Like many grads, Jaydon isn't yet in a full-time job since he graduated from uni - so he's started a fleet of car-share vehicles, building up from sharing his own car while working part time. He's now sharing 5 cars and earning a steady income from his small fleet.
How these three entrepreneurial Car Next Door members went from sharing a single car, to managing successful fleets.
While most city cars sit unused for days on end, Tish’s 2010 Toyota Yaris earns its keep. This economical car has earned more than $37,000 since Tish started sharing it through Car Next Door in 2015.
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.