How to make money on Instagram

In this article I will explain you How to make money on Instagram  So many times, in this new era people are looking an innovative way of earning and Instagram is one of them. Numerous time we have heard about the people cashing on picture they snap and post on Instagram. You sometime look at your own profile and thought –“ I can do that too”


Unlike youtubers, Instagrammer can amass the audience around your content and have reach and influence which most the companies struggle.

If by now you're wondering how many followers you need to make it happen, the short answer is “not as many as you think”.

The long answer depends on factors that range from:

  • What niche you’re in and how easily you can directly tie it to a product category (fashion, food, beauty, and fitness are popular niches, based on top Instagram hashtags)
  • How engaged your followers are (100K fake followers won’t amount to much).
  • Which revenue channels you explore.

Naturally, the more engaged followers you have, the better. While top Instagrammers make thousands per post on the photo-sharing platform, even those with a smaller-but-engaged following of 1000 have the potential to start making money.

Become an Affiliate Instagrammer  

Affiliate marketing is basically when you promote a product and get paid per sale. You’ll often see bloggers doing this with sidebar banners promoting their partners (affiliates), or even through specific product inspired posts. Well, it’s not much different with Instagram. You can put your affiliate URL on your captions or on your bio. You can either use to shorten and customize your affiliate link OR you can hook up your blog and Instagram profile so that when people purchase through your link, you get a sale.

So, if you are promoting the clothing line or hotel if you are an avid travel or invite people for shop the look if you are promoting any beauty range products.


Display Sponsored Posts on Your Instagram Page

If you opt to go down the influencer marketplace route, partnering with businesses and displaying sponsored posts on your Instagram page is relatively straightforward and you will receive all the help and support you need via the platform you select. However, here are a few extra points to keep in mind.

You don’t need a massive following in the millions to be an influencer. However, the price of a sponsored post will increase roughly in line with your audience size.

Only promote brands and products that are relevant to your audience and that you genuinely like. If you keep promoting rubbish, your followers will see through you and won’t hang around.

It is important that you are transparent about sponsored posts, so your audience doesn’t feel mislead. A quick #sponsored hashtag will help followers identify a sponsored post.

Sponsored posts are another great way to make money on Instagram. But, as mentioned, you will first need to boast a considerable following to make a reasonable income.


Sell your own products and Services

Do you create e-books? Fitness or travel guides? How about physical products like bracelets? You would like to sell services like photography sessions, tattoos, personal training sessions, eyelash extensions, and hairstyling. A great way to promote your services to get yourself out there is by finding accounts within the same products and services. Chances are, this is the crowd that will want to see your posts. And, if your product/services can offer a better or cheaper than your competitors, they’re more likely to book an appointment with you

Your Instagram page can be full of attractive pictures with people showcasing the products and creating awareness about your product. You become model if you don’t have one or just showcase your product with great background. Create flash sales banner or advertise holiday sale. Include the sticker like pools, location and even countdown to create fear of missing out on sale. Stories are a great way to get creative and get people engaged with your content. 

This is a great way to gain referrals through word of mouth. And it’s totally possible to do without 10,000 followers.