We live in an interesting world today. There are so many unusual and fun ways to make money. And, one of those ways is with marketing. Did you know you can get paid to market other companies?
Some of these opportunities even have full-time income potential! So, if you dream about starting your own business or being an entrepreneur, we’ll point out those opportunities below that can get you there.
5 Exciting Ideas to Get Paid to Post Ads
In this article, we are sharing 5 ways to get paid to post ads.
Here are the money-making marketing ideas we’ll explore today:
- Managing Facebook ads for local businesses
- Running a blog
- Affiliate marketing
- Recruiting participants for studies and panels
- Advertising on your car
Let’s get into it.
1. Managing Facebook ads for local businesses
This is such a smart way to make money and you’re helping local businesses while you’re at it.
Facebook is a powerful social network and one of the largest advertising partners you can have. In this gig, you’ll be running Facebook ads for local businesses, helping them increase their exposure and make more money.
If you’re new to Facebook ads, learning how to manage and run them is the first step to take. Once you have that knowledge under your belt, you can start finding and onboarding clients, beginning to run your business.
This job can earn you up to $1,000 to $2,000 per month.
For full-time income potential, this job definitely fits the bill. You can scale and grow this business into a full-time income stream and leave your day job behind. As your company grows, adding more marketers and forming an agency can help you reach up to or above a six figure income.
To get started, check out our Facebook ads training which will give you the skills to create this business for yourself in just 2 to 3 hours per week.
- How to set up a Facebook ad system for local businesses
- How to find clients
- How to onboard clients and what to say to them to get them to say “yes” every time
Over 1,500 students have gone through this training with some reaching as much as $3,000 per month just 5 weeks after starting!
2. Run a blog
Blogging is a fun, rewarding way to connect with an audience, educate the public, vent, share, and inspire others.
Blogging is incredibly flexible. It’s a business where you’re the boss, you can define your dream schedule and turn this passion project into an incredibly lucrative business for yourself.
It’s a job with full-time income potential, too.
How to get started blogging
Before you start writing your blog posts, you’ll begin by picking your blog niche. Your niche is your blog category or topic. It’s what you will be talking about.
It’s important to identify your niche and audience from the start because it will set a clear path for you from here on out. With your niche in mind, it’s easier to write toward a specific audience, craft and outline your blog posts for that niche, and much more.
Examples of blog niches include:
- Personal finance
After you choose your niche, you’ll start setting up your blog. You will need a domain and hosting for that.
After buying a domain and hosting, next you will connect WordPress, apply your blog theme, organize your blog (setting up pages, layout, etc.), and then you can start planning your content and publishing blog posts.
You can get paid to post ads by putting advertising right on your blog.
If you’d like a hand setting up your blog, check out our free Launch that Blog service.
Starting out, you can use Google Adsense and put ads throughout your blog, in your header, footer, sidebar, in the body of your blog posts, wherever you want.
You make money when visitors land on your blog and click ads.
It’s a passive way of making money and as your blog grows and you gain more traffic, your ad income can rise as well.
How to get paid posting ads with banner ads
You can also get paid to advertise other companies on your website space with banner ads.
This is passive income and it can be recurring, month after month. There are two approaches you can take with this:
- Cold outreach
- Join a marketplace
With cold outreach, that just means that you will be contacting prospective clients without knowing them. They’ll be a cold lead.
First, make a list of prospects you think might be interested in this kind of service, banner ads. You may consider putting together a media kit showing your website traffic, audience demographics, and other important details. You can buy a media kit template from Etsy or Creative Market. You can also make one yourself for free using Canva.
Next, email prospects pitching them banner ads on your site. Negotiate payment, get paid and run the banner ads.
The second route is joining a marketplace like BuySellAds.
You will join as a publisher and the first step is to apply. After application, you will hear back from them once they review your site and if accepted, you can set yourself up on the marketplace with banner ads and pricing then start welcoming new clients to advertise on your site.
To learn more about blogging, check out these resources:
3. Affiliate marketing
Affiliate marketing is the process of referring products to people and earning a commission if a sale results.
For example, you could talk about your favorite water bottle on your Instagram account. You can add your affiliate link to your Instagram profile for others to buy that water bottle and when they do, you’ll earn a small commission at no additional cost to them.
