The Best Drive to Earn Ideas 2023
Updated: Sep 2023
From ridesharing to delivering to renting, there are lots of ways to make money if you have access to a vehicle. That's why we set out to find all the common and less common apps, companies and opportunities to monetize your vehicle in 2022.
Whether your goal is to make a little passive income, lower your car payments, or drive to earn full-time, here all the ways you can make money using a vehicle. You may even want to combine some of these ideas to maximize your rewards.
Car Wrap Advertising
Get paid to drive. These companies pay you to wrap your vehicle in ads.
You can make passive income by putting advertisements on your car for a set period of time. The best part is it takes minimal up-front work. Companies like Carvertise, Wrapify, and others make this possible. They will connect you with advertisers, set you up with a campaign, and send a professional to wrap your vehicle. Typically, they look for people who drive a lot in areas with a lot of traffic.
Get paid to drive people from point A to point B
If you have a car, you can sign up to drive for rideshare apps like Uber or Lyft. The advantages to being a rideshare driver are you can set your own hours and only work when you want to, making it a great way to make some extra money. Plus, it's flexible, can be done from any city, and you can meet new people.
Become your own Google Street car. Drive around and earn rewards while building a decentralized Google Maps
The Hivemapper Dashcam lets you become your own Google Street car. This crypto project, which is affiliated with the CEOs of Solana and Helium, is building a decentralized Google Maps. Install the dashcam in your vehicle and earn money passively while driving around. You will mine HONEY tokens and your footage gets uploaded to the map which is sold to commercial businesses. The more driving you do, the more you earn.
Earn rewards in exchange for your location data when driving, walking, jogging, or doing other activities
The Coin App rewards you in exchange for your location data when you're driving, walking, jogging, or doing other activities. Using the app, you collect digital assets in the real world by "geomining," which can be exchanged for cash or rewards later on. More than 1 million people have downloaded the app on Google Play and iOS, where they try to earn the in-app currency, called COIN
Fiat 500 owners in Europe can earn e.Coins as a reward for sustainable driving
Anyone who buys the Fiat 500 in Europe, an all-electric vehicle, will earn e.Coins as a reward for sustainable driving. According to Fiat, users who drive 10,000 KM annually can expect to earn approximately £150/year. Drivers can spend rewards in the Kiri Marketplace on "green" items and other things like Amazon, Spotify, and Netflix. As of May 2022, 7300 active drivers are in the program and £635,000 worth of Kiri rewards have been generated.
Get paid for your driving data by creating real-time traffic reports
MapMetrics is a community of drivers that share their location while driving and get paid for creating real-time traffic reports. It uses a geotracking device called a "Special Position Tracker" which costs €150. Users can put it in their car, motorcycle, or bike and monetize their driving data by earning tokens and NFTs.
Earn money sharing your car or renting out a fleet of vehicles
If you own a car, why not make some extra money by renting it out? Turo lets you do just that. You can set your own prices and availability, and people can book your car for however long they need it. It's a great way to earn some extra income, and it doesn't require much effort on your part.
Get paid $350-$1500 per campaign to wrap your vehicle in ads
Carvertise matches you with brands that will pay you to wrap your car in advertisements so you can make passive income. You might qualify if you are a regular commuter or rideshare driver in the USA. You can choose which brands you want to work with and earn $350 to $1500 per campaign. Netflix, Nascar, and 7-Eleven are some of the past brands. Carvertise is also free and they handle the cost for professionally wrapping your vehicle.
Deliver Amazon packages with your own vehicle on your own schedule
Amazon Flex drivers can deliver Amazon packages, Prime Now orders, groceries with Amazon Fresh, or deliver orders from local stores. The pay, according to the official website, is $15-$25 per hour, and as high as $50 per hour. Shifts are called "Blocks" which are typically between 2 and 6 hours long. Flex is available in over 50 U.S. cities, a few cities in Canada, and you must own a vehicle.
Earn money making deliveries with your truck, van or car
GoShare connects people who own cars, vans, and trucks with customers who need help moving or delivering items. They pay a minimum of $38 if you have a car, minivan, or SUV, and as high as $109 if you own a box truck. It is available in most major cities all over the United States and still plans on expanding.
There are many ways to make money with your vehicle like deliveries, ridesharing and advertising to name a few.
While these ideas probably won't make you rich, they can be done on your own schedule or used to earn some passive income on the side. You can also stack some of these ideas together to make them even more profitable.
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