Anyone making money on Instagram?

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This is only my 2nd post on this forum. So far I'm loving this site. Lots of brilliant minds.

I get Facebook and I get Pintrest.

Has anyone figured out a successful way promote on Instagram? The only place for a link is on the user profile. I have 7,000 followers on one of my accounts. I put up relevant pics and they get tons of likes, but how in the world do I ever make money with this? Any thoughts or ideas? Anyone successfully using Instagram?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kendrickk
    I think that Instagram is hard to sell to. They seem only to be interested in pictures to me. Sorry I can not help you with that. If you do find a way be sure to share.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    I dont think there is any monetization method with Instagram but I may be wrong because I dont use it. Atleast on FB you can advertise
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  • Profile picture of the author Leonhart
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    I think back in the day, CPA worked well with Instagram. I made like 50 bucks, but I was never really much active there.

    I can't say whether it works or not, since I haven't been using it for a while. But try it, why not..

    Offers that can be completed easily (Mobile Offers) usually converted well for me.

    Something like "Hey, posting this picture from my brand new iPhone 5s. And I got it for free, so happy! (your link here)"

    Cheers,
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  • Profile picture of the author royljestr
    Instagram is pretty much just for fun. Sure people try to sell stuff on there everyday and do you know what real users of instagram do?? They unfollow those people
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    • Profile picture of the author Ryce
      Originally Posted by royljestr View Post

      Instagram is pretty much just for fun. Sure people try to sell stuff on there everyday and do you know what real users of instagram do?? They unfollow those people
      or maybe it´s just your opinion .....


      10 E-Commerce Stores Doing Great on Instagram
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      • Profile picture of the author Pitchfork Marketing
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        Originally Posted by royljestr View Post

        Instagram is pretty much just for fun. Sure people try to sell stuff on there everyday and do you know what real users of instagram do?? They unfollow those people

        You have to think outside of the box.

        "Making Money" on the internet, in many cases, is not about how can I monetize site x or site y.

        Its about, How can i siphon qualified leads from site x and site y. And convert those leads into loyal long lasting customers.

        your ultimate goal is NOT to "Monetize" instagram (I HATE the word monetize as it is so Anti-business minded).

        Your plan should be to use instagram as a way to qualify potential customers and to send them back to your BUSINESS by which you will do with them as you please.

        If you have your business constructed correctly, Then you will already have systems and processes in place so that you'll know exactly what to do with the leads that you capture from instagram or any site for that matter.

        Never violate sound business practices for quick short term cash. Because after those quick gains fall flat, you'll be back to square one...and they will fall flat.

        Build a business.

        *Side note, my girlfriend has used instagram to build a list (On my recommendation)...she gets clothes for cheap from various resources and sells them for a small profit -- It's her little side gig, but she's doing a little over $2,000 a month. Not bad for an English major :p
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        • Profile picture of the author giorgioarmani
          Originally Posted by antoniobrave View Post

          "Making Money" on the internet, in many cases, is not about how can I monetize site x or site y.

          Its about, How can i siphon qualified leads from site x and site y. And convert those leads into loyal long lasting customers.

          your ultimate goal is NOT to "Monetize" instagram (I HATE the word monetize as it is so Anti-business minded).

          Your plan should be to use instagram as a way to qualify potential customers and to send them back to your BUSINESS by which you will do with them as you please.
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        • [QUOTE=antoniobrave;8628365]You have to think outside of the box.

          "Making Money" on the internet, in many cases, is not about how can I monetize site x or site y.

          Its about, How can i siphon qualified leads from site x and site y. And convert those leads into loyal long lasting customers.

          your ultimate goal is NOT to "Monetize" instagram (I HATE the word monetize as it is so Anti-business minded).

          Your plan should be to use instagram as a way to qualify potential customers and to send them back to your BUSINESS by which you will do with them as you please.


          You hit the mail right on the head antoniobrave. It's not always about monetization. It's about using the tools available to make more money for you business.

