With more than 500 million active users, Instagram currently ranks among the top social media platforms in the world. It once started as a platform where people only share pictures, but it has evolved to become more than that. In our last two posts, I told you ways you can monetize both Facebook and Twitter. To complete the trinity, we are going to be doing the same for our Instagram lovers. So, sit back, relax and dive right in.
You can make money on Instagram by creating and sharing quality contents to your followers. It can be in form of images, videos, or whatnot. Also, you must ensure that the content you are sharing is related to what you are promoting. You can create contents for yourself and you don’t have to be a brand ambassador to be used by a brand.
Sharing sponsored post
You can earn cool cash by creating and sharing a sponsored post, as long as you have an incredible number of followers. A lot of big brands pay top celebrities with thousands of followers to share the company`s sponsored post. However, you don’t need to be a celebrity before you start sharing a sponsored post of big brands. All you need to have is enough followers and have influence over them. With proper network and information, you can have an idea of how much you should charge your clients. Cristiano Ronaldo charges £310,000 per sponsored post, making him one of the top 10 influencers in the world.
Selling your pictures
For those of you that are photogenic, you can make a lot of money by selling your pictures through Instagram to individuals or companies.
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Promoting and selling your products and services
If you have a business and you need to promote sales, you can post a lovely picture or video which gives a description of your business. Services like Printful can help handle your merchandise. All you have to do is relax and watch them make you some cash. Also, you can decide to promote yourself if you don’t have a business in mind. If you are a good artist, you can take the picture of your artwork and advertise it on Instagram. This can help you create awareness and help drive in customers from all around the world.
Just like Twitter and Facebook, you can make money on Instagram through affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is on the rise, thanks to social media. To become an affiliate marketer is quite easy, all you need to do is promote a product and you get paid per successful sale. You post images highlighting brand products and services on Instagram, drive sales through their URL provided by your affiliate brand.
There are certain contests on Instagram you can get involved with to make money. It can vary from doing a live video or lip-syncing to a song where the originator chooses a winner. With a good audience and active followers, you should not have a problem of pulling massive votes when it comes to the voting for winner stage.
Selling your Instagram page
Are you tired of your Instagram page? Do you want to deactivate it? Well, I have a better idea. You can sell it and make money from it. You would be surprised by how much money you can make by just selling off your Instagram account.
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