There’s been a growing trend of people using their pets to become an influencer. Some do it for the money, and some do it for sheer love for their pets.
But no matter what your intentions are, people will always love looking at cute dogs.
However, it’s not just a matter of taking 30 pictures a day and uploading them to your pets Instagram page, there’s a lot more to it than that.
So today I want to shed some light on how to make your dog an Instagram influencer.
Without further ado, lets get right into it.
Emphasize Your Dogs Personality
Not every dog can become an influencer, but if your dog stands out from others, make sure you emphasize that.
If it’s ugly, it can become famous for being the most ugliest dog.
If it’s the cutest dog in the world, it will be known for that.
Other traits you can emphasize are humor, personality, poses, size, and many more.
There’s a growing trend of fat cats, simply because they are cute as hell.
Maybe your dog has short legs, long legs, always looks grumpy, has the best smile, or looks cute laying down, you want to capture these moments and share them with the world.
Draw Inspiration from Other Pages and Platforms
There’s a wealth of pictures on dog poses on Instagram and Pinterest.
Don’t flat-out copy, but you can draw inspiration from them to make your own pictures that much better.
This will give you a good idea about what works and what doesn’t.
In addition to that, network with the creators of these pages.
It’s always good to network with like-minded people to share ideas.
You never know, you might be able to collab with them one day, increasing your own follower-count as well as your friends’.
Invest In Dog Clothes and Accessories
Selfies get boring after awhile, so you’ll have to invest dog clothes and accessories to make your pictures better.
You should also invest in a decent camera to capture all of those great moments.
Take it a step further and take pictures in different locations; at the beach, sitting at a table, at the poolside, playing on the lawn, etc.
There are endless ways to increase your picture qualities, you’re only limited by your imagination.
That’s why it’s so important to check other dog influencers to draw inspiration and see what’s working for them.
Don’t Force Your Dog to Do Anything It Doesn’t Want to Do
There’s a growing audience of people specifically buying pets for the sole purpose of making them an influencer and making money.
Now there’s nothing wrong with that, but remember that your dog has to like it and enjoy what it’s doing.
If your dog is too tired to sit a certain position but you need another 2 pictures for the day, don’t force it.
If it doesn’t enjoy wearing sunglasses, don’t make it.
Likewise, if your dog doesn’t enjoy anything about what you’re doing, it doesn’t make sense to keep forcing it.
Some dogs are made for the spotlight and others just want to be left alone.
Always Have Your Camera Ready
Sometimes, well a lot of the time, your dog will do things that you absolutely can’t miss.
This is why you need to have your camera ready all the time.
Remember the best moments are the ones that aren’t planned.
A pictures says a thousand words. The more natural a photo is, the better.
Post in Human Voice or Dog Voice
You can alternate between the two, but what I mean by this is when you post your description you can post as your dog or human.
Posting in third-person works incredibly well but don’t be afraid to mix it up sometimes and post as your dog.
The key to making the description work and stand out is to be funny, this gets the most likes and shares.
Post Consistently With Hashtags
It’s 100% true that the more you post, the more exposure your pictures get and the more followers you gain.
Someone that posts 7x per week will more likely grow their IG account faster than someone that posts once per week.
You should also use relatable hashtags.
The hashtags do not need to be highly relevant, but they need to be relatable.
As long as they’re in the 10,000 – 100,000 post number, that is good enough.
Remember that hashtags are for getting exposure for some type of action, it could be a like, share or follow.
You’re allowed 30 hashtags but I only recommend about 15 – 20 to not look like a spammer.
Hashtag examples are:
Instagram will give you a list of similar hashtags which I highly recommend that you use.
How to Make Money From Your Dogs Newfound Influencer Status
Many of you may be wondering how you actually make money once you start racking up the followers.
Fortunately you won’t have to go far, especially not in the beginning.
Many brands will contact you first anyway, even as a micro influencer.
Now if you want to work with bigger brands that pay more, then you will need to reach out to them.
But there are hundreds of ways to monetize your dogs influencer page.
You can sell dog toys, treats, dog clothing, and even gain sponsorship deals.
Sponsorships can earn you a fixed monthly income as long as you give them a certain number of promotions per month.
Either way, making money as a dog influencer works and it will continue to work for years to come.
Everyone loves looking at cute dogs, and brands need to market their products, which is where you come in.
Well that pretty much wraps up this article.
I think I covered everything, but if you still have any questions or concerns, I’m open to answering them.
Leave all your comments and questions down below and I’ll get back to you asap.