Expenses on a daily are already hard enough to meet. And with the ever-increasing cost of living, it’s not getting any easy on your pocket with time either. There has to be a way of passively making money that does not require a lot of your extra time and also helps you not to break the bank in general.
We have a great option for you!
Have you ever seen those cars driving around the city with advertisement stickers or posters on them?
Believe it or not, they’re making some good cash from doing something as simple as their everyday driving.
If you don’t mind advertising other people’s businesses on your car, then you might want to consider looking into this. Not only will this require no extra effort from you other than your usual driving, but you’ll also be paid for it.
Plus, contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to cover your entire car in these elaborate decals and stickers to make any money.
Now with small decals that won’t even affect the overall look of your car that much, you can get paid.
How to Get Paid to Advertise on Your Car
Car advertising for money has quickly become a really popular mode of passive income for a lot of people. Once you decide to use your car as essentially – a drive-around billboard, the next step is to find the businesses that are looking to advertise. This might have been a bit tricky back in the day when people had to venture and find businesses themselves. Not anymore.
With the help of the internet, you can now find the right platform, and they’ll hook you up with the businesses in your area who want this form of advertisement in no time. They also allow flexibility in their offerings.
This means you choose which advertisement you want to apply for or which brand you want to advertise.
In most cases, you’re not even required to drive around more than your usual average.
We’ve compiled a list of such platforms to help you identify the right business that you want to advertise.
Of course, a lot of factors can come into play. People do not want to advertise businesses that they do not want to be associated with. And to that, we say, “Congrats! You’re smarter than an average person.”
Choose wisely and always remember to read all the regulations.
Carvertise – carvertise.com
Let’s start with probably the most famous one of the bunch. With a self-explanatory name, through Carvertise, you get paid to advertise your car.
The sign-up process is pretty simple. You enter some basic data on a form on their website, and they connect you with the brands who want to advertise in your area. This does come with some liabilities, though. Carvertise requires you to drive around at least 30 miles per day. Plus, your car model cannot be older than 2008.
The campaign for an advertisement lasts for 3 months, and you get paid a minimum of $100 per month for just driving around. If you leave your car parked in certain areas, you can earn even more. This can amass up to even $1200 per campaign! You are also given the opportunity to accept or decline whichever advertisement you want, so the terms are already really flexible,
If this intrigues you, Carvertise may definitely be worth checking out!
FreeCarMedia – freecarmedia.com
Talk about choices: FreeCarMedia lets you choose where you want to place the ad. Just on the rear window or on the entire car – it’s all your choice.
To apply for FreeCarMedia, the process is very similar. You submit your information through a form online, and if you get selected, they contact you via email. You then select the program you want to go for – either the rear window or the whole car and they communicate the process to you accordingly. The ads for the rear window have to be applied on your own, whereas for the whole car, you are requested to get them professionally applied. This may be tedious for some people, but on the plus side, it also gives you better chances of earning money.
Again, you are provided with full flexibility on which advertisements you choose to reject and which ones you actually pick. FreeCarMedia adverts can range anywhere from 6 – 24 months, so if this seems viable for you, then go for it!
Nickelytics – www.nickelytics.com
Another very famous fleet advertising company is Nickelytics. Nickelytics prides itself on being equally interactive for both the advertisers as well as the drivers.
Upon sharing the required information with Nickelytics through their website, you are selected to fulfill the criteria. Nickelytics require you to drive around at least 150 miles per week. While this may seem a lot, they also pay their drivers $250 upfront at the start of each month.
Plus, this could be a great option for people already driving through other ride-sharing apps, i.e., Uber, Lyft, etc.
Just while making your usual trips, you would fulfill your miles requirements for the week and get paid for it. Two birds with one stone. You also get to choose which advertiser you want to work with and do sticker advertising for them.
ReferralCars – www.referralcars.com
ReferralCars is a great option for advertising your car. They offer both commission and non-commission-based car ads.
On their website, you enter your Zip code and see all the advertisements in your area. ReferralCars just cuts to the chase and asks all the questions from the get-go when it comes to the application process. After entering all the data regarding your annual driving average, car model, preferences, and if you’re working for Uber, Lyft, etc. or not, you are reached out to by a representative from RefferalCars, if selected. They charge you for shipping the decal to you, you install it, and voila! You’re in business.
