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How is this young girl making $600k a month off Instagram?

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  1. a-jani

    a-jani Junior Member

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    Hello guys,

    I recently came across this 'entrepreneur' named Gretta Van Riel.

    She appears to own 3 successful online companies...

    1. Skinny Me Tea - weight loss tea
    2. Drop Bottle - water bottles
    3. The Fifth Watches - watches

    From a little digging and her own admission in interviews, it seems she makes a fortune selling this stuff online!

    Apparently she even said she makes $600k a month from her tea site!

    Now, what I'm trying to figure out is HOW?! All these products have been done before, and they don't appear to do much advertising.

    But, what I can tell is that they use their INSTAGRAM accounts big time to sell this stuff. The pages for their products have 800k to 1 million followers within moments of the products launching and they seem to be real as they get a lot of likes and comments on the pages.

    It seems this girl has somehow cracked the Instagram code and is able to RAPIDLY gain loads of followers fast. But, the question is HOW!?

    Sure, you could run bots to follow and unfollow people, but it is VERY SLOW and Instagram imposes limits on accounts. You can also buy shout-outs from big accounts but there is no way you'd get 1 million followers from that....

    So just how is she doing it?!


    Let's speculate!

    Hopefully someone can give us a clue to what this girl is doing to make her fortune.

    Her Instagram accounts:

    https://instagram.com/smtofficial/
    https://instagram.com/detoxwater/
    https://instagram.com/thefifthwatches/
     
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  2. salo123

    salo123 Junior Member

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    I think she hit the ravage of time. She followed trends, now she set trends.
    She make good work, and put a lot effort in it. Respect!
     
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    She is using psychological triggers. This is brilliant. Market, hype, exclusivity. She's creating UNIQUE SELLING POINTS, which are becoming trends. She studied marketing at a university.

    "Head of Growth // Marketing at The Fifth Watches. At The Fifth, we do things a little differently. We only launch on the 5th of each month and only sell for 5 days - We call this The Fifth View."
     
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    I came across her BF's page randomly the other day, I'm pretty sure that he owns the fifth watch company and he also owns one of the major vine accounts with 3.5m followers and uses the watch website in the bio. BTW most of the growth for their brands comes from sponsored posts from other influencers.
     
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    really motivated.... bookmarked her instagram account for motivation...
     
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    I guess she's good at marketing. Marketing is what everything in a business is about. And she's doing pretty good.

    Once you have millions of real followers....you just make money baby.
     
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    maybe she have great luck
     
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    She looks scary as fuck
     
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    that is a whole damn lot of money
     
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    May be her BF is a master at such marketing and promotions things. May be he is helping her get that success. I wonder what sites that BF has.
     
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    I think you are lucky in marketing...does good work.
     
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    a-jani Junior Member

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    Does anyone have any substantial theories other than "luck"?


    FFS! smh.........
     
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    I wonder if someone can elaborate more on her online marketing strategy and tactics. This is very interesting. Thanks for sharing OP!
     
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    I was sure that someone will speculate that it should be an alpha male behind her and her success :D


     
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    She said that she makes that much money and that's it? Is there any proof of her making those amounts only from Instagram? I highly doubt it.
     
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    Instagram is powerful. It unleashes the core creativity of ourselves through pictures. I wouldn't doubt the success, just because you aren't seeing it. Doesn't mean it's not there.
     
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    Her websites have very low traffic, I don't think she is making that kind of money.
     
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    not bad but can she rank page 1 for how to build a shed?
     
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    You got answered already, read up. Psychology is what she uses, along with paying other influences to help her make sales. Thee isn't anything more to it, other than sales psychology and social psychology along with a big budget to get other promoters to promote for you. As or timing, again timing might have been on her side to save money, but even now you can just dump loads of money into targeted ads that match your demographic and still earn cash. As for her amount, no confirmation on that so she could be keeping all of it as profit or none of it due to expenses.
     
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