Own A Truck? Put It To Work For You On Fluid Truck Share!

Did you know truck owners in the United States only use their vehicles 5% of the time? That’s a whole lot of lazy trucks. Your truck could be making money for you when you’re not driving it, and Fluid is here to help you do just that, backed by our insurance and our comprehensive borrower background checks.

How much can you earn by renting your truck on Fluid? Check out the average annual earnings below. With Fluid, you can pay for your next vacation, save for your new home down payment, or simply pay your bills. Your earnings will depend on several factors, including the make, model, and how you promote your vehicle.

Vehicle type Average earnings per year
Midsize Box Truck (20 ft. +) $20,400
Small Box Truck (12-19 ft.) $15,000
Van (Sprinter, TransitVan, ProMaster, etc.) $14,000
Pickup trucks $10,000

Listing your truck on Fluid Market takes less than 10 minutes. Follow these easy steps to put your lazy truck to work:

  1. “Add Item” from the menu in the Fluid Truck Share app and select your vehicle category — box truck, cargo van, pickup truck, or other.
  2. Take (great!) photos of your vehicle. Fantastic photos perform for our lenders, with borrowers reserving vehicles 3-4x as frequently when they include high-quality photos from a variety of angles.
  3. Add vehicle info, including your license plate, VIN#, make, model, and year. Create a descriptive, eye-catching title to capture the attention of borrowers, briefly describe your vehicle, and confirm the location.
  4. Choose the rate. You can select up to three rates — hourly, daily, or weekly. You’ll see suggested prices in the app, and you can check out comparable vehicles on Fluid to get a sense of pricing.
  5. Instant Book. If your vehicle is accessible anytime without you being there (for example, by lockbox), you can select our Instant Book feature to allow borrowers to automatically book your item. Turning on Instant Book is a great way to increase your reservations.
  6. Add pick up & drop off instructions. Provide borrowers detailed instructions for vehicle pick up and drop off, as well as key access, and any additional fees.
  7. Publish your listing and watch your bank account grow! You’ll be paid via direct deposit.

If Fluid Truck Share is new in your neighborhood, active promotion is key to helping neighbors and your local community learn your truck is available to rent. To jump-start your side business, share your Fluid listing (along with a picture) on Nextdoor or other community bulletin boards. This simple promotion generates on average two reservations per post and helps create repeat business. Check out our blog for Nextdoor promotion tips.

Now that your truck is earning for you on Fluid, go ahead and give it a big hug. It’s no longer lazy. #TruckYeah

Want to learn more? Check out our lender guidelines.

Denver Retiree Puts His Sales Experience to Work on Fluid Truck Share

Mike G. recently retired after decades as a senior sales executive and had some extra time on his hands, so he began exploring ways to stay engaged and make some side hustle cash. He first heard of Fluid through his son-in-law, and he immediately jumped on the opportunity to bring in a few extra bucks by lending a truck to his neighbors. Mike purchased a 16 feet box truck, posted it up on Fluid, and within two months earned hundreds of dollars renting the vehicle.

“Who wouldn’t like to bring in some extra money with so little work?”, quipped Mike G., a Fluid lender, and a recent retiree. “Renting my box truck on Fluid has been a lot of fun, allowing me to put my sales background to use as I market my vehicle to my neighbors and in the greater Denver community. This is my first money-making side hustle since I retired, and I’m having a blast earning some cash while making so many new connections.”

Mike G. & his 16 ft. box Fluid truck!

Mike G. has been successful getting word about the availability of his truck out there, by doing everything from posting flyers around his neighborhood, to sharing the link to his Fluid truck on various social networks, including Nextdoor’s “For Sale & Free / Automotive” section. By creatively marketing his truck, Mike G. sees his truck rented out most weekends, and he’s looking forward to a busy spring and summer season.

Mike G. offers this pro tip to Fluid lenders: respond quickly to any inquiries you receive on your vehicle. “I try to always respond within a few minutes of receiving a message from a prospective renter,” shared Mike G. “It’s so simple to stay in close touch through the Fluid Truck Share app and it pays off tremendously. Renters regularly thank me for my quick responses and return to rent the vehicle again. Quick responses pay off!”

Interested in becoming a Fluid lender? Follow these easy lender success steps.

Lender Tips & Tricks: Taking Glamour Shots of your Car

So, you’ve posted your vehicle to the Fluid Truck Share app and are ready to start making money. When your vehicle looks better on your listing, users will be more inspired to rent it – it’s really that simple.

However, paying for a professional photographer can be expensive – so why not just do it yourself? We put together a mini-glamour photoshoot for our model (ahem, a Hyundai), and put together these tips so anybody can take amazing, high-quality photos of their vehicle.

We’ll be going over how to take amazing:

  • Angled Exterior Shots
  • Interior Shots
  • Well-lit Images

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