Starting an Advertising Agency

Starting your own advertising agency business is not difficult if you have the right aptitude and the inclination. There are too many options to choose from, start, and run a successful advertising agency.

Start Your Own Publication:

There are many ways to start your own advertising agency business and one of the most cost-effective methods is to start a small publication with a few articles and publications you personally wrote.

If you can collect money from the advertisers before starting your publication, you could get your advertisers to finance your start-up needs! Use part of the collected money for printing and distribution, the remaining balance will be your profit, or you may spend some bucks for your own advertising.

  • Select a name for your publication, the layout and, the logo designs.
  • Research for papers and magazines to see who advertises a lot and invite them to place ads in your publication.
  • Contact a few printing companies and compare their prices and offers.
  • Make some lists of the number of copies to be distributed in particular areas.
  • Plan a good distribution strategy, including distribution in public places like cinema halls, malls, parks, door-to-door delivery, in the streets, etc.
  • Estimate the cost of distributing the publication, have some workers distribute them, and compute their compensation based on your planned budget.
  • Do research on how much to charge per advertisement. Make sure your price is competitive, and also make sure you make a profit.
  • Offer your advertisers help with the design and drafting of their advertisements if necessary and let them know the schedule of the release, where and how many copies, and make sure that they get a copy of the publication too.

This method has been tested and proven to work many times making several people earn a decent income working from home. Many big online advertising companies started using the same way.

Use the Internet to Start Your Own Advertising Agency: The Internet has taken marketing, advertising, and promotion strategies to unprecedented levels, as the reach is astounding. If you understand the basics of Internet Marketing and have a little background in advertising and promotion, you can have a very profitable and productive career by starting your own advertising agency business.

EZines: These are electronic online magazines and are very popular. Ezines usually specialize and focus on certain specific areas and levels of interest. Make sure that the topic is interesting and people will surely advertise in them, as the cost of advertising is lower as well as having the potential to reach millions of people online, making it a very powerful advertising tool over the Internet. So give some thoughts on starting an Ezine website and taking it the first step in starting your own advertising agency business. There are too many options available. Choose the one that suits your aptitude, skills, experience, and budget. Hard work, perseverance, dedication, and determination will definitely ensure success. Starting an advertising agency business needs reputation, contacts, and timing. Publications and Ezines are just some stepping stones to start with and to build contacts and reputation.


