How to make money with Instagram
Using social media to make a profit is a really tough challenge. In addition to the competition, to date, the variables involved are many. However, you may have very clear ideas about your project and it is likely that you already have a good number of followers. But you don’t know what to do to make money with Instagram . You know few ways to monetize a profile and would therefore like to know more. For these reasons, you searched the net for an in-depth analysis and arrived on my blog.
In the following guide, in fact, I will help you to make the most of the social of instant photos, in order to get noticed by companies brand or in order to promote your personal business. Also, I’ll explain how you can make money on Instagram. Are you ready? Well, then I’d say it’s time to get started.
How to make money with Instagram
The first thing you need to know if you intend to make money on Instagram, is that, for the moment, it is not possible to earn directly from the photographic social network. The same thing I said about earning on Facebook applies.
However, there are many indirect methods that, if combined with the right strategy, will allow you to convert your Instagram followers into constant income . You may be able, for example, to increase sales or to have more visits to your blog. But let’s proceed in order.
How Instagram works
Instagram is a social network based on the pictures. This means that 99% of the content you will find on this social network will be photos or videos, permanent or timed, but in any case, it will be content with a high visual impact.
Instagram is a “lightweight” application, designed to be used in spare time. Interacting on this social network is as simple as touching your phone screen. Thanks to images, you can communicate with users without the need for text. The description, in fact, often comes in handy simply to insert hashtags or short phrases.
For Instagram, the text is so insignificant that the social network itself limits its use, establishing a maximum of usable characters and, above all, by preventing you from using links in posts.
This means that everything that happens on Instagram stays on Instagram (or almost).
Users with fewer than 10,000 followers can insert a single link in their profile, precisely in the Instagram Bio. Instead, users with more than 10 thousand followers , can insert links in their Stories , but I will tell you about this later.
How do you I said, Instagram is based on images. So, if you want to attract the attention of the public, you will have to upload beautiful images and photos , which are impactful, in short.
Some time ago, I wrote a guide in which you I revealed the secrets to be able to grow easily on Instagram. I advise you to retrieve it, because the number of your followers may depend on your income on Instagram.
How many followers do you need to make money on Instagram?
There is no minimum number of followers after which you can start earning with Instagram. Indeed, in reality, the number of followers is quite irrelevant. To make money on IG, in fact, it is not quantity that counts, but quality.
But what does it mean to have quality followers? It means having real followers, active, involved and interested in your content, because this type of follower is a type of user who could buy any products sponsored by you, and consequently, could allow you to earn.
You can earn with Instagram a lot or a little, with many subscribers and with few subscribers. It all depends on the type of user you will have on the other side.
How to make money on Instagram with few followers
Obviously, having many followers on Instagram makes it easier to work, and life. With many followers, statistically, there will be more people or companies potentially willing to buy your product or ask you for collaborations. However, this does not mean that with few followers you cannot “monetize” your Instagram profile as much.
It depends on the theme of your account and the quality of yours contents . I can assure you that, if you have built a good profile, followed by real and active users, even with few followers, you will be able to earn something. Maybe not much to get a salary out of us, but a little something you will undoubtedly get.
Furthermore, if you have an active user and if you use the right hashtag , some company your industry may notice you and contact you to offer you a collaboration or affiliation. In that case, it would not matter that your profile has 1000, 10,000 or 100,000 followers, because if your user was active, business partners would arrive anyway.
The “secret” to having an active user, is about creating interesting content. So try to find a topic on which you are extremely competent and knowledgeable and carve out a niche on Instagram. If you are passionate about sports, try to publish images or photographs related to sports activities, identify the right hashtags among the most used and publish regularly.
Share a lot of content between images, videos and Stories. Try to involve users in a homogeneous way, try to give your followers what they are looking for. In this way, not only can you start earning with Instagram with just a few followers, but you can also increase the number of followers, growing your account and, with it, the chances of making cash.
How to make money on Instagram with affiliates
If you manage to exceed 10,000 followers , your earning chances will grow exponentially. In fact, reaching this goal, Instagram will give you the possibility to insert external links in the Stories with the swipe up function. Unfortunately, only in Instagram Stories, because in the posts it will not be possible to add links, unless you do it in the comments. In any case, this shouldn’t be a problem.
If you can grow your account to the 10,000 followers threshold, with the ability to insert external links, a whole world of possibilities opens up for you. because you can use numerous affiliate programs and services.
To give you a practical example, by subscribing to the Amazon affiliate program , you can insert links to products for sale on the e – largest commerce in the world. And if someone makes a purchase starting from your link, you will be awarded a commission , variable up to 10% of the value of the purchased item, for a maximum of € 10.00 per single commission. More information on this can be found at this address.
Imagine you’ve created a very popular Instagram account with active users, where you post your best shots. Now imagine publishing a Story in which you insert a link that refers to the lens or camera you use for your shots. If you’re wondering what this situation can lead to, the answer is simple and it’s called earning.
Your followers are users who like beautiful photos and know that with that camera and that lens you managed to take amazing photos. For this reason, they will be pushed to buy the products you have recommended, because they have seen the excellent results you have obtained on your profile. Plus, they trust you. All this will translate into a profit opportunity for you.
So try to take care of your account, make it professional, engaging and interesting, show your followers your reliability and then go in search of Affiliate services convenient to promote products and earn with Instagram thanks to commissions on sales.
How to sell on Instagram
Using online affiliate programs is definitely a great way to make money with Instagram. So why not take the next step and become an Instagram seller?
Why not try selling directly on Instagram , promoting the products of your store, your e- commerce or using Instagram itself as if it were an e-commerce? If you want to know how, I refer you to this guide, more complete and detailed.
In this post, however, I’ll just tell you that you can sell on Instagram in a concrete way. And if you manage to build a good profile, you can generate substantial revenues, especially if you already receive a lot of likes and comments from your followers (because it means that they are interested in your activities on the social network).
For example, if you built an Instagram account focused on your passion for sailing and tried to sell snowsuits, it would be very unlikely that someone would buy them. If, on the other hand, I sold nautical equipment, the chances of success would grow exponentially.
How to make money on Instagram with a blog
As we have seen a few paragraphs above, once 10,000 followers, Instagram will give you the possibility to insert external links in the Stories, in addition to the link to your website that you can insert in the bio. So why not use Instagram right away to promote your blog or your e-commerce?
A great way to generate a stream of revenue from Instagram, in fact, is to use it to capture the attention of the public and then transfer this attention to the blog , where you can insert advertisements, sponsored products, affiliations or even guest posts. How do you say? Don’t know how to start a blog? No problem, follow the dedicated tutorial to understand how to do it.
In any case, try to draw the attention of your followers to your site, use the description of your photos to tell them that on your site you have published a new post. Also, if you have more than 10,000 followers, insert a link to your site in the Stories and publish many within 24 hours. Also highlight some of them.
Use Stories to strengthen the bond that exists between you and your followers and create a “dialogue” with them. In this way, your followers will be more and more active and captured by your content. And as I already told you, active and participating users will translate into huge earning opportunities.
Remember, though, that there are no magic formulas for making money with Instagram. You, with your charisma and credibility, will have to convince your followers to click on your link or buy the product you are sponsoring.