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How to Set Up Your Instagram Payout Account Settings for the Reels Plays Bonus Program

August 10, 2022

One of the most exciting new features that instagram has released is the Reels Plays Bonus program! This program allows content creators and business owners to create additional income from the Reels they’re creating! That said, one of the questions we get a lot is how you set up your Instagram payout settings for the Reels Plays Bonus program! This week’s video is short and sweet, but will definitely help you bring in that extra money. Let’s get started. 


Things to Know about the Reels Plays Bonus Program

When it comes to payouts, you must be a business or creator account to take advantage of this feature. If you’re still waiting to be invited, make sure that your account is on the right setting. Once that’s done, you will have to earn $100 before you see your first payment. Payments are released on the 21st of the month (for the previous month’s work), as a head’s up! Once the payment has happened, it could take up to a week for it to show into the bank account you’ve chosen for your direct deposit. Remember to set up your connecting bank account at least 10 days prior to the first payment date you’re expecting, too! This will ensure nothing interrupts your Reels Plays Bonus payout. 

How to Set Up Your Payout Account

When you set up the Reels Plays Bonus program, it will prompt you to set up the payment methods. They’re going to want the email you use for PayPal, as that’s how they pay you – so make sure to use your business account on PayPal to get started. This also helps you from a bankkeeping standpoint – all of your business income is in one place! 

On the top of your profile, tap on “professional dashboard”, scroll down to where it says “bonuses” and hit that. Once you’re inside that dashboard, select “settings” and you’ll be able to adjust the payment settings for your Reels Plays Bonus program payouts! Review all of your information and confirm that your Plays Bonuses are set up. You should be ready to go after that! 

There you have it! I hope this tutorial was super helpful as you begin to use the Reels Plays Bonus program for your profile. 

Other Reels Resources 

I also offer a free one-hour Instagram Reels class if you want more help with how to grow your reach, followers, and customers with Reels in 2 hours a month! You can sign up for that HERE. And, if you have questions or want some extra support, I’ve got a FREE Reels Growth Facebook Community that you can join. I absolutely love getting to chat with everyone and help them work through their questions about Reels!

  1. Amy Schomann says:

    Thanks for this! What if I don’t have the “Bonuses” option on my Professional Dashboard? And yes, I’m a creator. Thank you.

  2. Tarak Nath Pal says:

    I loved this reels

  3. Rebecca eden says:

    Hi I didn’t remember to hit the reels bonus on my first five videos but it says there in the program & I have 5 days left I just reposted using the bonus button but not sure if they are accepted it says all 5 were and it says 10 per play but I didn’t tag them are the first five counted or do I make more

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