- Paying For Sponsored Ads
The first option is paying for sponsored ads, which are essentially Instagram ads. To do this, you will first need a Facebook page and Ad account, which I’ve talked about setting up here: Free Marketing Course – Facebook Page Guide & Free Marketing Course – Facebook Business Manager.
You can email or DM pages or people within your niche to shoutout your page/product with a post on their page or story. Depending on how big of a following that page has, the more you will have to pay, so ask around to see what works best for you.
If your product is good enough, some people might accept a free product for a shoutout on their page!
Collaborating with similar users or pages is a great way to grow your following, especially if the other user has a large following. Try reaching out to users to see if they want to collaborate on a promotion or giveaway, which I’ve spoken about here: Free Marketing Course – How to Increase Your Followers & Exposure.
Getting Paid On Instagram
Once you have 10,000+ followers, you put yourself in the driving seat for getting paid on Instagram, where you charge for posts from brands.
Just to mention, this doesn’t mean you need 10,000+ plus followers to start making money for posts, but you’re more likely to be picked up by brands (this also includes free stuff).
There are also sites where you can make money posting other people’s photos and videos with their chosen caption. 10,000+ followers can make $100+ according to these sites: