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  1. Skinnylatte

    Skinnylatte Youtube, blogging, web design, cash back

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    OK, so I've a manged to set up not 1 but 2 Instagram accounts, and am delighted with the engagement to my posts, getting lots of likes, comments and new followers, but what do I do with it? How do I convert that enagement to money? I'm putting links to youtube videos from the post it's self, but why would anyone click on the link when they can watch and share the video in insagram, I think I'm missing the point!
    It anyone else having success with Instagram?
     
  2. Jon

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    I've literally just started the Instagram game but from speaking to @katykicker you need to get to around 10k followers and then you can put direct links in to your pictures as I've seen bloggers with big numbers do that

    Until you get to 10k you would maybe look at doing a 'sponsored post' type stuff I guess where you are paid to advertise services the same way bloggers host blog posts.
     
  3. katykicker

    katykicker I am a 20 something stay-at-home-wife from Essex. Staff Member

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    I offer shares on Instagram as part of sponsored post packages, usually at an additional cost of around £75-£100.

    Also, you can get paid from some companies, I'll drop you a DM with one you can join x
     
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    Skinnylatte Youtube, blogging, web design, cash back

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    Ah Ok, so I need to get 10K followers first, well I have 74, so better get making some more!!
     
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    Skinnylatte Youtube, blogging, web design, cash back

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    I'm not sure I understand that, so people pay to to share their stuff?
     
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    Is this engagement you are getting from UK folk who will actually buy into your services / products or is it people from the USA etc.
     
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    Yup

    In the same way we are paid as bloggers to promote services / items etc.
     
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    Oh you started a new thread great!


    @katykicker you offer shares on instagram ? sorry what does that mean

    @Skinnylatte maybe in your youtube videos you could put follow us on instagram at the end of the video , that may help bring in a couple 100.
     
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    Skinnylatte Youtube, blogging, web design, cash back

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    Hi. I'vegot 1 of each really
    1 account will be targeted at people in the UK to buy stuff, and the other in the USA to share stuff
     
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    Skinnylatte Youtube, blogging, web design, cash back

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    Good point, i will add in the instragram to youtube, I haven't done that yet
     
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    Skinnylatte Youtube, blogging, web design, cash back

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    Maybe I'll just continue getting the follows up and then see how I can take things from there
     
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    Sounds like a great idea , i want to try and get my follows up as well .

    i wonder what is the most effective way to do this ?
     
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    Currently I am doing a mixture of things

    1 new photo a day
    Using lots of hashtags
    Commenting on lots of other peoples pics and stories

    Building up your presence on any social network can be like pulling teeth at times so you just have to sort of get on and accept how slow it can be at the start lol
     
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    1 new photo a day - that is probably the hardest for me .

    I need to build up a portfolio of pictures to do this.

    Thanks , will try this

    Also what is your instagram ?
     
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    @themoneyshed

    My pics are a mixture of 'stuff I do' and promoting blog posts.

    Though I have a feeling looking at Instagram and speaking to @katykicker a lot about it that Instagram is more about getting 'you' over with people rather than your blog. At least until you get to 10k followers and can insert links into your picture posts.
     
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    Great just followed you now .
     
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    Does this mean posting random stuff that you see and do on Instagram to build up your presence, rather than just focusing on stuff relating to my blog. I have always tended to avoid this with Facebook, cause I hate the show off mentality of it, but guess I need to make myself interesting to follow
     
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    I'm not sure it's showing off as such but you need to put up facets of your life

    If you go shopping and buy a nice item, take a photo

    if you are out for a walk and see a nice building, take a photo etc.

    I think the fact you literally can't promote links on there until you his 10k in followers is a good thing if I'm honest
     
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    Skinnylatte Youtube, blogging, web design, cash back

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    So it's a race to 10,000 then!!
     
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    Another challenge to add to the list. What is your Instagram account so I can follow you?

    @Cas @OCTOPUS , what are you Instagram names too?

    @Jon @katykicker already following you guys.

    I'm MuckleMaker

    See you on there :)
     
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