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The car wrap industry is currently worth around $1.5 billion and growing every year. If you're new to the industry or have been doing it for years, you may be wondering whether or not you can make money with car wraps.
What Is Car Wrap Advertising?
Car wrap advertising involves the wrapping of a car with a special kind of vinyl or other design that will allow a particular company to attract customers to their business. Sometimes the company that you plan to advertise for will require that your car be wrapped to be a different color or include text that tells a specific message.
Can Car Wrap Advertising Get You Paid?
If you own a new vehicle, drive often and you have valid insurance, you are able to join with a legitimate car wrap company to advertise when major brands are having campaigns in your area and get paid. You could be earning anywhere from $100 to $400 per month by driving a lot and having a big ad on your vehicle.
Legitimate Car Wrap Advertising
There are several legitimate car wrap advertising that you should consider when joining the business.
Carvertise: Carvertise offers full and partial coverage to drivers who work as driver share and delivery drivers, as well as drivers who drive long distances. A partial wrap covers the windows on both sides and includes decals on the rear bumper. A full wrap covers all windows except the windshield. Drivers receive payments between $100 and $300 per month via direct deposit. Some advertisers can pay up to $1,500 for ad campaigns that span several months.
Nickelytics: Nickelytics is especially interested in drivers of Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and other gig apps, primarily those that clock 900 miles per month. There are three different options for getting a full-body wrap: light wrap, back windshield and full wrap. Light wraps include just the doors, but full wraps include the car's entire body and the rear window. Depending on the type of wrap and your driving habits, you can earn up to $250 per month.
Wrapify: Wrapify operates across the nation and has wrapped more than 385,000 vehicles so far. Generally speaking, cities with large populations are more likely to get campaigns than smaller and less crowded towns. Depending on your campaign, you can choose from four different ad options: a light, partial or full wrap, or a static rideshare topper. There are four different ad options with different levels of earnings that you can expect, ranging from $175 to $450 per month.
Caution On These Car Wrap Advertising
Free Car Media: Free Car Media claims that you can earn up to $400/month by putting ads on your car. The ads can be as simple as stickers that are put on your window or other places on your car. But as of today, they have an outdated website and a bizarre link to Start your own business today that is completely irrelevant to car wrapping. Clicking on the link to sign up for Free Car Media will take you to a completely different website.
ReferralCars: ReferralCars allows you to earn money on a commission basis from sales that you recommend. The advertiser doesn't have to pay any upfront money to you; they only have to pay you when they sell something if you get a good price for the product – which means that you are still earning money. There is a chance that the site that you were looking for was once legit but is no longer active. Sites like this one are not secure, which is a red flag. It appears that the link to sign up for advertising campaigns just redirects back to the website's homepage. Therefore, you are completely in the dark.
StickerRide: StickerRide is a great app that allows you to calculate what you can earn based on what you drive, your driving habits, and more. You can check whether it's worth it before you decide to sign up. However, tt has been reported that the customer service has been declining, and the app is buggy. You need to be cautious when you proceed to the site.
How To Avoid Scammers?
Countless companies promise to pay you to have your car wrapped in the company logo and/or other custom design and/or advertising. It's impossible to vet them all due to their hyperlocal nature. If a company calls you unexpectedly to offer you a big sum of money for doing some work for them, it's probably a scam. If a company asks you to pay them with cash upfront, it's very likely a scam.
If a company offers you a large amount of money and then demands that you give it back to them, it is likely a scam. If a company promises to pay you big money, but doesn't ask you how much you drive, it's likely a scam.
If you feel uneasy: Google the company name you are about to do business with and their customer reviews. Check out their websites to see if they are legit. Also check with the Better Business Bureau to see if they have a good reputation.
When you first apply to a company, make sure that the process is legitimate and formal. Car wrap companies will ask you details about the car that you drive, including the make and model of your car, as well as your driving record.
Requests to pay an application fee to secure a car wrap are normally seen as a red flag, as legitimate car wrap companies don't usually request these things. Besides requiring proof that you have car insurance, reputable companies also refuse applications from drivers whose cars don't meet the insurance requirements of the state where they live.
You should thoroughly check the contact information of any company you are considering hiring to give you a car. This should include a phone number and an email address that you can use as a test driver.
Car wrap advertising is a booming industry. There are several legitimate car wrap companies that offer you the opportunity to advertise for a decent amount of money, but you should always check their websites and their credentials before doing so to avoid scam.