How to Make Money from Instagram: 4 Marketing Hacks

How To Make Money From Instagram

Instagram needs no introduction. With over 500 Million active user, It is the largest photo sharing platform in the world. But Instagram is not only about sharing photos. What if I tell you that you can also make a hell lot of money by using Instagram.

Surprised? Don’t be 😛

Because In this post, I m going to tell you how to convert your Instagram profile into cash generating machine and earn money from it.

Before I tell you how to make money from Instagram, let’s take a quick look at some of the Instagram’s facts and figures and see how much potential this photo sharing app has got.


Instagram Statistics ( 10 Interesting Facts and Figures )


  • The 1st ever photo posted on Instagram was by Kevin Systrom (@kevin) on Jul 16, 2010.

  • On 9 April 2012, Facebook acquires Instagram for whooping $1 billion.

  • Out of 500 Million registered users, Over 60% users log in daily.

  • Instagram is the 2nd most engaging network in the world after Facebook.

  • Around 30% Netizens (Internet Users) is now on Instagram

  • Over 40 Billion Photos has shared on Instagram

  • Instagram receives up to 3.5 Billion likes every day.

  • Selena Gomez has the Most Number of Followers ( 69.5m )

  • Out of Top 100 Brands In The Word, 90% is on Instagram

  • Engagement with brands on Instagram is 10x higher than any other social networking site.


As you can see, Instagram has grown insanely in the last couple of years and has got a huge amount of reach. You can easily promote any product/brand/service with people on Instagram, all you need is the right amount of interest based audience to promote appropriate things with them.

We are listing few proven ways below through which you” ll be able to make money from Instagram. Take a look


Also Read: How To Earn Money From Facebook


1. Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing is where you are promoting someone else’s product or service and in return you get the commission on per sale or conversion basis. All you need to do is post any attractive picture of the product you are promoting with your affiliate link in the description.

Here are some of the companies with whom you can work as the affiliate partner.


2. Buy & Sell

If you run your own business, then Instagram is the place for you. You can sell product/service you own with the people on Instagram. All you need to do is post “Behind the Scene” kind of pictures of your products.

For Example.

  • Picture of gorgeous handmade soaps being gift wrapped.

  • Jewellery being pieced together.

  • Delicious Cakes Etc.


You can also tell your customers to share the pictures with the product they bought from you with the hashtag related to your product or brand.


3. Sponsored Post

If you are a socially active person who has got a huge number of followers, You can also earn by taking sponsored post or by giving shoutouts . All you need to do is promote somebody else’s youtube’s channel, Instagram or Twitter handle on your wall and get paid for the same. There’s many big pages/profiles out there who is doing the same. They charge in between 250 to 750 INR per sponsored post. You can find sponsored post for your account from here.


4. Sell Your Account

This sounds bit funny, but you can actually make a good amount of money by flipping your Instagram account. There’re many brands out there who like purchase this kind of viral accounts to promote their product to the targeted audience. All you need to have is social media account with a couple of thousands fans/followers, and you can sell this accounts for money. You can use this marketplace to sell your social media account for the money.


These are the few ways through which you can earn money from your Instagram account. All you need to have is a viral account.

So, that’s it in this post. Hope you guys liked it and came to know about various new ways to use your Instagram account rather than just a photo sharing app.

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