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How to Make Money From Your Instagram Account

Instagram has become the most popular photo-sharing social media channel among people. The number of active users is growing day-by-day. People post photos and video over Instagram. They also follow their favorite people and like, comment, share their stories.

Okay, so the fun part was good but do you know that you can earn decent money from your Instagram account? Yes, see you already have an Instagram account which you keep updated with utmost dedication. You post stories and actively interact with others. And you will still keep doing the same but this time you can take home a good amount of money. No, you don’t have to sell your photos or videos if that’s what you are thinking.

If you have good number of followers and decent popularity on Instagram then there are many ways by which you can earn money with Instagram. But for earning money from your Instagram account you will have to do a few things such as creating an attractive account, attract people and increase no. of followers, post regularly, work with brands to promote your campaigns and many more so that you can make money from it. Just go through these simple ways to master How to make money from your Instagram account.

Guide to make money from your Instagram account

Create an Attractive Account

If you want brands to approach you for campaigning or advertising then first and the most obvious thing you need to do is to create and set up an attractive Instagram account. Attractive account requires a different and unique username which directly reflects your content. So, choose a good username for your account. Try to make it catchy.

Second thing is your bio in Instagram account. Make sure that you’re providing every needed information about yourself in the bio. The info includes your contact number(it helps but totally up to you), email id, website name, your social media accounts, link your website if you own one and yes, the theme content of your Instagram account. Your account should reflect all your ideas, inspiration, motive and content description.

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As I said before that your account should reflect descriptions about your theme content. So, before creating an account just decide what kind of content you will be posting on your Instagram account. Unlike Facebook or any other social media, on Instagram you can select any one theme content for ex. fitness, food, makeup, etc. So, decide the theme content carefully and post content related to that theme.

Post regularly

If you really want to earn money from your Instagram account then you must have a huge followers list. Without enough followers it is not possible to earn money. So, always try to make as many followers as you can. For getting a number of followers you need to post some great content everyday.

You should come up with unique, different and engaging photo everyday. Just take your time and manage to get a photo which is not the same as others or an ordinary one. People usually like and share those photos which they find unique and interesting.

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Posting regularly will help your followers to remember you always and they will definitely wait for your post if they like you. But make sure that you’re not posting everything in one day itself otherwise, it can affect you negatively. Or if you do not manage to post more photos in one day then do post one superb photo everyday.

And yeah, don’t forget to add relevant hashtags to your photos because without hashtags your images will not be able to go too far. Know how hashtags work in increasing reach of your post.

Check and reply to your comments

Well, there is no doubt that if you do not respond to the comment and like of your followers then they would probably stop commenting on your post and lose interest in you. So, engage with your followers as much as you can. Commenting on posts and likes will definitely make people to check your account and probably would join your follower list.

Post eye-caching selfies

For making money with Instagram, you will have to work with brands and for working with brands you should have huge list of engaging followers. More the followers greater would be your value to the brands. For working with some brand your followers should not be less than 500. Most successful Instagramers have 10,000+ followers. And each of these Intagrammers charge more than $1000 for a single post.

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So, to achieve this milestone focus on beautiful and eye-caching selfies. Not only ordinary ones but something different and amazing you should post. Try clicking selfies with different poses, you can also post OOTD(Outfit of the day) and many more. A lot of beauty and outfit brands reach out to such instagrammers and ask them to try their product and post on Instagram on their behalf. They pay very handsomely.

Affiliate marketing

Well, above points were all about generating a long list of followers. Now that you have got sufficient number of followers then you can start working with Affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing involves advertising some product or service of another company or website with your referral link. Many bloggers do affiliate marketing and earn a decent amount of money from that.

How does Affiliate marketing work?

Well, you need to post an attractive photo with their products or services in that photo and add you Affiliate marketing URL to the pic. So, whenever someone clicks on that link they are redirected to that product and if they purchase one then you will get a commission from the deal.  There are many companies you can work with such as Ebates, Share sale, clickbank and so on.

There are many ways you can make more money through Affiliate marketing. For example, if your Instagram content is all about fashion then you can work with the company which sells clothes accessories etc. You can post OOTD (Outfit Of The Day) including their product.

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Create a sponsored post

If you have a great fan following on Instagram then you can earn more money through Sponsored posts. Different brands and companies promote their products or services by Sponsored posts. They hire those Instagrammers or blogger who have great numbers of followers or fans.

You can work with those brands and sponsor their product. You only need to post the photo or video which contains their product, some information about the product in caption hashtags and some links.

But you should always remember to create sponsored post for those products which fits your reputation and content theme of your Instagram account. If you keep on posting irrelevant sponsored posts then you might lose the trust of your followers and even followers too. So, choose carefully.

Sell your photos

Well, selling your photos on Instagram doesn’t apply to everyone. I mean those who have high-quality camera and great perception of photography can go very far by selling his/her photos Through Instagram. So, you can click some quality photos with interesting content and post that on your Instagram account. And if somebody likes that photo then they can buy it from you. A number of great photographers do this. If you have nice photography and photo editing skills then you can try it too to make money with Instagram.

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You can also use some apps to sell your Instagram Photos. These apps let you store your photos in their database and when someone buys them, the app will pay you half of the photo price. One great example of such apps is Foap. Just create an account in the app and follow the instructions given there.

Promote your own product or service

If you own a business then you can actually make use of Instagram to promote it. You can post products or services on your Instagram account with impressive captions and hashtags.

You can even post behind the scenes photos of your product making. Let’s say if you own a business related to cookies then you can post pictures of the environment your cookies are made, how these are made, etc. You can also add URL of your products with such images.

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Sell your Instagram Account

Well, if you have done enough Instagram and you do not want to use it more then you can actually sell it. If there is great numbers of followers in your Instagram account then there is high probability that your account would be sold with high price. So, you can make great amount of money by selling your Instagram account.

So, friends, above were some great ways to make money from Instagram. A lot of people have become millionares by making money with Instagram. You can also try it. If you have more interesting ideas then please be genrerous and share them.

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Shivani Srivastava

Shivani shrivastava is an active tech blogger. She has graduated from Delhi University. She has contributed a number of great and informative articles to the internet. Apart from blogging she loves music, games, puzzles and reading. Share your views with Shivani in the comments.

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