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Getting your driver’s license is synonymous with getting a first job, but young adults are already busier than ever attempting to uphold their school, activities, and possible volunteer work. Thankfully, modern technology has lent to accommodating your busy schedule better than any part-time job you might find at a traditional entry level job. Straight from your smartphone, there’s plenty of opportunity to sign up to a variety of organizations that help you make money on the go.  Many of these apps require you to be 18 years or older, but fit well into the lifestyles of college students who want to dictate their own hours based upon their other activities and studies. Here’s four methods of getting some great cash thanks to your driving around town!

Rideshare Driving

One of the biggest recent evolutions in easy self-employment are apps such as Uber, Lyft, Wingz, and HopSkipDrive.  Pay is either by distance and time, such as for Uber and Lyft, or by a predetermined flat rate, such as with Wingz or HopSkipDrive. Your earnings are then direct deposited into your account–easy!  Plus, they allow tips so you can get immediate cash through extra little bonus if you’re an exceptional driver who gives a positive experience to your passengers. You make your own hours, turning the apps on and off as you want to work, and you’re able to pick the rides you accept based upon customer profiles in the area!  Some apps also provide you with benefits in case of an accident, such as Lyft’s one million dollar liability insurance and injury coverage for uninsured drivers. Users of the app report making as much as thirty bucks per hour, or as much as one thousand dollars over a single busy weekend!

Food Delivery

People crave convenience in their everyday lives, and sometimes they also crave a meal from a local restaurant that they don’t want to drive to. Introducing apps that do the delivery for them! GrubHub, UberEats, DoorDash, and Bite Squad hosts various methods for the stay-at-homes to put in orders at participating local restaurants that drivers can then pick up for you and deliver right to your door. While ridesharing may require your car be 2002 model cars or younger, food delivery apps tend not to have these restrictions, welcoming anyone to be able to drive orders for restaurants. Your earnings are determined by each delivery you complete, the mileage you have to be compensated for, as well as the tip the receiver decides to give to you. According to our consultants at Star Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram of Big Spring, TX, top earners report around twenty-five dollars per hour is possible through these apps.

Hauling Help

If you have a larger vehicle such as a, SUV, truck, or minivan, you can check out TaskRabbit to help people move larger equipment or gear wherever they need their things transported to! Most tasks don’t even require you to do any heavy lifting; only provide your spacious cargo volume for their load up, drive, and get a paycheck. A whole bunch of other tasks can be fulfilled through TaskRabbit as well, such as helping someone with assembling a desk, cleaning their house, mount a television, or perform some basic home improvement. It’s a very basic handyman app for jobs that only require a little elbow grease or cooperation, and each task ranges between fifty and a little over one-hundred dollars in pay!

Car Rental

Maybe you’re just too busy to work, but still have your car idle in your driveway while you accomplish all your studious research, writing, or reading. No need to just let your car sit there! Turo and GetAround are two apps that list your car as available to rent for a few hours of your choosing, which car-less drivers can then choose for whatever their driving needs. Pay is subject to how many hours you allow your car to be rented for and at what price you set your car’s hourly rate to be, but users report receiving between seven- and eight-hundred dollars a month. Vehicles must be a 2005 model or younger with fewer than 130,000 miles, and its title must be clean upon background check. Insurance and roadside assistance is included while your car is rented, and takes only a small percentage of your earnings as a monthly fee. You can be the maker of your own hours, driving how much you make by the time you have available to give! Signing up for these apps is easy and gives you a good amount of cash for your everyday needs. Simply read through their requirements and make sure you fit the bill, then after a preliminary background check of you and your vehicle you can set to work, paying the bills all thanks to your car.

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