The more I work to find ways to make extra cash through various side hustles, the more I find that the ways to get paid by doing side hustles are virtually endless.
One way to make money today is by advertising for companies.
In This Article
- How to Get Paid to Advertise For Companies
- 1. Wrap Your Car
- 2. Advertise on Social Media
- 3. Advertise on Your Blog
- 4. Share Companies with Friends
- 5. Advertise Clothing
- 6. Freelance as a Marketing Specialist
- 7. Host an Event and Display Ads
- 8. Host Sponsored Reviews on YouTube
- 9. Get Paid for Reviews
- 10. Wear A Company’s T-Shirt
- 11. Start a Podcast
- 12. Work as a Voiceover Artist
- 13. Work as a Graphic Designer
- 14. Allow Ads on Your Phone
- 15. Build an Email List
How to Get Paid to Advertise For Companies
Not so long ago, the only people that got paid to advertise for companies were those who owned television networks, radio stations or print companies that published newspapers or magazines.
Today however, things are different and the average guy or girl can make money by advertising for companies as well.
There are hundreds of ideas for making money via side hustles, and I’m going to share today how you can get paid to advertise for companies in one of three different ways.
1. Wrap Your Car
Yes, there are legit ways to get paid simply by driving your car.
One way you can make money by driving your car is to advertise for various companies via car wrapping advertisers such as Carvertise.
After you fill out an application on the Carvertise website, the company matches you with advertisers looking to advertise in your area. You will need to share your personal information along with the type of car you drive, how often you drive it and where you drive it.
If you agree to promote the company on your car, Carvertise advertiser will cover the cost of placing the wrap and pay you for your regular driving. However, you are free to decline the offer if you’re not comfortable with promoting the company.
All companies have different payout schedules, but with Carvertise they’ll pay you $100 per month to drive around with a wrap on your car, and most ad campaigns generally run for three to six months.
When the campaign for a specific company ends, the wrap will be removed until a new client comes along.
2. Advertise on Social Media
There are a few companies that will pay you to advertise for them on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
You don’t get paid directly from the companies you advertise for; instead, you get paid from a company that connects you with those brands seeking advertising.
Companies such as Izea will pay people to promote certain brands on their social media accounts:
It works like this: You fill out a short application with a social media marketing company like Izea.
Izea will use the information you share to find a potential partnership with certain ad brands such as Hershey’s or Kraft.
You share links on your social media sites as Izea sends them to you. When your followers click on those links, you earn cash.
Know that the more followers you have on your social media accounts, the more likely partners (i.e. the companies that partner with companies like Izea) are to choose you to share their ads.
If you spend a fair amount of time on your social media sites and have developed a good following on them, this might be a great way for you to make some extra cash.
3. Advertise on Your Blog
If you own a blog and are looking for ways to monetize it, advertising for other companies on your blog could be for you.
If you don’t own a blog, now might be the perfect time to start one. Do you have a particular subject or group of subjects you are passionate and knowledgeable about?
Do you love teaching people about money? Are you a great cook? Do you have good parenting skills? If you like interacting with people and sharing knowledge with them, blogging could be a great side hustle for you.
Don’t know much about website setup and design? With my easy-to-follow post on how to start a blog in less than ten minutes, you could have your own personal blog starting today.
Once you have your own blog and are publishing valuable content on it, you can form partnerships with an advertising network such as AdSense and start earning money from other companies’ advertisements on your blog.
You’ve likely seen referral bonuses before but may not have given them much thought. But most apps or companies pay a nice bonus if you refer friends or family.
Swagbucks is one example. If you sign up for Swagbucks to make money by shopping online, answering surveys, watching videos, and playing games, you can share your referral code with friends and family and get paid.
Swagbucks pays you Swagbucks (their points), plus you get 10% of the person’s earnings that you referred.
T-Mobile also pays its current clients to share with friends and family. They pay $50 for every person you refer to T-Mobile, and you can earn a total of $500 per year.
Of course, there are rules, including that you’re in good standing, pay your bills on time, and your friend activates their service within 15 days of using your referral.
5. Advertise Clothing
To get paid to advertise clothing, it helps if you have a blog or social media account with a large following. Brands often pay influencers to wear, talk about, and promote their clothing.
Sometimes it’s as simple as wearing the clothing in a picture you post on social media. The hope is that your followers will ask about the clothing so you can send them a link.
If you have a blog, you can include affiliate links within your blog posts about the clothing, especially if you write a blog post specifically about it.
If you follow any influencers on Tik Tok or Instagram, you’ve likely seen people ask for the link for the clothing the influencer wears. It’s becoming a much more common way to make money advertising for companies.
