Bookstagram, Discussion

Discussion: Monetizing Bookstagram and Book Blogs

An interesting discussion crossed my Twitter feed this week.

I’ve been in the bookish blogging world for almost 8 years now and talk of making money from book blogging has almost been taboo.

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Bookstagram 101: What Do You Want To Know?

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I’ve been posting about bookstagram and the in and outs of it.

I’ve talked about hashtags, upgrading your account to a Creator account, starting a bookstagram account with no money, my favorite bookstagram apps, & finally how to be an AWESOME bookstagrammer.

These were topics that really spoke to me which is why I shared them. Now I want to know what you’re interested in. There are lots of articles that are focused on Instagram but much of that doesn’t really translate to bookstagram well.

Please comment below with questions or topics you’d like to see discussed on the blog. You can also contact me here.


Quick Guide to Bookstagram Hashtags

Oh, hashtags. Why must you be a necessary evil? If you can figure out the right hashtags, your account can grow without a lot of effort. If you’re not using the ‘right’ ones, your account can feel like it’s stagnant.

Last updated: 12/6/19

This isn’t a comprehensive guide but rather some inspiration to change and play with your hashtags.

Looking for more bookstagram help? I’ve got you covered.

If you’re needing additional hashtag inspiration, try Display Purposes. You can put hashtags in and the site will generate some relevant other hashtags for you to try.

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Is Is Worth Making Your Bookstagram Account Into A Creator Account?

Bookstagram has become a very popular hobby for bookworms in recent years. Bookstagram is for everyone who loves to read. You have accounts that snap quick shots of what they’re currently reading. You have others who spend hours setting up photos. There’s not a wrong way to do it.

Until recently Instagram had two account types: Personal and Business. Personal is just what it sounds like. It’s the basic account that most people are using. No bells and whistles but you’re easily able to share pictures of your life.

Business is geared towards businesses. Many Instagrammers who take their hobby seriously have switched their accounts to business accounts to unlock the insights. The biggest downside to business accounts is you have to create a Facebook page. It’s not hard to do but it feels unnecessary unless you plan on using a Facebook page.

Instagram (and companies) have started to recognize the power of the influencer (including bookstagram influencers). As a result, Instagram has rolled out a third account type: Creator.

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Starting a Bookstagram Account With Little to No Money

Bookstagram has only grown in popularity over the years. It’s been an amazing hobby for me. I get to talk books with people who love books as much as I do! It can be really easy to spend a lot of money if you love books as much as I do. Bookstagram is full of bookish candles, flowers, crowns, bookish merch, and of course BOOKS. I’m sure some people have stayed away from making a bookstagram account because they don’t have the money to spend to make their account look they way they want.

I’m here to show you some ideas you can use to get yourself an awesome bookstagram account without breaking the bank.

Here’s how to rock #bookstagram without breaking the bank.

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