Paid To Drive RealityThe paid to drive auto wrap industry has gone through some major changes since its popularity emerged in the late 1990s. What was once being touted as a new and original advertising outlet with unlimited growth potential has in reality turned into a small niche market for specialty advertising campaigns. The result is that getting the chance to be paid to drive your car is about the same as winning the lottery.
The concept made sense back in the late 1990s when billboard advertising was at capacity with more advertisers wanting to to reach the commuter eyeballs. With the popping of the Internet bubble and the resulting cut back in advertising, under capacity of billboard advertising no longer exists.
Another aspect that came into focus is that the cars wrapped in advertising weren't getting seen as much as a billboard along the highway. While tens of thousands of driver's pass a billboard each day, only a few of the drivers in the general area of the car wrapped in advertising ever saw it since vehicles tend to travel together. This took the cars off the highways and limited them to crowded city streets where pedestrians had a much better chance to see them.
At the peak there were a number of auto wrap companies that were offering to pay people between $300 and $400 a month to place advertising on their personal car and drive it around. Anyone could sign up directly with them on their websites at no charge. As word of this began to circulate and more and more people were interested in earned a few hundred dollars extra a month, it became more difficult to get one of these coveted positions.
About this same time, scam artists started to compile lists and selling them to people wanting to get paid to drive telling them this would give them a better chance of getting a paid to drive opportunity. The only things these list did, and still do, is take money out of the interested party's pocket with no chance of them actually getting a paid to drive opportunity.
While there still are a limited number of paid to drive campaigns which are run each year, getting into one by signing up on the Internet is probably the worst odds you can give yourself. The car wrap companies already have hundreds more applications than they need and yours will go to the bottom of the list.
For those that are truly interested in having any chance at all, you need to take a proactive approach and contact the the auto wrap company yourself regular mail outlining why you would be the right person for a paid to drive opportunity along with photos of your car. Then follow up with a phone call to make sure that your information has been received.
While this is still a long shot in getting you a paid to drive job, it will be a much better chance than simply filling out a sign-up form on the Internet. It gives you the chance to show why you would be better than the average person applying and hopefully make you memorable the next time they are looking to fill an open spot.