Let’s face it. Cars are expensive! Things can quickly add up between maintenance, gas, insurance, and all other costs associated with owning a car. So, anytime you can use your car to make money, that’s going to be a win-win. With that in mind, we’ve put together some of the great ways to make money with your car.

5 Great Ways to Make Money with Your Car

1. Driving for Ridesharing Apps

When people think of ways to make money using their vehicles, this usually comes to mind first. Using your car with a ridesharing app is a great way to make lots of money regularly. Apps like Uber, Lyft, and others allow you to work when you want, for as long as you want. Many people do ridesharing in their spare time to earn some extra cash. However, these apps have some downsides as well. For one, it can be disheartening to work for large, faceless corporations. It may be hard to feel like a member of a team truly.

2. Wrap Your Car in Advertising

Some companies will pay you to apply a promotional vinyl wrap to your car. These companies often pay based on the size of your car because that reflects the amount of advertising space they get. It can be a great way to earn some (mostly) passive money with your car.

3. Rent Out Your Car

There are many startups and companies that offer you the ability to put your car up for rent. Some allow you to rent your car while you’re at work, while others let you park your car at an airport and rent it to tourists. Whichever type of company you use, though, you will be able to earn some passive income with your vehicle. Unfortunately, this means that you will have limited access to your car. It could be difficult for some people.

5 Great Ways to Make Money with Your Car

4. Deliver Food

Food delivery is a great way to earn money using your car. There are several food delivery apps available today that will welcome you as a delivery driver. The money can be very ‘hit or miss,’ however. You only get paid when you are very busy, after all. Additionally, delivering food can be a rather dull endeavor. The peak hours are generally at lunch and into the evenings. There is a little relationship with the company or with the restaurants you are delivering for. On the plus side, food delivery drivers can earn a good amount of money from tips (if people feel generous).  

5. Deliver Items

As stated, delivering only food can be rather dull. To spice things up a bit, you may want to deliver other items. You can make money with your car by operating as an independent contractor for delivery services. Some companies offer these opportunities. Still, the day-to-day work can be hit or miss as far as ‘enjoyability’ goes.

Or… Do it all with LOWKEL!


So far, none of our previous options have sounded great. For one reason or another, all of these ways to make money with your car have some ‘less than ideal’ qualities. So, why not join the team at Lowkel?

Lowkel is a delivery service that provides Portlanders with the best of their local favorites whenever they need it. Lowkel helps small businesses and grows the local economy, all while giving Portlanders what they want! Delivery drivers with Lowkel get the opportunity to see the very best of Portland’s local businesses. From winemakers and distilleries to home goods, jewelry, music, and more, you’ll never be delivering the ‘same ol’, same ol’ with Lowkel. 

Best of all, you get to be your own boss when you drive for Lowkel! You can work when you want, set your own hours, and make upto $50k+ per year! What’s not to love? If you meet the following qualifications, you’re ready to join the team!

Qualifications to Start Making Money with Lowkel:

  • 23 years or older, and holds a valid state-issued ID
  • Authorized to work in the US
  • Able to lift and carry up to 25, 50, 75 lbs (depending on vehicle size)
  • An iPhone (running iOS 13.0 or above) or Android (running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or above)
  • A checking account to receive direct deposits
  • A Lowkel Approved Vehicle (Read vehicle qualifications here)
  • Clean driving and criminal record

Sounds like a Plan? Download Lowkel driving app to apply for Freelance Delivery Driver in Portland:

IOS‎Lowkel Driver & Shopper on the App Store (apple.com)

AndroidLowkel Driver – Shop, Deliver & Get Paid – Apps on Google Play

Next Read: How to Sign up as a Driver/Shopper – Lowkel

October 7th, 2021 By lowkel  

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