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Wrapify Review: Drive and Earn $196-$452/Month?

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Wrapify can earn you hundreds of dollars a month simply by driving your car around town.  They note that if you’re driving around, why not make some cash in doing so?

The company offers both commuters as well as your average driver the opportunity to wrap their car to earn cash as they drive around town.  As long as you don’t mind wrapping your car with a commercial message of sorts, it may be something to consider.  You won’t get rich, but you could make a few hundred dollars in doing it.  It’s almost like getting paid to do nothing, right?

I have mentioned this company before, particularly in my earn money advertising on your car and quick ways to make money with your car posts and figured it was time to review them, seeing they are one of the more popular options.

Wrapify Reviews

In today’s review, I will talk about the company, how you can start making money as well as how much you can expect to make.

As in all of my reviews, I’m always honest and would never recommend something I personally wouldn’t use.  If it’s a scam, I will definitely let you know about it, that’s for sure.

So, if you don’t mind the idea of wrapping your car and feel you drive around town quite a bit, then this may be an opportunity to consider.

Let’s begin!

What is Wrapify?

According to the official website, Wrapify’s mission to “empower brands by combining their performance-driven OOH and omnichannel ad tech platform with the gig economy.”  In simpler terms, they advertise messages on your car, in the form of a car wrap, and you get paid as you drive around town while using their app.  The amount you make depends on the advertiser/campaign and how much you drive during the day.

As I write this, they have logged more than 10,000,000 miles with more than 250,000 drivers in its database and have worked with countless Fortune 500 brands such as Coca-Cola and AT&T.

The company is headquartered in San Diego, California and was recently named in the 2019 Inc. 500 list.

There’s no doubt the company is 100% legitimate, but the question is if it’s worth your time?

Signing Up for Wrapify

To start making money with Wrapify, you will first be asked to download the app, either via the Google Play store or iTunes.  Yes, it’s 100% free and the company will never ask for your credit card information.

Before you even sign up, however, you will first have to accept permissions in order to use the app properly.  This includes gaining access to your location, taking pictures/videos as well as access to media on your device.  This is needed for a few reasons, one being for tracking purposes as you drive as well as the ability to upload pictures when needed.

After you agree to the permissions, you will then be asked to create an account, which will include your name, email, phone number, date of birth as well as password.  Also, if you are a ride sharing driver, they will want to know.

Creating an account takes about two minutes at most.  After you verify your email, you can then access your dashboard, either on your smartphone or on your desktop.

To qualify, you must be at least 21+ years old, have access to an iPhone/Android, a cleaning driving record and a car no older than 10 years.

Wrapify Dashboard

For the purpose of my review, I’m going to use the desktop version, but let it be known that both the app and desktop work in the same way.  You will need to use the app to track your miles, as your desktop, unfortunately can’t track your driving.

Once you join, your desktop will look something like this…

Here, you can view your dashboard, any upcoming campaigns, your driving history as well as setting.  There’s not much to it, but like all of my reviews, I will explain each section in detail.

First, since I’m already here, let me talk about the dashboard.  The dashboard will show you the most important metrics, including the numbers of miles you have driver as well as any campaigns you’re part of.

Here, you will want to make sure you pay close attention to the miles driven as this can help you qualify for future campaigns.  As noted above, you will need to drive at least 50 miles before you can even qualify for a campaign.  Remember, as long as your location services are on and you take your phone with you while driving, Wrapify will automatically track the miles for you.  Whenever you drive, it’s very important that you bring your phone with you to make sure the miles are being logged.

The Campaigns

As you start to drive and log miles, you will then be able to browse the campaigns list.  The number of campaigns that pop up will depend on your geographical region and how many miles you drive.  For instance, this was a campaign that popped up in the past:

It was a campaign for Pluto TV, where you would get $6 to $16 a day, with a 25 mile cap.  As you can see from the photo, this was designed for drivers in the San Diego region.

As long as you drive in that highlighted region, your miles will count.

So, how many campaigns will you get?

It’s very hard to say.  Like the many research companies I provide, it’s going to depend on a variety of factors, such as your geographical location and how many miles you drive.  Even if a campaign does pop up, it doesn’t always mean you will qualify as hundreds of other drivers may be applying as well.

