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Why is everyone in instagram journeys so scared to monetize their followers?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Rentriutoigjtuowl, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. Rentriutoigjtuowl

    Rentriutoigjtuowl BANNED BANNED

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    I think nearly every instagram journey thread I've read they have built like 50k-100k+ followers yet they still haven't monetized them. What are they afraid of?

    It isn't just one user it has been a pattern from the journeys I've read. The threads are up to 17 pages long and all I see is talk of how many followers they gained and no talk of earnings.

    I'm just starting out on the instagram path so curious as to why. Am I missing something?
     
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    Gonna take you alot more than just 1 instagram account to be making some serious money.

    I still find it funny people spending all this time building "properties" on social media accounts only.

    You know come December it'll be just like Facebook & you'll have to pay to reach your followers.
     
  3. Rentriutoigjtuowl

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    That had nothing to do with what I was asking in the OP. Thanks for nothing.
     
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    I think because most of the people want to sell shoutout, they wait to reach tot followers and start monetizing, more followers=more $$$
     
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    DaJeepKeep Newbie

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    Agreed with the above. One Instagram journey I was reading was about how one dude spent all this time building his followers to 120k+. After that, he started monetizing selling shoutouts. I think that's the best way to monetize Instagram without worrying about a ban or risking losing followers.
     
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    Lol hell na, Facebook only does that to Pages,
    not accounts since IG doesnt have "IG pages" dedicated to specific niches or whatever, why would they charge? You mean a normal ole person signs up for IG to connect to friends and hes gonna have to pay for his post to show up on all his friends feeds? lol na
     
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    Not true at all, personal profiles on Facebook indeed have reach. Do you think Joe shmoe from highschool you never see any posts from anymore isn't still posting on facebook? Engagement matters on personal profiles as much as pages. Posts liked by friends are often shown to more friends than not.

    Lets also not forget how Facebook tried to charge people to message people that weren't friends or mutual friends. So I wouldn't put it pass them to try something shitty to make money that right now is just another feature.
     
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    It could be because they're new and are still finding ways to monetize their accounts.

    Anyways, there's still money in IG. Some newbies may find it overwhelming but the experienced guys are taking advantage of it.
     
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    They wait or are tinkering to find a way to promote without getting banned.

    Don't even worry, shoutouts sell like crazy at the right price & place, but you should try CPA to avoid having only one stream with it.
     
  10. Rentriutoigjtuowl

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    This is exactly my thoughts. I hate the idea of selling shoutouts and suchlike. Much prefer working with an affiliate since you dont have to deal with customers directly.