If you do have a car, why not make the most of that expense? While I may be looking to transition out of having a car, it's not because I'm against cars. They can not only be a great mode of transportation but also a great way to earn some extra money.
Don't worry if you don't like the idea of driving people around in your car, there are other ways to make money with your car without driving around strangers. Here are 7 ways to make money with your car and only 2 involve other people in your car.
I've been working as a Lyft driver for over a year and love it as a side hustle. You choose when you work, usually I work when there are guaranteed rates but there are lots of bonuses that they offer as well. If you didn't already know Lyft is a ride sharing service.
Similar to Lyft, there is Uber, lots of people will actually drive for both. Both Lyft and Uber are ridesharing services.
Martin from Studenomics has a very detailed post about his first week driving for Uber.
Amazon Prime Now is the service by Amazon that allows items to be delivered same day, within a couple of hours of your order. Deliveries are made by Amazon Flex drivers.
If you like the idea of making money with your car but don't love the idea of sharing your car with strangers, then Amazon Flex could be a great side hustle for you. However, you should know that Amazon Flex is only available where Amazon offers Prime Now.
The Rideshare Guy has a post about driving for Amazon Flex.
Postmates is similar to Amazon Flex in that you are delivering orders others have made through the app. However unlike Amazon, Postmates is just delivering food from restaurants or fast food joints.
Stealthy & Wealthy has a detailed post on how you can get started driving for Postmates.
Favor involves being paid for "favors" you will be delivering pretty much anything the customer needs. It could be something from a restaurant or some office supplies, clothing or something else.
Free Work From Home Guide details what is required and how you can get started working as a Runner for Favor.
If you love grocery shopping, then why not get paid to do it for others? You can by working for InstaCart. If you don't like grocery shopping but wouldn't mind just delivering groceries you have that option.
Since I have no experience with InstaCart, I'll let Work at Home Mom Revolution explain how you can earn money working with InstaCart.
Don't want to drive people around or deliver stuff? You can still make money with your car by selling ad space on it. Just be wary of scammers and make sure you work with a reputable company.
Student Loan Hero walks you through how you can Get Paid to Advertise on Your Car.
As you can see it is pretty easy to get started making money with your car. Simply fill out a form online and you can be on your way to driving for a ride share company or delivering goods for Amazon, Postmates, or another company, or you could just rake in passive income by agreeing to have ads placed on you car. Whatever you choose, there is no doubt you can somehow make money with you car.
Elizabeth Stapleton is the founder and voice behind Less Debt More Wine and ElizabethStapleton.com. She is a Pinterest marketer, online entrepreneur, and recovering attorney whose writing has been featured on Entrepreneur.com, The Huffington Post, The Penny Hoarder, Budgets Are Sexy, Credit Sesame, and Magnify Money. Additionally, she has been quoted in articles on Business Insider, Student Loan Hero, and Nerd Wallet.