Get paid for Instagram posts, 4 easy steps to earn money!

Instagram is an amazing social media platform where we share photos, videos, and stories. And I just wanted to tell you that you can also earn “$500 per post and get paid for Instagram posts”. While Instagram is reaching more and more users day-by-day it has become such a huge company for
 photo and video-sharing social networking service and the brands are also approaching many influencers on Instagram. You can be one of them?

Instagram does not pay a creator for creating content and nor it pays for advertisements like YouTube. Here the basic way to earn money is getting paid for Instagram posts.

So, being the most popular and successful service out there people often start their e-commerce company here and start approaching influencers in their niche.

I’m dam sure that you all must have come through a post on Instagram where the person you follow (It might me celebrities, sportsman, bloggers, YouTubers and many more.) is having a photo with a brand. I’ve have noticed it quite often and the thought that comes in my mind is that “I can also be an influencer and earn money through Instagram for per post”.

But when I came to each and everything the thought which ran in my mind was, “It’s not that easy, as I thought earlier”

How much can I get paid for a sponsored post on Instagram?

It depends on all upon you that on which niche you are working and it also depends on the brand. Mostly it depends on your followers and the engagement percentage of your posts. Here you always need to be authentic with organic followers.

According to my research, you can earn up to $12-$500 and many more per post. So, if you are also dreaming that you can also make money through just posting Instagram posts then follow the below-given steps.

How do you get sponsored on Instagram? (Through brands)

While there are few things that are necessary, so once you get towards these then you can easily get brand deals for a sponsored post. So here are basic things:

  • 5K-100K+ Followers (Organic with good engagement level)
  • High-Quality posts
  • Audience retention
  • Post-Consistently
  • Be in a targetted niche.
  • Have a good bio (Mention your mail id in the Bio)

So, let me tell you the five basic things so that implementing these things you can also get a sponsored post and start making money.

Whether you have 0 followers, I’ll help you out. Just read the below-given points carefully and follow them to be an influencer.

STEP #1. Select your Niche

While those who don’t know the perfect meaning of niche, let me explain to you: Niche means that you should commonly be related to a common thing when you post. A topic that is targetted and that you love it. For example, Nikhil Sharma a lifestyle vlogger and he always post photos that are related to lifestyle. And here we can say that Nikhil Sharma is in the lifestyle niche.

Select your niche, for paid post
Image source: Instagram
Credits: Nikhil Sharma

So, first of all, you have to select a niche. You can go for any of these niches,

  • Health and Fitness
  • Travel
  • Beauty
  • Lifestyle
  • Technology
  • Pets
  • Food
  • Games and many more…

So, after selecting the perfect niche start uploading High-Quality photos related to your niche.

Assume that you are posting photos related to sports and the post quality of your post is high and now when a sports company comes up with a new sports drink and there you can approach them for sponsorship or they might mail you for it.

So, it all depends on the niche of both the brand and the influencer. So that both can be profitted. Where the brand gets the sales and you get paid for Instagram post.

So, whenever you select your niche, just be clever and wise enough to choose the niche.

STEP #2. Grow your Account

Grow you account to get paid for Instagram posts

Each and everyone needs a good amount of followers. And followers (organic) are really important as these numbers play an important role when you are under the review for being sponsored.

As we all know that there are more than 700 million active users on Instagram and 4 billion likes each day. In the current generation, most of the business account has started on Instagram just for branding and generating sales. If you be consistent with Instagram you can get up to 15k plus (Organic) followers easily. Develop your own unique, recognizable visual style.

If you need all the organic and active followers you need to practice the below-given tips so that you can increase your followers and accomplish the number of followers that you need so that you can get paid for Instagram posts.

  • Post Consistently
  • Use proper Hashtags on your posts
  • Collaborate with others
  • Conduct GIVEAWAYS
  • Best Bio
  • Engage with followers
  • Analyze your time and keep improving
  • Maintain Grid
  • Go Live
  • Lavish your stories
  • Use IGTV
  • Write engaging captions

Posting photos is very important, you should be posting good quality photos on Instagram consistently. The best tool for editing photos is Adobe Lightroom. This software will give an amazing color effect and will manage your photos marvelously.

Post photos at least 1 each day and if not then have a gap of 2 days. Also, try to post videos so that you can maintain the engagement level with your followers.

Hashtags are really the best tool to reach the targetted audience without any cost and hashtags also improves your visibility to the audience. I’m pretty sure that you might be using hashtags but friend keep in mind that using proper hashtag also matters, so use related hashtags to your post and leverage your content

You should always keep in mind that Instagram stories are also very effective using the perfect hashtag with the location tag which will give you more views and engagement. Upload at least 7 Instagram stories each day so that you be well connected.


Also, you should go live once a week so that you can keep interacting with your audience. And also upload IGTV videos so that your followers get a video more than a minute.

Hope you implement all these tips and grow your account so that you get paid for your posts.

Step #3. Brand Approach

get brand deals approach for sponsored instagram post

Did you know that when should you approach a brand for getting sponsored for Instagram posts? No, then let me explain to you : )

Most of the time the brands themselves contact you for a paid sponsorship, but if you are getting brand deals whereas if you are worth it then at that time you yourself need to contact them and ask for the deal.

While there are many possible ways to get sponsorship but the main methods I prefer are: First is waiting for their deals. Second is that you should mail the branding company. The third is that spy the sponsors of your competitors and mail them with more expectation of branding with your profile so that they can lead more sales and you get paid for the sponsorship.

And also there are many ways to get to know about the branding company name so that you get paid for posting photos on Instagram. While There are 3 ways:

  • Spy Competition
  • Mail the Brands
  • Search Brands and ‘DM’ them

This is also a good Idea that after searching for brands working for you on Instagram you can DM them on Instagram and ask for the sponsored Post. Working with the sponsor.

And you can also pitch them through mail.

Step #4. How to Work with the sponsors.

Work with brands, for paid instagram posts

Wait the story does not end here by just getting a deal approved for your sponsored post. There are a few things that you should keep in mind when you work with the sponsors. So always keep in mind the below-listed points whenever you are collaborating with brands:

  • Confirm Payment
  • Read Terms and Conditions carefully
  • The post should be seen as a sponsored post [“paid partnership with (brand)”]
  • How many posts for 1 sponsorship?

So, always get confirmed the money that you are going to get for the sponsored post. The posts which you are going to upload may be more than 1 so keep in mind the hard work behind each post and then ask them for so and so amount.

Always read the contract carefully because it contains the payment, responsibilities and many more. Keep in mind that the contract doesn’t have these words “exclusive sponsorship” (which means you can’t promote any other brands, which may not be very useful and profitable to you), or if this is a “non-competing” partnership which means that you can’t simultaneously promote a competitive brand. For example, if you’re promoting Nike, you can’t promote Reebok.

So, these were the little minute things that you need to know.


So, these are the basic things you all must know when you are getting sponsored or getting paid for Instagram post.

While the new ones who get their 1st sponsorship always get negotiated with the sponsor and are paid less for the post. So, if you are new-bee or not always keep in mind that the amount you are going to get paid must satisfy you.

And hope you all were helped through the article and got to know a lot of out of these. All my best wishes are with you so that you “get paid for Instagram post”

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