How to Make money on instagram

  • How to Sell and Make Money on Instagram Without a Website

    This blog is dedicated to helping Creators like you monetize your knowledge with digital products. But most creators who use Instagram do not maximize its potential.

    Instagram has 500 Million users daily.

    Including your clients and all the people who need your services and your digital products.

    But most people don’t know how to sell on Instagram.

    If you use it correctly, Instagram can continue to drive quality leads and clients to your business every day.

    In this article, I’ll share some of the little unknown ways to drive quality leads and turn followers into buyers on Instagram.

    But before we dive in, here are a few common questions I get all the time on How to Make Money on Instagram.

    How to Sell on Instagram without a Website

    How Many Followers Do You Need to Make Money on Instagram?

    Don’t underestimate the power of Instagram for making money.

    You only need enough people engaging with your content to push your posts into the Instagram feeds. Instagram does not judge the quality of your content based on how many followers you have but on the ratio of your engagement.

    This is why it doesn’t matter if you have 500 or 5000 followers, if you post great, shareable content, you have the potential to make money using the methods outlined in this post.

    It will help you a lot if you have more followers of course, but don’t wait until you have 5000 followers on Instagram before you start monetizing.

    What is the Easiest Way to Sell on Instagram

    I have been selling on Instagram consistently for 3 years now and I have made more money by selling in the DMs than any other way.

    The easiest way to sell on Instagram is through your DMs, but so many people do not utilize this powerful feature enough.

    Because Instagram wants to keep people on the platform, it is important that you sell to people where they already are.

    So how do you sell in Instagram DMs?

    First, we must ensure we are getting enough people to send us DMs.

    You want to spend time chatting with only the best potential clients and not just everyone.

    Your content in Stories, on your Feed, and on your Livestream should be targeted to send people into your DMs.

    And then from your DMs, you can chat them into the sale directly or on a phone call.

    Why Am I Not Getting Clients on Instagram?

    If you have been posting content consistently on Instagram for a while now but still not getting clients, it may be because your strategy is broken.

    Many creators simply post ‘good’ content and hope that because their content is good, they should be getting clients. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

    You must understand that Instagram is a social platform before it is a platform you can leverage for business.

    Yes, you can monetize on Instagram and quickly get clients on Instagram, but you must have a plan to turn followers into buyers on Instagram.

    You will learn very simple-to-follow tricks in this article and I cannot wait for you to jump in.

    Here Are 7 Smart Ways to Sell on Instagram Without Selling Your Soul

    First, when it comes to getting clients on Social media, you want to automate your entire sales process with a Funnel.

    What you want is a freedom-based business, not a business that sucks up your soul. 

    You also want the process of getting clients to not involve you at all. This way, as your content gets traction, you can turn followers into clients on autopilot.

    This is where your automated Lead-gen funnel comes in place.

    All these tips are assuming you already have a lead-gen funnel in place. So all you do is focus on Content.

    Everything you are doing on Instagram to try to get clients is to fill up your funnel with leads.

    On Instagram here are 7 smart and easy ways to get people into your funnel.

    Instagram Story polls

    One of the most strategic ways to get clients on Instagram is through your stories.

    People are more likely to respond to story polls and respond to stories than they are to click the link in your Stories. 

    Instagram has done an excellent job of ensuring people log on to Instagram and never want to leave.

    So no, even though Instagram has a fancy Links sticker, people will not click your link in stories.

    Do this instead:

    • Using the Polls / Question Sticker, Ask 2-5 questions that qualify a prospect. Make sure to ask simple questions.
    • Message everyone who answers Yes.

    There is no friction here as people are more likely to answer questions. Plus, you are able to get qualified leads from this knowing that people are usually sincere with their answers.

    Instagram Story Replies

    People are more likely to reply to your story (it’s easy) than to click your link to leave Instagram.

    Use story replies to share your High-value lead magnet

    Automate story replies and keywords with Manychat so you don’t have to do this yourself.

    • E.g Do you want access to my ‘high-value lead magnet name’ – Type FREEBIE and I’ll send it to you

    You will be shocked at how many replies you get.

    But the key here is to ensure you are not responding to everyone who sends you the Keyword.

    Make sure to automate your DMs with a tool like Manychat.

    Your DM bot will then respond to everyone and give them the link. Let your Funnel do the rest.

