Tip #3 is to consistently post valuable content to your followers. Now valuable content will be different in each niche, but a good rule of thumb is to post inspiring, helpful, informative or motivational pictures and videos at least once a day. If you’re struggling to come with ideas on what to post just go look at what other influencers in your niche are posting, and post similar content. Of course you’ll want to make it unique, but looking at other accounts is a good way to figure out what type of posts the people in your niche respond to the most. An important thing for to mention here is to avoid making your account a pitch fest. Of course your goal is to get people to click the links in your bio, but if you make every other post about an offer or a link all your going to do is piss people off, and ultimately lose followers. I’ve found that one promotional post per week is the sweet spot to not piss off your followers, but make sure they know you have an offer out there.

While there are many things to do in Oahu outside of the touristy Waikiki, it turns out that the area has a few cool spots to eat. I enjoyed and recommend a Hula Pie at @dukeswaikiki , cocktails at @tikisgrill , udon at @marukameudon & loco moco at @rainbowdrivein . Any other food spots I should save for my next visit? 🙏🍜🍹 _______ Bikini 👙: @lareveche ________ http://liketk.it/2trDA #liketkit @liketoknow.it _________ #waikikibeach #honolulu #gohawaii #hawaii #oahu #girlaroundworld #lareveche #beachbabe #beachlife #hawaiieats #oahueats #hawaiifood

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.
Brands like to see an example of the type of post you would create for them so make sure you have some samples posted. If you want to do reviews, review some of your favourite products (even if they’re not sponsored by the brand). If you want fashion brands to give you clothing for outfits posts, make sure you have lots of outfit posts with clothes you already own. If you want to get a hotel to comp your stay as a travel blogger, have posts from previous trips that highlight the hotel you stayed at (even if you paid for it yourself). Brands want to feel confident that the work you provide for them will be in line with their marketing goals and what better way to show them than with some samples of your previous work.
Of course, there is always an exception, and that exception is YouTube, Google’s social media darling. While I still prefer to work with influencers who have both a website AND a social media channel, I will take YouTube-only influencers. The in-depth content, high engagement and optimization potential for videos allow them to be an excellent standalone for affiliate marketing. The influencer below does not have a blog but remains a top performer due to niche and high-quality content.
Once you reach a certain online presence, brands (or their PR firms) will naturally start to reach out to you. Always make sure that your e-mail address is easy to find, as per step number 2. Not every brand that reaches out to you will fit your aesthetic or your own personal brand. Don’t say yes to just anyone because they’re willing to pay you. Make sure the brands you promote align with your aesthetic and principles. Your sponsored posts should be authentic and you should only promote products you truly believe in and use yourself.

Whether you are a brand or an influencer, creating a good Instagram profile isn’t as easy as it sounds. In principle it’s simple - take a good photo, upload it, add a filter and upload it. However, some of the most successful accounts have taken steps to make sure their Instagram stands out from the crowd so that they can gain more followers, and if they are an influencer, it paves the way for big brands to want to work with them to reach a wider audience.
Für Instagram Werbung in Form von klassischen Fotoanzeigen verwendest Du einfache Bilder in einem Quadrat- oder Querformat. Die Anzeigen werden auf Instagram zwischen den herkömmlichen Beiträgen gezeigt und unterscheiden sich von der Optik her durch den Hinweis “Gesponsert” von normalen Fotobeiträgen. Deine Bilder sollten in den Formaten PNG oder JPG vorliegen und die empfohlene Auflösung von 1.080 x 1.080 Pixel besitzen.
Werbung kann über verschiedene Modelle vergütet werden. Entweder bekommst du Geld für die Platzierung aufgrund deiner Reichweite (z.B: 100€ / 10k Follower). Alternativ kannst du einen Performance Deal vereinbaren, bei dem du Abhängig von der Leistung bezahlt wirst (z.B. Anzahl Klicks, Anzahl Signups, oder Umsatz). Letzterer Weg ist klassisches Affiliate Marketing. Der Deal, den du mit dem Partner vereinbarst, kann sehr individuell sein und sollte am Ende für beide Seiten gut funktionieren. Eher unbeliebt sind Performance Deals bei Influencern, die gar nicht influencen, d.h. entweder keine echten Follower haben, oder in einer für den Partner nicht gut passenden Zielgruppe influencen.

