How to Make Money On Instagram
Instagram is the most popular social media platform in the world today, with more than 2 billion active users worldwide. It has been a long-term source of income for many businesses and individuals. In this article, you will learn about how you make money on Instagram. You can also read our previous article on how to start your own business using Facebook ads and Google AdSense. The key thing to know here is that I am going to show you how to earn money from Instagram by promoting products or services. I have been doing that for years now, but it has not been very effective so only now do I want to share with you what works for me and others. Let’s first start with why you need to use Instagram to reach your potential audience. As mentioned earlier, there are two main reasons.
You want direct and personal results
You want to be able to see any comments that your post has received. So you want to go out and speak directly to people, get their attention. This can be as easy as sharing a link to your page, and if they like it (if at all) then you get their email address/ phone number. There is one other reason too. Yes, I said it. We live in the age of SEO or search engine optimization. If people search for something on Google, they will find it on Google. And if they search on Instagram, they will find your Instagram post. Now you are wondering “how do I share posts on Instagram?” The answer is pretty simple really. Add an image, caption it, and tag it. It’s that simple. Don’t worry about anything else, just follow that process. You don’t need much fancy technical knowledge. Just stick to the old-school basics, and that should work for you. I always recommend using a good tool for editing pictures before posting anything. If you would like to make some changes to your picture, you can do that too. When you are ready, click a link on Instagram, and you are done!
You want immediate feedback
You don’t want to wait any longer to hear what someone thinks about your product. Sure, you can try different things until you find what works. But sometimes you don’t need to wait. Maybe you are looking at 100 different products now and finally one comes, so you have no idea if it will match what you thought. What you need is instant feedback. No comment means no money and no sales. No worries about anything. All you need is a laptop at home for now and you’ll figure everything out when you come to the point where you feel confident enough to move forward with Instagram marketing.
You want to connect with people
Everyone likes connecting with others. Not only this, but you want to share content in real life. Your followers care about what you think about them in general. You want them to like, trust and believe in you, so you want to put effort into being relevant. That way you get back the favor and they will check out your profile and you get noticed. Plus, being part of a community will bring you closer together with those similar ones. And to give you a little bit of extra motivation, Instagram has its version called IGTV. People can upload videos on YouTube but even it requires a lot of skill and dedication. A cool feature of the new Instagram platform for creators is “IGTV” which helps you create a video in any format like a meme video, tutorial, etc., all straight from your laptop for free. Another amazing feature is that IGTV allows you to edit the video on a desktop so that you can resize, change colors, etc. As soon as you are satisfied with the edited piece, you can post or upload it to Instagram, Instagram Stories, Twitter, or Tumblr.
You need analytics
Having metrics is important. Everything matters. Whether it should be the number of likes or retweets you get, it reflects your success as a brand. As I’ve already talked about above, you are making money on Instagram. Every time you post something, you are getting targeted traffic from viewers who like your stuff. For example, if you post a funny piece of art with the hashtag #funny, this post will get lots of people to tag you, or if you post photos of a family vacation, most likely you will get a huge amount of likes because your relatives are away or the kids are happy. On the other hand, if you don’t have any interesting blog posts or advertisements, your fans won’t like your stuff much. In order to stay successful, you need to give your audience the best posts possible.
You need great content
You need the right kind of content for your target audience. Instagram gives you a massive selection of free creative projects to choose from. I love trying new ideas and working off of them, doing experiments to find out what works. I can tell that for every single project you post, that you like, your audience will love it too.
So you might wonder “What is the best type of content to post on Instagram? Do people like reading fiction or nonfiction articles? Do they like sports-related posts?” Well, you can’t go wrong with fiction, the same can be said about nonfiction and everything that makes up stories. However, it is important that when you post something, you make sure it is engaging. You need to ensure that your content is something your followers can relate to and also like.
Your friends are also important for boosting your followers. They have your back and trust in you. And you want to build strong customer relationships. This will help you grow and keep growing. So keep it genuine. Be honest with everyone.
People are becoming skeptical over Instagram. Sometimes they say “we don’t like spam and fake accounts. Why can’t we just send some text?” This is not helpful to any brand. It is completely understandable that a person with hundreds of thousands of followers is worried about receiving unwanted messages. I am not saying you shouldn’t be concerned about that, but when it comes to building relationships with your audience, you want to engage with your followers. Try and put some effort into it. Be authentic. Share a few genuine reactions and thank them publicly. Take full advantage of the tools available on Instagram and do whatever is necessary to engage with your customers and grow your relationship with your followers.
To recap, do everything that you need to do to become successful and grow your following. Make content interesting and entertaining and post consistently. Always include images. These will improve your engagement and the conversion rate. Build strong, trustworthy connections with your followers and do so in small increments, as a person grows confidence it gets easier to get along with everybody. Keep in mind that it does take time and patience. But when you work hard and commit yourself to your goals, you will get there. Good luck and let me know in the comments how this new method works for you 🙂