How to Make Money as an Influencer on Social Media (Guide) (2023)

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How Do Influencers Make Money? Strategy #1: Sponsored posts Strategy #2: Affiliate marketing Strategy #3: Branded merchandise Strategy #4: Ebooks and downloadables ‍Strategy #5: Digital courses and workshops Strategy #6: Subscriptions Strategy #7: Collaborations with brands What are the Basics of Making Money on Social Media as an Influencer? Tip #1: Be consistent with your posting schedule Tip #2: Create high-quality content Tip #3: Create engaging content Tip #4: Build a community Making Money on Instagram as an Influencer Can you make money on Instagram? How much money can you make on Instagram as an influencer? What to pay attention to when it comes to Instagram monetization Example of an influencer who makes money on Instagram Making Money on TikTok as an Influencer Can you make money on TikTok? How much money can you make on TikTok as an influencer? What to pay attention to when it comes to TikTok monetization Example of an influencer who makes money on TikTok Making Money on YouTube as an Influencer Can you make money on YouTube? How much money can you make on YouTube as an influencer? What to pay attention to when it comes to YouTube monetization Example of an influencer who makes money on YouTube Now Over to You Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Q1. How much do influencers make annually? Q2. How can you establish your value as an influencer? Q3. Do influencers share products they actually use? Q4. How much do influencers make per post? FAQs Videos

Social media influencers are creative and influential individuals that have the power to form their audiences' decisions in terms of the products and services they use.

If you're here reading this guide, it might mean that you are or want to be one of those people.

Whether you’ve already built or are looking to build a social media audience, this guide is going to take you through the monetization options you have.

More specifically, we’re going to:

  • Discuss how you can make money on social media as an influencer
  • Give you tips on social media monetization

Plus, we’re going to specifically discuss the monetization options for TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram.

Without further ado, we’re jumping right into exploring how influencers make money on social media.

How Do Influencers Make Money?

Social media might seem like fun and entertaining platforms to many of us; however, since influencers have started monetizing their audiences, these platforms have become commercialized.

In fact, there are a number of strategies that influencers can follow to make money depending on their industry.

The eight ways we're going to discuss in this post can be put into practice by influencers who have audiences of different sizes.

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It doesn’t matter whether you're a micro-influencer or a macro-influencer, chances are, you can do one of the following to monetize your social media audience.

Strategy #1: Sponsored posts

The first, and one of the most common ways for influencers to make money online, is through sponsored posts.

Sponsored posts can be anything from single posts or a series of posts to Instagram stories or YouTube and TikTok videos.

In this case, the company assigns the creation of a post that'll feature their product or service in an engaging and creative way.

According to MediaKix, sponsored posts on Instagram increase by 30% year over year.

Therefore, we understand that running an influencer marketing campaign with sponsored posts is a very popular tactic when it comes to influencer marketing.

In terms of incorporating the product or service into the content, the result depends heavily on the brand and the influencer's aesthetics, as well as the agreement between the two parties.

An example of a mega influencer posting a sponsored video on YouTube is the following one from makeup artist and influencer, James Charles:

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Author’s Note: A great way to get noticed by brands and start creating sponsored content for them would be to try out Insense, our tool that brings together brands and creators.

Strategy #2: Affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing is a type of marketing that allows influencers and bloggers - in this case, called affiliates - to get paid by companies for their marketing efforts.

How does it work?

Every time a visitor or customer goes to the company’s website or product page using a link from the content of the affiliate, they get a reward.

Here’s an example of fashion model and influencer Hailey Rhodes Bieber adding an affiliate link for a product in the description box of one of your YouTube videos.

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Overall, affiliate marketing is a great way for influencers to raise brand awareness for a specific product or service and get paid for doing so.

Plus, affiliate marketing is a very popular strategy among companies using influencer marketing to grow because it’s performance-based and allows brands to make sure that a certain number of followers or visitors has come from the influencer’s social media platforms.

Strategy #3: Branded merchandise

There’s a long list of influencers and content creators who create branded merchandise and sell it online to make more people aware of their brand and monetize their audience.

