Everything is possible on social media these days, it’s one of the best ways to build an image of yourself and even your pets!
There are all kinds of ways where we can make a job out off using social media. One of the most common and trendy way today is through posting pet photos on Instagram.
If you don’t believe, search for pet Instagram accounts and see for yourselves. It can reach up to thousands of likes for a single post. Take Nalacat for example. They have up to 3.4m followers, insane right?
You can use your pets for a sponsored post, for example a picture of your pet being photographed with a product. It will capture the attention of many and you can easily make a couple of hundreds or thousands. It can be any sort of pet, doesn’t have to be a cat or a dog, even an ostrich or a featherless bird works!
It’s a plus point, if your pet can perform poses and weird characters and even perform on video, it’s definitely worth more especially if you book them for TV commercials. It takes more than just having a cute pet and and an iPhone to make your pet famous. There are a few ways, here’s how!
The Star recently interviewed Varisiri Methachittiphan, who lives in Corona and owns a cat named Nala. As we mentioned, @Nala_cat has up to 3.4 million Instagram followers. Even her two other cats are Instagram known as @white_coffee_cat, who has 1.5 million followers, and @hello_luna_rose up to 295,000 followers. She basically does this as a full-time job: updating cat pictures on Instagram. Pretty cool, huh? Working all day and night with your favorite pet!
Source: Nala_cat Instagram
Here’s some advice from these owners of Insta-famous pets,
1. Know your brand
You need to choose a few descriptive words and phrases for your pet’s “brand”. Is your pet a troublemaker? Curious and friendly? Silly or a natural performer? Just be sure the photos posted are similar themed.
Source: The Star Online
2. Don’t trade free products for postings
You can only start making money from your pet’s account once you have reached up to 20,000 followers at least. Many smaller accounts will be approached by brands that want to giveaway free products in exchange for posting, don’t take it just yet! Though its really tempting to get free gifts, but it doesn’t look good. If a multinational company looks at your account, and see’s that you worked for free, they will expect you to work their products for free too!
Source: @nala_cat Instagram
3. Post photos regularly with hashtags
Plan your posting schedule, It could be once a day, or 3 times a week. Plan it out depending on how much your followers want to see. Owner of Nalacat says that she posts two to three posts a day. When you have started posting, make sure you add in some hashtags in the comment section so people using Instagram Discover feature can find your account easily. Checkout other pet accounts for information of hashtags used.
4. Make sure you love doing what you do
This can be a full-time job that makes full-time money but if you’re not having a good time doing it, it’s so not worth it. You must love taking pictures of your pets and spending time with them. This will help motivate you to get it done even when you don’t feel like it.
So are you ready to make your pet famous and make some money while enjoying the best time in the world with your pet? We sure want to do so!