Don’t Buy Fake Followers – Although brands might be impressed at first glance with your follower numbers, it won’t take long for them to realize that your audience isn’t worth paying for. A few clicks to check on engagement levels and how your followers have responded to your posts will tell them that you have bought your followers, not organically grown your audience. This isn’t the type of audience that will get results for businesses, and consequently, people won’t want to pay you to promote their posts.

Kevin Curry, is more famously known by his Instagram and YouTube name “FitMenCook”. As the founder of FitMenCook, Kevin encourages people to live their life in a healthy way. Through his Instagram posts, Kevin shares recipes designed for both men and women who want to eat healthy to maintain the work they put in at the gym. This Instagram foodie influencer has a YouTube channel with over 400k subscribers and over 1.1 million people follow him on Instagram.
Do your due diligence and research your potential partner. Do any red flags pop up when you Google their name? Is there bad buzz around them in their specific niche? Do they play well with other Influencers and/or brands? This is important because the minute you attach your brand to a bad Influencer, it may take a long time for your reputation to recover.
There’s not quite as much consensus online with what is a good rate to charge for a blog post. Some say $100 per 10,000 monthly page views (not uniques) is a good starting point, others create a rate based on the number of hours you put into each post (at least $50 per hour for post creation, $100 per hour for photography). I would say take both of these into consideration. If you have 10,000 monthly page views but spend 10 hours putting each post together, that would be just above minimum wage if you went with the first calculation. That’s hardly worth your time. I would say the minimum you should charge for a lifestyle post with beautiful photography is $200 plus $100 per 10,000 monthly page views. It would surprise me if you can spit out a blog post – photography, editing, writing – in under 4 hours and your time is absolutely worth $50 / hour. That’s just my personal opinion though, coming from a very visual (and time-intensive) lifestyle blog.

Jeder Marketingkanal bedarf einer speziellen Marketingstrategie – so auch Instagram. Zum Beispiel sind veröffentlichte Bilder nicht mit einer URL bzw. einem Link versehen. Zudem können Nutzer keine Bilder teilen. Dadurch ist es schwierig, unmittelbaren Traffic oder eine Konversion zu messen. Instagram ist daher als digitaler Branding Kanal einzuordnen.
You will see that I created a simple image with some selling features, noting the SALE, warranty, RETURNS and a big SWIPE UP which was pointing to my http://bit.ly/amazonferrariwatch URL I created from the Amazon Associates Affiliate Offering code (yea it’s a mouthful) but it’s the big long messy URL in the image below (which is from Bit.ly dashboard). This is an amazing officially licensed Ferrari watch backed with a 2 year warranty and FREE returns. It doesn’t get any nicer of a “sell” than offering all these things to an automotive enthusiast following like I have!
Was möchte dein Publikum überhaupt für Inhalte sehen? Da du nicht ein x-beliebiges Publikum ansprechen möchtest, sondern zielgruppengerichtete Inhalte liefern willst, ist diese Frage von großer Bedeutung. Mache dir Gedanken, um die Personen, die du mit deinem Account erreichen möchtest. Dafür ist es sinnvoll, Themenfelder von Interesse zu finden. Um diese zu entdecken, ist es von Nutzen eine Buyer-Persona zu kreieren. So hast du im Anschluss eine Vorstellung von den hauptsächlichen Interessen deiner Follower und kannst so einen idealen und vor allem spezifischen Content erstellen.
Hi Stef, so sorry to hear you still haven’t gotten your money back. Ugh how frustrating! After the fact I’ve heard several not-so-great accounts of Modern Thrive so I am definitely much more careful now. I’ve reported her as well to the Consumer Protection Agency and to Instagram, but I’m not sure it’s helped. At least in terms of content, I’ve now covered everything I would have covered during the workshop and lots more in these three posts. It’s the least I can do!

