Owning a pickup truck gives you a unique opportunity to not only help people in your local area, but also to make money with your truck.
Almost every one of us will need to move things from point A to point B at one time or another in our life. It could be building material, furniture, moving belonging from one place to another, or what have you. And since not everybody owns a pick up truck, that creates a great small business opportunity for anyone who owns a pick up.
If you are one of those folks who do own a pick up truck, why not take advantage of your unique situation and offer your services as a pick up truck driver to folks in your neighborhood, and earn some money along the way. It does not matter what year, make or model your pickup truck is, making money is possible with any truck, as long as you are willing to take action.
To get started, make sure your truck is looking clean and ready to go. And keep in mind that your truck can provide you with the most effective form of advertising. You could either use a sign-writer with your contact info and the kind of service you provide on the side of your truck, or you can simply use magnetic signs.
How much to charge for your truck services?
I think the best practice would be to charge a flat fee for your service, depending on the size of the job, and the amount of time it takes to complete it. Also, it’s a good idea to charge a small fee per mile driven, keeping in mind how much gas you will use for the job.
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Remember, the single biggest daily expenses with this business is obviously gas. So, you need to always price your services according to the current gas prices.
Whatever you do, ensure you have an appropriate pricing structure in place before you even think about finding clients. That way, you won’t end up charging people too little or too much. The best way to ensure you have a good pricing structure is to see what your competitors charge, around you.
How to get customers?
The most effective way to advertise all the unique ways you could potentially be helpful to folks with your pick up truck business is to build a simple one page website, highlighting every single possible situation that a person could use your service.
For instance, not every person would need to seek the services of a removals business when they move their home. Some individuals reside in furnished and rented apartments, and in cases like this, obviously they won’t require a big moving company to help them, as they do not have a lot of stuff to move. So, it would make sense for them to hire a pick up truck driver like you, and use your service rather than using an expensive removal company.
However, it is not simply transferring belonging from point A to point B that makes people want to use a service like yours. You might also market your business as a junk removal business. Consider yard waste, leftover material from construction and remodeling projects, and so on.
Always try to separate yourself and what you do from the competition. In the case above, you could market your business as an environmentally friendly recycling business. We all know these days being environmentally friendly is a trend, and one that people often pay attention to.
As you can see, it is one of those really simple yet profitable small business ideas. There are, of course, many other ways to make money with a pick up truck as well. You just need to be creative.
Making money with a pick up truck isn’t that hard. There are many ways to make money with a truck. You just have to be willing to put yourself out there and offer something of a value to people.
Now, start thinking about building your business, and getting your first customers now that you know how to make money with a pickup truck.