Instagram! It’s one of my favorite social networks. Did you know that you can make money (and a good bit of money at that) on Instagram? I actually made 80% of sales from my previous store from Instagram alone. There are a bunch of different ways how you can earn money from Instagram.
Take a look…
Making money on Instagram with Flash Sales
Flash sales are pop up or surprise sales that a merchant will host. They can be daily, once a week, once a month, or more infrequently. When I sold my products on Instagram, I did so with flash sales, hosted with Spreesy.
Spreesy is a free platform that helps you host your sales on networks like Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. It’s free to join and they take a small percentage of your sales as their fee. It is super duper affordable.
How it works:
Step 1): Open an Instagram account (if you don’t already have one) and get followers (check out my Skyrocket your Instagram Following ebook to find out how)
Step 2): Open a free Spreesy account
Step 3:) Add products to your Spreesy account
Step 4:) Go into Spreesy to facilitate the sale and post your product to Instagram
Easy, peasy! The trick is to build a loyal, engaged following that follows your niche. So, if you sell home decor and housewares, build an audience that loves those products. Do you sell your preloved clothing? Cater to an audience who likes used clothing, deals, vintage and related products. Make sense?
My Skyrocket your Instagram Following ebook will be a BIG HELP to you in this department of building up a loyal, engaged following. I grew my flash sale Instagram account from 3K to over 90K followers in a year part time!
My ebook is just $20 and well worth it. You can set up your store in time for the upcoming holiday season and earn some big bucks in time for the season!
Making Money on Instagram as an Influencer
What’s an influencer? Someone who can influence the public to “follow” their actions, so to speak. So, an example of this would be Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton. These are HUGE influencers. Some small influencers might be a popular fashion blogger or Youtube sensation with hundreds of thousands or millions of followers.
How do you become an influencer? Post epic stuff often, grow a following, rinse and repeat. As an influencer, you get paid to post on your social networks.
For example, if you are a fashion influencer, brands might approach you to post their sale on your Instagram account or might offer to send you free clothes plus a fee for styling, modeling, and getting photographed in their stuff, plus posting on your Instagram account, of course. Get it?
There are influencer networks that you can work with that will hook you up with companies and brands to work with or you can do it on your own.
The influencers I’ve worked with in the past charged anywhere from $30 to $600 to post on their Instagram account.
Their followers ranged from several hundred thousand followers to million of followers and more importantly, their likes were from 4,000-40,000+ on every single post they put on their Insta account.
Make Money on Instagram with Sponsored Posts
This is similar to influencer money making. You hook up with a sponsored post network like Massive Sway, for example and a brand will pay you to post on your account.
Some networks may have minimums, some may not. And, when I say minimums, I mean the minimum number of followers required in order to be considered for a campaign.
Here are some sponsored post networks to get you started:
Want to read more on Instagram?
Check out these posts:
- How to get 100,000 Instagram Followers Fast
- 5 Tips to Skyrocket your Instagram Following
- Case Study: How to get 150 Instagram Followers Per Week For Free
Tips to Optimize your Instagram Account
To keep your Instagram account looking professional and gorgeous, follow these simple tips:
- Completely fill out your profile including website url (if applicable), email address, etc.
- Add a bio photo
- Post frequently
- Use hashtags
Share your favorite ways to make money on Instagram.
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