How do I make money on Instagram with my followers?
My answer to How do I make money on Instagram with my followers?
Answer by Frank Wesley:
How to make money from your followers on Instagram? The first thing that comes to mind for me and what I do is affiliate marketing.
Affiliate marketing is basically when you promote a product and get paid per sale. You’ll often see bloggers doing this with sidebar banners promoting their affiliates or even through specific product specific reviews and/or posts.
So, it’s pretty much the same method with Instagram.
With Instagram, you post attractive images highlighting the merchant’s products and drive sales through your affiliate URL which will be provided by your affiliate merchant.
There are quite a few companies you can work with here. Here are some:
- : Find companies you want to work with, sign up for their affiliate program, get approved then start promoting. In some programs, it’s easier to get approved if you have a blog or website.
- : Refer people that love deals & discounts, then get commission.
- : great for fashion bloggers. When people shop using your link, you’ll get commission.
- : Choose from thousands of great products to promote.
You then would put your affiliate URL in your captions or in your bio.
You could also use a link management platform like http://bitly.com to shorten and customize your affiliate link if it is ridiculously too long.
You could also connect your blog (if you have one) which would have a review or post containing the affiliate link with your Instagram profile so that there is that connection with your followers.
This type of marketing is particularly popular with clothing on Instagram, as you can post your outfit of the day with the affiliate link sending followers to your outfit details …. fun right?
For those involved in the travel industry you could set up and use affiliate marketing when writing reviews for hotels and venues on your blog and then simply directing followers to book through your link.
There are many different approaches you could investigate. The number one strategy though is to take action. None of what I suggested will work unless you act on my suggestions. For additional suggestions and support, you might want to participate in this free.