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Get Paid to Drive - Free Car Media Advertising

Updated on November 12, 2012

Free Car Media - Get Paid To Drive

It may sound too good to be true but it definitely isn’t. Advertising companies are paying people up to 700 to 800 dollars a month to drive around your own car. Not professional race drivers or stunt driving experts, just the average Joe and Jane like all of us. While definitely non-traditional and unconventional, advertising agencies nowadays are using any available space to promote a product or a program.

The idea is simple yet definitely worthy of acclaim for its advertising idea brilliance. Companies like Free Car Media, whose tagline is the appropriate “A non-traditional marketing company”, offers you the chance to make money by simply driving your car. While car advertising has been around for years, at one point of time advertising companies were even giving away free cars to be driven around but this method did not make much economic sense, not many people know this program exists.

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Registration is simple and does not require a single cent on the part of the car owner. However, be on the lookout for scam artists on the internet that requires the owner to pay a small registration fee prior to being selected for the advertising program. Free Car Media insists that these unscrupulous and unethical acts are unsanctioned and can only offer advice such as demanding a refund if the owners had to pay any sort of fees.

When selected, vinyl decals (or an auto wrap) of advertisements will be put up on the sides of the car. These decals are usually colorful and visually attractive and after an agreed period of three months or more, these decals are then removed, the vinyl come off as easily as they came on, leaving no scratches or marks on your car. While all that sounds easy enough, there are some stringent criteria testing done by the advertisers. Housing location, demographic and a decent amount of advertising sense are used to find a perfect fit for the client’s target audience. A soccer mom’s multi-purpose vehicle would not be adorned with decals advertising a product for a business company since it would not make any advertising sense. A new clothing line or a household appliance would be the perfect fit for the soccer mom’s vehicle, attracting the maximum amount of exposure when the vehicle is parked over for her child’s soccer or baseball practice.

While the idea sounds very appealing, there are only a little over eight hundred auto wrapped cars on the road in the US with lesser numbers in other countries. So advertising companies like Free Car Media are constantly on the lookout for new drivers to sign up, especially during this economic recession. Drivers who live in urban areas with plenty human interaction are definitely the key demographic for these advertising companies.

However, while advertisers are willing to offer a decent amount of money for each vehicle owner, enough to cover the cost of gas, any form of repairs and excess money to spend on, they expect the auto wrapped cars to be driven often. Some companies even offer routes to be driven on and during a certain period of time (usually peak hours) so chances are, your vehicle will be stuck in a huge amount of traffic for the ultimate exposure. A certain amount of mileage usually needs to be clocked as well and lately, these companies can use the GPS system to track their advertised vehicles.

Think of it as Formula One or NASCAR, those racing cars are usually lined with advertisements, the concept is identical. The Free Car Media program is definitely a good way to earn some quick money for college students, soccer moms who carpool or someone who is unemployed and need some form of income quickly. So, if you own a car, live in a bustling city and need some cash, why not try your hand at some car advertising? It can earn you some quick cash!

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      FREE 5 years ago

      Like with all advertising, some work and some don't work. As one who has used mobile media for years, I know first hand what promotions work and which don't, and this is critical to learn before you burn thousands in wasted advertising.

      My latest campaign is one that really hit a home run, promoting a simple message on my Mobile LED Billboard to fellow motorists which is my target market. Anyone who sees my mobile message is a prospect, and this is rare when advertising in all other mediums.

      Simply put, in a recession, as a business owner, everyone wants to save money, business owners and consumers alike. When you target market you are saving money in advertising industry, but as we all know, targeting an audience is always more expensive than the shotgun approach most utilize.

      I focus only on target marketing, in example, I promote MCA which offers anyone who drives a tremendous money saving service and the peace of mind everyone is looking for as we stretch our budgets to the max in this recession. Best of all, for each new customer I earn 200% on sale, and when you learn the secret to this concept of targeting your market like a laser, you win big.

      DriveFreeSigns.com

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      Adela Sarabia 5 years ago

      Is there any wraps in El Paso ,Tx 79907

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      taira 5 years ago

      please email me and give me more info i live in ny thankyou tairatuck@gmail.com

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      FREE 6 years ago

      Interesting,

      Good overview, and having been in industry going back to when Yahoo used car wraps to promote their company name, it was very effective, and yes, you could Get Paid To Park & Drive with this concept, but there is much more that is not known about industry which anyone considering this means of advertising before deciding.

      Mobile Media is not new, but it is to most for their personal vehicles. Commercial vehicles have been used to advertise forever. Having seen the good, bad and ugly of industry, and looking back, any new media will always attract a lot of attention, I know when I was driving my wrapped vehicle everyone would look at it for it was unique to say the least.

      Today, with a severe recession for years, cost effective advertising is more critical than ever, so the cost of full wraps is not cheap, in fact, the cost is the main issue why we don't see every other car wrapped in an advertisement. I also used an electronic digital Mobile LED Sign in the rear window of my vehicle where I could promote specifics about my business, special offers, etc., and this turned out to be the most cost effective of all advertising, and it allowed me to remove the wrap since it was no longer unique since most people have encountered a few wrapped vehicles over the years since Yahoo launch.

      Simply put, anyone can advertise with Mobile LED Signs in their vehicle, and yes, you too can Get Paid To Park & Drive a Free Car by promoting your own businesses on your personal billboard and earn more than enough to cover any car payment, in effect, a Free Car. I have been using my digital Mobile LED Signs for years, and they work like no other advertising at any cost.

      DriveFreeSigns.com

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      KEN 7 years ago

      SO U ARE SAYING THAT ALL THE "PAID TO DRIVE" THAT CHARGE ARE SCAMS?

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks for share. but I think this is not available in my country. But I appreciate and I get new information here. great hub.

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      jacobkuttyta 8 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks for the informatin

      Keep posting.

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