How Much Money instagram models make? honestly.

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One of the most popular questions asked online: How much money Instagram models make?

After much research and interviews with models that I managed to talk with, here are some figures to give you an idea how much money do these models make.

Keep in mind, the amount money each model makes varies depending on popularity, demographics etc. So, I’d recommend to take these figures more like guidelines so you can have some idea about the subject; and not rule of thumb.

Less than 10,000 followers

“Micro” influencers are considered to be from 6,000 to 10,000 followers. Based on a recent survey, these accounts could possibly make up to, an average, $88.00 per post.

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Less than 100,000 followers

Influencers with 50,000 to 80,000 followers can potentially get around $200.00 per post, but the price point changes based on the advertiser(s).

An interview with Vox revealed that, ViralNation, an influencer agency (Pewdiepie one of their influencers), told the news outlet that micro influencers who have around 10,000-50,000 followers can make up to thousands of dollars now.

Less than 500,000 followers

Accounts of this stature (around 250,000-500,000 followers) have nailed that ‘game’ of Instagram influencing, with potential earnings averaging at $670.00 per post.

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1 million or more followers

Influencers with up to 1 million followers can get $10,000 per post.

Influencers at this level get paid handsomely – they’re getting into region where they can charge $100,000. Some of the more popular ones can even get $250,000 for a post!

These are especially true if the content is on Youtube and the influencer is in the gaming industry.

Extra: Some of the Popular Influencers Earning

Danielle Bernstein $15,000 per post (2 million followers)

Danielle Bernstein is a clothing designer with a whopping 2 million followers on Instagram. She is known for her blog “We Wore What.” As her popularity grows, Danielle launched her Instagram account to bring her vision to life; and to extend her reach to a wider audience. Today, she’s earning an average of $15,000 per post.

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Wendy Nguyen

Wendy is one of the most impressive Instagram models on the web who graduated from UC Berkeley with a major in psychology. She’s a major influencer on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook. She went viral after creating a video named “25 ways to wear a scarf,” in a matter of days.” Experts believe she earns about $1 million per year to date.

Bella Hadid $6 million per year

Bella Hadid takes part in numerous Instagram modelling campaigns online, working with popular fashion figures such as Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren. Forbes predicted, Bella earns in the region of $6 million per year, having 23.4 million followers supporting her.

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15 money-making strategies That Will Boost Your Productivity

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You feel you have the right idea. You know your company can make the difference in the market. Somewhow, you just can’t make that journey to success. You lack the productivity due to little to no motivation.

In today’s article, I’m sharing with you the 15 ways that can help to boost you productivity level.

1. Wake up Early (Hear Me Out)

This is the ‘early bird gets the worm’ saying. Many successful people swear by it. My personal favorite would be Mark Wahlberg’s schedule. He wakes up around 2 to 3am and start his day with workouts, and work afterwards. In a nutshell, he gets a lot of things done as people just about to get off bed.

There are numerous studies that point out how your work rate improves tremendously since your brain is fresh in the morning able to perform tasks at optimal level – making it the most ideal time to get many important things done early on.

However, I do also know successful people who get up later. If you’re a night owl, then trying to wake up early means you’re going against your body’s natural rhythm. Some even shared that night time is perfect as most inspiration comes around the hour. No one can argue if it’s the truth. Do whatever that works best for you.

However, I don’t recommend this since it causes a lot of setbacks to your body as multiple clinical researches have found that lack of ‘night’ sleep could potentially lead to a number of chronic diseases.

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2. Stay away from distractions when you first wake-up.

You open your eyes first thing in the morning and instinctively grab your phone. This is a mistake according to brain performance expert Jim Kwik, you shouldn’t look at your phone for the first hour of the day.

The main reason is that your brain is highly suggestible during this time. As a result, this trains our minds to become distracted because of the release of dopamine we get from our electronic devices. Your productivity also takes a hit for the rest of the day because we want to keep experiencing those good feelings. So, instead of getting to work, we stay glued to our phones.

3. Eat breakfast.

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No surprise here. You need fuel to give you the energy to power through the day. Of course, you shouldn’t devour a doughnut and wash it down with a sugary drink.

Think healthier options that involve high protein like eggs or protein shakes. Add in berries, raisins, avocados into green smoothies too and not to forget a boring cup of coffee.

On top of the energy you’ll receive, these types of foods are good for your brain by improving your concentration and memory.

If breakfast is not your thing, like Elon Musk, be sure to take a heavy brunch or lunch like he does when you get the chance to help fuel you to work for the rest of the day.