    Sponsored/Guest post

    You can leverage the audiences of similar accounts in your niche. But you must have a clear, working strategy if you go this route. The best way to get leads from a sponsored or guest post is to offer something valuable to the new audience. 

    Post a piece of content on another person’s account. Then make an invitation to DM you a Keyword for your high-value free offer. 

    • E.g – DM me Keyword “MAGNET” and I’ll send you my Magnetic Attraction Guide. 

    This way you have a special keyword for your guest posts and you have clear data on how it converts.

    Comments in post

    First, ensure your content is high quality and targeted to your ideal client.

    Then In the first 5 lines of your caption, ask people to leave a comment with a Keyword to receive your lead magnet.

    People are likelier to drop a comment than to click the link in your bio. Your DM automation will do the rest.

    DM Keyword

    This is one of my favorite ways to get clients on Instagram. like the previous point, instead of asking people to leave a comment, ask them to DM you.

    Making people take that extra step to go into your DM to message you is a qualifier in itself.

    You are waking them up from their

    Link in bio

    Believe it or not, people do not like to leave Instagram.

    Asking people to click the link in your bio is a great way to lose 50% of all your potential leads and clients. No matter how much someone needs your solution, they still won’t click the link.

    Instagram puts people in a zombified state that creates friction and resistance. 

    People just want to keep on scrolling.

    Even when you ask people to click the link in your bio to get something for free, there is still resistance. 

    Notice how highly targeted the link is in relation to the call-to-action

    While you still want to leverage the power of the link in your bio, you want to ensure that the link will convert. 

    • Make the link in your bio a lead-gen funnel. 
    • Have fewer links in your bio
    • Customize the link for readability
    • Use your own domain instead of Linktree 
    • Always make a Call to action to the link in the bio

    Instagram LIVE + Keyword

    Instagram Livestreams is one of the most underutilized channels for conversion.

    If you are serious about getting clients and sales on Instagram, add Livestreams to your strategy.

    Again, you must be ready for your conversion process. The best call-to-action on a Livestream depending on your strategy is:

    • Click the link in the bio (Make sure there is a deadline for this offer, or it expires after the Livestream else they won’t take action)
    • DM me “Keyword” ( Make sure there is a limit on the offer)

    Your landing pages and funnels must be ready to receive the traffic you are sending from Instagram.

    This is the key to making any of this work.

    This way you can focus on your content process and let your funnel do the rest.

    If you want to learn how to set up your own lead gen funnel in a day, watch the Sales Funnel Workshop 

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  • How I Did N17,000,000 in Only 1 Year from Monetizing My Knowledge Online

    The first time I tried to monetize by selling a digital product online, was probably sometime in 2008. It was an eBook that I put up for sale for $5.

    At that time, I was dabbling, trying my hands on just about anything to try to figure the Internet out.

    I had always known that information products were the future of eCommerce.

    As a writer, I dreamed of a future where I earned money selling digital products that I didn’t have to touch or ship and lived a life on the beach working from my laptop every day. 

    Get this wifi bread right?

    It wasn’t until the year 2020 that I decided I was going to turn my brain into a money maker. This was much earlier in January, before the lockdowns and quarantine. 

    I had just started a brand new Instagram page for my online business and I was determined to monetize on Instagram quickly by selling digital courses. 

    My driving principle was simple. 

    If I share enough valuable content, I’ll grow a niche audience. 

    If I grow a niche audience I can monetize by selling my digital courses and teaching what I know. 

    I believed in this so much that I jumped headfirst and committed myself to growing my Instagram page fast. 

    SEE ALSO: MASTER THE INSTAGRAM GAME – How to Grow from 0-5000 Followers Fast

    In the early days of my Instagram journey, I was teaching people how to create better content and grow on Instagram. It was what I knew a lot about and there was a big demand for it because everyone wanted to know how to create content. 

    One of the topics that kickstarted this for me was mobile videography.

    I was very well skilled with just about any mobile device and I enjoyed teaching tricks with video creation on a phone. 

    So very prematurely, and without really knowing what I was doing, I created my first course.

    It was a mobile videography course teaching people how to film and edit videos on a phone. 

    I spent a great deal of time putting this course together, compiling the video and content, and releasing it to my growing Instagram audience. I had no clue how to launch a course, how to make sales, or how to even validate a course. 

    I just believed that if I created it, the buyers will come. 

    WRONG.

