For this MMM to work, you'll only need an Instagram account.
You'll need to know how to create an Instagram page and how to grow it. Keep in mind that these are explained below.
What you'll do:
This is a very simple and straightforward method that can be applied by anyone, however, it requires a lot of time and dedication.
In a nutshell, what we are going to do is to build up an Instagram account and then sell shout-outs to other Instagram accounts.
For those who do not know what a shout-out is, it is a promotion method in which one Instagram account shows or recommends another Instagram account to its followers.
So, the first thing you want to do is to create an Instagram page and for that, you got to pick a niche. We recommend you to pick a niche that you know is popular but also to pick something that you enjoy. Some popular niches are "cars", "tattoos" or "cannabis".
After choosing your niche is time for you to make your new page look good. Choose a username that is related to your niche, upload a nice profile picture and write a good bio.
Here's a good example.
Alright so now that you have a good-looking Instagram page I want you to take some time to analyze the biggest Instagram pages on your niche so you can understand how did those accounts managed to get that big. An important thing to do is to analyze what type of posts get the best reactions from their followers so you can mimic what they are doing.
You're ready to start posting content on your page.
We recommend you to download the very best 50 to 100 posts from the top pages in your niche. You can simply screenshot them and edit the photos on your mobile phone or you can search the web for a tool that allows you to save Instagram posts (there are a lot out there).
Post something between 3 to 6 posts immediately. Be sure to write a good description for every post and to use three to four good-quality hashtags (#) on each. You can easily find good hashtags related to your niche by doing a quick google search.
This next step is where the real work starts. I want you to go to the top pages in your niche and to slowly start following every single one of their followers.
Let's say your account's username is @luxurycars and you follow somebody following the account @supercars, that person you just followed is way more likely to give your page a look then if you were following @kimkardashian's followers, right?
Now keep in mind that Instagram's follow limit is something around 50 follows per hour so you mustn't go over that limit at least during the first two or three days, otherwise, they will block your account.
What you'll see start happening is people following you back and that's a sign you're doing everything right!
You want to aim for a 33% follow back ratio. This means that once you are following 6,000 people you should have about 2,000 followers. Anything above that is fantastic.
If you're following 50 people and posting every hour for eight hours a day, you will be hitting the 6,000 following mark within 15 days. When that happens you need to start slowly unfollowing everyone you just followed.
Assuming you converted at 33% or close to that and you continue posting good content, very few people will unfollow you back.
Now that you have a good-looking account, with quality content and a good amount of followers there are two things you can do. Either you repeat the process over and over again until you reach something close to 20k followers or you can invest some money and contact bigger accounts within your niche and ask them for a shoutout. Both options will work extremely well and you will be able to keep growing your account as long as you keep posting quality content.
The moment you hit 10,000 followers I recommend you to create a business email (firstname.lastname@example.org works just fine) and to throw your email in your account's bio.
Not many people are going to buy shout-outs from you just yet but now you have the leverage to begin asking shout-outs for shout-outs and therefore not having to pay for them.
Try to aim for blogs that are within five thousand followers of you, they will most likely accept your offer.
The moment you reach 20,000 followers you're ready to start selling shout-outs.
You can inform people that you're selling them by placing a small phrase on your page's bio but you'll notice that people will start to contact you asking for shout-outs. Pick your price and collect the money.
You can use that money to keep growing your account and therefore increasing the amount you charge per shout-out. Don't ever stop growing your account.
This is how you can make money on Instagram.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How much money can I make using this method?
It all depends on various factors such as the number of followers you have, the number of pages you own (who said you could only do it with one?), the amount you charge per shout-out, etc.
- What if I no one contacts me asking for a shout-out?
If, at the end of the day, you end up not being able to make money using this method (which we don't believe will be the case) you always will end up with an Instagram account with a good amount of followers that you can use to make money in thousands of other ways (just browse our website).
- How much money will I have to invest for this method to work?
If you decide to buy shout-outs to grow your account you will need to invest some money, however, each person decides their own price so we can't estimate that for you.
- Do you guarantee any results?
We do not guarantee any results using this or any other method available on our website. Making money online starts and depends entirely on YOU. Not methods. Not courses. Not Google. It's all about you.