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Dec 30

Make £100 a month with ads on your car.

You can have ads on your car, just like taxis and buses do.

Unbelievable? Not really.

If you’re someone who drives around a lot, then loads of people see your car. It makes sense for an advertiser to splash their logo across your bonnet. They’re going to get a lot of eyeballs on that space!

The concept has been widely used in both the US and Europe, where advertisers like Gillette and the Transformers movie have worked with Moscow based Stickerride.

So, if you don’t mind driving around with ‘Vimto’ or something similar spread across your car, you could make around £100 a month for very little effort.

 

 

What’s involved in getting ads on your car?

First things first, you’ve got to get the ads on your car.

The company that you sign up to will do this by applying an adhesive vinyl wrap to all or part of the vehicle. Special transparent vinyl is used on the windows so it won’t interfere with your driving visibility.

Full insurance is provided against any damage to the paintwork of your vehicle caused by the advert’s placement, so you don’t even need to worry if something does happen.

Such ‘vehicle wraps’ can be added and removed easily without spoiling the paintwork. In fact, it’s been shown to actually protect your car’s paintwork from UV rays, corrosion and light scratches.

Another bonus is that you reduce the risk of your car being stolen with such unique bodywork. You may even get freebies from the advertisers such as samples and discounts. Most car wrapping companies will also pay you if you refer other people to them.

So a win-win situation!

Some car wrapping companies will then require you to drive a certain amount each month before paying you.

Others won’t ask you to change your driving habits, but will match your driving routine to their advertisers’ needs.

moneymagpie_make-100-a-month-with-ads-on-your-car_race-car-advertMost companies accept vehicles of all sizes, from large vans to small hatchbacks or even flashy convertibles. All the adverts are custom made to fit your car and the specifications of their clients.

Saying this, many do prefer cars that are newer or in good condition. You will also be required to keep the outside of your car clean while the advert is on it – you should report any damage to the ads or your car immediately.

Also, you’re free to turn down any branding allocated to your vehicle that you would not feel comfortable advertising.

Find out more about making and saving money with your car by reading our car guides.

 

the ideal ‘vehicle wrap’ driver

In order to be considered for a wrap, most companies require their drivers to have:

  • a clean driver’s licence
  • a current MOT and road tax for the vehicle
  • valid insurance for the duration of the contract
  • no convictions for drink driving, manslaughter or dangerous driving causing death.

Remember, you will be expected to always drive responsibly. An erratic, speeding driver is probably not going to create the best impression for the advertiser!

You can still become part of the scheme if you happen to drive a company car, providing your company gives you permission of course.

Car wrap companies can also offer corporate packages if you have a fleet of cars, vans or trucks that you are interested in registering.

Still interested? If you meet the above requirements, and think you can handle a little artwork on your car, then read on to find out just how much vehicle wrapping is worth!

 

How much can you make from ads on your car?

moneymagpie_make-100-a-month-with-ads-on-your-car_car-adThe rate of pay varies according to the company you go with and how much of your car you’re willing to get wrapped.

There’s carquids.com, which says it has over 5000 drivers registered, and offers anything from £50-100 per month for having ads on your car, depending on model and where it’s driven. Register here

Then there’s Usethatspace.com which claims to pay up to £200 a month for ads on any sort of car.

Drivers are paid monthly so it’s a nice way to supplement your income, plus there’s the chance to get freebies or samples from the advertisers you are working with.

 

Can anyone do it?

Well now, there’s the rub.

In a word – no.

Obviously a lot of people want to do this – and there’s nothing to stop you signing up – but the advertising companies are often looking for a specific type of car and driver. They could be looking out for someone who:

  • Drives a LOT (like a travelling salesperson)
  • Has a really cool or expensive car
  • Drives in a certain area (maybe the South East only or the North West only).

So don’t be surprised if you sign up and then never hear anything. Don’t let it put you off as it’s worth a try but just be realistic. If, like me, you have a tired-looking Citroen C1 and you only pootle about town every now and then, you’re not going to be top of the list.

Ho hum, we can keep on trying!

And, while you’re waiting to hear back, read our 10 real-world tips for cheaper driving.

 

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Have you had ads on your car?

Do you think it’s a good idea or have you had a bad experience with it?

