How To Get Paid for Advertising on Your Car

2020 Honda Civic Sedan Touring.
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Did you know you can get paid for advertising on your car? Whether you’re driving to and from work, running errands, visiting friends, or going to the gym, you can earn extra cash just by putting stickers or wraps on your car.

If you’re looking for a passive income stream and don’t mind driving your car with adverts, this can be a great way to earn a little extra cash on the side.

6 Car Companies That Pay You Advertise on Your Car

You may have already seen several cars and SUVs on the road in your area with an ad or two on them. That’s because there are several car advertising companies out there paying drivers to promote their businesses while driving around town. Here are six legitimate car advertising companies with offers worth considering.

1. Carvertise

Founded in 2012, Carvertise is a popular car advertising company that hires thousands of drivers nationwide. The company partners with several popular brands, including Lyft, DoorDash, Netflix, DraftKings and more.

How the Program Works

To sign up for the Carvertise program, visit their website and fill out an application form. Information required includes your name, email, phone number and address. The company will match you with brands targeting the area you commute to frequently and your driving habits.

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Once you’re approved to become a driver, the company will put a car wrap advertising on your car and pay you every month via direct deposit. The amount you can earn with Carvertise varies depending on the length of the campaign.

On average, drivers working for Carvertise earn a base pay of $100 per month for the campaign duration. Once the campaign ends, Carvertise removes the ad.

Pros

  • Nationwide perks
  • Freedom to choose campaigns and brands

Cons

  • Must drive at least 30 miles per day
  • Newer car requirement, 2008 or later

2. Car-Bucks

The Car Bucks Vehicle Advertising Network matches commuters willing to display ads on their cars and get paid for that. Car Bucks places “see-through” stickers on your rear windows and you get paid for it.

How the Program Works

The company matches the advertisers and car owners who want to advertise on their vehicles. Once recruited, the payment is done monthly and depends on the vehicle commute time. They also have a smartphone tracking app that keeps capturing your car movement.

Car Bucks hires drivers on three, six and 12-month campaigns. The payments range from $20 to $25 per month for a single advert. On average, you can earn up to $300 in a year with a single banner. Although, the payment depends on your campaign and driving schedule.

Pros

  • Run long campaigns
  • Small-sized ad banners make it easy to fit on the rear windows
  • Ability to display multiple ads

Cons

  • Low-income potential
  • No choosing preferred ads or brands

3. Wrapify

Founded in 2015, Wrapify works with advertisers fascinated by moving billboards. The company places these advertisements on your car and pays you based on mileage.

How the Program Works

The first step to qualify as a Wrapify advertiser is to download their app. After that, you need to complete a profile on the app, followed by their onboarding process. Next, you drive through your normal routes for 50 miles under the Wrapify app tracker. You will receive invitations for campaigns depending on your driving habits and locality.

Once invited, you can register on the app and get the ads stickers fitted on your car. Depending on the miles covered, most Wrapify drivers earn a monthly income ranging between $174 to $452.

Pros

  • Ability to accept or decline offers
  • Campaigns come in brackets so you can choose your convenient period
  • Payments made every other Friday

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Cons

  • Must pass a background check
  • 2010 or newer car without significant damage
  • Early termination fees

4. StickerRide

Started in Europe in 2013, StickerRide helps drivers minimize their car expenditure through discounts. They currently have over 35,000 drivers participating in their advertising services.

How the Program Works

Download the StickerRide app on your phone and register your car. Choose a running advertising campaign and visit the company’s location to get your vehicle cleaned and sticker ads fixed.

Once you get the stickers, you automatically start earning as you drive. Simply turn on the app as you drive for StickerRide to determine your miles and payment. Every mile recorded multiplied by your tariff gives you a single point. Tariffs depend on the type of sticker displaying, car type and location.

Payments vary depending on your location, type of car you drive and the miles covered.

Pros

  • Ability to increase your income by participating in fun activities
  • You can calculate your potential income before applying
  • Freedom to choose preferred sticker location

Cons

  • Vehicle requirements of each campaign vary

5. ReferralCars

This is a car advertising company that matches drivers with commission- and non-commission-based campaigns. If you’re a driver, you bid online for the campaigns in your locality.

How the Program Works

To work with ReferralCars, you search the available campaigns within your area on their website. You can then fill a quick online bid form where you give details of the age of your car, miles you cover in a year, insurance and whether you drive for Uber or Lyft.

If you’re accepted, the company contacts you with details of the campaign. You will then pay the shipping fee for the decal, which is sent to you to begin the ads display process. Additionally, you can activate the deal by keying in the keywords given on the company’s website. Then fix the sticker on your car. Send pictures of proof for the payment process to be activated. For longer campaigns, you must send photos on the first of every month to prove the decal’s continued display.

Earning on ReferralCars depends on a campaign and whether you’re paid on commission. The company claims that you can earn within 90 days of participating in a campaign or get a gift card worth $100.

Pros

  • They use small decals.
  • ReferralCars guarantees returns within the first 90 days, either as payments or gift card

Cons

  • Drivers pay a decal shipping fee
  • They don’t offer decal placement services

6. Pay Me for Driving

Unlike the other companies we’ve mentioned, Pay Me for Driving focuses on hiring drivers around the St. Louis, Missouri area. It’s also one of the car advertising companies with fewer restrictions and requirements.

How the Program Works

Drivers can apply online on the company’s website, where the company first checks credibility. If you qualify, the company invites you to participate in campaigns and will fix a sticker ad on your car.

The company hires drivers who live and work in St. Louis City and St. Charles. Earnings depend on the campaign type and the pay scale structure. You can get an average of $300 to $1,000 per month.

Pros

  • Easy to get gigs
  • Multiple stickers allowed

Cons

  • Limited to St. Louis City and St. Charles drivers

Final Take

If you spend most of your time behind the wheel, you must have thought of different ways to earn extra cash on the side. Placing advertisements on your car can help you do that as well as cover some of your auto expenses. Any of the above companies might be a good fit. But remember, they all have varying terms and payments, so it’s prudent to do further diligence before picking one.

About the Author

Lydia Kibet has been writing professionally since 2017. Her passion for helping brands in all aspects of content marketing flows through in the expert industry coverage she provides — personal finance, investing and healthcare. Her work has been featured in The Motley Fool, Investor Junkie, Green Market Report, and Medical News Today. When she’s not writing, she’s either reading, playing guitar or catching up with nature. Follow her on Twitter.

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