The amount of followers that you need at minimum on Instagram in order to get paid is only 5,000. That may sound like a lot but that's not all that you need. You also have to make 308 posts that are sponsored in a year. This will be able to get you roughly $100,000 per year. So it does have some work to put into it but in the long run it will have been well worth it. Also, if you get anywhere from 2,000 to 10,000 followers then you are able to receive up to $250 per image that is posted.