SPONSORSHIPS AND BEING A BRAND AMBASSADOR
While this type of monetization of your account isn’t bringing in money to you, it can potentially save you quite a bit. I have done this myself where I received multiple products where I was asked to take a picture with the product and my car in return.
It doesn’t have to just be a keychain or a tiny electronic device, it could be a set of $8000 wheels! It could be anything. I have been on Instagram for a while now and have talked to enough people to understand the power of it. I have successfully received HUGE discounts on parts myself.
When you have a large account people and companies start taking you more seriously. There are plenty of stories of huge companies flying guys and girls out around the world to participate in their events and communicate to the public on behalf of the brand. Sounds like a pretty cool lifestyle to me.
You could either get contacted by a company out of the blue offering you sponsorship opportunities or you could contact companies yourself. I have done it both ways and it worked out well for me. Personally, I am still receiving a few hundred dollars’ worth of goodies a month and have saved thousands of dollars in the past year alone.