Instagram used to be a platform for just picture sharing, but today, it’s now a business platform, which is used by businesses, brands and ecommerce owners. You’ve probably heard that people make money off their instagram accounts, I’ll be giving you a guide on how it’s done in this article.
How Some People Make Money Off Their Instagram Accounts
You may be wondering if Instagram pays people directly.
Well, Nope, Instagram does not pay into people’s bank account.
People just tap into the population there, sell their services and products, just like in any ecommerce business environment.
Marketing yourself and the things you are good at helps you connect with customers on Instagram.
Requirements to Start Making Money on Instagram
To do business with your Instagram account, you will need to first switch to a business profile. It adds more features to your account. Login to your Instagram, goto account settings and switch.
The following also needs to be put in place
1. Your Instagram followers
Perhaps you already have lots of followers on Instagram and you just thought “hey, this would be a good opportunity”, – if you have active likes and comments on your posts and what you post is in line with the items or services you want to offer, them you’ve got the major requirements to start doing business.
If you don’t, you will need to pick something you are interested in, the following are 3 top strategies to build your reach and influence
Top Instagram Strategies to Grow
- Specialize on Something You are Good in
- Use Relevant Hashtags : Use 5 -10 hashtags that relates to your posts as they help your post reach more people.
- Post Regularly but not too much so as not to overwhelm your audience
2. Tools for e-commerce and Dropshipping
Try out Shopify.com as they have apps that integrate with instagram to help you sell your items and services really easy. You can easily set up a dropshipping store with Shopify’s ecommerce platform, which is free for 14 days. You can also try out Oberlo’s free plan dropshipping app.
Dropshipping is a business model where you don’t need to own products you are selling. All you need to do is find cheap products from a company and sell that product to buyers at a higher price while the company handles the delivery.