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Ways to Make Money With Your Old Shipping Container

Did you know that there are many ways to make money with your old shipping container? Maybe you've even started thinking about it. Everyone is looking for ways to turn their unused assets into cash. But what do you do when you only have one of those? In this article, we'll explain how you can turn that one old shipping container into a profit.

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Sell It As A Used Shipping Container

This is the most straightforward way to make money with your shipping container. Just sell it as a used shipping container. You can easily find shipping container dealers to help you out with this.

You'll need to find the right dealer and then list your container with them. If you plan on getting a reasonable price, you must ensure the container is in good condition. Otherwise, it won't be easy to sell it. 

Don't just sell the container – make it worthwhile!

If you want to make money with your shipping container, you can do more than sell it. You can turn your old shipping container into a cash cow.

First, you can rent it out. If your container is large enough, you could find a company that rents it for parties or special events. You could also find someone looking for a storage place which needs more space. With some luck, you can turn this into a recurring monthly income.

Second, you can sell the container as a mobile home. You'll need a few things to make this happen. You'll need a place to park the container, some piping or a ladder to put inside the container, an electrical system, and a water supply. 

Turn it into a garden container.

If you've got an old shipping container in good condition, you can turn it into a garden container to earn money. 

You can plant vegetables, flowers, herbs, or trees in your container. If you're unsure what to grow, you can always ask a farmer or the person renting the space next to you. If you want to earn extra money on the side, you can also sell the produce from your garden.

Sell it to a container company.

You've likely seen companies that buy used shipping containers and turn them into business storage containers. With this kind of company, you can sell them your used shipping container. 

You'll likely get a discount when you sell it to a company like this because they buy the containers from you rather than a dealer. 

Now that you know how to make money with your shipping container, you need to find one in good condition and sell it. There are plenty of places to look online, and most towns have a scrap metal shop where you can check out what's available. Once you've found a container you want to sell, clean it up, paint it, and get it ready for sale. Once it's ready for sale, list it with a broker. You'll have a stack of cash sitting in the driveway when you sell your old shipping container.