Hey Mama, 

I am so glad you are interested in becoming an Instagram Mom! It may sound crazy but becoming an influencer has changed my life for the better in so many ways. Just a little over two years ago, I found out that I was going to be a mom and, also, that I was going to be doing it on my own. I was devastated for many reasons but one thing that I just couldn't shake was that I would have to take my child to daycare for 10-12 hours a day. This was not the way I had imagined myself as a mom. Fortunately, my parents graciously extended an offer for me to move from Hawaii to California to live with them. I could finish out my pregnancy with a little less anxiety and stress and also stay home with my son for awhile before going back to work. Two years later, I'm still home with my son but I'm no longer leaning on my parents financially. I am now able to pay rent and provide for all of our needs. All because I made this crazy choice to start making money on Instagram! 

Inez Bayardo - Social Media Influencer - Blogger - For the Love of Mom

So, how do I make money? Great question! I actually make money in a few ways but I started off making money with sponsored posts. A sponsored post is when a brand pays you to advertise their product on Instagram. (I also do this on other social media platforms but Instagram is where I make the most money from sponsored posts.) 

How much do I make? The income I make on sponsored posts varies. But, at minimum, I make $500 a month just from sponsored posts on Instagram (In April and May, I made double this amount).  I make money in other ways but for a lot of moms even $200-$500 would make a big difference! 

What are the other ways? In addition to Instagram, I do sponsored posts on my blog, Facebook and Twitter. I also make money through sharing affiliate links (you like something, you buy it, I make money... super easy), selling my own products and consulting bloggers & brands on social media marketing. But all of these income streams (except maybe affiliate marketing) are a direct result of my Instagram account. Even though I was a blogger before an influencer, I didn't make any money! Now, almost every single sponsored post I do on my blog is because a brand found me on Instagram. 

Why Instagram? Even before I became an influencer on Instagram, it was my social media platform of choice. But now that I have been studying social media marketing, I believe that I 100% made the right move by choosing to focus on Instagram first. Instagram is projected to grow by over 20 million users by the year 2020. Instagram usage is growing faster than social media usage in general. Couple this with the fact that 84% of brands plan to use influencer marketing in 2017... I don't know why anyone wouldn't want to be an influencer. Seriously. The market is huge. 

Hopefully, by this point you're ready to get started! But, if not, that's ok. Contact me and we can talk about it some more. But if you are ready to get started, product page. A great introductory course to get started is  my Influential Mama course for only $19. This will give you the basic tools you need to get started as an Influencer. If you are really serious and want to go all in then you'll wan to get the Influencer Bundle which includes an Instagram Evaluation from me. Plus, when I send you your evaluation, I'll send you my Instragram Strategies for the Advanced Influencer course which hasn't even been released yet! And if that doesn't convince you, take $5 off with the code InstagramMom05 (good for any course). 

I would really love to help you get started on your journey as an Instagram influencer! Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me. And if you're not in the position to buy anything, that's ok. I can still help you! Trust me, I've been there, I needed to make money not spend it. 

Don't let money stop you... reach out! 

- Inez