Issue #3: Instagram Hashtag SaaS Idea
How about making money from Instagram...
The creator economy is rapidly growing. How about you make some money from it.
A lot of creators use Instagram daily and they need the right hashtags to get more engagements to be able to get more views and followers.
Instagram creators/influencer must get the right suggestions of hashtags to use in their posts which is usually trending hashtags and hashtags that match their posts e.g a cat picture should have hashtags like:
#cats #catsofinstagram #cat #catlover #catlife #catlovers #instacat #pets #kitten #meow #kittens #catoftheday #kitty #love #cute #pet #petsofinstagram #kittensofinstagram #cutecats #catlove
It’s a simple tool but when built can be very useful for creators and influencers on Instagram.
How difficult is it to build?
It’s not too difficult to build. You would need a list of hashtags which you can get by scraping the Instagram hashtag list.
You can also get hashtags related to a term from this API, for example:
It is highly recommended that you urlencode your search query term.
<?php $searchTerm = 'cat'; $url = 'https://www.instagram.com/web/search/topsearch/?context=blended&query=%23' .urlencode($searchTerm); print_r(json_decode(file_get_contents($url)));
For example, this API would give you access to various hashtags and data about them.
You need a skilled developer or you can hire me to help develop the solution.
You can make your SaaS the following:
A web app
A chrome/browser extension
A mobile app (Android/IOS)
It's possible to charge based on usage (total search terms/seed keywords in a month) or a flat fee with maybe additional features.
You can charge as much as $4 to $15/month for a start.
You might be wondering about the level of support you need to provide to your customers. From my research, as long as you make a tutorial video on how to use it then you won’t have to provide much support. This is because it is easy to use.
You can provide extra support with live chat or email support.
You can promote it in:
Twitter (including Twitter communities)
Facebook groups (especially with influencers)
Create your own YouTube instructional/demo video
Create an affiliate program
Work on your Google Play Store ASO - app store optimization (you can hire me to help)
Write an article on Medium to promote it (You get free SEO traffic).
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This solution requires you to have:
Webhook to handle payment
Rotating IP provider for scrapping mass data (optional)
You can go for a low VPS server for about $50 to $200 per year.
👉 Now make your SAAS or hire me to help you build it.
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