6. Freelance as a Marketing Specialist
Consider a freelance gig if you have marketing skills and know how to help companies advertise on social media or other spaces.
You can set up a gig on sites like Fiverr and advertise your services. Marketing is something that every company needs, but only some have the skills to do it.
So chances are you’ll get many inquiries, especially from small business owners who can’t hire full-time staff but need help advertising their products.
7. Host an Event and Display Ads
If you host large community events, local businesses may pay you to advertise at your event. This method takes some legwork; you must be organized enough to determine which methods you can handle most.
For example, some companies may ask you to pass out freebies to clients as a part of your swag bags, and others may want to sponsor a table or special event at your gathering. You may also have companies that want to buy wall space to place their advertisements.
Think about the type of audience you’ll have at your event and choose the companies you let advertise there strategically. While you don’t have to make the sales to get paid to promote at your event, it will help with the aesthetic appeal of the event as a whole.
8. Host Sponsored Reviews on YouTube
Many people turn to YouTube for honest reviews on products they’re considering. If you have a solid YouTube following and don’t mind talking honestly about products, you can start a channel reviewing products.
Companies will pay you to discuss their product on your channel as you build a following.
This works best if you choose a specific niche, such as beauty products, cooking products, or children’s toys, as a few examples.
When you have videos within the same niche, you’ll focus on your target audience and have higher chances of growing further.
If you need help getting matched with companies, try YouTube BrandConnect, a service that connects brands and creators and helps manage your campaigns.
9. Get Paid for Reviews
Some companies pay you for reviews because reviews help their business. However, this doesn’t mean they bribe you to leave a good review. Instead, they want honest reviews because it helps future customers decide if the product is right for them.
Most companies don’t pay cash for reviews but instead provide free products and, in exchange, ask that you leave a review.
PINCHme is a popular site that provides free samples by mail. You choose the products you want each month, try them, and leave a review. Each time you leave a review, you’ll earn PINCHme points that you can convert to rewards, including cash.
So it’s almost like you get paid to write reviews, but the biggest perk is the free products you receive with a bit of supplemental cash thrown in for your honest reviews.
10. Wear A Company’s T-Shirt
In the past couple of years, there have been a few companies that claim to pay you to wear t-shirts, but most reviewers stated they never got paid. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t start your own business, wearing companies’ t-shirts to advertise for them.
This could be a great gig to offer on Fiverr. But, of course, it helps if you travel a lot or have a large audience where wearing the t-shirt would pay off for companies.
This gig will take some work because you’ll need to reach out to brands to see if they’d pay you to wear their t-shirts.
You could also use this method if you have a blog or vlog where you could show yourself wearing the t-shirt and talking about the company.
This could also coincide with affiliate marketing if the company wants to give you an affiliate link and pay you a commission each time a follower clicks on the link and makes a purchase.
11. Start a Podcast
Do you have information you can share on an engaging subject? For instance, are you great a starting businesses?
Do you have good parenting skills? Are you skilled in physical fitness or in connecting with others?
Do you have stellar money management skills or investing skills? If you’ve accomplished something that others struggle with, you may be able to start a successful podcast.
And as your listening audience grows, you can attract companies that want to pay you to advertise on your podcast.
12. Work as a Voiceover Artist
Do you have an engaging voice? You can get paid to advertise for companies when you use your voice to do voiceover commercials.
Carrie Olsen’s voiceover training program can teach you how to get work as a voiceover artist.
Whether you’re an adult, teen, or kid, you may be able to find work advertising for companies by doing voiceover commercials.
Hint: This is a great online job for college students.
13. Work as a Graphic Designer
Do you have good graphic design skills? There are many job openings for those with graphic design skills.
If you have good graphic design skills, you may be able to find a job as a graphic designer even if you haven’t earned a degree in the subject.
Graphic designers are tasked with making print and other advertisements for companies.
14. Allow Ads on Your Phone
The Mode Mobile app puts ads on your lock screen. Then, every time you unlock your phone and watch an ad, you’ll earn some cash.
One cool thing about the Mode Mobile app is that the ads are tailored to your likes. That means you’ll be watching ads about things you’re interested in.
15. Build an Email List
Using an email list to advertise products or services can be a great way to make money advertising for companies.
You’ll have the best chance at building a large email following if you have a blog, a podcast or a social media following to connect to.
Encourage your followers to sign up for your email list and then advertise for companies with that list.
Making money by advertising for companies is real. As with any other job, it won’t happen without some effort on your part.
If one of the three options listed above sounds interesting to you that could be the place to start.
But the potential income you could make from these money-making efforts could provide you with the cash you need to reach all of your financial goals. This makes your work worth every minute you put into it.