How to Sell Big Ticket Items for LOTS of Money as an Instagram Influencer Lots of people want to become influencers because they love the idea of being paid big bucks to make posts on their channel. The idea of getting paid thousands of dollars just to wear a pair of shoes is obviously appealing to a lot of people. It is possible that you may not be thinking big enough. What if we could make a lot more money then that with the same traffic and audience? Think about that just for a second: if a company is willing to pay you thousands to make that post they must be earning thousands more. And if they can do it, then I believe that you can too! It is absolutely fine to make money from sponsors but the goal should ultimately to sell your own products and services. The key is to find a big ticket item something you can charge a lot of money for. As an influencer, the best product you can offer is you. That means a consultation, advice, a program, or similar. If you can help people to be more like you, or share your expertise in any other way, then you’ll likely be very surprised at just how much they are willing to pay. Perfect examples include: ¥ Beauty courses ¥ Personal training ¥ Life coaching ¥ Business consultation ¥ Website design These are services that you can sell on a large scale, and that you can charge a lot of money for, thereby making it very much worth your while. You do not always have to be the one doing these services. You can use skill sharing sites like fiver and upwork to do what is called “Drop Servicing” where you might pay $20 for a service and sell it on to your customer for $120. When taking this route you need to keep your profit margin high to pay for targeted ads, to keep room for coupons to help with conversions, and to cover the costs of any refunds, redos, or mistakes and still make a nice profit at the end. Subscribe to our ezine and stay tuned to the blog for more specific articles that go into exactly how to market drop servicing because we are going to be talking about this a lot. The Soft Sell As an influencer, you will the in the perfect position to sell any service this way. Being an influencer means that people trust your opinion and like your approach. They like you. They like your style. That means that should they want a service that they know you provide, you are more than likely to be their number one choice to provide it. So how do you get them on board? The one strategy that works time and time again is to use a soft sell. Millions and billions have been made on the “soft sell”. A soft sell is just planting a seed into your customers mind without them realizing it. A soft sell means you aren’t going to come right out of the gate with an obvious advertisement. Real people hate ads and you have to remember that the people seeing everything you post are real people just like you! You’re not going to directly come out and market a new product or service. Rather, you will post images that are inspiring people in your niche, and occasionally mention that you provide consultation, coaching, web design, or whatever else. This way, you can then wait for people to contact you and they will. At this point, you just have a back and forth natural conversation where they can further get to know you, and you can identify the kinds of things they might benefit from and whether you can help. Once this is done, you can discuss pricing. This strategy is extremely effective for selling an expensive service or product that involves a commitment, and it can make a big difference to your income! For the specifics of exactly how to make an income as an influencer, click here to download the digital course on “How to become an Influencer” Also, if you haven’t already subscribe to the free ezine and exclusive video podcast for subscribers only, every week!