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How This Photographer Made $15,000 In One Day On Instagram

Brooklyn-based photographer Daniel Arnold goes from having trouble making rent to making bank.

How This Photographer Made $15,000 In One Day On Instagram
[Image: Flickr user eirikso]

Instagram is, of course, a good way for brands to connect with consumers, but there’s also an ROI for hobby photographers.

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Forbes has an article on Brooklyn-based photographer Daniel Arnold, who ended up making $15,000 in one day after deciding to sell his Instagram photos. When he looked at his bank account earlier this week and saw it only had a balance of $90.03, he decided to turn to the photo-sharing app, posting this message to his 22,000 followers Wednesday:

Hello, I just turned 34 this second. For one day only I am selling 4×6 prints of whatever you want from my Instagram archive for $150 each. I swear I will never sell anything this cheap again. If you’re interested, send a screenshot of the photo(s) of your choice to arnoldaniel@gmail.com (one d) and I will send a paypal invoice, followed by a signed print. Easy peasy. Happy my birthday. I love you truly.

The requests soon flowed in, totaling $15,000. According to Forbes, one buyer was willing to pay $1,000 for any photo with more than 1,000 likes.

About the author

Based in San Francisco, Alice Truong is Fast Company's West Coast correspondent. She previously reported in Chicago, Washington D.C., New York and most recently Hong Kong, where she (left her heart and) worked as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal.

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