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7 Ways to Make Money With Your Car

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. 

Find out Everything You Need to Know About Becoming a Lyft Driver


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.

Other food delivery sites that you could work for include: Order UpDoorDash, and GrubHub.


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.

Wrapping it Up with a Bow on Top

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. 


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Hustle tools & resources i recommend

GRAMMARLY (BE A BETTER WRITER) I use Grammarly as a second pair of eyes to help me clean up and proofread my writing/typing. The best part is that it is free to use. You can install an extension on your web browser and it will check any writing you do online. While there is a paid premium version, you can get by with the free version for a long time. I only recently upgraded. If you want to know more about Grammarly, you can read my review.

30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing Success (to start freelance writing) Personally, I found the course, 30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing Success extremely helpful to get me started with freelance writing. It breaks down everything you need to do, step by step, so that by the time you get to pitching for jobs, you are prepared and successful. For me, the course paid for itself when I got my first freelance writing job. I now earn between $2,000 - $4,000 per month (check out my income reports) with freelance writing.

Lyft (to make money driving) Driving with Lyft is a great way to earn some extra cash. I love how easy it is to just turn on an app when I feel like driving and make some money. I wrote an entire post about driving for Lyft. It includes what you can expect during the application process, what it's like to actually drive and the many perks of driving with Lyft.  Get started driving for Lyft.

BookScouter (to make money selling your books) BookScouter allows you to enter your book's ISBN number and it compares the prices it would get from various sellers, making sure you fetch the most money possible for selling that book.

Contena (for Finding Freelance Writing Jobs) I used Contena when I was working my 9-5 and getting started freelance writing. It made it easy to find freelance writing jobs to pitch. While it's not a cheap Contena is definitely worth it if you don't have a ton of time to spend looking for freelance writing jobs to pitch. Contena pulls together pretty much all of the available freelance writing jobs out there into one place and will  notify you via email of ones in your niche. 

Rover (make money hanging with dogs) Rover is a website that connects pet sitters with pet owners. I did a video tutorial on how to use the site as pet sitter and the accompanying post goes over what makes Rover a great side hustle. Read and watch the post or get started petsitting.

Quickbooks Self-Employed (for managing Hustle Money) I use the QuickBooks Self Employed (BTW you'll get 50% off with my link) app to calculate my quarterly taxes so I know how much to set aside. Though keep in mind it only keeps up with federal taxes and you will need to set aside an additional amount for your state taxes. 

About the Author Elizabeth Stapleton

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.

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