7 Legit Ways to Make Money Posting Ads

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So, you want to start a blog and make money posting ads?

One of the easiest ways to monetize your blog without being spammy and turning away readers that only think you’re out to make a quick buck is with advertisements.

But, before you post another ad on your website–or post your first ad ever–be sure to read through this post to discover the best way to do online marketing and make money from your brand.

Make Money Posting Ads Online

In almost every instance, making money to post ads isn’t a way to get rich quick, but you can earn a steady income whether or not you own a blog.

1. Place Ads on Your Blog

Do you want to make up to $10 per ad click? In most cases, you’ll only earn a few cents per click.

Google AdSense is the most common online advertiser for many businesses and blogs. Even if you own a relatively new website, you can still make money each time a visitor clicks an ad.

If you have an established website with at least 25,000 monthly visitors, Mediavine can help you earn more than your current Google AdSense ads pay.

Affiliate marketing can still be more lucrative, but you get paid with posting ad campaigns whether or not the visitor makes a purchase or not after clicking the ad.

How much you make per click depends on several different factors:

  • Your site traffic
  • Ad placement
  • The advertiser (a big-name business might pay more per click than a smaller business with a limited budget)

Posting ads on your website can be a lucrative way to monetize your website when you do it correctly. Your highest-paying ads will be “above the fold” because the reader can see them without scrolling down.

You can place ads anywhere on your site, including the bottom of a blog post in the footer. But, many visitors don’t scroll to the bottom of the website and the odds of getting a click are much lower than an ad located above the article title.

It can still be worth your time to post ads in the footer area but don’t expect the same results as other spots on your blog.

Post Family-Friendly Ads Too

Depending on your site niche and your individual values, you might not want to post ads on your blog from just any ad network because you can’t control which companies advertise on your website.

By joining a focused ad network like GODclick, you can only post Christian ads and family-friendly ads that pay you per click.

There are plenty of ad networks to choose from so take a few minutes to do some digging to find a network that you feel comfortable promoting on your site.

2. Publish Sponsored Posts on Your Blog

Another easy way to make money advertising is by publishing sponsored posts. Once your blog increases in domain authority and page authority, you will be contacted by companies that are willing to pay you to advertise on your blog.

Before you agree to publish their content, you need to ask yourself a few questions:

  • Do I personally endorse this product or service?
  • Will my readers benefit from this post?
  • Does this post align with my personal brand?

You will probably receive more spammy sponsored posts than likable ones unless you like posting articles that support online casinos, tobacco, and other “questionable” business models. As the site owner, you have the privilege of saying no to these paid offers.

Declining a paid opportunity you don’t agree with is always better than losing credibility with your audience.

The advertiser usually pays a staff writer to write the content. So, all you have to do is upload the article to your website and press “Publish.”

Some advertisers are willing to pay you more if you write the article. Keep that in mind if you enjoy writing and want to increase your profit.

3. Advertise on Social Media

There are legitimate ways to advertise on social media and get paid.

Izea will pay to publish sponsored messages on the following social media channels:

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter

How much you get paid depends on the size of your audience and audience engagement. It’s completely free to join Izea so everything you earn is 100% profit.

There are online classes that can teach you how to make $1,000 or more creating Facebook ads for other businesses and blogs. I recommend the Facebook Side Hustle Course by Bobby Hoyt.

Bobby started the company after he learned to make extra cash from creating ads. It eventually turned into a full-time gig and is now teaching others.

You can also partner with other influencer platforms depending on which social media channels you have to earn extra cash as well.

The good thing about being an independent contractor is that you don’t have to sign contracts with non-compete clauses and can offer to post ads for multiple networks!

Advertise on Facebook

Payment isn’t guaranteed with this ad posting method but advertising on Facebook can be an effective way to grow your social media followers and advertise on the largest social media platform.

You can create a business page for free that that lets other Facebook users follow your brand. Each time you post an update or share a link, your followers will see it and they can click on the post link to visit your website.

In time, more followers mean other companies and advertisers might pay you to share their content with your audience.

For a few bucks, you can run an advertising campaign to reach new users based on where they live or their interests. If you use Facebook on a regular basis, you have probably seen sponsored ads on your Facebook feed.

With your campaign, one of those sponsored ads can be yours. If you play your cards correctly, one conversion can pay your campaign expenses and pocket some profit in the process. And, you can add a few new followers in the process too.

Advertise on Pinterest

You can also post ads for free on Pinterest to engage a different audience that might not even have a Facebook account. Like Facebook, you can post pins for free on your boards and also pay for sponsored pins.

It’s possible to get paid to advertise on Pinterest with an influencer marketing company like Loop 88. It’s free to create an account and you can begin receiving offers to advertise their products.

Advertise on Instagram

Ifluenz pays you to advertise on Instagram by connecting you with advertisers which appeals to a younger generation that likes the simplicity of looking at pictures and brief descriptions without the additional content on its sister site, Facebook, which is more popular with internet users that are at least 30 years old.

