You can start earning money using Instagram to create new business models or improve your current one, according to a recent study.
A team of Australian researchers found that Instagram is a great way to attract new users to your profile and to earn a steady stream of business.
“The main takeaway is that Instagram gives people an opportunity to monetise their existing brand and it’s easy to do so,” study author Andrew Jorgensen, a research associate at the University of Western Australia’s School of Management, said in a statement.
“It’s a great platform to start with, but you can use it to monetize your existing business or build brand awareness.”
It’s also possible to get an “unofficial” Instagram account to grow your audience, according a spokesperson for the company.
“There are a number of ways to earn money with Instagram and they vary widely depending on your market and your business model,” the spokesperson told BuzzFeed News.
“We recommend that you consider an Instagram account when starting to make an income from your business, as it is the most likely way to make your existing brand look attractive and valuable.”
A lot of Instagram users are trying to build a business on the platform, so how do you get started?
The most common approach is to start a business and then post a series of photos.
The first to reach 1 million followers is rewarded with a free photo.
If the Instagram account is popular enough, it’s rewarded with the opportunity to create more and bigger images.
“You can post more than 1 million photos in a day,” the company explained in a post on the Instagram Business page.
“For example, you can post 10,000 photos a day and earn up to $100,000.”
You can also monetise your existing Instagram profile by advertising your products and services on Instagram, but the company doesn’t have an official Instagram Advertising account.
If you’re not a business person, you should consider adding some content to your Instagram account and making money.
“If you have a product or service you’re selling, you’ll be able to reach millions of Instagram followers who would otherwise never be interested in your business,” the business spokesperson said.
“To be successful, you need to know your target audience and know how to market your product or services to them.
This is where the Instagram Marketing and Content Marketing courses can be of help.”
It also recommends that you “get the right people on your team” to help you build your brand.
The company recommends getting people who “get excited about your product, or who have a great sense of humour and are interested in sharing the joy of photography”.
You can use hashtags, keywords, and tags to make it easy for people to find you, but it’s important to know the rules when posting.
The study also found that a simple tag that people commonly use to identify you is not enough to build up your Instagram followers.
“One important tag that will increase your Instagram follower count is a simple hashtag, such as #myself, #brand, #photo, or #brandphoto,” the study states.
“This can be useful for building up your brand image or as a ‘catch all’ for your photos or videos.”
What to do when you want to get more exposure: You can get more likes and shares for your posts by adding your business tag or by using the hashtags you already have.
“These tags are great for people looking to find your company,” the Business page states.
But it also advises that you should not use hashtagged images as a way to promote your brand or products.
“Although there are some great hashtags for your business image, hashtags do not increase your reach or brand awareness.
So if you use hashtag images to promote products, don’t expect people to share your business images as well,” the page states in a warning.
It also advises against using hashtags to advertise your brand’s services or products, which can only generate clicks and likes.
“Don’t use hashtagging images as an ad,” the report states.
The report also recommends “creating and managing your Instagram profile in a way that encourages your followers to follow you,” such as by using hashtagged photos to promote business and products, or by showing up in your profile photos to help people find you.
It’s important not to use hashttags as a marketing tool to increase your followers, however.
“Avoid using hashtagging to promote Instagram accounts,” the researchers wrote.
“Using hashtags as a tool for boosting your follower count can be a great marketing strategy, but don’t use them as an opportunity for people who might otherwise not know your business.”