You’ve probably heard about influencers on Instagram making $100.000 just for posting a sponsored image. Altough not all of us have millions of followers like Cristiano Ronaldo or Selena Gomez and will for obvious reasons not be paid as much for posting a single photo, it’s not unheard of for someone who’s not a celebrity , who doesn’t have even have 100k followers, to make over $100.000 dollars a year, just from Instagram.
Let me explain how you can easily monetize your Instagram and actually make it a living. Sounds too good to be true? Not really, when you think about it..
Back in the day, and still today, companies would offer tens of thousands of dollars just to have their advertisement displayed on the screen for a few seconds infront of 100k viewers. If you have a picture on Instagram that has gotten over 100k views, why wouldn’t a company be willing to pay you the same ammount?
This brings us to the first way you can make money on your Instagram account:
1. Sponsored content
From the above photo, you can clearly see a sponsored image by Selena Gomez which she has made an incredible amount of money from. This way of making money on Instagram is easier to do if you’ve already built up a solid Instagram following. In certain cases you will be contacted by companies willing to pay you to make a similar sponsored image. In other cases, it can be a good Idea for you to look up companies and email them saying you’re willing to promote their product in return for money. Here is the thing, EVERY company would love for you to promote their content, regardsless of your following count, it’s just a matter of how much they’re willing to pay.