24 Best Driving Apps to Make Money With Your Car


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Driving apps are some of the most popular side hustles around.

Services like Uber and Lyft made the idea of “driving for dollars” mainstream. Most driving apps are simple, relatively easy, and quick ways to make extra money.

In fact, these “gig economy” apps have helped create a multi-hundred billion dollar a year industry

But which driving apps are the best?

This list is based on:

  • interviews and feedback with members of the Side Hustle Nation community
  • the best-rated driving apps in both the iOS and Google Play app stores
  • earning power and geographical availability of the apps

If you’re looking for ways to make money driving, check out our top picks below.

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Get paid to shop for and deliver grocery orders.

Help get kids safely to and from school, and earn $20-30 per hour.

Sharetown reps make money by reselling gently-used furniture and bed-in-a-box mattresses. Top reps earn $4000+ per month.

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Get paid to shop for and deliver grocery orders.

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Help get kids safely to and from school, and earn $20-30 per hour.

Highest Earning Power
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Sharetown reps make money by reselling gently-used furniture and bed-in-a-box mattresses. Top reps earn $4000+ per month.

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Rideshare Driving Apps

1. Uber

Uber commands 74% of the rideshare market, with drivers completing more than 20 million rides per day.

uber driving app

There are no minimum hours and it’s completely flexible. You turn on the Uber driver app when you want to work and turn it off when you’re done.

If you have a schedule that changes, this is an easy side hustle to fit into those random pockets of time.

Requirements:

  • At least one year of licensed driving experience (3 years if you’re under 25)
  • Clear a background check
  • Insurance
  • 4-door vehicle, 15 years old or newer

Earning Power: $15-20 per hour

2. Lyft

Lyft is another great option if you want to do rideshare and ferry passengers around town.

lyft driver app

Like Uber, Lyft also offers same-day payouts, so it’s perfect for when you need quick cash. Plus, you’ll keep 100% of the driver tips you earn.

Requirements: 

  • 25 years old
  • Background check
  • Insurance and registration
  • 4-door vehicle

Earning Power: $15-25 per hour

3. HopSkipDrive

HopSkipDrive specializes in safe and transparent school transportation for kids. Their rigorously vetted CareDrivers are “caregivers on wheels” who set their own schedule and get to support the community.

hopskipdrive

HopSkipDrive currently operates in select metro areas, but is rapidly expanding to new cities.

Requirements:

  • At least 23 years old
  • 5 years caregiving experience
  • Background check; good driving record
  • 4-door vehicle under 10 years old

Earning Power: $20-30 per hour. (Earnings vary based on location and demand, but HopSkipDrive CareDrivers can earn over $35 per trip on average, completing 7-8 trips a week.)

Furniture Moving and Delivery Driving Apps

Joining or starting a moving service is another way you can make money with a driving app.

4. Sharetown

Have you ever seen the “100 night better sleep or your money back” mattress guarantees? It turns out 7% of those bed-in-box mattresses get returned.

The secret is the companies don’t really want those products back. So instead they partner with Sharetown, a “reverse logistics” company to pick them up and sell them on secondhand marketplaces.

Where the side hustle comes in is with you as a local Sharetown rep. I’ve connected with several reps reporting earning anywhere from $1500-4000 a month picking up and selling these gently-used items.

sharetown app

Truck and SUV owners can make $150-$250 per item, and they don’t have to pay for the inventory until it sells. All you have to do is drive and pickup the item and bring it to where you can store it.

It definitely takes work, but the income potential is strong. 

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Sharetown reps make money by reselling gently-used furniture and bed-in-a-box mattresses. Top reps earn $4000+ per month.

Pros:
  • Low startup costs
  • Great earning power
  • No hunting for inventory
Cons:
  • Requires a truck or SUV
  • Bulky items to store
  • Not available in all areas

5. Amazon Flex

You can earn $18-25 an hour as an Amazon Flex driver in select markets.

How it works is you reserve a block of time to drive, and then use your vehicle to deliver packages for Amazon. It’s all part of the company’s mission to get customers their products faster.

However, competition for deliveries can be stiff and you only get paid for work you complete.

6. Dolly

Dolly is always looking for Helpers, for tasks like:

  • Apartment moves
  • Same-day delivery from any store
  • Junk removal
  • Bulky item transportation

dolly moving service

If you have a pickup truck, cargo van, or SUV with a trailer — and can lift over 75 pounds — Dolly pays an average of $50 per hour. 

Simply build your schedule by using the Helper app to find and accept jobs. You can get paid twice a week and keep 100% of your customer tips.

The company currently operates in 45 metro areas around the country.

7. Lugg

Moving and delivering items with Lugg can help you to earn up to $2,500 per week if you have your own truck.

lugg homepage

To become a Lugger, you just need to provide a few basic details, such as your age, location, and mobile number.

And as long as you can confidently lift up to 100 pounds by yourself, you’re good to go.

8. GoShare

GoShare is for renting large vehicles for moving and delivery — along with you driving it. According to the site, you can earn between $45 and $70 per hour.

You have to provide your personal details and vehicle info before being accepted as a GoShare driver.

If you like the idea of helping people or businesses move, it’s another driving app side hustle to consider.

9. Roadie

Part of UPS, Roadie is a local package delivery service with flexible earning power for drivers. Roadie drivers earn up to $13 per trip and always shows you your pay upfront.

You’ll need to be 18 or older, but unlike other driving apps, Roadie doesn’t have any minimum vehicle requirements.

10. Spark

Walmart’s Spark is available for drivers 18 and older nationwide. The most common tasks are picking up items from Walmart or Sam’s Club and delivering them to people’s homes.

Spark pays weekly, with drivers reporting earning anywhere from $15-25 per hour.

