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You can show ads on your car, as do taxis and buses .
Incredible? Not really.
If you drive a lot, many people see your car. It makes sense for an advertiser to place their logo on your hood. They will have a lot of looks on this space!
The concept has been widely used in the United States and Europe, where advertisers such as Gillette and the movie Transformers have collaborated with Stickerride, based in Moscow.
So, if you do not mind driving with "Vimto" or something similar, you could earn around £ 100 a month with very little effort.
First of all, you have to get the commercials on your car.
The company you register with will apply adhesive vinyl on all or part of the vehicle. A special transparent vinyl is used on the windows to avoid disturbing your driving vision.
Comprehensive insurance is provided against the damage done to your vehicle's painting by placing advertising, so you do not need to worry if something happens.
Such "vehicle wraps" can be added and removed easily without altering the paint. In fact, it has been proven that it really protects your car's paintwork from UV rays, corrosion and light scratches.
Another advantage is that you reduce the risk of stealing your car with such a unique body. You can even get gifts from advertisers such as samples and discounts. Most car packaging companies will also pay you if you address them to other people.
So a win-win situation!
Some car packaging companies will then ask you to drive a certain amount each month before you pay.
Others will not ask you to change your driving habits, but will adapt your driving routine to the needs of their advertisers.
The ideal driver for the enveloping vehicle
To be taken into account, most companies require that their drivers possess:
a clean driving license
MOT and circulation tax in force for the vehicle
insurance valid for the duration of the contract
no conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol, manslaughter or dangerous driving causing death
Do not forget that you will always have to drive responsibly. An erratic and fast driver is probably not going to create the best impression for the advertiser!
You can still participate in the program if you drive a company car, provided that your company gives you permission, of course.
Wrap wrap companies can also offer business packages if you have a fleet of cars, vans or trucks that you want to register.
Still interested? If you meet the above requirements and think about being able to manipulate a small artwork on your car, continue reading to discover the value of a vehicle's packaging!
Carquids.com reports that it has more than 5,000 registered drivers and offers prices ranging from £ 50 to £ 100 per month for showing ads on your car, depending on the model and where she is driving. Register here
Then there is adverttu who claims to pay up to £ 150 a month for ads on cars (although opinions are limited for this company).
Drivers are paid monthly, so it's a great way to supplement your income, plus the ability to get gifts or samples from the advertisers you work with.
Well, that's the problem.
In a nutshell – No.
Of course, many people want to do this – and nothing prevents you from signing up – but advertising agencies often look for a specific type of car and driver. They might be looking for someone who:
Led a lot (as a traveling salesman)
Has a car really cool or expensive
Driving in a certain area (perhaps only the southeast or the northwest).
Do not be surprised if you register and you never hear anything. Do not be discouraged, it's worth trying, but be realistic. If, like me, you have a Citroen C1 that looks tired and you make fun of the city from time to time, you will not be at the top of the list.
Hmm, we can continue to try!
And while you wait for your answer, read our 10 practical tips for cheaper driving.