How To Use Social Media To Make Money

By: Kelly Bolton   Date: November 20, 2017

In this busy world, many people are looking for easy ways to make money, either as a steady income or as a little side money. Making money online is one way many people are doing so, and there are many ways to do it, such as freelancing services, doing surveys, selling on eBay, etc. Many businesses are going online, as well, to make money. Aside from having online stores, they’re doing things like selling e-books and webinars. One great way that people and businesses alike can use the Internet to make money is with social media. Yes, social media can be used to make money as well as socializing. How does one go about using social media to make money? Here are a few ways you can do it.

  • Pinterest

One great social media tool for businesses small and large is Pinterest. Use it to pin and share tantalizing images of your product. Be sure to include links back to your site so people can find it, learn more about it, and buy it. Engage with others on Pinterest by pinning their photos to your boards.

  • Sell on Instagram

Instagram is a great, popular social media site for sharing photos and short videos with your followers. It’s also a great place to set up a shop if you have products to sell that Instagram users might be interested in. Simply link your Instagram account with the service inSelly.

  • Writing

If you have great writing skills, Twitter and Facebook are great sites to use to show them off in order to gain work doing writing jobs such as copywriting and editing. You can use your blog or social media to share your creative writing, also. For example, you can try engaging with your followers to create short stories for publishing. Don’t forget about self-publishing an e-book and marketing it with social media.

  • Social Media Management

Since businesses are using social media as a means of marketing and engaging with customers, many of them are looking for people to help them manage their social media accounts. Some of the available jobs are internships, but many are also paid opportunities.

  • YouTube

There’s no denying the popularity of YouTube and online videos. If you’re one of the many uses who are using YouTube to share videos, try monetizing your YouTube channel to make money from your videos with ad revenue.

  • Affiliate marketing

Many stores, such as Amazon, will let you be an affiliate. Join with them, such as Amazon’s Affliate Program, and provide affiliate links either with your blog or on your social media, and earn a percentage every time someone clicks the link and makes a purchase.

  • Promote

Many social media sites, such as Facebook, offer businesses the opportunity to promote posts. This will help you to get your posts seen by more people, so if you share posts about products, you can promote them – for a small fee. But it could be worth it if it gets you more sales.

These are just a few ways you can make money from social media. There are many more ways. Just don’t forget to plan your strategy out ahead of time, and track how well your efforts are working for you.

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