to the "Paid to Drive" Getting Started Section
The idea where you "get paid
to drive" isn't really all that new, but more and
more people are finding out about getting paid to drive
as companies are more heavily promoting how easy it is
to get paid just for driving around town with an advertisement
on your car.
And, the catch?
It's for real. We know two different
people who have successfully done this. But, the catch
is that not everyone is accepted in to a program.
There are some places that say they'll
actually LOAN you a car to use. We haven't tried for this
ourselves and do not know what the requirements are, but
we have heard of others doing it. One of the two persons
we know actually got a PT Cruiser to cruise around town
Because he had several sponsors:
Plymouth and Alpine; he actually got to enter numerous
sound competitions and had an incredible, ear-popping
So, the deal is that there are several
new companies now taking the time to find, test, and weed
through all these paid to drive companies. The result
is that they offer their paid to drive database to you
in exchange for just your email, a one-time fee, or a
monthly fee. Learn how to get paid to drive ...keep reading!
Paid to Drive - Advice
- The biggest thing to remember
is that qualifying for these programs is tough. The
criteria is very limiting and there is still some bit
of luck involved even if you are a fit
- Some of the things these companies
look for are:
- Hang out at popular spots
or are member in car clubs
(the more advertising for them; the better)
- Drive more than 800 miles
per month along high traffic routes
Most companies will negate your contract if you
do not maintain a specified amount of mileage per
They use the odometer and GPS to track mileage and
to verify the locations you frequent. If you break
the agreement, then you'll lose your privileges.
- You are no more likely to get
a position by signing up with any "paid to drive"
service. However, you will have easy access to the companies
that offer "car wrapping", if you join a paid
surveys database. Plus, you'll get access to mystery
shopping leads and paid surveys on top of it. So, it's
like an all-in-one bonus.
- Here are some key points to
- First off... You might choose
to pay for "Paid to Drive database", but
NEVER PAY to be in a Paid to Drive program or to
be on their waiting list! Also, do not bother paying
for "preferred status" as that is 99.999%
likely to be a scam.
- Visit each Paid to Drive
Database Services site and read about how they work
- Most services offer a 90-day money back
guarantee. This is good because it sometimes
takes up to 60-90 days to find out if you're going
to be accepted in to any good paid to drive programs
or not. Both of our recommended companies offer
a full, 90-day guarantee as well. ;)
- Consider the Get Paid to
Drive companies that have higher-quality websites
and only charge a low, one-time fee.
Our favorites --which we use-- are: SurveyScout
**To Access Surveyscout's paid
to shop, eat, and drive database,
login, scroll down, and click on the 'Bonus' link
Both companies have a comprehensive database, easy-to-use
interface, and a good tutorial for getting started
quickly. Both also offer special bonuses, paid surveys
lists, and excellent support! [Important
Note about Bonuses]
Fresh Leads - does the service update their database
with new leads? This is good for when you've completed
signing up for all current surveys
Easy-to-use - do they have an intuitive and understandable
Unique Leads - do they have new and unique leads or
do they just have the same old surveys listed on other
sites? This is important because many services recommend
"trash" surveys. SurveyScout and PaidSurveys
BOTH have many different, quality leads which makes
it worthwhile to join both programs --for the serious
"survey guru" ;)
Quality - do they recommend only the highest quality
survey companies? Or, do they just recommend all the
companies they can find, the companies that pay the
biggest referral (will probably SPAM you), etc...
Recommend - we have signed up for half a dozen services
and we recommend SurveyScout and PaidSurveys over the
rest --by far!
- Once you've chosen a Paid to
Drive service, you need to carefully read each actual
Paid to Drive program you sign up for. Sometimes they
will auto-fill a checkbox that allows them to sell
your email. Be sure to uncheck it!
Our recommendation? Visit at least
1 or 2 paid to drive services and then determine the
best one or two to go with. Be sure to bookmark
our site so that you can easily come back and find
other paid to drive companies to take a look at!
Good luck and have FUN getting Paid