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4. Exercise

If you exercise when you first wake-up, even before eating breakfast, you can overcome your grogginess. This will make it so much easier to start your day early rather than taking things slowly – which is a big ‘no’.

Remember, physical activity doesn’t just improve your overall health. Any manner of exercise will help you de-stress and clear your head.

5. Meditation and stillness.

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve struggled with anxiety. If you’ve ever dealt with this, then you know it can sometimes be almost impossible to be present. It can also make falling asleep a chore or start your day with dread.

Meditating hasn’t wholly erased my anxiety. But it has made an enormous difference. It has helped calm me down and return my focus to what’s going on right now. Best of all? You can meditate whenever and wherever you like, whether if that’s right before bed, first thing when you wake, or when taking a break at work.

Practice meditating with good breathing techniques – it helps.

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6. Make your bed.

I think my mom would love this entry, even though I don’t believe that I was a messy kid growing up. Anyway, making your bed is a great way to begin your day productively.

Frankly, I wasn’t really an achiever in making my bed. It was until I found I have sensitive skin that forced me to make it a habit. Turns out, bacteria are accummulated in bed if not care for it. I started making bed after knowing this and went the extra mile to spray the bed sheet and pillows with special antiseptic to kill bacteria that irritated my skin.

The importance of making bed is crucial as it sets your mindset to a winning mentality. During his 2014 commencement speech at the University of Texas, US Admiral William H. McRaven said:

“If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task, and another, and another. And by the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed.”

7. Recite affirmations.

Initially, I was someone can be seen as reserved. I don’t talk much back then. I just had own priorities to work on. This was something I knew had to work on since building a great business requires you to network with people.

This was where I found out about affirmations. Simple affirmations like “Today will be the best day” can make all the difference in the world. They help you focus on what you want to achieve. These affirmations release ‘positive thought’ neurons’ that can help you build you winning mindset.

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8. Read.

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Except for taking care of your health, reading is the best thing you can do for yourself. It helps you develop new ideas and perspectives. It helps reduce stress, expands your knowledge, and improves brain function such as memory, focus, and concentration.

If you’ve done enough research about Warren Buffett, or the late Steve Jobs, you’d know how much these people love to read. Truth is, no matter how smart or successful you are, you should never stop learning.

When I started running my businesses, reading got me to stay up to date with latest development in my industry. The business I was in changes frequently, so there was a lot of adapting to do from time to time. This is where reading helped me to remain competitive.

9. Schedule your time.

Mark Cuban once said how he’s not bothered much by ROI (Return On Investment) but more concerned about his ROT (Return On Time). This is an indication of how important time is. It is obvious that unlike, money, you can’t make back the time invested – unless it’s worth the effort. This is why scheduling your time is essential.

If you don’t schedule your time, then you’re going to wander aimlessly and having no direction is the last thing you want whilst running your business. Sure. You know that certain things need to get done. But, which ones are your priorities?

When exactly are you going to cross them off your to-do-list? Are there deadlines that you must adhere to? Creating a schedule helps you answer these questions and plan accordingly.

10. Pare down your decisions.

We all have a limited amount of brainpower. If you spend too much energy making low-level decisions, then you’ll experience decision fatigue. You won’t be as productive when you’re mentally drained.

Look at Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Ma, Bill Gates and so many successful people – what do they have in common other than great work ethics? They don’t get bogged down with looking rich. As long as they have proper attire on, they are good to go. Their priorities are ‘parked’ elsewhere.

I suggest that every night, you layout your wardrobe and prep your meals for tomorrow. Or, you could do this for the entire week on a Sunday. The idea here is to reserve your energy and willpower for what truly matters.

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11. Put pen to paper.

There’s a routine called Morning Pages practiced by people ranging from journalist Oliver Burkeman and entrepreneur Tim Ferriss.

The idea is that when you first wake, write 750 words to clear your head. For me, this is the time I’d normally write down (or go through) my to-do list for the day. It will keep me focused on getting those tasks done for the day.

And science has also found that handwriting can spark creativity and help us learn.

12. Focus on yourself.

With so much going on in your life, it’s easy to neglect your own self-care and priorities. Over time, you’ll get burned out. No matter how amazing of a person you are, everyone needs time to rest, play, and learn. If you don’t put yourself in your schedule, then it will get filled with other time requests.

13. Practice gratitude.

It’s been found that those who spend five minutes writing down what they’re grateful for have increased their sense of well-being by 10 percent.

