Starting your own business is a great way to achieve financial independence and become your own boss, though it is full of challenges and can involve a lot of investment.
Basing a business around a vehicle is a great way to start out, and can often be very lucrative. With just a driving licence and a small amount of start-up money, you can change your life and run your own business.
Here is a quick guide to five of the most in demand businesses that you can start with a vehicle. It will still take a lot of hard work and dedication, but very quickly you can become your own boss, and work for yourself and choose your own hours.
Work as a Taxi or Uber Driver
Working as a taxi driver can be very profitable, especially if you live in a large city with an airport and people visiting for business or tourism.
Services like Uber and Lyft have become very popular in the last few years, and working for one of these companies is a great way to start a business with a vehicle.
Operate a Recovery Vehicle
Recovery vehicles are always in high demand to help rescue stranded vehicles that have broken down, or help the emergency services clear the roads of vehicles after an accident.
You don’t need to have mechanical experience, just a large recovery truck with the right equipment to help you get the job done safely. You can buy things like light bars and hydraulic lifts from companies like RVL. The vehicles can be expensive, but they are a great investment that pay for themselves very quickly.
Be a Man with a Van
If you have a large vehicle like a van, or the means to buy one, then starting a ‘man with a van’ service is a very profitable way to start your own business.
Every day, thousands of people find themselves looking for a man with a van to help them move house, and businesses often need help transporting large goods or orders to their customers. If you offer a reliable and helpful service, word will soon get around, and you will find yourself with more clients than you can handle.
Transport Medical Supplies for Hospitals Services
Hospitals use a number of private services to move supplies and equipment to their various sites, or pick up emergency supplies from central storage facilities like blood banks.
Contracts for these services can be very lucrative, and you also get a personal reward from helping our hospitals care and provide for the community. A motorbike can be all you need to start transporting blood supplies and samples to where they are needed most.
Become a Private Driver for a Limousine Service
Thousands of companies across the country use private driving services to get their executives to meetings and conferences around the country.
With a high-quality vehicle that is comfortable and well equipped, you can find yourself travelling the country on long trips with powerful elites who need to visit their company’s various sites.
Hopefully this quick guide has given you some inspiration and useful information to take control of your finances and start your own business to become your own boss. The keys to your vehicle may open the door to the next chapter of your life.
The ImAFish Forum has seen its best month since May 2006 in what's been hailed as an epic revival. It was only five months ago in February that the Forum had its worst month ever.
The Forum Posts Per Month graph can be found on ImAFish Reports. The data goes all the way back from when the forum was founded in 2002. I've tried to see if there are any patterns in posting habits however there are no clear trends.
May seems a particularly good month throughout the years, this could be put down to it being exam time meaning members were looking for more ways to procrastinate however considering most members have full time jobs now this no longer applies.
Posting figures had been stabilising until about a year ago when the number of posters decreased, this dip lasted about 10 months until June when activity started to pick up again.
The number of posts per month on the forum is far from the early days in 2002 and 2003
In an attempt to try to get people to download music legitimately a range of companies and organisations to do with the music industry have come up with ?Digital Download Day?. The European day starts today and allows users to sign up until the 15th of April. Once signed up the user can access ?3 worth of music in 3 different ways:
1. Download up to 30 tracks. (store able for 1 month)
2. Stream 300 tracks.
3. Burn 3 tracks to CD.
A choice of 170,000 tracks from over 7,500 artists is on offer. Bands and artists include Christina Aguilera, Linkin? Park, Norah Jones, Eminem, Coldplay, Miss Dynamite, Robbie Williams, Jennifer Lopez, The Streets, The Coral, Michael Jackson, The Raveonettes and Gareth Gates.
The idea of the day is to try to promote awareness of legitimate music subscription services however how effective do they expect it to be? With free services such as Kazaa becoming increasingly popular how do they expect people to stop downloading music when they can get it easily and free.
As soon as restrictions such as a making the tracks available on your PC for 1 month only are put onto music people would much rather download the MP3 rather then some strange format.
?Currently an estimated 4.5 million people are accessing a total of almost 1 billion pirated tracks at any one time. But the tracks are often of dubious quality and contain viruses. ?
From the organisers press release. I would just like to point out the point about viruses and how this is not true, the MP3 is made so it cannot contain viruses. I'm not too sure what they are trying to say with this point. As for the tracks being pirated is another point not proved either.
The fact is that the music industry is in a mess and in my view digital download day does not give the end user any real reason to stop using free sharing programs and use subscription services. Until people have a good enough reason to need to change to legitimate services why should they?
Ireland is famous for its lucky leprechauns, golden horseshoes, pots of gold and four-leaf clovers. Combine them and they make for very popular slot machine games.
