Making Money From Your Motorbike

Picture the scene. Your boss calls you into his or her office. After exchanging a few pleasantries a pained expression blooms on his or her face. They thank you for all your hard work and assure you that your service to the company has been exemplary…

Nonetheless, they’re going to have to let you go. It’s a gut punch so devastating that you barely hear their reassurances that they’re sorry and how the matter is strictly budgetary. All you can think about is how you’re going to keep food on the table and the roof over your family’s heads.

In a way, it’s a blessing in disguise. You were never cut out for that stuffy office environment. You’ve always yearned for more freedom, a chance to make money on your own terms without someone telling you when you can eat, when you can enjoy a coffee or when you can go to the bathroom. But that doesn’t change the fact that your finances are in freefall and you need to start earning money again, fast.

Fortunately, in the gig economy it’s easier than ever to make good money so long as you’re hard working and prepared to work outside of the typical 9 to 5. While you may not enjoy the same work benefits that you had in your salaried job you will enjoy unparalleled freedom and the ability to set your own hours. Plus, if you’re a motorcyclist, your trusty steed could be a lucrative meal ticket. And since your favourite pastime has just become your job, all, those expenses that used to burn a hole in your pocket are now tax deductible.

Stay Safe

If you’re going to be driving your motorbike for a living, it’s more important than ever that you stay safe. You may have developed a few bad habits since you passed your test but as a professional driver, your behavior on the road must be unimpeachable as your reputation will be directly tied to your income.

Plus, an accident could see you injured and unable to work for weeks or even months. If you are knocked off your bike by another driver’s negligence you can contact to make a claim against the negligent driver. If, however, you are injured through reckless driving you will be out of work, out of pocket and you will only have yourself to blame.

Deliver Stuff

The rise of the motorcycle courier is especially pronounced in what we call, the “sharing economy”. Ever since Uber revolutionised the way we use taxis, many companies have gotten in on the act, using self employed owner drivers to deliver food and goods to the consumer. You can make good money, especially with tips while enjoying the freedom of the open road as opposed to a cramped office. Uber Eats, Doordash, Lyft and Instacart are always looking for new riders.

Vlog Your Rides

Alongside your delivery duties, you can earn extra money vlogging your journeys. While it may take you a while to build your brand and establish a following, it’s a tremendously fun way to make money doing what you love. Here’s some advice on what you’ll need to start motovlogging.

After a while you may well see losing your job as the best thing that ever happened to you.

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