Let us know about your vehicle wrapping experience in the comments below.

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WHAT DO YOU THINK?

118 thoughts on Make £100 a month with ads on your car.

  1. Hi there.
    I have a Mr2 roadster is this car to oldto be considered for this type of work. Very new to thisso any questions tben please ask me
    Kind regards

    Mike

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  2. I registered with Use That Space 2 months ago and did not even receive the welcome pack that was supposed to be sent within a few days. I chased it up and still had nothing back.

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      1. Hi Justin, thank you. Are there any companies that are still doing this? I’m a bit concerned about the amount of information you have to register if it’s not even going to get you on a waiting list.

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        1. Underwraps advertising is still running and doing well. They match clients ads with vehicles and pay an average of £100 per month to car owners. They would be a good one to sign up with.

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          1. I have a VW T5 07 reg Private plate, long wheel base Van/ People Carrier 17 ft long. Big Alloy wheels black glass in the rear the van is in Silver and is Lightly customised We have Portuguese water dogs that we walk every day by the river. We Live in central Oxford on a Main Rd OX41NH and we Travel to Poole to our 42 ft Sailing yacht Moored in Poole harbour Happy to advertise on both … 🙂 Dogs on the vanand Sailing graphics on our 42 ft sailing yacht.

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  3. Hi my names mike I ride a yamaha ybr 125 just wondering if any of these companys advertise in motorcycles

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  4. I got vw crafter we do delivery so it’s running all over uk is there’s any sponsor.. Body condition is not very good is there’s any sponsor out there..?

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  5. I drive a 2000 plate black focus and do roughly a thousand miles every month driving around Dover, Folkestone and Canterbury, I also work in a very busy ferry port where the car would be parked so it would be a free advert to nearly 20 thousand people a day, anyone interested?

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  6. Ok – another update “Use that Space’ do not require a tie in from you when registering – don’t know whathappens if you are offered advertising – but at least no tie in just to register online!

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  7. Same applies to registering with “Money4Space” (Lion Media)but the tie in is 3 yrs (we are getting lower….)
    Thier clause 2.2 states:
    2.2 Registration on the Lion Media UK LTD Database

    Lion Media UK LTD intends to establish a database of Advertisees who desire to carry a Advertisement on their vehicle.

    By executing this Agreement, the Advertisee agrees to be registered on the Lion Media UK LTD database of potential drivers and vehicles for a term of three years from the date that the Advertisee submits the completed Registration Form to Lion Media UK LTD.

    The Advertisee agrees not to register on another similar vehicle advertisement, driving programme or vehicle advertisement database during such three year term regardless of whether or not the Accepted Advertisee is selected for a Duration.

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  8. Ok – same goes for registering with ‘Comm-motion’ online too – except you are tied in with them ‘exclusively’ for 5 years…
    Their clause 1.2 states:
    ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN.
    1.2 Registration on the Database. The Company intends to establish a database of Owners who desire to carry a Display under an Advertising Campaign.
    By executing this Agreement, the Owner agrees to be registered on the Company’s database of potential drivers and vehicles for a term of five (5) years from the date that the Owner executes the Form.
    The Owner agrees not to register on another similar vehicle advertisement advertisership, or driving programme or vehicle advertisement database, during such five (5) year term, regardless of whether or not the Accepted Owner is selected for a Showing.

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  9. OK, by registering with e.g. ‘Pro-Motor’ online – Clause 2.2. of their Terms and Conditions state that you agree to being tied up to them ‘exclusively’ for 6 years i.e. you cannot register with another company. This is applicable whether you get accepted by them or not. This may apply to other companies’ terms and conditions too but important point is READ the TERMS AND CONDITIONS before registering to any of these companies!!
    Clause 2.2. states….
    2.2. “By executing this Agreement, the Advertisee agrees to be registered on the Pro-Motor database for a term of six years from the date that the Advertisee submits the completed Registration Form to Pro-Motor.
    The Advertisee agrees that it will remain exclusively registered to Pro-Motor for the entirety of the term. That is, not to register on another similar vehicle advertisement, driving programme or vehicle advertisement database during the six year term regardless of whether or not the Advertisee is selected to be an Accepted Advertisee.”

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