When you agree to place one of the ads on your car, you
receive part of that advertising fee.
Whether or not you'll be accepted into a "get paid to
drive" program, or get a free car, depends on where you live (metro areas are
best), where you drive (high traffic streets are ideal), and where you park
(high visibility is great). It also depends upon personal qualification.
If you only drive a few blocks to work in the suburbs, or
drive only to school or church, you probably won't qualify for this kind of
Generally, you must drive at least 1000 miles per month.
What's the catch with "get paid to drive" programs?
In order to qualify for a "get paid to drive " program,
you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid drivers license, have a clean
car, and have an excellent driving record. You must sign an agreement that
specifies how and where you will drive, for how long, and under what conditions.
You usually pay for your own insurance and maintenance.
If you fail to live up to your part of the deal, your
agreement can be terminated.
You may or may not be able to select the type of
advertisement that goes on your car, depending on the company and the type of
ads it handles. Of course, if you don't like an ad, you can turn it down and
wait for a better one. Most ads are attractive and professionally designed so
that you shouldn't be embarrassed to be seen with it on your car.
Many companies place a GPS location system in your car so that
they can periodically verify that you have driven where you said you would
drive, and determine the number of miles you've driven. Occasional inspections
may also be necessary to check the condition of the ad.
Remember that the advertisement remains on your car 24
hours a day, seven days a week. You are not permitted to remove it. You must be
willing to drive the car everywhere you normally drive -- to the mall, to your
job, to school, to church, and everywhere else.
"Get paid to drive" programs are in heavy demand by
There are more applications than there are opportunities. It
may take 90 days or more to be accepted after you make application, if you get
accepted at all. Therefore, patience and persistence are required. However, the
effort and wait may be well worth it in the end.
Get paid to drive - how do I get started ?
There are many "get paid to drive" advertising companies,
in many different locations. Many are in the U.S., but they are in other
countries as well. Some companies are local and only advertise in a particular
city or advertise specialty products. Some provide new cars, others only pay you
to drive, or both.
Some "get paid to drive" companies, such as Ads on Wheels
and AdSmart, advertise for drivers on the Internet, but not all -- they don't
Many of these companies are not actually ad companies, but
companies who collect names for their ad company clients. We can't confirm that
these companies are worth working with.
You can do your own research and try to find ad companies
yourself, but the best way is to "subscribe" to an ad company directory that is
already compiled and provided by companies who specialize in this kind of
You may have already seen ads for some of these companies on
the Internet. We list some of the better directory companies at the end of this
There is typically a one-time charge for such a directory
service, typically about $30. the more reputable companies offer a 90-day
money-back satisfaction guarantee. Be aware that the quality of service can vary
between different companies. Having a guarantee reduces your risk in case the
directory doesn't live up to promises.
With your directory of ad companies and contact
information in hand, it's up to you to apply for their programs. Some directory
companies offer help with the application process.
However, you should not pay additional money for this service.
And you should not pay additional money for a "premium" or "priority" listing.
Only get the directory.
When you make application to an advertising company, be
honest. Don't say you that you drive 2000 miles a month when you only drive 500.
Most companies will check your information and will monitor your driving.
There's no guarantee that you'll be accepted into a "get
paid to drive" program, but simply filling out an application is a small
investment with a potentially significant payoff.
So where do I get my "get paid to drive" directory ?