5 Ways to Make Money on Instagram with 1000 Followers

In today’s post, I will be sharing 5 ways to make money on Instagram with 1000 followers.

A lot of people have this notion that unless you are an influencer with a huge follower of over 50,000 and above or if you don’t have a product or service to sell, you won’t be able to make money on Instagram.

Well, I am about to shock you by saying that even with 1,000 followers, you can become an influencer or micro-influencer as the case may be.

These are systems people are already using to make money on their website. You can actually implement the same system on your Instagram page and I will be sharing how to do that in this post. So, make sure you read to the end of the post.

Before we go into 5 ways to make money on Instagram with 1000 followers, there is an important thing to take note of.

Building a followership of at least 1,000 is not difficult to achieve, however, if your followers are not engaging enough, it will be difficult for this strategy to work even if your followers are more than 50,000 too.

So regardless of the number of followers, you may have, ensure that they are an active audience who engage with your post either by commenting, liking, or sharing your post.

The next thing is to check what your post is worth based on the numbers of followers and engagement on your Instagram page.

Influencerhub has a tool called Instagram Sponsored Post Calculator, you can use this tool to check your Instagram post worth. This will give you an estimated earning for the individual post on your Instagram page.

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Check your instagram estimated worth here

Instagram Sponsored Post Calculator analyzes your Instagram page and gives you information regarding your followers, average likes, engagement rate, estimated earnings per post, and audience interest (this shows what categories your audience is interested in).

Audience interest shows what the majority of your audience is interested in and you can sell that to your prospective clients

Here are 5 Ways to Make Money on Instagram with 1000 Followers

  1. Get people to advertise their products on your page
  2. Promote Affiliate link
  3. Become a Brand Ambassador
  4. Sell your product or services
  5. Become Social Media Marketer

Get people to advertise their products or service on your page.

Though big organizations use influencers with huge followers to advertise their products or services, however, there is another set of an organization who would rather use Instagram accounts with 1,000 to 10,000 followers as long as there are engagement recorded in the account.

For instance, I have just 2,4000 followers on my Instagram account, and I have been approached by several organizations both local and overseas, and small businesses to advertise their products on my Instagram page.

In these cases, as a micro-influencer, I don’t have to charge much but then I charged a reasonable amount per post, and guess what, they pay and I have been making money through that means for a while now with just 2400 followers.

You don’t have to be a major influencer to make money on your Instagram account. All you need is to make sure that you have active and engaged followers and small businesses or startups will approach you for marketing on your page.

Another thing you can do is to prepare a social media kit.

A social media kit is a document that shows stats or information a social media marketer needs to run successful marketing. It houses stats regarding your fans on all your social media platforms.

This kit is an easy way to convince prospective clients that you have engaged followers in all your social media platforms and you can market their products not just on your Instagram account but also on your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, TikTok, YouTube, etc.

Imagine, for instance, you have 2000 Instagram followers, 1500 Facebook fans, 1000 LinkedIn followers, 2000 twitter fans, 1000 Pinterest followers, 1000 Snapchat followers, 1000 TikTok followers, and 1500 YouTube followers.

When combined together, that is 11,000 fans scatter on different platforms and social media kit can show and prove it.

You will display all these stats on your social media kit with information on how they can reach you. Every business will jump on whatever offer you present.

You can download a free social media kit template here

You can run it into packages as well and give them the opportunity to select their preferences

Promote Affiliate products

This strategy is already popular especially on YouTube where YouTubers review and promote other people’s products in exchange for a commission.

This business strategy can also work on other social media platforms when done in a strategic way.

When you look at the vloggers, they are passionate when reviewing products and most of them actually purchase those products in other to give a better review and recommendation.

You can implement the same tactics by reviewing and promoting other people’s products on your social media account.

Instagram is all about picture and from my research, I noticed that people who are interested in a product wants an easy or immediate buying since they are in the same location as most of their followers.

What I mean is that, rather than trying to promote Amazon or AliExpress products on Instagram, contact a business within your community or country with a good product and offer to promote their product to your audience for a commission.

A lot of business will jump to these offers and give you a coupon code which you can share with your audience.

That way, you receive commission from any of your audience who uses your code. Make sense right.

Become a Brand Ambassador

If you have a good number of followers on your Instagram page, you can approach businesses and apply to become their brand ambassador.

This can work well when you select a few companies you can focus on promoting their products. For instance, if you are a fashion enthusiast, you can become an ambassador for a clothing company, a shoe company, a bag company, and probably a human hair manufacturing company.

As an Ambassador, you will be getting their products for free, that way you can style yourself with all the products from the different companies, that way, your audience can purchase the product using your unique links

Selling Product and services

There is no point in explaining this because you already know about it and how to market your product and services on Instagram.

Becoming a social media marketing

This too is self-explanatory, there are sites like Coursera, Udemy, edx, and others that you can get a certification as a social media marketer.

With the certification, you can look for social media jobs on Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, fiver, etc.

Which of the 5 ways to make money on Instagram with 1000 followers have you tried before?

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  1. Brian

    Nice piece! I am currently implementing this strategy with my 450-followership Instagram account. LMAO! I know it seems a little ambitious, but you never know. Thanks for the advice.

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