How To Make Money As An Instagram Influencer

Learn how to land brand deals and get paid to grow your following

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2 years ago when I had 623 followers, I was wondering the same question:

How do people get paid on Instagram???

Since then I've worked with:

  • BestBuy
  • Target
  • Sephora
  • Ulta
  • FujiFilm
  • Amazon
  • Intel
  • 1000+ other large and small businesses

There is so much opportunity it's mind blowing! 🤯

But if you don't learn HOW TO grasp onto those opportunities, they will pass you by.

Did you know?

Your entire life can be "sponsored".

I can't remember the last time I purchased my own makeup, skincare, haircare, clothing, office supplies, kitchen supplies, tickets to events... the list goes on.

Imagine if you can cut out all those expenses in your life and GET PAID FOR THEM instead.

My only expenses now are bills + food.

Recently my new home studio equipment was all #sponsored (ring light + backdrop stand + LED flood lights).

Get FIRST HAND KNOWLEDGE of the industry from an actual full-time influencer.

I do what I teach and I teach what I do.

And the best part is...

I don't leave anything out in my courses!

(...which is evident from the success my students have achieved).

Colleen went from 0-20 brand deals in one week!

Before taking the course, she was getting rejected by most brands.

I was getting denied by every brand I reached out to before taking the course. Most of the time I would not even receive a response from the brand! Since I have completed the class, I have been contacted by over 20 brands, with some being paid offers.

- Colleen Cook

Influencer Secret:

It's not about how many followers you have.

  • You may have 2 followers and be making $0 on social media.
  • You may have 200,000 followers and STILL be making $0.
  • You may have 2,000 followers and be making $2,000 per month.

Followers do not equal dollars.


Rosemary finally cracked 5K after taking the course!

Brands are now reaching out to her for collaborations.

My engagement has skyrocketed, I’ve learned how to produce video content, I’m pitching to brands I’d love to work with, and I’m not spending anywhere near as much time as I used to on Instagram either. I can’t recommend this course highly enough. It changed everything for me!

- Rosemary Slade

Khala went from 5.6K to 5.7K after sitting on 5.6K for YEARS.

She also landed a HUGE brand partnership and will be referencing the course for years to come.

People spend thousands on courses that don’t even a quarter of the knowledge and resources shared throughout this course. There were nearly 50 lessons, 12 of them being additional bonus information that we can use outside of just influencing! The resources are limitless, this course is a MUST HAVE!

- Khala Simmons

I remember the first time I got a delightful phone call from a student.

She said she LOVED my courses (and that she had purchased all of them) because THEY GAVE HER RESULTS.

And everyone likes results.

Ashley's engagement SKYROCKETED after she took the course!

She learned how to step back and look at her Instagram like a business.

Ever since I completed the class, my engagement has honestly skyrocketed. This course has really taught me to take a step back and notice what my audience is genuinely engaging with. This course is great if you have no clue where to get started.

- Ashley Lomelin

I get asked a lot if I sell courses on how to get more followers on Instagram.

And my answer is this:

No, because having followers doesn't make you money, but working with brands does.

When you start working with brands, not only do you get paid to post, but they actually grow your account for you because they share your content with their audience!


Speaking at conferences, retreats, and summits around the world!

Instead of paying to attend an event and scribbling notes like crazy, you get everything in one self-paced course.

Now, it's one thing to make a couple hundred on an influencer campaign here and there...

It's a whole other thing to actually MAKE A LIVING ONLINE.

I'm not here to just teach you how to get those one-off campaigns, of course you'll learn how to do that too because that is how you start.

But I'm here to teach you how to build a SUCCESSFUL ONLINE BUSINESS so your "influencer status" isn't dependent upon your following per se.

When you have a...

1. Business plan

2. Marketing strategy

3. True follower growth techniques

4. Entrepreneurial mindset

This is what separates influencers that make good money versus ones that scrape by.

Another aspect that is really important is how to do your taxes as an influencer and all that other "legal stuff" which is also covered in the course.

Kacie learned how to build her following ON and OFF instagram!

She also stopped stressing about the legalities involved with being an influencer.

Personally, the most helpful tips for me were: Pitching to brands, defining my audience, learning the importance of and how to build my presence on other platforms besides Instagram (such as my website, email list and other social media platforms), and the legal stuff (LBB breaks it down and explains it in an easy-to-understand way).