  • balachandra reddy said on April 12, 2008
    Well, this article has an immense message about the advertisement. Bringing further in-depth essays rather than only a few examples is good.
  • mtsads said on July 8, 2008
    This is an excellent blog. Using publications is one of the ways to start an ad agency but not the cheapest.
  • saran said on September 2, 2009
    hi, i want the details of how to start a mobile ad agency. send the details in my mail id
  • Rajan Bindra said on December 13, 2009
    I am in FMCG trade as a super stockiest in confectionery. And now I am up to starting a NEW Internet Advertising agency with the help of Internet itself. Looking forward to a bright start with millions to earn as my ambition. Good Luck to myself. All the Best.
  • Rajan Bindra said on December 13, 2009
    I am RAJAN BINDRA from LAXMI ENTERPRISES Ludhian, India. I am in FMCG confectionery whole sale business. Now I am starting Internet Advertising business for Global covering in FMCG advertising and woolens advertising Made In India.
  • Rajan Bindra said on December 13, 2009
    I am in to advertising now I am introducing Internet advertising in FMCG trade and woolens wear marketing. Laxmi Enterprises 152,Cycle Shopping Centre, Gill Road, Ludhiana. India.
  • qusim said on December 30, 2009
    hello rajan, i'll love to get to know more about your fmcg trade and internet AD, maybe we can work together, bye
  • neha marwah said on March 22, 2010
    I am keen on starting my own BTL advertising agency catering on to provide the clients with promotions as well as creative inputs used for branding. this blog i hope will help in initiating my plan. will like to have more details on how to go about creating one's own publication....bye
  • Watkins Concepts Advertising Co. said on April 10, 2010
    I have lots of interest in advertising and would like to start one agency in Colorado Springs, Co.
  • sandeep said on April 24, 2010
    hi, i want the details of how to start a mobile ad agency. send the details in my mail id
  • Moni said on April 28, 2010
    Hi All, i am moni and planning to start a ad company in Trivandrum, Kerala. I request that you send the details how best i can able to start this company. I expect your comments on my mail id. My mail id Thank you all
  • vineet said on May 20, 2010
    Dear Sir/Mam, i want to start an add agency pls suggest from where to start and how much costing it requires and what is the earning in this field.
  • Nitin Tupkari said on May 20, 2010
    Dear Sir/Mam, i want to start an news paper add agency in nagpur pls suggest where to start & how much costing it requires and what is the earning in this field.
  • smita said on June 10, 2010
    hi, m smita from pune. i am a 3d animator. m planning to start my own ad agency i wish to include 2d, 3d type of work in my ad agency. give me some idea. what services i should include? how to start work? mail id thanks waiting for your reply
  • Gufran ahmed said on August 5, 2010
    Hi this is gufran from kolkata, i want to start my own ad agency in kolkata, plz give me some details how to execute the plan of starting an ad agency.
  • vaibhav said on August 27, 2010
    hi All,I m Vaibhav frm Pune. I started my Add agency B4 5 yrs but it is small firm, It is complete printed media. so pls suggest me how can i work to expand it. my mail id-
  • Alexander Obijiaku said on October 1, 2010
    Am just starting up an advertising agency in my country Nigerian, Anambra, Nanka
  • clems said on October 14, 2010
    Tanks for the lesson. Its a nice work but I am about getting into a business advertisement agency in print form, not just internet and so needs more of you assistance. As it is, I am financially down so the possibility of paying for a website design might not be there. I intend to start the business with whatever I realise from payment paid by interested parties for advert. Detail and precise information will be greatly appreciated.
  • amjad said on October 22, 2010
    Well am interested in doing ad agency business in Lahore - Pakistan. In first phase it will focus on preparing sign boards, hoardings, steamers, etc. plz advise
  • Vincent Seruma said on October 24, 2010
    My name is Vincent Seruma from Uganda seeking a reputable ad agency to partner with and start and ad agency in Uganda. This region is now under the East African region with great potential
  • renu barigal said on November 27, 2010
    hi I want to know about to start own business in advertising plz guide & help me I M from Bhopal M.P.
  • sunny said on December 4, 2010
    ya u r right. we could just open a newspaper consisting only of classifieds and advertisements..hope we can do it?
  • Edgar said on December 8, 2010
    Hello I am 22 years old male I have the drive to start my own business I really want to but I don't know what kind of business to have this advertising agency from home sounds pretty awesome I'd like to work from home if someone can email me and tell me how it works please I would appreciate it. Were all on this website for a reason and that's to make a better living for our selfs and our families so please help me out thank you!!! My email is
  • Liza Rosenberg said on December 10, 2010
    Hello, We are hotel network in Western Europe looking to extend our brand awareness within travel community. We can spare 10.000,00-40.000,00 EUR monthly starting from the minimum the first month and keep growing depending on success. We would love to hear your suggestions rather we can do this together and how. Thank you for your attention! Liza Rosenberg, Marketing & PR | Rocco Forte, Inc. Italy - Denmark - France, Tel: +45-36-98-15-94 E-mail:
  • Davis said on December 16, 2010