Creating and selling branded products is a fantastic marketing strategy for YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram influencers and brand ambassadors who want to make money using the power and popularity of promotional products.

Merch is a way for influencers to expand their social networks and communicate their messaging through tangible objects.

What’s more, by offering fans and followers the opportunity to get access to unique branded items, an influencer can achieve creating closer and longer-term relationships with them.

That’s exactly what super successful YouTube star with over 12 million subscribers on YouTube, Zach King, does with this merch store on YouTube:

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Strategy #4: Ebooks and downloadables

Besides being very active and efficient brand advocates, influencers are content creators known to create unique and original posts.

Many influencers are thought leaders and experts in their field, which means that they have valuable content to share with their audience.

That's why one of the most prominent ways to make money as an influencer is through selling your content, for example in the form of an eBook.

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As you can see on the screenshot above, eBook trade revenue in the US amounted to $1.1 billion in 2020, the highest record in recent years.

Having said that, we can assume that influencers can definitely use eBooks to monetize their online audience.

As simple as that!

Strategy #5: Digital courses and workshops

Following up from eBooks; digital courses and workshops are yet another efficient way for influencers to make money online.

There's a huge number of influencers that base their audience and content on a specific topic.

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For example, there are many fitness influencers that share fitness-specific content with their audience across different platforms.

Similarly, there’s a huge number of beauty influencers that focus on creating beauty content.

For influencers that fall under such niche-specific categories, it would be very efficient to monetize their audience by organizing digital paid courses and workshops.

Content marketing influencer Adam Enfroy knows how important it is to share valuable content with your audience in the form of digital courses and workshops:

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Strategy #6: Subscriptions

One of the most straightforward strategies for influencers to make money from their social media activities is to offer subscription-based models.

A little further up, we talked about fitness influencers and organizing digital courses and workshops.

Equally efficient could be for a fitness influencer to consider selling different workout bundles on a subscription basis.

Marketing subscription-based services allows influencers to reach out to different parts of their target audience, thus increasing their chances of monetizing their audience successfully.

Fitness influencer duo Boho Beautiful is just one example of influencers using video monetization on a subscription model to monetize their audience:

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Strategy #7: Collaborations with brands

The last way of making money as an influencer on social media we want to share with you is through collaborations with brands.

This strategy is all about an influencer working together with or helping out a brand to develop a new product or a series of new products.

An example of this would be a beauty influencer working with a well-established beauty brand to launch a new beauty product.

In the case of an influencer collaboration, the influencer usually gets a portion of the earnings, depending on the agreement between the two parties.

Here’s an example of an influencer, Valentina Ferragni with 4 million followers on Instagram, collaborating with beauty brand, Lancôme, on social media:

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You’ve seen the different ways you can go to make money as an online influencer.

However, we understand that micro and nano influencers might find it hard to find brands to collaborate with.

That’s why we think Insense can be truly powerful and helpful for content creators who’re just starting out as well as creators with smaller following.

Make sure to sign up to explore the tool’s capabilities.

Wanna hear more about what to take care of to elevate your content marketing and increase engagement rates as an influencer?

Keep reading to find out.

What are the Basics of Making Money on Social Media as an Influencer?

There might be a number of monetization options, but that doesn't mean that the process is always going to be as easy.

That’s why we’ve put together a quick list of tips to help you make sure that you're making the right moves to generate revenue on social media as an influencer.

Here’s tip number one.

Tip #1: Be consistent with your posting schedule

If you want to become one of the best influencers in your niche, you need to make sure that you’re consistent with your posting schedule and social media activities.

This is especially important because being consistent with your work will make your audience trust you more and will also make it easier for them to engage with your content.

Knowing that it’s time for their favorite influencer to post a YouTube video or run an Instagram Live will enhance anticipation and make your followers keep an eye out for your content on specific days and times.

Moreover, consistency is essential to make sure your followers know that you’re professional and that you’ve invested in creating content for them.

Moving on.

Tip #2: Create high-quality content

One of the most important things you should remember when creating content for your audience is that you need to create high-quality content that's thoughtful and doesn't seem rushed or cheap.

