Stories That Pay Off: How much money a #spon post can actually make you on Instagram


We’ve all been there: scrolling through Instagram for hours on end, wondering how much, exactly, our favorite influencers got paid for those #ad or #spon posts. As it turns out, the range is pretty large for what you can earn and it’s not all completely dependent on having hundreds of thousands of followers. From micro-influencers to the biggest stars out there (think Selena Gomez and Kylie Jenner), this week we looked at how much people are actually making on Instagram.

If you’re wondering how you can get in on the action, we also explored a few ways for anyone to make a few extra dollars on the app. And if Instagram isn’t the route you wanna take, there are plenty of other side hustles you can do from home, and we featured a few of the most accessible. As for what you should do with all that new hard-earned cash, we looked into whether using an installment plan for a big purchase is worth it.

How much money do influencers actually make?

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We’ve all heard the outrageous costs that celebs like Selena Gomez and Kylie Jenner can charge for an Instagram post, but how much are most influencers actually making?

4 ways to make money on Instagram

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Think monetization is only for people with thousands and thousands of followers? Think again.

5 side hustles you can easily do from home

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We could all use a little extra in our bank accounts, whether that’s to help pay down student loans or just have a bit more to spend each month. Here are five side hustles you can take on from the comfort of your home.

Everything you need to know before paying for a big-ticket item with an installment plan


Installment plans are tempting, but you could end up accruing interest you didn’t even know about — here’s what to consider before you sign on.