How frequently do you use Instagram? Do you use Instagram regularly? Definitely, most of the people use Instagram on a daily basis but how many of them make money on Instagram?
Probably very few, and you can be one of them.
Because it’s not difficult to earn handsome amount with just spending an hour daily on Instagram. You just need to follow a pattern that is required and you will easily be earning a livelihood on Instagram.
I have a question here.
Do you know why people can’t achieve their goals especially while it’s about earning money? While they are struggling hard in a specific field?
You see there are a few people in all the fields, who are called successful in their particular fields.
The struggles of most people just end up in ruins. Although they are no less committed to their fields.
Do you think what makes the difference?
Why do some people are making money on Facebook and Instagram without too much effort and some are spending too much time and struggling harder but still they are unable to make money from the field?
If you keenly observe, you’ll come to know that the people who are not making money (and they are in majority) are not following the pattern that is actually needed to achieve that specific goal.
And a very few people who are following the exact pattern definitely earn handsome amounts in return.
Hope you can understand how much important is to understand what exactly makes people successful in their life. What are the key steps to be successful in any field of life?
So if you really want to run an Instagram page successfully, you must follow what’s working and you should avoid what’s not working.
You should learn from other’s stories who are already successful on Instagram.
For example, I am sharing the real story of my cousin who is already working on Instagram and making money.
The other reason to share this story is that there are too many articles on making money from Instagram and maybe you have read most of the articles.
Maybe, one of the articles couldn’t satisfy you. That’s why I thought to share a real story which will give you a more clear image of what you should do and what you shouldn’t do to make money with Instagram with a very few followers.
What she is doing on Instagram?
First of all, I would like to tell you what she is doing in her field because I want to make it clear that how actually you can make it possible for you as well.
Because, you know, it’s now clear that if you want to be a successful Instagrammer, you must have to follow a pattern – a pattern that other successful Instagrammers are following.
You must have to notice that what others are doing that’s working, and what mistakes they are making that are ruining some of their pages.
She started page on fashion, beauty, makeup, and lifestyle as she has said on her page. She started sharing her opinions and ideas on fashion beauty makeup and life lifestyle on her Instagram page.
She started reviewing products. You must be clear that all the brands are now available on Instagram.
You can review them and mention any of them in your reviews in your posts – what she has done, for free, in the early days.
It was a time when she was following people who like fashion and lifestyle. She grabbed their attention with her genuine reviews. I am telling all the story because it’s like a pattern that you will follow in your field.
The pattern, which works a lot to become a successful Instagrammer.
Here is the answer to most often asked question, how many followers do someone require to make money on Instagram.
When she got approximately 1200 followers, she started making money on Instagram. She started a campaign for PRs for different products and companies. The brands started contacting her for product reviews. You can see in the picture what she is receiving these days.
Now brands in relevant categories send their products to her home and she reviews the products.
Look it’s not necessary to run a fashion and beauty page on Instagram you can run from any field you love the most. And you must follow your own interest.
Because people would love to hear from you about the products what you actually love to use for yourself. For example, if you are women then you must like fashion and all that. You can start a page on fashion.
Are you doing something else?
Then you can start a page for your own field and you shouldn’t start on fashion. Because every field has a lot of companies that will ask you to promote their products and services and review them.
There are few people might be crazy about starting the page on fashion and lifestyle, because they have seen that this works.
But I don’t recommend this.
Because if you don’t have any interest in something then you won’t run it for long.
If you want to do something for long and you want to make it your livelihood then it should be your passion.
Here is the other example, that helps you understand why it’s important to work in your own field.
You started a page, and it didn’t work. Maybe, you didn’t follow the exact pattern that I’m gonna share here.
If you do love something then even if you are disappointed by the effort you are doing. But you won’t stop because you will be enjoying it and you love your work.
And if you are doing something for earning money, then, at last, you will quit. It doesn’t matter it worked for you or not. You will feel that money is not as much important than your self-satisfaction.
I have personally experienced it.
The blog on which you are studying this article is my passion and I am running it and I enjoy it.
I’m so much passionate that when my coworkers don’t work for a couple of weeks, I work alone.
And I love to do everything for it.
You can see the page on Instagram I have recently started is for my blog only is used to share quotations on my page. I’m not sharing quotes for self-promotion but for my passion.
What mistakes most of the people make while starting an Instagram page?
The biggest mistakes that most of the people make to start an online business are,
- Learning less. People don’t want to learn it
Less passionate. They don’t work for passion.
We are humans, we all make mistakes. So is the case with Instagrammers. The biggest mistake that I notice every – unsuccessful person – makes is not to learn it properly.
And most of you will also make the same mistake. That’s why I’m insisting too much to learn it and then start it.
I have a question why do you want to make money? To earn a livelihood? To pay for the basic necessities? Or to show off?
For most of the cases, people just want to make money because they want to live a peaceful life. And in very few cases, people want to make money to feel stronger and wealthy to show off.
Now, for example, you’re now able to earn enough to meet your basic necessities but you’re not satisfied with your work. What will you do? Your will be in depression and will always be in try to change your field.
So why don’t you think to start in your own field?