Bei Instagram entdeckt man manchmal Hashtags wie #ad oder #sponsored. Doch laut der Rechtsprechung reicht das nicht aus. Einen Medieninhalt mit dem Hinweis „Sponsored“ oder „Sponsored by“ zu versehen, ist nach Urteilen des Bundesgerichtshofs (Urteil vom 06.02.2014, I ZR 2/11) und des Landgerichts München (Urteil vom 31.07.2015 – 4 HK O 21172/14) nicht zu empfehlen. Die Richter argumentieren damit, dass die englischsprachigen Begriffe nicht jedem geläufig sind. Einige Anwälte, zum Beispiel Nina Diercks im UPLOAD Magazin, sehen jedoch die Möglichkeit, dass sich diese Situation in Zukunft ändert, weil die Bezeichnung auf Instagram sehr häufig verwendet wird. Bis dahin gilt jedoch: Lieber auf Nummer sicher gehen.


Mitte 2015 sackt Rewardstyle ein 15 Millionen Dollar-Investment unter anderem von Maverick Capital ein. Das Hauptprodukt des Unternehmens ist ein Affiliate-Netzwerk für Fashion-Blogger, das 2015 für 500 Millionen US-Dollar in Sales gesorgt haben soll. Mit dem Geld schiebt Rewardstyle aber auch ein neueres Projekt international an: Liketoknow.it. Der Dienst erlaubt es Influencern, Publishern und Brands, unter ihre Instagram-Posts Affiliate-Links zu den gezeigten Produkten zu setzen – zumindest indirekt.
Follower vertrauen ihren Idolen und kaufen sich gern die empfohlenen Produkte – eine perfekte Marketingstrategie vieler Firmen. Vor allem ist der kreative Spielraum für die Zusammenarbeit mit Bloggern riesig. Sie sind ein einflussreicher Werbeträger in der heutigen Zeit. Dabei können Unternehmen sowohl Online- als auch Offline Projekte mit ihnen konzipieren. Am Ende soll sich die Partnerschaft auch in höheren Umsätzen sichtbar machen.
As an affiliate manager, the evolution of influencers in the performance marketing space is a trend I have kept a close eye on. Early on, I saw the value of content affiliates, but remained a minority among my peers. Now, the tide has changed. Influencer marketing has infiltrated the affiliate marketing world. Merchants see the value of influencers’ reviews for conversions and requests for affiliate managers to recruit influencers have grown exponentially. Affiliate managers now spend much of their time diligently crafting custom emails with the hopes of recruiting the next top performing influencer. However, many of these hours are wasted because of one common mistake. Many managers overlook the first essential step in the recruitment process: creating the prospect list.  An unqualified list results in failure, no matter how brilliant your recruitment outreach.
Lokalisiere jeglichen Content. Doch warum ist das sinnvoll? User können über die Suchfunktion bei Instagram nach Orten suchen. So hast du deinerseits die Möglichkeit, mehr Aufmerksamkeit zu generieren, lokale Nutzer, aber auch Personen, die sich für den Ort auf Instagram interessieren, anzusprechen. Immerhin zeigt eine Studie, dass Posts mit Geotagging knapp 80 Prozent mehr Engagement hervorrufen als Inhalte ohne Ortsangabe.
Facebook users may be declining, but there are still billions of users to segment and target. In the example below, the influencer goes one step further than simply showing the products she’s promoting. She also includes a video overview of her experience. This approach is important because followers don’t have to make a decision based solely on her word: they can watch her use the product and make a decision based on that. Using video also gives an authentic feel to the campaign because it’s easier for followers to imagine that this influencer uses these products.
In der Regel wird ein Großteil des Einkommens einer Affiliate-Seite über Googles organische Suche generiert. Wie die letzten Jahre gezeigt haben, wird der Algorithmus immer intelligenter und trifft nicht selten Nischenseiten besonders hart. Google ist dabei nicht gezielt hinter Affiliate Marketer her, sondern viele Projekte sind schlicht und einfach minderwertig. Google Penguin, Google Panda und auch Google Fred heißen die Schreckgespenster.
