10 ways to make good money with social media

by Itunuoluwa Adebo

We are on it everyday. We interact with friends and even foes on it. We get news and juicy gist on there, so why can’t we make money off it?

Once you have great content t0 offer, there are already a number of ways (confirmed) to make money with social media,. Every major social media outlet has in some way helped users turn their hobby into a business or turn their business into a bigger business. This article features 10 ways you can make money with social media;

1. Run An Online Instagram Shop

If you have items that would be attractive to Instagram users, it’s relatively pain-free to set up a shop by connecting your account to the service inSelly. Instagram is a great hub for buying and selling now as showcasing goods and services are as easy as setting up an account WikiHow has a great guide walking through all the steps.

2. Copywriting

Twitter and Facebook can be great ways to show off your language and grammar skills. Prove yourself to be adept in the language of your choice to get yourself hired to write for a living.

3. Tantalize Customers With Your Product On Pinterest

Small businesses can benefit in big ways from getting users to “pin” photos of their items on to their Pinterest boards. Create an account, engage in the community by pinning other people’s photos and upload photos that entice people to buy your product.

 4. Manage Social Media

There are a lot of companies seeking someone to handle their social media presence. Sadly a fair share of those positions are internships, but there are also many paid opportunities out there. Search “social media” on job boards to find results in your area.

 5. Comedy Writing

A lot of new comedians birthed their career on Twitter. 140 character jokes or funny insights can gain you a lot of attention, so if you’re a particularly clever wordsmith consider giving comedy a shot to make money with social media.

6. Creative Writing

You can unleash your creativity on any of the social media platforms, and build a following . Whatever it is should be something that would draw audience engagement and interaction, you could even serialise a whole novel or short story over many posts to draw your crowd in and then keep them in suspense.

 7.  Monetize A YouTube Channel

Not only can you make money with social media, you can turn yourself into a phenomenon. Just ask Toke Makinwa and Sisi Yemmie , who have developed a large following through their weekly  lifestyle vlogs.  They makes a significant sum just off ad revenue from their  YouTube channels.

 8. Sell Your Art

Tumblr and Instagram (Tumblr especially) are great places to post original artwork and get a lot of responses and shares. If your art starts going viral, you can turn that interest into income by selling prints and other merchandise through an online store like Etsy or Big Cartel.


Editors in particular have found success marketing themselves on social media, since services like Twitter and Facebook are great proofs of concept for their skills with the written word

10. Innovate

These are just ta few of the known ways to make money with social media. The field is still fresh, and there are many more avenues  that are likely to open up in the future. Consider how you can utilise social media services to grow your career or even create a new one altogether!

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