How to Make Money on Instagram 4 Ways (Tips for 2021)

By Katie Sehl

Everyone wants to know how to make money on Instagram. Learn to work as a creator, be an affiliate marketer, sell your own products, or more.

Want to know how to make money on Instagram? There are more ways than one.

Creators go where the money flows. And with money flowing in abundance from competitors’ creator funds, Instagram is doing its part to add new revenue streams to the platform.

With an increasing number of creators shifting from sponsored content to audience monetization, Instagram’s diversified approach may just make sense and dollars.

Right now, there are four primary ways to make money on Instagram:

  • Work as an influencer to post content sponsored by brands
  • Be an affiliate marketer selling other people’s products
  • Earn money for your content through tips and ads
  • Become an entrepreneur and sell your own products

Learn about new monetization tools, get inspired by creator examples, and find tips that apply to all four tracks.

Can you make money on Instagram?

Yes. In fact, helping creators make a living on the platform is a top priority for Instagram, especially as competition heats up from TikTok, Snapchat, and YouTube.

“Our goal is to be the best platform for creators like you to make a living,” said Facebook and Instagram’s top boss Mark Zuckerberg at the company’s first-ever Creator Week in June 2021. Read more in