How do you make money with Instagram
If you agree, let's dive right into the article and see how do you make money with Instagram, analyzing more closely the main sources of monetization that can be used on this famous photographic social network.
How to make money on Instagram with affiliations
The first thing you can do is earn on Instagram with affiliations. What is it about? I'll explain it to you immediately. An affiliate program, such as that of Amazon, allows you to generate sponsored links (o referral link) to be included in posts or stories to be published on the photographic social network.
If users open the sponsored link and purchase a good or service within a certain period of time (for example 24 hours), the company that belongs to the affiliate network recognizes the creator who promoted the link ( in this case to you) a percentage of earnings. In the case of Amazon, which I mentioned earlier, this is between 1 and 12%, depending on the category of the linked product, which is calculated on the price of the product purchased.
To generate gods sponsored links, generally you have to go to the registration page for the affiliate program, register for it and use the tools made available to generate referral links. If you want a practical demonstration of how to do this with the Amazon affiliate program, take a look at the guide I linked to you, so you can get an idea of what to do.
In case you decide to sign up for an affiliate program and take advantage of this opportunity to monetize your Instagram profile, do not give yourself the urge to put links at random, for the sole purpose of increasing the chances of earning. Rather, recommends products / services in a reasoned way, taking into account what can be really useful to your audience and preferring those that you have had the opportunity to personally test (or that, in any case, have good reviews).
In fairness to the people who follow you, moreover, I also recommend that you clearly state when you insert a sponsored link, informing the people who follow you that by using the link in question they can support you by allowing you to receive a small profit, which in any case is not will affect the purchase price of the promoted product or service.
How to make money on Instagram with sponsored collaborations
Another way forward is earn on Instagram with sponsored collaborations, an activity that is often attributable to the so-called influencers, that is users who have a fairly important following and who exploit their popularity on the photographic social network (and not only) to promote products or services by obtaining compensation from companies. As you may have guessed, therefore, this earning opportunity (like all the others listed in this article) can be used if you have a very popular Instagram account: otherwise companies will hardly be interested in a collaboration.
If you have a very popular account, companies will often contact you of their own free will to offer you any collaborations. Anyway, if you want to propose yourself (maybe because you are not yet well known to attract them for sponsored collaborations), contact the brands of your interest by e-mail (on the websites of companies you should find all the contact details to succeed) and express in your message the desire to want to collaborate by posting content on Instagram, taking care to link your account and to anticipate how many followers you have and theirs characteristics (age, gender, geographical position, etc.). Also, don't forget to provide all your contact details. If the company is interested in the collaboration, it will respond by proposing an agreement that you can then accept or reject.
Also know that there are social advertising network , such as AdMingle, which allow you to more easily contact companies and brands with which to start sponsored collaborations: even those who do not have a particularly popular Instagram account can try, but the fees in this case are unlikely to be of a certain amount.
An important thing that I invite you to do when doing sponsored collaborations is to report this to your followers, perhaps through the use of ad hoc hashtags, such as #adv, #advertise, #sp or #sponsored.
For more information on how to collaborate on Instagram, I refer you to reading the in-depth analysis I have dedicated to the topic.
How to make money by selling on Instagram
Another earning possibility is that given by sale on Instagram. It is a form of direct income, which can lead to excellent results. Also in this case, what has already been said before applies: if you have an account with a rather important following, you can reach a larger audience and, therefore, the chances of success are much higher than those who, instead, have of an account with a few hundred followers.
In this regard, you will be pleased to know that the feature is available on Instagram Shopping which, as the name suggests, allows those with a company profile to post photos of certain products e to tag the latter with the list prices, also adding the link direct to online stores in which to complete the purchase.
For more information on how to sell on Instagram using the function just mentioned, you already know what to do: take a look at the tutorial I dedicated to the topic.
How to make money with Instagram filters
One last monetization chance I want to bring to your attention is the earn with Instagram filters. When you have a rather large following, in fact, you can try to sell the presets that apply to your content to your followers, who may actually be interested in buying them.
As for the filters to be applied in the stories, these can be created through the program Spark AR Studio, developed by Facebook (the company behind Instagram) for Windows and macOS. This 3D and AR digital graphics and motion graphics program is a bit complex to use, but it's free. I showed you how to use it in my guide on how to create filters for Instagram stories.
As for creating filters to apply to Instagram posts, you can use it Lightroom, famous Adobe software for Windows and macOS, which I told you about in this other guide. Once the created preset is purchased by a user, they will receive a download link by email. By opening the file in question and copying it into Lightroom, you can apply it to your shots.
How to increase popularity on Instagram
As you will have noticed from reading the article, without a good following on Instagram it is difficult to achieve significant gains. For this reason you should try increase popularity on Instagram, should you need it. Below you will find some useful advice for this purpose.
- Regularly post quality and varied content - create content that can really interest your users, that is beautiful to look at or, in any case, fun. You have to "hit" whoever looks at your profile, so as to attract attention and your appeal. To do this, don't just post, but also create stories, reels, videos for IGTV, and, from time to time, even do some live shows.
- Use the correct hashtags - this serves to index the contents making them easier to find by users who search by hashtag (which, as you may already know, are words or phrases preceded by the # symbol). To find the best hashtags, you can use services such as Top Hashtag and All Hashtag or use some free apps like Top Tags (Android / iOS), taking care to select the most relevant ones for the published contents (as well as the most popular ones).
- Interact with the community - like the contents that seem most interesting to you, comment on the posts trying to say something interesting and intelligent, avoid arguing and express your opinion trying to always be polite and polite. This will give more visibility to your profile and some users may decide to follow it.
- Connect your Facebook account - in this way you can reach a wider audience and, therefore, the chances that other people will follow you will be greater. .
- Be consistent - do not stop at the first setbacks: if the results are slow to arrive (at least according to your point of view), continue to work hard and you will see that your perseverance will be rewarded with some concrete results over the months and years.
For more information on how to become famous on Instagram, how to grow on Instagram and how to increase your visibility on Instagram, I refer you to reading the guides I have dedicated to the topic, because I think they can be useful for you.How to make money with Instagram