Six Ways to go Self-Employed with a Van

So many people are giving up working for someone else and going self-employed these days.

In fact, it was recently discovered that a huge number of women were becoming self-employed, rising by 31,00 in the last quarter of 2018.

If you’re thinking of doing it, but don’t know how, have you ever considered getting a van? If this sounds weird, below are six self-employed jobs you could do with the help of a van, and a little hard work.


If you love cooking, you’ve probably been creating a storm in the kitchen for friends and family for years now. But, what about turning it into a full-time job?

Mobile catering will allow you to cater for everything from weddings to birthday parties, and once you have the van and your catering equipment and supplies, you’ll be good to go. But remember to start small and find your niche market before diving in the deep end.


People are spending a fortune on their pets these days, and if you love animals, it’s a great area to move into.

From dog walking to pet grooming, it can all be done from your very own van. Obviously, for grooming, you’ll need specific training and qualifications, and a van that’s tailored to grooming pets, which could cost you more in the long run. But, for walks, you’ll be able to collect dogs in the local area and take them walking in wonderful places with ease.


One of the best jobs around, it allows you to get the satisfaction of cleaning while making someone’s home look fabulous. Grab your supplies and stock up the van and you’re good to go.

One of the best things about doing this from a van is you can cover more areas, rather than just the local one.


Loads of people want a wonderful garden, but not everyone likes getting down to the nitty-gritty to make their garden reach its full potential.

However, if you’re an avid gardener and love nothing more than ripping up weeds, cutting down trees, and mowing grass, this could be the way for you to go with your new business. You’ll need to get a wide array of appliances tough, but with the right sized van, you’ll be able to fit them in without worry.


Maybe you’ve been working in the creative industries for a while, and you’ve had enough of working for someone else and want to go it alone.

Well, now’s the time. If you’re a photographer, videographer or even a hairdresser, chances are you own all the equipment you need, which is the first stage. Once you’ve got the van, you’ll then be able to go on long-haul jobs and local ones without worry. But, before you buy the van, make sure you’ve got some business first by giving those old contacts a little call.

20th March, 2019

Author: wheelsforwomen

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