People who bash Instagram models are either stupid or simply uninformed. These girls are making mad money simply because they have a significant amount of followers. Bloggers, humor and food accounts, personalities... In a nutshell, anyone with a decent amount of followers is taking dollar bill showers while you're just sitting here being bitter and hateful. In addition, these online influencers get a ton of free shit like clothing, food, trips, etc. So stop hating and get on that grind, because you're clearly falling behind in this money race.
Let's take Danielle Bernstein, a 22 year old fashion blogger who runs a very popular account, @weworewhat. Guess how much she charges for a single sponsored photo post? In her interview with Harpers Bazaar, she admits to charging brands $5-15k per post!!!! Five to fucking fifteen thousand dollars! You still hating? Basically when a brand like, let's say Nike, approaches Danielle and tells her, "Hey, we'd like you to post a cool photo on your Instagram account featuring our product", she goes, "Cool, I'll do it if you pay me $10k." And she also gets free Nike products out of this deal. Genius!
The amount of money online inlfuencers get paid is directly correlated to the amount of followers they have and how active their followers are a.k.a. how many likes and comments each photo post generates. When you see hot girls on Instagram that, allegedly, "do nothing" for a living - stop and think again. How many followers does she have? 1mil? 500k? She's making money. Countless hot bikini shots you see on her Instagram are sponsored posts, my friend.
Now you're probably wondering how you can start making money off of your Instagram account, right? There are a few things that you could definitely start doing from now on in order to move in the money making direction.
1. Post beautiful photos
Beautiful shots make all the difference. You're having dinner at a nice restaurant? Snap a pic of your meal that will make your followers drool. See what other popular Instagram accounts are doing, get inspired and copy their ways if you want to be successful.
2. Acquire and engage followers
Good content and hard work will get you followers. If you find your niche and stay consistent - people will start noticing you in no time. Let's say you start a food account. Post pics every day, engage your followers with witty captions and comments and, ultimately, be the kind of account you'd want to follow.
3. Be active
Post photos every day, tell everyone to follow you on Instagram, harass your friends and family. After all, you want this to turn into a serious business, don't you?
4. Sex sells
If you feel comfortable with exposing your body to the universe, you can totally use the easy way out and post bikini pics/topless shots(for guys). Technically, there's nothing particularly wrong with posting provocative photos. It will definitely get you followers.
5. Tag/contact brands
A great tip for people who are not familiar with marketing themselves via Instagram is to always tag brands. For example, when you post a selfie wearing J Brand jeans -tag them. Also, don't be shy to contact brands you're interested in working with. Tell them that you'd like to help them promote their brand or that you're a huge fan of their company's vision... Sometimes they can send you free stuff just because they like you.
Knowing how to manage your money can be tough. Personal finance isn't something that's typically taught in schools, and if you don't have a financially savvy person in your life, you might be left to figure it out on your own.
To help you learn more about money management and how to get more value from the things you do every day, Narcity got in touch with Erica Nielsen, Senior Vice President of Everyday Banking and Client Growth at RBC.
They spoke about tips to help you manage your money, and the launch of RBC Vantage — which gives you access to a comprehensive suite of benefits, interactive tools, rewards and savings available simply by having an RBC bank account.
"Saving money is not impossible and reaching your goals is easier if you start by making a plan," said Nielsen. "Having an incentive in mind can also make it easier to avoid spending your savings on an immediate temptation."
As a first step, a good tip is to take stock of where you are financially and put your goals down on paper. Having both short-term goals (like paying off credit card debt or heading off on a weekend getaway) and long-term goals (such as buying a house) will help inspire you to leave that money alone.
Look for a rewards program that makes it easy to earn points for the things you are already doing every day.
With RBC Vantage, for example, eligible clients can now earn RBC Rewards when using debit. Not only will this give you more ways to earn rewards, it's a big benefit if you don't have a rewards credit card. You can also get access to so many more rewards and savings from great Canadian brands like Petro-Canada and Rexall.
"Whether you're saving up for a big purchase or looking for ways to pay for everyday expenses and purchases, rewards points can play an important role," said Nielsen.
Make Sure You Have The Right Banking Products For Your Needs
It may be hard to know which bank account is right for you. A good place to start is by looking for an account that offers features that leave more money in your wallet – from ways to save on monthly fees and unlimited transactions to savings on ATM fees.
To help you in your search, RBC has launched new interactive tools to make it easy to find the account that best meets your needs and discover even more benefits.
And if you are a student, make sure to check out the new RBC Advantage Banking. The monthly fee on this account is free for full-time students during your studies.
AI-driven tools, like NOMI, make it easier to break down some of the barriers some people might face when managing money, such as not having enough time and not paying close attention to your financial situation. From budgeting to saving, NOMI can help you manage your finances with confidence. (More to come on this!)
You can also use a helpful digital platform like MyAdvisor to create a personalized plan and connect with an advisor in your community, online, by phone or in person.
"Budgeting is a fundamental tool that helps you manage your money and stay in good financial shape," said Nielsen. "It puts you in control of your day-to-day spending and financial future by making you more aware of where your money is going."
Despite this, less than half (49%) of Canadians keep a budget, according to the 2019 Canadian Financial Capability Survey. If you're considering getting on top of your budgeting but feel overwhelmed at the idea, rest assured that you don't have to start from scratch.
Consider a digital tool like NOMI Budgets which does the heavy lifting for you. It takes the math out of money management by recommending personalized budgets for you based on your spending habits, and it can help you stay on track with notifications and reminders.
Setting up automatic transfers from your chequing to your savings account can help you keep up with your savings goals, especially if you tend to spend your income as soon as it lands in your account.
There are also convenient tools out there to help you never miss an opportunity to save. Through RBC's NOMI Find & Save, for example, clients may save money they didn't even know they had. This feature "uses predictive technology" to find extra dollars it thinks you won't miss and automatically moves them into a savings account.
In what could only be described as a fated win — with the game happening on home ice on Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, during 2021's last strawberry moon — thousands of Montrealers who crowded L'Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal in the celebration were scattered by Montreal police.