There are two things in life which can easily metamorphose into money—time and unique products. On the internet, time and content (unique products) are also the two things that can fetch you money.
Yet, many of us are giving away our time and contents freely—without getting any money in return for these.
Many of us spend a lot of time on social media, particularly on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, posting photos, messages as well as commenting and sharing things we come across there. Our presence and the contents we post on these platforms is what has made people like Mark Elliot Zuckerberg a millionaire.
So instead of just being on Facebook or Instagram, spending time and helping Mark make billions of dollars from your back, you can also dig into the money pot and make some small thousands of dollars or some cool 500 dollars.
How Can I Make Money from Social Media
Probably, you are asking yourself this: how can I make money from social media? More than half of my income comes from social media each month and this has been the case for more than 5 years now.
There are several ways you can make money from social media—by doing just what you are doing now, with a new added twist to bring in the cash.
1. Start A Blog to Post the Same Things You Post on Social Media
I read a lot of interesting messages/posts or status updates on Facebook and Instagram from a bunch of friends who do not really know the worth of their thoughts—and who have probably not considered being paid for the value they add to the web.
The web is a big business which flourishes on the back content: so instead of helping build the web with great contents for free, why don’t you get paid for every contribution you make?
I have countless friends who make over 2,000 dollars each month online—and that’s not their main job, it’s just something they do for fun. Something they would have done regardless of the money.
The truth is, many of us are spending a lot of time online without considering getting paid for this time.
Let me tell you about how easily one of my many online friends in the United States is making enough money to cover her car note and her rent each month—by just sharing her thoughts and photos on whatever is of interest to her at any point in time.
This my friend would write interesting pieces on Facebook—sometimes she would give out free relationship advice on her Facebook page or comment on trending issues.
And most of her posts on Facebook would get over 60 likes or shares. People were reading whatever she wrote and they enjoyed it—some would even comment.
So I told her I will set up a simple blog for her, where she will write whatever she wants and then share it on Facebook, Twitter and the various social media platforms with her friends. That way, she could place some few advertisements on this new blog and just keep writing regularly as she does on Facebook. I can even automate things such that whatever she posts on her blog will be instantly shared on Facebook with a link to her blog.
She agreed and did it—I got her blog up for her in a matter of a few hours which cost her less than 100 GHS at the time for a whole year hosting, and 6 months down the line, she was making good money online, just from publishing her own observations, commentaries and whatever she feels people would want to read.
Her readership has increased significantly over the months.
Those who follow me on Facebook would by now know that I write a lot on Facebook, but mostly, what I post on Facebook is an excerpt of something I have written on one of my blogs.
So by doing this, instead of writing a status update or commentary on Facebook for free, I put half of it on Facebook and the rest on my blog—-my friends who read it on Facebook would definitely want to finish reading the entire piece, so they click on the link to go to my blog to finish the reading.
And anytime someone lands on my blog, I get paid by those advertisers on there, even when I am sleeping.
If my friend who knew nothing about blogs—and until my recommendation had never considered owning a blog is cashing in on this, then you surely can too.
Should you be interested in making money from the thoughts or posts you post online via blogging, I can help and guide—JUST CLICK HERE TO START.
2. Sell Your Services On Social Media
Apart from writing, I work at Adukus Solicitors as a Trainee Solicitor, and I specialize in Immigration Law, Family and Civil Litigation. Over the years, I’ve successfully sold my legal services online—with about 90% of all my clients coming from online.
Even though I am based in the UK, I have had clients from Kenya, Ghana, Germany, Italy, Nigeria, Netherlands, South Africa, Barbados and several other countries—and majority of these clients found me and my services online from my blog or social media.
So if you have a skill or run a service oriented business, instead of wasting time on social media, you can tailor your activities or posts on social media to bring in clients.
Almost everyone is on social media and therefore it’s the biggest free market out there, so why not take advantage of it since you are already on there?
Everyone has some sort of skill (it can be make-up, hairdressing or fixing broken things) so find yours, package it well and sell it to others online.
For me, I have a dedicated legal blog called LegalJargons.Com and I use my social media to push the contents I post on this blog—which helps be reach a huge number of people in need of my services.
So you can cleverly combine a blog and your social media pages to even reach more people. And it does not cost much to get your blog running—JUST CLICK HERE TO START.
3. Sell Products On Social Media
Though the various social media platforms connect us to each other really well making us feel we all live in one big bubble, we actually live far apart—with some of the people we meet online living thousands of miles away from us.
Because we do not live at the same place in reality, there are many products or things others want which may be easily or cheaply obtain by us. We can leverage our social media presence to provide these products to those who need it by selling it to them.
For instance, if you live in Ghana (especially Northern Ghana), SheaButter may be cheap and easily available at your end. Someone who lives in the UK or America may need this same SheaButter but it wouldn’t be cheap or of the same great quality out there.
Since social media makes it easy to reach people anywhere in the world, you can start selling SheaButter to the world, from the comfort of your home.
If you do this well, within a few months you would have clients from all over the world.
4. Share or Create Videos On Youtube
This ties in with starting your own blog. In fact, you can do this alongside blogging to increase your revenue and to have multiple sources of online revenue.
YouTube is literally the biggest on-demand TV station in the world, which reaches anyone with internet access. Therefore, any interesting video posted on there will be watched by many people.
YouTube already has large audience base (about 2 billion logged-in monthly users) so all you have to do is create interesting videos and they will come watching. Most of us have smart phones and as such you can consider recording videos of your daily activities or even of some of the unique or interesting places of where you live for the world to watch from your phone.
Eventually, you will build viewers and Youtube will allow you to monetize your videos—from which you will earn some money anytime someone watches your video.
There are several people on YouTube making thousands of dollars a month by just recording and sharing their life activities or recording and sharing videos of some of the interesting places they visit.
Once your YouTube videos are up, you can share it on other social media platformas such as Facebook and Twitter to rack up your views and bring in more money.
People make over 10 million dollars a year from YouTube, just talking about themselves, playing video games or just doing make up tutorials.
It does not cost much or anything at all to start most of these things. So what is stopping you from at least giving it a try? With those who want to take the opportunity to make money online via a blog, I will be here to guide you—so take the first by CLICKING HERE.
The beauty of all these opportunities is that, you can start it from your home and build a business alongside your current job if you already have a job.