Apparently, you can get paid to post ads. It is not a get-rich-quick scheme, but more of a long-term wealth-creation game.
And if you are in it for the long term, and if you want to make passive income while having enough time to enjoy your life, this article could change your life for the better.
If you’ve ever purchased a particular product due to an online ad, you can be sure that you just poured money into the pocket of a digital marketer.
That digital marketer can be you.
In this article, I’ll walk you through where and how to get paid to post ads, and I’ll also show you the best places to post ads.
Where to get paid to post ads and how does it work?
You might already think “I know where to promote ads”, but if you don’t know how to get paid, how will you ever be able to make that full-time income you’ve dreamt of for so long?
Therefore, we start by diving into how you can get paid to post ads.
Referrals for companies
One of the easiest ways to make a little extra money is to sign up and get accepted into companies’ referral programs.
The reason is, they rarely have strict policies about where and how to share the referral links.
This is good news, since we can then post the links anywhere we like in any way we like (of course taking into account general ethics standards).
You can even promote the links on all of your social media platforms, so you don’t have to learn how to do SEO or any other skill to start.
The more people you can get to sign up through your referral link, the more money you’ll earn.
Additionally, Medium is a great referral company, since they pay you half of your referrals’ subscription each month as long as they stay a subscriber.
And if there’s one thing wealth creators love, it’s recurring revenue.
A second way to get paid to post ads is with affiliate marketing.
In this case, you are promoting the service or product of a particular company, and if a customer buys the company’s product/service through your affiliate links you’ll get paid a commission.
To get started you need to find a company with an affiliate program you can join, and afterward, the procedure is very similar to promoting referral links.
Again there are rarely any strict requirements, but many companies do not allow you to compete on the same keywords as themselves (which make sense).
For those who don’t know what competing on keywords means, it’s just that the company might already invest a large sum of money into promoting its product/service through SEO, and they target specific keywords in this process.
And if you then write an article with the same keywords, you are competing for the rankings with the company, which will result in them losing money, which is not allowed.
Other than that, there are rarely any strict policies, so it’s definitely a great way to paid as well.
Display ads for businesses
For this one, you’ll need a website or a YouTube channel in order to get paid to post ads.
With a large audience on your website or YouTube channel, you can display ads for different companies through blog posts and videos.
When your audience is viewing the displayed ads you get paid a certain amount of money, and if they click the ad, sign up, purchase a product or any other action the company wants, you get paid even more money.
The more page views or watch hours you receive the more money you’ll eventually make. And over time this can accumulate into a lot of money, especially if you have a large audience.
Partner with companies
Have you ever had a great experience with a specific product? Then reach out to that company and ask if they would team up around a sponsored post or video.
It’s a great way to promote services and products since you are the one controlling how the blog posts or youtube videos should be formed (taking into account some minor requirements from the company).
You’ll get paid for the post or video, and the company will earn money from the people purchasing their products after viewing your post/video.
Obviously, you should not contact every company with a product you like, it should only be companies, where your target audience fits the target group of the company.
Become a brand ambassador
Finally, you can also get paid to post ads as a brand ambassador.
Often, small or new businesses are on the look for brand ambassadors.
These ambassadors are usually paid to wear or use the products/services the company offers, and post images/videos on their Instagram or Facebook page with the products.
How much you get paid depends on different factors such as how much you promote, how many followers you have, and who your audience is.
Requirements vary from company to company, but you should never use the product in ways that can hurt the company’s brand.
14 Places to Get Paid to Post Ads
You’ve now joined an ad network, or maybe you made a deal with several business owners, but where should you promote the company and its offerings?
This next section will show you 14 legitimate ways to where posting ads would be beneficial.
💰1 Your Personal Instagram
Nowadays we all have a bunch of social media accounts including Instagram, meaning a large part of the world is spending some of their time scrolling this media platform.
In fact, at the end of 2019, more than 500 million people posted Instagram stories daily
In other words, a lot of potential customers are hiding on Instagram, and if you have a large and relevant audience, a company will pay you a great amount of extra money each month to promote its offerings.
More often than not, you are allowed to create your own personalized Instagram post, which makes it a fun way to earn some extra cash.
2 Your own Blog or Website
As you may have seen on my website, there are displayed ads here and there, which I get paid for – and you can do the same thing.
If you have a blog with a large audience, chances are that companies will pay a decent amount of money for getting their ads displayed on your website.
To get ads onto your website, you should use Google Adsense, Ezoic, Adthirve, or any other great online advertising company.
