This was an awesome post, but your comment about leveraging other entrepreneurial accounts I think is spot on. Having @BussinessPeopleInc (64k followers) or accounts like that post a quote of yours or something will probably reach your target demo much more effectively than trying to replicate accounts like Dan B’s. I’m sure you know this by now though. Great blog filled with invaluable information. Keep it coming brother.
Instagram gewinnt immer mehr an Popularität. Während Social Media Marketing früher beinahe ausschließlich über Facebook ablief, gewinnt Instagram diesbezüglich immer mehr an Standhaftigkeit. Mit dem stetigen Wachstum des sozialen Netzwerks übernimmt es die Stellung als Vorzeige Social Media-Plattform und nähert sich langsam an die Marketingrelevanz der Muttergesellschaft Facebook an. Wenn du dir also schon ein solides Facebook-Profil angelegt haben solltest, deren Follower-Zahlen sich sehen lassen können, dann nutze die dortige Aufmerksamkeit deiner User, um für dein Instagram-Profil zu werben.
Wenn Nutzer deinen Account auf einem Foto, Video oder in ihrer Story verlinken, erhältst du eine Benachrichtigung. Das bietet für dich eine willkommene Grundlage für eine Marketingaktion. Denn so sehen zunächst die Follower der Person, die dich erwähnt hat, deinen Account, aber du kannst den Inhalt der Person auch reposten. Mit den nutzergenerierten Inhalten zeigst du Usernähe und bleibst mit deiner Zielgruppe in Verbindung.

The top Influencers may balk at this payment model since they are used to pay-per-post. But again, it’s much more likely that micro-influencers will be open to this model. And to sweeten the pot, you should offer an initial “signing bonus” of free products for them to have, and also a higher commission rate unique for these affiliate Influencers. If your usual commission rate is 10–20% for the average influencer, consider going as high as 50%. Even if the ROI isn’t quite 11X, but say 5X, it’s still well worth the commission costs.


Zu erkennen ist ein Video als gesponsorter Post der Marke zalando im Instagram Newsfeed, wo ein langer Jumpsuit beworben wird (linkes Bild). Über einen Klick auf “Gesponsert” können Nutzer entweder die Werbung verbergen oder mehr über die Instagram-Werbeanzeige erfahren (mittiges Bild). Möchte der Nutzer mehr Informationen einsehen, erklärt Instagram, was es mit dem gesponsorten Label auf sich hat (rechtes Bild).
Stelle spannende Inhalte bereit, die deine Follower zur Interaktion einladen. Eigne dir den richtigen Umgang mit Hashtags an und agiere aktiv mit deiner Community. Like und kommentiere Inhalte, die für dich relevant sind und folge den für dich interessanten Nutzern. Du kannst deiner Kreativität freien Lauf lassen und die vielen Möglichkeiten der Gestaltung grenzenlos austesten. Instagram ist bei der täglich aktiven Nutzerzahl von 500 Millionen aus dem Marketing nicht mehr wegzudenken. Mit Hilfe der dargelegten elf Möglichkeiten näherst du dich einer erfolgreichen Instagram-Präsenz und einer hohen Reichweite.
So, how much should you charge for a post? There’s no hard rule, but the general consensus is $5-$10 CPM (cost per thousand) for Instagram. For Instagram that means you’ll charge $5-$10 for every 1,000 followers, So someone with 10,000 followers would charge $50-$100, whilst someone with 1 million followers would charge $5,000-$10,000 per Instagram post. Which end of the spectrum your Instagram rate falls on depends on a lot of factors – your engagement, the quality of photo you’re producing, how competitive you want to be. Personally, if you’ve got good engagement (most brands look for at least 2-4%) and you’re producing high-quality photos, then I think you can and should charge closer to $10 CPM.
Dieses Instagram Feature ist seit 2016 auf der Plattform verfügbar. Von Snapchat adaptiert, ist diese Funktion ein wahres Geschenk für Marketer. Obwohl das Posten von Videos und Bildern im Feed immer noch die Hauptfunktion des sozialen Netzwerks darstellt, gewinnen Stories immer mehr an Bedeutung und sollten unbedingt von dir genutzt werden. Dieses Feature generiert tatsächlich mit das höchste Engagement und hat viele Zuschauende. Vor allem (noch) kleine Accounts können durch die Konzentration auf die Features bei Intagram Stories an enormer Reichweite gewinnen.
British celebrity chef and restaurateur, Jamie Oliver has over 6.2 million followers on Instagram, making him one of the most popular food influencers. Jamie Oliver is popular for his chain of restaurants, his TV shows, and his cookbooks. His Instagram is full of delicious-looking pictures of food as well as some occasional personal photographs that he adds.

Well… You got me! I am an entrepreneur and found you on Instagram through a model’s post. I own an Internet marketing agency and I think this is absolutely genius what you are doing. I was wondering what models were getting paid to promote on their profiles. I have been reading your blog for the past week and a half and I can already tell you that you will have a loyal follower here already. I may not be your $57,000 ROI but will definitely refer you to other digital marketers. If you are still taking entries for the giveaway, I’d like to get the university course! Haha!

Auch wenn Instagram eine digitale Plattform der Interaktion darstellt, solltest du dennoch auf eine zwischenmenschliche Bindung zwischen deinen Followern und dir bedacht sein. Denn wenn du deinen Abonnenten offen und regelmäßig begegnest, entsteht zwangsweise eine vertrautere Beziehung. Dies ist insbesondere für dein Publikum wichtig, denn so steigerst du die Sympathie gegenüber der Firma und positionierst dich nahbar.


