What: Wrapify pays you to wrap your car with advertising and then just drive as usual, earning between $80 and $450 per month

Expected pay: $196 to $450 per month (estimate)

Husl$core: $$$$

Where: National

Requirements:

  • Be 21 years old or older;
  • have an iPhone or Android;
  • a car, model year 2008 or newer;
  • a clean driving record

Review:

Wrapify is a hybrid between renting out your car — or space on your car — and driving for a living. To clarify, Wrapify works with advertisers that want rolling billboards. They rent out the space on your car and pay you to drive as usual. But you’re more likely to get a gig — and earn more — if you have a long commute. A longer drive simply means their billboard (your car) will get more eyeballs.

Whether or not you can get a gig is going to depend on where you live, where you commute and whether the company has an advertiser interested in your area and model of car.  If they choose you, your payment depends on whether you wrap just a panel, a portion, or the whole car, as well as how much and where you drive.

They don’t send checks in advance

If there’s a promotion in your area, you’ll be notified about what it is and get the opportunity to accept or decline. Assuming that you accept, they’ll clean and wrap your car and even pay for an Uber to get to and from the wrapping facility. They do not send you a check to have the car wrapped. They pay the wrapping company directly. (See our fraud warning below.)

Campaigns can last for one to six months, so it’s not a full-time gig.  While some complain it takes a while to get a campaign, those who have done it are largely positive about the experience.

Other recommendations 

Notably, there are several other companies in this space and each work with different advertisers. That means your chances of getting gigs vastly increase if you sign up with all of the available car-advertising firms at the same time.

Other car advertising companies you should consider: MyFreeCar (HuslScore: $$$), Carvertise (Husl$core: $$$); Promotocar (Husl$core: $$$) and Adder Mobile (Husl$core: $$).  If you’re offered more than one campaign at the same time, we’d recommend that you pick by pay and Husl$core, which also takes into account risk, promptness of payment and other factors. 

Also, since you’re looking a ways to leverage assets you already own, we’d also suggest you take a look at our blog post 8 Ways to Profit by Renting Your Stuff. 

Beware of fraud

One more caution: An increasingly popular scam involves crooks pretending to work for this company (or one of its competitors), promising huge pay-outs to consumers who sign up. They then send these same consumers big checks in advance of their booking, telling the car-owner to deposit the whole amount and pay for the wrap — and themselves — with the money. 

This is a fake check scam. And by the time your bank discovers the forgery, the crook will be long gone and you will be on the hook for the entire amount of the fake check. DO NOT DEPOSIT these checks. Legitimate companies — including Carvertise and Wrapify — do not expect you to be their payment intermediary.  For more about this con, check out this story at CBS News and our blog post Side Hustlers get roped into fake check scams.

If you fall for this con, it can cost you thousands of dollars. 

What their car-owners say:

One blogger, did multiple posts about his experiences with two different campaigns. If you’re considering this, it’s worth checking out. The short version is summed up in the comment below, but it also links to the series. 

Overall, I had a great first campaign experience. 

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