15 Ways to Get Paid to Advertise For Companies

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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.

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

car wrapped

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:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram

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.

4. Share Companies with Friends

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

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 about the clothing within your blog posts, especially if you write a blog post specifically about it.

If you follow any influencers on TikTok 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

If you’re willing to allow ads on your phone, you can use your phone to make money by downloading the Mode Mobile app.

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.

However, 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.

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  1. This is a great opportunity for me as a student…looking forward to making money online. Thumbs up sir.

  2. Carole Conaway says:

    I am interested in having my car wrap for advertising.

    1. Check out the link in the article under the car wrapping section to see how you can get started! Good luck!

  3. Starya Pope says:

    How can I get started?

    1. Check out some of the suggestions and links on how you can get started!

  4. Muzungu Mathias says:

    These are good ideas for people who use internet marketing.

  5. I was always wishing to be an advertiser. I am glad that I get this opportunity to apply.

    1. Just follow the links in the post to see if you can get paid to advertise. Good luck!

  6. l would like to be an advertiser of clothes.

    1. That could be an option. However, even if you are advertising for something else, at least you would be getting paid.

  7. Shonterra Craig says:

    Can you get paid to wear advertisements?

    1. It’s quite possible that you can! You might be able to advertise by wearing a T-shirt or something with a company slogan or logo on it. That’s a good idea, and with some research over the internet, or possibly pitching your idea to some companies, you might have yourself a money maker. Good luck!

  8. I have a 40 foot sailboat. Could I silkscreen sails or do a giant logo and get paid sailing?

    1. With the write advertiser, sure!

  9. Marissa Sanderson says:

    Is this legit? Because if so, how can I go about getting started?

    1. Use the post to help you get started. Good luck!

  10. Susan N Gallant says:

    What companies pay to advertise for them on social media?

    1. Lots of companies will pay you for advertising, so I can’t really list them all. You could try out some of the links in this post, or you can also look into becoming an affiliate for many different companies. Check out our post titled, “How to Make Money as a Beginning Blogger.” It talks about becoming an affiliate so you can make money from a blog and advertise it on social media.

  11. Hello,

    I am Steve. I’m interested in advertising on your site. Do you publish sponsored posts on your website? If you do, how much do you charge for such a service? I hope to hear from you soon!


    1. Steve, just send an email inquiry to info at wellkeptwallet.com. 🙂

  12. I have a 2012 Ford Fusion. I would like to get companies to let me advertise for them and get paid for it. If you can help me out, I’d appreciate it. I’ve been looking for this for so long. I’m glad I found this site. I’ll drive in Monticello Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, and Pikeville, Kentucky. I’ll drive everywhere in Kentucky and I’m willing to advertise for companies.

    1. That’s terrific, Vincent! Try out one of the ideas in this post to help you get started. Good luck!

  13. Thank you so much for sharing. I have been surfing the web to see how I can get some companies to advertise with my travel company. I think you have just helped me. Thank so much. I appreciate it.

  14. Buzzworld says:

    You have shared ways to earn money I was not familiar about. I give you a thumbs up for your wonderful work.

  15. Osmond osita says:

    This is really helpful.

    1. Deacon Hayes says:

      I’m glad to hear it!

  16. I would like to know how I can help advertise companies and business and how I could approach them.

  17. Ms.t_slay says:

    Heartbeat is another company that will pay you to post on social media. You can sign up free and you get paid per post. Your pay depends on how many followers you have and will go up as your followers go up!!

    1. Nice! We’ll have to look into that one. 🙂

    2. Whats the heartbeat web address?

      1. I believe it is: getheartbeat.co.

  18. Adriana @MoneyJourney says:

    I’m also impressed by the many ways you can get paid to advertise now days. In some cases with such little effort on your part! $100 a month to drive around with a sticker on your car might not sound like a lot, but so many people are willing to do so much more for an even smaller amount.

    1. Tyrese Johnson says:

      How do you get started?

      1. I need to know how can I make more money.

      2. There are tons of ways you can make more money. We have lots of posts on this website that can help. Check out the ones on how to make money from home or make money by searchng the internet. We have lots more, so be sure to check them out. You never know, the right one might be there just waiting for you to find it. Good luck!

    2. How do I get started with just driving around with a sticker on my car?

      1. It tells you how in the post. Just go to the link and fill out the application. They will try to match you with an advertiser. Once matched, the advertiser will pay you a certain amount to advertise for them.