Have you ever obtained an electronic mail providing to pay you massive cash to put adverts on your automobile? Sounds nice, proper?
Of course, these are nearly all the time scams. And I like to mess with scammers, so I responded to one among these emails.
In its reply, the corporate defined I might be despatched a cashier’s examine to cowl my first month’s fee and the price of making use of the “wrap.” I used to be to deposit the examine, preserve $300 for my price for the primary week and use the remainder to pay the man who wrapped my automobile.
I wrote again telling them I used to be excited to get began, nevertheless it appeared easier for them to simply pay me after which pay the advert installer immediately. I might even take $200 per week as a substitute of $300. I by no means heard from them once more.
This is a typical cashier’s examine rip-off. The examine bounces, which you uncover solely after you wire your personal cash to the advert installer or pay him in money.
These scams are extraordinarily widespread. But you could be questioning, aren’t there reputable corporations that pay you to put promoting on your automobile? Let’s take a nearer look.
How Not to Sell Ads on Your Car
Much of the knowledge on-line about corporations that pay you for automobile adverts is nugatory. Some of the businesses these websites hyperlink to cost companies to wrap their autos in promoting however make no point out of paying you for wrapping your automobile with adverts.
Others haven’t any contact data on-line, which is rarely a good signal. Some don’t even ask you about your automobile and/or driving habits. Do you actually assume companies are prepared to pay for an advert on your automobile in the event that they know nothing about whether or not it should ever depart your storage? Not seemingly.
In normal, you shouldn’t pay something upfront, and keep away from corporations with out contact data on their web sites.
How to Find Legitimate Car-Wrap Advertising Opportunities
Fortunately, there are a few reputable corporations that pay you to put promoting on your automobile.
For instance, think about Carvertise. Its web site says drivers earn $100 per thirty days. Carvertise additionally makes it clear that it’s going to “never ask for money” and “will never ask you to write a check to anyone.” That ought to be the case with nearly any reputable firm.
Pay Me for Driving is one other firm that won’t ask you for cash and likewise asks you about your automobile and driving habits. It requires you to have automobile insurance coverage and has contact data (not simply a kind) on its web site.
Wrapify is one other common web site, nevertheless it differs from the opposite corporations in that it solely has a contact kind on its web site, not a listed electronic mail or cellphone quantity.
I ought to point out I’ve utilized a number of instances on totally different web sites and have by no means been contacted.
Of course, I don’t dwell in a giant metropolis the place the actual alternatives are extra seemingly to exist. I additionally might not drive sufficient miles for advertisers to have an interest. And there are most likely extra candidates than wanted.
The backside line: Getting paid to put adverts on your automobile will be a nice gig in case you get it, however don’t maintain your breath. You might not qualify or be chosen anytime quickly.
You might have a higher probability to receives a commission for adverts on your automobile in case you drive for a ride-hailing service firm like Uber or Lyft. That means, you’ll be seemingly to put many miles on your car in busy areas — one thing advertisers need to see.
Steve Gillman is the creator of “101 Weird Ways to Make Money” and creator of EachWayToMakeMoney.com. He’s been a repo-man, strolling stick carver, search engine evaluator, home flipper, tram driver, course of server, mock juror and roulette croupier, however of greater than 100 methods he has made cash, writing is his favourite (thus far).
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