How I Bank $100 - $300 Per Day On Instagram With Ease

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EDIT: Jan 2nd 2017 - This method works better then it did when I started this thread. The shoutout business has steadily grown and now that Instagram has 500 Million Users on its Platform this opportunity will continue to grow and is still steadily growing so learn how to get a large Instagram following and sell shoutouts or in other words sponsored posts from your account all day and earn a nice income right from your smartphone.



Hello Warriors,
I know lots of people have probably been trying to crack the code to making money on Instagram and I have done it. It isn't something I invented myself it came from spending tons of time on Instagram. I started noticing these cool niche accounts that were about all kinds of things like bodybuilding, fitness, weight loss, funny memes, funny videos, cool cars, cool trucks, colorful things, luxury houses, treehouses, movie scenes, cool quotes, music video clips and all sorts of niche accounts that had great pics and videos to look at.

After a while of following these accounts I started to take a close look at them and was astounded to see that most all of them had anywhere from 100k - 2 million followers. I also noticed, since I was following them, that they were doing something called a shout out which is where they tell their followers to go and follow this cool new account they found and I realized quickly that this was similar to solo ads from email list building. Then they started doing what is called a shout out for shout out which is where 2 accounts each promote the other persons account to their massive following which is similar to adswaps again from the email list building technique.

When I took a look at their bios they all had something that said - For Business/Promos contact me here: and they would list their email address and/or Kik username(Kik is an instant messaging app). So it turns out after I contacted them to find out how to get a shout out that they were charging for them and taking payments by paypal. So a shout out was something you paid for and a shout out for shout out was a free exchange between 2 accounts. I started to follow all the large accounts I could find and in my photo stream they were always shouting out accounts all day so I started following those accounts. I noticed lots of these accounts grow from nothing to hundreds of thousands of followers very fast and then they would turn around and put the same thing in their bios - For Business/Promos email me or Kik me and then they would start selling shout outs themselves.

So I thought this was a great easy way to make money so I emailed all the large accounts I had in a notes file(I'm on an iPhone) that had an email address and found out their rates and learned how they charge - some by the day and some by the hour. So I paid my way to 120k followers with my first niche account which took about a month of slowly randomly getting shout outs for my account and probably spent $500-$700 dollars. I didn't keep great track of it because it was a whole bunch of small payments over and over. I then put my gmail address in the bio and started to promote myself for free on Instagram by liking and commenting on photos of these large accounts and in about a week I got my first order for a shout out. I charged $30 for it for 4 hours. That means I would post the person requesting the shout outs picture and put in the comments for my followers to follow them and I would list their account name 10 times which is clickable and you couldn't miss it because it was listed 10 times and I left it in my account for 4 hours which gave my followers a good chance of seeing it in their photo stream. I was super excited at this point. After getting a few more orders I started pouring the money back into paid shout outs to start growing my other niche accounts I was working on. By the way that first account of mine was funny memes and jokes and all pics, no videos at this point.

So my other accounts started to grow quickly. I would go to hashtag categories and download photos I liked with an app called Instant Save(you can't save pics or videos from within the Instagram app itself so you need Instant Save) and just re-upload them to my account. So getting the content for your account is super easy plus you can find loads of pics on your computer and transfer them to your iphone with iTunes.
Now this is big business on Instagram and more and more people are jumping on this easy cash bandwagon by the day but compared to the amount of users on Instagram I don't think this could ever get saturated. Anyway now I have 5 accounts ranging form 70k - 135k and growing more and more by the day. People love these niche accounts as they provide fun, cool and interesting content to look at. You of course want to get user engagement so in the comments you can say anything like comment and tag your friends if you think they will like this and this spreads you around more and gets you more followers for free.

By the way shout outs get you actual REAL followers. As you may know there are loads of sites online where you can buy followers but most of them are fake followers and they even say that in their ads. But fake followers are totally useless. If you built a massive account with fake followers and charges for a shout out you would be scamming people and they would never order from you again and they would comment on all your pics saying this person is a scammer so it wouldn't pay off if you tried the fake followers route. These methods of buying shout outs from large accounts are great because they actually get you REAL followers which will give you a long term sustainable business.

So if you want to look into this just launch your Instagram app and use the search feature and type in things like funny memes, bodybuilding, fitness, weight loss, cars, trucks, funny videos, etc and you'll find these large accounts. I would recommend setting up one Instagram account just for following these large accounts so you can see how they run their business and very, very quickly you will figure it out and know what you have to do to cash in yourself. Basically you need a massive following and you can pay for it and build up your following quickly. You could also find other accounts that have the same following as you can Direct Message them to do a shout out for shout out which is like an adswap and is free and build your account totally free if you want.

