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Top tips on how to make your motor an earner instead of an expense

WE all know that owning a car brings a big monthly bill.

But you could also be sitting on a goldmine.

You could be making up to £2,000 per year from your car with these tips


You could be making up to £2,000 per year from your car with these tipsCredit: Shutterstock

From odd jobs to advertising, the team at reckons owners can boost their income by more than £2,000 a year, for less than 12 hours’ work a week.

Here are some ways your nice little runner could become a nice little earner.


By signing up for services like, you can advertise brands on your car with vinyl stickers.

Earning varies according to your car, the ad type and where you drive/ park. But it’s worth a shot.

Potential: Up to £150 a month


You can make money from your empty driveway if you don’t use it through companies like

If you live in London, you could make as much as £216 a month.

If you own an electric vehicle you can also rent your personal charger, earning over £300 a month.

Potential: £79 a month


A new age of working from home means not everyone needs access to their car during working hours.

If you’re not always driving, rent it out through the likes of the app Hiyacar.

I use it lots as it’s basically Airbnb for vehicles and can be cheaper than a hire car firm, plus the pick up locations are usually convenient.

Potential: £590 a month


Delivering packages or flyers by car could boost your earnings.

From food deliveries to parcels, you can shift anything.

There are plenty of companies hiring at the moment but a starting place could be Amazon Flex or looking at the Yodel self-employed courier jobs.

Potential: £9-15 an hour


The good old car boot sale is still a great way to put money in your pocket.

Make some cash the old-fashioned way with a car boot sale


Make some cash the old-fashioned way with a car boot saleCredit: Getty

Items that tend to go well include trainers, perfume (even if it has been used a couple of times) and branded sportswear or big names like M&S and Next clothing.

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