20+ Creative Ways To Make Money With Your Pick Up Truck

20+ Creative Ways To Make Money With Your Pick Up Truck

Looking to start a business with your pick-up truck but not quite sure what to start?

The good news is, there are so many opportunities to become an entrepreneur and provide an innovative service in this line of work.

If you're looking to start your own business with your pick-up truck, there are several low-capital options you can choose from.

We put a list together below of the most profitable business ideas with your pick-up truck you can start today!

Here they are:

1. Start a landscaping business ($13.2M/year)

Terry Morrill from SUN VALLEY started Pacific Outdoor Living over 22 years ago, a landscaping business.

  • Revenue: $1,100,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 82
  • Location: SUN VALLEY

It hasn't always been easy. I've had many different businesses over my life. I first started purchasing, renovating, and reselling apartment buildings. I started with a 5-unit building in Los Angeles and after selling it successfully, I purchased a completely dilapidated 66-unit building that scared me to death! But I made it through and over those first years made over one million dollars.

I rolled the dice and continued to buy, renovate, and sell until the bottom dropped out of the market. On January 17, 1994, the Northridge Earthquake devastated Southern California. During this period there was a negative migration in Los Angeles and our vacancy rates hit 40%. Being unable to support the mortgages, I lost all of my properties - over 250 units.

From 1994 to 1999, I started a company from scratch that built homes in Mexico. I sold insurance, ran an automatic door company, was the general manager for a bicycle specialty company, and sold copper pipe.

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2. Start a food delivery business ($300K/year)

Marcia Wiggins from South Portland, Maine, USA started Cape Whoopies almost 9 years ago, a food delivery business.

  • Revenue: $25,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 4
  • Location: South Portland, Maine, USA

Before Cape Whoopies was conceived, I was enjoying being the mom of two kids in high school, the wife to an airline pilot, and an aerobics teacher at my local gym.

When my kids had gone off to college and my husband was in the air, I had much time on my hands. There was only so much time you could spend at the gym, so with the newfound extra time I splurged in one of the things I always loved doing: making delicious baked things for friends.

My husband and I spend time a local restaurant as a hangout when he was home, so we would go to DiMillos and take our server friends whoopie pies. Why whoopie pies? I had tasted the Maine creation and thought, "good idea, not great execution".

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3. Start an item delivery service

Examples of a successful item delivery service:

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4. Start a towing service business

Examples of a successful towing service business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a towing service business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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5. Start a transport and logistics business

Examples of a successful transport and logistics business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a transport and logistics business:

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6. Start a truck advertising business

Examples of a successful truck advertising business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a truck advertising business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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7. Start a garage sale business

Examples of a successful garage sale business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a garage sale business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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8. Start a haul building supplies business

Examples of a successful haul building supplies business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a haul building supplies business:

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9. Start a moving service business ($18K/year)

Examples of a successful moving service business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a moving service business:

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And for some real world inspiration, give Marcia Solis's story on creating Send me South a read:

Hello! My name is Marcia Solis and I run Send me South, a company that helps people relocate to Costa Rica, Central America, since 2012.

Our customized services help our clients understand the relocation process and finally get their residencies approved. We take care of everything right from the beginning and we guide our clients so that they arrive with all the documents needed to succeed in this process. We offer a full package to make sure our clients will be satisfied and finally receive what they are looking for: their resident status in my beloved country.

Since this is a business that is mostly referred to by word of mouth, clients do not show every month. However, there is always a family coming to stay, wanting to give their children the Latin experience of learning Spanish directly in our schools, or retired people looking for the tropics to spend their golden years in our beaches and mountains.

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Marcia Solis, on starting Send me South ($1,500/month) full story ➜

10. Start a metal scraping business

Examples of a successful metal scraping business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a metal scraping business:

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11. Start a truck rental business

Examples of a successful truck rental business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a truck rental business:

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12. Start a wood pallet scraping business

Examples of a successful wood pallet scraping business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a wood pallet scraping business:

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13. Start a snow plowing business

Examples of a successful snow plowing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a snow plowing business:

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14. Start an appliance repair and delivery business

Examples of a successful appliance repair and delivery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a appliance repair and delivery business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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15. Start a local deliveries business

Examples of a successful local deliveries business:

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16. Start a large items delivery business

Examples of a successful large items delivery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a large items delivery business:

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17. Start an odd jobs business

Examples of a successful odd jobs business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a odd jobs business:

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18. Start a pick-up/ clean-out business

Examples of a successful pick-up/ clean-out business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a pick-up/ clean-out business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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19. Start a haul stuff away business

Examples of a successful haul stuff away business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a haul stuff away business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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20. Start a thrifty resale business

Examples of a successful thrifty resale business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a thrifty resale business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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