    This is the mindset that wrecks a lot of course creators even before they begin. That course flopped terribly, I got only about two or three sales and I very quickly got tired of the process. 

    I was disappointed, lost my mojo, and was back to square one with figuring out how I was going to make money with my Instagram page.

    SEE ALSO: How to Sell in The DMs – Learn How to Chat for Cash and close Sales in the DMs

    So I put course selling on the back burner for a little bit and began to focus on selling services instead. I opted to help people one-on-one by auditing their Instagram pages, offering Instagram coaching, and even doing personalized hashtags research. 

    These services began to gain momentum and soon the reviews came pouring in. My services were billed anywhere from $50 to $200 and it was nice for a while to see this money coming in.

    Through my one-on-one interaction with my followers, I very quickly learned that the major problem for most people was understanding hashtags. 

    Most of my one-on-one clients wanted me to help them master hashtags or research their hashtags for Instagram.

    This feedback helped me realize that I had a potential winner for an eBook so I got to work and began to write an eBook all about Instagram Hashtags. 

    First, I created a Free eBook to answer the frequently asked questions on Hashtags. It did so well, got a lot of downloads and this was all I needed to know that my Hashtags ebook was going to be a hit. It became my first official digital product and I released it to my followers and email list. 

    I initially put this eBook out at a mere $9 and gradually increased the price over time.

    So far this one eBook on Mastering Hashtags brought in almost $5,000 in passive income sales. I was very happy with the result of this eBook, and because of the incredible reviews from students, I soon expanded it into a comprehensive digital course on Mastering Instagram Hashtags!

    I also decided to try my hands on more in-depth one-on-one coaching experiences.

    To start, I was offering hourly coaching and had people pay $100 – $300 per hour to coach with me via Zoom. 

    This quickly became hectic and I wasn’t having fun anymore. 

    I had more fun teaching group classes and workshops and was consistently doing more of those because it connected me with more people at a time. 

    So instead of hourly coaching, I decided to take on more immersive one-on-one coaching clients.

    I billed between $1500 to $3000 monthly depending on the requirements for that specific client. 

    This single move helped me quickly increase my revenue that year as I was able to sign on four paid clients in a very short time!

    One-on-one coaching is also a fantastic way to get real results for real people before making a move to create a digital course. 

    Again, I am not a big one-on-one coaching girl, and as much as I adore my clients and always have a good time coaching people, I still wanted to grow a business that did not require my presence. 

    This meant committing time to create better digital courses that I could sell on autopilot.

    So I went back to the drawing board, researched my audience some more to understand what they needed, and pulled out the best results. 

    I found out that most people wanted to learn how to create and sell eBooks. Interesting right? But not surprising. Most people who start out trying to sell digital courses usually start with eBooks.

    I took this feedback and like the first time, I first created an eBook for this topic.

    As a writer, I always tend to create an eBook first before I make a course.

    It helps me get my ideas down on the page and expand on them quickly. 

    Ebooks are also generally less expensive than courses and easier to deliver. They also provide your audience with a tiny valuable offer that they can easily pay for.

    My new eBook guide on creating and selling eBooks sold well and I used this as a sign to create a comprehensive digital course on the topic.

    The first time I sold this course, I sold it as a group coaching Live course for $597 per student and signed on nine students on the first day. 

    Not bad for the first time!

    Remember, my very first course which was on Mobile Videography had sold for $45 per student and I could barely make five sales.

    Over time, I had grown my business, my impact, and influence and could now command higher prices, and sell better.

    I had also learned how to test my ideas, validate my courses and even make sales before my course was created. 

    From the very beginning, my biggest driving force has been to create an online business that required less and less of my physical presence and input. 

    This means less one-on-one coaching and more courses. 

    I have also opened up a Membership community for Digital Creators and this has quickly become one of my favorite income streams. I can serve my students and clients at scale, build a community, and have an immersive coaching experience with them.

    They will grow with me over time and I can oversee their progress. 

    It is like having courses and coaching on steroids. 

    It also means I can earn monthly recurring revenue from my Membership, reduces the workload, and helps me serve more people at a time. 

    When I began selling digital courses, I fell in love fast with the process and created an eBook or Course on just about everything I was learning online. 

    However, the biggest problem with having so many courses is you become overwhelmed with having to sell this and that course and soon you stop having fun. 

