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27 Ways To Make Money With Instagram

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by True Miller, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. True Miller

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    If you're looking to monetize your instagram account then there's a tonne of possibilities.

    I've read through a few "make money with instagram" posts on the internet and found that the majority lack any actionable suggestions. While yes, growing a following, focussing on a niche, and posting regularly are all part of the game, if you've already got a decent following then you need a way to actually make money with your instagram followers.

    So here's 27.

    I hope you enjoy the read, and be sure to leave a comment if you have any questions or suggestions for further opportunities to make money with your Instagram account.

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    1. SELL SHOUTOUTS ON FIVERR
    Fiverr is a well-known site. You basically sell anything for $5. And a shoutout on an account with a decent following could rack you up plenty of $5s in no time at all.

    2. SELL CLOTHES TO YOUR FOLLOWERS

    If you run an Instagram account where you could sell clothes to your followers then you're in luck. Especially if you're in the luxury niche. Get some wholesale tees printed, perhaps some hats and jumpers, and rake in the profits.

    3. GET YOUR FOLLOWERS TO INSTALL MOBILE APPS
    There are a tonne of companies out there that run "referral schemes" and affiliate services. If you know there's a hot app out there, give it a google and find out if they have an affiliates section. If they do, then promote the app. People on Instagram are already on their mobiles, all you need to do is tell them the app rocks.

    4. PROMOTE ASOS PRODUCTS [NOT OFFERED AT PRESENT]
    Combining number 2 and 3, ASOS offers a great affiliate program. So if you're not too keen investing in some wholesale clothing then simply sell other people's clothing. ASOS is a worldwide brand that's hugely popular. It shouldn't be too difficult to get people to buy popular clothes from a popular store. And the best part is that you'll get a healthy commission for every sale. Plus, you only need to post your image once.

    5. SELL YOUR ACCOUNT

    This is obviously the easiest option. However, it's most likely going to be against Instagram's terms of service. Finding a buyer generally won't be too difficult, especially if the account is big. Contact businesses related to your niche, they'll be the best contenders likely to give you a chunk of cash for your account.

    6. SELL TEESPRING SHIRTS
    TeeSpring allows you to design your own clothes online, then sell them. Without ever having to touch a single product. They handle all the shipping, all the difficult stuff. You just post a picture and put a design on the front of a shirt on their site.

    7. PROMOTE NICHE RELATED INSTAGRAMMERS
    Helping other instagrammers grow there accounts is a lucrative way to monetize your instagram account. You can contact them directly or simply goto sites like Fiverr or SEOClerks.

    8. SELL GUIDES ON HOW TO MAKE MONEY WITH INSTAGRAM
    If you've got a big following, and you've got a few ways to make money with Instagram, people will trust you and buy your guides. It's not hard to come up with some ways to make money with Instagram. Hell, you could steal a few ideas from here. Provided you rewrite them and develop them of course. I'm sure I'll regret telling you that though.

    9. SELL IMAGE FEATURES
    Contact brands in your niche. Get them to pay you to take a photo of their products. Or better yet, contact other Instagrammers that want their image on the news feed of your followers.

    10. CONTACT NICHE-RELATED BUSINESSES & PROMOTE THEM
    There millions of firms out there. Marketing is a key component to 99.99% of businesses. At least successful ones. So contact them, tell them you can get their content out to loads of people. See what comes of it. You'll be surprised at how keen they are to jump on the Instagram bandwagon.

    11. PROMOTE MOBILE APPS THROUGH OGMOBI
    OGMobi is a great "CPA" network. They focus mostly on mobile marketing. Provided you're a tad computer savvy you'll be able to push people to install mobile apps and earn anywhere from $1 to $10+ per install.

    12. GET YOUR FOLLOWERS TO SIGN UP TO AN EMAIL LIST

    What better why to retain your followers than to get their email? This way you can promote your content, products and new ventures to them via 2 mediums. Instagram and eMail. If you're really sneaky you can sell the lists the companies you've already contacted about your promotions.

    13. PROMOTE AMAZON PRODUCTS

    Amazon, the worlds biggest online retailer, offers an affiliate scheme. You can sell literally anything on their site and get a commission. Don't turn up the opportunity to bank hard with this.

    14. SELL GUIDES ON HOW TO GROW YOUR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS

    If you've got a big instagram following then you're to model person that people will go to to buy an Instagram followers guide. Using sites like Sellfy.com you'll be able to sell digital products for minute fees. Package the guide nicely, perhaps buy some artwork on Freelancer.com, post it on Instagram, hey presto. Monetized Instagram account.

    15. SHOUTOUT OTHER INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS YOU OWN
    Share the wealth between your other assets. Your other Instagram accounts. If you're not fond of selling your main I account then grow other ones. Then sell them. Or branch out into other niches, grow your following, and use what you've already learned about monetizing your account.

    16. PROMOTE EBAY PRODUCTS
    Similarly to Amazon and ASOS, eBay also offers an affiliate scheme. It's a great place to find deals and cheap stuff that's selling. So drive your followers to listings and grab a sweet referral commission.

