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How do people make 6 figures on instagram?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by SirJenkins, May 20, 2016.

  1. SirJenkins

    SirJenkins Newbie

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    How does it all work and how many followers do you need? I know it's not that simple, but.... These kids are making crazy amounts of cash using IG.
     
  2. JustChillin

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    You're asking the wrong questions. It's true that the amount of followers they have is big, but it's irrelevant to how much they make to be honest. There are people with way less/more followers than them making a lot less money. If you have a good idea/plan, you should try and execute it as sooner as possible. You can be making a lot of money too with not so many followers.
     
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    I couldn't agree more. It's not an easy task, but with the right amount of dedication and a well structured plan everything is possible on instagram.
     
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    They work hard and know what they're doing, just like all successful people in all industries.
     
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    W9go Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    there are always people earning somewhere ... they found what works for them.
    i am also growing my accounts and have no plan jet how i will monetize them ...
     
  6. supercarenthusiast9

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    I have an account in the cars niche with 21k followers and engagement of 1100 likes per photo average, yet i haven't made anything lol.. I just dont know how to start the ball rolling.
     
  7. radis

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    Its definitely not about how many followers you have. Its more about creativity and execution. If you have laser targeted followers, you can make decent paper with less than 100k. I know a guy with about 100k and he did 1.2m sales in 2015
     
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  8. siasat

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    well i think you can sell or blog using your instagram
     
  9. freqee

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    If you are saying you don't have a plan yet to monetize and are just growing your accounts, you are just wasting your time.

    When you decide what kind of account you are starting, you should already have an idea of what type of product or service you are going sell/promote. This is business 101. You may adjust later on, but never start something without a roadmap with how it will make money. It's so pointless and a waste of time unless you are just doing it for fun.

    Don't just start a "nature" account without a plan on how to monitize it. I'm serious here, that is is really amateurish business sense.
     
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    Selling what? Seriously, what sells on Instagram... phone accessories, weight loss, ?
     
  11. Simplyliving

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    If you are just growing your accounts it is NOT a waste of time. you could sell your car niche account right now for about $500 im guessing. i'd have to take a look at it for an exact estimate. and you probably put what, $0 into it? that's a $500 profit right there. Growing accounts is not a waste if you grow them right or grow them to sell.
    I've sold about $1,000 in T-shirts in about 2 months. it's all about how you market it and what you sell.
    I started selling the t-shirts at 20k followers and had many orders in the first 2-3 weeks. It's really all about the niche. if you target your niche with a nice looking t-shirt related to the niche it'll probably sell. (note i print the T-shirts by myself, for free, at school) but you can always find someone who prints them cheap
     
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  12. supercarenthusiast9

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    Well done mate, that is pretty impressive considering you made 500 a month from t-shirts ALONE.. :eek: I am in the car niche at 21k followers and with 1100 - 1200 likes average. If you can give me a hand please PM me, because I also want to ask you a few questions :)
     
  13. radis

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    Yep simplyliving nailed it. Anything will sell if you market it properly.
     
  14. SteveHolt

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    This ^^

    I personally know many people, myself included that fit the bill. These are people who have a total following of at least 1m, are in a good niche like fitness, fashion, or travel. and hustle hard. They have monthly shoutout contracts with major brands.

    They also are members of sites like IG Shoutouts, where they can sell promos to major brands :)

    -SH
     
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    good read. thanks for posting.
     
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    People work hard to make this money and will not give out their secrets to do so.
     
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    Start a brand. There have been so many successful brands started on IG its nuts. The platform is a goldmine if you do it right.
     
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    sorry to rain on your parade, but the real money is more like $1k a day.
    what is 6 figure? 100k and 999k is a huge difference.
     
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    1100 likes is pretty low engagement. Is it the same for other accounts within your niche having the similar followers?
     
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    I dont agree. If he has 20k followers and 1k likes - that is 5% engagement. And that is excellent. Average on IG is way below 3%, google it. And I can tell you first hand - 3% is an awesome number as well.