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Start Earning: 10 Ways People Are Earning Money On Social Media

While social media is a relatively new industry, it is quickly changing the ways that people interact with each other. Along with changing the ways that people communicate and connect, we are also starting to see people who are using social media as a way to make money online. In this post, we are going to look at some of the different ways people are using social media to earn money.

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#1 Copywriting

Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter lend themselves well to the aspiring copywriter. When you compose posts, you can show off your language skills and impress potential clients. Composing good social media posts can be even more effective if you are going after jobs that are involve copywriting for social media.

#2 Editing

Much in the same way you could use social media to become a writer, you could also use it to land a job as an online editor. Generally, it will take some time and work, but you can have success using social media to promote yourself as an editor. However, most clients are going to want to see that you have experience as an online writer before they hire you as an editor.

#3 Sell Your Products

If you have products to sell, social media has a lot to offer. You could showcase your products with pictures and descriptions on your social media pages. You could then direct people to your website to complete purchases. With some social media websites, you won’t even need a website. With the Facebook Shop feature, you could handle all of your sales right from your social media account.

#4 Start a YouTube Channel

There are a number of different opportunities to make money if you start a YouTube channel and build a following. If you make videos that people want to watch for informational or entertainment purposes, you could collect ad revenue from YouTube. If you can develop a following, you could also find advertisers that want to sponsor your videos, or you could showcase products and make money with affiliate links.

#5 Become a Social Media Manager

Social media has become an important part of marketing for businesses around the world, and those businesses need someone to manage their social media accounts. If you are social media savvy, you could take work as a social media manager, and make money online. Just search the online job boards for social media positions, and you could be on your way to starting out with a new career.

#6 Sell Your Art

If you are the artistic type, social media can be good for selling your art. Even if you do not sell through social media, you could use platforms like Facebook and Instagram to promote your work, and then you could use a site like Etsy for sales.

#7 Promote Blog Posts

Starting your own blog can be a good way to make money. However, it can be difficult to build the following that is going to lead to the success you are after. For new bloggers, social media can be the perfect platform for getting more exposure. You could use simple social media posts to raise awareness of your blog, but you could see significant gains by using social media advertising to reach more people.

#8 Write Comedy

It’s a bit of a long shot, but comedy careers have started on social media. Facebook and Twitter are great platforms for showing off your sense of humor, and if you can build a following, you will get noticed.

#9 Affiliate Products

You can find several online affiliate programs where you can get paid for purchases that come through your links. Some of the most popular are from Clickbank and the Amazon Associate program, but there are plenty of options for making money with affiliate marketing. You could post about the products and provide links, but if you really want to make money, you need to find ways to get people interested in the products.

#10 Conclusion

Making money on social media isn’t easy, but if you are willing to put in the time and effort, you can earn a living. While all of these are examples of ways people are making money on social media, the best way to achieve success is to find something new or different that you can do. You don’t necessarily need to come up with an idea that is completely original, but if you can add a new twist or dimension to something other people are doing, it could give you an edge over the competition.

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Written by Darcy Cudmore

Darcy Cudmore is a blogger and former Journalist. He enjoys the online world! Get in touch: [email protected].

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  1. Hi Darcy,

    Awesome article! I love using social media for exposure to my blog and affiliate links. Most of my commissions are actually from social media followers and people who find my posts on my feed or in the groups I am in. I also use my blog to promote the products, and promote my blog on social media. So, I’m covering a lot of ground to get the maximum reach.

    Thank you for this read!

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