How to actually make money from Instagram

I would like to start my blog with this phrase. Use social media, don’t let social media use you. We have heard time is the most expensive as we can’t get it back, so why not make the most of it while we have? If we observe today’s generation, they waste most of their time on Social Media, mostly on Instagram. We know everything has its own pros and cons. The same goes for Instagram. If we look at its pro side and use Instagram wisely, It can become a wonderful source of income.

Don’t you believe Can we make money on Instagram? Hell yeah. Instagram is the 4th most-used social media and has 1.39 billion active users monthly. All of which is to say: that’s a massive potential audience. With an enormous and diverse pool of people who could potentially be exposed to our content, there are plenty of opportunities to earn money.

Let me give you some examples. Here’s how much some creators and celebs have reportedly cashed in:

$901: The average amount of money an Instagram influencer with 1,000 to 10,000 followers can make per post, according to Business Insider

$100 to $1,500:  Instagram influencers between 10k to 100k can earn for a swipe-up advertisement on their Instagram stories, according to Brian Hanly, CEO of Bullish Studio (a talent agency for influencers)

$983,100: The amount Kylie Jenner reportedly per ad or sponsored content post

$1,604,000: The amount Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly makes a per post.


Most micro-influencers who have 5-10k followers make an average of ₹6,531 per post. Creators with 50,000 to 80,000 followers usually charge around ₹14,843 per post and as you move higher up the ladder, creators with 250,000 to 500,000 followers charge around ₹49,725 per post.

So now comes the two most important questions, How to grow a page on Instagram and then how to earn

  • Use 15-30 Instagram hashtags but not just random ones, use the right hashtags, and by right hashtags, I mean the most popular and relevant to your content
  • Post consistently and post at the right times when your get the most no. of likes and engagement rate.
  • The most important one, first find your niche, what kind of content you gonna post so that users know clearly what to expect from you
  • Use geotags on Instagram for local discoverability
  • Organize your Stories into Highlights
  • Hop on trends for more followers.
  • Use high-quality images.
  • Reply and engage your audience.
  • Partner with influencers and brands similar to your niche
  • Make your account
  • Optimise your bio
  • Attract your competitor’s followers –

Maybe it seems like some kind of informal activity, but it works You can follow the most engaged persons from your competitor’s page, and if your content is up to a point, there are huge chances they follow you back.

Now to the second one maybe you have an Instagram page with a good no. of followers, but that doesn’t mean you will earn automatically, so here are the ways

  • Become an Influencer and Earn from Advertising Products
  • Promote Affiliate Offers
  • Give a shoutout to the pages that want to get promoted by mentioning them in stories or posts
  • Become an Instagram Coach or Consultant
  • Start your own brand
  • Indirectly Make Money by Advertising Your Brand
  • Promote affiliate links in the bio.
  • Indirectly Make Money by Advertising Your Brand
  • Only the no. of followers is not the criteria. The thing which matters the most is the engagement rate.

So explore social media to generate a new source of income, not waste the most expensive thing, time.

Rishab Sharma

4 thoughts on “How to actually make money from Instagram

  1. Your blog is really great you have cleared my confusions. I used to think that people upload so many pictures or reels on Instagram, then they get something, or just to pass the time, so you have told very well in this blog that people can earn so much from Instagram.


  2. In lockdown I have gone through a lot of advertisements on Instagram that says that they will help in making a good amount of money but they all end up with with fake advertisements and also ask for a lot of money at the starting. After going through your blog it give a clear picture how can I earn a good amount of money by simply keeping some key points in my mind like using hashtags, posting the content on right time, etc. Now I can start earning by just doing simple things.


  3. Reading your blog gave me a lot of insights about earning money through Instagram. I have always wondered how people are earning through insta where people like us are only busying in chatting and scrolling. I have been seeing many influencers and have been quite jealous with their lifestyle. Now seeing your blog and getting a knowhow on how to it. I am considering this as a good opportunity
    I have some techy things and knowledge which I believe can be shared online and can few bucks out of it…Thanks…mate..!!.


  4. The writer correctly chose the topic as it is also important to earn money for a living rather than wasting time on social media and if the younger kids can earn money through their most used things like Instagram what could be more amazing than that? In my opinion the blogger wrote well about how one could earn money with various ways available with him/ Her. Mentioning about how much a person can earn was a plus point, as just by reading one blog. I as a viewer have access to basic information which could make me convince about doing something on social media. The only thing I felt was there could be more genuine and real examples to support the kind of ways in which one could earn money to make it more reliable and relatable.


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