Especially when you want to monetize your content, it’s extremely important to make sure that what you put out there is of high quality in order to show brands and potential collaborators that you’re the right influencer for them.

The process of finding influencers to work with is a quite challenging one for companies.

That’s why you need to make sure that your content is a reflection of your capabilities as an influencer.

For example, if you’re great at video editing, make sure that anyone will be able to see that just by scrolling through your most recent posts.

To make money on social media, you need to show companies and professionals that you’re going to be a valuable addition to their digital marketing campaign.

Creating high-quality content is also important in terms of the relationship you establish with your audience.

In today’s competitive digital world, no follower wants to see poor-quality photos and videos on their feed.

Let’s get to the next tip we want to share with you.


Tip #3: Create engaging content

Creating high-quality content is equally as important as creating content that’s engaging and interesting to interact with.

Brands nowadays want to promote themselves in the most original ways possible; a way that'll make their brand and products stand out from the crowd.

If you want brands partnering with you, it’s super important to create content that catches the eye and makes the viewer want to engage with it almost immediately.

As you can see in the screenshot below, the human attention span has significantly decreased in the last two decades.

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According to a study, our collective attention span is significantly narrowed due to the abundance of information.

Anyone who has ever used Instagram or TikTok will understand exactly what an abundance of information means in this context, given the incredibly high number of different posts an average person will consume every minute online.

It’s now more important than ever that content creators make content that'll be impactful and unique in order to drive sales and create successful partnerships with brands.

Tip #4: Build a community

More than simply creating content, influencers are professionals who become thought leaders in the digital realm.

Think of it that way; an influencer is a protagonist on their social media platforms.

However, to make money from anything they put online, they need to make sure that their audience plays their role too.

In terms of the relationships built between influencers and their followers, we can't stress enough how important it is to treat your followers as a community - a family.

Being authentic and putting serious work, love, and time into the content you create for your followers will make it more likely for you to build a strong community of people that are always happy to engage with your content and support your activities.

Whether it’s collaborations with brands, launching your own promotional products collection, offering online workshops, or any of the other great things we discussed earlier in this post, it’s essential that you make your followers feel that you're equally important for the continued success of your community as you are.

Moreover, building a community in a specific industry is a great way for brands to identify the perfect influencer for them.

A relevant influencer who’s proven that they're capable of reaching their target market as well as new audiences through their content is probably someone brands will want to work with.

For example, if a small business wants to run a big giveaway on social media, it’s more likely that they’ll choose someone with a strong community that actively participates in social media contests and giveaways.

To sum up, marketers are looking for potential influencers with strong influence over their community in order to make sure that they’re going to pull off an effective influencer marketing campaign.

The sections that follow will give you insight on how to make money on the most popular platforms, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube, as an influencer.

Let’s start with the first one.

Making Money on Instagram as an Influencer

With the number of Instagram users worldwide growing every year…

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…Instagram is definitely one of the most popular social media platforms in the world for influencers who want to make money on social media and brands that want to promote their products and services.

Let’s get into it.

Can you make money on Instagram?

The short answer is ABSOLUTELY YES!

In 2020, Instagram was one of the most downloaded apps both on the App Store and Play Store.

According to the bar chart we showed you a little further up, the platform had over 800 million users accessing it on a monthly basis.

Plus, the most recent forecasts project that figure to grow to over 1 billion users.

Instagram’s popularity makes it safe to say that influencers can successfully connect with their audience and make a full-time job on Instagram with the money they’re making on the platform.

Besides the platform’s popularity, another reason why Instagrammers can make money on the platform lies in the platform’s capabilities; the monetization and promotion tools offered to the users.

More specifically, Instagram allows influencers to get access to a number of revenue streams, such as:

  • Creating branded content and collaborating with brands
  • Earning money with badges on live videos
  • Creating advertisements on their videos and other content
  • Creating an Instagram shop where they can sell their products and merch

Wanna see some numbers?

Let’s get into how much money an influencer can make on Instagram.

How much money can you make on Instagram as an influencer?

The amount of money influencers can make on Instagram varies depending on the size of their audience and time spent on the platform.

