How would you like to make money posting ads for companies?
Imagine, having an online business that earns you money while you sleep. You now work less hours than you did at your 9-5 and you make more money.
Posting ads for companies is one of many ways to earn a full-time income from home.
Luckily for you, setting up your own company is something you can do in your spare time. I’m going to show you some of the best ways to make money by posting ads. There are many different strategies, so find the one that fits your personality the best!
Follow these tips and you’ll start making money advertising for companies in no time!
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Create your own online ad agency
Owning your own ad agency is one of the best paying ways for posting ads. Your job is to find clients, set up their ads, and continue to get paid.
Most businesses don’t know the first thing about creating ads on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or any other social media. A Yoga studio is great at helping people learn Yoga, but not so much with digital marketing.
You will need to be an expert at creating targeted advertising. Make sure you know how to set up ads and the basics of creating a re-targeting campaign.
As an advertiser, you’re going to need to look professional. Have your own website and professional email address.Click to Tweet! Please Share!Click To Tweet
Posting ads for companies with your own ad agency
Start by creating a list of businesses that need advertising and have money. Hint, all companies need advertising. We are specifically looking to target companies in large cities.
Pick one type of company you want to start posting ads. For example, maybe you want to start posting ads for Crossfit gyms.
Next, call every single Crossfit gym in every large city across the U.S. Calling is better than emailing because people ignore emails all the time. Your goal is to get one business per city to sign up for your advertising service. You will need a contract that you can send over for the business to sign once they agree.
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 10 clients into a 12 month contract. At $2,000 per client, you’re now making $20,000 per month in advertising fees.
Take some of that $20,000 and hire freelancers to create high quality digital Crossfit images for advertising. Personalize them for each gym.
Learn how to create retargeting campaigns where people search on Google for “best Crossfit gym in Seattle” and now they see your ad on Facebook. Now you’re using that same advertisement for 10 different Yoga studios in different marketplaces.
Congratulations, you are now earning $20,000 per month setting up ads.
Advertise affiliate links and earn money
Affiliate marketing is one way to earn money by referring business to companies. Generally, marketing involves sharing your unique link on your website or social media accounts. You earn money when someone signs up or buys a product.
How you earn and how much money depends on the the companies affiliate program rules. For example, Amazon’s program allows you to earn 1-10% commission for referring customers. You might also find a company on FlexOffers which pays $1 per email signup.
Either way, you earn money by posting your link and getting people to click it. So how can you promote your links for cash?
Create paid advertising
Depending on the program, you may be able to start paid advertising. You can create an advertisement, like a Facebook ad, which directs people to the product you’re trying to sell.
Obviously, you would be spending your own money to promote someone else’s product. Paid ads may be difficult for this reason. You need to earn enough money to cover the cost of the advertising. Often, this means selling a high priced item to make sales.
However, you can make a lot of money on autopilot once you get an ad strategy down. Ads are sold on a click basis (Pay Per Click, PPC) or per thousand views (Cost Per Mille, PPM).
For example, maybe your selling a $200 product which pays you 50% or $100 per sale. Starting with $500, you create a Facebook ad. This ad costs you $0.15 every time someone clicks on the ad (PPC advertising). Therefore, this ad would create 3,333 clicks to the product [=$500/$0.15 per click].
If you convert 1% of clicks to customers, you would gross $3,333 in commissions[=3,333 clicks x 0.01 sales per click x $100 per sale]. Your net profit would be $2,833 [=$3,333 – $500] for this ad campaign.
Create social media content
Social media content is the perfect way to attract customers by posting ads for your affiliate links. You will be able to get free organic traffic to the products you are selling.
For example, maybe you create a YouTube channel teaching people to trade stocks. In the description of each video you include a link to a product. Social media is a good way to create a fan base around an interest and then sell relevant products.
As a matter of fact, that’s what Ricky Gutierrez did.
Ricky owns a YouTube channel which teaches people the basics of stock trading. He created a stock trading course and sells it through his channel with 710,000 subscribers.
Social media can take time to build, but posting ads to relevant products is extremely profitable.
Start your own website
Another option to make money posting ads for companies is to start your own website. Bloggers can make a lot of money placing affiliate links to related products in their articles.
For example, I might write an article on the “best online survey websites for quick cash.” In that article, I might link to a few survey websites which pays me if someone signs up.
Building a website from scratch takes time. But you can use social media, Search Engine Optimization, and other ways to drive traffic to your blog.Click to Tweet! Please Share!Click To Tweet
Display advertising companies
Display advertising companies pay you for posting ads on web properties you own. An ad is shown or “displayed” to your audience. You earn money when someone clicks the ad or when the ad is shown.
Setting up display ads is super easy. First, apply to an ad network who finds companies in need of advertising. Next, grab your snippet of code and post it on your website.
There are three well-known advertising companies, Adsense, Mediavine, and Adthrive. Other ad networks exist and can be found with a little research.
- Adsense – Unfortunately, Google Adsense is one of the lowest paying advertising networks around. Adsense is more popular because it doesn’t take much to get accepted and has high ad fill rates. You can expect around $5 to $10 per thousand pageviews.
- Mediavine – Mediavine is the next step above Google Adsense. To join, you need to show that you have 50,000 monthly sessions per Google Analytics and be in good standing with Google Adsense. Other requirements may exist.
- Adthrive – In order to join Adthrive, you must have 100,000 pageviews per month and be in good standing with other ad networks.
So where can you post ads from ad networks?
Start a YouTube Channel
Google Adsense is the only ad network you can use to monetize a YouTube channel. In order to start earning money from YouTube, you must apply to the YouTube Partner Program.
The requirements for the YouTube Partner Program include:
- Follow the YouTube monetization policies. Summed up, you need to create original family friendly content, follow community guidelines, and be kind in your actions.
