While Instagram and its users are battling over the right for photo ownership (CEO Kevin Systrom wrote a superb PR blog post on the official blog, check it out, it’s quite masterful) the New York Times made a report about how users are making money using Instagram and it is interesting:
Services like Printstagram, for example, let people turn their Instagram images into prints, wall calendars and stickers. A group of designers are building a digital picture frame for Instagram photos. Some early users of the service are leveraging their expertise and sizable followings and starting consulting agencies, advising big-name brands on how best to use Instagram themselves.
And others have simply realized that the app is a great place to post photos of things they are trying to sell. Jenn Nguyen, 26, who lives in Irvine, Calif., has 8,300 followers on Instagram, where she posts images of lavishly made-up women who are wearing her brand of false eyelashes.