According to the HypeAuditor 2022 Influencer Income survey, surveyed influencers of all tiers, that is nano-influencers, micro-influencers, macro-influencers, and mega-influencers, make approximately $2,970 per month from their Instagram account.

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The average amounts earned per month shown above includes earnings from a number of different influencer activities including the following:

  • Brand promotion rewards
  • Selling their own products, such as branded merchandise
  • Affiliate programs
  • Digital products, such as paid online courses, workshops, and webinars
  • Subscription services

In terms of the different categories and topics, such as animals, business and marketing, fashion, Beauty, etc., the most profitable for full-time influencers seem to be the following three:

  1. Animals
  2. Business and marketing
  3. Fitness and sports

In other words, Instagram posts that deal with any of the categories listed pay better than others, such as food and cooking.

Is there anything you should pay attention to when it comes to Instagram monetization?

What to pay attention to when it comes to Instagram monetization

Because of the platform’s popularity, influencers should know that, unless they’re someone as popular as Beyonce, there’s going to be competition.

In other words, even though Instagram boosts monetization, there are some points you should pay attention to.

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Here are some of the most important ones:

  • To have dedicated and engaged followers, you need to build a community, not just a fan base
  • Use the right and most relevant hashtags
  • Be consistent with your posting schedule and post regularly
  • Post high-quality content
  • Be authentic and avoid promoting brands that don’t resonate with your audience
  • Collaborate with other relevant influencers to boost your reach
  • Don’t overdo it with promotional content; this might make your followers overwhelmed
  • Give back to your Instagram followers with giveaways offering free products and contests

Example of an influencer who makes money on Instagram

As you can probably imagine, there are endless examples of influencers who make money on Instagram.

However, because it’d be impossible to show you millions of examples, we’ve decided to show you a very clear example of UK-based lifestyle influencer, Klaudia Cloud, with a little over 32,000 followers:

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By the way, the post you see below is just out of many sponsored posts we found on her account.

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We’ve said quite a lot about Instagram; how about TikTok?

Making Money on TikTok as an Influencer

TikTok is the second most downloaded app in the world in 2020, right after Zoom, the video conferencing platform:

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Instagram's clearly got a very powerful competitor in the game.

Can you really make money on TikTok?

Can you make money on TikTok?

A Forbes list from 2020 revealed that there’s a number of teen stars that make over $1 million on the Chinese-owned platform; so the answer to the question is YES, influencers can totally use TikTok to make money.

The platform is used both by a number of newly-minted stars and well-established celebrities who want to find, connect with, and monetize their TikTok audience.

TikTok offers the following monetization options:

  • Branded content
  • Advertisements
  • Access to its Creator Marketplace

What’s more, the company has launched the so-called TikTok Creator Fund, a fund allocated to pay and reward creators for their creative content on TikTok.

According to TikTok, the Fund initially started at $70 million and is expected to grow over time.

However, it’s not entirely clear how the platform plans to pay creators through the fund.

How much money can you make on TikTok as an influencer?

Similar to what we said about Instagram, the amount of money an influencer can make on the platform depends on how good their profile is in terms of niche, engagement, brand's target audience, etc.

What’s interesting is that there are many TikTok income calculators that allow upcoming TikTok stars to calculate their income based on the parameters we just mentioned.

According to one of these calculators, Exolyt, creators can generate anything from $50,000 to $150,000 from one brand partnership.

Such numbers, of course, refer to creators with very strong engagement rates, and who are popular in terms of the number of followers on the profile.

Have a look at the highest-paid TikTokers’ estimated earnings per sponsored post:

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However, we need to say that a vast number of creators posting content on TikTok make a lot less or no money at all.

What to pay attention to when it comes to TikTok monetization

To get to know how to make money on TikTok, you might need to take a look at the following points:

  • Be consistent with your posting schedule and post regularly
  • Create short and engaging videos
  • To start live streams and monetize your videos, you need over 1,000 followers
  • To apply for the TikTok Creator Fund you need to have a fan base of 10,000 followers and a minimum of 100,000 video views in the last 30 days
  • Make sure you use the TikTok Creator Marketplace (TCM); the official platform for brand/creator collaborations on TikTok.