- Live in a country that supports the program.
- Have 4,000 valid watch hours in the last 12 months.
- Have 1,000 subscribers.
- You should have an Adsense account that you can link to YouTube.
Does that seem like a lot of rules? How can you start earning money if you have to get 1,000 subscribers?
The best thing you can do is consistently produce quality content that people are searching for. Ideally, your content would focus on a specific niche. For example, create a channel on healthy living, fishing, or any subject you’re interested in. Don’t talk about sports one day and then juice fasting the next.
Being consistent will get you the subscribers and watch hours needed to join.
Display ads on your website
You can make money posting display ads on your website as well. Starting a WordPress website looks difficult, but is really easy once you watch a few videos. Getting people to your website will be the most difficult task.
When your a brand new blogger or website owner, Google Adsense will be your main ad network. Using a WordPress plugin like Ad Injection will place your ad code for you. Ad Injection helps because manually placing ads is time consuming.
Luckily, when you switch to Mediavine or Adthrive you will be assigned an account manager. Your account manager will place your ads and optimize your site to increase ad revenue.Click to Tweet! Please Share!Click To Tweet
Post ads for companies through blogging networks
Blogging networks allow you to start posting ads for companies in the form of sponsorships. With blogging networks, more money is earned with the more followers or traffic you have.
Start by signing up with a blogging network and setting your rates. You can apply for sponsored opportunities through the network. Alternatively, you might be approached by a company which can be even more profitable.
Izea is one of the top blogging networks and works with some of the biggest brands. They bring the brands, so you can bring the awesome content. If you’ve got a social media presence, you want to be on Izea.
However, Izea is not the only option. There is a long list of blogging networks which will pay you for sponsored content. The more networks you apply for the higher chance you’ll get a partnership.
So how can you post ads with blogging networks?
With sponsored content, a company pays you to create and possibly promote content. Content could include videos, articles, podcasts, or any other form of media.
Most commonly, a company might ask for you to create an article which mentions their product. Some bloggers might offer to advertise that article over Facebook as part of their contract.
Advertising sponsored content can be good for both you and the company. They pay for the ad and you get your brand advertised for free.
Social media advertisements
Brands will also pay for you to post an ad on your social media accounts. Pay is determined based on the number of followers you have and the engagement of your posts.
According to Social Media Today, Khloe Kardashian earns $13,000 to tweet to her 8 million followers! Yes, that is $13k to send one single tweet. People will pay you for being able to get a message in front of people!
Twitter is just one example. You might take a picture with a product for Instagram or cook a meal for Facebook or Pinterest.Click to Tweet! Please Share!Click To Tweet
Get paid to advertise on your car
Wrapping your car for money is one of the easiest ways to get paid for posting ads. Simply sign up for a company, get your car wrapped, and drive as normal.
You can earn up to $400 per month driving with a car wrap. Partial wraps earn less than a full car wrap and a window decal pays the least.
What are some legit car wrap companies?
- Wrapify – 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 an estimated earnings by how visible your car was during your drive. This means you get paid more for driving down a busy highway than an old dirt road.
- Carvertise – 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 – Most of the advertisements are back window ads which nets you about $50 per month. In addition, you will be required to install the advertisement yourself.
FTC Legal requirements for posting ads
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires you to disclose any relationship you have when promoting sponsored content.
The goal is to make sure consumers are protected. Consumers need awareness that you’re being paid or have something to gain for promoting a specific company.
For example, I may never use Crest toothpaste myself, but I might write a well-received article about Crest. People might purchase more toothpaste based on the content of my article. Crest pays me for the article and a consumer needs to know there was a business relationship.
The same goes for Tweets and other social media posts. You need to let people know when something was received for free. Some people even go to the lengths of adding a hashtag, like #ad or #sponsored.
In all cases, the disclosure must be easy for the consumer to find.Click to Tweet! Please Share!Click To Tweet
Summary: Make money posting ads for companies
As you can see, there are many ways to make money posting ads for companies. Some methods take more time and effort, but all are proven money makers. Stay consistent and you too can be making good money through advertising.
Online Advertising Agency
Creating your own advertising agency is one of the fastest ways to make money from home. Find a company that needs advertising, like Crossfit gyms. Next contact every business in a large city and get one of them to advertise with you. Then, post an ad campaign using freelancers to create visuals. Repeat in another large city.
Post affiliate links for companies and earn cash depending on the companies payment structure. Some companies pay per lead and other’s pay per sale. Depending on the companies terms, you can create paid advertising, link to products on your website or social media accounts.
Ad networks and display ads
Ad networks allow you to earn money using display ads. The most common ad networks include Google Adsense, Mediavine, and Adthrive. Each network has their own requirements for joining. Copy the code and paste it on your website to display ads or link Adsense with your YouTube channel.
Blogging networks pay you for sponsored content, such as videos and articles. You can also get paid for social media posts. Pay depends on your followers and engagement.
Wrap your car in ads
Car wrap advertising is one of the easiest ways to make money posting ads for companies. Simply sign up, wrap your car, and start driving. Car wraps pay up to $400 depending on the company and the type of wrap.
Be legal: Disclose partnerships per FTC
Keep in mind, you must follow FTC guidelines for disclosing ad partnerships. When in doubt, disclose your relationship with a company in a clear manner and easy to find location.
To be successful in advertising, you need to be able provide value. For your client, you should be able to make sales or increase business. For the public, you need to show them the value of the product and give them reasons to purchase.
Always be honest, and disclose your relationship with advertisers. Produce quality content and you’ll have no trouble trying to make money online, posting ads for companies.
There are several companies which will pay you to advertise. Find a product that fits your niche and start promoting!