Car Wraps: How To Get Paid To Drive

by Car Negotiation Coach

Car wrapsDid you know you can make money just by driving your car? You can, if you are willing to allow a company to put an advertisement on it. These advertisements, called wraps, look like they are painted right on the vehicle, but they are just really nice decals. The programs are called ‘free car’ or ‘get paid to drive’ and they pay you for advertising for their product on the side of your car. 

If you have ever taken public transport you have probably noticed that there is a lot of advertising done on the inside and outside of buses and trains. This is because companies know that when you are riding in your vehicle or are stuck in traffic you become what they call a ‘captive audience.’ That means, as a consumer you are stuck reading their advertisement and it is very good for business. The idea to use car wraps came out of the success of advertising on the sides of buses and the walls of trains. It works in basically the same way, big companies pay for the prime advertising real estate located on your vehicle. Just like the buses and trains, your car can also hold a captive audience.

How Do Car Wraps Work?

Step One - You must be at least 16 years old and have a valid driver’s license. Your license should be clear of any traffic violations in the past year. 

Step Two - Contact one of the many car wrap companies. They advertise on the web and are fairly easy to find, usually having the words free car or get paid to drive in their company name. A reputable company will not charge you a fee to advertise your benefits. They will want specific information from you like where you live and how many miles a week you drive. Drivers are usually required to be employed, so that the vehicle is driven each day. Some companies might outfit your car with a GPS so that they can track your driving.

Step Three - The company you get work with will pay to have your car decal put on. You do have a say in what decal is placed on your car. Advertisers want you to choose something that you are comfortable having on the side of the car to encourage you to drive it more. Outside of the decal, you are responsible for any other maintenance on your vehicle. 

Step Four – Drive like you normally would; to work, to drop off the kids at school, to the grocery store and earn big money. Remember that all of these trips are earning you a pay check. Maybe you can save up for a new car or better yet, a holiday to celebrate your smart, new income stream.  You do not necessarily have to be frugal when you have a car wrap opportunity. Depending on where you live you can make a lot of money with these advertisements. In big metropolitan areas, companies have paid as much as $3200 per month for a car wrap. In lower traffic areas you can easily make between $500 and $900 per month. That is a significant amount of money that can cover your car loan, insurance, and even your gas. Leaving more of your salary for you. You might wonder why it is called ‘free car’ when you don’t actually get a free car. Companies used to offer free cars with no other compensation, but they quickly learned that this was not a smart financial choice, the name just stuck.

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