Turn your car into a pay check

Turn your car into a pay check

Updated April 11, 2022

You know buying, insuring, and maintaining your car is expensive — but you can change that. Become a car sharing host and start turning your vehicle into an earning machine by sharing it on Getaround. Car sharing lets people who need cars book individually-owned vehicles by the hour, all from their phone. It's a win-win for car owners and guests.

How much can I earn?

As a Getaround host, you can earn up to $1,000 or more per month. Your car's earning potential has a lot to do with the choices you make as a carsharing host. Let's start simple: the more often your car is available, the more chances guests have to book your car. More bookings mean more money.

Power hosts can make serious money on Getaround. The median Getaround power host makes about $42,000 per year on Getaround trips, and the top 20% of power hosts make more than $126,000 per year.

You can get an idea of how much similar cars cost by opening the Getaround app and browsing options in your area.

It’s never been a better time to try out carsharing. Now through August 31, you can take advantage of the new 2022 Earnings Guarantee program. Visit the program page to learn more, check your eligibility, and see what you could earn.

We've found that in many markets, the seasons play a role in how much a car can earn. Hosts' earnings start to go up in the spring, generally peak in the summer months, start to come back down in the fall, dipping in the winter:

Earnings bar graph, increasing monthly

But seasonality isn't destiny. Keep reading for ideas on how to make more from your car all year round.

How can I make even more with my car?

Getaround has built a number of features to help you maximize your profits. One example is predictive pricing: Getaround can adjust your car's rate based on a complex analysis of the market, so you're pricing your car at the right level to get booked and rack up earnings. We'll crunch the numbers so you can spend your energy on better things.

You can also rent a dedicated Getaround parking spot. Dedicated spots give both you and your guests a reliable and stress-free destination for pickup and dropoff — but there can be big financial benefits, too. Our spots are generally much more affordable than standard parking spaces, and Getaround vehicles with spots tend to outperform those without dedicated spots. And, in the spirit of Getaround, they're flexible: you'll reserve a spot on a month-to-month basis, so there's no long commitment necessary.

Don't forget the common-sense fundamentals of starting a car sharing business: keep your car clean and up-to-date on maintenance. A clean, trustworthy car means better guest experiences and better reviews, which just accelerates the cycle of bookings and earnings for you. Spend some time refining your car's profile and incorporating more information as you learn more about what guests love. That will make it easy for new guests to find and book your car.

What will Getaround do for me?

Listing your car on Getaround gives you access to a loyal and enthusiastic group of potential guests. Over 1.6 million guests have booked nearly 6 million trips on Getaround. The Getaround app shows your car to people who are actively looking to book a vehicle in the area. When you list a quality car on Getaround, it will be available to the people who want it most.

But for many hosts, peace of mind is an even bigger perk. That's why Getaround offers a $1 million insurance policy for hosts. We've got your back. You'll also get 24/7 support from the Getaround team and an online community of hosts ready to answer your questions and share expert advice.

If you list your car and love being a host, we're also here to support big moves. Whether you're looking to build out a fleet or manage multiple cars (or both!), we've got resources and team members who've been through it all and would love to walk you through the process.

Your car doesn't have to be a drain on your budget — it can be a windfall! Make it work for you by becoming a Getaround host.