    So now, I have just my Membership, which houses all of the courses I have created for digital creators who want to monetize online, and my main course on Sales Funnels.

    Focusing on serving my membership and having only one main course was the best decision I could have ever made as it eases the overwhelm of having too many products out.

    In all this time, I have learned how to create and sell different types of digital offers, services, eBooks, Courses, Coaching, and Memberships. 

    Each of these requires a different approach to marketing, delivery, and sales. But doing them all has taught me more than I could have ever learned from doing just one of these methods. 

    This is how I was able to earn over N17,000,000 ($30,000) in my very first year with my online business and it is how I continue to earn money today.

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  • How to Monetize Instagram with 1000 Followers

    Can you make money on Instagram with just 1000 followers or less?

    The honest, short answer is Yes! But there is a method to the madness of making money on Instagram and this is what I break down, step by step in this new episode of the Knowledge into Income Podcast

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    When I started my brand new Instagram page in 2020, I knew I was going to monetize Instagram with digital products. So the very first thing I did was create a lead magnet funnel to attract potential customers. I did this even before I knew what I was going to sell or what products I’d eventually create.

    I went head-on first on growing my email list because this is the very first step to converting followers into buyers online.

    It is important to keep in mind that Instagram is still a Social media platform before it is a tool that can be leveraged for business. With this in mind you understand that your efforts must first begin as social networking, growing a fanbase, getting people to consume your content and buy into your ideas and values.

    To make money on Instagram by going in first to sell will be very futile and ultimate detrimental to your business /personal brand.

    Listen to this episode now to learn my exact strategy for turning a small Instagram page into a money making page for you!

    And if you enjoyed it, please do LEAVE A REVIEW as it helps me help you some more with more free content!

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  • How To Sell With Instagram Stories: 4 Powerful Hacks

    If you are a content creator, coach, service based business or entrepreneur, then you probably already know the unique power Instagram has when it come to creating connection and community with your audience. But have you been able to leverage Instagram for your Business to generate sales?

    When it comes to making sales on the gram, I assure you, the best tools are behind the scenes.

    While everyone is focusing on the Feed content and getting followers, serious entrepreneurs who use Instagram tactfully are focusing on using the unseen tools – Instagram Stories and the DMs.

    In my post where I shared How I made my first $10,000 on Instagram, I talked about my DM Strategy and how I have leveraged the DMs as the first step of my sales funnels and closed countless sales thanks to the DMs. But there is one step in that funnel that is so very important and it is your Stories.

    Instagram stories are filled with some powerful tools that I bet you are not even using yet. If all you do on stories is repost other people’s posts, share memes and post without strategy, you are missing out on some big sales machine at your finger tips.

    In this post, I will break down 4 Powerful Strategies that will help you nail the sale when you use them. But also keep in mind that everything I share here is aimed at getting people straight into your DMs so that you can convert them.

    You see, the idea of selling in stories, is not necessarily just to Sell directly, but mostly to lead your followers into the sale themselves. For this to happen you have to become an avid user of Instagram stories.

    You want your audience to begin to expect to see stories from you daily and you want to make sure these Story Posts are well made, engaging and unique.

    SEE ALSO: How To Sell In The DMs

    The Tutorial/Mini Training Hack

    This is one of the most powerful tools you can use to convert followers into buyers. What you want to do is create a mini series focusing specifically on offering your followers a tiny win. Teach them how you do something, how you achieve a goal, whatever it is in your niche – but sharing this in your stories makes it feel hidden and special.

    They know that it will disappear after 24 hours so they stick around to watch it.

    Right in the middle of your training, you want to pop up a Question Sticker asking if they need more personalized help (related to the mini training you just shared) , or a poll with two options to filter out people and find out who is ready for the next step with you. More on how to use Polls below👇

    Mini Trainings convert really well on stories. What you need to do is link the training directly to the next step in your offer ladder. Instead of directly selling something, you may want to give the link to your Freebie. And if you choose to directly sell something, do not miss the sale by going for it head first.

    Selling on stories is really about leading people slowly through the conversion steps like Using a poll to see who is interested first before adding the slide for your direct sale. (More on polls below)

    Ask Me A Question Hack

    Just like the mini-training, the Question sticker will allow you share a lot of value with your audience slide by slide.

    I see a lot of people use the Question sticker but in a completely non-converting way. The question sticker is so underutilized that I cannot stop myself from convincing you to use it and use it often. You are in the information business and the reason your followers follow you is because of the information you share.

