Make money advertising for companies (Get paid today!)

Did you know that you can make money advertising for companies? 

You can make money advertising for companies through:

  1. Multi-Level Marketing
  2. Affiliate Marketing
  3. Digital ad agency
  4. Wrapping your car
  5. Sponsored content
  6. Display Advertisements
  7. Becoming an online influencer

How would you like to be earning a full-time income advertising for companies from your laptop?

People are finding ways to make money from home. Advertising is one of the easiest ways to make your work-from-home dreams a reality.

Luckily for you, I will show you proven strategies to make money easily with advertising. How much you earn is up to you and the system you choose.

So let’s get started, shall we?

Key Takeaways

  • Get paid to advertise via selling MLM products, earning commissions, or providing a service to companies with money.
  • The best places to promote brand products and get paid to advertise are on social media or through your own website.
  • You can’t make money advertising without followers or website traffic. Focus on building followers, subscribers, or traffic before attempting to make money.
  • It’s easier to sell to a niche audience than a broad group. Look to promote relevant offers to a group of people with specific interests.

Make Money Advertising for Companies (Get Paid Today!)

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What companies need help advertising and will actually pay you to advertise?

Surprisingly enough, every company needs advertising. How can you make any money if no one knows about your business?

There are plenty of opportunities to make money advertising for companies online. You just need to determine how you will make money and start developing a plan.

You can advertise for:

  1. Multi-Level Marketing companies
  2. Anyone willing to split a commission with you for selling a product
  3. Companies with money to spend on advertising

These companies will pay you to help them advertise. There are many pros and cons to consider before you dive in.

Multi-Level Marketing

Multi-Level Marketing companies sell a specific line of products. These companies give you a percentage of the profits for referring business.

Think Advocare, Doterra, and Amway. 

One of the main benefits of MLMs is being able to operate under the company’s business license. You don’t need to register with your state, and you can get started immediately.

However, MLMs don’t have the best reputation, which can scare people away. Usually, MLMs are heavily focused on recruiting others to sell products. MLMs often have strict rules on how you can and cannot promote their products.

MLMs can be risky, such as when the FTC fined Advocare for operating as a Pyramid Scheme.

A lot of Advocare sellers lost their income overnight.

However, you can still make a lot of money with multi-level marketing. I’ve personally known individuals making $40,000 per month selling MLM products. The most successful individuals are usually early in the marketplace and have outgoing personalities.

Companies willing to split commissions

Some companies will pay you a commission for referrals. Unlike MLMs, there is no recruiting of others. It’s just a commission-based sales model. Most commonly, earning commissions from companies is known as affiliate marketing.

The company provides the product, and you provide sales.

Earning commissions is common amongst online influencers and marketers. They build a platform, like a blog or YouTube channel, which generates leads. These leads are then converted into sales, depending on the effectiveness of the content produced.

As you can imagine, building up an online sales platform takes time. You can’t just build a niche affiliate website overnight.

However, building an online platform and selling products for companies and brands is profitable. Potential customers can visit your old content and buy the products you recommended years ago.

As a result, you put in a lot of time upfront for little return. Over time, your income grows, and you start making serious money.

Companies paying for advertising opportunities

Companies with money understand that advertising creates more revenue. Getting money from these companies is harder to do but more rewarding.

Generally speaking, getting paid advertising opportunities involves exchanging your services for money. There are many different ways to get paid for your services, such as:

  1. Setting up Facebook ads for companies.
  2. Building a social media presence and including a company’s product in your content.
  3. Writing a review about a company’s product.
  4. Putting display ads on your website or videos.

The only way you’re going to get paid is by performing.

Sure, anyone can learn how to set up a basic ad campaign on Facebook by watching YouTube videos. But are your ads effective and getting the desired results for the company you’re serving?

You won’t make any money if you can’t help other companies make money.

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How to make money advertising for companies

There are many different ways to make money advertising for companies. Different strategies include:

  1. Multi-Level Marketing
  2. Affiliate Marketing
  3. Digital ad agency
  4. Wrapping your car
  5. Sponsored content
  6. Display Advertisements
  7. Becoming an online influencer

Let’s take an in-depth look at each strategy.

Affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing can be a huge income generator if done right. Bloggers and social media influencers use affiliate marketing to generate a large portion of their income.

Essentially, you get paid a commission to sell someone else’s product. With the right strategy, affiliate marketing will earn you money in your sleep.

For example, you can join the Amazon associates program. When you send a customer to Amazon, and they purchase a product, you earn a small commission.