On the other hand, if your goal is to get people to promote your product or service, special offers, discounts and more through channels other than social media, then use affiliate marketing. Target bloggers, companies and publishers with content that complements or relates to your brand base. Understand your customers’ needs and their interests so that you speak to your target audience about what matters most to them. If you sell workout gear, then partner with health and fitness publishers that focus on weight loss, healthy eating and more. This approach of speaking to specific customers with specific needs works because affiliate marketing is designed to generate leads and help you grow your revenue.

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.


Als Schleichwerbung wird Werbung bezeichnet, die nicht als solche zu erkennen ist. Ein solcher Fall ist zum Beispiel gegeben, wenn sich ein Produkt „rein zufällig“ auf einen Instagram-Post schummelt und der Influencer dafür bezahlt wurde, dass er es dort platziert. Oder wenn ein Influencer auf Instagram begeistert über ein Produkt berichtet, zum Beispiel über den Fitnesstee, den er angeblich jeden Morgen trinkt – obwohl die finanzielle Vergütung der einzige Grund für das Foto ist.
Seit Mitte 2016 kann das Nutzerprofil auf Instagram in einen Business-Account umgewandelt werden. Mit einem geschäftlichen Profil können die Nutzer auf spezielle Statistiken zugreifen, diverse Kontaktmöglichkeiten hinzufügen und können Social Media Werbung direkt in der mobilen Anwendung erstellen. Dadurch eignet sich Instagram bestens für Marketing-Maßnahmen. Auf Instagram Werbung schalten können die Nutzer ohne einen großen Aufwand. Die Werbung erscheint zwischen den einzelnen Beiträgen in Form von Videos oder Fotos und wird auf die Nutzer und deren Vorlieben individuell abgestimmt. Seit Anfang 2018 können deutsche Nutzer von Instagram auf der Plattform einkaufen. Durch ein einfaches Antippen der markierten Produkte auf den Werbebildern erhalten die Nutzer weitere Informationen und Preise. Das Ganze funktioniert im Grunde wie ein visuelles Schaufenster.
Nowadays, the majority of large businesses offer affiliate programs. So find ones that are in your niche. If you are popular on Instagram for fashion, then you should opt for fashion affiliate programs. If your Instagram audience follows you because you are well known in the fitness industry, then you need to find health and fitness affiliate programs. Your following won’t purchase items that aren’t relevant to their interests. So choose affiliate programs that sell products your audience can relate to and that will add value to their lives.
Instagram macht es Menschen wahrlich nicht einfach, Geld über die Plattform zu verdienen. Auf der Profilseite hat man lediglich die Möglichkeit, einen einzigen Link zu integrieren. Dieser führt im Regelfall auf eine Webseite. Im Gegensatz zu Facebook, Twitter und Co. ist der Link in der Bio tatsächlich der einzige Verweis, den man einfügen kann. Links in Beiträgen können nicht angeklickt werden, da Instagram sie als Text darstellt.
There’s a lot of guys like Dan Bilzerian who’ve built significant followings from Instagram. Another one worth keeping an eye on is Timothy Skyes. His brand on Instagram is a bit tamed down when you compare it to Dan but still has done well for his business. I think Instagram is a great opportunity for personal branding but it’s important to ensure that your brand is aligned with what you’re actually all about.
Affiliate marketing can be a great way to earn money through your blog, especially once your traffic picks up. If you’re new to this concept, it’s essentially a custom URL with a unique tracking code in it. If someone purchases something through your affiliate link, you’ll earn a commission (typically between 5-15%). And it usually doesn’t have to be the specific item you linked. Most of these affiliate programs will give you a commission if someone purchased anything from a particular site within a specific time window after the click through. The great thing about programs such as Amazon Associates, Reward Style, Shop Style and Link Share, is they’re easy to setup and start using and there is no risk involved – worst case scenario you don’t make any money but best case you’ll make a nice chunk of change without anything other than creating a custom link for the product you’re planning on linking anyway. Most will also accept all bloggers regardless of page views. I’m not going to go into too much detail about affiliate marketing, since there’s a ton of good information online already. You can read a great in-depth article about affiliate marketing for bloggers here.
