Instagram is an incredible opportunity to be able to start making money and monetize your traffic. E-commerce, sale of services, advertising, and product placement, everything is possible!
Instagram started out as an image-sharing app with only a small team. She found a focal point in modern society that combined vanity, social media, and a shift to visual media. And then one day, Mr. Zuckerberg decided to pay a billion dollars to acquire it. Today, Instagram ranks 7th on the list of the 15 most popular social networking sites. Here’s how to build a solid Instagram account and start earning your first bucks.
Start building a strong follower base
The success of social media marketing is almost directly proportional to having a long list of followers, or rather followers. You only need a certain number of Instagram followers! The more you have, the more “seen” you are and the more likely you are to turn leads into sales.
There are several ways to grow your followers on Instagram. Some of the most effective ways have been highlighted by Melyssa Griffin, such as: liking photos in her niche, socializing, asking people to follow you, running contests, and more.
Also, don’t forget to follow and post on multiple hashtags in your niche.
Always provide a link to your blog or site
Product links and backlinks to your blog are crucial when it comes to making money on Instagram! Every image, video, or whatever you share should include CTAs (in this case, links to your blog or where they can buy the item).
Also, be sure to place an item number or tag that could make it easier to purchase. Instagram also allows a clickable link in the story once you have over 10,000 followers!
Share quality images
Nothing will attract your potential customers or monetize your account more than high quality, beautiful images.
Show your followers what your brand is with images that appeal to their visual senses. Show off your products, tell your brand story, create graphically altered images and get creative.
If you are a gymnastics department for example, you could show pictures of handsome guys working out. If you’re a yogurt seller, share images of your product and maybe other ways to use that yogurt in your recipes.
Make sure to always share photos of your latest products. For example, you could write a new book. Take a cool photo of the cover and share it with a release date.
Using the video function
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a video (which has almost thousands of pictures) worth? You do the math!
Thanks to Instagram’s latest feature (and competition with its main rival, Vine), you have a 15-second video sharing option that you can get creative with.
Create a personal message for your fans and let them know why you think they should try your new product. Or maybe you could share a quick 15-second process on how you build your designs.
There is no limit to the creativity you can have with making videos!
Making money on Instagram is a lot of ink.
You’ve certainly heard that influencers make a lot of money with their Instagram accounts, right? Unless you came across this article by chance, know that we are going to see concretely how to make money with your Instagram account.
You also need to know something before you start. There is an Instagram Coptic and simply posting photos. And, there is to be an Instagram account for business purposes. Right from the start, and especially if you want to make money with Instagram, you’ll need to be clear about your goals.
Maybe you already know it, but the social media business is getting bigger and bigger. Moreover, it was said that in 2019, the remuneration of influencers had exploded, I am not even telling you for the year 2020. And, even, it is obvious that will always be greater in the years to come.
In fact, if there is so much potential to make money with Instagram, it’s especially since brands entered the platform. It used to be a simple app for posting photos.
According to Instagram Business, it is said that 60% of people use it to discover new and trendy products. 80% follow at least one brand. Now is the time and the way for brands to approach their customers, in a more intimate way, of sorts. Brands therefore have everything to gain:
More customers who will discover another facet of the brand.
A better understanding of the target with the exchanges that this implies
Find intermediaries like influencers who will spread the brand to other potential customers.
In fact, it is thanks to this ecosystem that influencers and the people who get into it will be able to make money on Instagram.
We will therefore be able to start and see how you can generate more than substantial amounts thanks to your favorite social network!
1 Publish sponsored posts
2 Place affiliate links
2.1 Sell physical or digital products.
2.2 Become a brand ambassador
2.3 Earn money by selling skills
2.4 Offer your services as artists.
2.5 Create masks and filters for Instagram.
3 How To Make Money On Instagram: The FAQ
3.1 Can you make money when you only have 1000 followers?
3.2 How many followers does it take to start making money?
3.3 How to get Instagram followers fast?
3.4 How to find partnerships on Instagram?
4 Conclusion: How Rich Are You Going To Get On Instagram?
4.1 The final word
I had to start there. This is clearly the most popular way to make money on Instagram. You know the power of word of mouth, don’t you? Well, the principle of sponsored posts simply follows this practice.
