Can I Get Paid to Wrap My Car?

Can I Get Paid to Wrap My Car?

“I get paid $10,000 just to drive my car!” Probably not. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is! But when it comes to wrapping your car for advertisements or promotions, you actually can make money. Getting paid to wrap your car can be a great way to generate a little bit of extra income doing what you do every day – driving around. Depending on how many miles you typically drive, where you live, and other factors, you can actually generate a decent side hustle income off of your car. But how do you do it?

How to Get Paid to Wrap Your Car

The most hassle-free way to get paid to wrap your car is to sign up with one of the three major car wrap advertising brokers. Rather than having to find your own partnerships and haggle with brands over pricing for placement and make your pitch over and over again, you can sign on with one of these brokerage companies at no charge! Typically, they pay for the wrap to be applied to your car, pay bi-weekly or monthly for placement on your car, and cover the cost of removing or replacing the wrap at the end of the specified advertising period. The main companies that provide this service are:

  • Carvertise
  • Free Car Media
  • Wrapify

If you decide not to partner with one of these companies, it’s up to you to make your case to businesses! Log your driving miles and the community or communities through which you drive daily. 

How Much Do People Make Wrapping Their Cars?

How much can you make wrapping your car? That depends on a few key factors. First, decide how much of your car you want to make available to advertisers. Do you want to limit advertising to decals on your window surfaces, limit the advertisements to a door panel or other smaller part of your car, or are you ready to wrap the entire vehicle? How much you’re paid to advertise on your car could also depend on the make, model, and manufacturing year of the vehicle itself. Newer and luxury cars usually net more earnings, and many companies dictate how old your car can be before it falls out of the advertising program. Finally, the number of miles and markets through which you drive will affect your earning potential.

Although earning potential varies widely based on the markets in which advertisers are looking for cars, the earnings aren’t typically enough to make up a full-time income. Typically speaking, wrapped car drivers earn between $100 and $450 per month. That’s not a bad side hustle considering you don’t have to pay for the wrap itself or to have the wrap removed at the end of the agreement. You can maximize your earnings by doubling up side gigs and driving for a ride-share service like Uber or Lyft. If your agreement pays by the mile, you can earn two incomes on every mile you drive! 

Watch Out for Scams!

Although there are some legitimate car advertising companies out there, even more people are waiting for a naive would-be business owner to scam! Make sure that your car advertising broker or paid car wrap company is legit by checking their website for a mailing or physical address, genuine reviews of the service, and a contact number. 

The major red flag for scams has more to do with payment than it does with a decent website. Many car-wrap scams involve the scammer asking for you to wire payment or send gift card codes in exchange for your first car wrap. You should never be asked to pay for your car wrap, pay a deposit, or otherwise lay out cash before your agreement starts. Legit car wrap advertising companies pay directly for wraps to be applied and removed at the beginning and end of each advertising agreement – and won’t ask you for money up front.

Visit the Car Wrap Pros at GameTime Wraps

If you’re looking for a local shop to apply a pre-designed vehicle wrap or design something totally new, visit the best in the game – GameTime Wraps! We’ve installed hundreds of thousands of square feet – literal square miles – of vinyl wraps to vehicles, sports venues, businesses, and other applications. We can help you decide if a car wrap advertising company is legit and will be happy to contact them to apply your car advertising wrap! Call us today for a free quote.