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As we all know, running a car can be a big expense, but with the big costs associated in keeping a car on the road, it could mean the difference between keeping your head above water in a financial sense or barely scraping by. Lots of people struggle to keep the car on the road, especially if there are various costs that keep cropping up to keep the vehicle in working order, but, for anyone, whether you are looking for a way to supplement your paycheck, or you’re just looking for a bit more money, you can use your car as a second income. Here are some ideas…
Use It As An Advertisement
It’s not to everyone’s taste, but you could cover your car in adverts. This means you would be what is called a brand ambassador, and, depending on the product, it may not sit right with you. For example, if you are a vegan, and you’re expected to put a banner on your car for pork products, this could leave a very unpleasant taste in your mouth, no matter how much they pay you! However, there are websites like Rollin’ Ads that allow drivers to put adverts on their cars that they would be comfortable with. In addition to this, you would have to be a model driver behind the wheel. If you got into an accident for erratic driving or speeding, the car accident lawyer prosecuting wouldn’t be the worst of your problems. So if you like to put your foot down when no one’s looking, this could land you in a lot of hot water!
Rent Your Car Out
If you are someone who has a car that doesn’t use it all the time, you might be able to take advantage of the time your car is not being used. It’s important that if you go down this avenue, that your car is up to speed, and everything is in place, such as tax, insurance, etc. The one downside to this is that your car needs to be of a certain age or value for it to be listed on renting websites like EasyCar Club. But if you pass all the checks, you can set the price, the availability, as well as where the car can be picked up from. If you have a car, but you only need it for very specific periods of time, this could be and very lucrative option.
Share The Journey
A great one if you are making many cross-country journeys. There are websites like Liftshare, which helps you to find someone who is looking for another way to travel, instead of being on an overcrowded train, and it saves you money in the long run. In addition to this, it’s a great way to cut back on carbon emissions, so in doing this, not only are you benefiting, but the planet is also!
Of course, you could always be a delivery driver if you really wanted to. But, these are particularly good ways to earn a bit more money on the side!