That’s affiliate marketing!
So, you’ll do this by referring others to join these panels and studies and essentially, you’ll get paid to post ads.
You can advertise these opportunities in many places, from social media, your own blog, your email list (if you have one), or even invest in paid ads. The affiliate program can even give you recommendations of how to promote and give you access to their assets that you can use in your marketing efforts.
The amount you can earn will vary based on the affiliate program you join. It’s not unusual to make $20 to hundreds of dollars per referral.
To get started, you’ll find affiliate programs to join where you can refer people to studies and panels. Check out these:
Like many of the opportunities shared above, there is full-time income potential doing this. Our fellow blogger friend MIchelle of Making Sense of Cents is the queen of affiliate marketing. She often pulls in over $100k per month in affiliate marketing. She shares all her tips and techniques for success in her course Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing.
For more on affiliate marketing, read our step-by-step guide on affiliate marketing.
4. Recruit participants for studies and panels
You’ve probably seen or heard the commercials where market research companies are looking for participants for an upcoming study.
These studies can be about anything but the ones that I’ve heard of from advertising on the radio or TV are usually medical-related. The companies are searching to find and vet a new drug for diabetes or Crohn’s disease or other health issues and volunteers are needed for testing.
How do studies work?
Participants are paid to sign up to the study and test out the drug or therapy.
These studies are desirable for people to join because they are high paying. Some pay into the thousands for a few days or few weeks of your time.
You can get paid to post ads for these studies and panels, recruiting participants to join them. For each new recruit that applies to or joins the study, you earn a commission.
For example, Respondent pays $20 if you refer participants to their online studies that join.
Their studies are mostly remote which means panelists can participate from home. Many of them are short, lasting 30 to 90 minutes and they can be private where you work one-on-one with the interviewer.
These are other major perks for panelists!
If you recruit 50 people who join, you could earn $1,000 (50 people * $20 referral)!
Where to find studies and panels?
Do some research online and seek out studies and panels with referral programs or affiliate programs connected to them. Target those companies and make money posting ads to recruit participants.
Some ways to advertise for this might include:
- Paid Facebook ads
- Sharing on online classified sites like Craigslist
- Sharing on social media
- Posting panel opportunities on Reddit
These are just a handful of the many ideas you could pursue for advertising. Just make sure you are promoting these opportunities using methods allowed by the company, which are stipulated in the referral program.
5. Advertise on your car
You may not have heard of this unique side hustle to advertise on your car but this is real. Get paid to post ads on your car!
Here’s how it works:
It’s called car wrapping and you’ve likely already seen ads like this on other cars.
It might look like the car has a cool paint job but they have an ad either all over their car (a full car wrap) or on their back windshield or part of their car, like the passenger side car door or another place.
Depending on where you live, the car you drive and your schedule, you could make money posting ads on your car.
This is an interesting form of passive income and it involves little setup from you.
How it works?
Did you know that car advertising is one of the oldest forms of advertising? If you go to Las Vegas, you’ll even see mobile billboard advertising where trucks have billboards in the bed of their vehicle, driving around town advertising the company on the billboard.
Ordinary cars can do a form of this too with car advertising.
One of the biggest companies that offers this is Carvertise.
They pay everyday drivers to place removable ads on their cars.
How to become a driver?
Head to the Carvertise website and sign up as a driver.
You’ll fill out a short form to start the process. After your application is submitted, they’ll match you with a company that fits your driving habits. You’ll have the decal placed on your car and you make money every month through direct deposit.
When the campaign ends, you’ll get the car wrap removed.
Here are the driver qualifications:
- Drive at least 30 miles per day
- Have a clean driving record
- Own a 2008 car or newer
- Factory finish paint job
It’s free to join and you can earn up to $400 per week.
Final Word on 5 Ways to Get Paid to Post Ads
It’s clear that if you get paid to post ads. It can be a very lucrative venture, with some opportunities to even go full-time!
Before you get started, make sure you have a plan in place, thinking about your short-term and long-term goals to help you get started and continue on, making money.
Which idea will you explore to make money posting ads? Share your comments below.