Let’s say you’re into fashion and want to get paid to advertise clothing. You would want to:

  1. Figure out what platform is best for advertising clothing (e.g., Instagram)
  2. Build a following on the platform
  3. Find clothing brands who offer affiliate programs and sign up
  4. Create content around the brand’s products
  5. Use your affiliate link in the content
  6. Get paid anytime someone buys the product through your link

The above is affiliate marketing in a nutshell. The process sounds simple, but each step requires skills, energy, and effort. Let’s take a look at how to make your first sale.

How to make your first affiliate sale

A new affiliate marketer’s most common mistake is jumping into selling affiliate offers. New affiliate marketers rarely have an audience, so how can they expect to make a sale?

Look at it this way. If you’re selling lemonade on a hot day, where would you rather be selling?

  1. Your front lawn
  2. An outdoor event attended by 100,000 people in the summer heat

You’d be correct if you chose the hot outdoor event with 100k people. 

You need potential customers before you can make a sale. Luckily, internet marketing makes it easier for you to create potential leads and sell them what they want.

Most affiliate marketers have one of the following:

  1. YouTube channel with a lot of subscribers
  2. Facebook Group or Page with plenty of members or followers
  3. A big Twitter following
  4. TikTok followers
  5. Instagram followers
  6. Their own website
  7. An email list with at least 1,000 subscribers

Do you have a large social media following or a highly trafficked website?

If you do, you can start figuring out what your audience wants and find an affiliate program that solves their needs. Start building your following, subscriber base, or online traffic source if you don’t.

Selling affiliate products on your website

The first step to selling affiliate offers on your website is generating website traffic. Website owners will typically get traffic through:

  • Social media channels (e.g., Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Email – Building an email list through paid or organic traffic.
  • Search Engine Optimization – Ranking on the front page of Google or other search engines.

It doesn’t matter which one you pick, but choose one and master getting traffic.

I like Search Engine Optimization because it’s a consistent flow of website traffic. Social media platforms come and go, but Google has been around for a while.

You can start affiliate marketing by assuming you have at least 30,000 monthly pageviews.

Go into your Google Analytics and find your top trafficked pages.

Top pages in Google Analytics for Affiliate Marketing

Next, think about what affiliate offers would work well on the page. You’re more likely to sell a coffee machine on a page about coffee machines than on a page on healthy habits. So keep your affiliate offers relevant to your page topic.

You also need to give the person a reason to click on your affiliate link. 

Don’t say, “see this product.” Instead, try to sell the link and give them a reason to click and follow through. Here’s an example of trying to sell the link:

Selling an affiliate link

Selling affiliate products on social media

Another option for getting your first affiliate sale is to build a social media presence. You need followers who follow your account for the excellent content you post.

A common mistake affiliate marketers make when starting social media marketing is not keeping their accounts niche specific.

What do I mean niche specific?

Keep your social media account relevant to a specific interest or topic. For example, build your YouTube channel around a topic like golf and keep your content focused on golf. Don’t branch into swimming or politics.

Keeping your account niche specific will help you make money when it’s time to advertise a product to your audience.

Let’s assume you have 1,000 followers on Twitter who follow you for your tweets on golf. Finding a product to tweet about is easy because you have 1,000 potential buyers interested in golf.

But you’ll have a more challenging time promoting products if 10% of your audience is interested in golf, 20% in swimming, and 70% in other random sports.

Once you have a niche-specific audience, send a relevant offer to your audience.

How to find companies with affiliate programs

The easiest way is to look at the bottom of a company’s website. You’re looking for a spot that says, “Affiliate Program, Affiliates, or Partner with Us.”

You’ll see “Partnerships” at the bottom of Best Buy’s website.

Clicking on partnerships brings you to the section of Best Buys’ website where you can learn about their affiliate program.

You can also join affiliate networks like ShareASale. ShareASale is an extensive collection of companies offering affiliate programs in one convenient place for you.

Creating an account is easy and free. Once you’re approved, search for a merchant you want to promote. Some merchants will automatically accept you, while others have high requirements for affiliates.

Some of the most common affiliate networks include:

  1. ShareASale
  2. Amazon Associates Program
  3. Gumroad
  4. Udemy
  5. Awin
  6. CJ
  7. FlexOffers

Personally, I use ShareASale. I like how easy it is to get started, apply to merchants, and reporting. ShareASale also reports on how well a product converts, so you don’t waste your time on products that don’t make money.

Online advertising agency

While affiliate marketing involves making a sale, starting your own digital ad agency involves acquiring clients. Your ad agency will help businesses with their online advertising through retargeting campaigns. Most companies don’t know the first thing about advertising online, which is where you come in.

