5 Easy Ways to Make Money on Instagram

Instagram is one of the biggest and rapidly growing social media networks with over 500 million daily active users. More than 70 million photos and videos are uploaded each day and a lot of big Instagram users are earning big bucks.

Do you use Instagram every day? Are you planning to use it to make money but not sure how to?

In this article, we have provided you with five easy ways which will help you to make money on Instagram.


1. Become an Influencer

If you are an influencer i.e. you have a huge following on Instagram, you can reach out to brands to help promote them in your posts. 

Some brands also reach out to influencers with a huge following which can help them sell their products to larger audiences. Many influencers make more than a thousand dollars or Rs. 60,000 for each sponsored post. 

If you are willing to put the efforts and work hard to build a decent audience you can start earning money with a sponsored post.

Now if you are not sure how to find brands to work with, don’t worry. If you don’t have a huge following then you have to find them on your own. Look for the brands that match your personality and the area of your interest by simply searching for them on Instagram using keywords related to the industry you are targeting.


2. Became an Affiliate

Affiliate marketing can be very profitable. But what does affiliate marketing mean?

Affiliate marketing is simply a type of business in which you became an affiliate of a company and you get a commission for each sale that you make.

When you became an affiliate, you’ll get a link that will link to the product that you want to sell. You can include this link to each post in the description. When someone clicks on that link, they will be redirected to the landing page from which the product can be purchased.

Remember- become an affiliate only for the products that you trust and use personally.


3. Sell Your Own Products

A social network like Instagram is a great platform to sell your own products. If you have your own products, anything from fine jewellery to handicraft items, you can sell them via your Instagram posts. Make a separate website for your e-commerce business and add the URL link of the product page that you want to sell on your post's description or stories.


4. Start Selling Drop Shipped Products

Drop shipping is another easy way from which you can make money on Instagram. All you have to do is have a decent following and you can sell products to them without holding any inventory. When you make a sale, your supplier will ship the products directly to the customer and you don’t have to worry about storing or packaging.


5. Sell your Photos to Brands

Do you love taking high-quality photos? You could start selling photos to the companies that are willing to pay to use them for their own posts. This is the easiest way to make money on Instagram. 

Your Instagram profile can be your portfolio and companies will reach out to you if they like your photos.



Instagram is a great platform through which you can make money but building a huge audience takes time and effort. Create engaging posts regularly and treat your Instagram profile as a business. Instagram provides a business account in which you will be provided with the insights and statistics too. Many people are using Instagram to make money and so can you!