As an affiliate manager, the evolution of influencers in the performance marketing space is a trend I have kept a close eye on. Early on, I saw the value of content affiliates, but remained a minority among my peers. Now, the tide has changed. Influencer marketing has infiltrated the affiliate marketing world. Merchants see the value of influencers’ reviews for conversions and requests for affiliate managers to recruit influencers have grown exponentially. Affiliate managers now spend much of their time diligently crafting custom emails with the hopes of recruiting the next top performing influencer. However, many of these hours are wasted because of one common mistake. Many managers overlook the first essential step in the recruitment process: creating the prospect list.  An unqualified list results in failure, no matter how brilliant your recruitment outreach.
I look forward to seeing if/how this $57k investment pays off for you. It’s a pretty interesting experiment to say the least. I have the same dilemma with the Instagram account I just created for my bow tie company, Chringle & Co. I see how the fashion accounts that get tons of attention operate, but I’m not flashy enough to organize a daily photo shoot to showcase my #details. Dah well, hopefully I can use the approach you have and work with other Instagram models and fashion-forward individuals in the coming months.
Eines dieser Instagram-Profile ist „Megachats“ mit 450.000 Followern. Die über 400 Beiträge bestehen größtenteils aus Screenshots von Whatsapp-Chats, die leidlich witzig sind, aber anscheinend perfekt bei der Zielgruppe funktionieren. Das Wachstum des Accounts ist beeindruckend: In den letzten 30 Tagen gewann Megachats laut dem Analysetool Socialblade über 60.000 Follower. Pro Tag kommen zwischen 1.500 und 3.000 Fans dazu. Offenbar betreibt derjenige oder diejenige hinter Megachats noch weitere Instagram-Kanäle und kommt insgesamt so auf über 1,8 Millionen Follower.
Vantaggi per tutti: l’azienda Daniel Wellington ottiene una massa di pubblicazioni sui propri prodotti, con conseguente notorietà e tracciamento certo del ROI dell’iniziativa; gli affiliati hanno un motivo evidente per promuovere gratuitamente Daniel Wellington (in cambio di commissioni); i clienti finali possono godere di sconti da spendere nell’e-commerce online del brand.
I find some of comments about this post typical excessive western self-indulgence. While I personally don’t believe in objectifying women. I don’t think Neil did any of that. His goal was to figure out how to best leverage Instagram. He looked at some of the most effective users and attempted to duplicate their success. He then, free of charge, shared the results with you and all some of us have got as a response is to scold and berate him. You’re getting free information from the experimentation of a world class expert. Get over yourself. These women are already on instagram, have a following and post attractive photos for the world to see. Neil didn’t coax them into doing something they aren’t already doing. Some of you instead of contributing to the experiment and the conversation by offering constructive advice, such as, “I don’t think this methodology works well with your brand”; instead choose to take the opportunity to put Neil down. The amount of unnecessary self-righteousness is ridiculous. You don’t spend money with Neil, yet you walk away with extremely valuable information and all you’ve got to offer is a huge hissy fit. Get over yourselves.
Tip#2 is to go sign up for elink,io right now. It’s a free tool that lets you post multiple links on your instagram bio which is super helpful to increase profits for us affiliate marketers. You can share links to multiple different landing pages and offers which is great for split testing, while you simultaneously share links to your other social media, and even your website. So now you don’t have to choose between a link to your landing or a link to your youtube channel, you can have both…. And no i’m not sponsored by them.
Ideally, you should take photos of yourself holding the product. You may also want to create posts that show the effect of the product. If you’re an affiliate marketer for makeup, you might post a before and after photo of what you look like before and after you put on the makeup. There are a ton of ways to do this – how you choose to market the product or service is completely up to you.
Ben & Jerry´s ist ein US-amerikanischer Speiseeishersteller. Mit über 500.000 Abonennten auf Instagram postet das Unternehmen regelmäßig Beiträge (linkes Bild), dazu zählen Rezepte oder spezielle Eissorten der Marke (mittiges Bild). Außerdem nutzt die Firma Instagram, um beispielsweise gemeinsam mit Greenpeace auf Missstände in der Ölindustrie aufmerksam zu machen.