You will be working with professional businesses, so you’ll need to seem legit. One of the best ways to build credibility is to create your own ad agency website.

Ensure you have an email address that ends on your website (e.g., Having a website with a professional email makes you sound more credible.

How to create an online advertising agency


Advertising agency model

The first thing you want to do is identify businesses that have money and are located in a large city. Examples include restaurants, salons, spas, yoga studios, tattoo parlors, etc.

Select one type of business that you want to promote. For our example, let’s say you want to advertise for Yoga studios.

Next, contact the Yoga studios in large cities. 

I’m talking about every yoga studio in every major US city. Call them by phone because ignoring an email is easy. Get at least one per city to agree to work with you. Have a contract ready to send over with the details of your arrangement.

Maybe you charge a monthly $2,000 advertising fee plus any money they want to spend on advertising. Let’s say your average Yoga studio has $5,000 each month to send your way. You get $2,000 and spend $3,000 on targeted advertising.

Now let’s assume you got ten clients into a 12-month contract. At $2,000 per client, you’re currently making $20,000 per month in advertising fees.

Take some of that $20,000 and hire freelancers to create high-quality digital Yoga images for advertising. Personalize them for each Yoga studio.

Learn how to create retargeting campaigns where people search on Google for “best Yoga in Seattle,” and now they see your ad on Facebook. Now you’re using that same advertisement for ten different Yoga studios in different marketplaces.

Congratulations, you are now earning $20,000 per month setting up ads.

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Wrap your car

wrapify app

Wrapping your car is one of the easiest ways to make money advertising for companies. If you don’t care about giving up the look of your vehicle to be wrapped in an ad for Pepsi, then this can be a good opportunity.

Companies pay different rates depending on how much you drive and where you go. You’ll earn more money driving in higher populated areas.

What companies will pay me to wrap my car?

There are a few different companies that pay for you to wrap your car in an advertisement. Some of the better companies include:

  • Carvertise pays around $100 per month for a car wrap advertisement. Some campaigns pay up to $200 per month. Carvertise allows you the flexibility to say yes or no to specific advertisers, so you can be happy with what’s wrapped on your car. Additionally, some Carvertise campaigns will pay you an extra $30 to park your car at a location for a set amount of time.
  • Free car media is another car wrap company that will pay you up to $400 to wrap your car. Most of the advertisements are back window ads which net you about $50 per month. In addition, you will be required to install the ad yourself.
  • Wrapify combines technology and advertising to get a fair price for your driving. Get your car wrapped and download the App. Start the App while driving, and Wrapify calculates estimated earnings by how visible your car was during your drive. You get paid more for driving down a busy highway than an old dirt road. You can earn anywhere from $84 to $400+ with Wrapify, depending on many factors, including the size of the wrap (e.g., Panel, Partial, or Full wrap).

As you can see, plenty of companies will pay you to drive. Car advertising is pretty close to making money while doing nothing!

Sponsored content

Sponsored content is any content you are paid to produce and includes the company’s product. Examples of sponsored content include:

  1. An Instagram post with an influencer holding the company’s product
  2. A blog post that reviews the company’s product
  3. Tweeting about a company’s product to your audience
  4. A YouTube video that includes the product or advertises the product

Companies like Izea help you find companies to partner with and advertise to your social media followers. So even if you don’t own a blog, you can still monetize your social media accounts.

Doing well with sponsored content is all about engagement. You earn more money if your followers are engaged with your content.

Display advertising

As a blogger, my favorite way to make money online is through display advertisements. I publish content and earn money whenever a reader views or clicks on an ad.

Jon Dykstra (@fatstacksblog) makes a lot of money with display ads and shares my sentiments that display ads are the best for making money online.

Jon Dykstra display ads

Typically, bloggers partner with an ad network. The ad network takes care of all the technical aspects of finding advertisers and placing the ad code on your website. All you have to do is focus on publishing great content.

The best ad networks for beginners include:

  1. Google Adsense
  2. Ezoic

These ad networks have minimal requirements to join. Therefore, you can sign up and start making money immediately.

I use Ezoic for my display ads because they’re constantly making improvements and do more than just ads. Ezoic is like a complete website enhancement tool, increasing website speed, placing ads, analytics, and more.

I even have my own account manager with Ezoic. She answers all of my questions, helps me improve my site, and increases my revenue.

Other ad networks include:

  1. Mediavine
  2. AdThrive

These ad networks have more stringent requirements. 

You don’t need to be a blogger to take advantage of display ads, either. You can be a YouTuber, but your ad network is limited to Google Adsense.

