We’ll use an example of a fictional fashion influencer, and we’ll call her Sally. Sally lives in Los Angeles and has around a million subscribers across her primary social media channels, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat. Now let’s pretend that you’re an advertiser for a boutique clothing line with a store located along the coast in Orange County looking to tap into a younger niche market. Influencers like Sally would be great to add leverage to your marketing since her promoting your brand would automatically gain credibility from her subscribers, in addition to increasing your customer base and conversions.
Merch by Amazon – If you use Merch by Amazon then you don’t need to set up your own online store – all products are simply displayed on Amazon’s website. Simply upload your artwork to your Amazon Merch account, and add the product information and price. Amazon will then create a product page for your work, and when you receive orders they will print and ship. (Merch by Amazon only prints onto T-shirts and is only available in the US).
Shopping on Instagram allows brands to add shoppable tags to their images. As you can see from the image above, these tags contain a product’s name and price. However, if Instagrammers click on a tag, extra information about this product will be displayed on their screen. Importantly, and super excitingly for eCommerce stores, a View on Website call to action button will also be displayed with the extra product info. This button will link directly to the product page on the brand’s online shop.
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.
Das zweite große Problem von Instagram-Affiliate-Projekten ist die Gewinnung von Influencern und Brands. Bisher läuft das für Doberschütz aber ganz gut: „Wir haben 200 Influencer angeschrieben, die hatten so zwischen 10.000 und 50.000 Follower.“ Von diesen hätten etwa 15 Prozent Interesse bekundet. „Wir haben jetzt 25 Influencer im Portfolio, Ende April sollen es 50 sein.“ Doberschütz sieht seine Chance bei Modebloggern, die zwar nicht zu den absoluten Follower-Königen gehören, aber bei ihrer Zielgruppe authentisch ankommen. Insgesamt erreicht StyleLike über die 25 Influencer über 390.000 Instagram-Nutzer. In den zwei Wochen hat Doberschütz so über 10.000 Affiliate-Link-Klicks generiert. Wie viele Verkäufe am Ende dabei herum kommen, erzählt er nicht. Denn die Affiliate-Provisionen sind seine Einnahmequelle. Die Influencer bekommen einen monatlichen Festbetrag. „Wir zahlen Pauschalbeträge, das ist bei Influencern mit ‚kleinerer’ Reichweite so gelernt und außerdem bekommen sie so ihr Geld sofort“, erklärt uns Doberschütz. Anders als Liketoknow.it bekommen die Influencer bei Stylelike ihr Geld also im Voraus, das Startup muss dann mit den Affiliate-Provisionen die Ausgaben wieder reinbekommen. Die an die Influencer gezahlten Beträge ergeben sich laut dem StyleLike-Gründer aus den Followern und der Engagement-Rate (Likes und Kommentare). Größtenteils lägen die Zahlungen bei 100 Euro im Monat.
Shopping on Instagram allows brands to add shoppable tags to their images. As you can see from the image above, these tags contain a product’s name and price. However, if Instagrammers click on a tag, extra information about this product will be displayed on their screen. Importantly, and super excitingly for eCommerce stores, a View on Website call to action button will also be displayed with the extra product info. This button will link directly to the product page on the brand’s online shop.
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.
I personally use Reward Style, which is a little more exclusive (there’s an application process involved). It’s more fashion based, which is not as ideal for me, and as thus I’ve recently signed up for Link Share (Rakukaten) as well. To give you an idea, I’m making about $100 per month (which is really not a lot) with Reward Style – meaning blog visitors are spending about $1500-2000 through affiliate links. I only link about 20% of my links through them though, since a lot of the home decor / baby items I share on my blog aren’t part of the Reward Style program. Once I’ve had some experience with other affiliate programs and how well they work for a lifestyle blogger like myself, I’ll make sure to update this post.

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Instagram hat sich zu einem wichtigen Marketingkanal für visuelle Kommunikation entwickelt. Bereits 86 Prozent der Top 100 Unternehmen sind mittlerweile auf Instagram aktiv – mit einer nachweisbaren Erfolgsquote für ihr Produkt. “Marken und Konsumenten standen sich noch nie so nah wie auf Instagram”. Deshalb sollten Unternehmen die Möglichkeiten ihrer Marketingstrategien ausschöpfen und sich auf Instagram anmelden.
When you are posting a photo make sure you use relevant tags. Including hashtags means more engagement and likes. To find the best tags for your content you need to research your audience to find out what hashtags they are using on their posts. Posting the most popular tags won’t necessarily help you in the long run. For example, a travel blogger should have travel related tags. If they were to include a hashtag about vitamins it wouldn’t necessarily fit with their content. If you include a hashtag that doesn’t fit with your niche, people will be less likely to engage with you.
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