From my research, however, some never even see a campaign, whereas others see invites every few months.  It seems to be very random.

Whenever a campaign does become active, you will be notified about it, with the option to accept or decline.

Accepting a Campaign

If you do accept the campaign and agree to the terms, then Wrapify will clean your car and wrap your car.  In many cases, they will even pay for an Uber to get back and forth from the wrapping facility, up to $25 in ride share credits for the day.  When it comes to wrapping your car, you do not need to pay as this is already prepaid.  This process will only take about a day.

Before you can wrap your car, however, they do require a background check to ensure that their drivers are of high-quality for their advertisers.

Once your car is wrapped, you will drive as your normally do, paying close attention to your dashboard to see how many miles you drive.  On most of these campaigns, you will be rewarded by the number of miles you drive, with a cap implemented.  Remember that screenshot mentioned prior?  Well, you could earn up to $31 a day.  This is only if you drive the maximum number of miles in the day, which was 25.

Now, the thing about the miles logged is that you need to be in the advertiser’s active campaign zone, which you can find on your dashboard.  If you drive outside of this zone, your miles will not count, so make sure you’re always aware of where you’re driving.

All of your campaigns will have all of the information you need to know before accepting, you must pay close attention to the payout to ensure it makes sense to you.

How long do the campaigns last?

This varies, so it’s hard to give an answer, but from the campaigns I did see, it seems to range anywhere from as little as a month to more than 180 days.  It will never be a full-time gig; rather, as a way to supplement your income.

How much can I make?

As mentioned in the intro, it does vary, but the company determines your pay based on the type of wrap.

As I write this, they offer a lite, partial and full coverage, each with its own varying range.  A lite and partial coverage, which as the name implies, partially/barely covers your car, can pay anywhere from $196 to $280 per month, whereas a full wrap can pay anywhere from $264 to $452 per month.

You are free to drive as you please, but remember, most campaigns have limits, usually limiting you to no more than 35 miles in a zone.

The Pros and Cons

So, what are the people of the internet saying about Wrapify?

As in all of my reviews, I love to comb the web and find what people are saying.  In the section, I do just that, listing both the pros and cons I have found from the various third-party review sites online.

The Pros

  • legitimate company
  • those who did get approved talk very highly of the experience
  • fun way to earn cash on the side
  • great looking car wraps

The Cons

  • some report never getting a campaign invite, even after being active for a year+
  • you need to drive a lot
  • may need to live in a metropolitan area
  • drains your battery when used in background

Warning:  The Check Scam

One last thing I want to mention here is the Wrapify check scam.  This is a scam I read about online and feel you need to know about it as these scams have nothing to do with Wrapify.  Sadly, it is the scammers who are using the Wrapify name to swindle you out of your hard-earned cash.

How it works is that you will receive a check at random, even if you never signed up, asking you to deposit it and then “pay” the car wrap service.  That car wrap service is the scammer.  The check you deposit bounces, you know owe that cash and the scammers walk away with a lot of cash.

If you ever get a check at random from Wrapify, do not cash and let it be known this doesn’t come from the company.  Unfortunately, this scam uses a very reputable company to make their scam work.

Final Thoughts

If you like the idea of wrapping your car and don’t mind the idea of getting paid anywhere from $100 to $400+ a month, then at least sign up.  Wrapify is as legitimate as it comes when it comes down to getting paid to wrap your car.

Just because you sign up, though, doesn’t mean you will get an invite.  This, as I mentioned, will greatly depend on your geographical location as well as the advertiser pool at the time.  If you live in a fairly popular metropolitan area, then your chances could be much greater than someone who lives in the middle of nowhere.  Your results will vary!

Seeing it’s at least free to register, add your name to the waiting list and see if you get any email invites.  If you do, check out the campaign to see if it make sense.  In that case, if you like what you see, apply and get paid for your drive time!

Again, don’t expect to get rich doing this.  In fact, you will be lucky to make $400 for the entire year.  As long as you have this mindset, you won’t be disappointed when you don’t see an invite.

Now, I leave it up to you.

Have you tried out Wrapify?

Were you ever approved?

I’d love to hear about your experiences, no matter how great or bad they were!

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Tom Nathaniel

Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. You won't find gimmicks here. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I graduated from Arizona State University, and I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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