What: Get paid to drive around with advertising on your car

Expected pay: $100 to $400 per month

Husl$core: $$$$

Commissions & fees: NA

Where: Major cities in Texas

Requirements: Be at least 18 years old; have a 2004 or newer car that’s in good condition; a clean driving record and a valid driver’s license; commute at least 250 miles per week

Review: Like the other companies that aim to turn your car into a rolling billboard, Promotocar is looking for people who are always on the road. Your pay will depend on the advertising campaign and whether the advertisement is a simple panel on the doors or if you wrap every inch in a vinyl coating. Fully-wrapped cars pay as much as $400 per month; panels pay $100 to $200, says Promotocar CEO Stephen Mitchell. Each advertising campaign is likely to last for six months to one year, after which you’ll bring your car back to the Promotocar shop, where they’ll remove the advertising.

The vinyl wrap generally protects your car, but if the application or removal creates any damage, Promotocar will pay to have your car restored to its former condition, says Mitchell. 

Since Promotocar is not expecting you to do anything extraordinary — drive as usual, along your normal route — the only inconvenience is in getting your car wrapped and unwrapped. Given that each campaign is likely to pay $600 (six months at the lowest fee of $100) to $4,800 (12 months at $400), we think that’s a small inconvenience for a nice payout. One caution: Make sure you show up for your wrapping appointment on time. The site will penalize you if you are more than 30 minutes late by deducting $50 from your first month’s pay. If you don’t show up at all, you could lose $100. 

“If they are a no show, without calling or rescheduling at least 24-hrs in advance, the pay is docked $100,” says Mitchell.  “By no means do we hope to enforce this rule. If extenuating circumstances occur we will be lenient. We just wanted [the penalty] to be enough so that people will take the appointments seriously.”

We consider that a reasonable rule. The only disadvantage to this opportunity that we see is that Promotocar isn’t available in most of the country — just big cities in Texas for now. If you live elsewhere, check out Wrapify, Carvertise and/or MyFreeCar. In case you’re wondering why this gets a slightly better score than Carvertise or MyFreeCar, it’s because Carvertise pays a bit less and MyFreeCar has significantly more requirements for drivers.

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