Social media has taken over cyber space and new sites keep springing up daily. It has moved from the primary function of connecting people and prominently makes money for developers and subscribers. Here are 10 ways people make money with social media.
If you have many followers on social media, you can get paid to use your account to promote a product, service or event. You just have to comment, review or hype, depending on the product and you’ll get paid.
Sell Your Account
If your followers are many enough and fall within a certain desired demographic, certain brands or companies can approach you to sell your account to them to take it over and promote their products or services on it. If you are lucky, you get paid per follower and you can ride on those followers and smile all the way to the bank. You should probably get busy building followers, they are a potential goldmine.
Get Your Product “Pinned” On Pinterest
You can sell your product or start-up on Pinterest and entice the community to “pin” your products by consistently posting and using good photography. You can also create visibility for your account by “pinning” other people’s posts especially ones that attract your target market.
Set Up Instagram Shop
Instagram is a good place to sell fashion and beauty items, Photography and Videography services and many others. If you have items that would be attractive to Instagram users, it’s relatively easy to set up a shop and once again use very good pictures and you are good to go. WikiHow has a great guide walking you through all the steps.
Become A Star
If you market your personal brand very well on social media, you can easily become a star, not necessarily because of any talent you have but probably your wit, sense of humour, beauty or opinions. From that you can make paraphernalia that reflect your brand and social media personality. If you are as loved or as famous as you think you are, you will make a lot of money.
Copywriting, Proofreading and Editing
If you are good at writing and editing, you could easily land a job as a proofreader or copywriter by advertising with your Twitter and Facebook accounts and using them to show off your language and grammar skills. Prove yourself to be adept in the language of your choice to get yourself hired to write for a living.
Manage Social Media
There are a lot of companies seeking someone to handle their social media presence and usually if you have a large following on your private account, you can easily land this job and earn a few hundred cedis on the side. You could also take the initiative to create a content plan for a brand of choice and sell to them, you might just get yourself the job.
A lot of new comedians birthed their career on Twitter. 140 character jokes or funny insights can gain you a lot of attention, so if you’re a particularly clever wordsmith consider giving comedy a shot to make money with social media.
Get your sales pitches in front of more diverse crowd with promoted posts, available through almost any social media service. It’ll cost you a little cash, sure, but it could net you huge rewards.
Demonstrate Your Musical Abilities On SoundCloud
SoundCloud is one of the best places to get your music noticed, you may not become a super star but you can make some decent cash as a sound engineer or underground artiste. If you know how to come up with a catchy jingle, you can also post it to get clients flocking to you to create music for their commercials, radio ads, etc.