6 Ways to Make Money With Your Pickup Truck
Got a pickup truck and need a way to make some extra cash? Whether you’re looking for a new full-time job or a part-time one, here are six ways to start raking in the dough with the help of your truck.
Network with small businesses in your area that might not have time to deliver their products to clients. Besides your truck, you’ll need some moving equipment — like a dolly and some furniture pads — along with commercial insurance. And unless you’re the Hulk and prefer to work alone, it’s a great idea to hire two or three other people to assist you in your delivery service venture, as Pop Polling’s Dandre Douglas recommends.
If your pickup truck has the brawn to tow other vehicles, consider starting a towing service. To get started with this side hustle, modify your truck with LED emergency lights as well as towing equipment, advises Douglas.
Another lucrative way to use your truck is to get into the junk hauling business. Per Don’t Work Another Day blog’s founder Forrest McCall, the hourly rate you charge customers will vary depending on the size of your truck as well as what types of items need to be transported.
If you live in an area that’s prone to messy winter weather, use your truck for snow removal during the colder months of the year. Outfit your pickup with a snowplow attachment and snow tires, then advertise your new business, shares Douglas. Whether you offer your services to local neighborhoods or retail businesses, it’s a practical way to keep others safe on the road while adding some cash to your bank account.
Relocating can be pricey, whether it’s an across-the-town or down-the-street move. Start a moving service to help locals transfer their stuff to their new residence for a cheaper price than moving companies would charge, as McCall suggests.
If you enjoy spending time outside and like to get your hands dirty, consider getting into the yard maintenance niche, recommends Douglas. Truck beds have ample space to accommodate yard care tools and materials, whether you choose to specialize in grass mowing or landscaping design.
For more ways to use your pickup, check out these truck bed transformation ideas. And read this article for tips on extending your vehicle’s lifespan so you can use it in your new business for many years to come.
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Whitney Russell resides in Dayton, though her spirit can be found beach-bumming in Puerto Rico (the land of her half-Puerto Rican heritage). When not crafting car-related content, she can be found chasing after the most amazing toddler in the world, watching her “beaver” of a husband build amazing woodworking projects, hanging out with two crazy dogs, and visiting family and friends. She also enjoys traveling, crafting, and binge-watching period dramas when time allows. See more articles by Whitney.