The world today exists on social media. From school to college students to even the elderly people everyone today has a social media presence. Even if they are not on social networking sites like Facebook and Instagram, watching videos on YouTube is everyone's favorite past time. Think about your own college campus, you have so many friends, students from both your own course and others. You make many new connections upon entering college. How about putting these social media connections to some use? If you are an avid user and have a good understanding of these platforms then, there is highly likely chance that you can earn some good money for yourself from these platforms. Let’s check out some cool ways for college students to earn money from social media.
YouTube Partner Program
If you have a YouTube channel of your own and have a good amount of followers, chances are could earn yourself a living out of it. There are a lot of people you have earned lakhs of rupees from their YouTube accounts. But as lucrative as this idea might sound, it takes a good amount of effort to make money through this method. You need to have a substantial amount of followers. Also, the content you produce must get a lot of user views and clicks for you to earn good amounts of money. You'd require to register an AdSense account and once approved Google will start paying you money for placement of sponsored ads in your video clips. You could also add affiliate links of your own or get brands to make you an offer with the help of sites like iFabbo, Massive Sway or Business2Blogger.
Social media influencer
Social media influencers are usually people who are considered experts in a particular field like that of fashion, technology, entertainment etc. These people have a huge fan following and can sway public opinion on a topic related to their expertise. Companies are always on the lookout for such people to promote their products. At times, they even pay hefty amounts of money to do an exclusive post for their products. To become one you need to have a really large network of people following your social media profiles. You can become a blogger or even do promotion posts on your Facebook or Instagram profiles and get paid hefty amounts of money.
Affiliates are quite similar to that of social media influencers. The only difference being that if you are working as an affiliate you have to select a particular product or service from an affiliate networking website that would likely interest your network of friends. You will have to post a link your Facebook wall page, these links will contain a code with an embedded affiliate id. Each time someone clicks on the links you posted and purchases the intended product the company pays you a commission amount. Of course, this model is profitable only if you have a large following and pick products that interest your network.
Develop an app
This idea can earn heaps load of money if it resonates with the right kind of people. If you have ideas for an app design it and find yourself a sponsor. Once everything is sorted, put up your app for people to use and you could earn money by displaying ads or simply make it a paid app. There is also a chance that if your mobile app gains popularity major players in the market will buy it from you and give you substantial amounts of money in return. So, get going a start drafting plans for the app ideas that you have in your mind
Sell stuff on Facebook Marketplace
Facebook is becoming the next hot online marketplace. If you are good at something like making art, homemade gift items, and homemade chocolate or even if you are a good writer, singer or designer you can sell your services online. All you need to do is make for yourself a Facebook page that would act as your virtual office space and start advertising your service to others. Interested buyers will contact you soon enough. You may even choose to market stuff like jewellery, clothes or other household items.
Creating Sponsored Posts OnInstagram
If you have an Instagram account and a good amount of active & engaged followers this might be a great opportunity for you. You will have to create original sponsored content for brands like a photo or video that highlights the product. Such posts are accompanied by captions that include branded hash tags and links. But make sure any brand that you promote matches the image of your account's persona. The idea here is to show brands that you connect with and how they fit perfectly into your lifestyle. Going astray from your personality would lead to negative results and won't benefit either of the party. Tap Influence and Influenzare two great tool to use for this task.
These are some of the ways in which you can make money from social media along with your college studies. However, it is important to remember that making money on social media is not very easy. You need to put in efforts and invest some time before you get to see the results. Look for alternative methods also that offer quick money making options for college students. Keep this as the long term project for if you invest properly this will reap you great benefits over time.
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