In this article, I will talk about popular Instagram professions that allow you to make good money, as well as unclaimed ones that are not worth wasting time on.
In any niche where there is money, over time there are those who just want to make money. I’m talking about online courses that offer a new profession on social media. There are good and high-quality courses, and there are just funny ones. It’s a bit of a pity for people who fall for low-quality products, but, on the other hand, you need to include critical thinking. What am I doing?
In addition, there are basic professions that will always be in demand, even if Instagram disappears and another social network replaces it. And there are “professions” invented by some bloggers. They are useless for gaining a skill that will feed your whole life. Let’s take a closer look.
Professions that will be in demand
Blogger manager (promotion manager)
This is the person who helps the blogger to advertise on the blog. The promotion manager promotes the blogger, buys ads from other opinion leaders so that the client’s account grows and develops. The mechanisms of advertising on social networks are very similar, so if you get the skill of working on one social network, you can just as well be able to work with another.
Since there are more and more bloggers, advertising is becoming more expensive, a competent promotion specialist is a must-have for any influencer, because there is no point in relying on organic content now.
The salaries of managers depend on the responsibilities and the volume of the promotion budget. A beginner starts with 8-10 thousand rubles and over time can earn 100-200 thousand from one client. You can conduct 4-7 clients at the same time.
Where can a manager grow? In fact, almost everything hinges on the fact that you become either a blogger or a producer. The step above has not yet been invented.
A manager, especially a promotion manager, has strategic and analytical skills, which are essential skills for a marketer or producer. This is exactly what happened to me. I first became a manager, then a promotion manager, and then a blogger. Now I am a producer, I launch my own products (but I haven’t quit the promotion). Therefore, if you feel the ambition to grow further (not everyone really wants this, someone likes to be a cool and expensive performer), then always learn and move forward.
Someone who is involved in the development of commercial profiles on social networks. An SMM manager can also be involved in the development of blogs that do not have a personal brand.
This profession will remain with us for a long time, since we will always eat, drink, order services, and brands will constantly master popular sites in which there are consumers.
A beginner’s salary here starts from 15 thousand rubles for maintaining one profile. The more experience, the higher the pay. It can go up to 60 thousand for one project.
Anyone who writes texts, posts, mailings, texts on the site, etc.
The bike is now walking on the Internet, they say, since Instagram has introduced the Reels function, then no one will soon read posts and look at photos, which means that the copywriting profession will become irrelevant. This is wrong. People are different: some love videos, others perceive text better, and still others are generally aesthetes and love beautiful visuals. If this fact does not convince you, then here is another one – scripts for the video also need to be written, and these are texts.
A copywriter with little experience charges 500 rubles per post. Further more. Selling posts can cost 2,500-10,000 rubles. Texts for the site from 7-10 thousand. Mailings from 6 thousand rubles. On average, a copywriter with experience can easily earn 100-150 thousand rubles a month.
The person who makes the design of brochures, business cards, websites, splash screens, etc. While we are working online, the design will be in demand, because in any niche where competition appears, people are working on packaging in order to stand out. There are a lot of design directions. You can always choose the one that is more to your liking.
I don’t know all the prices, but the cost of the site starts from 10 thousand rubles, depending on how many blocks it contains. A good website from a specialist with experience can cost several tens and hundreds of thousands of rubles. An experienced designer can earn 200-300 thousand a month.
A person who studies the needs and behavior of people in order to build the best model for selling products. Since ancient times, it has become a custom that we sell something. First there were barter relations, then humanity moved on to money. People will always care about how to sell more, more profitably and better. Feel free to study this profession.
Marketers usually receive a project salary of about 20-30 thousand rubles. If you are a cool marketer, you can earn both 100 and 150 thousand rubles a month.
The man without whom the Instagram business would have collapsed. He is engaged in setting up services, sites, selling, training platforms. On average, prices on the market are from 10-15 thousand rubles. A more experienced specialist costs 20-40 thousand per month per project.
A person who knows how to effectively set up an official advertisement from any social network. The principles of setting are the same everywhere, plus or minus, only the interface changes (you understand, you are not threatened with unemployment).
Here the salary can be fixed, or it can be a percentage of the budget, if it is very large. In general, newbies earn from 10 thousand rubles per month from one client. More experienced – 20-60 thousand per project, which can be conducted 3-8 per month and receive more than 100 thousand rubles.
What about online course producers? Great specialists will always be in demand – this rule applies to any niche. Online education will not go anywhere, so the work of a producer will continue to be in demand.
I do not include photographers, videographers in the list of Instagram professions, because they have been and will be. But it’s worth noting that with the advent of social networks, the demand for their services has grown significantly. YouTubers no longer shoot anymore, their picture and production are important. The millionaire bloggers on TikTok also record videos with a professional team. So photographers and videographers will remain in demand in the future.
Professions that will die out in the coming years
Now let’s take a look at the professions that will die out 100%. These include those who teach narrow skills.
This is the person who works with the Avito website.
Earnings on sites
No, this is not design. This is the ownership of incomprehensible sites that need to be displayed in the TOP of search engines. You need to sell ads on them in order to earn money. Yes, there is SEO optimization, but, alas, this is not what is taught in the courses “Earning money on sites”.
This is not a person who studies living organisms, plants, etc. According to some course creators, a biologist is a person who writes a custom profile header.
What for? After all, this is part of the profession of a copywriter. Master it and earn much more than the unfortunate 500 rubles for a profile cap, calling yourself a biologist.
It even sounds strange. This is the person who makes the marketing webinars. In general, this is the responsibility of the producer or marketer, so don’t limit your options that way.
Taplink is a multi-link service. There is no point in studying to be a Taplink designer, it is better to gain knowledge of design and UX – this way you can create both landing pages and full-fledged websites.
Also, now there are courses where visual specialists, brand visualizers, etc. are trained. It’s hard to say whether this is worth learning. I just want to note that you can turn to a professional photographer for processing your photos. People who just process photos on the phone are not really needed. As a profession, it is better to master photography or design – this will open up broader perspectives.
Instead of a conclusion
In order not to learn from something useless that will not bring you either skills or money, always look at who creates the courses. If the person is not an expert in this area, then you need to look for something else. If the title of the course contains some incomprehensible name that distorts the main skill (for example, not SMM courses, but a business account manager, etc.), then you should also pass by. Good luck!