How do People Earn Money

Can you make money on Instagram?

Hell yeah. 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 Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the company’s first-ever Creator Week in June 2021.

In 2021, Instagram was the second-most downloaded app in the world. It’s the 7th most-visited website globally, the 4th most-used social media platform, and has 1.22 billion users every month. All of which is to say: that’s a massive potential audience. With an enormous and diverse pool of people who could potentially be exposed to your content, there’s plenty of opportunities to earn money.

(If you’re looking for more Instagram stats—you know, to rattle off at parties and impress your friends—you can find 35 of them here).

How do people take it?

By swallowing it if it’s a tab or a pellet (micro dot) By dropping it onto the tongue if it’s liquid By dropping it onto food or into a drink if it’s liquid LSD stands for its chemical name, lysergic acid diethylamide, and is commonly called acid. It's a powerful hallucinogenic drug, which means you’re likely to experience a distorted view of objects and reality if you take it. The experience of taking LSD is called tripping. LSD trips can last several hours and can be very intense. Trips are often described as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ depending on whether the experience was enjoyable or distressing. When you take LSD, there’s no way of knowing how you might feel or what kind of trip you’re going to go on. And once you start tripping it’s difficult to control the effects. LSD can also be taken in very small amounts, and this is sometimes called micro-dosing.


1. Become an Influencer and Get Paid to Advertise Products

I’ll preface this first strategy by stating that this is the easily most common tactic to earn money on Instagram.

Again, it isn’t viable for people with a few hundred followers. You need a minimum following of about 5,000 followers and a high engagement rate.

People with this reach can earn up to six figures per post.All you have to do is post pictures around your interests that show your personality, helping you build up a glamorous personal brand.

Sure, you can follow a planned marketing strategy, but Instagram followers love when you are being true to your authentic self. As you share pictures and build your influence organically, relevant brands are likely to approach you rather than the other way round.

Once you satisfy these criteria, here’s a simplistic version of how making money works:

  • you create a sponsored Instagram post (it could be a photo or video)
  • you include a branded hashtag, mention, or link to promote a brand
  • you share it with your audience
  • you get paid

There is one warning going into this though: don’t pursue sponsored posts simply to make money without believing in the brand you’re promoting. Taking too many of such posts will also burn your audience’s interest and lead to loss of trust in your brand. For example, if you’ve built a following based on visiting fast food restaurants and writing greasy food reviews—suddenly partnering with a weight-loss brand could damage your reputation.

Simple enough to remember, right?

Let’s look at a few people who do this well in real life.

Adam Gonon is a fashion and lifestyle influencer from New York. With a touch over 50,000 followers, he certainly doesn’t have the biggest audience in the world, but that doesn’t stop him from creating sponsored content every few days.

You don’t have to promote fashion or other lifestyle products to get paid for sponsored posts. Amanda Holtzer is a health, diet, and nutrition influencer who works with brands like Costco and Juice Press to create sponsored content.

3. Start an Instagram Shop

With an Instagram Shop, you can integrate your e-commerce store with your Instagram profile. This is the only way you can promote your products directly to Instagram followers through your posts, Stories, the Explore tab, and the Shop tab on your profile.

There used to be a lot of friction for e-commerce store owners who wanted to sell through Instagram, but not anymore. Instagram Shopping completely removes friction, letting customers easily check out products in the app and then head to your store at the click of a button.

Let’s say you’re a clothing store and you want to promote an outfit. Simply upload a picture of your model wearing your outfit, and Instagram will let you tag up to five products per post (you can tag up to 20 products per carousel.) You can also promote products in stories and videos, too.

I would like to show you one specific Instagram page that’s completely killing it.

It’s called Doug the Pug. As the name implies, it’s all about the life of one of the Internet’s coolest and cuddliest pugs, Doug.

This page chronicles Doug’s life and takes followers along on his adventures. As of August 2021, Doug the Pug had 3.9 million followers. Doug has his own book entitled Doug the Pug: King of Pop Culture (which is pretty impressive considering that he can’t actually write.) ​​He even does appearances all around the country.

In other words, Doug’s owner has created a massive brand.

Guess what? The popularity they’ve generated is centered around their Instagram page. With 3.9 million followers, you can bet that they’re driving plenty of high-quality traffic to the store and consequently getting paid handsomely for it.

This is a brilliant example of how Instagram can be used to build a brand from scratch. Doug the Pug is a template you could use to launch your own brand and sell from your online store.

Just use your creativity and come up with an interesting angle that will get people excited and eager to invest in your brand.

There’s no doubt that there is a significant time investment involved, but it can pay dividends if you’re able to establish a large and loyal audience. The best part is all of the different ways you can monetize your brand later on.

The risks

Physical health risks

There’s no evidence to suggest that LSD does any long-term physical damage.

However, people have been known to harm themselves during a bad trip. So people in a bad mood, feeling depressed or worried should avoid taking the drug.

Mental health risks

  • If you have mental health problems, or a history of mental health problems in your family, taking LSD could make them worse.

  • If you panic on a trip it can be scary and confusing. A bad trip could be your worst nightmare come to life.

  • LSD could have serious, longer-term implications for somebody who has a history of mental health problems. It may also be responsible for setting off a mental health problem that had previously gone unnoticed.

  • Flashbacks, or ongoing visual distortions, can occasionally happen, often causing great distress. Sometimes these experiences are called Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (HPPD), although very little is known about why some people are vulnerable or how to help them.

What is LSD cut with?

LSD is cheap to produce so it’s not usually cut with other drugs. But you may hear people talk about pure LSD, good quality LSD and bad quality LSD. This is to do with how the drug is made and whether there were impurities as a result of the production process.

Make money online FAQ

How can I make money online very fast?

  1. Build a Shopify store and dropship products online.
  2. Sell used stuff on eBay, Amazon, or Facebook Marketplace.
  3. Find and share coupons on websites like Coupon Chief.
  4. Buy and sell domain names.
  5. Rent your spare room on Airbnb.
  6. Provide TikTok consultancy to startups and businesses.
  7. Sell information products.
  8. Tutor people online in high-demand subjects.
  9. Flip your thrift store finds.
  10. Review apps and websites.

How can I make $100 a day on the web?

  1. Complete surveys.
  2. Sell products on Amazon.
  3. Teach English online.
  4. Watch videos for money.
  5. Get cash back on your shopping.
  6. Proofread for websites.
  7. Review music online.

How can I make money online in 2022?

  1. Launch a print-on-demand store.
  2. Sell your clothes online.
  3. Create handmade goods.
  4. Offer freelance services.
  5. Curate subscription boxes.
  6. Build online courses.
  7. Launch a podcast.
  8. Create digital products.
  9. Become an influencer.
  10. Start a blog. 

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