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It can't be this easy?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by DanDanger, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. DanDanger

    DanDanger Junior Member

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    I've recently started getting into instagram and the more I learn about it the more I'm thinking "It can't be this easy".

    The more I research and understand this platform the easier it seems.

    - Pick a niche
    - Give your account a brand / personality / style
    - Post 3-6 quality images every day with relevant hashtags
    - Follow / unfollow users interested in your niche
    - Comment on images in your niche

    Then when you have a sufficient following you sell shoutouts.

    One of the leaders in the niche I'm in (millionaire motivationals) claims he has 6 accounts that together generate him $500k+ a year through affiliate "make money online" sales and shoutouts.

    With all the software available for instagram, it just seems too easy to scale up to be making some serious money.

    What am I missing? Surely it's not that easy?


    I would be very interested to hear from the instagram pros. How many accounts do you run, what's their following and how much do you earn from them?
     
  2. Sythix

    Sythix Senior Member

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    I doubt that guy is really making $500k just from shout outs, he probably also promotes products and gets sales commissions (affiliate marketing).

    As to answer your question, I don't really do Instagram, but I would say this is one of the few cases where someone made it big with Instagram. Yes, it's easy to grow accounts like you said through the use of automation tools, but you literally needs MILLIONS of followers to make that kind of money.

    You seem pretty confident like you're on the right path, so I would say just keep doing what you're doing, but keep your goals realistic.
     
  3. tompots

    tompots Elite Member Premium Member

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    It sounds so simple when you write it out like that. All it takes is time, commitment and a few good tools, and with a little bit of knowledge and smarts, you can go a long way. You have the knowledge penny unless you make it reality.
     
  4. DanDanger

    DanDanger Junior Member

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    That's true. I did say he does make money from affiliate sales on 'make money online' products, but one of his accounts I know does at least 3 high profile shoutouts a day.
     
  5. DanDanger

    DanDanger Junior Member

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    I know I've made it sound simple. It won't work unless you understand what instagram users respond to and can actually provide quality build a brand/personality around your account etc

    I just seem to be finding more and more (imo amateur) IMers running instagam accounts that are doing plenty of shoutouts. I've been quoted on average $10 for shoutouts on accounts with 20k followers and these accounts are doing daily shoutouts. These are obvious amateur IMer accounts, so imagine what's possible when you're posting quality images.

    I have 214 followers with 15 posts from 3 days of instagraming. I've also paid for 2 shoutouts on established accounts in my niche. Not only am I receiving a lot of hand written comments praising the direction my account takes... but today I got the first sign up to the service I'm promoting! A £1,000 GBP per year subscription :) I'm very excited about instagram and have already scheduled time this month to setup more accounts.

    That's the other beauty of instagram software you can queue content. You can get a whole month of content for an account from just 1 days solid work.

    It just seems so scalable.
     
  6. Lc5006

    Lc5006 Newbie

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    Very scalable indeed. I started my Instagram Journey in late May and currently have 20 accounts running. My best account is a puny 10k and i've banked a little over $4k so far running survey offers. After looking into all the ways to make money on IG I can say personally that the best and safest way to make money is selling shoutouts.
     
  7. bartosimpsonio

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    It's not easy at all. What you described takes lots of dedication and hard work. Especially know-how not to get banned after all the hard work is done!
     
  8. Lc5006

    Lc5006 Newbie

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    There's always going to be bumps in the road, it's up to the individual wether it's worth continuing or not.

     
  9. Paper-Boy

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    I can say that the MMO niche is converting well for me. But I must say that I would probably be making 5 times more if I did this last year since IG was less strict with their limits and engagement was crazy good.