Become an online influencer

Ricky Gutierrez YouTube Views and Subscribers

Building an online presence can make you a lot of money. However, becoming internet famous takes a lot of time.

Remember, companies pay where people are looking, including social media. The more followers, fan engagement, and website visits, the more money you can make.

There are many ways to make money simply by having an online presence. You can be paid through: 

  1. Display ads
  2. Sponsorships
  3. Affiliate marketing
  4. Digital products
  5. Consulting

Revenue made online is often measured in RPM or Revenue Per Mili. Essentially, it’s a fancy way of saying how much money you earn for every 1,000 page views.

So if you own a blog that gets 100,000 page views per month and you earned $1,500 from ad revenue. Your RPM would be $15 [=$1,500/(100,000 pv/1,000)].

Ideally, your RPM should get higher as time goes on. A decrease in RPM means more people are seeing your stuff, but you’re not earning as much.

So what are some popular ways to build an online presence?

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Blogging has become a trendy way to make money online. Write consistent content for your website that is entertaining or helps someone solve a problem.

Like a rocketship, blogs take a lot of work to get off the ground. Once you start making a name for yourself, rapid lift-off happens!

Again, you can monetize through numerous methods. Placing ads on your website is an easy way to get started. Most bloggers see most of their income from affiliate marketing or their products.


Stock Trading course sold on YouTube

YouTube is very similar to blogging, except you focus on video content. Your audience will expect consistent content, but they will be loyal buyers if you build trust and provide value. Consistency is critical for making money every day!

YouTube has a very profitable potential because so many people aren’t making videos.

I’ve read a few interesting articles on people making money from YouTube. One person made over $150k per month with their Real Estate content and courses. Another teenager was making over $10k per month making videos about his vending machine business.

You can start with your iPhone! There’s an app for that.

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Instagram is all about high-quality pictures. You can make a lot of money with Instagram when you have a large following.

Companies may contact you and ask what your advertising rates are. They are usually willing to pay you to take a few pictures with their product and post it online.

Some companies will ask if they can trade a product for advertising on your Instagram. Doing so completely undervalues what you’ve built. I highly recommend setting rates and being firm with your prices.

Get paid to advertise on your body

Did you know you can get paid to advertise on your body? Some companies are willing to pay you for skinvertising. Skinvertising involves getting a tattoo on a visible area like your forehead.

Are they real tattoos? Absolutely not! Generally, you receive a temporary tattoo from the company wanting to advertise.

You can read all about using your body for advertising on Work at Home Adventures. You’ll read numerous ways of making money advertising with your body, including stories of a man who earned $37,000 with one eBay listing which required him to wear a tattoo for 30 days on his forehead.

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How much do companies pay for advertising?

Pay depends on the strategy you use and your efforts. Some methods are more profitable.

If you get a car wrap, you’ll have a guaranteed income that pays a couple hundred per month. Advertising with affiliate marketing or other commission-based methods depends on how many sales you can generate and the commission size.

Summary: Get paid advertising for companies.

As you can see, there are many ways you can get paid advertising for companies. Generally, the more work you put into advertising the more you’re paid.

Start by determining what companies you would be interested in advertising. Generally, Multi-Level marketing companies offer a commission per sale. However, MLM’s have strict rules on how to promote products. Affiliate or joint venture companies may offer to split a commission for qualifying sales. Otherwise, find companies that have money, land a contract, and help them advertise.

Affiliate marketing is the bread and butter of commission-based sales. Companies like ShareASale provide you with easy access to companies looking for partners to promote products. Simply create an account with ShareASale and find the Merchants you want to promote.

One of the most profitable ways to make money includes starting your own online advertising agency. Starting your own agency takes a lot of work but is well worth it if done right. I would start by asking what business you want to serve. Then, target the same industry in multiple cities to reduce extra work.

Wrapping your car is the easiest way to make money advertising for companies. Simply add the wrap, drive around, and get paid. The three best companies are Carvertise, Free Car Media, and Wrapify.

You can also build a platform online to make money advertising. Examples include blogging, YouTube, Instagram, etc. Companies like Izea will match you with advertisers once your platform is big enough. Generally, it takes time to build an online platform, so be patient.

The last method is to allow companies to advertise on your body. If you don’t mind wearing a tattoo on your forehead, then you could earn big bucks!

John is the founder of TightFist Finance and an expert in the field of personal finance. John has studied personal finance for over 10 years and has used his knowledge to pay down debt, grow his investment portfolio, and launch a financial based business. He is committed to sharing content related to personal finance based on his experience in his career, investing, and path towards reaching financial independence.