Over the years, social media has evolved to be the most important invention man has come up with in this modern era. From Facebook to Instagram, to WhatsApp and Twitter, social media has become more than a platform for connecting with friends and families. Social media is a place and an essential tool for making money. Unlike the past, where having many social media followers were only used for mere show off, having a robust online presence on social media now has economic potentials.
If you have a strong following on Instagram or Twitter, you can utilize your audience’s potential to make money. In this ever-changing world, there is nothing impossible anymore. That is no sweet talk. It is possible to make money from your colossal audience on social media platforms without racking a nerve.
With this article’s help, you can now become part of the people who make millions on social media, not the ones who make memes.
How do you exactly make money from having many followers on social media?
Promote your services. If you have about five thousand followers on a social media platform such as Instagram, one of the first ways to leverage these followers is to promote your services. If you have a brand or anything you are selling. Aggressively and strategically promote your services. Leverage your strong online presence and drive more sales for your business.
Become an affiliate.
Becoming an affiliate is a great way to make money from having many followers on social media. Your job as an affiliate will promote a brand or its products on your social media page. That is usually done in the form of an affiliate link, which you will post. Once your followers click on the link, you earn commission by click on the link.
Become an influencer and make money from sponsored posts.
With huge followers on your social media page, you can approach popular brands to promote their products in your posts. Having many followers gives you the status of an influencer. To an extent, you can convince your audience about trends because of the level of trust you have built with your online presence. Brands tend to partner with people that have a vast online presence. If you have many followers on social media, it will be easy for you to help brands with sponsored posts. Per sponsored post that you help promote, you make thousands of naira from it.
Start a partnership program.
There are partnership programs which you can join and make money from. For instance, if you are a content creator and enjoy making content in videos, you can try out vlogging by joining the YouTube Partner program. Through your massive following on your social media accounts, you will be able to drive traffic to your Vlog. In the process, you make money by doing what you love to do.
Written by Jeremiah Ajayi