    If you have something to sell, sharing information that ties in directly with that service or product is one of the best ways to increase awareness and sales. And what better way to share information than to use the user generated content like questions.

    Pop up the question sticker in your stories and ask your audience to ask you a specific question. This is a great way to conduct market research, find out what your audience needs and also showcase your expertise in that subject matter.

    For example, if you have a coaching service teaching new Moms how to start a business on Instagram – Your question sticker can say – “Ask me a Question about Instagram”

    View the example below from one of my stories.

    Tell your audience specifically what to ask you is a great way to keep the conversation and your responses right in line with what you are selling.

    The effectiveness of the Question sticker lies in your ability to lead your audience to ask you specific, related questions. Don’t just put up the sticker and say “Ask me a question” – You will get too many random answers.

    What you do after posting the answers to this sticker is to soft sell. Right after answering the questions and giving as much expert tips as possible, Pop up a poll as shown above and ask to see who is interested in the next step with you.

    The Super Poll Hack

    Instagram story polls are one of my favorite tools to determine who is really interested in something. If you have set up your business properly, with sales pages ready, opt in forms on hand, freebies ready to go, your entire funnel and sequence just waiting for a lead to come in, this is a great way to convert followers into leads and buyers fast.

    The reason to do this is you want to have on hand, the exact people who are interested in your offer because you are going to DM all of them. The DMs is where most of your sales will happen on Instagram so it is paramount that you know How to sell in the DMs else you might be losing out on the super power that is Instagram.

    You are also going to add a slide right after your poll with a direct sale. You already have people’s attention with the answers to your question. This is a good time to make a move for the sale. But make sure you have your poll posted before the slide for the sale because you want people to show interest first and these are the people to DM.

    EXPERT TIP: Personalize all the DMs you send out. It can be as simple as having a single message to send to everyone, but starting with their own name – E.g [ Hi Eva, thank you for answering the poll + copied message ]

    Results of a Poll in Stories. You can DM everyone who selected the Right action.

    EXPERT TIP 2 : To make Instagram Polls work, you have to create high converting call to action options. Using dull “YES/NO” options on your poll is not going to convert as well as making the call to action a prompt in the next direction. Look at these examples below

    Make the options on your Poll enticing

    Selling on Instagram is easy when you understand how people use Instagram and how to lead them slowly through your sales process. Remember, people are not on Instagram holding their credit cards just waiting to buy something. They are on Instagram to make connections.

    If you can make everything you do feel like an extra connection with your audience, you will earn the sale with ease.

    Which of these tips are you going to implement? Share your thoughts in comments 👇

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  • Step by Step: How I made my first $10,000 on Instagram

    Making money on Instagram can be easy if you know the steps to follow.

    So in this post I am going to be as straight to the point and direct as possible so you know what to do and apply it in your own Business. You do not have to copy my own business model. That is completely unique to me and how you will monetize your Instagram will depend on your own unique offers, passions, gifts and services.

    some sales stats from my dashboard

    So as you go along in this post, keep in mind what it is you do and how you intend to provide Value. Of course you already know that making money is a by-product of giving value. So to answer the question of how I made my first $10,000 on Instagram, I will tell you quickly so you can run along –

    • Business Consults and 1:1 Strategy: This isn’t one I do a lot of because I honestly prefer to send people to my online courses and Ebooks but it is one of the offers that brings in good income. My Strategy sessions are $200 per Hour at the time of this writing and that is most likely to change in the coming months
    • Ebooks: I currently have only 1 Ebook in my portfolio but it is one of my most requested products to date. It is the Ultimate Guide Instagram Hashtags -HACKING HASHTAGS and with a Price point of $29, has sold over 200 downloads so far
    • Online Video Courses: I have several mini videos courses and masterclasses that I have created and promoted to my audience based on what people were needing help with. I have also used this method to really understand what my audience is seeking and how to focus my offers. Right now my online courses are doing very well and it is where the bulk of my income comes from.

    Now, if you are interested in the actual steps of things that helped me make that money so you can do it for yourself, then keep on reading.

    Whatever value you provide, whether that is directly with your products or services or indirectly by representing other brands, it will always start with Content.

    Step 1: Create Content that Converts

    When you Start, Focus on the Value you Give, not just on trying to Grow your page. Growing on Instagram is a by-product of value in Content, and making money on Instagram involves knowing how to leverage the traffic you get to sell your offers.