The Spark Driver app is rated 4.6-stars on the App Store with over 85,000 reviews.

Grocery Shopping Apps

11. Instacart

With Instacart, you get paid to shop for and deliver other people’s groceries.

Payments are made weekly and you can either select your available hours in advance or accept orders as they pop up. 

(Naturally, this side hustle job is limited to the hours grocery stores are open.)

instacart app get paid

Check out our full Instacart Shopper review here, with insights from a side hustler earning an extra $450-500 a week.

12. Shipt

Shipt is a popular grocery delivery service owned by Target.

According to their site, you can earn an average of $25-35 per hour as a shopper and delivery driver.

You have the option of doing the personal shopping and delivery for people, or pick up Target orders and deliver them.

Food Delivery Driving Apps

13. DoorDash 

Everyone loves to have their food delivered. If you don’t mind the smell of food and like driving around, you can earn up to $25 an hour as a DoorDash delivery driver.

make money with doordash

For more, here’s our full DoorDash driver review.

14. Uber Eats 

Just like with DoorDash, you can make local takeout deliveries with Uber Eats.

If you want to deliver food, try signing up for multiple delivery apps to find out which are most popular in your area.

Requirements:

  • At least 19 years old to deliver by car
  • Valid Social Security number for background screening

Earning Power: $15-25 per hour

15. Grubhub

Established in 2004, Grubhub is one of the oldest delivery services. Today, their driver app offers a base pay + tips model to deliver takeout orders.

One nice thing about Grubhub is their block scheduling feature. This allows you to schedule your driving and delivery times in advance — which limits the number of drivers (and hopefully the amount of time you spend idle and not earning).

grubhub driver app block scheduling

According to Glassdoor, you can expect to make $18-26 an hour. 

They also have the option to get paid the same day, so if you need quick cash, this could be an option for you.

Driving Task Apps

16. WeGoLook

Earn $15-25 to go look at stuff like eBay purchases, cars, rental properties, or even vacant lots with WeGoLook.

Take pictures, verify information, and report back what you find.

wegolook app

If you can find “looking” tasks near where you’ll already be, this is a really easy way to make some extra cash while you’re out driving.

WeGoLook is rated 4.3-stars on the Google Play store, with over 100k downloads.

17. Rinse

Rinse valet drivers pick-up and deliver laundry and dry cleaning.

At press time, Rinse is available in the following cities:

  • San Francisco
  • Los Angeles
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Chicago
  • Boston
  • New York

What sets Rinse apart from other driving apps is that Rinse drivers are actually W-2 employees (not independent contractors). They promise predictable, steady shifts, and mileage reimbursement on top of “competitive compensation.”

Apps to Save Money While Driving

18. Hurdlr

If you choose any of these driving-related side hustles, it makes sense to tack on an app like Hurdlr.

Hurdlr automatically track yours mileage, expenses, income streams, and tax deductions in real-time.

hurdlr app

On average, Hurdlr helps users find $5600 in deductions!

19. Upside

With all that extra driving, you’re probably going to be buying more gas than before.

Savvy drivers are using the free Upside app to get up to 25¢/gallon cash back on gas at thousands of locations all around the country.

(Plus, get a 25¢/gallon bonus on your first fill-up with promo code SHN25.)

upside app

20. Marble

Marble is the first and only “rewards program” for insurance.

Marble lets you sync your home, renters, auto, and pet policies in one dashboard, and then pays you up to 5% cash back on your premiums.

marble app

Since you have to have car insurance already, getting paid for it is like getting free money.

21. Miles

The Miles app gives you “frequent flyer miles” for all the travel you do, whether walking, biking, driving, riding, or flying.

By letting the app track your location data, you’ll earn miles in the app that can be redeemed for gift cards. Just remember to open the app to claim your miles after long trips.

Miles is best for heavy commuters or rideshare drivers — it takes 10,000 miles to earn a $5 Starbucks gift card.

For most users, that will amount to $5-20 a year, depending on how much you drive.

To learn more, check out our full Miles app review.

Other Ways to Make Money with Your Car

22. Wrapify

If you don’t care what your car looks like, you can turn it into a mobile billboard with Wrapify.

wrapify driving app

The money you earn with Wrapify is based on how far you drive. Commuters in popular areas can earn up to $100 a week.

Download the app and as you drive, Wrapify tracks your location and mileage.

23. Turo

Don’t feel like driving, but still want to make money with your car?

Turo is the Internet’s largest car-sharing marketplace, and it allows users to rent out a range of vehicles.

When I searched near me, I found full-size pickups listed from $100-140 per day to rent.

make money renting out your truck

At those rates, it might make sense to let someone else drive your car or truck a few days a month!

Collect good reviews on Turo and you can even drive more profit.

24. Getaround

Getaround is another car-sharing marketplace. The service is aimed at drivers who need a car at a moment’s notice, or just prefer renting over buying.

The site is used by more than 2,000,000 people in the US, so it’s both legit and popular.

All you have to do is list your vehicle, location, and fees and wait for potential renters.

Getaround also makes vehicle rentals easy for side hustlers. There’s no key exchange, you get premium parking access, and pricing is automated so you can maximize current market rates.

Making Money with Driving Apps: Your Turn

There are plenty of driving apps to make money. Which one is the best fit for you depends on your location, vehicle, and specific work and income goals.

You could be a full-time delivery driver or just pick up shifts when you have time.

Some apps will even allow you to pick up jobs when you’re already on the road.

The good news is that they’re all low risk and low commitment. If you test one out and it turns out to not be a fit, it’s not the end of the world — there are lots of other money making apps to try. 

And one important thing to remember: all that time driving makes your car lose value faster, which is a hidden cost to nearly all these driving apps.

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