How to Make Money with IGTV

How to Make Money with IGTV

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Hustle at Home: IGTV

If you’ve been under a rock you may not have heard about Instagram adding a new feature called IGTV (Instagram TV.) Or maybe I spend too much time scrolling social when I should be doing something with the kids…?

Instagram TV allows you to create your own channel (just like YouTube) except the videos that you upload are in vertical format, meaning the video is meant to be viewed on a cell phone without the viewer having to turn the device sideways.

Hallelujah…I’m not much of a YouTube user because I can’t stand having to turn my phone to get a good look at the video.



As soon as I saw this new feature, my next thought was….”How to make money with IGTV?

Before I get to how to make money with IGTV (from home of course!), check to see if you have the feature yet. If you don’t have the IGTV feature yet, try updating your app and if that doesn’t work, just go download it!

How to Make Money with IGTV

Promote Your Current Hustle

Use IGTV to give your customers an inside look into your business so they can connect and YOU can collect. 😉 #wahm #bossmom #mombossClick To Tweet

If you’ve already got a side hustle, this is the perfect way to showcase your awesomeness. Do some behind the scenes videos, tutorials on how to use your goods, answer frequently asked questions… You have the opportunity to get up close and personal with your customers and make them wanna buy more from you!

Sponsored Reviews

Get paid to review your fave products... #makethatmoney #momboss #wahmomlifeClick To Tweet

If you love something enough, you were probably gonna tell a friend about it anyway….why not get paid to do that and have a little fun by creating a channel just for reviews. Make money doing this by writing into these brands with some ideas on how you can showcase their item on your channel. If they are interested in your ideas, you can ask them for a sponsorship fee to cover the cost of you making that IGTV video!

Affiliate Marketing

That’s still a thing, huh? Yup and affiliate marketing is strong as hell out here in the online hustle streets!

IGTV and #AffiliateMarketing are a match made in heaven. #wahm #bossmom #mombossClick To Tweet

Most brands have an affiliate program that you can easily join and get your own special links that people can order from and you’ll get a cut of the sales. Make a list of all the products/services you know, love and would’ve raved about anyway and then search the internet to see if they’re business has an affiliate program. Searching ‘BRAND NAME + affiliate program” usually does the trick!

Those are the first three ideas that popped up in my head when I thought about how to make money with IGTV. I’m sure there will be plenty more in the weeks to come as we all warm up to the new changes.

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  • Reply
    July 2, 2018 at 12:39 am

    I just started on IGTV. It’s too new now but yes, will hopefully mint some money in future.

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    June 25, 2018 at 10:33 am

    I am really hoping they’ll start allowing links, but I am so excited about getting started on IGTV! I think we’re going to start seeing requests for sponsored content there.

    • Reply
      Kanani B.
      June 27, 2018 at 7:29 pm

      I don’t know if you heard but clickable links ARE enabled for IGTV in the descriptions. So excited and yes to sponsored posts!

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    June 24, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    I’m a total newbie, so I really appreciate this IGTV 101!

    • Reply
      Kanani B.
      June 24, 2018 at 6:01 pm

      No problem. I’m new too so hopefully I’ll have more tips as I use it more and can pass it on to you!

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    June 23, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Great tips, I haven’t noticed but can we include links in the videos caption or something?

    • Reply
      Kanani B.
      June 24, 2018 at 1:08 pm

      From what I’ve seen so far, a link can’t be left in the caption. Still stuck with just putting it in the bio. I hope they do include that soon, tho. It’d make sense!

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