Many companies face fierce competition and are willing to go the extra mile to get their products and services to sell. Why does this sound like good news to us? It’s because we can make perfect money off their desperation. Thanks to social media, it is now more comfortable to get paid to advertise like never before.
Do you want to earn some income without breaking a sweat? You need to start advertising for companies. It is effortless to get this job, and the companies are everywhere. I am here to give you a guide. If you can spare a few minutes, I will show you exactly how to make this work.
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How much can I earn from advertising for companies?
The amount you earn from advertising for companies depends on the type of advert you do. You can earn from a hundred to five hundred dollars ($500) monthly if you advertise on your car, and up to $1,000 or more if you are using your blog.
However, you need to work hard and be strategic in building your audience.
How do I get companies to advertise?
This is not difficult to do. Some firms have positioned themselves to link you to companies that you can advertise.
I have listed some of them here, but in general, I will be showing you how to get paid to advertise and earn some good money at the end of the day. Stay with me.
How to get paid to advertise
1. Advertise on your car
Instead of just driving your car around town with little or no money in your account, you can get paid to advertise with your vehicle.
You can earn from $200 to $1000 for this kind of advertisement, but the exact amount you will get depends on the following factors:
- Your car make and model
- The route you drive
- The paint and physical condition of your car
- The ad wrapping category you subscribe to (i.e. if the car will the fully or partially wrapped)
Though this is an excellent way to make extra income, you cannot solely rely on it. You can get this kind of ad during an ad campaign which will run between 2 and 6 months, but some can span a year or more.
If you are willing to get paid to advertise on your car, you can get ads from any of the following companies:
You can join Wrapify and earn from $180 to $450 monthly. The pay you get depends on the distance you drive. The payment is quick, and you can just run the ad for 1 to 3 months.
However, your car model must not be older than 2010 with a clean record for the last three years.
The company will check your background, and when you are accepted, you will decide how long your contract will last.
You can earn from $100 to $200 to advertise with Carvertise, but if you want to run their full campaign, you can make from $300 to $1200 through direct deposit.
For this company, you can choose to go for a full or partial wrap, and it is not compulsory for you to accept any campaign.
However, the least distance you can go with this campaign is 30 miles, and your car must be newer than the 2008 model.
Free car media allows you to choose which part of your car to wrap. If you do not want to do the full or partial wrap thing, you can choose to wrap the back window, but the part you wrap determines the amount you will earn.
You can earn $50 for wrapping the rear windows and up to $400 for the full car wrapping.
To join them, you need to register with free car media and sign up for their long-term requirement. Their campaigns last between 6 to 24 months.
Download this company’s app and sign up to join this company and get paid to advertise your car. Their pay is dependent on how far you drive per day.
However, the app must be on throughout your daily ride; else you won’t make any money.
You must drive up to 30 miles an hour with Nickelytics. Their pay is up to $500 per month, and you can just go for the back windshield wrap, light wrap, or full-body wrap.
This company requires that your car must not be older than the 2010 model. You can start by signing up with them.
2. Get paid to advertise on your website or blog
This is the first thing that comes to everyone’s mind immediately when an online advertisement comes in. It’s because the deal is real. There are varieties of bloggers chilling off on some private island while their blogs are fetching them money. You too can do that.
However, you need to have good followership and organic traffic on your blog or website, which won’t just happen. It takes strategic hard work and dedication to build a robust online presence that will earn you that much.
However, you still make money on your new blog, but it will be minimal. Some ad networks will give you the privilege to try your luck for a token. Some of these ads can be big (like a banner ad), and you need to be sure it does not become a turn-off for your visitors.
Also, you cannot run this kind of ad when you are already in a deal with another ad company – they will not allow it. But if you are not, you can take this up and give yourself the right to earn a few hundred dollars more.
Sign up with ad networks
Here are the ad networks that can help you get paid to advertise for companies using your blog or website.
This is an advertising program that allows you to earn from putting ads on your blog. There are no minimum requirements for the number of visitors you must get, but the pay will be minimal.
You don’t just get paid because you put the ad on your blog; you get a few bucks whenever a person clicks on the ad.
How to get started with Google AdSense
To sign up, go to Google AdSense and sign up for a free account. You will add your site and follow some steps to verify that it is yours.
There will also be a process that you will follow to choose the specifications of the ad you want. When this is done, you will get a code from AdSense to place on your blog for the ad to appear.
You will earn about $50 or more when a person clicks on the ad. However, if you click on the ad with no intention to buy or learn more about their product, you risk being banned by AdSense. This is because they believe that it is a form of cheating on the advertisers. So, you will go with no pay.
Compared to Google AdSense, Monumetric is not free to register. You need to pay a $99 fee, but you do not need to do this upfront. The company will take this amount off your ad revenue until it is cleared.
You need not less than 10,000 monthly page views to qualify for Monumetrics. There are four different programs available on Monumetrics, and they are all dependent on your site’s traffic volume.
How to get started with Monumetric
You can choose to register for their Propel, Ascend, Stratos, or Apollo program. Propel is the one for people with 10K to 80K monthly page views. The required page views increase in that same order, and so does the pay.
