Are you interested in becoming an Instagram influencer and getting paid to post photos for brands? Then you’ve come to the right place!

In this blog, you’ll learn everything you ever wanted to know about becoming an influencer and making money on Instagram.

We have a lot to go through. Grab a cup of coffee and let us get started to find out how to become an influencer!!

  • Pick your Instagram Niche:

The #1 mistake to becoming an Instagram influencer is to post random images, videos, carousel, etc.

Stop doing that, NOW!

Even if you want to get on the Instagram explore page, you’d need to have an Instagram niche.

This needs to be something you’re passionate about. Something that you are knowledgeable about and interested in. Just because someone else is doing something and is successful at it, does not mean you should too.

  • Upgrade your Instagram Account:

If you want to become an Instagram influencer but you have a personal or private account, it’s time to upgrade your Instagram game.

Switch your personal account to a business or content creator account.


One of the benefits is, you will have access to Instagram Insights which allows you to measure your page success and continue to bring your Instagram account to the Instagram explore page.

  • Create a Noteworthy Bio:

Once you have decided on your niche, you need to start fine-tuning your Instagram account. The very first thing that you need to focus on is creating a bio that immediately catches people’s attention. It should talk about your story in a way that engages people.

Remember, it’s one of the first things that a brand or potential followers see on your account.

  • Craft Instagram Captions that reflect your stories:

If you think you can become an Instagram influencer just by sharing photos, you clearly have it all wrong. The captions that go along with those photos are as important as the photos themselves.

Use them to tell your stories and give followers a reason to trust you, follow you, and engage with you. You do not have to write a long paragraph for IG captions, you can keep it short.

  • Choose the Right Hashtags:

Hashtags are important if you want to increase your following.

In fact, posts with hashtags gain 12.6% more engagement. This is because hashtags make your posts more searchable.

Hashtags can be:

    • Community-specific
    • Location-specific
    • Lifestyle specific
    • Brand-specific
    • Challenge-or contest-specific
    • Campaign-specific
    • Event-specific
    • Subject-specific
    • Product-specific
  • Get in touch with Brands:

Once you have thousands of followers under your belt, you can start reaching out to brands.

You can participate in their campaigns or use their brand-related hashtags in your posts. This puts your account under their radar. Sometimes brands even feature such photos on their Instagram account, giving you greater visibility.

You can also send them a DM or contact them via email. Send a simple pitch to let them know how collaboration with you could benefit them.

And this brings us to the end of this post.

I hope you found it helpful and learned something new about being an Instagram influencer.

If you have any questions or if there’s something I forgot to mention, please leave a comment below!

Good luck, future influencer!!

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