If you are interested to run a page for a long time and you want to make your passion as a profession then it’s too much essential to start a page in the field that you love the most.
What you should do to run a successful Instagram page?
I have found some of the must-follow rules to run a page successfully. Here is the list,
- Be original and Fair
- Be clear and specific
- Use hashtags and captions appropriately
- Be local
- Be regular and consistent
- Be social
- Make a post on the peak times
#1 Be original and Fair:
Maybe you are not using your original identity on Facebook, but, and in this case, it won’t work for you.
You have to use your original identity, at least, other than the name. Because most of the brands work locally and if you’re not sharing your location and original data, then you will be flagged as a spammer.
#2 Be clear and specific:
Decide clearly about the category in which you will work. It’s too much essential to be clear and specific for your page.
If you are not specific and you’rent posting your relevant content then you won’t get into the community that you actually need.
You might get people from different communities and different kind of natures and you won’t get more comments and likes for the products, that are gonna at you for it.
#3 Use hashtags and captions appropriately:
It’s the most important part of your job – you’re gonna do. There is an option to add captions of the images. Write in detail but necessary caption for your post.
But don’t try to stuff anything. Because you must keep in mind that your practices are being noticed by humans.
Also, you appropriate hashtags into your posts. The hashtags help you get organic traffic to your posts. It’s recommended to use 11+ hashtags with an in-detail caption.
#4 Be local:
It’s not essential every time. You don’t need to be local for all of your pages. But, first of all, you should be clear about the category in which you’re working. If you’re working for some products and services then you should be local.
So that you can interact with the right people and the right brands. And if you’rent working for local products. Then you may not necessarily be local.
#5 Be regular and consistent:
It’s also one of the mistakes that people make on Instagram that they are not regular and consistent. It won’t maximize productivity. If you are not regular and consistent then you will look like an amateur and mature people won’t interact with your posts.
Hence you will lose a chance to be more productive.
#6 Be social:
Never forget that Instagram is a social media platform and people here are just like family.
You can be on Instagram for fun and entertainment or to interact with people. So is the case with others. You just imagine on which photos and videos do you want to interact? On which post you like to comment and which pages do you love the most?
Why is this so?
On Instagram and Facebook that must be the pages who are interacting with you and being social with you. They treat you as a human being and they know what do you want to see and what do you want to hear from them.
That’s why you stick to them.
You must keep in mind that what your community would like to hear from you? They want you to like their posts, their comments and be social with them somehow. So you should respond to them for the comments and be a part of chats somewhere with them. If you won’t do so your page will look like a robotic page.
#7 Make a post on the peak times:
You must be clear who is your audience? To whom you want to speak? What do they do and when they are available on Instagram?
For example, if these are women – as in the case of a fashion page – just imagine when the women are free? Most likely they are free in the mornings and evenings when they are free to use mobile.
Especially, in the morning, no one is at home, the husband has gone to job and children went to school or universities. They are now free to use social media.
It’s just a case, your case may be different. You must think about it who is your audience? What do they do? When they are free?
You can also get the idea by making posts on different times on a day. You will notice that there are sometimes when people are interacting the most with your pictures and videos that would be the best time to make a post.
How to get followers on Instagram?
You make money on Instagram when you have followers. At least a couple of thousand. So when you start a page, your main focus will be to increase the followers. As the higher in number as the better prices, you will receive. But if you will try to spam and your followers won’t be active on your posts or they don’t have the same interests. Then no one is gonna pay you.
You know, Dean Graziosi has said in a video, if you don’t want to make mistakes in your life then you must learn from experts. I love his opinion because I have experienced in my life that when you learn from experts, you don’t make mistakes. In this case, I would love to recommend you to read the Instagram guide by Neil Patel before starting your page.
Neil Patel has mentioned that if you want to get more followers on your page you must know who else is working in the industry.
You can contact them to promote your page. They will ask you to pay for it. The other trick is to follow your competitor’s followers. If they are following your competitors then most likely they will also follow you. It’s a long term process and it will take time, but if you want to invest then
It’s easy now to get more followers on Instagram overnight. You just need to follow any of the methods.
- Ask someone to promote you
- Use promotion on Instagram
- Run PR campaigns
Ask some to promote you:
Let’s say, share quotes as I do. You can search for the people who else is sharing quotes. Let’s say this page is sharing beautiful quotes on the page. You can contact the person to promote your page for a reward.
Promote via Instagram:
Instagram will also help you promote your page when you’re willing to pay them. They will get you the right people in a few hours or days.
Run PR Campaigns:
You can also run PR campaigns, you can add a hashtag to promote your page and you will send a gift to a few of them.
Then the following three methods will easily be getting the right audience the right followers on your page and hence you will easily be making money with Instagram
What to do when you have followers on Instagram?
When you have followers it’s the right time to make money from your page.
- Contact the brands and companies of your industry
- Use the hashtags to let them contact you.
Both of the methods will work and you will be making money with your Instagram account in the early days you.
They will send you products for free and you will review the products. After a couple of days, you will be able to share paid content. Brands will hire you for their bands and products.
If you have your story that you want us to share with people then you can leave a comment or send us the story.