Monetizing a blog or social media platform is a pretty hot and oftentimes polarizing topic. There are some people who are absolutely fascinated by the fact that bloggers and social media influencers can earn money (and sometimes lots of it!) for merely posting photos of themselves and their life. Others think that posting sponsored content somehow “taints” your online presence. Personally, I’m of the camp that nobody should work for free. Growing a blog and Instagram takes a lot of time and effort, so you should absolutely be paid for your effort. If you’re interested in turning your blog or Instagram into a money-making business, read on for my comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to monetize these platforms.