Day by day the number of users of Instagram is increasing rapidly. Now Instagram is one of the most popular and powerful social media in this age.
Since January, it’s gained 100 million monthly active users, with the whole currently sitting at a hefty 400 million monthly and 75 million daily users.
That is pretty surprising. So it’s no surprise that brands are now showing more interest on Instagram than in the past.
So what does that mean?
Now, this is the perfect time for focusing on Instagram.
If you take it seriously and put some time into it you can easily find yourself in a position where you can start making money by using your Instagram account.
Make a decision about what you wanna do.
I will guide you on how you can make some serious income through Instagram and take yourself in the right places.
Are you ready? Then let’s start the money-making race.
How to Make Money on Instagram:
1. Affiliate Marketing:
Affiliate marketing is one of the most popular earning systems online. Not only Instagram but also YouTubers and Bloggers also do affiliate. This is basically when you promote a service or product and get paid per sale.
With an Instagram account, your post/share attractive as well as quality images and highlight their products or services and drive sales through your affiliate URL (this should be provided by your affiliate company or organization).
There are so many companies that offer affiliates. But I suggest you start with these companies:
- Ebates: In Ebates you have to refer people that love deals and discounts. If they accept then you will get a commission.
- Shareasale: Go to their website and sign up for their affiliate program, get approval from them and start promoting their products or services. In some affiliate programs, it is easy to get approval from companies if you have a website or blog besides Instagram.
- Stylinity: If you are a fashion blogger then Stylinity is definitely for you. You have to promote their affiliate link. When someone purchases something by using this link you will get a commission.
You can put your affiliate link (provided by the company) on your Instagram account bio or on your post caption. You can use a URL shorter to shorten your affiliate URL so that when people buy something by using your link, you get a sale, and here sale means commission.
This type of marketing is particularly popular with fashion items like clothes, makeup, sunglasses, etc.
If you are involved in the travel industry or love to travel then you could try to set up and use affiliate marketing for venues, residential hotels, restaurants.
Affiliate marketing is great for beauty bloggers, as you can invite people and your followers to “shop the look”. These methods are more effective than a direct sales type pitch.
2. Create Sponsored Posts (Find Sponsors)
If you have many followers on your Instagram account then you can earn extra money by creating sponsored ads or content for brands.
In a nutshell, the sponsored content on Instagram is a video or picture that somehow highlights a product or service or a particular brand.
It’s very important that any products or services or brands you promote via Instagram are a good fit for your own personal image as well as a personality on Instagram.
3. Sell Your Photos
Instagram is one of the best photo-sharing social media. Here you can find photos of so many categories such as nature, portrait, fashion, travel, landscape, art, etc.
So why not use Instagram to showcase your photography?
If you love to take photos or you are a professional photographer then Instagram is a great platform to advertise and sell your own captured photos to either agencies or individuals. Make sure to add your unique watermark to your photos and use the captions to list all selling details in a clear and concise manner. Don’t forget to use hashtags relevant to your photos to pull people towards your photos and get a conversation going with individuals or influential photography agencies.
I suggest you put your Instagram photos for sale to these two reputed sites:
- Community Foap
4. Sell Your Instagram Account
Yes! You can sell your Instagram account at a handsome price.
That means all your hard work on Instagram has not gone to waste. You can easily sell your Instagram account if you can no longer manage it.
I will suggest you two best sites where you can sell your Instagram account:
- Viral accounts
- Fame swap
So set up your mind and Make it Happen! Good Luck!