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Seven money-making business ideas you can start right now with a mini truck

by John Saunders
7th Oct 21 2:33 pm

It’s the dream of everyone to have an extra side hustle that brings in money. Unfortunately, many of us don’t even know what gig to take up.

If you’re one such person, then I’m pleased you found this post.

Here, we’re going to show you some quick gigs you can pull off with a mini truck and make money. All you need is your driving skill, driving license, and that old-school mini truck sitting in your backyard.

“Oh, but I don’t have any old-school mini truck?” It’s no problem. There are lots of Japanese used mini trucks on the market today, many of which cost as low as $2000. Would you believe that?

So you see, there’s really nothing stopping you from making money with mini trucks.

Mini trucks money-making ideas

1. Doorstep delivery service

If there’s one good thing that came out of the covid-19 pandemic, that would be the increase in demand for delivery services. Now, more than ever before, people are demanding that their items be delivered to their doorstep.

Luckily, this opens up a money-making opportunity for anyone interested in playing the part. All you have to do is reach out to a couple of businesses within your locality to see which ones are interested in hiring your mini truck for delivery purposes.

You could help deliver heavy cargo or even small important parcels or items in bulk volumes.

2. Local moving service

It’s common knowledge that businesses and individuals require trucks or vans for moving their belongings from one location to another.

If you’re up to the task (you’ll have to do a lot of lifting), then this may be a well-paying gig for you. All you have to do is get the word out to business owners and homeowners that you run a moving business.

Due to the fact that most professional movers charge in excess of $100/hour, many homeowners (and even small business owners) are always on the lookout for cheaper alternatives.

With your perfectly working Japanese mini truck, you can be that alternative.

3. Waste removal business

Depending on the country and state you live in, there may be an opportunity to make money disposing of waste with your mini truck.

Most mini trucks are usually designed with big enough cargo space, meaning they can transport just about any amount of waste.

Of course, you will have to know of a place where you can empty the waste before you take up this business. Otherwise, you may risk breaking your state or province laws.

The type of waste you want to target will most likely involve domestic, commercial, or business wastes – stuff like bad furniture, food waste, non-toxic office waste, construction site thrash, etc.

4. Small business cargo transportation

If you live in a major commercial city, the chances are there will be lots of small enterprises and stores around. And wherever stores like these are, merchandise transportation opportunities follow.

Clearly, these stores owners will need to restock their inventory, purchase supplies, or bring in new products from faraway distances.

To do that, they need a truck. And that’s where you come in.

You can be the one to help them transport their supplies or inventories from wherever they’re getting them to their stores or warehouses.

5. Event equipment transport business

Again, if you live in a busy environment where events happen regularly, there may be an opportunity to make money transporting event materials.

Often, when people organise events, they usually have trouble transporting the equipment they’ll need to and from the venue. Equipment in this context can vary from catering items like coolers and warmers to DJ music engines to music bands’ instruments.

If you have a mini truck in good condition and you’re up for the physical demand of carrying heavy loads, you can expect to earn some cool cash doing this come every weekend.

6. Construction material carriers

If you’ve ever seen a Japanese mini truck before, chances are it was at a construction site. Mini trucks are well in use at construction sites because of their ability to carry and transport the heaviest of materials.

If you’re up for it, you can start a construction material carrier business with your mini truck today. All you’ll need to do is build a solid network of project supervisors and construction engineers who will continue calling for your service.

7. Mini truck rental service

Finally, who said you had to drive to make money with a mini truck? You can simply buy a Japanese mini truck, park it in your garage, and get the word out to the right people that you have a mini truck for rent.

People will come for it and will pay to use your truck. You could charge them at an hourly rate or charge them based on the kind of task they want to use your truck for.

The ball really is in your court.

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