How To Make Money From Social Media

Do you enjoy posting, liking, commenting, and generally hanging out on social media? Then maybe you should consider making some money on these social platforms. Let’s have a look at how to do so…

1. Become A Twitch Streamer


Making money from streaming on Twitch is definitely a thing! There’s a captive audience waiting for you on Twitch.tv. Twitch Streamers, like Youtubers, make money through ad revenue and subscriptions to their Twitch channels. People like Ninja ( aka Richard Tyler Blevins) are making money hand over fist on Twitch these days – just by playing video games. He makes over $500k a month from his channel and other various sponsorship deals.

It’s pretty easy to get set up with Twitch. The hard part is gaining an audience that want to watch you play video games!

2. Become a YouTube Vlogger

Famous YouTube vloggers have followings in the hundreds and thousands and have become celebrities in their own right. And through advertising on their videos they have made big bucks. Popular YouTube vloggers can be paid by companies to promote their websites, products, and services.

Becoming a vlogger is very easy. Simply sign up with YouTube, create your own YouTube channel, and start making and posting videos. The harder part is deciding what to vlog about, and then promoting your channel and growing your audience.

3. Allow Advertising on Your YouTube Videos

If your YouTube channel has received over 10,000 views then you can begin to make money from your videos through advertising. YouTube place relevant ads on your videos, which in turn, if clicked on, will earn you money. To get started with this, simply sign up with Google AdSense, and YouTube will take care of the rest.

4. Be an Instagram Influencer

Similar to a YouTube vlogger, if you have a large following on Instagram then you could become an Instagram Influencer. You will be paid to promote products in your photos, from wearing certain clothes to action shots of you using particular merchandise. As your Instagram following grows, you may start out simply receiving freebies in return for a picture of you with the item in the shot. However, for those with followings running into millions, you can expect large payments to display products in your pictures. Use sites like Hype Factory to help connect you with companies prepared to pay for your influence.

5. Sponsored Tweets

For those with a large Twitter following, you can make money from your Tweets alone with Sponsored Tweets. You could be paid for sharing a business’s information, recommending restaurants or hotels, or tweeting pictures of you using or wearing products. As with all sponsored posts on social media, businesses will only be prepared to pay you to Tweet if you have a large following that you can influence. So work hard on building up a loyal fan base.

6. Brand Ambassador

Many big businesses are looking for social media influencers to become long-term ambassadors for their brand. This would involve you working closely with one particular band, and promoting their clothes, products, and services. You may also be restricted from promoting other brands, so check out the small print before agreeing to any long-term agreements.

7. Promote Your Own Products

If you have your own eCommerce store, social media is the perfect platform to showcase your products. Demonstrate your products in use and tell your social following why they need to buy your merchandise. Most social media channels allow you to add ‘buy’ buttons your pages, allowing your followers to easily click through to your site and make a purchase.

8. Advertise Affiliate Links

Posting pictures of products and their affiliate links on your social media channels is another way to make money online through social media. Link to Amazon or to other affiliate program’s websites to make a fee from any purchases your social media followers make.

9. Advertise Affiliate Products

A popular tactic to make money on social media is to pay for advertising affiliate products. Create ads for particular affiliate products that are big sellers and have a high yield. Then target these ads at specific custom audiences to ensure your ads are viewed by those who will have an interest in the product you are promoting. If viewers click through your from advert to the product page and make a purchase then you will earn an affiliate fee.

This is a slightly risky strategy as you have to pay upfront for adverts with no guarantee of sales. However, advertising is a quick and easy way of reaching your target audience. And, by using affiliate programs, you don’t have to deal with any physical products yourself.

10. List items for Sale on Facebook

If you have second-hand items to sell, or in fact your own products that you have created or white labeled, then you can sell them through Facebook. Post your products on some of Facebook’s many selling pages, and people can then view your goods and message you about payment and pickup.