Making a Living as a Recovery Truck Driver

Making a Living as a Recovery Truck Driver

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People are breaking down all the time so there’s plenty of money to be made from working as a recovery truck driver. One of the big decisions you have to make when working as a recovering truck driver is whether you’re going to work for another company or go out on your own as a freelancer.

There are many benefits of working freelance but there are drawbacks too. Below are some of the pros and cons of both.

Working for a company

Pros

  • A guaranteed wage – A big pro of working for an established company is that you’re guaranteed a wage each week; unlike freelancing where the amount of money you make will depend on your ability to find clients and negotiate a fair price for work.
  • The vehicle/insurance might be provided for you – Another pro that sometimes comes with working for a company is that the truck itself as well as insurance might be provided for you.

Cons

  • Not as much freedom – Working for a company means you’ll be expected to work set hours and do whatever kind of job is given to you. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing but you’ll have fewer choices compared to working freelance.

Working freelance

Pros 

  • More freedom – Working for yourself means you can make more choices. There might be certain types of jobs that you just don’t like the sound of and when you’re in charge you can decide what work you take one.
  • Flexible working hours – Another big pro of working freelance is that you can set more flexible working hours. You’ll still need to work a lot to make enough money but if for example there’s a certain day you don’t want to work for whatever reason, then you have that choice.

Cons

  • Finding clients can be tough at first – This is one of the biggest challenges when first starting out as a freelancer but with time you will build up a client base and get repeat business and referrals.
  • You’ll need to get your own vehicle and insurance – Although this doesn’t need to be too big of an issue since it’s easier than ever now to get recovery truck insurance at cleangreencars.co.uk at an affordable rate.

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Insuring Your Family Cars as a Fleet

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Many people who live in the country own large properties and have multiple vehicles. If this sounds familiar and you have a family with several cars then you might not have realised that you can get them insured as a fleet.

Family fleet insurance cover comes with some significant benefits for families. These include –

  • You could save money – If you currently have separate policies for the vehicles in your family then there’s a good chance you could save money by getting them insured as a fleet. This is not always the case of course, since the cost will depend on a number of factors, such as the value of the vehicles being insured and the age and experience of the named drivers. However it’s certainly worth enquiring about family fleet insurance to see how much money you could potentially save.
  • Make insurance affordable for young drivers in the family – If you have younger family members who struggle to pay for their insurance or cannot drive at all because of it, then getting a family fleet policy is a great way to make their insurance costs more affordable. Car insurance is very steep for young drivers since they’re statistically the group who are most likely to be involved in accidents that require a claim.

Saving money on family fleet insurance

  • Limit cover options – One very reliable way to save money on family fleet insurance is to limit the cover options. If you feel like a third party only policy is adequate then this can be an excellent way to save money.
  • Pay upfront – Another great way to save money on your insurance is to pay annually rather than monthly. This might not be too appealing since you will have to pay signifcantly more upfront but it will enable you to make a significant saving on the overall cost of the policy.
  • Make vehicles secure – The security of the vehicles named in the policy will also impact how much you pay for family fleet insurance. Ideally all the vehicles will have alarms fitted and also be securely parked in a driveway, or even better a locked garage.
  • Shop around – Getting quotes from multiple providers is always recommended when you’re looking for family fleet insurance. This way you can compare quotes and see which offers the best value for money.

5 Great Freelance Career Options When You Live In the Country

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If you live in a rural area then there’s a good chance you’ve considered ways to make your own money without having to travel into the city to work in an office or shop.

The good news is that the internet has made it easier than ever to set up your own business and attract clients regardless of where you live.

Below are some of the best freelance jobs you can do to start generating your own income

1. Teach a skill

If you have a skill that you’re proficient enough to teach then this can be an excellent way to get started as a freelancer. One of the most in-demand skills that people want to learn and are prepared to pay for is learning a musical instrument, such as the guitar or piano. If you are skilled at either of these or another popular instrument then you could easily start making money by teaching.

2. Buy and sell products online

Buying and selling online is a very easy thing to do in principle. You simply have to source products that people want at a price that you can make a decent profit on. The trick to success with buying and selling online is to find a niche that isn’t too saturate. Things like phone accessories, electronics and clothes are all very hard niches to have success since they’re so competitive so you should ideally sell items that are more obscure yet still in demand.

3. Set up a freelance motor trade business

Although there are some jobs in the motor trade that require you to have your own premises and staff and need a good amount of start up investment; there are others you can do with very little start up cash. For example if you want to work as a mobile mechanic then all you need is a mobile mechanic insurance policy and a van/tools.

4. Become a graphic/web designer

Working as a freelance web or graphic designer is another great way you can make money from home. Of course you need to learn the skill first but there are now an abundance of great resources online to learn the fundamentals.

5. Become a freelance writer

If you have a good command of English and the ability to write well then you might also consider becoming a freelance writer. Success in this field will depend on your ability to find a profitable niche to write about.

 

 

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Young Farmers – Is it for you?

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Are you considering starting a career in farming?

Watch this video and we think you’ll struggle not to get excited!!