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Best way to monetize IG: CPA, Amazon Affiliate, or shoutouts

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by supermex, May 11, 2017.

  1. supermex

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    Hey guys,

    I spent the last month on building my Instagram "empire" with Massplanner. I manage accounts from different social networks, but let's stick with IG here. So I run about 40 IG accounts right now (15 already beyond 1k, active settings - 25 still in warmup stage) and now I think it's time to start monetizing. And that leads us right to the question: Which is the best way to monetize the accounts? I know... you can't give a specific answer to this as it depends on the niche etc... But let's discuss what's the best way in general.

    These are the options I'm currently taking a closer look at:

    - OGads (or general PPC campaigns), (landing pages, per conversion around 0.08 - 0.4€ from personal experience

    - Amazon Affiliate: (Here in the EU you get between 3-10% per sale from your affiliate link, so it depends on the price - So for a gadget that costs 10€ you could earn 1€ in the best case per sale)

    - Normal Shoutouts: Is this still a good way to monetize? I think the account has to be really big to find people who want shoutouts...

    If you know other options you can share them of course :)
     
  2. mak3r

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    I don't recommend you monetizing very small accounts (<10k) because there is simply no decent money to be made in this, and you start to show your true intentions to your first loyal followers.
     
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    I am in the same place . got 100ig accounts, 50with CPA offers, and I have no idea what to do with the other half,
    I think that I am going to make a move on 50amz niche sites. but let's see what the big dogs think :cool:
     
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    Yeah, makes sense. But if you get beyond the 10k, how should you monetize them? Rather linking niche specific Amazon products or Ogads etc?
     
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    Hi, I have a 14k+ account in the fitness niche and the only way I have monetized it yet were shoutouts. People often ask me for shoutouts and I sold two for only 5€ each just to try it out. I think to make big money you need at least 50k+ followers.
     
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    Amazon doesn't allow IG links. My affiliate account was shut down for having a link in my bio.
     
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    Oh really?? Is it written somewhere in the Amazon Guidelines that this is forbidden? That doesn't make sense... I mean why would Amazon be against Instagram traffic?
     
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    I called them up and they didn't give me a good reason.
     
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    Are you sure the ban was because of the links in Instagram? I don't see any reason why IG should be forbidden, people use those affiliate links everywhere, YouTube etc...