Make your car earn its keep

A car can sometimes feel like it’s draining your pocket. It needn’t. Not only are there smart ways of saving money on your motor but also smart ways of cashing in. In fact, it’s much easier than we at Carblog thought. Carspring reached out to us with their tricks and tips on how to bring in some extra bucks.


Become a taxi driver.

To become a taxi driver these days, you don’t have to spend hour after hour memorising the city streets, thanks to satellite navigation. Just become an uber driver. Put the iPhone on the windscreen, download the app, pass the basic checks and you’re good to go.

Rent your car out.

You can now turn your car into a hire car. There’s obviously risk in the fact you leave yourself open to disrespectful customers, but there are few easier ways to make money. Take a moment, list it on a website such as Drivejoy or EasyCarClub and you could find yourself bagging up to £4,000 per year.

Sharing is caring: Share your space.

If you’re heading out on a long drive, especially if it’s between two big cities, you can make money simply by selling your spare space. List your car on sites like Bla Bla Car, Liftshare or GoCarShare and you’ll be making cash in no time. You never know, you might just end up making a good friend.

Make your booty work.

If you’ve got the capacity, why not take on the role of ‘man with a van’? It’s business basics at its best. Get those business cards printed, get the website live and start getting your name out there. Spending your weekend shifting other people’s stuff around may not be everyone’s idea of a good time, but it is definitely a nice little earner.

Turn your car into a billboard.

I know what you’re thinking, those Minis with the giant Red Bull can attached to the back. It doesn’t have to be like that. There are now much subtler ways of converting your car into a mobile marketing machine. Companies like Money4Space, Streetcar and Comm-motion pay really decent money and usually offer flexible contracts that you can change your mind on. Stick the vinyls on and get earning.