When you partner with an influencer with a large following, make sure there’s a clear CTA. The influencer will get engagement in the form of likes and comments, but you need their followers to click through to your page. Instead of asking an influencer to show your product and mention it by name, give them a promo code to share with their followers. The benefit of a special promo code is getting followers to act and the ability to track conversions based on it. For example, you can see how many people used the code to buy something during the campaign.

Die Entwicklung kennen wir von Facebook. Aus einem sozialen Netzwerk, in dem man vor allem Bilder und Status-Updates von Freunden sehen konnte, wurde schnell ein Medien-Hub. Das nutzten viele Publisher, um mit „viralen“ Posts Fans zu sammeln. Die kann man dann über Links zu den eigenen Seiten oder zu Partnern schicken und so mit der Reichweite verdienen. Doch das Geschäft ist schwierig geworden. Die organische Reichweite sinkt, auch weil Facebook mit seinem Algorithmus den Newsfeed der Nutzer bestimmt. Bei Instagram dagegen ist der Feed noch nicht durch einen Algorithmus gefiltert, es macht deshalb gerade den Eindruck, als würden Facebook-Publisher weiterziehen, um bei Instagram das Geschäftsmodell weiterzuführen. Dort häufen sich in letzter Zeit Accounts, die die gleiche Strategie verfolgen, wie erfolgreiche Facebook-Publisher: Witzige Beiträge für 14 bis 24 Jährige, um viele Follower einzusammeln.
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.
Another great way to get the most out of Instagram influencers in your affiliate program is to host a product giveaway with them. Influencers love running giveaways because they receive excellent engagement from them and gain a lot of new followers in the process. When you structure the giveaway with the influencer you do want to make sure that it’s not one sided and you get some new followers for your social media accounts as well. At the end of the day, it’s a great way to get some new followers and get some great marketing out there for the cost of your product, which is usually a brand’s preferred currency.
On the one hand I have to agree with some of previous commenters who failed to see a clear objective of this experiment. Was it to show how Instagram can help ALL types of businesses because to me the tactics you used seemed best suited to lifestyle/consumer brands not so much professional services. Also, as a female, and long-time reader of your blog, I was a little disappointed at the sexist overtones of some of your tactics – I don’t see how bikini clad models have to do with entrepreneurship or your brand in general.

Once you’ve established yourself as an expert in your field, you can create digital resources for your readers and followers to download for a fee. Travel guides, blogging tips, a fitness program, you name it. If people are loving what you’re “selling” (for free) on your blog or Instagram, chances are you’ll get interest in more detailed, targeting information that you only offer to those who are willing to shell out a few bucks.


If you’re not getting the types of collaborations you’re hoping for through e-mails alone, you can be proactive and reach out to brands yourselves. Do a little google sleuthing to find their PR / media contact. Sometimes it’s as easy as a media enquiries e-mail address on the brand’s contact page, but more often than not brands make you work for it. I usually google “pr / media / press [at ] company [dot ] com” to see if the e-mail address shows up and will sometimes get lucky this way. Sometimes I’ll comment on a brand’s latest Instagram post with a note saying I sent them a DM (since brand accounts are usually handled by their social media manager, who either also handles collaborations or works closely with the PR department that does). Sometimes I get a media contact through a blogger friend. There are lots of ways to find the right e-mail address and, if all else fails, you can always try contacting the general help desk to see if they’re able to give you the right contact.
Das Gleiche gilt für den Fall, wenn Du Anzeigen in den Ferien aufgeben willst. Diese kosten im direkten Vergleich mehr als Werbeanzeigen, die Du an normalen Arbeitstagen schaltest. Du kannst die durchschnittlichen Kosten für Instagram Werbung senken, wenn Du der Plattform erlaubst, dass Du Deine Anzeigen auch in weiteren Netzwerken platziert. Des Weiteren solltest Du in regelmäßigen Abständen Deine Anzeigen optimieren, denn dadurch kannst Du die Kosten senken.

When you partner with an influencer with a large following, make sure there’s a clear CTA. The influencer will get engagement in the form of likes and comments, but you need their followers to click through to your page. Instead of asking an influencer to show your product and mention it by name, give them a promo code to share with their followers. The benefit of a special promo code is getting followers to act and the ability to track conversions based on it. For example, you can see how many people used the code to buy something during the campaign.

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.
Travel blogger @Anna Everywhere has an Instagram full of stunning photo shoots in amazing locations around the world. She is incredibly stylish, and many people send her messages asking where she buys her clothes, so to help with that - even though this is not the focus point of the picture, she will include a link to the product below the image. The image below is from Waikiki, and she mentions her bikini after everything she has to say about the location. She also doesn’t link to products in every single post that she does.

