There are lots of different ways to make the most of a van you no longer need and if you’re business-minded in your approach, you could end up making a great income during your retirement. Here are some ideas on how to make money from your old van.

Taxi

The most obvious way to make money from your van is to turn it into a taxi. First of all, you’d need to make sure your van was kitted out with comfortable seating and an expense tracker, so that you know how much to charge your customers. You will also need to get an official licence so that people will regard you as trustworthy, and you’ll need a business phone so that your customers can call you up to book their journeys in. Marketing is key for any business so make sure you have eye-catching branding on your van first of all, and that you advertise in places that people often need lifts to and from, such as supermarkets.

Man-With-A-Van

In the UK, more than 100,000 people move house each month, so you can imagine how many belongings are being transferred in this process. Most people have to pay a hefty fee for a removal company even if they don’t have many belongings to move. If you advertise a ‘man-with-a-van’ service you’d be inundated with requests for help with house removals. Lots of people are always looking for help with transporting all kinds of goods. For example, those who sell furniture using mobile apps but have no way of offering a delivery service, or people who have purchased some large, heavy items from a garden centre but have no way of getting them home.

Party Bus

These days, there are so many companies that offer vehicle alterations, you can transform your van into just about anything. One business idea that is bound to be successful if you pitch it at the right price, is turning your van into a party bus. You could have it extended to create more seating space and kit it out with a mini bar, funky lights, and a music system. Make sure you advertise your services in places often associated with partying for example, popular venues and party equipment hire premises.Whether you just can’t handle the idea of losing your beloved van or whether you’re looking for a business opportunity to earn some additional income in your retirement, these ideas will give you some inspiration for how to transform your old motor into a money-making machine. Remember, you will still need to compare different hgv insurance policies even for these purposes. You could apply for a taxi licence and make a steady income from taking people from A to B, or you could specialize in transporting goods instead with a ‘man-with-a-van’ style business. Or if you really feel like going all out, why not invest in transforming your van into the ultimate party bus? There are so many great ideas out there to help you make the most of your old van, and for more lifestyle tips you could check out theregoesdave.com.

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