Self-Employment: Considering Putting Your Car to Work?

Finding a second source of income can feel like a very tiring quest, leading to jobs with inflexible hours that do not align with your primary work hours. However, if you have a car, there’s a potential source of income already at your disposal.

Several safe and fairly easy ways to earn a second source of income from your car include:

Rent Your Car Out

Some occupations don’t require frequent use of a car. Someone who lives in a city as a freelance writer, for instance, may be able to work from home and be able to get basic necessities on foot, leaving their car unused. In this case or other scenarios — such as going on a vacation and leaving your car unused — it’s worth considering renting your car out.

EasyCar Club allows you to rent your car out while also screening all potential drivers to ensure its safety. The service says renters can make up to £1,500 a year or more. Plus, with the versatility to accept or decline rental requests, you can base availability on your own schedule. There are a few exceptions:

  • Your car must be less than 16 years old with mileage below 120,000
  • It must have a valid road tax and MOT

Otherwise, it’s a very easy way to make some side income on your own time.

Rent Your Parking Space

You may not know it yet, but the parking spot you use at home may be in high demand. Sites such as YourParkingSpace and JustPark allow users to specify their parking space…

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