    I am curious if anyone would like to partner with us. I am looking to partners with ad agencies in US. Email you contact information at
  • miky said on December 24, 2010
    hi i want to star a hero-Honda motorbike agency, in haryana, near rewari pl tell me how to start and approach to company for agency.
  • rsjr chowdary said on January 27, 2011
    i want to start advertising agency in hyderabad. first paper ads and gradually i want to enter my agency into large scale
  • Manoj said on February 2, 2011
    hi, i want to start a advertising agency in bangalore ,I request that you send the details how best i can able to start this company. Basically i am graphic designer and have experience of 12years, i want improve, pls let me know how to start a mobile ad agency and small publication. thanks
  • sumanth said on February 6, 2011
    Hi to everyone. I am into the market since 12 years seen i have seen all ups and downs, expert in market survey, multimedia 2D 3D animations, print media, video editing, marketing new products, business improvements, ad making, film shoots, how to make low budget film and make huge profits, business expansions. I can definitely help you. only serious people contact me:
  • utsav said on February 11, 2011
    Hi all, I am about to start my internet enterprise. I have some very basic questions regarding internet advertising. And I hope the internet ads enthusiasts will help me here. I would like to keep it as simple in words as possible coz I had technical or business language. Also you might laugh at the dumb question but please do care to answer once you have finished with laughing. Say I have launched a website and am having a great number of viewers who are visiting my website. How will the guys who are willing to post their ads know about this and come to me to place ads on my website.
  • MOHSIN said on February 19, 2011
    hey. I am Mohsin khan...from delhi..looking forward to start up ad agency...though looking for guys who can go ahead with me to start up so... mail me at
  • chirag said on February 23, 2011
    hi i m chirag,,i want to start my ad agency in a small it possible 4 me n wht is req.. 4 that
  • sri said on March 16, 2011
    I want to start my ad agency in HYDERABAD. Can suggest me any procedure is there to start agency.
  • Ankit agwaral said on March 26, 2011
    sir i made a scripts if visual and audio ad where and how can i sell it in to the indian market
  • Musthafa said on March 28, 2011
    I want to start advertising agency in kochi with a small newsletter publishing. I request that you send the details how best i can able to start this company. Thanks.
  • R.K. said on March 31, 2011
  • Gopalakrishnan said on April 27, 2011 Gopalakrishnan From kerala. I have 8 years of experience in publications and ad agencies. Now I decided to start an Advertising agency my own.....can you help me???
  • Aditya said on May 22, 2011
    Hey all, i'm Aditya, an animation designer. i'm looking for some freelance work in advertising and multimedia. contact -
  • Scott said on July 16, 2011
    Hello all advertising and marketing agencies, to those also whom may be in business development within their organisation. I'm currently a Business Development Consultant with a worldwide publications organisation developing business through specialist publications, newspapers and magazine within a niche market. If your seeking such an individual please get in touch @ Regards
  • rahul said on September 1, 2011
  • IMTIYAJ ALI KHAN said on October 11, 2011
  • Balwinder Singh said on November 14, 2011
    Dear Friends, I'm planning to start my new advertisement business in punjab. kindly share your experience and give some guidelines to me. kindly share your ideas at With best regard's Balwinder
  • Vivek said on November 26, 2011
    Hai I m from cochin...i have about 5 yrs of experience in marketing school and college based product including educational software...I m planning to do a start up in adv and marketing...I want to be in educational field, I am collecting various suggestion and direction... waiting for urs....
  • Nadeem Ansari said on December 10, 2011
    Dear Friends..I am planning to start advertising company..I have many concepts for branding..but dont know how to begin..pls to contact newspapers and to make contract with much budget require for agreements..u can mail me at : am from chandigarh.
  • saswata das said on February 11, 2012
    Hi I am saswata. I am a graphic Designer, working in this trade from last 15 Years. I have also indepth knowledge of Print -Production. I am running my small Design Studio from the last 5 years, where i designing Brochure, Folder , Leaflet, Annual Reports, POP Materials & Books. Now i need more Client of above jobs to run my studio smooth. thnx, saswata, Kolkata, West bengal, India
  • ANAND MALI said on April 21, 2012
    i interested to start new ad agency in jamkhandi, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India. so pls give me a valuable suggestion to start my business thanking you. Anand D Mali, 9632208760
  • Alexander McNealy said on May 9, 2012
    We are a small advertising agency in Los Angeles. We are traditional but want to convert to digital marketing ASAP. I need a silent investor who is willing to invest fifty-thousand dollars in exchanged for a 10% share of the company. Digital is the fastest growing area on advertising, growing at 16% per year. We want to wrap this up quickly -- let's here from you.
  • mankaraz said on May 27, 2012
    would like to start an advertising agency in calicut, kerala, India. i would like to know the cost required for the same.
  • Deepankar said on June 17, 2012
    I am in Kolkata,West bengal,India and I have no money in my hand but i have the passion to create my own Advertising agency.