Let’s see an example of an influencer who’s making the most of monetizing her TikTok account.

Example of an influencer who makes money on TikTok

We could probably talk about someone like Charli D’Amelio who we also saw in the highest-paid TikTok stars list earlier in this post.

However, TikTok is full of creators with fewer followers but a big influence who also create brand sponsorships and make money on the platform.

An example is Kasie, with 14,000 followers.

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Here’s an example of a branded post on her profile in collaboration with hand sanitizer brand, Touchland:

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As you can see, TikTok might be a new addition to social media, but it most definitely is a place where micro and nano influencers can make money.

With this example, we’re done with TikTok and are ready to jump on to YouTube.

Making Money on YouTube as an Influencer

The third platform we want to talk about is YouTube.

With 500+ hours of content uploaded on YouTube every minute, we can’t help but think how much potential there is on this online video sharing and social media platform in terms of content creation and monetization.

Plus, according to Alexa by Amazon, ranks second in global internet engagement.

In terms of engagement, YouTube is definitely a good platform for influencers; but, can a YouTuber make money on the platform?

Let’s have a look.

Can you make money on YouTube?

Yes, creators that have YouTube channels can make money on YouTube by entering the YouTube Partner Program.

These are the main features of the program that YouTube influencers can benefit from financially:

  • Display, overlay, and video ads
  • Channel memberships
  • Create and sell official branded merchandise that'll be displayed on your Watch pages
  • Super Chat and Super Stickers, when subscribers pay to get their messages highlighted in chat streams

These ways to make money show us that creators have a number of different features they can enjoy in terms of YouTube monetization.

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As you can probably imagine, for creators to be eligible for the above-mentioned features, there are subscription and view count requirements they need to reach.

More specifically, here’s a table of the requirements influencers need to meet in order to get access to the monetization features:

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On top of these requirements, YouTube tells us that some of the criteria their reviewers assess creators’ content against are the following:

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As you can see, the platform makes it possible for influencers to make money from the content they publish on it, but they need to make sure to meet certain requirements.

Overall, we could say that YouTube’s monetization policies are stricter than the other platforms we talked about earlier.

We’ve seen the requirements, let’s get into the amount of money an influencer might earn on YouTube.

How much money can you make on YouTube as an influencer?

The amount of money you can make on YouTube depends on how many subscribers you have as well as how high the engagement rates for your videos on YouTube are.

Similar to the TikTok highest-paid stars we saw earlier in this post, this time we’re looking at the top earners on YouTube.

Have a look:

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As you can see, the top YouTube earners made tens of millions of dollars in 2022, with their earnings per minute reaching from $20 to $56.

However, that’s definitely not the case for the majority of YouTube influencers.

Many influencers will find it difficult to make their first dollar on the platform; however, consistency and high-quality content can increase your chances of starting to make money.

Given that a chunk of the money made on YouTube is through ads, we believe you should know that there are two types of ads you might be interested in:

  1. Cost per thousand views, also called cost per mille (CPM)
  2. Cost per click (CPC)

To give you an idea of the amount of money you might make for a CPM for example, let’s say that advertisers will pay on average around $0,018 per view.

That means that if your video gets around 10,000 views, it’s going to be worth some $180.

You need to factor in that Google will keep almost half of it - 45% to be precise - which means that you, the influencer, will get an average of $99 per 10,000 views.

What to pay attention to when it comes to YouTube monetization

As we’ve already seen, YouTube monetization is trickier than other platforms.

Here are some things you should know about YouTube monetization to turn YouTube from a side hustle to a full-time job.

  • Create engaging and authentic content
  • Check the minimum eligibility requirements to join the YouTube Partner Programme
  • Create a linked AdSense account
  • Remain active and post regularly; YouTube may disable monetization features on channels that haven’t posted a video to the Community tab for over six months.

Wanna see an example of an influencer who makes money on YouTube?

Here we go.

Example of an influencer who makes money on YouTube

An influencer who makes money on YouTube mostly through affiliate marketing is photographer Omar Eltakrori.

