There is a good chance you have seen the stories circulating recently about some of the top fashion bloggers earning upwards of $15,000 for posting their selfies in sponsoring brands on Instagram. Sounds awesome, huh? But, what if you don’t have 1 million followers. How can you make money on Instagram?
The good news is you have options. Today we are talking to a company representative and user of the platform Stylinity. This new app allows users to earn money when someone clicks through their selfie to purchase the worn item. Let’s hear a little more about it…
What’s the story behind Stylinity?
Not long ago, Stylinity founder Tadd Spering observed interesting behavior at a J.Crew store – a woman tried something on, took a photo of it in the mirror and shared it with her friends for an opinion. Right there, an idea was born that consumers generally like to share their style with others, so why not reward this behavior? Stylinity has grown from a Style Stage photo sharing kiosk in store to full social commerce platform on the web, mobile and iOS and Android apps, but the focus has always been the same – facilitating and rewarding people for sharing their style and product recommendations.
How do users make money with the app?
There are two ways to make money with our app: sharing your style through a shoppable photo, and shopping someone else’s photo on Stylinity or when you see it in your social feed.
By sharing a photo of your personal style – from fashion to decor – and tagging the featured products, you can earn money whenever you inspire a sale for someone else. Our users can share it across their social networks with the touch of a button– the “looks” remain completely shoppable. This maximizes their reach and really lets them make the most of their social influence with those who love their style.
You can also earn whenever you shop through our platform and app — just don’t forget to login first!
How much can someone expect to earn?
The opportunity is really unlimited, depending on how active a user is, the size of their social following with whom they share their looks, and the inspirational and aspirational quality of their photos. Commissions vary by brand and category, but range up to 20% for certain products. We also have promotions and contests where users can earn even more.
When and how are payments received?
Rewards are accrued in the form of StylePerks™ points. Those points can be redeemed four times a year for cash, gift cards, products and exclusive experiences.
What tips do you have for new users?
Shopping is more fun with friends! The more you share your photos with your social network, the more opportunities you have to inspire a sale. And take advantage of our referral program to invite others so you can earn referral bonuses – $10 for each qualified referral!
How do we sign up? Any eligibility restrictions?
It’s free and easy to sign up, there are no eligibility restrictions. Just register on Stylinity.com and you’ll automatically qualify for a $10 sign-up bonus.
Interview with a Stylinity User
These questions were answered by Alexandra Weichert, one of the first Stylinity users. She is a blogger, at TeggyFrench.com. You can shop her Stylinity shoppable lookbook at https://www.stylinity.com/@teggyfrench.
What was your motivation to join Stylinity?
I had been looking for an outlet to provide my followers with an easy/user-friendly way to shop my look. Stylinity provided just that and more through their ability to allow your followers to not only shop your look, but also to see everything together in one place (none of the other companies I had researched have that feature!).How are you sharing your Selfies?
How are you sharing your Selfies?
I share my selfies on my blog, Instagram, and Facebook
Are you earning more or less than you anticipated?
I am earning more than I expected, and I am able to see the opportunity to make more as we grow together. The great thing about this company is that they also provide you with the opportunity to make money through bringing in your own sphere of influence which in turn benefits you as well as your friends who shop through Stylinity!
What tips do you have for new users?
My tips would be to utilize all of the marketing tools they provide you with (sharing on social media, talking to your friends about it and getting them to not only sign up, but teach them how to make money off of their own shopping needs). Make sure your pictures really show off the clothing – remember you are your own opportunity! Lastly, ask questions!