But this is what the big dogs are doing on Instagram. You can also do what is called a Promo where you charge a business to advertise their product, service or website to your followers. Basically these massive large accounts are a great source of traffic on Instagram. You can even just search for them and have them do a Promo for yourself and promote things like your own products, affiliate offers, CPA offers and even Tee Spring Tee Shirts. Just go to the search feature in Instagram and click hashtags and type in teespring and you will see loads of people promoting tee spring tee shirts.

These accounts are like advertising platforms with their massive followings. They are like the Instagram Ads of Instagram before Instagram has even rolled out their inevitable advertising platform. I also think that Instagram is a prime candidate for a partner program like the YouTube Partner program where people who post popular videos and get loads of views share in the advertising revenue with YouTube. If Instagram ever implements a partner program they will do it with these large accounts so having a large account can put you in prime position to cash in big if they ever implement a partner program.

Also you can promote your stuff with Hashtags for free. Just post your pic and you can add up to 30 hashtags per pic. A hashtag is a keyword with the pound sign in front of it - for example - #teespring, #weightloss, #bodybuilding, #funnymemes etc. Using hashtags categorizes your images under those hashtags so when people search through those hashtag categories they can see your pic and then if they click the pic they can see the pic and the comments below it. So you can promote stuff for free by using hashtags.

Well that's it. Any questions or anything just post below I will try to check in daily to answer any questions you may have about making money with this method on Instagram.

Thanks,
Mike
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  • Profile picture of the author lookinforthecash
    Hi Mike, what you have discovered is explained here or do you have mote information or do you coach?
    • Profile picture of the author mikeyman120
      Originally Posted by lookinforthecash View Post

      Hi Mike, what you have discovered is explained here or do you have mote information or do you coach?
      I have a course on this you can do a search for it, I don't think I can list it here, or search threads by my username. I don't offer coaching as it's just too easy.
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  • Profile picture of the author meadows2482
    Interesting. I've never thought of Instagram as a source of income. I'm going to have to do some research! Thanks.
    • Profile picture of the author mikeyman120
      Originally Posted by meadows2482 View Post

      Interesting. I've never thought of Instagram as a source of income. I'm going to have to do some research! Thanks.
      That's what I thought for a while also it seemed everyone was making money with Facebook, Twitter and G+ but after spending loads of time on Instagram I stumbled across what others were doing so I gave it a try and it works great.
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  • Profile picture of the author elusian
    HI Mike

    I bought your course. How much time do you spend posting each day? I am really getting in to it but do not want to overdue it and annoy my followers.

    Sincerely,
    Caterina
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      Originally Posted by elusian View Post

      HI Mike

      I bought your course. How much time do you spend posting each day? I am really getting in to it but do not want to overdue it and annoy my followers.

      Sincerely,
      Caterina
      Hi Caterina. I post 1-5 pics per account per day and have no complaints from anyone. I could see if you had a lot of followers and you posted 20 pics every 20 minutes you might annoy some people but with 1-5 pics a day you'll probably not annoy anyone. People want to see pics in their photo stream. Like they say content is king and on Instagram the content is pictures so keep it to 1-5 or even 10 pics a day per account and you should have no problems or complaints.
  • Profile picture of the author chris1034
    Thanks for posting this, definitely something to consider looking in to not only as an income source but a great source of website traffic. I have a feeling a similar thing happens on Twitter. I recently made an account related to my website and have noticed a lot of niche twitter pages with 30k + followers.
    • Profile picture of the author mikeyman120
      Originally Posted by chris1034 View Post

      Thanks for posting this, definitely something to consider looking in to not only as an income source but a great source of website traffic. I have a feeling a similar thing happens on Twitter. I recently made an account related to my website and have noticed a lot of niche twitter pages with 30k + followers.
      Actually I spend loads of time on Instagram and not too much on Twitter so I was unaware of similar on Twitter. I guess I'll check out Twitter some more and see if people are doing the same there. I also spend more time on Instagram than Facebook, way more. So I guess it was inevitable that I stumbled upon this money making method. I am seeing more and more people promoting Tee Spring Tee Shirts also. And yes these large accounts are a great source of traffic so you could actually pay them to promote your products, affiliate products, CPA offers or Tee Spring Tees instead of waiting to grow your own account to the point where you can promote your stuff for free. But to have other large accounts promo you they will charge unless you cut a deal with them to share in the profits for free promos. I actually haven't tried that yet.
  • Profile picture of the author dachiwox2
    Wow!! Nice... How can I use instagram to drive traffic??
    • Profile picture of the author bigfoot12
      Originally Posted by dachiwox2 View Post

      Wow!! Nice... How can I use instagram to drive traffic??