According to Forester, Instagram has the highest engagement rate of the many social media platforms. This is precisely why affiliate Instagram marketing via Influencer (aka Influencer Marketing) has become a one billion dollar industry today, and the entire Influencer Marketing segment overall is predicted to become a ten billion dollar industry by 2020.
Conducting a Webstagram search is an excellent way to find popular relevant hashtags for your business in a fraction of the time it would take to do so if you were searching them out yourself directly from Instagram. You can tailor your search simply by entering relevant keywords to your business into the search bar at the top of the page. The platform is free and easy to use, so it is totally worth doing a quick Webstagram search as you try to identify key information relevant to your Instagram marketing strategy. When you do a Webstagram search, the site generates a list of the most popular related hashtags and users on Instagram, and from there, you can both find the best tags to include on your photos as well as potential influencers.
Affiliate Pro Tip: Use new posts in your Instagram feed to remind followers about your Instagram Story Highlights! If you share an affiliate related image, make sure you add a CTA into your caption that asks followers to check out your story highlight for more information! This way  you’re continuously directing traffic back to your affiliate offers.

Im Übrigen muss die Auszeichnung nichts Negatives sein. Schließlich ist den meisten Followern ohnehin bewusst, dass die Influencer die teilweise aufwendigen Kanäle mit täglichen Postings nicht umsonst betreiben, sondern damit auch Geld verdienen oder sogar ihren Lebensunterhalt damit bestreiten. Wer damit offen umgeht, ist authentisch. Die Berliner Lifestyle-Bloggerin Masha Sedgwick erzählt im Interview mit der W&V, dass ihre Leserschaft auf werbliche Posts nicht anders reagiert als auf persönliche Posts. Es hinge jedoch auch davon ab, wie diese gestaltet sind.
Was ich auch schon häufig gesehen habe sind Instagrammer-Reisen (wie Bloggerreisen). Sie werden in Länder und an Orte eingeflogen, um vor Ort zu fotografieren. Auch, wenn von einer Reise keine Miete gezahlt werden kann, kann es als "Zusatzverdienst" dennoch interessant sein. Meist gibt es hier zumindest ein Reisebudget. Im besten Fall auch einen Pauschalbetrag oben drauf. 
Was sich kompliziert anhört, ist scheinbar eine Erfolgsgeschichte. Im Juni 2015 vermeldete der Service, dass sich über 850.000 Instagram-Nutzer angemeldet haben und E-Mails von Liketoknow.it erhalten wollen. Gleichzeitig sind tausende Influencer an Bord, die ihre Fotos mit den passenden Links versehen. Und auch Brands nutzen den Service, um in den eigenen Instagram-Kanälen direkt auf die Produkte zu verweisen. „Online-Händler sollten Liketoknow.it als Content Marketing mit einem Retargeting-Element verstehen. Die Nutzer haben sich speziell für ein Produkt interessiert und weitere Informationen darüber angefordert“, erklärt der CEO und Mitgründer von Rewardstyle Baxter Box, der das Unternehmen zusammen mit seiner Frau Amber Venz Box gegründet hat. Zu den Partnern der ersten Stunde gehörten Asos und Urban Outfitters, auch die Vogue monetarisiert ihren Instagram-Account. Das Tool sorgte in den ersten 15 Monaten seines Bestehens für 30 Millionen US-Dollar in Sales und ist mittlerweile in elf Ländern verfügbar.
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.
Sponsored Posts wurden 2013 in den USA eingeführt. Zu den ersten bekannten Marken gehörten damals, unter anderem, Michael Kors, Levis und General Electric. Seit dem 20. April 2015 gibt es Instagram Werbung und Sponsored Posts auch in Deutschland. Zunächst sollen die Werbeanzeigen nur von ausgewählten Unternehmen geschaltet werden, die bereits auf der Plattform aktiv sind. Damit will Instagram sicherstellen, dass die Unternehmen viele Follower haben und die Werbung “kreativ und interessant” sei.
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Whatever you showcase on your blog or Instagram – be it good photography, writing, interior design, fashion styling – there may be people who are interested in hiring you for these skills and not for you to promote anything on your channels. I’ve worked with several brands on a photography basis (I photograph their content for them without necessarily posting anything to my Instagram or blog) and I’ve also been hired to makeover a brand’s Instagram account. These sort of opportunities usually come to you but you can also try actively reaching out to brands who you think you would be a good fit for.


But to make money with affiliate marketing you need to get a affiliate link to a product that you promote and you need to put this link in your description. You can easily by the end of the next week have over 1000 followers…and let’s say that only 10% will click your affiliate link and only 5% will buy using your affilaite link and I really low ball it because Instagram is really on fire when you know how to use it.


Thank you for this amazing post! It has definitely put my mind into set and changed a lot about the way I will post and do things on Instagram. Such a great help! And I did DM you on Instagram. Hoping to hear from you, had a few questions for you there! And another thing…. I love your instagram and blog posts. I have been following for a while now and definitely you are a huge influencer! Thanks again 🙂
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