More and more businesses are choosing to add Instagram marketing to their social media strategies.
Whilst monetizing is the key goal when marketing on Instagram, the difficulties lie in finding the right content and being able to have the time and resource to easily engage your followers on a daily basis.
The solution comes from another great software from Luke MacGuire, Instamate.
Six months in the making, Instamate is the world’s first and only all-in-one Instagram web software to find, edit, upload, schedule, engage and monetise the most viral content on Instagram accounts…..instantly and on auto-pilot.
Until now, you would have to manually find content, sync it to your mobile device (since you can’t post to Instagram from your computer…..well until now), use many 3rd party apps to edit the content, set alarms to remind yourself when to post it, think about what hashtags to use and then still hope to find a way to monetise.
Instamate removes all of these issues, allowing you to find, edit, post and schedule direct from your computer the most VIRAL content on Instagram instantly, while driving free organic traffic to your profiles from automatic engagements.
The first strategy to make money online is building a list.
This strategy is the most important step to continue to make money long term. If you do not already have some type of autoresponder system; you need to get one. Don’t be cheap here either because your entire business will hinge on this one piece of software.
You can build your list many different ways. An effective way of building your list is from the traffic that visits your website. This step, which is probably the most effective, does require you to have a website in order to implement an opt-in list form.
You can have an opt-in form strategically placed on your website or you can drive traffic to a landing page.
A landing page is specific to an offer and can come from multiple advertising traffic sources such as Bing, Google, YouTube or Email.
A landing page looks something like this….
The second strategy to make money online is driving traffic to your website.
When I say traffic, I don’t just mean any old traffic, I mean targeted traffic, people who are motivated and ready to buy and can and will make you money. You can use programs and techniques such as Google Adwords, blogging, article writing and linking to drive targeted traffic to your website.
Blogging is another great way to drive targeted traffic to your website. To get the most out of this technique the blog should be hosted on the same website as the sales page which links to your affiliate program. Once it’s setup all you have to do is fill your blog with good quality content.
I recommend writing your own content which specifically relates to your affiliate program and or products.
You can then link your content to a Facebook Fan Page or Twitter feed to increase traffic from social media.
The strategies listed in this article do work and they will increase your sales and residuals if done correctly. Those strategies combined with an effective sales page with an integrated opt-in email list can make your business soar to new heights.
There are a lot of misconceptions about marketing on the internet.
You often here lots of false promises about time, products and overall how easy it is to make money online.
Here is my list of misconceptions for marketing on the internet.
You will get rich quick
Marketing on the internet takes a lot of work. This is not a get rich quick scheme. It takes much time learning and failing before you will succeed. Your success is entirely up to you. You will reap what you sow.
You won’t make any money
Again you will reap what you sow. your key to success is through consistency and persistency. If you are willing to learn and accept failures from time to time, learn from your mistakes and apply that knowledge – the money will come. Don’t give up. There are lots of people who truly do make money this way.
Anyone can do this
If you tell your self there is nothing to this, you will set yourself up for guaranteed failure. A profession such as this takes a lot of discipline and most of all the willingness to learn. It takes a lot of hard work and an open mind. You have to be willing to embrace new ideas as they come and take this seriously.
Not everyone can do this
As long as you free your mind to scepticism such as these, you have taken your first step. While this profession takes time to figure out, it is not hard to figure out. Remember the only person stopping you is you!
It is too hard
Look within your self. There is an online business in you. What do you know? What do you like? What do you need that has not been created yet? Answers to these questions and questions like them are the beginnings of you having the ability to set yourself apart from the crowd.
It will be easy
It will get easier, but you will have to do loads of studying. Spend many hours brainstorming. You will spend many hours reading, writing, and learning what works and what doesn’t. It will get tedious and hard to stick to. Persevere, your reward is coming.
It will only require 2-3 hours a day
At some point you will be able to automate most of your efforts. In the beginning, long hours are not unheard of. I have spent many 18 hour days in front of my computer.
This is not a real job
Yeah right! You will come across many sceptics. Or worse than that, people who do not reveal scepticism but merely look at you funny. Believe me this is a real job. You will be just as exhausted from working and researching all day as you would sling 50 pound sacks of flour all day. When you are mentally exhausted you will be physically exhausted. You work hard; don’t allow the people who minimize your efforts get to you.
The only good reason to do this is for the money
That could not be further from the truth. There is a lot to gain; the money is a plus of course. Learning will always make you a better person. If you are happy with your self, everyone else will be to. You can’t beat the hours.
It takes years to learn online business
Not True. The best suggestion is to study hard. Read your newsletters and the articles in them. Listen to those who are already successful. They are already telling you what to do and how to do it. Now you just need to listen and learn.