Your car can be a useful tool in supplementing your income…
HIRE OUT YOUR CAR Did you know the average car in the UK sits idle for up to 23 hours a day? You could make up to £1,000 a month by lending out your vehicle when you’re not using it. Thanks to Hiyacar (www.
hiyacar.co.uk), the UK’S first peer-to-peer car sharing platform with keyless technology, you don’t need to bother with the hassle of handing over car keys, allowing renters to unlock the car with a secure app. Rental fees start from £18 a day for a Toyota Aygo to £127 a day for an Audi A5.
WRAP YOUR CAR IN ADVERTS Let’s be honest, placing ads all over your car is not something everyone would find appealing. But it could be a temporary solution if you need some extra cash. Sites like www.carquids.com and www.rollinads.co.uk allow drivers to place ads on their cars – you can choose what you want to advertise, so you’re not driving around with something you’re uncomfortable with. You could make around £100 a month by just signing up, getting an ad fitted, and driving around.
BECOME A COURIER Thanks to an ever-growing internet trade, the need for delivery drivers is on the up. Thanks to companies like Hermes, Yodel and Amazon Flex, you can sign up as a self-employed courier. You can make up to £15 an hour doing this, as long as you have your own car with a valid MOT, and a good knowledge of your local area.
TAKE KIDS TO SCHOOL When you take your kids to school, how many other parents are doing exactly the same thing? If you’ve got the time, offering to take and bring their children home from school will be a welcome relief for parents. Choose people who live near you, and charge up to £5 per child per day.
SIGHTSEEING TOURS Do you live in an area where you could take tourists sightseeing? Why not set yourself up as a tour guide? Speak with your local tourist information office to put your name forward, and you can even design a brochure highlighting the places you would visit.
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