But displayed ads are not the only thing that fit well into a blog, so do affiliate links.
If you’ve joined one of the thousands of affiliate networks, chances are that promoting the affiliate links on your blog will help you get conversions.
The reason is, your audience trusts you, and if you recommend a specific product, many will go buy it through your link.
These are just two out of many other different ways you can make money from posting ads on your website/blog. If you want a more in-depth guide on monetizing a blog, I have an article right here.
3 YouTube Channel
A YouTube channel is actually just a video blog, the only difference between a YouTube channel and a personal blog is that you do not own your audience on YouTube.
Nevertheless, YouTube is still a great opportunity when it comes to some of the most effective ways to promote ads.
With a YouTube Channel you can sign up for the partner program, and then start showing ads on your videos. However, there are some requirements;
- You need at least 1,000 followers
- Your channel must have at least 4,000 hours of watch time
- The content shouldn’t violate YouTube’s terms
If you fulfill these requirements, Google Adsense ads are a lucrative way to start getting paid to post ads on your YouTube videos.
Along the lines of a blog, you can also share your affiliate links (if you are in an affiliate program), and you’ll most likely see some sales.
4 Email List
If you already own a blog or a YouTube channel, there is a great chance that you already have created a newsletter or an email list.
By partnering up with other companies you get paid to post ads in the newsletters that you send to your subscribers.
Be aware that you should not just send an indifferent email, but instead you should put much effort into the content as well as the subject line to make people open your mail.
Furthermore, it’s important that the content and structure of your email incentivize the reader to click the ads otherwise you will not get paid as much.
5 Facebook Ads
Facebook is another large platform with a significant number of people using it every day, and there are many opportunities for finding potential clients on Facebook as well.
So if you know how to run Facebook ads, or if you are willing to learn it, you can help small businesses grow their personal brand through Facebook.
Convince a company that you can increase their revenue through ads, and you can quickly earn a decent amount of money advertising on Facebook.
Not only that but you can also get paid to post ads on Facebook if you are in an affiliate program – just share your links on the platform and wait for people to click them.
A great tip would be to join niche-specific Facebook groups to increase the relevancy of your affiliate links and therefore increase the likelihood of people clicking your links.
This is a platform that’s still underestimated by many, but in reality, it can be a great income source if used correctly.
Just like any other social media platform, you’ll need to grow a large following on Pinterest before you can earn good money from it.
Once that’s done you should share your statistics such as follower account, engagement rate, likes, etc. with companies and convince them to collaborate with you.
That collaboration could be around a sponsored pin or something similar.
Of course, you can also on Pinterest share affiliate links to help companies earn a little extra while you earn some smaller commissions.
7 Start a podcast
Starting a podcast is a great thing when it comes to posting ads for money.
Come up with a great idea for a podcast and plan the show and you might be able to attract potential advertisers that will pay you to post their ads in your podcasts.
These ads are typically you speaking positively about the brand and its products, but you should also expect some companies to have a prerecorded audio file that they want you to play in your show.
The more relevant the advertisements are, the less they will bother the listeners, which will potentially increase the chances of getting sales.
This is important, especially if the advertisers have also given you an affiliate link to share with your audience, then you’d want as many to click your link as possible.
8 Ads Consultant
Understanding search engines and ad campaigns as well as tracking it all can cost a company a lot of money and time.
If you know your way around these topics, you should offer to run companies’ SEO and their ad campaigns in order to generate some income for yourself.
Many businesses are willing to pay a percentage of the extra revenue that you generate through your digital marketing skills, which can result in large earnings.
It’s not an easy job, but you’ll get paid accordingly if you do a great job.
9 Start a Publication
Many companies would like to get featured in well-known online publications, but what if you were the owner of such a publication?
Then the earning potential would be high.
Companies will pay to get featured, and some might even not want to write an article themselves, meaning you could offer an article writing service as well for a premium.
It’s a win-win situation.
Either you get paid to post pre-written articles, which means free content for publication and money in your pockets, or you’ll earn a larger amount of money for writing the article yourself.
However, sometimes, companies will try to reach out to get featured and in return, you’ll receive a free product. Whether you want such a deal or not is totally up to you.
10 Post ads on TikTok
TikTok might be one of the fastest-growing social media platforms at the moment, and with that comes golden opportunities.
Not many have figured out how the TikTok algorithm works, and how to post ads with high returns.
If you have a TikTok with a large following, you could reach out to companies and make a sponsored TikTok post.