  • A srinivas kumar said on June 19, 2012
    My self I am srinivas kumar I start add agencies at Dilshuk nagar, Hyderabad, Name :Cityads(House of multimedia), I have able to Creative concept wise Design ads video and paper ads any one give your valuable suggestion develop our business
  • Sohail Akhtar said on June 30, 2012
    Hi, This is Sohail from Western Odisha. I would like to start own AD Agency, Please suggest me the procedure and reasonable steps to follow. Thanking you!
  • N.R.TEWARI. said on September 14, 2012
  • Karthik said on September 27, 2012
    Hi_this is Karthik from Chennai, TN. The above solution to start an ad agency is great. I am interested to start ad agency/dtp work. but i don't have prior experience in this field. Plz suggest me basic procedures to step in. Mail me at: #9841984855.
  • jayakrishnan said on October 1, 2012
    I am a 54 years male. I have a congenital heart ailment, so, it is a bit difficult to work somewhere at this age, and therefore, I am thinking in lines of starting an ad agency. I am not very greedy to make huge money, just want to make a living. I am thinking of ad agency because I know a bit of creative English, Hindi and Malayalam. I wish to give people the apt wording and publication for their requirements. I have an exposure with an automobile industry magazine for a couple of years in Mumbai. Now I am based in Cochin, and I want to do the activities from my home. I wish to concentrate of print media first. Can anybody please enlighten me, I shall be grateful. My phone is Mob:9645733360
  • Parth Shukla said on October 13, 2012
    Hello, I am planning to start my own online advertising network. I would like a few questions yo be answered:
    i) What software shall be used for tracking clicks "Behaviorally" ? IN which language should it be coded in for best results?
    ii) What shall be the start up cost?
    iii) From where should I start? I mean where to get Advertisers and Publishers for my network?
    I would be thankful to you if you would write your reply at
  • rajib das said on October 19, 2012
    Hi, i am rajib from Duliajan, Assam, India. My business DTP worker, located at Duliajan, a small town but i want to success in this business. I have 3 yrs experience in pagemaker and photoshop. so sir kindly help me in this regard. with regards, rajib das, 9678008531
  • R M Chettiar said on November 6, 2012
    Can any one tell me step by step procedure to start newspaper ad agency
  • amit said on November 11, 2012
    Respected Vivek, We are importer and exporter of id card printer and we had done lots of home work in school and colleges and now i want from you to arrange one meeting from all the principal of institution from cochin , if you can it will be great for both of us .
  • arun nadh said on November 13, 2012
    Hi, i am arun nadh, i need to start an ad agency. please suggest me the procedures to start it.
  • Gangadhar Mahanta said on November 16, 2012
    Respected sir, I am Gangadhar Mahanta from Rourkela odisha i have a computer institute now. i want to start an ad agency how to start please guide me mob 9438349867. email
  • aarush said on November 22, 2012
    plz tell me what are the legal formalities to to advertizing company in NCR ..9911821829
  • S.MURALI said on November 28, 2012
  • Arup Biswas said on January 16, 2013
    I want to open Hoarding (advertise) business in kolkata. please help.
  • King onoje said on January 23, 2013
    Good morning. I would like to start an Internet advertising business in the United States, china, India, and South Africa. I am located in New York City. If any one is willing to do business with me call me at 1(347)2326385 or email me at amgettaz @ yahoo .com
  • Abhilash said on March 16, 2013
    I would like to start an ad agency in Kerala. those who can invest can contact me.
  • Raghu said on April 3, 2013
    I would like to start an ad agency, plz tell me what are the legal formalities to start advertizing company, & minimum capital reqd in Bangalore as a start up business
  • Sachin said on April 4, 2013
    Hello sir I am sachin from chandigrah. i want starting own add business please guide. proper information. thanks mail id
  • KAUSHIK SAHA said on April 5, 2013
  • sanjeev Rathi said on April 10, 2013
    +9111244988000, +919310832332. I would like to start an ad agency in New Delhi. or anyone have any kind of business i also want to invest maximum Rs. 5,00,000/- per 6 month. those who can invest can contact me. without any paper work.
  • ravi hade said on May 30, 2013
    i want to start outdoor add agency in nagpur so please send the legal procedure of this business
  • Priti said on June 5, 2013
    Hi, I am Priti from Pune. I am a graphic designer working as a freelancer. I am expertise in logo, brochure, pamplets, banners, hoardings, magazine designing. I earn roughly 15000 per month and that is to from home. I am planning to take a shop on rent and do the same work. Please guide what will be the challenges and the procedure? Thanks.
  • shantha said on July 17, 2013
    sir, i would like to write creative concepts to add agencies to enhance market for products like soap, shampoo, fans, hair oil etc. can u help me to get into this field. my phone 9611048937
  • jogendra sharma said on September 9, 2013
    Hi Friends, Currently I am working for some one else for TV AD Sales. But, now I wanted to use my skills of advertising sales for my own business of Ad Agency. I am knowing the handling ad agency for airtime sales, but to start own business is different thing. So, I need help any one of my friend regarding the legal documentation & procedure to start it. Thanks, Joegndra Sharma, Mb;+91-7838141529 /08006468052, E-Mail :
