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Creative ways to monetize a 20k account related to weed

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Shiner, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. Shiner

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    Hi guys, im looking for a way to monetize an 20k IG account, the niche is weed/weed smokers.
    What ways are there ?

    Thanks.
     
  2. SeoWrecker

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    Hmmm.. Start selling weed.
     
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    Find a seller, i see them all the time on IG.
    They usually ship it, and email them asking about doing business together, you promote their page and make some sales, etc.

    Or start selling products related to weed,
    find creative, awesome bongs, pipes, grinders, etc.
    Create a shop of items :)
     
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    I agree with Thenub!
    You can find wholesale glass for so cheap on Chinese wholesale sites like DHgate and tons more. Good deals. Bongs and pipes are at least 5 times cheaper than head shop prices. I have actually thought about doing this before while baked hahaha. Your strong following makes this a good idea for you!
     
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    I can buy it from you?
     
  6. grimkazeshini

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    selling shoutouts for shops, selling weed products, even weed clothing items things in that nature
     
  7. avilux

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    Just be careful mate. I got my 41K cannabis banned a while back. I started more and they're doing fine now, but IG still is iffy with that niche. One of the largest, @weedstagram420 got his banned 3 times. I've seen plenty other big MMJ accounts go down. It's really easy to monetize the niche. Sell merch that's actually useful to stoners. Promote local dispensaries. MMJ CPA if you can find some. Shoutouts but those pay literally nothing compared to other options. Flip the account. 20K isn't much, but MMJ is easy to grow in once you get the numbers down.
     
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  8. Shiner

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    Thanks guys, i was thinking about an "online shop" the problem is you need to deal with a lot of logistics - Ordering from Chinese sites. Storing. Shipping and other issues.
    Am i wrong ?

    avliux - what is MMJ ? meaning of "Flip the account"
    I think that selling weed(or scaming)/promoting weed sellers will get my IG account banned in no time.
     
  9. seshes

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    Do you have any clues to as why they banned your account? or why they ban weed instas ?
     
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    I wouldn´t sell weed because it is illegal, but the answer is simple: sell food.
     
  11. Saaaamurai420

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    I got a million cannabis related followers, around 80k on instagram. companies will approach you when you have a good account because this niche has just not enough advertising possibilities as it seems! local dispensaries won't work with you because your audience is too broad for them, makes no sense...pm me if you need more info!
     
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  12. avilux

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    MMJ is just a short version of Medical Marijuana. And of course, you do not sell weed or promote online weed sellers. *Most weed "sellers" on IG are scams anyways, or just stupid. Since they could sell either illegally through the darknets a lot safer and continue their customer base, or if they want to sell legally they could use certain apps. (Legally of course in states that allow rec usage)

    I'm just saying contact Dispensaries in the states of Colorado, Washington, Alaska, Oregon, and District of Columbia (Washington D.C.) which allow REC + MMJ 100% legally.
    A good state to contact is California since they're most likely going to legalize recreational very soon, but they have a ton of MMJ stores. You're allowed to promote licensed sellers.

    And for the shop, that's a good idea. I know someone who started an online vape shop a few months ago, and they said they're making thousands every month now. Of course, the shop looks REALLY good, and I'm sure he did good work with SEO and social media promotion. Sure handling logistics may not be fun, but in the end it's worth it. If you don't like dealing with the fact that shipping from China is complicated (takes a long time, language barriers, etc.) then you can buy from manufacturers/dropship from companies in the US for a higher price. It really depends what you think is worth more. I think personally customers prefer faster shipping, so even though it would cost more working with US businesses, as long as you focus on getting a crap ton of customers, you'll still be making good money.

    And @saaaamurai420 local dispensaries will work with you if you have an account for local bases. Plus a lot of dispensaries are actually connected, meaning the same owner owns like 20-50 of them. You have to get in contact with the higher ups, since sometimes the same branch crosses state lines and at that point they'd love to work with you. They can also give you a lot of great connections with others in the business who promote great products.

    Here's an idea for you to truly grow your MMJ IG into an empire. Make 100 MMJ accounts, put them on FL and get them to at least 10-20K again. Make a couple for each legalized state. For example: One for colorado the state itself. Another one for the Denver area. Another one for the second largest area with dispensaries.

    In Denver alone, there's HUNDREDS of shops. It's crazy how you can go to one shop and further down the street there's like 2 more. But hey, that's not a bad thing at all ;)

    And @seshes I think it's because I might've gotten reported. I absolutely loved my account because I got great engagement and it was great connecting with stoners. Some people got angry though because I didn't credit them. I credited MOST people, but managing many accounts, sometimes I just didn't have the time to research where I found a picture from. Plus people were submitting pictures sometimes that weren't theirs, and I just didn't look into it and ehh. One person in particular got VERY angry at me the same day I got banned, however what's ironic is a few hours later I apologized to him and credited him.. and he apologized as well. Maybe.. he reported me and that screwed me? If not him, all it takes is a couple reports and for iffy niches like MMJ IG could easily take it down. I remember #weed used to be banned as well, however I think it's been up for some time now. I guess IG is getting more lenient slowly.

    Really, you can take this many ways. Just be creative. Download the Massroots app to find more Cannabis companies to contact. It's like a social media network for stoners. I think it has like half a million users at this point.