Omar has a little over 27,500 subscribers on the platform and posts photography-related videos on YouTube.

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Pretty impressive, isn’t it?

We’re done talking about YouTube monetization for influencers.

Let’s wrap up this post.

Don’t forget to visit our FAQs section after the outro.

Now Over to You

You've made it to the end of our guide on how to make money as an influencer on some of the most popular social media platforms - Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.

In this guide, we discussed the different ways influencers make money online.

Plus, we've given you some important tips in terms of content monetization on social media.

Last but not least, we’ve broken down monetization options and features for all three platforms.

If you want to start working with brands on social media, make sure to sign up with Insense for a creator account and start leveraging your social media audience.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Let’s get into giving answers to some of your most frequently asked questions.

Q1. How much do influencers make annually?

The answer is that it depends.

It depends on the platform and also depends on the size of the follower or subscriber base an influencer has.

Q2. How can you establish your value as an influencer?

To establish your value as an influencer, you need to make sure to create authentic, engaging, and original content for your followers and subscribers.

You also need to show professionalism and be consistent with your posting schedule.

Q3. Do influencers share products they actually use?

Influencers may share products they use and others that they don’t.

Each influencer has their own quality and authenticity standards in terms of their recommendations to their followers.

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That being said, some influencers want to specifically recommend products to their followers they’ve actually used and know they work, but that’s not always the case.

Q4. How much do influencers make per post?

How much money influencers make per post depends on the platform they use as well as the different monetization options they choose.

Amounts might vary depending on whether an influencer earns money through affiliate marketing, sponsored posts, digital courses and workshops, and so on and so forth.


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Which social media platform pays influencers the most? ›

1. Instagram. “Our goal is to be the best platform for creators like you to make a living. And if you have an idea that you want to share with the world, you should be able to create it and get it out there easily and simply — across Facebook and Instagram — and then earn money for your work.”

What social media platform is the easiest to make money? ›

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Because we pay out earnings on a monthly basis, you need to apply a reel toward the Instagram Reels Play bonus payout in the same month that you create the reel. The month-end deadline is 12am Pacific Time regardless of your timezone.

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How many followers do you need on social media to make money? ›

The good news is, there's no strict minimum. Three influencers Insider interviewed — all with under 3,000 Instagram followers — said they got paid by brands to post to their small audiences.

Who is #1 Instagram influencer? ›

Yes, the most followed Instagram profile is none other than Cristiano Ronaldo. On top of being one of the best football players, he is also killing it on Instagram! He currently has 440.8M followers.

Who is the richest Instagrammer? ›

Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano)

He is not only a well-known celebrity but also the richest influencer on Instagram. He has 482M followers at the moment of writing this article and earns almost $1.6M per post he shares for brands.

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1. Facebook — 2.9 billion MAUs. Facebook is the largest social media site, with more than two billion people using it every month. This means that roughly 36.9% of the world's population are Facebook users.

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Micro-influencers (between 1,000 and 10,000 followers) make an average $1,420 per month.

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How much Instagram pay for 1m followers? ›

How much money does 1 million Instagram followers make? An influencer with 1 million Instagram followers will make $10,000 per post. If you are an influencer with more than 1 million followers, you can charge anywhere from $10,000 to $100,000 per post or campaign.

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31 Aug 2022

What makes an influencer successful? ›

The best influencers engage with their audience, no matter the size. They take time to answer questions and start conversations. They also stay active on their respective platforms and publish content consistently. Engaging influencers are valuable because they're prepared to talk about your brand often.

How can beginners make money online? ›

How Can a Beginner Make Money Online?
  1. Sell your clutter.
  2. Tutor or teach online.
  3. Sell products on Amazon.
  4. Rent out your belongings.
  5. Earn rewards.
  6. Start a blog.
  7. Sell handmade goods.
  8. Start a drop-shipping business.
24 Oct 2022

How can I make 250 a day? ›

Options For Anyone To Make $250 A Day.
  1. Rent out your extra space on Airbnb. Do you own a home with a few additional rooms? ...
  2. Transcribe audio and videos. ...
  3. Deliver stuff. ...
  4. Watch videos. ...
  5. Shop for others. ...
  6. Perform menial tasks. ...
  7. Test apps and websites. ...
  8. Donate plasma.