And, as you know, when you’re a better mood, you’re more productive.

You can also pray – thanking everything you have and have accomplished if you’re the religious type.

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14. Socialize with your teammates.

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Socializing with people have been found to have positive effects to your general happiness, and healthier lifestyle.

This certainly does not mean you should be socializing with people all the time – that’s time wasting.

Instead, schedule your time to allow yourself to kick back, relax and meet people to socialize.

Try working in a coworking space or catching up with a friend or colleague for lunch. And, worst-case scenario, schedule a conference call with your team.

15. Set hard time limits on certain activities.

This idea is similar to ‘Shooting for the moon. If you missed it, you’ll at least land on one of the stars.’ If you need a grade B, work like you’re an A student. If you need $1 million, work like you’re worth $10 million.

This may sound overwhelmingly difficult at first. However, by constantly setting up tough tasks – your mind and body will get attuned to such conditions. At the end of it, what you thought was impossible, was actually do-able.

Conclusion

If you’ve experienced long enough time as an entrepreneur, you’ve learned that there is no one cure for every disease.

In this case, some methods work perfectly for you while others don’t. Every entrepreneur and his or her business is different. So you need to mix and match what works best for you.

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11 Ways to Market Your Business with a Small Budget

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Small businesses with great products often fail due to its inability to get themselves in front of the mass market.

Despite of the successes of multiple social media platforms, traditional marketing mediums remain to be outside the budget limits of most small businesses.

In today’s article, I’ll share with you top ten ways to market your business with a small budget.

1. Advertisements

There are a number of websites now that offer free advertisements if you wish to sell product/service such as Mudah.my, Carousell and more.

You can even post advertisement on Facebook Groups which is specifically built for the purpose.

If you’re willing to spend a little bit of money, you can always go for Facebook Ads as it also posts your ad on Instagram – which means you are able to extend your market reach further.

Although, keep in mind that it is important to target your market specifically – or you’ll risk having only traffic to your business but without much sale.

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2. Press Releases

Press releases can be expensive depending on which medium you approach. It goes without saying, the larger the news, the more expensive it becomes.

However, if you’re able to attract enough attention from public, most news medium are more likely to come over and have a look at what the big deal is.

Release a statement that you’re organizing a charity event or that you’re helping homeless people to build their homes. Organize events, followed by invitations to news media to cover the stories. It’s a cheap form of publicity.

3. Sponsorship

Sponsorship is not as easy you’d think. Quite a number of entrepreneurs often mistaken that it’s always best to sponsor any events that attract the most customers. While these kind of events can be very expensive, it is also attracting people who are not in your targeted market.

If you’ve followed me long enough, you’ll know it’s always best to avoid or reduce reliance on the ‘numbers’ game – where the more is better. This is expensive and is kind of a gamble.

Personally, I feel it is best to narrow down the number of consumers by categorizing them into who would need and benefit the most from your product/service. Whilst the market has been minimized to smaller number of consumers, the chances of getting sales return is promising.

For example, if you are selling affordable designer handbags – sponsor a group of fashion influencers who attract women looking for international branded designs but with cheaper price tag. If you sell athletic watches – a group of fitness enthusiasts/celebrity fitness trainers. You get the idea.

Play with numbers where you can afford to lose in case things go south.

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4. Media Stunts/Guerrilla Marketing

Media stunts are effective in creating buzz.

Remember when Richard Branson drove a tank through the city?

Or do you remember when Elon Musk launch his Tesla to space?

Look at Domino’s on how they leverage the potholes problems in US towns by adding their own brands on each of the repairs they conducted.

While small businesses can’t compete at the level of those billionaires, there’s nothing you can’t do with a little bit of ingenuity and creativity.

For a small business, start looking around your neighboring area for things that you feel need to be addressed.

Provide a solution and stamp your brands all over it to create awareness of your company.

Don’t forget to invite news reporters too.

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5. Make more use of your business cards

Your business cards are a form of investment – so use it wisely.

It’s not a matter of simply distributing those cards among your family and friends, it’s about creating the need for them to ask for your business cards.

For example, back when I ran Mirsky Mode, I often meet up with my lady friends to catch up on things where I always bring up the ‘handbag’ conversation. We’ll talk about the design, brand and the expensive price tag of the bag. Once we get to the price, talk your way into how your company offers designer handbags for an affordable price. They would immediately ask for a card or even check out your online store on the spot!

This can also be applied to other industries too.

