Oh, how the youth loves Snapchat, the quick-tap & quick-play app designed and marketed toward millennials. This multimedia platform has made its name the name in the social media industry. But this multi-billion dollar company’s product isn’t just for fun; it’s also for business. According to Time Magazine, “the most coveted [Snapchat] stars now earn anywhere from $1,500 a day to more than $100,000 for a week’s work for a company.” Making money from Snapchat is legit, and here are the five steps to getting big bucks from posting Snaps.
1. Study Up
The first thing you want to do is study what will be instrumental for Snapchat success. For starters, read up on the picture and video capabilities that Snapchat has to offer. The ghost app sends digital content one time and disappears. But be careful what you post or send because there are no takebacks.
There are also numerous filters, captions, and artistic capabilities that add to the uniqueness of the app and that deserve your attention. There are even news media services in the app that keep you updated on what’s going on throughout the world.
2. Create Content
If you build it, they will come. The most important thing is to create quality posts that relate to your niche audience. The overall objective is to make sure your posts aren’t boring. Be true to yourself and post what appeals to your instincts. Create a sincere connectable brand story that users will not lose interest in. Find your story and stay in your lane.
3. Build an Audience
Post your Snapcode anywhere that you can. Posting your Snapchat on all social media platforms that you’re a part of is a good start. In this step you will need patience. Fans and success never come overnight no matter what industry you’re pursuing. If your content is fully invested in your audience then your audience will be fully invested in your content. Think of the Snapchat followers of your brand as your boss. Whatever your boss wants done, find a way to get done.
4. Find Advertisers
Now you’ve got it all. 100,000 views like nothing, constant screen shots of your story, and random fans sending appreciation Snaps because of your inspiring brand. At this point, influential brands will see this and come out of the woodwork looking to use your profile as a means of advertisement. In a year of advertising for these large corporate brands you can become a millionaire.
If all else fails, get a Snapchat job. That’s correct. You can get a job by managing a company’s digital content on Snapchat. You may need to move to a media capitol like New York or Los Angeles for these jobs, but you can still make a decent wage. Snapchat coordinators make upwards of $60,000 dollars a year based on glassdoor.com data of Snapchat designers.