          BTW, I love the way your girlfriend uses instagram to buy and sell clothes. Have been thinking of unloading my daughter's old baby stuff the same way.
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          • Profile picture of the author Pitchfork Marketing
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            [quote=John Jonas Phil VA;8629769]
            Originally Posted by antoniobrave View Post

            You have to think outside of the box.

            "Making Money" on the internet, in many cases, is not about how can I monetize site x or site y.

            Its about, How can i siphon qualified leads from site x and site y. And convert those leads into loyal long lasting customers.

            your ultimate goal is NOT to "Monetize" instagram (I HATE the word monetize as it is so Anti-business minded).

            Your plan should be to use instagram as a way to qualify potential customers and to send them back to your BUSINESS by which you will do with them as you please.


            You hit the mail right on the head antoniobrave. It's not always about monetization. It's about using the tools available to make more money for you business.

            BTW, I love the way your girlfriend uses instagram to buy and sell clothes. Have been thinking of unloading my daughter's old baby stuff the same way.
            You're going in the right direction, but I would take it one step further and say that its NEVER about monetization.

            You see, most people focus on how to make More money. How make MORE conversions MORE MORE MORE...

            But they have yet to earn a single dollar using the fundamentals. They lack systems and processes. They lack everything that makes a business successful -- Yet they are worried about monetization and making more!

            How about we master the fundamentals first??

            Theres a guy in the NBA by the name of Tim Duncan. He doesn't get the cool commercials. He doesn't have the flashy shoes. And he's not most kids favorite player -- But he has won many many championships, he earns a boatload of money and he's uber successful. Why is that?

            Because he is extremely fundamentally sound. Fundamentals can get you much more success than flashy gimmicks ever will.

            We should all be focused on building a business. And having systems in place that work day in and day out. That is the point by which "Monetization" can take place.

            BTW, my girlfriend started out selling old baby clothes, my old clothes etc, etc -- then she branched out to acquire clothes for cheap.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    How did you get 7,000 followers on Instagram?
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  • Profile picture of the author kmanbloquet
    Affiliate links and bra and logos are the first thing that come to mind, you can post affiliate links and generate revenue when people click on them, or you could post images of certain brands and people could pay you for the likes that the photo receives, there is value in customers, getting peoples attention is hard and you have the ability to get 7,000 peoples attention sell it.

    BTW: I sent you a DM on possible ways we could work together.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cobaki
    I know people who make money on Instagram. It depends on how you will monetize your account, really. They use their accounts to sell products and services and they are actually reaching a lot of people by using Instagram alone. Well, I think that if your target market is there, it will already be easy for you to make money.
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelBartley
    Hi Jared, Instagram's latest update forced the "quality over quantity" rule.

    When I started on instagram I made $281 using affiliate marketing my first week using 6 niche accounts with mobile email submit offers.

    All I did was make a comment like "why in the world is everybody talking about @username ?" On a high traffic trending pic.

    Or you could even have 3 different accounts talking to each other on a high traffic comment thread to make everyone else curious lol

    Example:"answer the above question via account 2 like "I've also seen numerous posts about that @username page, I'm going to check it out"

    Other users will follow because they now feel "left out" if they dont know. Social proof is key in IG marketing.

    Leave mystery and they will come. Think always outside the box.

    I have outlined a simple strategy involving mobile CPA and #hashtag traffic on my blog here

    On Twitter you see a section for trending tweets.

    Instagram provides several sites that let you analyze data and trends so you can pick a mobile CPA offer based on results.

    -webstagram.com(search via hash tag for exact number of pics)

    -instawaves.com(use trending tags to know what pics to comment on with a lot of traffic, likes, etc)

    -DMstagram app(just like FB messenger..send messages with signatures(cloak aff. Link in them while messaging followers)

    I ran a test to see if I could get quality fitness leads from IG.

    My 1st day I was able to get 170 leads mostly female to sign up via mobile opt in form on this page (@instaweightlossinfo) and they are now active on my subscriber list.