The important thing to do is to make sure the person you intend on distributing the business card is a part of your targeted market – or you’ll risk of wasting away that card.

Then, create a need for them to find out more about your business

6. Join a local networking group

A business that does not connect often fails.

Your company needs to be connected with people to gain their support.

By becoming emotionally connected with people, you are adding value to the relationship. Build on it and when the time is right, people will start visiting you to see what your business has to offer.

I’ve often made new friends from online meetup sites such as Meetup and AirBnB activities.

If you visit the local public library or town hall, there will be notice boards on local events or gathering too.

Pay a visit to one of them and start building relationship with people.

7. Use self-employed sales agents

This is a cheap alternative selling method.

Self-employed sales agents do not take large commissions from you since they do not have to pay any sales agency fees.

They are also highly motivated and very good at working independently.

This is great for you since you do not need to spend too much time on training/teaching them the ropes as they can get the things done on their own.

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8. Leaflet drops

The key of a successful leaflet drop is to pick the right market to distribute to.

Leaflet drops is a numbers’ game. Traditionally, the more you distribute, the higher chances of getting sales. This costs money.

Instead, narrow down your market. Target those who you feel the most likely to be interested in your product/service.

Pay more attention to the design of the leaflet. Be more emotionally connected with the consumers on the issues of what your business offers to resolve. Selling part comes later.

I’m not a huge fan of traditional leaflet drops but since I know a few businesses that successfully gain results from it, I’d share with you nonetheless – but with caution as it could costs much money and time which small businesses can’t afford.

9. Give talks to other businesses

I’ve given talks on investment once and learned few things from it.

First, you gain new connection who are in similar fields or interest. This is a no-brainer.

Just be sure to leave your contact or company’s contact details so they can find out more about your business.

Secondly, during Q&A session, I’ve managed to understand what troubles or issues people are experiencing in the field respectively.

The sessions gave me direct insight and I’ve learned numerous issues which my company can help resolve. A win-win.

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10. Write for your favorite e-magazines/blogs or create your own newsletter

Contributing articles is a must for bloggers and even writers nowadays.

Reasons are that you will extend your market reach to the blogs you’re contributing to. Don’t forget to leave links back to your blog (with permission, of course). If readers enjoy your writing, they will know where to look to find you.

Being a writer, I’m very fond of this idea. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always enjoyed writing fiction and as I grew older – business topics. So, why not use this to advantage in growing business?

11. Collaborate With Social Media Influencers

In this digital age where social media thrives able to flood your business with traffic/consumers, you’d best take full advantage of it. Plus, it’s cost varies from low-to-zero.

Influencers’ endorsements are definitely cheap compared to celebrities’. They can help influence their followers with a click of several buttons and your business will be on the ‘maps!’

While some agree to promote your business on reasonable fees, there are also those who simply accept your product/service as payment. It all comes down to negotiation and their popularity rating. Rest assured, they will cost you a lot less than celebrities.

Read more about what I wrote on selecting the right social media influencer for your small business.

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Why The Future of making money For Content Creators is great

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I’m not talking about Patreon, Onlyfans, SuscribeStar and so on.

I’m talking about the future of online ads for video content creators.

Imagine if Youtube have competitors, there will be higher profit from advertisements for creators than today.

For now, you can see other companies such as Vimeo replicating the idea but with little success – for now.

How about BitChute?

There are numerous creators who have already added their content on the platform and even received partnership offers.

Even an article by Bloomberg have found that large numbers of creators are also moving  and/or diversifying towards Ethereum-based platform such as Viewly due to its interesting potential and consistent policies unlike Youtube.

The reason a number of sites are popping up lately (time I write this) is due to constant changes of Youtube policies lately.

That and the fact Youtube seems to be inconsistent when it comes to enforcing their rules and regulations are starting to drive a number of creators looking for another platform to share their content.

And when barriers of entry loosen up, competition will start pouring in soon.

I’m not saying Youtube will lose.

What I’m saying is – this could potentially lead to more platforms competing.

Most of the benefits from that competition will go to content creators such as Youtubers; and it’s competitors will start offering better support and higher ad revenue in order to remain relevant.

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This is why I believe the future of content creators, particularly video creators, is going to be more optimistic as more opportunities and potentially better ad revenue will be available soon.

Consequently, this is an opportunity for entrepreneurs (especially solo-preneurs) to create another stream of income by adding valuable video content on these platforms.

So, time to pick up another skill, future millionaires!

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Secrets To Financial Freedom

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You work very hard. Day in. Day out.