Companies will pay influencers to talk about a product or service. The post will be more or less expensive depending on the audience niche, the number of subscribers and the engagement rate (we will see this point below).
For example, Lena Situation does it very well, between different positions that are not sponsored.
In fact, the reason posts cost so much is because people are more willing to buy if someone tells them about it. An inflector will take the time to explain the principle of the product etc. In addition, we are often in mimicry with influencers. Basically, we want to be like them and therefore have the same products as them.
This is why selling on instagram works so well. This is also why there is a paradox on the platform. You don’t have to be a celebrity to make a living on Instagram. Simply having an audience. This is what will make a brand interested and pay someone to talk about their products. If you are just starting out, this may be the right option for you.
Place affiliate links
If you don’t know what affiliation is, I’ll explain it to you quickly. In effect, you’re going to put a (referral) link from a company that will pay you a commission for each sale.
In fact, a lot of instagramers use this option to earn money on a regular basis. This is definitely the easiest method because you don’t have to create your own product.
If you do it right, you can even make a lot of money from it. The only thing to understand is that you will need to have traffic and especially choose the right programs. Some affiliate programs only pay you pennies (I’m thinking of Amazon, for example) while others are very generous.
It’s up to you to use and select the best affiliate programs that pay well. In addition, you should choose links to products or services that you really like. You will make sales more easily, logically.
To find programs that make you affiliate, look at the top brands in your industry. Do you have a profile in sport and fitness? Look at clothing companies, dietary supplements, etc.
Making money on Instagram with affiliate links is the easiest and casually easy way to get you big (especially if you have good traffic to your page).
Here’s where you should place your affiliate link (on your bio page, of course)
Remember that on the other posts in your account, the links you will insert are not clickable. This, therefore, means that you should instead put links only in your bio.
Sell physical or digital products.
Yes, outside of sponsored posts and affiliate links, you can take the bull by the horns. This is how you will make even more money and become the master of your business. In fact, if you are selling your own products, you will be branding and advertising at the same time.
This is why many influencers decide to create their own products at some point.
A new platform has just been released that will greatly help you sell products on Instagram. It’s called Square Online and you have to admit, it’s awesome.
sell a product on Instagram
You can create your store in just a few clicks.
And, you can also embed it on your Instagram profile for convenience.
OPEN YOUR STORE
In fact, this tool is great because it takes Instagram posts from your feed and turns them into an e-commerce site in 3 easy steps:
Register on Square.
Connect your Instagram account to Square.
Mark the items in your Instagram posts that you want to sell.
Here! your store is finalized! Isn’t that crazy? I think it’s going to improve the lives of a lot of influencers. It was so necessary, in fact.
This is what it will look like with Square
You can use Square for free and simply pay the transaction fees. Later, you can upgrade to a higher level to avoid paying the fees. But, first, make sales!
Of course, you can choose other ecommerce platforms and read the article to learn about platforms to sell digital products (if that’s what interests you).
Also, know that selling your products is not incompatible with selling the products of others. You can diversify your sources of income and offer cool products to your audience.
For example, Pilot Patrick put the link of his book.
No problem with what you are selling. Do you have an audience? People who follow you and love what you do? Offer them a nice product in line with your values.
Become a brand ambassador
Again, this is a type of compensation that is very popular with influencers. Sponsored posts work well on Instagram, but most businesses want to build long-term relationships with influencers. They are therefore regularly looking for brand ambassadors capable of promoting a company over the long term.
Since Instagram is the most preferred channel for influencer marketing, it’s a great place for users to find brand ambassador programs.
You should know that being a brand ambassador has other privileges than just making money over the long term. (But, hey, that’s still a big advantage, we agree).
Not only do brands pay brand ambassadors, but they also offer to create capsule collections and co-branded products, for example. There are lots of examples of this type. This means that you will then have the opportunity to be able to indirectly create a product with the brand of your choice. In the idea, it’s still huge.
When I told you that this was an opportunity for you, I was telling you very sincerely indeed.