Your car's income depends on a number of factors, but there are a few things you can do to maximise your earnings. The biggest ones to focus on are availability, pricing, attracting repeat borrowers, and marketing.
Keep your car available for bookings as much as possible to maximise your earnings.
While your car can get bookings throughout the week, we find weekends are when cars are in peak demand.
Most borrowers make a booking within an hour of needing the car, so it helps to keep your car available for last-minute weekend bookings. If you block out even a short period during the middle of the day, that'll likely rule out a booking for the whole day, if not the whole weekend.
Pricing is also really important. If there is a car in your area that's a few years newer than yours but priced the same, it'll likely be the more popular choice.
Use our recommended rates
Check out your car’s rates page to see what we recommend for your car. This helps you set competitive rates to get bookings. You can also see our recommendations for peak times to increase your earnings too.
Attract longer bookings
You can also attract longer bookings by offering multi-day booking discounts.
Attracting repeat borrowers
Keeping your car clean and personalising it with useful things like a car phone holder or charger, will help to attract repeat borrowers. It's also important to make sure your car, and key are in place and ready to go whenever your car is available for borrowers. If a borrower gets stood up because your car or keys aren't ready for their booking it's unlikely they'll book your car again.
We market the platform through online marketing and PR. There's plenty you can do, too:
Word of mouth
Telling your friends, family and neighbours about car sharing can really help build the platform. Make sure to share your personal invite code - it can be applied 5 times every month. If someone signs up with your code, they'll get $50 credit to try car sharing, and you'll get $50 credit in your account.
A great profile
Your car's profile is what borrowers see when looking for a car and choosing which to book. Writing a fun and interesting description, highlighting your car's best features and using a clear and eye-catching photo will help it stand out and attract bookings.
You can also share your car’s profile to raise awareness:
- Log in and go to Cars
- Select View profile
- Copy your profile link
- Share the link
We do digital and offline advertising for us and your car, but if you've got some extra time, there are plenty of ways you can help spread the word to your local community. Find out what marketing we do and how you can help.
Tracking your earnings over time
You can see your car's earnings for this month, last month, this financial year, last financial year, and all-time in the stats dashboard.
- Log in and go to Cars
- Select Manage car
- Select Stats