Making enough cash, Driver?
by, 08.06.2010 at 12.35 AM (353 Views)
Iím not sure how it happened, but it would seem that the wages for drivers has gone down over the past few years. So, quite a few drivers are having problems making ends meet on their wages. Now, if you donít care for driving anymore, then you may as well find something else to do, as youíll probably have more success in another area, if you like it more. However, what if you still love driving for a living, but need more cash?
Although itís not an easy endeavour, it is always possible to start a second income stream. Do you have a great eye for antiques? When on your days off, see what you can find at bargain prices, and sell for a nice profit. Do you have a penchant for sports cards and memorabilia? Then get active into that arena whenever you can. Have you found yourself a goldmine of items at a cheap price that can be an easy resale? Start an E-Bay business. Do you have a past time youíre crazy about, and have a lot of knowledge in? Build a website, work on the material, and in time, offer products, advice, or even make it a pay for use website.
There are no shortages as far as what someone can do to try and make more money. And as a truck driver, you know youíll always have some downtime, between being late at a shippers, or taking your reset, or what have you. So, if you donít mind putting in a little time and brain power, do you think you could supplement your driving wages by another $500-$1000 a month? If you could, wouldnít that just take the stress off of having to make a certain number of miles each week? If you could grow your side business into something larger, do you think you would enjoy being at home with your family?
I know that thatís my plan.