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Is there still real money in Instagram?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by keyex, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. keyex

    keyex Registered Member

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    Hi. First I want to say that I am NOT asking what you make; that's just rude.

    I am, however, saying that I currently own two instagrams. I have had both for two days. Total is 261 followers each. It's slow, but I'm doing it manually. Basically... I'm wondering: Is it worth it: Is instagram still something you can make money from?

    What I'm asking is a simple yes/no Do you profit from your instagram? I dont care how much, I'd rather you not even say, but I'm just wondering if I might be chasing something that doesnt exist.

    Thanks, guys.
     
  2. longjohnlimber

    longjohnlimber Regular Member

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    Some people can make a living from IG mate, just gotta keep at it ;)
     
  3. avilux

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    Anything in this world can be made profitable. Depends. The real question is, are you motivated? Yes/no?
    You can make $1,000,000 in the next 365 days starting today from Instagram, or you can make zilch. It all depends on how much work you put in, the effort of the work, are you persistent, do you have good skills and maybe some outside experience, are you good at marketing, and maybe a bit of luck too.
     
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  4. JustChillin

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    I don't want to disappoint or discourage you, but doing things manually in 2015 is going to be a really hard job. Considering how strict the algorithms on Instagram are, you'll have to spend several hours per day if you want to grow fast. If you really want to get into Instagram, my first recommendation would be to get a bot, no matter what. It saves tons of time and allows you to use the time for something else, whether it's Instagram related or not. Many people say manually is fine, or whatever, but it's not. Using bot like FL can't be compared to manually doing things. It's just waaaaaay better. So, do yourself a favor, buy a bot and things will get easier. In a few months you'll have thousands of followers.
     
  5. galaxier

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    Yes. There is still real money in Instagram. Sure, it'll take you months, maybe years to build up your followers but monetizing Instagram will never die. Even tho down the road, Instagram might bring out their own advertising platform(hey, everyone gotta eat).. if you already built up your followers by then, you should be on the safe side. How you monetize those followers, it's entirely up to you. Just think of it this way, it's like email marketing except you look less spammy. Do not forget to be consistent and upload only quality pictures.

    Don't put spammy links, stupid CPA and those kinda things to be on the safe side of getting banned.
     
  6. nelion9

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    So then how can be monetized?
     
  7. avilux

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    Use your imagination. Don't think about making money if you have only thousands of followers, let alone less than that. Think about growing your traffic. Traffic ALWAYS is good. If you have the cruddiest T-shirt in the world, but you're popular, you can make BANK. (Good example is Kanye lol with his $80 blank white t-shirt)

    Anyways, once you do have good numbers on your instagram account(s) that you want to monetize, you can sell shoutouts or be sponsored by a company. If you're in a specific niche, sponsorship is def. much easier. You can also start your own clothing store or something that you'd find on etsy, that's cheap and cool, and promote it through IG. You can make a lot of sales that way. You can use your numbers to brag to others that you're a IG wiz and know so much, and that you can share that info with them for $5 through fiverr or through skype calls or whatever. You can make other accounts and sell them. You can buy other people's accounts and flip them. It's virtually endless..
     
  8. galaxier

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    It depends on your niche really. fitness for example.. You can become an influencer in the niche and sell shoutouts, open your own line of fitness clothing/accessories OR create a website with affiliate links and drive traffic to your website thru IG.

    The same thing goes to other social media platform. Lastly, just build your followers now and decide what you'll do with it later because time wasted now is time wasted forever.
     
  9. LleixG

    LleixG Senior Member

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    There is money to be made. Just be creative enough and you will make money, you can make money from anything.
     
  10. richardleb

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    I'm trying to hack the @Instagram main account, which has 72m followers.
    Then I'll start selling shoutouts
     
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  11. K.H.R

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    The Rude Answer is: yes, if you can. Do the best, you can make money.
     
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    You have to work hard you keep separate time for this. You can find the tips in IM journey section. Good luck!!!
     
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    The real money is when IG opens its advertising platform to everyone. :)
     
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    These days starting with instagram you will face with a lot of competitors, but that doesn;t mean that you cant make money from instagram. Just work hard and you will arrive your goals!
     
  15. Y M C M B

    Y M C M B Power Member

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    i am wondering if op even read all these replies :p
     
  16. Redox123

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    i still rember how nashgrier started on instagram. he had less followers than me.
    we did both 5000likes a hour for 24hours.
    the big accs like deluxefx, izkiz, gmyvintique did the same. they all abused instagram in the past. now they are all big making big money.