Die einfachste und schnellste Art, um Instagram Werbung schalten zu können, ist über die App. Du startest die mobile Anwendung und hebst einen Beitrag hervor, den Du auf der Plattform teilst. Nun kannst Du erfassen, wie viele Nutzer Deinen Beitrag ansehen und mit dem Inhalt interagieren. Mit dem bewährten Werbeanzeigenmanager kannst Du professionelle Social Media Werbung erstellen und verwalten. Das praktische Tool ist für mobile Endgeräte und für Desktop-Computer verfügbar. Du kannst mit dem Manager Deine Werbekampagnen, verschiedene Werbeanzeigengruppen und einzelne Werbeanzeigen einrichten. Die laufenden Kosten für Instagram Werbung lassen sich ebenfalls anpassen. Du kannst zu jederzeit Änderungen an Deinen Werbekampagnen vornehmen und Dir die Ergebnisse anzeigen lassen.
In der Regel wird mit einem Trackable Link oder Promo-Code gearbeitet, um sicherzustellen, dass Klicks tatsächlich zu Verkäufen führen. Da Instagram bislang keine Links außerhalb des Profils erlaubt, können Sie nur einen Trackable Link zur Zeit benutzen. Das macht Promo-Codes zur besseren Option für Instagram, da man diese in einen Post einbauen kann.

LIVESTRONG is a popular health and wellness site. They provide readers with content to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle. They don’t sell products on their site, but sites like these are able to promote products, like yours, on their site and generate an income based on the purchases their audience makes on your site. Choose affiliates whose content closely matches your product, so that site visitors are already primed and interested to take the next step and click through.
To be a leader in affiliate marketing, networks and agencies must recognize that advertisers are seeking more than just one-off leads or incremental sales. They want advocates and storytellers who can engage potential shoppers, demonstrate vertical expertise, and strengthen brand loyalty to inspire a long-term relationship. Influencers allow brands to take advantage of all the benefits of affiliate marketing, including transparency and guaranteed exposure while adding the power to connect with shoppers and strengthen brand affinity. Affiliate marketing is a proven channel, strengthened by its access to data and quantifiable results. The opportunity is now for both advertisers and their affiliate networks to embrace influencer marketing and make it as cost-effective and transparent as they have affiliate marketing. In this case, the whole – affiliate marketing and influencer marketing – is definitely greater than the sum of its parts.

Earnings are what matter to most affiliates. Our commissions indicate how we are performing, which is why affiliate marketing is also called performance and commissioned-based marketing. You can monitor traffic to your website in which case Google Analytics will do the trick. To learn more about your audience, measure reach, and track engagement, check out Instagram Insights (for business profiles), Hootsuite Analytics, and Iconosquare.


We have advised e-commerce professionals on methods of attracting top affiliates to their affiliate marketing programs. But some have come back and reported that those methods are not enough. They feel that they are stuck in a chicken-and-egg situation where people are willing to try them out only after they have heard good things about them. And that sort of reasoning will help you promote your affiliate program.
Er ist der Mitbegründer von Neil Patel Digital. Das Wall Street Journal zählt ihn zu den Top-Influencern im Web. Laut Forbes ist er einer der 10 besten Vermarkter und laut Entrepreneur Magazine hat er eins der 100 erfolgreichsten Unternehmen gegründet. Neil ist ein New York Times Bestseller Autor. Er wurde bereits vor seinem 30. Lebensjahr von Präsident Obama und vor seinem 35. Lebensjahr von den United Nations als Top 100 Unternehmer ausgezeichnet.