ReferralCars tracks your sales and requires you to send a picture of the decal at the start of every month. If done right, you can make a good amount of money based on your commissions.
One of the things to be mindful of is that you have to pay the shipping fee of the decal on your own. You’re also required to install this yourself as well. On the other hand, the decals are usually very small, so the installation will be relatively easy. Plus, you get to pick which advertisements you want to display.
StickerRide – stickerride.com
Another popular platform in the face of car wrap advertising – StickerRide, has been in business since 2013. Initially European, it has now expanded to the states with thousands of drivers nationwide.
To make matters easier, StickerRide has an online app. Just download it, register your car, enter other relevant information, and you will be referred to the nearest StickerRide office. Once there, your car will be examined for confirmation, and an advertisement for the brand you picked will be installed and applied to your car.
Based on the given directions, turn on the app every day when you begin your day and start driving. This way, StickerRide can track the number of miles you cover. Each mile covered counts as 1 point. The amount of money you earn can depend on many different things, i.e., the brand you’re advertising, your car model, the area you drive in, the number of miles you have to cover, etc. However, keep in mind that if you forget to turn on the app for a day, you will not be paid for your driving for that day.
In addition to your usual driving, you will also be given the option of earning extra money, should you want to complete some extra tasks or “quests.” This could include taking a photo of your car in an attractive spot in the city.
Wrapify – www.wrapify.com
With Wrapify, you get paid to wrap your car. Shocker. We know. But what’s an actual shocker is the ability of this platform to suggest the right campaigns to you.
To apply to become a Wrapify driver, download their mobile app and sign up to become a driver. You will initially not be shown any campaigns. However, the app will notice your driving behavior and routes for a while and suggest campaigns around those regions accordingly. You have the full option to choose or reject whichever campaign you desire. If a campaign aligns with your interest, then you simply apply for it. Wrapify applies the advertisements sticker wrap to your car, and off you go, doing your usual driving.
Wrapify works the best for a casual driver rather than an actual driver who drives for a ride-hailing app. This is because the entire concept of Wrapify works around you, driving around your usual route. On average, you are supposed to only drive around 50 miles from the actual advertiser. This is your campaign zone.
An important con for this app to consider is doing a background check on all their drivers. You must not have gotten in any more than 2 accidents in the past 3 years. Your vehicle must also be of model 2010 or higher.
Beware of Scammers
The car wrap advertising industry, like all other fields of earning now, is full of scammers. It is your responsibility to be able to identify them and be wary of frauds. Scammers will often send you some too-good-to-be-true emails with enticing titles such as “How to Make Money with your Car” or “Get Paid for Car Advertising Stickers.” They also offer an absurd amount of money in return. All these red flags should be kept in mind before even responding to any of these emails.
A legit car advertiser will always first try to vet its drivers and ask for your legitimacy. Plus, the average money offered for car ads is $100-400.
How to Find Legitimate Car Advertising Companies
Amidst an ocean of scammers, there are ways to identify a legit company that is actually interested and could end up being the right option for you. A serious advertising company always has a well-defined data collection process and asks for proofs of legitimacy such as your car insurance, etc. They also never ask for any upfront money or an “application fee” of sorts. Most of the time, they also cover all the car wrapping fees and processes. At most, they might ask you for the shipping fees of wrap and nothing more.
What Kinds of Ads Will be placed on Your Car
Well, it depends on a myriad of things. For instance, it depends on the advertising company you’re working with, the advertiser itself, or even you. The ads range from small decals and stickers to full car wrap vinyl. The latter gives a more realistic look and makes it seem like the ad was actually painted on.
No matter which ad you choose or where you decide to place it, you can opt for removing it at any time. Not during your campaign contract, of course, but as soon as it’s over. Companies usually cover the cost for removal as well, and your car retains no colors or signs of it at all.
In short, new ways of passively making money are all the rage. And we hear you! What’s great about car advertising and why it works so well is that you don’t even realize it’s happening. And at the end of the month – boom! Some extra cash in the bank.
This might be quite a breeze for most people who drive around a fairly decent amount during the day. While for others, there are always options that reward you no matter how much you drive. The biggest deciding factor of people can be having an advertisement on their car. Once you can look past that, you may realize how much it’s contributing to your income rather than eating it up.