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[Methods] How To Make Money On Instagram

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Franklin Hattchet, May 4, 2015.

  1. Franklin Hattchet

    Franklin Hattchet Senior Member

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    Hey Guys, :rolleyes:

    I've been scrolling these forums for a while and thought it might be time I start a thread, I see lots of big accounts on Instagram that don't monetize and it's such a waste. If you have 50k+ followers you should start monetizing it. I know people do it with much less, but I've only had experience with 50+. You can make major bank on Instagram so let's get started. I've either tried these methods myself or have friends doing them at the moment and they work.


    Shoutouts

    This would have to be the biggest money maker on IG for most people. A friend of mine does this full time. He charges $130 for a 2-hour shoutout and has a massive waiting list. When he wakes up in the morning it takes him most of the day to get through the orders from the night before, Although he has an account with 2 mill.... this is possible for a smaller account, he started doing it at 130k followers.


    Direct Messaging and KIK

    This is a grind at first but once you build up a customer base they will return for more. Find other accounts, fitness accounts who sell products love buying shoutouts. Anyhow DM as many people as you can and also send them a message over KIK if they have one listed on the account. When I mean as many people as you can I'm talking about other decent pages that look like they have money to burn... hence fitness and health, they know how to spend. If you're having a slow day you can also DM random smaller accounts but you will need to give them a discount.... not everyone on IG is willing to pay for a shoutout but they will pay if it's cheap. It's still money in the bank. Make sure you have some form of contact in your profile. KIK or E-mail.


    Forums and Website

    I'm not sure if I can list any here, but you can find forums where you can advertise shoutouts. BHW is one of them. Google should help you out with this. You can list your account on shoutout websites also... type "Instagram shoutouts" in google and there you go.

    If you start getting into shoutouts seriously, remember to always act professional. If you provide what the buyer needs they will come back for more.


    CPA (Click Per Action)

    This would have to be another great money maker. Do you ever remember all that spam "win an iPhone" crap? You can do that, but you will most likely get banned if you don't know how to do it... not worth it on a big account. So since most of the traffic is mobile traffic I would suggest signing up to a few big CPA networks and advertise games and apps. All you need to do is post an image about the game or app and add the link to your profile. Tell the followers you have a link in your profile. You can also casually just add some info in the captions of your normal post, this way it won't piss off the followers too much. Make sure you have a responsive website.

    Another way is driving traffic off-site. Start a website with CPA offers on it, one way a buddy of mine is doing it is with video. He uploads a video to a website then adds a video locker from CPAgrip. He then post a 15sec video and at the end of the video it says "see the rest of the video, link in profile". He doesn't make a lot but he makes enough.


    Adsense

    Just like CPA, drive traffic to a website that's related to your nice. The visitors will click on the adverts.... you will need a lot of followers to make this worth it though.


    Physical Products

    You can sell any product. It's how you market it that gets the sales. Just look at this website called Drop Bottle. The owner only advertises on Instagram and makes over 6 figures a month so I heard. Shitty little waters bottles and over 6 figures a month..... So what can you sell? Anything, Google the words below and you will find something you could sell.

    Plundr
    Dr Jays
    Alibaba
    Aliexpress (Drop Bottle gets their products from here)
    Dhgate
    Lighting in a box
    East Bay

    Although selling physical products is more work it can be worth it if you do it right. I would only advise this on a niche related account though. If you did go down this road make sure you use Pinterest as well. I was reading an article about a site that sells food products and gets over 500k uniques a month alone from Pinterest.


    Follow Trends

    If you see a trend then make an account and see how you do. I made one about Ice Bucket fails. I then bought a few shoutouts. It grew to over 90k, I then did some shoutouts and sold it for $850 when the trend died off. With the shoutouts and the sale price I made over $4,000.

    I'm sure there are lots of other ways but I know these do work :) Enjoy
     
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    theconscience Regular Member

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    So to advertise my mobile games and Amazon books I have to buy shoutouts?
     
  3. Franklin Hattchet

    Franklin Hattchet Senior Member

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    Nope. I was just putting shoutouts down as a way to make money. If you have a large account you can sell shoutouts... This isn't really a tutorial more towards way you could make money on IG
     
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    DouglinhasZN Registered Member

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    great one my friend.. Ill surely apply this soon.
     
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    I do not have an IG ACCOUNT but thinking of it now.
    Thanks for that Drop B story so how does that owner advertise on IG?
     
  6. Franklin Hattchet

    Franklin Hattchet Senior Member

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    https://instagram.com/detoxwater

    Makes dope pictures and pushes her products ( I think 6 figures a month is bullshit from water bottles but that's what I heard. Could be plausible, either way she makes BANK)
     
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    Dude this is off topic but I checked out your personal dimes website and assuming your stories true then that's awesome man and the fact your advising and helping people to reach your heights is even super awesome.. really inspiring bro nice one! :)
     
  8. Franklin Hattchet

    Franklin Hattchet Senior Member

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    Cheers, yea it's legit I've got a big thread over at another forum with some videos of earning and all that. Although this month was crap for me ahaha been to busy
     
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    There are many Clickbank methods that include allowing you to make money with that network.

    This method is detailed and will allow many people interested in this process to alleviate the hassle teaching them all minor necessary details and get started on their journey to twist it to their liking.
     
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    kuevo99 Newbie

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    How would I go about getting these followers at first? And were the followers you had real?
     
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    Nice job mate but I'm still not sure about the shout out . Would someone please show me a demo to clarify
     
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    How to manage multiple IG accounts? Some bots or web-services?

    Again, are there any services/bots to autopost images on schedule everyday?

    Thanks!
     
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    [email protected] yes there are many but still you need to make sure you follow the basic rules to avoid bann
     
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    I am glad to see someone putting these methods to use. IG is a goldmine right now.
     
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    There are web services that offer the ability to schedule photo and video uploads on IG.

    Just google search them ;)

    I've used one of them in the past.
     
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  16. Franklin Hattchet

    Franklin Hattchet Senior Member

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    A shoutout is when you have a good amount of followers and other users pay you to advertise their account on your account by posting a picture with a link to their profile in the caption.
     
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    SaltyD Registered Member

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    But no matter what niche do u have, if you have decent amount of followers, you can "sell" the shout outs? I mean, its always on demand and people willing to pay for it, as long as your account is popular?
     
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    PRINCESSGRACE Regular Member

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    Hi Nice Guide on how to monetize IG.

    I also want to ask about the Shoutouts, So I have to grind and DM/KIK other members or do some members will just DM or KIK or email me if I post my info in there.
     
  19. Franklin Hattchet

    Franklin Hattchet Senior Member

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    I'v had account ranging from 20k-100k and people were always DMing me asking for shoutouts and willing to pay
     
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    Franklin Hattchet Senior Member

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    You don't have to grind if you don't want to but if you want to find people who are willing to pay then I suggest it to start off with. Once you get known though and you have a good customer base then they will just start coming back to you again if you do good shoutouts.

    Or you count advertise on forums. I can't mention any here though. it's against the rules I think