Businesses are always looking for new and innovative ways to advertise, and social media has become an increasingly effective means of doing so. One of the most popular social media platforms at the moment is Instagram, which enables users to upload photos that can be shared with friends, family, and complete strangers on their respective newsfeeds. If you’re interested in how to earn money from Instagram by uploading photos, take a look at these three tips below!
Ideas for earning money
Every time you get likes on your photo, brands will notice and contact you. Depending on what brand, they might send free products in exchange for a photograph of you using them. If you’re really lucky, they’ll pay you upfront. It can be difficult to create organic relationships with companies, so it’s best to seek out opportunities that want your creative or personal take on their product rather than those that just want a picture of their product sitting pretty. By targeting influencers, you can offer them something more genuine and increase your chances of earning cash through social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook.
1)Use your account as a business profile
Let’s say you run a business of some sort. If you want to show off your products, it makes sense to use your account as a business profile rather than an artistic outlet. Use clear, professional shots that are representative of your brand’s aesthetic and include well-written captions describing each photo. Throw in a few hashtags that might get you noticed by potential customers. For example, a local florist might use hashtags like #flowers #posies #freshflowers #spring. Someone selling clothing or accessories might do something similar with tags like #fashionista #instafashion and so on.
You should also be conscious of what you’re posting. Take care to respect your followers’ time and attention with only relevant and interesting content. If they have an interest in your products, they’ll appreciate that you don’t overwhelm them with irrelevant posts.
2)Work with brands
Becoming a brand ambassador and receiving free products in exchange for your honest feedback on social media is another great way to turn your following into income. If you have a fashion or style-related account, reach out to apparel companies and let them know you’re interested in partnering with them. They may even send you free items if they like your work. Just remember that once you post a photo wearing something new, you’re giving that company permission to use it as advertising—and trust me, they will! Make sure any contract specifies that all posts featuring their products must be tagged #ad so everyone knows what’s coming. That could get tricky if brands want specific hashtags, but don’t settle for anything less than #ad.
3)Use an app
Wishpond has a number of helpful resources you can use in your marketing efforts, including an app that lets you choose relevant terms and follow search volume information. Here are some ideas for which keywords you could explore: + how (30,000 searches/month) + tutorial (9,000 searches/month) + get rich (1,300 searches/month) or things like how to make money on Instagram, or easy ways to make extra cash.
Choose relevant products or services for your niche: Now that you have a keyword or two, you’ll want to choose a product or service in your niche. For example, if you target How To Make Money On Instagram as your niche, choosing a specific product like eBook writing tools is more effective than simply talking about how people can make money on their blogs.
4)Sell on Shopify
Shopify is an e-commerce platform that allows you to set up a professional, attractive storefront in minutes. When you sell products through Shopify, there’s a flat fee of $29 per month for your store plus payment processing fees (2.9% + 30¢ per transaction). There are no long-term contracts or hidden fees and you can have your store up and running within 24 hours. Once you’re ready to start selling online, Shopify is a great option.
Another popular e-commerce platform is BigCommerce. This solution doesn’t have a subscription fee, but you’ll need to pay for things like hosting (starting at $14.95 per month) and integrations with other third-party apps ($15+ per month). Plus, you can expect transaction fees of 2% – 4%. It all adds up quickly!
5)Give things away in exchange for recognition
Making a great deal of money in exchange for producing your own content isn’t an easy feat. It takes a lot of time, hard work, and effort. However, giving away free products or even services in exchange for recognition is an excellent way to make some extra cash – especially if you have something that people will want and be willing to get through unconventional means. For example, if you love singing and have a gorgeous voice then start offering up your time for commercial jingles – there are lots of opportunities online where you can offer up your services in exchange for payment (or at least credit). Now, what are you waiting for? Get started! You might just find that people really like what you do!
Ideas for promoting your account
don’t just post selfies, make and upload self-designed posters. Make your own cards or calendars for sale on websites like Etsy and sell them for extra cash. If you’re great at taking and editing images, start a business as a social media influencer—you can find these gigs on sites like Fiverr. Or maybe launch a Kickstarter campaign to fund an interesting photo project that you have in mind, people often pay a lot of money to fund creative projects.
6)Post quality content regularly
In order to make money from your Instagram account, you need to post content that people will want to see and share. So, set aside time every day or every other day (or whatever works for you) and upload quality pictures regularly. The more you post, obviously, the more income potential you’ll have. But be sure not to overwhelm your followers—two posts a day is a good amount of frequency. If you go overboard and start posting 15 times a day, not only are your followers going to get sick of seeing your account in their feed, but they may also report it as spam. Stick with two posts a day; if things go well, increase it later on if necessary.
7)Follow people who are likely to share your content
The key here is finding people who are likely to share your content, rather than just following a lot of random strangers. One way you can do that is by using Twitter’s advanced search feature. Type in words and phrases associated with your business or industry, including influencers’ names. Then look at whose accounts are being displayed as suggested users. You may want to follow some (or all) of these people on Twitter.
8)Comment on other users’ posts often and actively engage with them
This is one of my favorite ways to make a quick buck from Instagram. It doesn’t cost you anything and you’re helping others at the same time. Do some research on which types of posts get a lot of engagement and then comment on them yourself. When other users engage with your comment, it will be displayed as an Instagram Story for everyone else who follows both you and that user to see. People love seeing comments on their pictures, especially ones that are thoughtful or even just funny—so take some time out of your day and do it!
9)Buy followers if you need more than what you have initially
There’s no shame in buying followers on social media. In fact, many businesses do it. A business can either buy followers outright or purchase a service that will take care of everything for them: subscribing and following other accounts, liking and sharing posts, and commenting with relevant tags (just make sure you pick a service that will provide good-quality accounts). The more people who like your page or follow you on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, or any other network, the more potential customers you have. Do some research before hiring anyone – some people hire out their services at cheap prices then use bots instead of real users, so when you get your own customer base built up they just don’t convert as well as real humans would.