      I've noticed that if you use niche relevant hashtags put inside your posts, you can get lots of likes on your photos - within hours. I got like 5 likes the first day of posting my picture.
    • Profile picture of the author mikeyman120
      Originally Posted by dachiwox2 View Post

      Wow!! Nice... How can I use instagram to drive traffic??
      Do a search for the niche you want and find anyone who has say 50k - 100k up to 2 million followers and if they have an email address or Kik username(kik is an instant messaging app) in their Instagram accounts bio that should also say for Business/Promos then you can pay them for a paid post which will expose your ad(image plus comment) to their massive following which can get you tons of traffic. You can either build up your own account(s) by paying for shout outs for them to promote your account and get you REAL followers so you can then promote stuff to your followers for free or pay the people with large followings to promote your stuff to their followers.
    • Profile picture of the author Punit Mahajan
      Hi there,
      I have been using Instagram for promoting my blog posts.
      Apart from ShoutOuts, you can make a dedicated business account and post creative content on it. Also you can post images from your blog/website and add link in BIO so that your followers can visit the article or Webpage.

      -Punit Mahajan
  • Profile picture of the author AffEngineer
    Thanks Mike!

    I've always thought instagram is not used enough in terms of online promotion. I'm interested i giving it a shot soon.
  • Profile picture of the author Bill_Lawrence
    can I log into instagram from a laptop or does it have to be on a phone?
    • Profile picture of the author mikeyman120
      Originally Posted by Bill_Lawrence View Post

      can I log into instagram from a laptop or does it have to be on a phone?
      You can use a laptop to login to Instagram by using sites like Iconosquare.com or websta.me but I'm not sure if they let you upload images or just view Instagram. To upload images you need a program called Bluestacks which is an android emulator that lets you install the Instagram App and use it just like you would on a smartphone so you can do everything you need to with bluestacks but I think through them you can only set up 2 Instagram accounts. For more accounts you just have to set them up on your smartphone which is very easy and then use them on bluestacks on your PC(not sure if its available for Mac)
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    I never used instagram but that sure is an interesting method. I may have to look into instagram. Great, one more thing to add to the to do list. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author dejaone
    Thanks for sharing. People are doing the similar things on Facebook.
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      Originally Posted by dejaone View Post

      Thanks for sharing. People are doing the similar things on Facebook.
      Originally Posted by zakclayton View Post

      Thanks for the post Mike! Really interesting read! I've done similar on twitter which this model also works for ( although it was promoting businesses ).
      On Facebook, really. That I did not know and now I will look into it. Someone else above said this was being done on Twitter also. If you did this on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook you can get people REAL followers which is what people want. There are tons of sites that sell fake followers from fake accounts and once those accounts get banned you followings will drop drastically so FAKE follower are completely useless. If you did what I teach on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter you can start another business selling social media services of charging people to get them 100% REAL followers. This is very exciting news to me.
  • Profile picture of the author webmarke
    Great post! thanks for sharing this easy business model!
    • Profile picture of the author mikeyman120
      Originally Posted by webmarke View Post

      Great post! thanks for sharing this easy business model!
      Your welcome. It is very easy. The tricky part is getting loads of followers but by paying you can be in business real quick but once you have them maintaining this business only takes minutes per day or up to 10 minutes so it is very easy and if you do it on a smartphone you can do it anywhere even on the beach.
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    Thanks for the post Mike! Really interesting read! I've done similar on twitter which this model also works for ( although it was promoting businesses ).
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  • Profile picture of the author jtorres88
    Read what you posted I think its good details , my focus is on more on the cpa side my only problem would be when I put my aff link IG makes me take it off any tips for that.
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      Originally Posted by jtorres88 View Post

      Read what you posted I think its good details , my focus is on more on the cpa side my only problem would be when I put my aff link IG makes me take it off any tips for that.
      On IG now you can have a squeeze page link to not have your account ghosted. i use an app like mobile monopoly and to make mobile pages and link to my aff. links from there.. works great.
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    Wow!!! i have been thing of instagram of late too. I think this is a ginger
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    Awesome share, Mike.

    Do you see many accounts of this nature outside of the humor / celeb / etc. niche?
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    • Profile picture of the author mikeyman120
      Originally Posted by mmarty View Post

      Awesome share, Mike.

      Do you see many accounts of this nature outside of the humor / celeb / etc. niche?
      There are many niches and many accounts per niche. Just use the search feature to find anything you want by keyword.
  • Profile picture of the author backlinkmasters
    I'll be trying this! Thanks for this method!

    I'm also working on doing a similar thing with Pinterest, except for promoting Amazon affiliate products!

    If it's successful I'll make sure to make a thread about it!

    Once again, thank you so much for this method!
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