We all know, that Instagram today is between the most used social media platform in the word, and many influencers depend on it in their life because you can imagine that 1 ad can bring to you 10000$ if you follow every step in this article.
Personally, I make every month 20 000 $ using Instagram, and I’m not a famous influencer and I don’t make my money with brand deals. so, don’t worry, you don’t have to become famous or even show your face online for each of these methods that I’m going to show you.
5 steps to grow you Instagram account
First step: growing a theme account
The easiest and the first step for me is growing a theme account and then selling shoutouts.
What is shoutouts?
A shoutout is basically another term for a promotion, someone pays you to post on your Instagram account. People buy shoutouts for many different reasons, most of them just want to promote their product on you Instagram account for your followers, however, some of them just want to post on your account, so they can get more exposure to grow their own Instagram account.
Most people use the DMS to contact you, agree on a price, and schedule everything there. But there are also other ways like listing your account on a website like Shoutcart or Plug Hype, they can contact you there and also pay you through that platform. The hardest part of this first method is actually growing the audience, unless you already own one or multiple Instagram accounts with thousands of followers it’s going to take time to build up that follower account, so you can actually start to sell shoutouts. in my experience, you start to get shoutout requests at around 10K followers.
How can grow my Instagram account?
to grow an account as fast as possible, you should grow the initial 10K followers using follow-unfollow and then transition to a method where I just post viral content a couple of times a day, so I grow via the explore page, hashtags, and so on. so, I can set it up once and then I don’t have to touch it again. and I can grow hundreds of accounts at the same time. Personally, I started selling shoutouts for like 15 dollars on one of my three pages that I started out with that had like 10K followers. That already added up to a couple of hundred dollars per month. Which I was pretty happy with in the beginning. Then as the followers grew, I could ask more for a single shoutout. and then eventually I made between 3,000 and 4,000 dollars per month just by selling shoutouts on these three accounts. These three accounts were all theme accounts in the yoga niche. Now about three months ago I decided to sell them at like 500K followers.
Second step: flipping Instagram accounts
what is flipping Instagram accounts?
flipping Instagram accounts means that you buy existing Instagram accounts at a relatively low price, and then resell it at a higher price. The difference in price will then be your profit, The reason why this works quite well is because most people don’t really know what an account is worth, So they are willing to sell for a quite low price and buy for a very high price, And the second reason is because many people just want get rid of an account fast because it takes them up a lot of time to keep it going because they have to keep posting content. So, they just want to get rid of it and are willing to sell for a very low price. I recently talked to somebody who bought a 500K car account for 3,000 dollars and then resold it for 40,000 dollars to somebody from Saudi Arabia who just wanted to show off his cars on that account. So, with just one flip he made over 35,000 dollars. If you want to get into flipping accounts, I would suggest you start with a small budget that you’re comfortable playing around with, Don’t go all in in the beginning because you need to build up your knowledge first, so you can tell the difference between a good deal and a bad deal, That’s the key to make money here. I personally only buy accounts that I know I could sell immediately, and that are also easy to grow on auto-pilot. I usually don’t resell right away. What I do is I set them up in my automation software and let them grow for a couple of months, Then I resell for a nice profit, also be aware that there are a lot of scammers in this business. So never just trust somebody that you don’t know, use a middleman for the transaction, or go through an escrow service like Flip mass or SWAPD
Third step: growing and selling theme accounts
Okay so the third way you can make money on Instagram that I want share with you is by growing and selling theme accounts, it’s actually one of my favorite methods, and it’s the one that has been the most lucrative for me personally. What you do is you grow accounts from scratch in niches like fitness, travel, food and many others topic, And you can do all of that by using an automation software, so you can set it up once and then just wait until the accounts are big enough, so you can sell them for a nice profit. To sell them, you can just open a sales thread on a forum like EpicNPC for example, or you can just list them separately on websites like Fame swap or Social Tradia for example. I personally started doing this method because I kept getting messages of people wanting to buy my accounts that I was sending shoutouts on. Now I know that growing accounts alone is a lot more passive than actively selling shoutouts. So, a year ago I set up 30 new accounts and let them grow, and then three months later I started selling them, And I made over 9,000 dollars in profit in my first month of selling.
Forth step: client management
you can make money on Instagram, which is Instagram client management. This is a recurring revenue business model where we charge your clients on a weekly or monthly basis for your service. For example, I run an Instagram growth service together with my partner where we use our expertise in automatic Instagram accounts to get our clients real and relevant followers, so they can grow their business and brand. But you can also offer a different service, for example managing content, managing ads, or reaching out to influencers. You can basically create a service for whatever people like to outsource. This is actually one of the fastest ways you can make full time income with Instagram because you don’t need a crazy amount of clients to make good money., For example if you charge 150 dollars per month, per client, you only need 20 clients to make 3,000 dollars per month. If you offer a full Instagram management service, including content strategy and stuff like that, businesses will gladly pay you a thousand dollars per month. So depending on your service, you only need three clients to get to 3,000 dollars per month, And if you have a good service that actually gets your client results, you don’t even have to go out to find new clients because they will actually come to you, because your existing clients are recommending your service, in case you want to go there and learn from the pros.
Fifth step: flipping Instagram accounts
the fifth way of making money on Instagram is consulting. It’s very straight-forward. You just get in contact with potential clients, you tell them your hourly rate, and then you set up a time to get on a Skype call. I personally get a lot of consultation requests daily, so there’s definitely a lot of demand for information about how to grow Instagram accounts and how to do marketing on Instagram. The reason consulting is last on this list is because you need good experience in the Instagram business, so that you can actually offer consulting that your clients can benefit from. That’s why I do not recommend to start with consulting, Once you’ve become experienced and successful in something, only then you should offer paid consulting, However, you’ll only get paying clients if you can actually show you that know what you’re talking about And that you have been successful in what you teach.