Before you make the decision to turn your Snapchat Account into a business asset, you must come to grips with one truth. Any venture you pursue will require hours of dedication and trails. When times get hard, remember that there is going to be someone working harder than you. Let that fact be your drive to succeed. Take this information but don’t archive it. Put it into action and start now!
Obviously, you can’t expect to develop an income with your Snapchat Story if you have not already acquired a large snap following. Take Instagram for instance. A successful business account requires as little as 10,000 followers but more commonly you find accounts that have accumulated 100,000+ followers. Having an audience this large does a couple things. The first, It builds your brand’s rapport or credibility. You know from experience that if someone is promoting a product, the first thing you consider is how many followers the Instagram page already has. Secondly, as mentioned above, having a large following gives you the ability to reach a huge amount of people with little effort. In a way, it serves as free advertisement and exposure to whatever it is you are trying to get out there.
1. Building Your Following
The biggest challenge for a snapchat account is obtaining followers. Snapchat is unlike any other social platform in that you can simply search for a user by hashtag or interest. On a brighter note, here are three proven methods that will enable you to gain thousands of followers on snapchat.
-Ghostcodes: quickly growing popular amongst today’s largest snapchat accounts, Ghostcodes serves as Snapchats first and the only directory, allowing you to discover, follow, and rate snapchat accounts based on various categories and interests. Tap here to create your free Ghostcodes profile. For more information on how to truly optimize your Snapchat following with Ghostcodes, check out my in-depth tutorial to gaining thousands of story views and kudos by clicking here.
-CrossPromotion: More likely than not, you already have a following on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or any other forum or social site. Use this to your advantage. Don’t spam your snapcode to your followers but instead post it as your profile pictures & pin the post at the top of your profile. Be sure to give a little teaser of what people should expect and why they should follow you. The cross-platform promotion will serve as your passive means for Snapchat Follow growth. Plant the seed and let it do its thing.
-Purchase Exposure: By far the fastest way to gain a large following is to purchase exposure. Exposure may take the form of marketing, snapchat takeovers, or features on massive accounts. Here at Bernard Boulevard, we have developed a streamlined method for you to take such route to Snapchat growth, allowing you to accumulate upwards of 5,000 followers in the matter of a single day. For more information on how to purchase exposure for your account, click to review our Promotion Guide & Policies
There are many more methods to Explode your Following Growth which we have reserved for a guide of its own. Once available, I will post the full guide on my Story so stay tuned.
2. Building Rapport
Once you begin building you following, you have to be very cautious of how you manage them. Follow the next three points, and you will surely encourage your audience to trust in your information and be more than willing to take action and even refer your Snapchat Story to their own friends!
-Consistency: You must be consistent in everything you do. Luckily with Snapchat’s story, many of us may naturally update our Followers with a fresh story to watch every day. Don’t feel pressured if you miss a day. Just be sure to Actively update your Snapchat Story throughout the week, even if its a single 10-second video per day, letting your viewers know where you have been.
-Entertainment: We all have friends we follow on Snapchat but never actually watch their story. Do not be one of those people! Make your story special. Make people laugh and keep them engaged. Encourage questions and have fun.
-Short and Sweet: Oddly enough we all have the blessing to enjoy 24 full hours of every day. Keep in mind that this does not give you the right to have a 24-hour-long Snapchat Story. Keep it short and sweet, getting to the point. Don’t be afraid to include variety, with some days only snapping once while another having a 45-second story. Find a balance and don’t make your viewers feel the need to tap the screen when they see your name. Remember, a single picture is worth 1000 words.
Layout the Business Plan
Now that you are on your way to building a loyal following, you should start weighing out your options on what to do in order to generate your first dollar or $10,000 with your snapchat story. Decide on what exactly you want to achieve. Think in the future tense. Listed below are the final steps to give you a direction to making your first sales, commissions, and recurring revenue. Just remember, focus on providing value and the money will follow.
3. Promotions & Takeovers
Start small. With a growing following of trustworthy viewers, you better believe that there are other story viewers that barely have 100 followers. You now have access to a large reach that will be willing to follow anyone that you attribute credit too. Know what your account is worth and you can offer to promote someone’s account or business in return for a premium. Stay true to your word in delivering results and snapchat users will be crawling right back for more.
Struggling to get the first buyer? Offer a free shoutout and watch how amazed they are at the number of followers that they received. Have them record a testimonial, make it public, and put a price tag on your ability to grow people’s story views.
4. Take Advantage of Affiliate Programs
Almost every aspiring entrepreneur has attempted to promote affiliate offers only to fail. The tool that most people have lacked has been a large following. Now that you have built such asset on Snapchat, I highly suggest that you reattempt this method. Depending on the offer, by promoting as an affiliate, you can earn a decent commission and even make a killing by doing so. Don’t make the mistake of spamming. Find a program or offer that aligns with your audience’s interest. Occasionally sprinkle some of your Salt Bae promotions into your daily or weekly snapstories and watch the commission accumulate.
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5. Build & Sell Accounts
Although you will need a decent amount of followers already to successfully take this route, it can be an awesome asset. A snapchat account with 2,000 Story Views can easily be sold for $200. If you have 10,000-25,000 followers on your main account, it should be a breeze to create backup accounts and promote them for free to build up their followers. Take a backup account, and sell it to a user that wants instant access to daily exposure at the touch of a button. Streamline this process then Rinse & Repeat!
6. Gain Sponsorships
By this time, you should be fairly well known within the snapchat universe. Don’t be surprised when companies and small businesses begin to approach you to market their brand. Know your worth and set your price so that you avoid hesitation when confronted. If you have yet to be contacted and know you can provide value to a business within your expertise, don’t be afraid to reach out to them. Lay out exactly what you have to offer to them and make it clear. As stated in Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People” a key point is to always express appreciation and how you will provide value before even asking for the businesses endorsement.
7. Market & Expand your New Business
You’ve done the hard work, time to expand and grow. Nourish your business by reinvesting and reaching out to new markets. If you have not already, consider branching off with a side clothing brand, consulting business, or even directing your massive audience to another means of content like a blog. The expansion is a huge topic for another post but keep it in the plan. Don’t settle for less and continue to build upon your new establishment!
From growing your Snapchat account to turning those followers into dollar figures, you now have the knowledge and tools to begin building to make money on Snapchat. Patience is key. Our guide is not a get rich quick tutorial but rather a road map to obtaining the lifestyle of wealth and security that you aspire to achieve. If you enjoyed this guide and would like more information and Snapchat business hacks, do share this post. Feel free to Leave your Snapchat Username in the Comments Below for free exposure and Add Me! –> tracey5259 If This Post was Truly Helpful, Leave a Like to Let Us Know!