Instagram has become a hub of creativity. It's where instagrammers, influencers, and creatives come together to share their work with the insta-crowd. But Instagram can be more than just a place for inspiration--it can also be a place to earn money! In this post, we'll discuss the two main ways I make money on Instagram as an influencer and creative.
The first way instagrammers can make money on Instagram is to collaborate with brands. Brands approach influencers or creative people and ask them if they want to work together; the brand will pay the instagrammer for promoting their products, or doing a special project that aligns with what the brand stands for. This type of partnership might include photo content, video, blog posts, or just an IG story. In return, the instagrammer will usually get offered money and/or products.
The second way you can monetize your Instagram through brand partnerships is by creating freelance content. This type of content isn't attached to your personal brand. Again it is usually photo and/or video content, but the contractual agreement and usage rights look very different than in a collaboration and influencer partnership.
One method lends to the other because they both allow me to practice and showcase my skills, aesthetic, and ability to create a lot of different types of content. Being versatile is key here to attracting new clients. Another important piece is being extremely professional. You are running a business after all.
To give you a head start on either of these paths I have created my 5 Days Of Freebies that includes:
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