Yet, you could not yield the results you want – which is to achieve financial freedom.

Today, I’m gonna share with you the secrets to financial freedom.

Create Your Networth Target

Creating a budget never really makes sense to me in the first place.

I went through many online material that talks about budgeting & yet, they continue talking about cutting spending & never really got to the core of budgeting.

Whilst it is a no-brainer to cut down spending, I was clueless as to how much is considered a good budget.

I was directionless.

Then I discovered how important net-worth is and how helpful it is when it comes to creating a budget.

Basically, you need to come up with a targeted net-worth & how long you’d think it requires to reach that target.

Once you have a target, all you need now is to reverse engineer that figure into tangible numbers using simple math – giving you an idea how much you need to save every month and so on.

In a nutshell, let’s say you’re aiming to reach a networth of $100,000 in 3 years. This means you need to make $2777.77 every month.

This is where you decide where to cut your expenses or how much money are you short from achieving the figure. It all comes down to simple math.

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Apply The 50/30/20 Rule In Budget

I’ve also talked about this rule.

For those who are not familiar, the 50/30/20 rule was introduced as guidelines to how much you should spend based on needs, wants & savings

Although this is a good place to start, I believe there should be some tweaks depending on where you are today.

In short, I believe the rule should be re-introduced as 40/10/50 – where savings should be the priority, so you can add more money into investment later on.

If you want to know more about it, check out my other article where I discussed this in details.

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Seek Wise Men/Women For Advise On Investment

This is the toughest topic to talk to you about.

Honestly speaking, there is no such thing as an investment that fits all.

Different investment has different settings, different mentality and so on – which can be challenging if you’re not used to the environment.

My experience tells me that the best person to talk to about investment are those whom you have personal relationship with – who have gone through the experience from becoming poor to wealthy.

Gaining their insight is valuable as it gives you first hand lessons, mistakes & failures that you can avoid in the future which is priceless.

Then, once you’re certain – you can go all in.

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Improve Tax Awareness

You have no idea how much money you can save by starting to listen to your accountant.

Credited accountants are able to tell you exactly how and where to spend in order to get the best tax reliefs, or tax reductions.

Getting tax reliefs is always great – so maximize its uses.

If you run a company, it’s even better. You can gain more tax reliefs under company spending.

So go talk to a credited accountant now before that next tax declaration dateline.

My Final Two Cent

If you’re clueless as to where to begin, then, seek advice from wise men or women. Take note every single thing they share with you – even if you disagree with some of the ideas.

Always keep in mind, the best entrepreneur are the ones who are open-minded and do not have answer to every question.

Let me know what you think about the article in the comment below.

Don’t forget to Execute

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Why I Disagree With 50/30/20 Rule In Budgeting

What’s up future millionaires? I’m gonna share with you the reasons why I don’t like the 50/30/20 Rule.

For those who are not familiar with it, the 50/30/20 rule represents how much you need to spend based on needs, wants & savings respectively.

While it is good that people are finally taking more care of their personal finances with this rule, I feel there needs to be more adjustment.

Create 40/10/50 Budget

I personally don’t like the idea of the 50/30/20 Rule.

The ’50’ needs should be reduced, for example, try staying in a cheaper apartment, or rent out a room in your house to reduce your monthly installment.

My personal view is that the 30 wants also needs to be reduced. Avoid from spending on luxury goods – or try to reduce spending at least. Sacrifice today so you can leave a better life tomorrow.

Instead, add more into the savings/investment. This increases from 20 to 50 giving you a lot of cushion for investment and money for emergency.

Therefore, I feel the 50/30/20 rule should be re-introduced as 40/10/50 instead.

When I was in my mid-20s, I worked while doing my studies. Even then, I managed to save up to 80% or sometimes more from my income. Most of that savings are put into investment. I could do this back then since I didn’t have much commitments. That was about 10 years ago.

The reason I’m sharing this is demonstrate to you that the Rule is also time dependent. If you’re a single bachelor, it’s always the best idea to put more money into savings/investment since there aren’t much monthly commitments for you to make.

My Final Two Cent

My final two cent? Don’t get too caught up with the 50/30/20 Rule. Use it as your guideline. My rule of thumb, try your best to have higher percentage for savings/investment.

I know not able to spend money on your wants sounds terrifying after hard days of work.

But this is only temporarily till you can live on dividends alone – which you can loosen up the strict spending then.

Let me know in the comment section below if you feel otherwise. Cheers.