Mit Instagram Geld verdienen ist garnicht so schwer. Man muss halt - wie so oft im Leben - irgendwo anfangen. Der aus meiner Sicht wichtigste Aspekt ist bei Instagram jedoch die Authentizität von Inhalten und Followern. Wer mit geklauten Fake-Bildern oder gekauften Followern Geld verdienen will, der wird nicht all zu weit kommen. Vielleicht klappt es kurzfristig. Ein nachhaltiges Modell ist aber immer empfehlenswerter. Weitere Geschäftsmodelle um online Geld verdienen zu können findest du auch hier.
It’s easy to get caught up in numbers when creating an influencer recruitment list. Seeing a number with the magical “k” after it, representing 10,000’s of eyes versus hundreds, is enough to make a manager salivate while calculating that 3% conversion to revenue. However, when recruiting influencers to affiliate marketing, bigger is not always better. The power of the micro-influencer, an influencer with less than 10,000 followers, is one you want to harness for your program. In my experience, the micro-influencer outperforms the mega influencer time and time again. I am not alone in this discovery. HelloSociety says engagement rates are 60% higher with micro versus mega influencers. in addition to higher engagement with your brand, you will also have higher response rates on your outreach with micro influencers. Smaller influencers are more likely to participate in affiliate marketing and listen to recommendations that translate to more sales.”
Most affiliate networks these days offer an option to set a specific coupon code as “forced exclusive” to a specific affiliate publisher. This means that any time that coupon code is used, even if no affiliate link was clicked previously, the specific affiliate which the code is tied to always gets commission for sales where customers use that code. This is especially helpful if customers happen to visit a coupon site or a different bottom funnel affiliate before making their purchase when the Instagram influencer was the true referrer for the sale and deserves the proper credit.
Warum der Hashtag Werbung ausreicht, bleibt mir nach wie vor ein Rätsel. Ich mein, warum zwingt man die ganzen “Influencer” nicht dazu, klar und deutlich Werbung oder Anzeige zu schreiben, wenn sie dort schon mit Beiträgen Geld verdienen? Ein Hashtag ist nur ein Hashtag von vielen und viele hängen das #Werbung auch nur am Ende, bei all den anderen Hashtags mit dran. Ganz merkwürdige Regelung, wie ich finde.

At a direct conversion of $39/month subscription, you will receive $19.50/month commission at 50% each month. While you are sending traffic and referrals, you will receive $19.50 every month until that 1 sale cancels.  In addition, they may sign up as affiliates through your referral and you will be able to see who you referred that signed up. We will also pay you an additional 5% of your referred affiliate’s commissions!
Before you can even begin to think about monetizing your blog or social media, you’ll need to grow your online presence. Get readers to your blog and followers to your social media accounts. I wrote up a detailed post on how to start and grow a lifestyle blog here and how to grow your Instagram account here. If you’re looking at a different type of blog or a different social media platform, a lot of what I wrote would probably still apply but I would also google around to see the best ways to grow a blog in your niche and any other social media accounts you’re focusing on.
Kimberly Kardashian West, American reality television personality and socialite has recently dropped down in rankings too. She fell from the third rank to number six currently with 104 million followers. She’s the most popular member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan on Instagram, posting mostly about herself, her family members, and her brand KKW Beauty.
Influencer marketing is on the up, as demonstrated by an online survey conducted by Influencermarketinghub.com. Statistics devised from the survey show that the search term “influencer marketing” has increased by 325% in 12 months, and a large proportion of businesses are seeing a return of roughly seven times their investment. In response, businesses are increasing the amount spent on influencer marketing.
It’s highly advisable when working with influencers in your affiliate program to work out an agreement with them where they get some free product and create their own content for their feed featuring your product. Followers are a lot more likely to engage with a sponsored post that has a personal touch attached to it. The ultimate reason we work with influencers in the first place is because they influence people to buy certain products. There’s no better way to do this than with a personalized post consisting of product you gave to them.
Deine Zielgruppe und der Wettbewerb spielen bei den Kosten für Instagram Werbung ebenfalls eine Rolle. Die Kosten für eine Werbeanzeige auf der Plattform Instagram werden höher, wenn es andere Unternehmen gibt, die mit Dir um die gleiche Zielgruppe konkurrieren. Findest Du eine Nische, sinken die Kosten für die Instagram Werbung. Es macht definitiv einen großen Unterschied im Hinblick auf die Kosten, zu welcher Jahreszeit Du eine Werbeanzeige auf Instagram schaltest. Gibst Du Werbeanzeigen vor Weihnachten oder vor Ostern auf, kämpfst Du mit viel mehr Unternehmen um die begrenzt verfügbaren Werbeflächen. Aufgrund dessen steigen die Preise für die Instagram Werbung.