    So answer to your question ..."yes" i am and there are many others making money with instagram.

    Just like everything else on the net. It comes down to your setup. IG being your traffic source and pics being main medium you could simply watermark all uploaded pics with cloaked aff. Link URL.

    They do go to the URL as I track free campaigns just as I would a ppc campaign.

    Bit.ly cloaked links tracking data is enough to gather GEO data to see who is doing what with your profile url.

    Landing page to Offer still works great for me also.

    If you don't have software you can use tumblr as long as you don't place the raw affiliate link on the tumblr page (they'll ban you)

    Just place your opt in form on the tumblr page and use that link as your profile link.

    Hope that after you look at my blog post and see my case studies you benefit from it and you too monetize those followers you have and the ones you find following this method.

    it works and I still use the strategy .

    The "dog" niche is hot on IG I've seen mobile email submit offers on peerfly for these and they do convert as far as I have seen.

    Hope I could help out some...
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  • I make money with Instagram via a Clickbank product but I layer my own capture page on top of that and capture leads. So the clickbank income is small compared to getting leads who are interested in making money online. I'm about to put together a training webinar for my team exactly on this topic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Melika Divine
    Instagram is becoming more and more popular I believe because it's just very simple. All you do is just post cool pics and hast tag, hast tag, #hast tag. It's important to do a little research first on hast tags. I think one of the best sites is webstagram where you can just simply type in a hast tag or a keyword and they tell you how many times it has been used.

    The thing about becoming popular on instagram is, not being looked at as a spam with a bunch of promotional pics.. yuck. Folks love positive affirmation pics and if you put a link at the bottom, you can generate some traffic to you site because folks will share the positive quote or affirmation on Facebook and other social media networks. I think it's pretty cool. I still learning everyday but it seems to be hot and folks are making some money when they don't abuse it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    I was wondering if I can use Instagram for building a list, that's the only way I see I can make money from instagram
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  • Profile picture of the author irfan15
    its too early to earn money from instagram.. but I am sure in few months time one of us will find a way for it
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  • Profile picture of the author Techology
    Making money from any popular media site follows the same rules as marketing anywhere else. First you target your audience. Then you isolate a shared problem. Then you find a suitable product to solve it. Then you casually mention that you know how to fix it.
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  • Profile picture of the author jerytohn
    Originally Posted by JaredRhodenizer View Post

    Anyone making money on Instagram?
    No. But making lots of friends.
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  • Profile picture of the author terselubung
    Yes, Instagram can be optimized to sell all product. Beauty product is very recomended
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      • Profile picture of the author mikeyman120
        People are promoting all kinds of stuff on Instagram. I see CPA offers, I see ebooks for weight loss. I see workout programs and all kinds of stuff in the fitness niche such as protein drinks, workout routines on DVD, you name it. I see loads of teepring tee shirts just search hashtag #teespring. Theres @flavorgod who seems to be killing it with instagram and all kinds of clothing stores around the globe and USA under hashtags #clothing #tweens etc

        Ads in the fitness and bodybuilding niches are growing by the day. Also Apps are being promoted heavily which makes sense since the app store is just a tap away where people are using instagram which is mostly on the smartphones. People are promoting apps that help with instagram such as getting followers or image editing and games are also popular.

        I see hundreds of offers per day and for sure the accounts doing the promoting of these ads to their followers are cashing in. I have no idea if anyone else is making money but their trying to by paying for promos from the large accounts.
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  • Profile picture of the author mafia1
    Well Instagram is working on their Sponsored Photos and Videos ads platform. So hopefully marketers will be able to take advantage of it soon.

    About Instagram Ads
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    • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
      Originally Posted by mafia1 View Post

      Well Instagram is wroking on their Sponsored Photos and Videos ads platform. So hopefully marketers will be able to take advantage of it soon.