You can learn more about the most suitable program for you and register here. You will provide your name, email, website URL, and monthly page views according to Google Analytics.
Many prominent bloggers prefer to stay with Mediavine even after they’ve qualified for the other ad networks because of the money they make. You too can try it, but it is only for those who have up to 50,000 sessions or more in the last 30 days according to Google Analytics.
How to get started with Mediavine
Before joining Mediavine, you need to be noted for having good content in any niche as a lifestyle publisher. Long-form and highly engaging content is highly appreciated here. You also need to have a good standing with Google AdSense.
Click this link to apply. There, you will provide your name and site URL, the number of sessions you’ve had in the last 30 days.
You should know that you can only apply once for a site on Mediavine. If you have more than one site with any of them running ads from Mediavine, you have to own up to it and mention the link.
Here is a heads up: Mediavine does not allow you to run their ads with ad networks. So when you join them, you need to give up on those other networks and take down their ads.
Adthrive pays well, and it is not for beginners. You need to have a well-developed site with not less than 100,000 monthly page views. They are the ad network responsible for those ads you see on big blogs.
They will pay you more than $1000 monthly to post ads for companies, and the good thing is that they will manage everything about the ads so that you just need to focus on creating good content.
However, they prefer to work with bloggers whose significant traffic comes from the United States.
Since this is the highest paying site for ads, they have a rigorous signup process that you will be glad to go through. Click here to join the team if you have all the requirements.
3. Create sponsored blog content
If you have an outstanding blog, you can quickly sign deals with companies and create sponsored blog posts for them. It can be something as little as mentioning them on your posts or dedicating a whole page to them.
Here, the company pays you for recommending their products to your target audience.
The companies you will earn from are those related to what your blog is about. If you have a successful travel blog, you can recommend bags from luggage dealers, and if yours is for fashion, an upcoming designer can pay you to make her brand look good.
The main aim of these companies is for you to direct the flow of traffic to them, and get the people that will buy their products or services.
So how do you start?
Firstly, you need to connect with the website that will fetch you this kind of company. You can trust the following sites to get you some good companies you will get paid to advertise.
Warning: for your safety, only do this type of advert for brands you trust. The people that will be turning to that brand will do so because they trust you, and if they find out that what you recommended is not good enough, you will lose their trust. Protect your brand before promoting another.
4. Affiliate marketing
Many bloggers earn thousands of dollars monthly from affiliate marketing. This business allows you to help a company to sell its product and make some part of the profit for each unit.
There is a unique link for the individual products every affiliate will be promoting, and he will earn a commission only when the transaction is made from that link, but that is not all.
You can earn from affiliate marketing through three ways
- Pay per sale
This is as described below; you earn whenever a transaction is completed through your referral link. So, you must sustain the ability to convince the buyer to buy the product.
- Pay per lead
This is not just about products; it is more complicated than that. An affiliate earns from this method when he can convert leads. This means that you should convince the visitor to visit the website of the merchant and complete the desired action. This action can be anything, from filling a form to signing up for a product trial, newsletter, etc.
- Pay per click
This method pays you for driving traffic to the merchant’s website. Your target, when choosing this kind of affiliate marketing, is to convince your readers or watchers to check out what the merchant has to offer. Whether they buy or complete, the desired action is left for the merchant.
As an established blogger, you can write an article, encouraging people to follow from that link and promote it (the article) from time to time. If well done, it can become a good source of passive income for you.
5. Create your online advertising agency
You can make a living from advertising for companies. One of the surest ways is by creating your advertising firm.
For this, you will need to have an email address that ends with your website name (e.g. [email protected]) and retarget campaigns to help businesses that do not know the basic things about advertising online.
This business is no joke; you need to have something legit since you will be working with professional companies.
So how do you start?
I summarize the process under the following steps
- Identify the top businesses that generate a lot of income (it could be saloon, restaurants, spa, etc.)
- Decide on the types of business you want to advertise
- Contact almost people running that business in large cities
- Fix the amount you will charge for ads (maybe $5,000 monthly)
- Take out some money from there and pay freelancers to do the advertisement.
6. Get paid to advertise on social media
If you have many followers on social media, you can get paid to advertise there. You do this by collaborating with brands and becoming an influencer.
You can find brands to advertise for on websites like
IZEA calls itself the largest marketplace for social media influencers. Let’s hope they are right. Go there and get paid to advertise for brands. Your primary duty will be to create and share sponsored social media content for those brands.
If you are an influencer on Twitter, you can use SponsoredTweets to partner with brands and monetize your social media channels.
Influencers on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube can find opportunities to advertise for some outstanding brands and get paid.
However, the amount you will earn depends on the number of followers you have.
In order to get paid to advertise, be prepared to work well and strategically during the early times. When you get the ball rolling, you can then sit and enjoy the steady cash flow.
The above-listed opportunities can be excellent passive income for you if you are willing to try. You will appreciate the extra bucks that come into your account from getting paid to advertise.
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