Is it really possible for anyone to learn how to earn money on Instagram? Can you really expect to make money off Instagram like people say you can? Yes, yes, and yes again!
Today I will show you all of the different ways that I make money off Instagram and I will explain to you how you can learn how to monetize Instagram too! They include:
The first way to earn money on Instagram is by linking to products from lots of different companies. This is known as affiliate marketing.
Typical affiliate marketing involves selling whatever you like from whichever company you like.
Almost every decent-sized company on earth now has an affiliate program and you just have to join up - normally free. You then get your own, unique affiliate ID for every company you join with, and you use that ID to promote that company's products.
For example, I'm an affiliate with Amazon. So when I do a blog post like this one here on the best beginner DSLR camera, I link to some camera products in the article using my unique Amazon affiliate ID.
If someone clicks on the link and then buys that product from Amazon, I get a percentage of the sale. The great thing about this is that you can link to whatever you want, promote whatever you want, and write about whatever you want.
You're not held to any specific company or product.
So then you think 'well why wouldn't everyone do that? It's a good question, and I don't know why everyone doesn't.....
I mean, if you're going to recommend something to a friend, or family member, or anyone else, and they go and buy it, why shouldn't you get a slice of the pie? You practically made the sale through your recommendation, right?
One thing that does put people off is that you do need to have your own website. So affiliate marketing is for people who have a website or intend on creating their own website. Amazon (and most other companies) are very strict with their TOS.
You can't put your affiliate links in emails, or on Facebook, or Instagram etc. You must have your own website and comply with the rules.
So in your Instagram bio, for example, you can't link to an Amazon product. Your bio should have your website URL , which has an article that links to an Amazon product.
But that shouldn't put you off, coz setting up your own site is so easy, especially with sites that specialize in helping you do so, like Wealthy Affiliate (pictured below)
So if you want to set up your own website and sell a whole range of products, and have it perfectly tailored for affiliate marketing, then I highly, highly recommend Wealthy Affiliate. You can join for free and the help, support, and features are incredible.
It's literally a one-stop shop for succeeding with affiliate marketing through building your own website. I think it's easily the best internet marketing training for beginners, as it gives you all the training in the world you need to succeed, even if you've never done anything like this before.
In fact, this site here at LTRW is made and optimized through Wealthy Affiliate and all the training I received there. I can't recommend it highly enough.
You can join completely free without even a credit card and learn more by clicking the WA pic above, or by clicking this link here.
The shot above is from my Instagram e-book guide that I put together. It is over 100 pages of every single method I used to take me from a few hundred followers to 70,000 in 12 months and over 110,000 as of today.
This guide has been incredibly successful and you can see that since March 2017 I have made over $10,000 dollars just from this guide.
At $17 I think it is the best value for money guide on the Internet right now. And from the number of purchases you can see that it is extremely popular and well received.
Let me say again that without followers you cannot make money off Instagram. It's impossible.
So if you are really serious about Instagram and you want to learn how to earn money on Instagram then the first step absolutely is getting followers. That's why my guide is so popular.
To learn more about my guide and all of the methods and steps I use, plus get all the amazing jam-packed bonuses that are included, just click this link here.
Or if you just want the guide alone, without any of the bonuses, you can get it on Amazon here.
This picture here is the income I earn on Instagram from selling my photo prints.
You'll notice that all of the incoming money is in increments of $20. One huge change I made to my business model was that I now only sell prints digitally.
I no longer sell actual hardcopy prints in the form of canvas or metal, or glossy paper etc.
Everything is done digitally and the cost of printing on any surface is worn by the purchaser. I simply send a high definition digital copy of my photo by email once payment has been made.
This allows me to keep my prices down to the $20, $40, $60 mark (depending on how many prints are bought).
Doing it the digital way and not providing actual hardcopy prints has been absolutely massive in me getting money from sales of my photos.
The two pictures above and below are related to the income I earn from helping people build email lists through Instagram.
List building is massive and is one of the best ways you can earn money online.
Lots of companies try to charge you $100's if not $1,000's for help building lists. But you can do it all for next to nothing on Instagram and I teach people how to do that.
The payments that you can see here come from the information I provide on list building through Instagram.
This last shot is not exactly making money off Instagram. But rather, it is all about getting free stuff from companies.
When you build enough followers and you get a lot of engagement with your followers, companies want to be associated with you.
You can see from this photo that I was sent a watch (2 actually) from Uncle Jack Watches. I kept one myself and gave one to my wife.
I also get free gear from clothing companies and photography related companies. This all comes from having followers so again I strongly urge you to build followers first.
I know I've already said that you need to build followers first, but I'll say it again.
You need to build followers on Instagram first. If you want to learn how to earn money on Instagram then this is where you start. No ifs, ands or buts.
I know coz I wasted 3 years trying. It all starts with followers.
So if you haven't done so already I highly recommend you use my guide to free Instagram followers and building 1,000's and 1.000's of followers all without having to spend any money in the process.
I recommend it mainly because it's the cheapest one out there and it flat out works.
But also because I have tried and tested it myself so I know that it works 100% on accounts that I have built from scratch.
P.S If you'd like to know more about how to get more followers in Instagram, shoutouts on big accounts are a great way of getting a headstart. Here I explain what is a shoutout and how you can get one on my account.
If you want to understand exactly how I build Instagram accounts like the 2 above without spending a cent, just click this link here for all the help and info.
If you'd like to follow me on Instagram, just scan the QR Code above
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Hi there Iain here. I made this site simply because I want to find ways of adding multiple income streams to my life so I can retire early and live the good life. Why rely on one income when there are so many ways out there you can earn, especially online? So as I learn about them all, I want to pass my knowledge on to you so you can do the same. Here's hoping we can all retire early and go travel the world or sit by the ocean sipping cocktails!
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