  • M S K said on September 26, 2013
    Hi Friends , currently i am planning to raise my own business of Ad Agency, can someone help me in setting up Ad Agency like capital and resources required to start. what are the major challenges pls help ...MSK +91 8886733867 Email:
  • Stalin V said on October 7, 2013
    Hi, I wish to start newspaper add agency in chennai. could you help me with the procedures and also cost involved. i need to start immediately, please revert with details. Thanks Stalin V
  • NIRAJ SHAH said on November 20, 2013
    Hi, i want to start newly outdoor business in Anand-Gujarat could you guide me by law & technical Information. Thanks.
  • Manash kalita said on December 12, 2013
    i want to start ad agency in assam. Any one interested then partnership with me. My cell number +91 9957908242
  • Vijay Kumar B.K. said on December 12, 2013
    Hi, I am Vijay from Bangalore(Karnataka state_India). As i am interested to start an Ad Agency, i wanted to know about how to start this business. I don't know how to contact & whom to contact for hoardings & advertisements in Bangalore as i want to take care of hoarding advertisements to the diff corporate bodies. I want to become an agent for advertising of hoardings, bus shelters, bus panels, gantries, kiosks, etc. How can i start, plz hlp..........
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  • vicky said on February 24, 2014
    hi to all.. i am vicky from hyderabad, Andhrapradesh. am interested on making add films and i have different types creative ideas for add making in low budget. if anyone interested send me mail to,
  • shailendra singh said on April 12, 2014
    Hi, i want to start a BTL ADVERTISING Agency in Delhi , so any one who have knowledge about cost employ and other thing . please give information asap. for this i will oblige to u thanks.
  • Ashish Jat said on May 7, 2014
    How much money needed to start a outdoor advertisements agency in Jaipur Rajasthan please suggests me
  • Khan Mohammad baba said on May 18, 2014
    Hi, I'm Khan just Graduate from Mass Media and wanted to start a small outdoor Hoarding so just need to know the procedure for setting up a hoarding thnx
  • Akash Agarwal said on May 29, 2014
    I want to start an Ad agency in kolkata and I need a partner from same location. Pls call me @ 9831242932 or can What's pp me.
  • sarang gangapurkar said on June 7, 2014
    i want start an Ad agency in Maharashtra i want start small outdoor hoarding broad . but don't what are the rules and regulation for . please help me . my contact no. 9766873300.
  • Sandip Chandekar said on July 11, 2014
    Hi, I am from Pune and I wanted to setup a hoarding in order to have any advertisements published. Need to know whats the procedure for setting up an hoarding. Would really appreciate if any help/guidance is provided. Thanks. Contact : 9765602487 and mail address :
  • Akash Sahoo said on August 10, 2014
    I want to start an ADVT agency in CUTTACK / BHUBANESWAR & need a partner & ADVICE & SUGGESTIONS from experienced agencies & persons. Cell : 9494543024 e-mail :
  • Puneet said on September 13, 2014
    Hello All, I am planning to raise my own business of Ad Agency In Delhi. Can someone help me in setting up Ad Agency like capital and resources required to start. what are the major challenges to open. Please guide me. Email id -
  • anuj said on January 19, 2015
    anybody want to start advertisement business then contact me at +919999476702
  • sandeep i s said on February 27, 2015
    hai, i am sandeep. i,s .i am started a new advertising agency in eranakulam(kerala) . may i know whom should i contact to get hordings oder. kindly pls guide me (
  • irshad said on March 3, 2015
    Hello i am irshad i am started new advertising agency in taliparamb( kannur kerala) i wanted setup in hoarding materials cost
  • ashish said on March 26, 2015
    I want to start a business of advertisement in hoardings in Mumbai. I am well connected with the Govt.. machinery yet I want a financial partner. kindly get back to me if you are an investor.
  • Prabal said on April 1, 2015
    I am looking for a business partner who knows advertising business, to start advertising agency / business in Mumbai/ Navi Mumbai,India. May invest modest amount in the business. Anybody interested may please email me with brief details as early as possible.
  • ramu said on July 30, 2015
    Hi Sir/Madam, I have many ideas to do ads & very much interested in it. I don't the way to start an ad agency. So please give me a suggestion how to start a company. hyderabad
  • poonam said on October 2, 2015
    i want to start my advertising publication on weekly basis in my area i.e mira road thane, Maharashtra there is any law to start as only weekly printing advertising agency
  • Priyam said on December 1, 2015
    Hi,I am currently working as a copy writer in Mumbai.I want to set up my own ad agency by collaborating with like minded people who have a decent idea about the market, or have designing skills and who would want to start out in Mumbai.
  • reena chaudhuri said on February 17, 2016
    Hii am Reena,i want to open ad agency in delhi as well as in kolkata but i do not have enough money to spend. please send suggestion to my e-mail.
  • Dakshata Mithun Bhandare said on March 5, 2016
    If we want to start an Advertising Agency then what will be the investment & procedure to start it.Kalyan(East)Thane , Maharashtra
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    hi every one, i want to start road shows organizing agency so need your help that which vehicle should i buy in order to start the same. thanks
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