- Kacie Cooper

Why are brands so willing to throw money at influencers?

Because people are paying less attention to what's on TV, magazines, newspapers and more attention to what's on personal blogs, social media and YouTube.

Ashley learned how to pitch brands correctly!

She also created her very first media kit.

My favorite part of the course was the section about pitching brands. I also took some tips away from the media kit section and now have something that I can actually share with brands! Finally, I didn't realize that my Instagram bio needed a makeover and have been able to improve it according to Elaine's suggestions.

- Ashley Burk


Big brands pay to tap into your AUDIENCE, which is why it's crucial to learn how to craft the most enticing and engaged audience to get paid well.

Your audience consists of the people who follow you on social media as well as your email subscribers. The more in line your audience is with the brand you want to work with - the more opportunities you'll get.

Even if brands don't normally work with influencers, such as the example below, if you have a solid audience, they will change their minds just to work with you specifically!


There are 3 main types of influencers out there...

1. Ones that ENTERTAIN

2. Ones that EDUCATE

3. Ones that DO BOTH

How you create an audience for each differ, but the strategies and techniques are the same, which is what you'll be learning in this course.


Being an influencer is all about building trust.

When people trust your OPINION and base their DECISIONS on it... you're officially an influencer.

I use Teachable to host my online courses and have recommended them to everyone who asks!

Roxi wished she had taken this course at the beginning of her journey.

Save yourself the headache of trying to figure it out yourself!

I wish that I had taken this course from the very beginning of my journey as it would have prepared me to pitch brands right from the beginning the right way. One of the biggest things I have gained from this course is being more confident and knowing what value I have to give!

- Roxi Fam

Ready for more lessons where you'll actually learn the steps to becoming an influencer and MONETIZING YOUR INFLUENCE?

Sign up for class let's do this!!!

Try this course out for 30 days, if you do the work I have outlined for you and have learned nothing, return it and get your money back.

But if you buy it, like it, do the work I have outlined for you and learn from it... it could change your life.

75% Of Mireya's Collaborations Are Now Paid Versus 10% Before

Learn how to get paid for your work, how to price yourself, and how to reach out to brands.

What is your biggest asset in life?


It's the one thing you can't "make more of" or "get better at".

How can you use your biggest (yet limited) asset to build another asset?

Don't waste your precious time!!!

Learn from those who have gone before you... who actually want to help you (this is key).

Ready? Let's begin!

Join other happy students who have already started their influencer journey!

Selah didn't expect this to happen after taking the course...

Her confidence and pride in being a content creator grew immensely!

Something I didn't expect was how much my confidence grew. Another thing that I loved about this course is I feel much more secure in my job as an influencer. Lady Boss Blogger really opened up my eyes to how much influencers are really doing for companies and made me proud to be an influencer and content creator.

- Sélah Christeen

Course Curriculum

Your Instructor

Elaine Rau
Elaine Rau

Elaine Rau is an award-winning blogging and Instagram expert. She has taught her strategies on stages all over the world and has compiled them into courses for people to access from home. Elaine has an audience of 300,000+ followers across all her social media platforms and has been featured in 500+ magazines, books, and publications including Forbes, Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, and Authority Magazine.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What format will the course be delivered in?
Written so you can read it any time without having to worry about headphones or clunky formatting. We do have video coming soon too in order to supplement the text.
When does the course start and finish?
It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
How quickly will I get results?
Depends on how quickly you go through the course and implement the strategies. Result times vary because everyone has different goals.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you go through the course, implement the strategies, and don't see any results, you can email the LadyBossBlogger team ([email protected]) within 30 days for a full refund. Note: You must show that you went through the course and took action, because none of the tips and methods I share will work without you taking the time to implement them. All refunds are subject to the terms of the full refund policy linked on the footer of this page.
It's a lot of money... is it really worth it?
Successful influencers can charge 10K a post... would you like to learn how to do that? How important is living a financially free and independent life to you? The fastest way to get from point A to point B is by having a mentor to show you exactly how to get to where you want to go.
Can I find this information for free online?
Nope! The information you'll find online skims the surface, there is a reason why people sell courses because they don't give away their best information for free. If you want deep blogging knowledge (that actually works) it's in this course.
Do you ever update the course?
Yep! As the influencer industry morphs and changes, the course will too. This is why I love online courses because unlike physical books, they can be updated and distributed immediately.

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