    The first thing to think about is: “What kind of content can I create online that will make people aware of my services or products and who am I creating content for?”

    This is where a lot of people get it wrong. You cannot monetize your Instagram without the right content to attract the right people. For instance, the content you will need for your type of business if you are a Hair vendor will be different from the content I will need as an Online educator and coach.

    When I began focusing on my Instagram in January 2020 at only 2000 followers, that’s exactly what I started with:

    What do I have to give that is Valuable and what kind of Content do I need to create to attract the people who will need my services?

    What I had to give was my knowledge about Content Creation. This was what I started with. I knew that I wanted to help creators make better content and grow on Instagram because I had done it with other pages, and very early on, I knew that I wanted to Monetize with educational materials (Course and Ebooks)

    So I began to make content about content creation tips and Instagram growth ideas.

    I also used Hashtags to target the right audience and I had my own specialized engagement strategy.

    These 3 things must go hand in hand because these are the elements of a growing Instagram page.

    Your content, hashtags and engagement strategies. If you do not know how to use Hashtags yet, you are missing out on a big piece of the Instagram puzzle. Growth happens because of Content and Engagement but Hashtags on Instagram will ensure you are found by the right people who need your products and services.

    SEE ALSO : 1000 New Followers in 30 Days- How to Grow on Instagram quickly with Targeted, Engaged followers

    2. Understand your Audience and What they Need

    If you do not get clear on your Ideal audience, you will attract just anybody to follow you on Instagram. A lot of people want specific demographic of an audience, but their messaging attracts just everybody and it becomes difficult to monetize. Which is why you may have 10,000 followers and not one person is interested in what you offer.

    So understanding your audience is key. When you know who your content is for, you can then target them with Hashtags and a streamlined, specific engagement strategy.

    The more I created content for my audience, the better I understood what they were needing help with. When I started I was teaching about Video creation and just general tips. I was also very eager to monetize because I already knew I was going to teach courses, so I jumped in straight and Created an Online course teaching How to Shoot and Edit Videos with a Mobile Phone.

    Why?

    I found a need!

    A lot of people were talking to me in the DMs and asking for help with Video creation. This is something that I am very knowledgeable about and I have made a lot of great Youtube videos just on my Mobile phone over the years. So I figure, ‘Heck! I can teach this as a course and I can earn money for what I know’.

    So I created my first course on Mobile video creation and editing to help creators use just their mobile phones make video content. This is how you make money. By filling a need, providing the solution to a problem. This was my first sale on Instagram and it earned me my first $500. I was excited!

    3. Niche down deeper and become the go-to Expert for a Specific thing

    Now as I continued to create content on this page, I was learning so much about how Growth on Instagram actually worked and I was growing my account so fast by applying my own strategies. I fell in love with hashtags and how they worked, so I spent a great deal of my time trying to understand hashtags.

    Soon, I was creating content about Hashtags because I knew so much about them. What happened next is still my biggest lesson to date. My DMs began to fill up with requests for help with hashtags. I didn’t even realize I had done this, but I had created so much content about Hashtags that I had now become the go-to person for tags.

    Not only that, people began to recommend me in comments of other pages as the person to talk to for Hashtag related issues. This single thing had suddenly placed me as a needed expert.

    What did I do?

    I made one single digital product to answer everybody’s questions about Hashtags.

    I created my first Ebook. It became a simpler way to monetize my Instagram and I have received so many great results for clients and my students who have gone through the guide. My Ebook The Ultimate Guide to Hashtags has since earned me over $2000 and I have not used any ads to promote it.

    SEE ALSO: How to Use Hashtags on Instagram to Target your Ideal Clients and Audience and grow faster

    hacking hashtags stats

    When you start creating even more specifically in your Niche and you can own something, you make people tag you as the person with the solution for that problem. This is important because when you do decide to create a Product or offer a service, people already trust you for that and you have social proof and testimonials to show for it.

    I do not have to go crazy to promote my Ebook. People know that I understand how Hashtags work and they are ready to pay me to help them.

    4. Create Products and Offer Solutions or Services for the problems your Audience has

    Against my own rules of having very few products and specific services, I have created several digital products over the course of the last 5 Months to test out what my audience is really interested in.