      About Instagram Ads
      I assume their demographics will be very accurate. This could be big!
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  • Profile picture of the author yako
    Anyone has any update on how to monetize instagram? What I find hard about instagram is that as links are not allowed in comments you have to convince the user to check your profile and then click on you url...looks like too many steps but any advise will be much appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
    I work mostly with business owners. Here is a video training I did on Instagram Marketing for business owners. It's a Google Hangout. Enjoy !!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jklQz-CEkms
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  • Profile picture of the author JCorp
    Some of these social media sites are good for one thing... building your brand and following... once you've got that going, it's then about funneling people FROM that particular website to YOUR website or property... and then for us, to collect leads and subscribers in an auto responder.
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  • Profile picture of the author instagramuser
    If you want to make easy money, sign up for exposegram.com

    There just starting up so now is the time to get in on it
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  • Profile picture of the author missmystery
    I use instagram for trying to get myself out there. If you have a main site, then use that as a link, but I don't know if many people click on it.

    I see teespring stuff on there all the time - it must make money for some people.
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  • Profile picture of the author Masondavis
    I was wondering if I can use Instagram for building a list, that's the only way I see I can make money from instagram.
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  • Profile picture of the author boyishefast
    as long as you have us + uk traffic that is fresh and unexploited you can bank

    I think niche targeted followers on instagram can be monetized via ppl
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  • Profile picture of the author DustinSolerx39
    If you can get them off the site, you can make money in most of the cases, you can post pics with instructions written on them to follow the link for your CPA offers and such, have seen people doing it..
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  • Profile picture of the author Ertha
    It depends on your culture, some people might be amazed to know that many local in my area mainly do their shopping on Instagram.

    Your ideal target of the platform would be female.

    But if you want to literally monetize your followers you can ask for sponsor post that are relevant to your account theme.
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  • Profile picture of the author winnermarketing
    You could do money throught Instagram if you have a site!
    Put your website/blog's link and get visitor into your profile!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Samsaly
    Instagram is a good channel to promote products such as clothing, accessories or food. It is because that the advantage of Instagram focus on picture, if you can develop your tactics with media, let's try it!
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  • Profile picture of the author CharlesWells
    It's a great medium to build up your following, and then you can send them to squeeze pages to build your list and then everything's the same, it's can be just another marketing channel for you..
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  • Profile picture of the author CurtisJohnson753
    yeah, there are guys making real nice income from instagram, I even saw a webinar on that..
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  • Profile picture of the author Styre
    In Russia, more than 1000 pages in Instagram, who earn on advertising. There is exchange of advertising, where you can buy advertising post
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  • Profile picture of the author ThomasLloyd
    Don;t know anyone making money with it really, but glad to know other people are making money with it with innovative ways!
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  • Profile picture of the author aula
    I never heard of someone who makes six figures with Instagram.

    Instagram is mostly non buyer traffic, young people who like using taking a lot of photos and
    applying photo filters.

    Twitter on the other hand, is much stronger buyer traffic, and there are a lot of millionaires in the making
    as a result of using Twitter everyday
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  • Profile picture of the author MLeblanc12
    I remember there was a guy who said he's making a bank with CPA offers being promoted on instagram, don't know how true that is..
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  • Profile picture of the author coolsouk
    Have to comment here as been very deep via Instagram. The answer is yes, you can make money & big time. There are 2 main methods that I've witnessed one which am using already. First, you can sell shoutouts subscriptions (totally depending on reputation x niche x location). Second, sell Instagram services like followers, mentions, likes etc...
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  • Profile picture of the author Drumcode
    It's quite easy to make money on Instagram. You can start your own business easily. Just create an account. You'll have access to the entire web and unlimited selling potential.
    The risk and investment is so minimal, and the earning potential is huge. You can outsource freelancers for cheap to do all the technical parts.
    Just find your niche, you don't need any previous knowledge or skills. All you need is the perfect idea!
    I'm using awesome and easy method to grow Instagram account and earn from it. I'm using it about 10 days, earned good so far (about $500). You can check that method here http://buysellmethods.com/ads/new-20...-methods-2017/
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