Website advertising is probably already very familiar to you. You’ve seen an ad, you’ve clicked on an ad, heck you may have even purchased something as a direct result of clicking on that ad. There are essentially two ways of creating ads on your website. The first is getting brands to pay you for advertising space and in turn you post their ad (banner) somewhere on your website (usually in the sidebar). You can reach out to brands directly to try and sell your ad space or, if brands reach out to you, you can offer that as an option.

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.
Continuing the conversation about engagement, when recruiting influencers, review which posts garner the most comments. Are the most popular posts personal ones with animals, quotes or kids? Does the influencer get engagement on sponsored, product specific or affiliate posts? What type of comments do the posts receive? For instance, if the comments refer to the individual’s beauty or the creative aspect of the photo, it will generate fewer sales than posts where the followers ask specific questions about the product.
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Du weißt, was deinem Publikum gefällt. Du kannst dir mit diesem Wissen diverse kreative Marketing-Aktionen einfallen lassen. Organisiere zum Beispiel ein Gewinnspiel oder eine Verlosung. Beispielsweise können Follower etwas gewinnen, wenn sie einen Freund unter einem Post markieren, etwas reposten oder eine Story mit deiner Firmenerwähnung oder Markennennung hochladen. Dennoch solltest du darauf bedacht sein, dass die Geschenke immer noch zielgruppenrelevant sind. Ansonsten läufst du Gefahr, dass User dein Profil abonnieren, aber nach dem Ende des Gewinnspiels wieder abspringen. Deshalb sollten die Gewinne weiterhin einen thematischen Zusammenhang zu deiner Dienstleistung darstellen.
Customers love promotions and deals. Instagrammers are no exception. What’s the point to paying the full price if you can get a couple percent off? Offering coupon codes is a good way to increase your following and generate more sales. There’s good news for affiliates who want to run exclusive coupons without providing a specific link. Some coupon codes don’t require a click to be tracked by affiliate networks.  

Create an Engaged Community – An engaged community, that comment on, like, and share your posts is key to becoming a successful influencer. To create this type of community you will need to put in the work – constantly and consistently post high-quality images that interest and inspire your audience, ask questions, respond to comments, and become a well-known figure within your niche.

The following stats speak volumes. As much as 8 mln business profiles and over 1 mln advertisers are currently registered with Instagram. Businesses take the solution seriously as it has one of the highest engagement rates among the social platforms. It outranks Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat and any other popular social networks, ranking #2 right below Facebook. With that said, if you want to keep up with the pace of the times you should harness the power of Instagram marketing, the sooner the better.

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.


Your customers' photos: Linked to this is the use of User Generated Content on your account. Get customers to share their images of your products and re-gram (download "Repost for Instagram" app to repost your customers' photos). This is a proven successful method of selling and would make a great addition to your account. It also calls for you to start up your own unique hashtag which you can then promote to all your customers: it’s a seriously slick way to make yourself stand out from the crowd. For example, White Castle asks their customers to use #MyCrave to their photos. Now when they see them using that hashtag, they can repost (or regram) their photos to their Instagram account. Here's an example: 

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.

Viele bekannte Persönlichkeiten nutzen Instagram, um mit ihren Fans oder Bewunderern in Kontakt zu treten – Musiker, Künstler, Sportler, YouTuber und viele mehr. Auch sie nutzen die Plattform oftmals nicht nur als Fotoalbum persönlicher Momente oder als reines Portfolio ihrer Leistungen, sondern als Promotionskanal für eigene Projekte, andere Marken oder eigenständige Arbeiten.
In the beginning, the tracking capabilities of affiliate marketing felt revolutionary: marketers were giving trackable links to publishers, with the publisher earning a commission every time a reader made a click or a purchase. Leveraging this newfound transparency opened up an opportunity for publishers to monetize their content without having to sell banner ads and pop-ups, while brands could now have a trackable, results-driven strategy for their marketing spend.
When the giveaway ends and it’s time to send out your product to the winner, make sure you communicate directly with the winner themselves and try to get some additional marketing goodwill from this. You can ask the winner to post about their winning on their own social media pages so that their friends and family learn about your brand. You can also incentivize the winner to refer friends and family by providing them with additional discounts for doing so. If you’re not keen on giving away your product for free you could also host a contest that allows the winner to purchase your product but at a significant, one-time discount.
Dopo qualche test con i primi programmi affiliate, è possibile incrociare qualche dato: ad esempio, individuando il numero di click medio che riesci a generare o il valore della conversione media che riesci a portarti a casa parametrata con il traffico che riesci a generare dal tuo account Instagram. Lo scopo è quello di identificare “il tuo guadagno medio per ogni click” o “per impression”.
To succeed in affiliate marketing, a publisher needs to deploy thousands of links in multiple places to increase the number of clicks and conversions. On IG, the only place to put a hyperlink is in one’s bio. Links anywhere else are not clickable, for example, links in posts. Many affiliates include links in the hopes that people will copy and paste them into their browsers, but that’s a terrible strategy. So, what is an affiliate marketer to do?
I’m also going to adjust the strategy by stopping the prizes. I will also post more personalizd images on my profile such as of my family and leverage female and lifestyle accounts to promote me. For example, I may do a video Skype session with a female model, create a screenshot of it, and have her post it on her Instagram profile, with a mention of me giving her business or marketing advice.
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