Tasmania's hire car shortage and new Government initiatives designed to encourage car sharing are creating a unique opportunity for Tasmanian car owners looking for a lucrative side hustle.
I only drive a couple of times a week, and I rent my car out when I’m not using it. The earnings pay for rego and insurance, so I can invest that money into growing my art business. My car has stopped costing me money and started making me money.
For self-confessed car nut and experienced entrepreneur Steve, car-sharing hits the sweet spot between making money and helping to create lasting social change.
Ellen earns over $8,000 a year sharing the family's van and car when they are not using them. Ellen says “I love that I don’t feel guilty seeing them just sit there not being used.”
For student Zicong Wang, car-sharing is not only fuelling his entrepreneurial spirit, making him money and helping the environment, it’s providing a much-needed solution to Tasmania’s hire car shortage.
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