Do people make money on Instagram?

Most internet marketers often overlook Instagram because it simply isn’t profitable. The Instagram advertiser network is new and untested. Marketers are simply unsure if people are willing to buy things when they are using Instagram. People often doubt the effectiveness of “no- link” advertising. Facebook and Twitter have a one-up on Instagram because users can send out direct links to their audience whenever they want, while Instagram must either convince their audience with a picture or an up-to-60 second video to click on the link in their bio – it’s just not as advertiser-friendly.

However, people make money on Instagram, and the people making money are making a lot of money because there just isn’t that much competition. You should approach Instagram differently than Facebook and Twitter because quality content is so much more important on Instagram. People are only going to buy things from you if you have quality content. So yes, you can makea lotof money on Instagram – you just need to do it properly.

And when I say a lot of money, I’m not talking about $100 or $200 a day with Instagram – I’m talking about hundreds of thousands – and millions per year. I hope you didn’t buy this eBook to make 100 or 200 dollars – or gain 10 thousand followers. I hope you bought this book because you have the ambition to make thousands of dollars – and obtain hundreds of thousands of followers. I believe the information in this book can help you achieve it, but this book alone won’t make you money. You must act, then you can make money – a lot of money.

When I started on Instagram, I had no idea I would make the amount of money I had. I went into it thinking I could only make a few hundred bucks. That belief alone limited me. It didn’t force me to take it seriously enough. That belief forced me to think small, but once I started slowly gaining more and more money… I realized that I could make a lot of money. My whole attitude towards Instagram changed, and that’s when I started becoming successful.

Get in the right mindset. Put your game face on. You can make a lot of money on Instagram.

Is it difficult?

If you are familiar with basic Instagram usage, then most of what I will discuss should be easy to comprehend. In the upcoming chapters, I will discuss the terminology, basics, and the do’s and don’ts.

Sometimes people say, “Don’t mix business with pleasure,” but I completely disagree. I think when you are working on something that makes you genuinely happy, then that’s when you truly work incredibly hard. If you don’t love what you do, you’re not going to perform well when it gets difficult.

Here’s a Steve Job’s quote about loving what you do. Maybe he can explain it better than I can.

 

PEOPLE SAY YOU HAVE TO HAVE A LOT OF PASSION FOR WHAT YOU’RE DOING, AND IT’S TOTALLY TRUE. AND THE REASON IS BECAUSE IT’S SO HARD THAT IF YOU DON’T, ANY RATIONAL PERSON WOULD GIVE UP. IT’S REALLY HARD. AND YOU HAVE TO DO IT OVER A SUSTAINED PERIOD OF TIME. SO IF YOU DON’T LOVE IT, IF YOU’RE NOT HAVING FUN DOING IT, YOU DON’T REALLY LOVE IT, YOU’RE GOING TO GIVE UP. AND THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS TO MOST PEOPLE, ACTUALLY. IF YOU REALLY LOOK AT THE ONES THAT ENDED UP, YOU KNOW, BEING “SUCCESSFUL” IN THE EYES OF SOCIETY AND THE ONES THAT DIDN’T, OFTENTIMES, IT’S THE ONES WHO WERE SUCCESSFUL LOVED WHAT THEY DID SO THEY COULD PERSEVERE, YOU KNOW WHEN IT GOT REALLY TOUGH. AND THE ONES THAT DIDN’T LOVE IT QUIT BECAUSE THEY’RE SANE, RIGHT? WHO WOULD WANT TO PUT UP WITH THIS STUFF IF YOU DON’T LOVE IT?

–     STEVE JOBS

The cool thing about finding success on Instagram is that it can be in any category (or niche) that interests you, and it should be. One of my niches that I did incredibly well in was fitness – because I loved fitness, and I was very passionate about it. For example, I probably wouldn’t do very well in a category like exotic animals. I don’t know anything about exotic animals, and I probably wouldn’t put a good effort into providing the best content about exotic animals.

I made most of my money without spending a dime. You don’t need to “spend money to make money” with Instagram. You can easily, organically grow Instagram accounts and find success without buying anything.

Most Instagram techniques are completely free, and I will discuss them in later chapters. There is a small handful of techniques that aren’t necessarily free, but they can pay off in the long run if done correctly. I will discuss these in-depth as well.

Is it fast?

This depends. Most people probably won’t make money their first month of Instagram marketing, and probably won’t have a ton of followers either. Instagram needs to be viewed as a marathon, not a sprint. Your account(s) need to be viewed as an investment. You can be very successful if you spend your time wisely and do things correctly. If you try and cut corners, you will often get burned.

One thing is for certain: There is no way to “Get Rich Quick.” I’ve tried countless money-making methods over the years that promised that. You just can’t make fast money online. I’ve tried doing surveys, reviewing products, reviewing apps, doing odd jobs, you name it – it’s all garbage. You might get lucky and make $20-$40 over the course of a month, but most people will waste their time or money pursuing these shady ventures. Don’t believe in their bullshit. If you want to make real money online, you need to spend time doing it, and you need to do it correctly.

I’ve never viewed Instagram as a hassle, and I never viewed it as “slow.” It’s an adventure. I never thought to myself, “Ugh… I’ve got to post on Instagram today…” And if you’re like me, you won’t mind sitting back and watching your account grow. It’s a very rewarding activity.

Don’t I need to be famous?

Absolutely not. There are thousands and thousands of extremely profitable Instagram accounts that aren’t correlated with “famous” people or products. Like I mentioned earlier, all my Instagram success has not come from posting pictures of myself. That being said, I have also helped people post pictures of themselves and become successful. Whatever avenue you decide to choose, you will benefit

from the methods within these chapters.You don’t need to be famous like Kim Kardashian in order to be famous on Instagram.

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