To become an influencer with Ifluenz you need at least 5,000 followers and a PayPal account to begin earning $10 per post. As your audience grows, you can get paid up to $1,000 per post if you have 500,000 followers!

4. Monetize Your YouTube Channel

Videos are a growing in popularity as internet bandwidth speeds accelerate. So, you should consider starting a YouTube channel if you’re not camera-shy.

Before you can begin monetizing your YouTube videos, your channel must meet these two initial requirements:

  • At least 4,000 watch hours in the last 12 months
  • Have at least 1,000 subscribers

Once you meet these two requirements you can submit an application to monetize your site by displaying Google AdSense ads. You can also earn some additional cash by placing affiliate links for products you recommend in your videos too.

Besides posting ads on your YouTube channel, you might also be sponsored by companies to advertise their products too. While you can ask to partner with particular companies, they will also ask you once your channel “goes viral.”

5. Work as a Virtual Assistant

If you have experience in advertising in the past–either blogging or another company, you can get paid to handle advertising as a virtual assistant.

You can be responsible for placing advertising code inside blog posts, social media channels, and finding new advertising partners too.

Posting ads can be one of several responsibilities as a virtual assistant working from home.

Freelance on Fiverr

You can also get your foot in the door by offering to post ads for clients through Fiverr. As its name implies, gigs on Fiverr start at $5, but you can charge for more complex tasks.

It’s your choice regarding which services to offer but you can offer to post ads on social media sites and online classified sites like Craigslist. Take a look at Fiverr to see what other freelancers are charging and advertise your services with your best offer too.

Get Paid To Post Ads Offline

Online advertising is where most of the opportunities are, but you can still find a few ways to advertise in your local community with these two suggestions.

6. Advertise on Your Car

One fun way to make extra money is to advertise on your car with a company like Carvertise. Local companies and national brands will pay you to “wrap” your car so you get paid to drive your car.

If you don’t mind having people stare at your car at the red light or in parking lots this can be a way to make money with physical advertising.

Avoid This Ad Posting Scam

A common ad posting scam is websites that say you can make real money by posting ads on your social media accounts and other e-commerce platforms like Craigslist.

They require you to pay a one-time membership fee to get the starter kit and software to begin posting advertisements and getting paid.

The only catch is that the “company” closes shop and never pays you a dime because they were a scam.

Here’s the moral of the story; never pay a fee to join an advertising program.

If you find a company you think is legit, look for online reviews of these companies before joining as even some that are free to join can be scams too. Avoid these advertising companies that don’t have any positive reviews or no information at all.

Alternatives to Posting Ads to Make Money

Posting ads is a legitimate opportunity to make money if you’re a new blogger or have an established audience. You can also make money posting ads in-person if you own a car or willing to wear a tattoo and can interact with people during your daily routine.

However, posting ads is only one-half of the equation to making money online. You might also pursue these two methods to bring in some extra cash as well.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is very similar to posting ads but you only get paid when somebody signs up for a product or service through your referral link or banner.

By joining an affiliate program like FlexOffers, you can place text links and banner ads. These banners appear in your content and look similar to an advertisement from an ad network, except you get to choose the advertiser.

Payment isn’t guaranteed, but the payouts can be higher. While a Google AdSpace ad might pay $1 per click, that same affiliate click could yield $100 depending on the affiliate payout.

To diversify your online blog income, consider posting ads and using affiliate links and banners too.

Pursue a Second Online Side Hustle

It’s never been easier to make money online. Posting ads can be considered a form of “passive income” as you only have to copy and paste the code once and visitors have the opportunity to click on the link as long as your page remains active.

However, you might need to earn a little active income too until your advertising revenue grows.

For some quick and easy money, you might consider taking online surveys or leaving paid product reviews.


It’s really easy to make money posting ads if you follow the legitimate tips listed here. You’ve already worked hard to build your personal brand and posting ads can be an easy way to earn more fruit from your labor.


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      Once again, thank you for your time and efforts on informing all of us uniformed people of the steps needed to make online advertising a successful and, over all, fun experience.

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      • These are good questions. There are a couple of posts we have on our website that should answer these questions. They are about making money with Facebook and making money posting ads. I hope that helps you.

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      • Thank you!

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      How is that possible, please?

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    7. How much can I earn from Google AdSense if I just depended on blogging?

      • As far as I know, there’s no limit, but it depends on your content, how much exposure you get through social media channels, etc. There’s more to it than just blogging and instantly making a bunch of money. But, if you are willing to put in the time to learn and do it, you could make a bunch! I hope you have success!

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      • You’re welcome!

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      • You’re welcome!

    14. I am confused as to which businesses are legit. Thanks for enlightening me.


      • I’m glad this article was able to help you out! Best of luck!

    15. Thank you so much for all this information. Could you please send me information how to start a blog and what I need to have on it? Thank you so much.

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      • If you’re advertising with a particular company you should be able to get your payments through them.

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