Starting Up A Home Moving Business

If you are looking to earn some extra money and you already own your own van, you might want to consider starting up a small moving company. There are hundreds of home owners looking to move houses every day and traditional home moving companies can be very expensive. Most people looking to move houses are looking for a cheaper alternative and may select a “man with a van service” if they do not have very breakable and expensive things to shift.

Getting organized

Starting up a small home and office moving company is easy enough but you will need to organize and get the right accessories for your van. You need to remember that you will need to pack as much things as you possibly can in to the can and therefore it would be useful for you to have some racks and shelves fixed in the van to be able to carry more things. You may want to look at some cargo barriers for sale as well to protect you while you are driving as having a lot of things in the back of your vehicle while driving can be dangerous if you have to suddenly brake.

While you are looking at cargo barriers for sale, you might also want to look at purchasing some special van seats that will allow you to store things underneath the van seats as well. Thins way, you will be able to use the same van to travel with your family as well as hire the van out to companies and families in case you ever need the extra money. While admittedly getting these extra seats are going to cost extra money, they are a worthwhile investment because, if you do not have them, you may need to consider removing the seats from your van entirely to convert it in to a moving van.

Other ways to earn money when you have your own van

Having your own van can open up many money making opportunities in addition to starting up a part time moving company. You may even decide to start up a vehicle hire service or even your own cab service. You may do this entirely on your own or you may decide to register yourself with a cab company that will bring in the hires at a small daily fee. If you choose to do it on your own however, you will need to start advertising your services online and letting your friends and family know about your new business.