What if, instead of hiring a big marketing agency to develop your brand, you could crowdsource it? That would be a great way to create marketing for your company that you know people will respond to, right? Well, that’s exactly what Squadhelp is doing for companies all over the world and they need your help.
If marketing is your specialty and you have some great ideas for branding, entering the Squadhelp contests could be a good way to make some extra cash. (Although there are no guarantees that you’ll ever win any money.) You can submit name ideas or logo designs for a variety of companies then win a cash prize if your idea is selected.
Working with Squadhelp
You only need to be creative and have online access to apply. Here’s how it works:
- Submit your idea for a company name, tagline, or logo through one of their contests
- Contest holders then rate your ideas and offer feedback
- If your idea is the one selected by the company, you win a cash prize
Once you join, you’ll be assigned two contests so that you can start participating, and possibly winning. After your ideas have been liked in a few contests, you’ll gain access to the full list of active contests and you’ll be able to participate in all of them.
If you’re not feeling creative about a contest you’ve been assigned to, no problem. You can decide whether or not to participate and your account won’t be negatively affected if you choose to skip one.
It’s important to note that there is no guarantee that you’ll win a cash award for any of the contests you join. You’ll only win if your idea is selected as the winner. Most contests pay between $100 and $300 in a cash prize, some may pay a little higher.
In order to get paid, you will need to have a verified PayPal account. Since this is a cash prize, you will be required to pay any taxes on your winnings and you will also be required to provide a W9 or W8-BEN form.
Where to Sign Up
If you’re interested in learning more, see what Squadhelp does for their clients and how clients can start a contest by visiting Squadhelp. And if you’re ready to join and start entering contests, simply go to Squadhelp’s Sign Up page, enter your info, and click “join as a creative” to get in.
Definitely Not a Full-Time Job but Could be Fun
Squadhelp is definitely not going to provide you a full-time income. However, for the right person this could be a fun way to make some extra money.
Here are some other fun ways to make some extra money:
Get Paid for Your Opinion – A list of over 15 companies that will pay you for surveys, mystery shopping, focus groups and more.
Test Websites for Usability – Take a screenshot video of you using a website. Normally pays around $15 for a 20 min. test.
Make Money Watching TV – Yep, you can actually earn a little extra money for watching TV.