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.

Fluid Truck Share Lender Pro-Tip: Use Nextdoor to Promote Your Vehicle

You’ve listed your vehicle on Fluid, set a price, and arranged your availability calendar in the app. Now what? Time to let borrowers know that your vehicle is available to rent!

So what’s the best way to gain visibility for your vehicle? We recommend that you use Nextdoor to get the word out to your local community. Nextdoor is a private social network that connects you with nearby neighbors, giving you the opportunity to share your vehicle’s availability within a close community.

As a Fluid lender, you are running a business. And your business is built on creating connections and sharing experiences that highlight the ease, cost, and time-savings of renting a vehicle on Fluid. Nextdoor is a fantastic community that can help you maximize your Fluid side hustle.

The numbers speak for themselves: our lenders who post vehicles on Nextdoor see more frequent transactions and have more repeat customers. Pickup truck lenders can expect to earn on average $10K per year on Fluid, and about $200 additional per month by promoting their vehicle on Nextdoor. Lenders use creative ways to engage both new and repeat borrowers, including offering $20 in rental credit through the personalized invite code in the Fluid Truck Share app.

To help you out, we’ve created this guide to walk you through best practices for NextDoor. Read on to maximize your side hustle!

Nextdoor tips & tricks:

  • Already on Nextdoor? Great! Not yet on Nextdoor? No problem, just download the app and register by verifying your address.
  • Go to the “For Sale & Free” section, where you can list your vehicle for rent.
    • Important to note: Nextdoor’s community guidelines do not allow individuals to post rental items outside of this category–if you do so, your posts may be removed.
  • Create a title for your vehicle. Make it short, punchy, and direct. We recommend something like: “Rent my pickup truck on Fluid Market”.
  • List the price — can be your hourly, daily, or weekly rate.
  • Write a brief description in the “Details” section. Be sure to include the Fluid Market link for your vehicle so potential renters can go directly to your site.
  • Add high-quality photos that show off your vehicle. We recommend you include interior and exterior photos shot in good light. Share seasonal pictures of your vehicle.
  • Post your vehicle in the “Automotive” category.
  • Finally, choose who can see your item. We recommend that you select “Your broader local area” to ensure that both your immediate neighbors and close communities see your vehicle.

Our lenders see great engagement with their local community on Nextdoor, including comments, thanks, and inquiries. To make sure that your vehicle stays at the top of the Nextdoor “For Sale & Free” feed, be sure to respond promptly to any questions and regularly post a brief comment. This will push your listing back to the top to maximize visibility.

Happy lending!

Got a great story from promoting your Fluid vehicle on Nextdoor? We’d love to hear about it! Please reach out to customerservice@fluidtruck.com 

How One Colorado Mom Makes Serious Side Hustle Cash on Fluid Truck Share App

Sara is a super busy single mom of three kids. Beyond the daily madness of raising her children, Sara also has a part-time job as an in-home health care provider. She was looking for a way to put a bit more cash in her pocket and heard about Fluid Truck Share. Sara joined the community as a lender and is now earning hundreds of extra dollars every month.

“Fluid has definitely become my favorite side hustle,” said Sara. “I’m making reliable cash by renting out my Ford F-250 pickup truck at least once per week. The best part is that lending my truck on Fluid requires almost none of my time — I’m simply managing my reservations through the mobile app and it couldn’t be easier.”

So how does Sara do it? First, she posted up pictures and a brief description of her vehicle via the Fluid Truck Share app. She then set the rate at $6 per hour or $32 per day with unlimited mileage, a big plus for borrowers. Finally, Sara promotes her vehicle on Facebook, Nextdoor, and OfferUp to generate more visibility in the greater Denver community. Through this simple process, Sara is earning on average $500 in extra income per month by renting out her truck.

In addition to the profitability of her side hustle, Sara has made lasting connections in the community, as several of her regular renters use her vehicle to transport donations for local schools, homeless shelters, and others in need.

“As a Coloradan, there’s nothing better than to see my community helping each other out,” said Sara. “And as a mom raising her kids here, it absolutely makes my day to know that I’m contributing in a small way to strengthening our community ties.”

Want to learn more? Check out Sara’s truck listing and download the Fluid Truck Share app today!

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