How to monetize your famous social media accounts

Most of us nowadays are spending most of our time in front of our computers and mobile phones, scrolling up and down in our favorite social media platforms which some for fun while some for work. Well, it's actually natural for us because people are born socially-oriented so communication in any way is accustomed. But, did you know that you can earn from them too just by following their guidelines and reaching some of their requirements? Let's know more here.

monetize your social media accounts
Earn real money using social media 

There are a lot of ways to earn money online aside from blogging and vlogging, and one of them is using our social media accounts through the following (which are not limited to these):

1. Advertisements - placing of related contents by advertisers
2. Affiliate sales - directing traffic to related shops where you get incentives
3. Sponsored contents - personally reached or approved partnership by an interested partner

Yes, you can do these things to your social media accounts and earn real money. You just have to adhere to their guidelines and achieve their respective requirements. For now, we will not focus with regards to each of their unique terms. conditions, and policies (which you need to do it yourselves) but we will be talking about the minimum requirements on each social media platform and how to make it to their own monetization programs. So, are you guys ready? Let's get the baaall rolling!

1. Facebook [PAGE], not an account

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- If you have a website or blog that has a decent amount of content and traffic, you might want to discover this platform. This is basically making those articles on your website or blog available on Facebook format.. on Facebook.. with advertisements. The thing here is that its requirements currently are not directly given so its hard for us to know if we qualify or not.

I personally have tried applying this blog of mine to this program but in the process of my application, it seems that my blog traffic still is too low for their minimum requirement. As per my research, a site's traffic must be averaging from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands maybe a month? (not sure) before one can pass. Well, if you guys have more data to share for us all on this, feel free to comment down below.

* In-Stream Ads - Advertisements will be injected in your videos
  - 10,000 facebook fans
  - 30,000 1 min. video views on at least 3 mins. videos in the last 60 days

* Brand Collabs Manager - Depends on the agreed partnership (post/share/video/etc..)
   - 1,000 facebook fans

   AND Any of these below:

   - 15,000 post engagements in the last 60 days
   - 30,000 1 min. video views on at least 3 mins. videos in the last 60 days
   - 180,000 mins. video views on all your videos in the last 60 days
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The least requirements for your account to start monetizing are the following:

   - 100 tweets
   - 60 days old account

You can select from these options but not limited to:

* Promoting ads in your videos via categorized content
* Literally sponsored tweets from (eg. SponsoredTweets, PaidPerTweet, etc..)
* In-Stream video ads and In-Stream sponsorships for verified accounts

To be honest, I am really not a Twitter person. The platform's structure does not apply to me, fits me, or relates to me.. and that is why the details here are that limited. Moving on.. Haha!

3. Instagram account

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As of the moment, "influencers" in this social media platform has no definite measure yet of being "legitimate" in terms of being paid unless personally approached by a sponsor or an interested private party.

In this very visual environment where only a single link per account is available (in one's bio), the only situation one can say that he/she is on a different level is by gaining 10,000 followers. With that, he/she acquires the "swipe up" feature in his/her IG stories that can direct viewers to a specific site, online store, blog, or any URL with opportunities to sell or earn in any way possible.

4. Pinterest 

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Just like Instagram, Pinterest has no definite monetization feature or whatsoever. What's great about this platform is that its pins are link-friendly (so you can direct your viewers here easily on where you want them to go) and joining categorized boards is on point. It is making things easy for all of its users to share and navigate related pins that will most likely catch the attention of a specific niche.

One pin can generate hundreds, thousands, or even millions of views and clicks when used properly that can make you wonders, really. Believe me on this. it already happened to me. ;)

5. TikTok

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Not YET on TikTok

Since this is one of the newest social crazes in town, there is still no concrete structure of it being monetized aside from being yet again, personally approached by an interested sponsor. But with its fast-growing community especially here in the country, we really can't say it will never happen soon, right?

So, upon knowing some facts about the opportunities our favorite social media platforms can currently offer, what seems to be your favorite? Feel feel to share your thoughts in the comment section below or watch this video version I made for this post if you prefer that.

And now that we know that there are such opportunities like earning real cash in social media, would we still be using them just like before? You decide.

If you cannot see the video above, click HERE for it

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  1. Thank God someone is addressing the monetizing question! I had been looking for some blog/social media monetizing ideas for a while now and found this article really helpful. Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. What is you point of view about tiktok? I do social media, but I don't like them very much. I think it is time-consuming, but I believe it is important to be present. What is your most effective way to make money if you had to choose only one?

    1. Yes, be present on all but dominate in one. FB I think?

  3. Good tips for those wanting to monetize their accounts. I'll never get on tiktok, though lol.

  4. I had no idea how monetization on social media (apart from youtube) worked. Thanks for the insight.

  5. I recently found out about the facebook one, the requirement is quite high. I wouldlike to up my game, but I am still researching. Do you know about youtube?

    1. Yes, I wrote about it here:

  6. This is a very helpful post! I have done well with sponsored tweets and posts on Twitter and Facebook. I don't have 10,000 followers on Instagram yet so I'm not getting that many sponsored posts on Instagram.

    1. Well done with that. Not most of us are where you are!

  7. I honestly had no idea that Twitter also monetise content.Between Instagram and Pinterest,I go for Pinterest because of it's link options.

  8. Wow so many handy and very useful tips on how to make money here for sure. thanks for sharing x

  9. Michel you share very useful information, especially for bloggers and I don't have enough followers on Instagram yet, but from your post I'll learn surly how to make money using these all kinda work.

  10. Great post! I do think many of my social under preforming in terms of monetizing, thanks so much for sharing the tips, it's most welcome

  11. Oh this is very informative and helpful especially to those who are just starting a blog. Thank for sharing this.


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