If you’re a fan of driving, I have talked about a few methods, particularly making money with your pickup truck and 25+ ways to make money driving. There are many more posts like this as well! Just use the search function above to find them.
In this post, I wanted to talk about the many ways you can make money delivering cars. Just cars, nothing else.
And, no, I’m not talking about those big rigs that haul 10 cars at once. It’s all about you jumping in somebody’s car and taking it from point A to point B. You do the driving just as you would your own car.
If you don’t mind taking long road trips and getting paid for it, then this post could be for you.
Let’s take a look at which options you have to start as early as today.
Get Paid to Deliver Cars
If you want to start bidding on jobs right away, then Uship is one to consider. It’s one of the largest carrier job boards on the internet.
While they focus on much more than just delivering cars, you can find additional jobs as well if it’s something of interest. Browsing is at least free and no registration is required if you want to look.
If you like the idea and want to get started, they do ask you to create a profile and highly consider adding authority and cargo insurance coverage to increase your booking chances. This isn’t mandatory, though. It just makes you look a lot more professional.
From finding shipments on your own to people booking you directly, there’s a new job posted every 30 seconds. Just use the search tool to find people who need their car moved.
Out of all the options I mention, it’s one of my favorites due to the jobs available, but with these jobs come competition, so it’s best to make sure you stick out about your competition to ensure you get the jobs you want.
Become a Driveaway Driver
By definition, a driveaway driver is someone who will transport one car from one location to another. Some jobs involve moving rental cars whereas some may require a car moved from one dealership to the next. It’s anytime a non-CDL vehicle is driven from one point to another by someone else.
As I write this, there are a ton of driveaway companies, many of which you can have to apply to, no different than a job you would sign up for. Many of these companies work in all 48 continuous states, but some may be more local. It really depends on who you’re working with.
To find these driveaway companies, there are a few things you can do.
For starters, you can Google “driveway companies + zip code” to check out local results or you can register on some of the more popular websites such as AutoDriveaway.com.
No matter what site you land on, most will work in the same way, where you will be asked to fill out an application and wait for a response. If hired, you will either be treated as an employee or a contractor who can work whenever you please. Again, it greatly depends on who you work with.
Keep in mind that a lot of driveway companies don’t hire a lot and/or pay much, so don’t be discouraged if you’re denied.
Deliver Cars for People Personally (Start Your Own Business)
Every year, close to 40 million Americans move, many of which move across state lines. This is where you can come in.
In many cases, people hire movers, or oftentimes, rent a U-Haul truck to complete the move. But, the problem here is that many people don’t like the idea of driving it for hundreds of miles. This is why they would call you. In some cases, people need their cars moved, but they often want someone driving it rather than loading it onto a truck. Again, this is why they would contact you.
Referred to as driveaway companies, mentioned prior, it’s a pretty easy business you can get off the ground. Generally, as long as you have a good driving record, a license and insurance, most people won’t mind hiring you.
Whether it’s a moving truck or even a personal car, let it be known that thousands of people are looking for your services. It’s up to you to have them find you.
From posting on Facebook to Craigslist or even optimizing your own website to come up in a search, the internet is a very powerful tool that can generate a ton of leads. There are a TON of ways to advertise. You will just need to take action, find your niche and see what works best for your business. For me, I think your best bet is via a website and optimizing it to rank for powerful keywords such as “hire someone to drive my car,” etc. SEO isn’t hard to learn and can be done with one of the many free guides online.
Sure, out of all the methods I mention, this could take the most work to get started, but in time, you could have more referrals than you know what to do with. As it could take a whole another post as to how to start marketing yourself, I highly recommend the very popular book, The 1-Page Marketing Plan: Get New Customers, Make More Money, And Stand out From The Crowd. In reading this, it could give you a ton of ideas as to how you could get started delivering cars for other people and getting paid.
I have used Roadie in the past and found it to be okay.
In short, the Roadie app lets you see who needs what delivered in real time. From delivering lost luggage from an airport to a house to delivering a car, there are quite a few jobs to choose from.
While the app doesn’t post delivering cars a lot, I’m not sure if they can pop up. Worst case, you can always sign up and check in to see what you can find.
Don’t expect to get rich with this app as the jobs are far and few between, but it doesn’t hurt to at least add it to your pile to increase your job opportunities.
Lastly, Check Out Indeed or Craigslist
If you want a full or part-time gig, consider checking out Indeed to see if any local companies are hiring people who need to move cars around.
While most of your jobs will be CDL related, there are times you can find a dealership or even rental car company that needs you to move one car from one point to another.
I would only recommend this route if you need a part/full-time gig, but you may be able to find a job that’s on call. Again, it greatly depends on who you’re working with.
Even if you can’t find a job right now, I would at least recommend setting up an alert to notify you of any job opportunities in the future.
Many of the methods I mention will require some sort of commercial insurance policy, so if you plan on delivering cars for other people, this is something you should take seriously. For one, most customers will ask for proof, and secondly, it will protect your assets in case of an incident/accident.
Delivering cars for people is 100% possible. From using the apps I mentioned to even starting your own business, you do not need an 18-wheeler to make big bucks as it can be as simple as driving a car or even a U-Haul a few hundred (or thousand) miles. It can take some work, but it can pay off big time.
If you deliver cars for people or even have questions, be sure to let me know in the comments. I will do the best I can to get you the help you may need.
In the meantime, start researching a few of these options and see which ones work best for you. Best of luck!
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