    17. SELL SHOUTOUTS ON SEOCLERKS
    SEOClerks, like Fiverr, but more geared towards internet marketers. This an amazing place to sell your Instagram services. There is a lot of competition here, but if you have a big following you can earn more than the measly $5 per shoutout that you'll earn from Fiverr.

    18. POST SPONSORED CONTENT THROUGH NGCLICK
    I've never personally tried NGClick, but it's supposed to be like Sponsored Tweets. They provide you with content, you post it, they pay you. It saves you contacting people and it saves people having to look for you.

    19. POST POSITIVE TESTIMONIALS OF REFERRAL SCHEMES
    There are tonnes of referral schemes out there where you don't need to sell anything. Most make money sites offer referral schemes. services such as pay $25 per referral. Freelancer.com is a great place too.

    20. PROMOTE MUSIC SNIPPETS FOR SMALL ARTISTS

    A relatively untouched niche. Contact small musicians and post snippets of their music. Potentially with a funny video. Make it go viral. You'll make money, and you'll help other people achieve their dreams too.

    21. PROMOTE COMPANIES THROUGH TAKUMI
    Takumi is an app that connects you to the businesses that you're looking for, kinda like NGClick.

    22. FIND CUSTOMERS ON INSTABRAND

    Again, pretty much the same as NGClick and Takumi.

    23. PROMOTE COUPON CODES
    If you're not fond of promote affiliate products then go with a program that will let you offer coupon codes. Your followers get a good deal and you get a payoff. Everyone's happy.

    24. REFER PEOPLE TO WEBCAM SITES
    If you run an "adult"(as far as is acceptable) on Instagram then you should drive people to webcam sites. Sites like Chaturbate and LiveJasmine. I'd advise going with CrakRevenue, they're a great network for this sort of stuff. Don't be tempted to post things that are TOO adult though. Softcore, soft... core.

    25. DO SPONSORED REPOSTS
    Instead of doing features and faffing, just contact people for a paid repost. Download the Repost app, whack the original posters name in the top (done by default), and done. If the contents good then there's no problem with this at all.

    26. AUTOMATE DMS TO YOUR FOLLOWERS

    Direct messaging is very powerful. Lots of people swipe past instagram photos, but everyone reads their DMs. Use software like MassPlanner to automate your messages. It's also a great piece of software for growing your Instagram accounts even more!

    27. PROMOTE SEOCLERKS SERVICES
    SEOClerks runs an affiliate scheme. That means you can sell Instagram followers to people already on Instagram. Product, placement, demand, supply, profit.

    I hope you've enjoyed the read. If you have any questions that leave a comment below. Also, which methods were your favourite? Have you had any experience with any of these methods? Do you have any suggestions?

    I look forward to hearing from you,


    Josh

    (This is a repost from my blog. Original source: http://truemiller.com/2016/01/14/27-ways-to-monetize-make-money-with-your-instagram-account.html)
     
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    A few good ideas here.
     
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    Thank You very much for the info, Sorry for the noob question, Do i have to update the bio each time with new link when i want to promote different things? Is it safe?
     
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    This can be transferred to most other social networks too, especially Twitter.

    Not much else other than to get started with niche research, you pretty much nailed the rest of it ;).
     
  5. True Miller

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    Thanks! And yes, the same concepts generally apply across the board.
     
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    Some good suggestions here. I've recently tested the teespring idea again and it still works.
     
  7. True Miller

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    Awesome! I've never tried it myself but it's a lucrative business for some. What products do you push?
     
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    This. Any tips on how you do it? Spamming smart link?
     
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    Either mass spam with many IG accounts or grow a gaming related authority IG profile and put your link in the bio. Not sure if this saves you from the ban hammer.
     
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    Miller has been killing it with some of these posts lately. Simple ways to make money with Instagram, yet many people overlook a lot of these. Thank you Miller!
     
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    Remove your referral links.
     
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    My Question.. How many accounts can I place my App Download link in? Without a ban or anything of that sort?
     
  13. True Miller

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    Put masked app install wall under bio, post game related content, automate all Instagram stuff with Mass Planner.
     
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    This is obviously relative to each person individually. It depends. If you post good content you shouldn't be banned at all!
     
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    Thanks for contributing to BHW.
    On a side note, it's ok if you put referral / affiliate links in your blog.
    But please remove the aff links of BHW. That's not allowed here.
     
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    Thanks for the websites,i m mad at these takumi guys they have only iphone app..
     
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    Awwh that sucks :( Can't you emulate it?
     
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    Thanks for the ideas OP, most of which can be used across all networks as others have said. Love it
     
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    thanks for this, OP. I've been spending time on preparing a foolproof IG method, I could totally do with some of the ways you mentioned here. Now for the tougher part: actually getting the following :confused:

    Cheers!
     
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    Thanks for the idea.

    Will looking forward into it. :)