It may sound too good to be true, but did you know that there are apps out there for every mile you drive? Yes, it’s possible, and no, it’s not a scam, I can promise you that.
In today’s guide, I wanted to talk about the few apps that pay you for every mile you drive in your car. It’s not going to be much, but hey, if you’re driving, you might as well make a few dollars, right?
As long as you have an Android phone or iPhone, it’s all possible with the following app options.
5+ Apps That Pay You for Every Mile You Drive
Possibly the most popular app on the list, the OnMyWay app will pay you to simply drive, but the catch here is that you cannot text or use it while the car is in motion.
Whenever you start driving, the app will automatically start activating when you drive faster than 10 miles per hour. Just keep your phone locked and it will pay you in rewards. You can even be a passenger, too.
According to the company, you can make five cents per mile, meaning you could make $5 for every 100 miles you drive. This can really add up, especially if you have a long work commute or you always find yourself on the road.
And, if you’re wondering how this app makes its money, it comes from the advertisers you see within the app. What are known as “OnMyWay” deals, most of the advertisers you see want to be linked with the company’s philosophy, in that they want to keep a safe, distraction-free road.
The app is 100% safe, secure, and is 100% encrypted, simply meaning none of your data is sold.
As I write this, the app has more than 500,000 downloads with a solid 4.3/5 rating on the Google Play Store.
- Website: OnMyWay
The Miles app is a universal rewards app that allows anyone to earn miles automatically for all modes of transportation, not just driving around town in your car. All you need to do is download the app and that’s it. As long as it’s installed, it will work its magic, logging every trip you take while your phone is in your possession.
For every mile you travel, you will be rewarded in “miles,” however, the app states that the greener your transportation method is, the more points you can earn. So, as you can imagine, walking to your destination would earn you much more than driving your car.
Once you earn enough miles, you can then redeem them for a variety of “exclusive” rewards, including credits, discounts, and even savings from popular retailers like Chewy and Postmates.
The app has a very solid 4.8/5 rating with most users boasting about the rewards program, stating it doesn’t take too long to earn your rewards.
Miles is 100% free and is available for both Android and iPhone devices.
- Website: Miles
Safe 2 Save
This app isn’t as popular as the previous two mentioned, but it’s worthy of a mention as it does reward you to drive safely.
As you drive, you will earn points as long as you remain undistracted. Simply put, don’t use your phone while the car is in motion and you will earn your points.
From what I read, most of the rewards you receive will be coupons of sorts, so you may have to wait until you see a reward worthwhile. Generally, as long as you’re a fan of eating out at your major chains, then there should be something worth the redemption.
The Safe 2 Save app has 50,000+ downloads with a 4.2/5 rating.
- Website: Safe 2 Save
StickerRide is a bit different than the others mentioned as you will have to apply to campaigns to start making money. It’s a company I have mentioned before and figured I would include it here as well.
And, how it works, you will download the app and then register. During the process, the company will want to know about what you drive as well as where and how much you drive in a given week. If the company likes your driving behaviors, they will ask that you wrap your car at a local professional center and drive as you normally would.
In driving, the company will pay you to drive your car as you always do. The only difference is that your car is now a mobile billboard, allowing you to get paid as you drive.
The success rate seems low, but if you want to give a shot, at least apply and see if any campaigns are interested.
- Website: StickerRide
Consider Delivering Food and/or Driving Around People
I will keep this section short as I have written extensively on this topic in the past, but if you don’t mind working, consider delivering food, packages or even driving people from place to the next.
Sure, while you will have to work moreso than the other apps mentioned, you are technically getting paid for every mile driven, sometimes enough to pay your bills throughout the month. I do Uber and some food delivery apps on the side and almost always average $20 to $25+ per mile gross. It’s a very lucrative side hustle if you know your market.
If you like the idea of driving people around, start with Uber or Lyft. If you like the idea of avoiding people and just driving around food, then Uber, DoorDash and Grubhub are all great options as well. Combine them all if you want to do a pinch of both.
Again, refer to this post for more information if you’re interested in turning your car into a money-making machine.
As you can see, you can get rewarded for every mile you drive, from working with Uber to simply downloading an app and not touching your phone. Depending on which option you choose, you can make anywhere from a few bucks to more than $1,000.
Go ahead and take a gander at the many reputable apps I mentioned and see which one works best for your lifestyle. You won’t get rich but you can at least make money while you’re out on the road.
As always, if you want to comment on the apps I mentioned and/or have one I’m mentioned, be sure to share your thoughts in the comments below.
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