Instagram was always destined to grow out to something big and after Facebook acquired it there’s literally no end in sight in terms of growth. Facebook is the largest and most dominant social media platform that ever existed and they are pulling all their strings to make Instagram the second largest platform.
Needless to say, where there are people there is money to be made so in this article we are going to give you some tips about how to actually sell on Instagram without chasing your followers away and without breaking the bank. As a matter of fact we are going to look at a few methods that literally cost you nothing but your time.
There’s just one catch, Instagram doesn’t allow you to insert links under your photos which makes it a little harder to monetize your channel though definitely not impossible. You just need to get creative!
Lucky for you Instagram followers are much more dedicated than users on similar platforms like Pinterest for example so there is definitely value to be had from your userbase so without digressing too much here are some effective methods to convert your followers:
This new feature makes it ideal for people to purchase your products without having to leave Instagram, there is only one catch, it’s a new feature and only rolled out in the US as we speak so if you’re based elsewhere you could set up an LLC or you simply have to wait a bit.
Call-to-Action in Bio
Most people just ramble in their bio but the most effective way to have people click through to your website is by making a clear call to action. Yes, you literally need to tell them what to do or nothing will happen. Use capitalization to make it stand out so that they can’t oversee it.
Although regular photos don’t allow for links to be inserted you can insert as many links as you want in Instagram stories so if you aren’t utilizing this method yet it’s time to start doing that now, after all you are leaving money on the street if you aren’t doing just that.
You can enter text in your photos and ask them to become a referral. Yep, if you don’t ask you don’t get so this is definitely the easiest way to turn your followers into resellers and as they are following you they probably already love your products and who can’t use some spare cash during the holidays so now you also know when to post such photos.