Who pays an influencer? ›

Paid influencers on Instagram set sponsorship deals, depending on their following, niche, and engagement metrics. While some influencers negotiate the price, others charge a fixed amount, such as $100 per post for every 10,000 followers. Micro-influencers earn about $50 to $60 per sponsored post.

How many FB followers do you need to make money? ›

How many followers do you need on Facebook to make money? The more followers you have, the easier it is to make money. Most of Facebook's new monetization features (including in-stream Facebook ads and fan subscription services) are only available to Facebook pages with more than 10,000 followers.

How much do influencers charge per post? ›

Nano influencers (1000 - 10,000 followers): $10 - $100 per post. Micro influencers (10,000 - 50,000 followers): $100 - $500 per post. Mid-tier influencers (50,000 - 500,000 followers): $500 - $5,000 per post. Macro influencers (500,000 - 1,000,000 followers): $5000 - $10,000 per post.

What do influencers do in a day? ›

They make regular posts about that topic on their preferred social media channels and generate large followings of enthusiastic, engaged people who pay close attention to their views. Brands love social media influencers because they can create trends and encourage their followers to buy products they promote.

How many followers make you an influencer? ›


“Micro” influencers have anywhere from 6,000 to 10,000 followers. Unlike your popular friend that has acquired this many followers by posting cool stuff, the people behind these handles are vying to grow their page around a specific niche.

What brands use influencers most? ›

10 Best Influencer Marketing Campaigns in 2021
  1. Dunkin' Donuts. Dunkin' Donuts has a large presence on TikTok with 3 million followers and 21.3 million likes, and one of its key success factors is its strategic influencer marketing. ...
  2. Gymshark. ...
  3. Magnum. ...
  4. Chipotle. ...
  5. Häagen-Dazs. ...
  6. Tinder. ...
  7. Benefit Cosmetics. ...
  8. Levi's.
22 Oct 2021

Can Instagram pay you? ›

With most monetization products, you will be paid once you've earned at least $100. Payments will be sent to the bank or PayPal account you linked to your payout account. Note: If you're a US creator earning with Subscriptions or badges, you'll receive your payment once you've earned at least $25.

How hard is it to make money on Instagram? ›

With just 1,000 or so followers, you can make money on Instagram. Neil Patel, a widely known digital marketing specialist, says the key is engagement — followers who like, share and comment on your posts. "Even if you have 1,000 followers who are engaged, the potential to make money is there," he writes on his blog.

Does Instagram pay on views? ›

When you monetize content on Instagram, you provide brands the option to promote themselves within the videos you post. How much you earn will be determined by the number of views your video produces, called Monetizable Plays. You'll get 55 percent of the ad income generated for each view that will be paid monthly.

Do Snapchat pay you? ›

Do you get paid for views on Snapchat? No. Currently, users are not paid for views on Snapchat. To earn income, you will need to sell products, promote affiliate links, or allow other organizations to sponsor your stories, where they pay to reach your audience.

What are the top 3 most popular apps in social media? ›

To help you out, we have compiled a list of the top social media apps and sites to use in 2022.
  • 1. Facebook.
  • Instagram.
  • Twitter.
  • LinkedIn.
  • Snapchat.
  • Tumblr.
  • Pinterest.
  • Sina Weibo.
29 Aug 2022

What's the best time to post on social media? ›

The best times to post on Facebook are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Skip posting on Saturdays, as it is the day of the week with the lowest engagement, according to Sprout Social's data.

How can I become an influencer without showing my face? ›

Here are some tips to how to become Instagram famous without showing your face:
  1. Take all of your photos from a distance.
  2. Keep your back facing the camera.
  3. Crop out your head from the photos (good for photos of outfits or jewelry)
  4. Hide your face with your hair, hand, a hat, an object or sunglasses.

How many followers do you need to be an influencer on Facebook? ›

You do not need a specific number of followers to be an influencer on Facebook. However, most Facebook influencers have a few hundred followers to 20,000 followers. The bare minimum is 200 followers for most influencers. The most popular influencers on Facebook have more than 200,000 followers.