You’ve probably played Rainbow Riches and Slots O’ Gold in the past, but another Irish-themed slots game that is growing in popularity is Rainbow Jackpots. Developed by Red Tiger Gaming, this slot machine features all you would expect in an Irish-themed game, plus more.
All three of these aforementioned games can be played for free in practice play, and for real money at many reputable online casinos, such as: https://games.paddypower.com/game/rainbow-jackpots-grt. You can decide for yourself if Rainbow Jackpots gives Rainbow Riches, Slots O’ Gold and the other similarly-themed games a run for their money.
Rainbow Jackpots is a five-reel, four-row 20 paylines slot game that offers a progressive jackpot too, meaning you can win a life-changing sum in a single play, one that often tops the £1 million mark. The progressive jackpot increases with every bet that every player makes on the game.
The visuals are simple and brightly coloured. The symbols are against plain white reels within an archway carved and decorated in a Celtic style. The soundtrack includes cries of encouragement from the lucky leprechaun’s Irish accent. This game is colourful and cheerful just as you’d expect from any Irish-themed slot machine.
The 10s, Jacks, Queens, Kings and Aces represent the lower value cards on the reels. The lucky leprechaun is the game’s scatter symbol which can be substituted for other symbols to make bigger winning combinations. Other symbols include pipes, pots of gold and pints of stout, with three scatter symbols unlocking the opportunity to win up to 100 free spins. If the animated leprechaun appears on the screen, he blows his pipe and this upgrades you to a Mega Free Spins feature.
Gold coins represent the wild symbol in this game. Roll five of them to enter the bonus rounds to be in with a chance of winning the progressive jackpot.
One of the best features in this game is the Beer Bonus. Here you can win up to 100x your stake. But if the lucky leprechaun appears again, he upgrades you to 1,000x in the Triple Beer Bonus feature. The leprechaun can certainly help you to win bigger, random prizes.
Rainbow Jackpots can be played from £0.20 per spin and is available on desktop, tablet and mobile devices. This means you don’t have to be in Ireland to play it! In fact, if you have the internet connected to your table or mobile device, you can play it from just about anywhere and everywhere! That could be down your local, on public transport or even whilst waiting for your meal to be served at a restaurant if you so desire!
Everyone enjoys a slot machine that features a lucky leprechaun and pots of gold and Rainbow Jackpots certainly offers its own uniqueness to the growing list of Irish-themed slot machines. It’s certainly one not to give a miss.
As many of you will know March 13th was my 18th birthday! I can finally drink legally and don't have to worry about not getting served or getting into clubs and bars.
The day started well with my family sticking balloons all around the house and getting some great presents! March 13th this year was not only my birthday but also the day that we get our exam results back from any exams we had done just after Christmas.
The first result I got was from a business retake and I got an A! Which was a great improvement from my low C before. However the rest of my results weren't too good. Computing being the worst where I didn't even get a grade. This then leads me onto how bad my college is for computing, the average grade for the year on module 4 was a E. Some lucky people managed to get A's and B's but the majority of people got U's(ungradeable).
However the college is still sure that its our fault that we don't put enough effort in and it doesn't seem to want to make any changes for our year even though most people will probably fail. But it doesn't stop here! For the last 2 years the college has owned licenses for Microsoft visual studio which is what a lot of us are using for our coursework. However the college only installed visual studio at Christmas (after many people had started their coursework) and because we had been taught VBA in word in a text book with pascal examples in many people did not have a clue about programming.
Visual studio is still not on many of the computers in the class room and is not installed on any of the public computers meaning that we either have to work on our projects in lesson time or buy a copy of visual studio. The problem here is that college still uses VB6 which is not compatible with VB.net which is Microsoft's latest version of their product.
In the colleges defense the year below mine now learns pascal in there first year and will be using Delphi next year which makes a lot more sense but doesn't help my failing year at all.
Anyway back to my birthday! In the evening we had booked for a meal at Jenkos which is a Mongolian restaurant where you can eat as much as you want for a set price. We had a very good meal here and I would recommend it to anyone. A couple of my friends got me a talking timmy from south park and he rools! After the meal we went across the road to Bar Med, where I happily got asked for ID :D.
We had a couple of drinks there then moved onto Flares ( a nightclub which plays 70s music). This wasn't my idea but as it was next to Bar Med it was the least effort (and free to get in before 10). Flares was ok but nothing special, once they started to play "I've got a brand new combine harvester" I knew it was time to leave and probably never return. There is only so much "crap" music I can take and that pretty much drew the line!
Overall it was a good night out and even though the music in Flares may have been lame the atmosphere was slightly better and along with not being sober the night was quite good. Tonight (the day after my birthday) I'm going for a meal with my parents and tomorrow hopefully we will go to a slightly more modern club.
I have taken lots of photos and they will be soon posted on my little site.