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How to Earn Money Through Social Media

Updated on January 23, 2019

Big Celebrities Like Cardi B Were Discovered on Instagram.

Have you ever heard of Woah Vicky, Lil Tay, XXXtentacion or Danielle Bregoli aka Cash Me Ousside Girl aka Bhad Babie?


You’re probably working your day job, wondering why you can’t act like these crazy kids on Instagram and get a check for it. Well, the good news is you don’t have to act like a fool or be the “Youngest Flexer of All Time” to succeed with social media.


There are literally millions of pages worth of people who want to make a living through his popular app- and they’re doing it!


Its not hard to gain an Instagram following, but you’ve got to be consistent, and you have to be original.


The most popular pages usually cover topics like fitness, makeup, and pets. These markets are highly saturated, so you’ll have to work hard to move your way up. You can do this by networking; make your account visible to the millions of users on Instagram. Private accounts don‘t make it very far.

24 percent of employed people do some or all of their work at home.

Collaborate with Others Instead of "Moving In Silence"

Sadly, the popular thing to do at this moment is to encourage people to keep quiet about their ideas. This is a huge mistake, there are billions of people in the world, and you can't live in fear of someone stealing your plans. Instagram is the perfect tool to gain more followers and collect an audience. Learn how to collaborate with others and use any kind of press, good or bad, to your advantage.

Let people know who you are and tell them why they should give you their time. You'll never get more Instagram followers without grabbing their attention.

Figure Out What's Trending

If you really pay attention, you can see that all the "interesting" things that happen with the Kardashian family seem to occur at the same time as other big events in the public eye. For example, as soon as the Vogue magazine cover of Beyonce' came out, Kim Kardashian followed up with her event. Her statue-like pose in Kanye West's new "Yeezy" shoes exploded across the web in a montage of memes. While everyone is hanging out and laughing at the photos, Kim Kardashian is making money based on her page views alone!


Find out what's trending today, even if you have no interest in it. At the end of the day it doesn't really matter what it is as long as it provides you with plenty of exposure.

Earn Money While You Sleep

Many times people will tell you to specialize in one niche, and get as deeply involved in it as possible. Kim Kardashian has done the complete opposite in her life, she's divulged in many different opportunities for business. From modeling, to a clothing store, to fragrances, a makeup line, and helping her sisters on the up and coming, Kim Kardashian has learned how to use every single thing at her disposal to create passive flows of income.

If she decided not to work on anymore projects for the rest of her life, Kim Kardashian would still have everything she wanted and needed for the rest of her, and her children's lives.

You Need a Solid Title In Order to Gain Recognition

If you have great ideas but you don't have anything to recognize them by, your efforts will go to waste. No matter how many products or businesses you're running, people have to be able to recognize you immediately. When you hear about certain designers or celebrities like Kanye West, you immediately associate them with Kim Kardashian. This isn't an accident, Kim doesn't care if you like her or not. All she needs is for the headlines and tabloids to recognize her as the most important thing in the news!

Use Every Possibility

The Kardashian family didn't stop at a TV show, they've dipped their toes in every possible form of social media available. Kylie Jenner announces the debut of her lip kits and cosmetic lines through Instagram shoots. Khloe Kardashian tends to pick fights and call out other celebrities, which isn't the smartest way to gain attention...but it's still attention. From radio stations to talk shows, you'll see them everywhere you go, even if you don't want to.


Consider starting a blog, or even better, a V-log (video blog) to get in better touch with your viewers. After all, you need exposure from every aspect of the press.

Keep Up Appearances

Even when you're not feeling up to it, it's important to look good whenever you're on camera or outside the house. You need to sell an image that you're a person who is well-put together and takes good care of themselves. Essentially, you want people to be like you!

Many of your peers will discourage you from doing this, saying that it isn't humble or that you're showing off. Don't listen to them, you are trying to create a following, and to do so you need to be appealing to the public eye.

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      Ellison Hartley 

      2 years ago from Maryland, USA

      This is interesting and I think clears up a lot of questions people may have about trying to build an online presence and eventually be able to make money online

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