Instagram has become the next big thing. Users of Facebook are migrating towards Instagram, because the interface and usability are way better. You can also interact with your own fans instead of just friends, and this can potentially be VERY powerful.
If you own a big Instagram account with a lot of followers you will be seen as an authority. Whatever you post will be liked and shared. Everyone will tag their friends, so their friends can see whatever you upload. Instagram profiles can get viral, especially if you are into vines and funny pictures, or fitness and motivational pictures.
If you ever wondered whether it’s possible to make money off of your followers, you are not alone! With the great response there is on Instagram, you can potentially make hundreds of dollars weekly.
If you combine advertisements along with your pictures you will get a lot of traffic, and potentially sales. The most important thing is to stay away from spamming, and only provide useful related ads next to your pictures.
As most Instagram users are on their mobile, you will have to target mobile offers who are viewable on a cellphone. Content that doesn’t load on a cellphone won’t work at all. You will need to market simple things, such as protein powder, fitness equipments etc. IF your page is related to fitness. You don’t need to have your own business to sell stuff, as you can work as an affiliate for other business owners. They will give you commissions based on sales that you provide them. It’s really as easy as that.
If you’re already now thinking that this won’t work as the links in the picture description isn’t clickable, you are very wrong. The key is to use a URL shortener for whatever product or site you try to promote. You can use Bit.ly which is very popular, especially on Twitter. Or you can use Google’s own shortener: goo.gl. Creating small links will be easy to remember and to manually type in a web browser.
You can also add your link to your BIO, which makes it clickable. When uploading your picture you can simply tell your followers to click the link in your bio and they will be redirected straight to your site.
Once you have built up a large page you can easily make money off of it, the most difficult part is actually to grow your page. You can ask other Instagramers to shoutout your page for you, either for free, or paid. This will boost your account very quickly and you can gain hundreds of followers from a single shoutout!