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I just hit 50k - how to monetize and go from there

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by wolho, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. wolho

    wolho Newbie

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    Hey hatters,


    I've just hit 50k followers today and i'd like to start monetizing my page, first through shoutouts and later on via physical products which i'd sell myself.

    Some background on my page:

    My niche is babes and models (super original), which was a logical choice since i was following tons of them on my personal account, so i knew i'd never really run out of material to post.
    I had a VERY slow start with follow and unfollow. Got my account flagged and deleted because of it so i decided to take it slow when i eventually got it back. Took me about 6 to 7 months to even reach 10k, only had a post go kinda viral once or twice with low engagement.

    Kept on doing the same thing cause i didn't want to risk anything with bots etc., until my posts kept going viral more and more, resulting in 2 to 5k likes on the viral posts and from the start of September up til now, my page gained 40k real followers. I guess that's quite ok.

    Anyway, i've told myself when i hit 50k, i'd start looking at the monetization of the page but i've got some questions that need answers first.


    - With a page of the niche i'm in, which websites are recommended to sign-up with, such as shoutcart.com? Or would it be a bad idea altogether?

    - I've had people contact me through DM to post them on my page. How do you make them pay first before you post? And what price would you charge? I was thinking €/$10 to start of with.

    - How do you deal with people who have paid to be on your page but don't have any photo's you can use? (in my case it would be a non-hot looking woman — sounds kinda harsh but you get my drift)

    - What is the best service to receive payments? I have a personal PayPal account, credit card and am located in Europe, if that would make a difference in approach.


    Anyway, thanks for reading and feel free to ask any more info if you'd need it. PM me for my page-name ^^
     
  2. tux

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    If real girls are asking for a post I doubt you won't be able to gain anything, shoutcart can be a good option but ive never tried it. Paypal is best to receive payments
     
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  3. wolho

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    Alright, and how exactly does it work to have them pay you? Send them a link that leads them to a payment portal?
     
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    Shoutouts have worked well for me, I make 200-300/month off my 43K account with just shoutouts. You can use some of the following websites to sell shoutouts:
    - http://shoutcart.com/ (my favourite)
    - http://www.igshoutouts.com/ (haven't had much experience with but I've heard it's not as good as shoutcart)
    - http://shoutvendor.com/ (fairly new and needs more sellers) (disclaimer: I own this site although if I'm not allowed to post this here, please tell me and I will remove it straight away)
     
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    1. Already listed above.
    2. Tell them to get in contact with you on one of the sites listed above, or by email (which you would then refer them to a site listed above).
    3. Reject them, or tell them to get better pictures. Don't devalue your account with poor shoutouts.
    4. Stick with PayPal.
     
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  6. wolho

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    Thanks, will check them out!
     
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    Thanks for the reply, think i'll be getting your product as well, time to make some cash
     
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    Thank you! I very much appreciate it! Let me know what you think of it!

    IGKing
     
  9. wolho

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    I just finished it and I really liked it. For me it basically confirmed and debunked some beliefs concerning Instagram and it gave me a clear view on how to go from here.
    The only thing i'm really struggling with is to create something myself. I have a lot of interests and have been looking to do something with them for years, but I just can't seem to nail what I could use to put out on a daily basis and still be creative/refreshing in the process.

    Not something anyone else can really help me with, but I guess I'll keep looking at what I could do :D Anyway, great eBook, no BS and clearly written.
     
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    I appreciate that a lot!

    Creating great content is not an easy thing. Once you figure out that niche that you're really passionate about, you'll be able to identify trends better, and it'll help give you a clearer idea on what kind of content you know you can produce on a consistent basis.

    Thanks!

    IGKing
     
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  11. tux

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    Link to your eBook? I can't view your profile
     
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    I've had a couple people saying they can't view my profile. :(
     
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    I have 17k followers and make money via Cell Phone cases and T-Shirts. You have to know your audience well in order to make the most money off of them.
     
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    You drop shipping or its teespring ?
     
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    How do posts go viral?
     
  16. wolho

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    That's awesome man. For now in my current niche I don't have much more options except for shoutouts, so I'm awaiting my approval to shoutcart to get started :D
     
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