Financial pressure can drive people to do things they typically wouldn’t consider – literally. Because let’s face it, nobody really wants to turn their car into a moving billboard. But seeing as it can monetize the time you spend driving, and nobody gets hurt, then a billboard car doesn’t sound so bad after all.
Unfortunately, there are several misconceptions about making yourself available for this type of advertising. And you shouldn’t let your desperation force you into something where you only end up losing. But you are in good company if you are looking for in-depth information. And this article will answer, as well as clear up, all these misconceptions.
Although, it doesn’t mean your research should end with this article. In fact, go as deep as you can before making a final decision. It’s for your own good as you will realize in a minute or two.
What Are You Really Signing Up For?
The business model for car sticker advertising is not set in stone. As you research different companies, you will notice that each company has a different way of approaching things. However, the basic concept involves you wrapping your car with a specific ad. In return for driving around with this car sticker, you get paid.
For people who drive a lot, car sticker advertising can become a legit method for generating extra income. In other words, you don’t just have to spend money when you drive. You can also make some cash to put in your savings account, or cover small bills.
What Are The Realistic Benefits Of Getting Paid For Advertising Stickers?
While this sounds like a very good idea, do not confuse it with quick and easy money. There are limits to what you can earn with car sticker ads, which are discussed in more detail later. But to get some perspective on why so many drivers think about this option, here are some of the realistic benefits.
It doesn’t take extra time out of your day
Unlike many other ventures that bring in additional income, you don’t need to set aside time with car sticker ads. Of course, there could be certain requirements like taking regular photos of the ad and sending it through to the company. But you won’t have to cut into your sleep or work over weekends to earn money. You simply have to drive.
You don’t need higher education to qualify
Obviously, you need a vehicle (and maybe a license depending on the company) to be considered for car sticker ads. But that is the extent of it. Whether you have a college degree will not matter.
A method to generate an extra income
The primary benefit is that you can make some extra cash to help reach financial goals. For example, if you can’t afford to save for a special vacation with just your paycheck, car sticker ads can contribute to this fund instead. But it won’t make you rich or substitute a full-time job, hence the reason for the “realistic” part in the heading.
What About All The Scams?
Yes, it’s true that you will come across more scam companies than legit ones. This is why you need to be super careful and do the extra research. More about how to spot a scam company follows later in the article, but for now, you need to know they exist. And they pretty much ruin it for the legit companies in a big way. So be aware, or you end up sporting car stickers without any type of compensation.
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Your Potential Earnings On A Monthly Basis?
There are so many variables that go into how much you make per month, it makes establishing an average somewhat difficult. For example, the space you use for the ad, the miles you drive, and the car you own can play into potential earnings. But the average income appears to be between $100 and $300. If you work with companies like Wrapify you can earn more, seeing as they pay per mile.
What Car Advertising Companies Are Worth The Research?
At the moment, there are two companies that are receiving a lot of attention, namely Carvertise and Wrapify. And as mentioned earlier, both companies use different approaches.
Carvertise works with what they refer to as campaigns. One campaign can run for several months, and this determines how much you get paid. They also pay a set price if you qualify as a driver. Wrapify, on the other hand, prefers to pay drivers according to the miles they drive. Yes, the latter company potentially offers more money, but the requirements are also more demanding.
Do Companies Have Specific Requirements?
Naturally, companies like Carvertise and Wrapify can’t just take on every driver that applies. They need the ads to look good on the car if the advertising is going to be effective. This means there are some basic boxes you have to tick in order to utilize this opportunity.
The car needs to be in good condition:
It is important that the car you apply with is presentable. It doesn’t have to be expensive or fancy. But the model should have been manufactured after certain dates (2005 for Carvertise and 2008 for Wrapify). And it should be clean enough so that people actually take note of the ad.
A clean driving record:
The precise details that surround a clean driving record are best discussed with the company. But this is a requirement for both Carvertise and Wrapify. This is to ensure drivers won’t cause other drivers to hate the sight of the product on the car. Because if you get rammed off the road, only to see an energy drink ad instead of the driver’s face, chances are you won’t buy that energy drink again.
The right driving habits:
Individuals that avoid traffic, commuting, or driving altogether will have a hard time qualifying as drivers. This is because companies expect drivers to cover a minimum number of miles on a regular basis. So, don’t be surprised if they ask you how many miles you typically drive in a day, week, or month.
These are not the only requirements, but they cover the most important aspects of qualifying as a driver.
Is It Going To Cost You Anything?
You should also know that legit companies are not going to charge you for anything, or to qualify as a driver. The moment you have to put down money just to qualify, ignore the offer outright. But not all scam companies will try to get money upfront. Some of them will simply avoid paying you altogether. The point is this venture is not supposed to cost you money unless the company is a scam.
In fact, most scams expect you to put down money before you even know how the business operates. And when companies keep pushing, it usually means they have darker motives.
How Do You Know You Are Being Scammed?
There are several ways to tell if you are working with a scam company. For instance, they might send you a check to get the car wrapped. In reality, legit companies pay the vendors directly for placing the stickers. They will not expect you to cash a check specifically for wrapping, or for any type of initial investments.
Another way to tell is to take note of the promises made by the company. Are they telling you, you can quit your job after a few months? Do they show lucrative ads with big sums of money? More importantly, do they use slogans that sound similar to “get rich quick without any effort”?
Transparency is a big thing here, and you want to work with a company that is totally open about how things are done. And if you get a check in the mail from a company you’ve never heard of before, start researching. Chances are you won’t get very far because the offer doesn’t really exist. Find out when the company got started, how long it has been operating, and whether other people have worked with them before. But whatever you do, stay vigilant!
Some final thoughts on car wrap advertising
As you read this, there are many individuals using car sticker advertisement to help pay for fuel, lunch, or even the gas bill. Some are putting the money towards a vacation or savings account. This means you can do the same thing if you fit the requirements mentioned above.
But it is important to establish that this is not a full-time job. The company can shut down at any time, the pay is not that great, and the money definitely doesn’t come quick. However, an extra two or three hundred at the end of the month can make a big difference, especially if you didn’t have to work for it.
Finally, watch out for those scam companies and stick to established firms like Wrapify and Carvertise. These are companies with good reputations for paying drivers on time, and they offer legit campaigns.