When it comes to working vehicles, there are none more reliable than a pickup truck. With powerful engines, flatbeds, and the ability to tow heavy trailers and machinery, pickup trucks are the go-to vehicle to get any job done. Pickup trucks are one of the versatile vehicles on the road today, and with a little hard work, they can help you make tons of money.
The following are all business ideas that you can start immediately, as soon as you acquire a truck: for side hustles, you may want to consider renting one instead of purchasing one, especially if your budget is tight at first. Whether you are looking to make some extra with a side hustle or start a new career, here are the best ways you can start making money with your pickup truck today.
You’d be surprised how much money people are willing to pay to get their old furniture and belongings out of their house. Take away everything from mattresses, desks, filing cabinets, and more. All you need to do is load up the truck, drop it off at your local dump, and you can make a nice chunk of change while offering a helpful service.
One of the obvious ways to make money with a pickup truck is by working in construction. Pickup trucks are the perfect vehicles to carry heavy tools, equipment, and materials. Consider starting your own construction company or looking up odd jobs on online service websites like craigslist.
Professional moving companies can be expensive, and many people aren’t willing to pay such high prices, especially if they are just moving down the street or across the city. Using your pickup truck, you can provide affordable moving service to your friends or family that are looking to relocate. With a pickup truck, you can fit almost everything in the back of the bed so you can make fewer trips between houses.
More and more people are shopping online, and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, delivery drivers are in high demand. Luckily, a pickup truck can serve as the perfect delivery vehicle. Consider delivering furniture, appliances, packages, and food. You can even sign up to work with major companies like Amazon and use your own truck. Since trucks have a ton of storage space, you can hold more deliveries than the average vehicle and essentially make more money.
Another great way to make some consistent cash flow with a pickup truck is to start a landscaping business. Like construction, you’ll have enough room and torque to carry heavy tools, lawnmowers, and materials. An easy way to break into the landscaping industry is to offer easy services like mulching beds, cleaning up leaves, and planting flowers.
Sometimes people rent trailers or boats for the day but don’t have the right vehicle to tow them with. Using your pickup truck, you can offer your services as an easy way to make some extra cash.
Trucks are known for both their versatility and durability. Why not use that to your advantage? If you live in an area that gets heavy snowfall in the winter, consider buying a plow and starting a snow removal service. People are willing to pay top dollar not to have to shovel their driveways. The best part is you will only have to work once it snows, and you can make a full week’s paycheck in one day.
A creative way to earn some money on the side is reselling used items. Use your pickup truck and drive around to different yard sales and look for the best deals. Using a pickup truck allows you to buy more items and larger things people can’t carry in a regular car. You can then easily fix them up and sell them for a profit on eBay, craigslist, or the Facebook marketplace.
There is nothing like earning a little cash on the side to push your way towards financial freedom. There are plenty of lucrative ways to use your pickup truck today.
Jason is the Marketing Manager at a local advertising company in Australia. He moved to Australia 10 years back for his passion for advertising. Jason recently joined BFA as a volunteer writer and contributes by sharing his valuable experience and knowledge.