year as private property before the DMV flags you down and demands a license.

In Washington, you’re only allowed four cars.

Lastly, you have to price it right for profit while leaving room for buying another underused car.

Flipping cars is a good option for those who already love tuning up cars.

And if you’re still skeptical about trying car flipping, check out these people on Quora sharing their most successful car flips ever.

  1. Sell your car

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Arguably, the fastest way to make money with your car is to sell it.

Before you scream “No way!” hear us out.

Consider selling your car if

  • You don’t use it that often anyway
  • It’s honestly pretty old with more problems than a math workbook
  • Finding a parking spot in your city feels like participating in The Hunger Games
  • You’re stuck in traffic most of the time

Can you relate?

Sure, you lose your 2,000-pound metal companion but you can always take public transportation.

Think about it.

Gas prices only keep getting higher plus maintenance repairs will cost you a good chunk of money too. 

Not to mention the insurance premiums nearly draining your savings.

Without a car, if you’re stuck in traffic you can just hop out and walk the rest of the way.

Use the money to pay for your immediate responsibilities and think of ways to start earning with it. 

But then again, everyone has a different situation.

At least you know the option is there.

No idea where to sell your car?

You can check out these websites:

  • Craigslist
  • Autotrader
  • Cars.com
  • eBay Motors
  • Facebook Marketplace

Final Thoughts

There are so many ways to make money with your car and they don’t have to be boring gigs too.

You can deliver food one day and help people move furniture the next.

And if you’re not a fan of interacting with customers, you can try transporting pets or have your car wrapped in ads.

The best part about these side hustles is that you control your time and get to make your own schedule.

That means you can easily find a job that fits what you need.

 All that’s left is to stick with it and start building towards your earning goals.

So, which gig are you thinking of going for?

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