I am frequently asked the question- "Do you get paid off of instagram?" So today I decided to spill the tea with you. I am pretty much an open book and am pretty honest with my answers. So today I'm gonna let you know how I get paid through the gram and my blogging. If you haven't already, subscribe to me for more posts like this one. You can also follow me on my instagram right here! >>> www.instagram.com/maisha667/
I want to make it very clear to you that as a blogger through instagram and my website, I care a lot about what I am advertising to you guys. I want you guys to get maximum benefits out of the products that I advertise. Here's the thing, when I give you guys a promo code to use, know that I do NOT make any commission off these products!!! I simply ask whichever company I collaborate with if I can have a promo code so you guys can get a discount off of the product. I do receive a lot of free products but now for the real question- do I get paid? To answer this question very straight forward, yes I do. Depending on what the product and advertisement is, I do receive payment off these products that I advertise. I want you to know that whatever product I advertise, I use it frequently to check if I am truly receiving the benefits that these products claim to have. I have never advertised something that I do not use regularly or that I am not fond of.
So, how did I do it? Well, I want to start by saying that I still have A LOT of work to do to get to where I want. I'm off to a good start, but I need to keep pushing myself to reach my fullest potential. I started off by using my canon t300 camera that would just lay in my house. I remember taking a selfie with that camera about a year ago and oddly enough it drew a lot of attention. In fact it was this selfie right here www.instagram.com/p/94HWV5n4T0/?taken-by=maisha667. I was very insecure to be in front of a camera so I would practice taking pictures at home. I took some cool pictures and got some nice angles of me. I soon became a pro at taking selfies just like any millennial would know how to do. I then was reached out by a clothing company who offered to send me a free outfit in order for me to advertise. I was so excited!!! My first collaboration. Here is a tip, when you use the hashtag "ad" or "fashionblogger" your pic has a chance to go viral. Companies will reach out to you for a collaboration if you have a good social following. The reason I am VERY SLOWLY starting to get paid now is because I have multiple advertisement requests. I put a lot of time and effort to make sure that the picture that I take is just right for instagram.
So, to sum it up- take time out of your day to take some sick ass pictures, make sure you are on instagram actively liking photos within your niche, and if you want you can even reach out to clothing brands so they can send you outfits or products and that way your audience will recognize that you are a blogger doing product reviews. I've been at this for about a year, so it'll take a while to develop any kind of audience but I have faith in you. So what are you waiting for?! GO!
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