Another way would be to study TikTok, learn how to market a company on the platform, and then act as a TikTok consultant for an online business (along the lines of number 8).
Non-online ways to get paid to post ads
If you thought the only way to get paid to post ads was through online platforms you were wrong.
In fact, there exist various companies that will pay you to do exactly the same thing, but not online.
11 Cartervise & Wrapify
This option is one that does not require a lot of effort.
You can get paid to put advertisements on your car, which is great for people who are on the road a lot and don’t have time for all the online options.
The companies will then send you a wrap that should be applied to your car.
Your pay is actually based on how long of a distance you drive.
Remember that there are some downsides to this fun gig. First, your car will be wrapped in an advertisement, which is not aesthetically pleasing.
Secondly, if you live in a small town they will not accept you into their program. Finally, your car needs to be in perfect condition, otherwise, you’ll not get in.
However, if you manage to get accepted, you should expect to make somewhere between $350 to $2,000 per campaign.
Nevertheless, if you live in a city like Los Angeles or New York in the United States, it would be dumb not to apply for the programs, since it’s passive income once you first get it all set up.
12 Advertise clothing
A second way to get paid to post ads outside of the digital world is through clothing.
While this one might be hard to get started, it can be an easy way to make some extra money on a regular basis once it’s all set up.
The idea is to act like a body model. A model that wears clothes from a company with their brand or name on it.
Many companies want these models to post images on their large Facebook or Instagram accounts, but there exist companies that will pay you to solely use your body as an advertisement pillar.
13 Skin Advertising
Leasing your skin for promotion is a popular way to get paid to post ads as well.
You’ll get promotional tattoos on visible places on your body (they are usually only temporary).
Walking around with a temporary tattoo of a company’s logo can be enough for you to get paid.
However, I would in my personal opinion recommend that you stay away from companies that want you to have permanent tattoos – no matter how high the pay is, it’s not worth it.
Thus, look for companies that will pay you to get temporary tattoos under reasonable circumstances/terms.
14 Post ads on your property
A final offline activity you could pursue is to get paid to post ads on your own property.
That means having a tarpaulin with a company logo on your roof or some large signs in your front garden.
The better your location is, from an outdoor marketing perspective, the more money local businesses will pay you to post ads on your property.
Just like car advertisements, once it’s all set up, it’s pure passive income.
People Also Ask
How much do ads pay per 1,000 views?
The rates of advertisers vary, but you should expect something between $0.1 to $0.3 per view, but it averages out at $0.18 per view.
A YouTube channel can receive $18 from 1,000 ad views, which equates to $3 to $5 per 1,000 video views (Source: influencermarketinghub).
How to choose which way to get paid to post ads?
Your personal experience and your core skills should determine what way you choose.
If are you an entertainer that loves video editing, then YouTube might be the best choice for you.
On the other hand, have you always received A+ in your essays, and do you enjoy writing? If yes, a blog might be a better choice for you.
Remember none of the options are each other mutually exclusive, meaning if you cannot choose one then pick a few.
However, it might be a big pill to swallow if you want to grow your own website while building a YouTube channel and helping five clients with their ad campaigns simultaneously.
Do I need to partner with companies to make money from ads?
Nope. That’s not necessary.
If you have a physical or digital product, posting ads yourself, whether that’s on your Instagram account, Facebook account, or through Pinterest advertising, you could generate sales.
In other words, you can make money from ads on your own if you have products or services to sell.
What is the earning potential from posting ads?
There are no restrictions on earning potential using these methods. You can work an unlimited number of hours with no maximum earnings.
As long as you follow the rules set in place by the company, there are no limits to how much you can earn.
Do I need a degree to post ads?
If you have good writing skills, grammar skills, and research skills, you may be able to earn money without a degree.
Most of the time you will be asked to write short articles for websites.
Websites will often give authors small amounts to start off, and over time, the amount increases along with the number of page views.
What is the easiest platform to make money?
Currently, TikTok is the social media platform with the most opportunities according to business owners.
It’s the best platform to increase online presence as well as overall revenue according to a survey of 281 business owners (source: Time)
Conclusion – Can you get paid to post ads?
Through the article we made it clear anybody can make money from posting ads, but how much and how fast you’ll make money depends on many factors.
If you are new to the whole game of digital marketing, it might take a while before you see the results you want.
But one thing is for sure – if you can help a company make money, your skills will be in high demand, and that will be mirrored in your earnings.
The methods in this article are only a few ways to get paid to post ads, and you might find other methods work better for you and your personal situation.
Get creative, and start posting those ads!