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Instagram, worth the investment of a smartphone?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by HelpingHawaii, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. HelpingHawaii

    HelpingHawaii Registered Member

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    I'm a photographer, and having a 8mp portable camera (and fancy phone) may work for promoting some of my Hawaiian photography MNS. I'm wondering how much increase in traffic I'll see, if it will increase my earnings, is it a potential way of advertising my photography as well? All help is greatly appreciated and will be used in my decision of purchasing a smartphone.
     
  2. HelpingHawaii

    HelpingHawaii Registered Member

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    anyone?
     
  3. Laughing-Man

    Laughing-Man Regular Member

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    Yes.

    You will see a increase in traffic, and its a pretty good way to promote your photos. Especially if you buy likes for your photos, and get it on the popular page.

    Also what phone were you thinking of buying?
     
  4. KushFellas

    KushFellas Newbie

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    Yes, Instagram is definately worth the investment. Like he said you will notice higher traffic ans recognition almost imediately.
     
  5. lesid1

    lesid1 Registered Member

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    You know you can run Instagram by simply installing Blue Stack (mobile phone app replicator) on your PC right? That way you are not limited to your smart phone, and can upload Photoshoped pictures. And yes, /instagram can send you a ton of traffic. How well it converts depends on what you're offering.
     
  6. techcrunked

    techcrunked Regular Member

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    lol wut?
     
  7. ChatAnd.net

    ChatAnd.net BANNED BANNED

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    If you get a smart phone get the iPhone..well worth the investment.
     
  8. rachelmarieluv

    rachelmarieluv Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The smartphone as a whole is worth the investment.
     
  9. G-S-T

    G-S-T Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    You will find that very few people actually leave the instagram app and go to your website. The vast majority of users like to glance through your profile pics, rather than navigate to your domain. UNLESS they really want to buy one of your pictures, which happens very rarely.
     
  10. busaboss

    busaboss Power Member

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    ^ Definitely. My android phone helps me a lot.

    Sent from my GT-I5500 using Tapatalk
     
  11. therage

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    I think as a whole, Instagram is only good for those that know how to milk it. Big companies use it to promote their products visually, and entice buyers to later purchase products. If you want to make a living off it, then you better have some damn good photos.
     
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    You know man.. I have 8mp camera too.. on my Galaxy S3, but trust me man, Instagram won't make you rich.. buy or download photoshop.. it will make money to you
     
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    You can do this free. Download bluestacks, it makes a virtual android tablet. You can do everything you can do on a normal phone.
     
  14. HelpingHawaii

    HelpingHawaii Registered Member

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    I have Adobe Creative Cloud studios, so I have all the top of the line editing software from adobe. I should just install the app that will let me run mobile apps on my PC, that would save me some money and I could then upload higher quality pictures because I wouldn't be limited to an 8mp camera, I could use my D5100. Thank you everyone, I don't think I'll be purchasing a smartphone at the moment, because I'm moving to another state next week (From Hawai'i to Cali.) and need all my money for that. I will be getting into Instagram, and for those that want to look at the pictures I have online already and see my style of photography, check out facebook / jaspergillespiephotography.
     
  15. kideze

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    There are alot of dope photographers on instagram with 100k-150k followers just because people like there photos. Its a great way to engage. Just make sure your shit is dope or keep it moving because nobody will follow trash.
     
  16. rockong

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    If you're great at photography, then I'd say yes, using instagram can significantly increase your traffic which can build a great cliente for your business :)
     
  17. ziplack

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    shit , iphone 4s here and no instagram :S
    not even facebook/twitter account
    whats wrong with me ???