How do you post like an influencer? ›

A How-To Guide to Posting Like an Influencer
  1. STEP 1: PLAN YOUR GRID. Planning your post out ahead can help get ideas flowing for how you want it to look and feel. ...
  3. STEP 3: FIND THE LIGHT. ...
  5. STEP 5: WAIT IT OUT. ...
  6. STEP 6: EDIT AWAY. ...
12 Apr 2019

How many followers do u need to be verified? ›

There is no required number of followers that you need to get verified on Instagram. Having said that, one of the core requirements for getting approved is having a notable account. This means that your account must represent a well-known and highly searched-for person, brand, or business.

How much does IG pay reels? ›

For example, a media company may receive $200 for the first 1 million Reels views on a given account, then $100 for every 1 million views after that with the payment maxing out at $1,200. In some cases, the maximum payouts can surpass $20,000 per month, according to the media executives.

How many followers do I need to get paid? ›

While the number of followers you have can be anywhere from 1,000 to 1 million to make money from Instagram, one constant thing is high engagement rates. There's no point in posting content on Instagram if your followers aren't seeing or interacting with it.

What app gives you free money? ›

My favorite cash back apps are Upside, Drop, Ibotta, Fetch Rewards and Dosh. Apps like Dosh, Drop, and Upside even work automatically with no receipt scanning or anything else, once you link a credit card. I use them the most becaause they're the easiest to use.

What is the easiest thing to get money? ›

These are the best ways to start making extra money today.
  • No-risk matched betting. Hands down the quickest way to make a lot of money from home. ...
  • Online paid surveys. ...
  • Searching the web. ...
  • Online market trading. ...
  • Start your own website. ...
  • Review websites & apps. ...
  • The 'Disney Vault' secret. ...
  • 'Get Paid To' sites.
26 Oct 2022

How many followers should I have on Instagram for it to pay me? ›

Post a picture with the specified hashtags on Instagram and get paid. You need at least 700 engaged followers to be eligible.

What does Facebook pay per 1000 views? ›

If your ad campaign focuses on impressions, the average cost of Facebook advertising is $12.07. This amount refers to the cost per thousand impressions (CPM), which is what your company pays when 1000 users see your ad on Facebook.

How do I post something and get paid? ›

11 Ways To Get Paid To Post Ads
  1. 🏆 Start a Blog.
  2. Become a Virtual Assistant.
  3. Freelance.
  4. Start a News Hub.
  5. Social Media.
  6. Affiliate Marketing.
  7. Post Ads on Your Property.
  8. Start a Pay-Per-Click Business.

How many followers do you need to get paid on Instagram? ›

The good news is, there's no strict minimum. Three influencers Insider interviewed — all with under 3,000 Instagram followers — said they got paid by brands to post to their small audiences.

How many followers do I need to get paid on facebook? ›

How many followers do you need on Facebook to make money? The more followers you have, the easier it is to make money. Most of Facebook's new monetization features (including in-stream Facebook ads and fan subscription services) are only available to Facebook pages with more than 10,000 followers.

Does Facebook pay per likes? ›

A like is counted as paid if it happens within one day of someone seeing your ad or within 28 days of someone clicking on your ad. For example: If someone views an ad for your Page and likes your Page several hours later, it'll be counted as a paid like because it happened within one day of viewing your ad.

What happens when you reach 500 likes on Facebook page? ›

Which is not bad: when you reach 500 page likes on Facebook you also start to get more engagement. However, it was not enough for me. Two months ago, I decided to give it a try again, so I updated the page and its description and started to share quality content.

Can I earn money by posting pictures? ›

Picxy is another great platform to earn by selling photos online. However, the condition is you need to publish at least 20 pictures before you can start earning. The platform offers 20% of contributor share, which increases with your submissions.

Is being an influencer worth it? ›

As an influencer, you can make some pretty good money. You can also get a bit of fame and admiration from your followers. However, if you fail to be genuine, you may have a difficult time growing your personal brand into a long-term, successful one.


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