SEO - Today I decided to give back and show you guys a really easy, arguably idiot proof method to make $10-$20 a day from Instagram and ...
SEO - Today I decided to give back and show you guys a really easy, arguably idiot proof method to make $10-$20 a day from Instagram and CPA offers. I did this for about six months when I got started with internet marketing before my Reputation Management firm blew up. The guide looks a bit long, but it's not complicated. Just detailed Also, I'll go into more details below, but this is an easy method to rinse, repeat and automate if done correctly. The reason I say $10-$20 is based off my own experience only using a single IP address with 5 Instagram accounts. You can make as many as you want buy using proxies or you can buy Instagram accounts right here on BlackHatWorld or on http://kikimiqbalsoft.blogspot.com/
What You Need
- 1-5+ Instagram Accounts
- Account With a CPA Network With Mobile Offers
- An iPhone or Android Phone
- About an Hour to Setup
What CPA Network to Use?
When I did this method I used MaxBounty with zero complaints. They have a huge selection of mobile offers which are required for this method and a friendly support team. PeerFly is by far the most popular, but I've had nightmarish experiences with their support team and not getting paid.
Tip: Easy Way to Get Approved to CPA Network
The rise of mobile offers gives you a nice little loophole for easy approval. When I signed up for my MaxBounty account and received the call from them I just told them "I've been marketing CPA offers for a long time, but really want to get into mobile offers which I noticed they had a lot of". The guy (Ryan) was very friendly and basically approved my account just for saying that. Though, it does help a lot if you have a quality website to submit with your application. There are plenty of other guides here on BlackHatWorld for getting approved too, check them out.
Don't be alarmed if your application takes a while to get approved. It can take up to 7 days or as little as 24 hours to hear back.
Step 1 - Choosing The Right Offer
The offers that convert best on Instagram are email/zip submits for things like Free iPhones, Free Xboxes, Free Macbooks, etc. Make sure you read the offer description because some email/zip submits require more than one page to get paid. People are lazy. They're not likely to fill out more than just their email address or zip code.
Offers like these should pay you $0.85 - $1.00. On occasion you'll find one page offers that pay up to $1.85. If the network you're on doesn't have offers like these I recommend going else where. That's the price range you should be looking for. This way you only need 10 - 20 people to fill out your offer a day.
Make a list of about 5 of these offers before moving on to the next step.
Step 2 - Setting up Your Instagram Account(s) (We'll be using a free iPhone offer in these examples.)
Name: Create your Instagram accounts based on your offer. Not the other way around. If your offer is about getting a free iPhone, call name your account something like "SuperFreeiPhones" or "MegaiPhoneGiveaway"
Profile Picture: Make make your profile picture the product the offer is giving away. Or if you have an account that's performing well, maybe take the time to write some text over it or something.
Name & Description: Keep it simple, yet eye catching. Use emoji symbols to make your account standout both in the name field and description. Like use the green checkmark Emoji to give the appearance of a verified account or iPhone Emojis to help it stand out more. For the descriptions I usually would give people basic instructions for the offer. 'Click the link and enter your email address' etc. Be creative here too.
Photos: Once again, post photos related to your product. With my accounts, I posted photos of the item in bulk such as dozens of iPhone boxes stacked up giving the impression that they were the ones being given away in the offer. Some say it's not necessary to post photos to accounts like these, but I think it helps A LOT. Especially if you use TagsForLikes (Available in the app store and on their website) to get hundreds of likes on the photos. This boosts the accounts credibility big time making it look really popular.
Link / URL: Instagram is not going to let you just post your CPA offer as the website on your accounts. Either buy a domain name to redirect to your offers (eg YourDomainName.xxx/iPhone, YourDomainName.xxx/Xbox, YourDomainName.xxx/Macbook). You can also get a FREE throwaway domain for this using Dot.Tk.
Note: Shortened URLs such as Bit.ly links get your account banned just as fast as linking directly to a CPA offer.
Just prepare for comments like "Why do yo want me email address!? What do you want from me!? I'm reporting you to the police!!!!". I'm not exaggerating, these are all real comments I would get... Just delete these comments and block the users so others don't see them and be turned off.
IMPORTANT NOTE: You are only allowed to have 5 Instagram accounts per IP address. People may say otherwise, but that's what I found from experience. If you make one too many accounts they all get banned. Be careful and don't get greedy. If you want to make more use proxies or buy more accounts.
Step 3 - Getting Traffic
Getting traffic to the accounts is pretty simple. Just follow the followers of other accounts related to your offer. If you're offer is about a free iPhone, iPad or Macbook, follow Apple related accounts, if your offer is for a free Xbox follow gaming accounts. You get the idea. Instagram doesn't have a daily follow limit like Twitter does, but an hourly one so open Instagram whenever you get a chance during the day watching TV, waiting in line, etc. Just follow as many a you can until it stops you. Have a goal of following at least 500 users a day. Instagram's total follow limit is based off how many followers you have. So the more followers you have, the more you can follow.
The conversation rate is surprisingly high. I'm not sure how you would actually measure it on Instagram, but my guess from my experience would be 5-8% for most accounts.
Step 4 - Rinse, Repeat, Automate
Step 3 basically concludes the method itself. Now it's up to you to duplicate it. Just remember, only 5 accounts for IP address. If you want to make more, use some proxies or buy more accounts. ThoughI personally think if you're going to put that much effort into anything dream a bit bigger with something more long-term, but you can easily automate this method by hiring someone on Elance or ODesk to follow people with your accounts for you.
I hope I didn't leave anything out, but I'll be answering any questions down below. I hope you find this method useful if you're just starting out or or just want to extra pocket change. Good luck!--