    I personally love creating and selling digital products so honestly, if creating different digital products is not your jam, you can totally offer one product over a long period of time. For me, I am very knowledgeable in a vast number of things and I love to teach so it is a no brainer for me to keep on having classes and products for my audience to learn from me.

    When I realized my audience needed help with growing on Instagram, I created the 1000 in 30 Days Mini course bundle. This has become by far my most rapidly selling product and I have enrolled over 100 students since it opened a month ago.

    CLICK HERE to watch a Free Preview Masterclass from the bundle.

    When I began to have people request for help with Converting their Followers into Buyers, I took that feedback and created a course bundle with several classes teaching how to grow and monetize on Instagram. This bundle of classes has been especially helpful for my followers who are also interested in creating digital products, ebooks and courses and monetizing their Instagram.

    Basically, you can do whatever you want once you really understand your audience.

    But to understand your audience you first have to create several Free Content so they can begin to talk to you and tell you what they need help with.

    Once you figure that out, the next step will be to create a digital product that your audience can pay for. The easiest digital product to create today is an Ebook and you only need an idea worth paying for to get started. To learn How to earn Money selling Ebooks, Click Here to take the $2500 in 30 Days Ebook strategy class

    5. Promote your Product and Offers Shamelessly

    One of the major issues I have seen with people and why I think it may be difficult for you to make money with your Instagram right now, is you are afraid to sell. You think selling is dirty. You’d rather keep on creating content for Free and not talking about what people can pay you for because you prefer to live in obscurity. Meanwhile, deep down inside you are seething with hate and going crazy over the fact that you are spending time on Instagram but not making any money.

    I learned quickly that to earn Money on Instagram or anywhere at all, I needed to learn how to sell. To sell, I needed to talk about my offers and my products.

    Think about it this way. Whatever you are giving or doing for people is helping them. Is it not? You are providing value, are you not? So what you are doing inevitably is being of service. Selling something that helps people is a Service. The moment I began to think this way, everything changed.

    I started to let people know in my posts, captions, and stories that I had the solution they needed. Promoting your offers and products must become a part of your strategy else you are not going to earn with your Page.

    6. Learn How to Sell in the DMs

    I had to learn really quickly that Instagram did not care about me as a creator.

    Instagram cares about Instagram. As soon as this sinks in for you, you realize that you as a creator or user of Instagram must create your own Strategy for how you will convert followers into buyers.

    And where does this conversion happen? IN THE DMs.

    Think about it, you get to have only 1 Link in your Instagram bio.

    That Link itself has to be well optimized so you can get people hitting the link. If you want to see more about this and how to optimize your link in bio, drop a comment below so I know and will write on that in another post.

    Now, because Instagram itself has been set up in a way to train people not to leave Instagram, it so happens that people don’t like to click the link in bio. This means if you want to sell on Instagram, you have to be pushing your leads and prospects into your DMs and move them up from there.

    As soon as I learned How to sell in the DMs, my sales on Instagram took off! I went from making one sale here and there, to getting hundreds of people in my DMs and converting them to buyers.

    You can do this too if you are serious about earning money on Instagram and I have created a simple strategy that you can follow step by step.

    So far, my earnings have been thanks to Instagram DMs and Email Marketing. Now, the big guy! Let’s talk about Email Marketing.

    7. Use Email Marketing to Convert Followers into Buyers

    I cannot tell you enough how important Email Marketing is for your business. If it has been scary for you start with Email, don’t sweat it. I have a Free Masterclass for you that will help you get your footing right with email. You can watch it here.

    A Simple Funnel of How Followers become Buyers

    You really do not expect your followers to buy straight from you on sight. Some of them do. But it is definitely a very unpredictable and unlikely way to scale your business if you are going to have something that sustains you.

    You want to have a system that lets you take your followers into a nurture sequence where you can then slowly or quickly convert them into leads and buyers. I love to do this in the DMs and with Email marketing.

    When you watch this Email Marketing masterclass you will have a much broader sense of how to do this for your own business. Using Email and my DMs are the two most effective ways I have implemented to make more sales on Instagram. If you are ready to start using Email,

    CLICK HERE to learn more in the Email Marketing training.

    Serious about making money with your Instagram Page?

    You can get started right now! Stop waiting. All you need is 1000 True fans who care about your content and knowing how to convert your followers into buyers.

    Click here to learn how to add 1000 New and Engaged followers to your Instagram.

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