How much is $470 a month actually worth to you? Is that your car payment plus your insurance payment? More than that? Would you do it if you had to advertise a product or service you absolutely hated? These are just a few of the questions to ask yourself before you consider joining Wrapify, a company that has you wrap your car with another company’s information. Sound too good to be true? Let’s look at the pros and cons.

Restrictions May Apply

This is a real offer that many people will benefit from, but it’s easy to see how it might not be as easy as counting to 3. Whether or not you can sign up as a driver is not too difficult: you need to be 21, own or lease a car that’s a 2008 or newer and have a clean driving record. It gets trickier after that. The companies that advertise with Wrapify need you to be in the right places: the locations where affluent drivers surround you. If you don’t live or commute in the most desirable neighborhoods, then the amount you’re paid will be less than $470, or they may not accept you at all. You also can’t drive for services like Uber or Lyft in addition to doing Wrapify. It’s also heavily dependent on how many companies are actually willing to advertise with them at the time you sign up. This is not a cheap service, and you can bet that the companies are probably paying a hefty amount to cover both the driver’s and Wrapify’s fees.

The Power Of Advertising

Even if there might be restrictions, it should be noted that this isn’t some sort of get-rich-quick scam because it’s actually providing something valuable to the companies who contract with them. With all the information out there on the internet, savvy consumers are well versed in looking up reviews and reports to determine how to spend their money. While there’s nothing wrong with this, sometimes it leads us to be entirely overwhelmed with information and exhausted by the time we decide that Target is $.50 cheaper than Ikea. There is something to be said for seeing a solution to our problems literally driving right in front of us. Companies want to capitalize on this type of convenience. While this is by no means a revolutionary idea, Wrapify is making it happen on a larger scale and the money that’s being offered will definitely perk people’s interest.

The Hesitations

Wrapify identifies itself as a technology company, not an advertising company. Currently, it doesn’t appear to be having any problems as they continue to grow, but it’s a reasonable concern for the future if they’re too busy developing their platform and not the money-making abilities for their partner companies. One awesome feature is that wrapping won’t harm your car and it generally doesn’t take long to install. Partials and panels take just a few minutes while a full wrap may take 6 hours. Fortunately, that’s a rare occurrence. Of course, you also have to think about what it means for you to advertise this way. People may come up to you when you park or talk to you if you’re stopped next to them and ask questions you don’t know the answer to. You need to be polite and courteous at all times or risk getting some type of complaint about you. It may prove especially trying if you don’t care or actively dislike whatever it is you’re advertising. This may lead you to feel like you’re ‘working’ rather than just driving a wrapped car.

More Ways to Give You Extra Money

Wrapify is all about making money, but there are other ways to do it. A violation on your license can mean hundreds of dollars in additional fees from insurance companies over time, but taking a defensive driving course can mean shaving off those annoying points. Every state and insurance company varies slightly, but typically you can receive discounts and other benefits from reviewing your driving skills through a certified class.