Mit diesen Werbeanzeigen kannst Du Deinen Feed-Content auf Instagram Stories deutlich aufwerten. Das Besondere an den speziellen Anzeigen ist, dass Deine Bilder oder Videos den kompletten Bildschirm einnehmen. Die Story Ads bestehen aus Deinem Benutzernamen, dem Hinweis, einem Foto oder Video und aus einer optionalen Call-to-Action. Einen Beschreibungstext kannst Du nicht hinzufügen. Durch die Story Ads verbindest Du Dich täglich mit den über 300 Millionen Nutzern der Instagram Stories. Instagram empfiehlt für die Story Ads eine Auflösung von 1.080 x 1.920 Pixel und beschränkt die Maximalgröße von Videos auf 4 GB und Bildern auf 30 MB.


Instagram – Instagram excels with brand exposure, but the UI makes it less likely that followers will click to purchase. The scrolling style of viewing posts as well as the link only being available in the bio lends itself to quick Likes and fewer clicks. However, I have seen some Instagram influencers succeed using Instagram Stories.Instagram Stories provide the personal one on one engagement feel that lends itself to conversions as well as an explanation on how followers can click on the affiliate link.
Wichtig ist es ebenso die formellen Aspekte im Blick zu behalten. Wer regelmäßig mit Instagram Geld verdienen will, der macht das gewerblich. Beschäftige dich also mit den Grundlagen der Buchhaltung und setze von vor herein auf ein anständiges Setup mit z.B. FastBill. Ordentliche Angebote und Rechnungen wirken auch auf Kunden professioneller und erhöhen die Chance auf große Umsätze.
As you might already know, Instagram has made it possible and easy to switch between your personal and business accounts. Setting up a business profile has a number of advantages. It allows you to get access to real-time analytics and view the engagement metrics on particular posts. Users, in turn, can reach out to you by tapping the Contact button and taking a specific action afterwards, like making a call or sending you an email. In 2016, Instagram rolled out a new option for business accounts – Instagram for Business. It’s a great way to put the promoted product in front of your target audience in a few simple steps. Upgrade your business profile to Instagram for Business. Create a compelling, eye-catching post featuring the product. Select the target audience, budget, promotional content, CTA, and duration of the promotion. Once it’s done, you will see the button “Promote” under your post and be able to start running your ad on Instagram!
Coupon codes have always been an effective way to get people to buy something. Influencers like @cassieandrewsstyle has a product photograph, and in the blurb she includes a coupon. If it is an exclusive coupon code, then it has more draw because the discount is better than a normal coupon code. Not all coupon codes require a click to be tracked by an affiliate network, which is great news for these affiliates who want to promote an exclusive code but don’t want to include a link.

Since Instagram started in 2010, influencers have flocked to the platform to increase their audience, traffic, followers and engagement. With 29% of Instagram’s top posts coming from influencers or brand ambassadors, they are dominating the game when it comes to user generated content, and with statistics showing that Instagram has over 700 million monthly users it is now over twice the size of twitter. This isn’t something that should be ignored, especially for brands when they are looking at Instagram affiliate marketing strategies.
Selena GomezPop singer Selena Gomez, is currently the most followed person on Instagram with more than 131 million followers. She has made her way to the top of the list of Instagram influencers in 2018. Normally Selena Gomez posts about her music, political concerns, and pictures of herself and with her celebrity friends. According to Social Blade, she gains an average of 56K followers per day, and more than one million per month.
Sie können Ihre Fotos allerdings auch als Drucke und auf anderen Produkten so verkaufen, wie im letzten Abschnitt beschrieben. Mit Dienstleistern wie Printful und Teelaunch können Sie Ihre Fotos auf Plakate, Handycases, Kissen und vieles mehr drucken. Die Firmen kümmern sich um den Versand und Kundenbetreuung. Sie müssen sich nur um den Verkauf kümmern.
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