Genius doesn’t come from stagnation and the thing I respect about QuickSprout is that you’re willing to actually test things and then report back so we don’t have to. As much as we love to play upstanding citizen, it’s no secret that sex sells… especially on a visual platform like instagram. I think it’s very interesting and controversial that you explored its “value” in branding.
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.
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.
While there are many things to do in Oahu outside of the touristy Waikiki, it turns out that the area has a few cool spots to eat. I enjoyed and recommend a Hula Pie at @dukeswaikiki , cocktails at @tikisgrill , udon at @marukameudon & loco moco at @rainbowdrivein . Any other food spots I should save for my next visit? 🙏🍜🍹 _______ Bikini 👙: @lareveche ________ http://liketk.it/2trDA #liketkit @liketoknow.it _________ #waikikibeach #honolulu #gohawaii #hawaii #oahu #girlaroundworld #lareveche #beachbabe #beachlife #hawaiieats #oahueats #hawaiifood
Seit Mitte 2016 kann das Nutzerprofil auf Instagram in einen Business-Account umgewandelt werden. Mit einem geschäftlichen Profil können die Nutzer auf spezielle Statistiken zugreifen, diverse Kontaktmöglichkeiten hinzufügen und können Social Media Werbung direkt in der mobilen Anwendung erstellen. Dadurch eignet sich Instagram bestens für Marketing-Maßnahmen. Auf Instagram Werbung schalten können die Nutzer ohne einen großen Aufwand. Die Werbung erscheint zwischen den einzelnen Beiträgen in Form von Videos oder Fotos und wird auf die Nutzer und deren Vorlieben individuell abgestimmt. Seit Anfang 2018 können deutsche Nutzer von Instagram auf der Plattform einkaufen. Durch ein einfaches Antippen der markierten Produkte auf den Werbebildern erhalten die Nutzer weitere Informationen und Preise. Das Ganze funktioniert im Grunde wie ein visuelles Schaufenster.
Unternehmen können in organischen Beiträgen Produkte mit einem Preisschild markieren, sodass Instagrammer mit einem Fingertipp alle wichtigen Informationen zum Produkt sehen und es dann ganz unkompliziert in den Warenkorb packen können. Für diesen Schritt öffnet sich innerhalb der App ein neues Fenster mit der Produktseite im Online-Shop des Unternehmens.
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.
As you can see, Instagram offers some genuine opportunities to make money online. Whether you want to become an Instagram influencer, sell physical products, photographs, or affiliate products, or become an Instagram expert in the freelancing field, there are possibilities for everyone. Whatever route you choose to go down, make sure you persevere, as the financial rewards can be more than worth it.

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.


Brands like to see an example of the type of post you would create for them so make sure you have some samples posted. If you want to do reviews, review some of your favourite products (even if they’re not sponsored by the brand). If you want fashion brands to give you clothing for outfits posts, make sure you have lots of outfit posts with clothes you already own. If you want to get a hotel to comp your stay as a travel blogger, have posts from previous trips that highlight the hotel you stayed at (even if you paid for it yourself). Brands want to feel confident that the work you provide for them will be in line with their marketing goals and what better way to show them than with some samples of your previous work.
Choose either an existing post and select Edit, or create a new post. Click on the image where you would like to add a shoppable tag. Enter the name of the product you would like to tag, and then select it as it appears in the search box. You can drag the tag around the screen to ensure it doesn’t block too much of the image. Once finished, Preview the image, and then select Done > Share.
The truth is that both influencer and affiliate marketing are powerful ways to educate your target audience and turn them into customers. Not understanding the differences and how each strategy works means you miss out on opportunities to increase your reach and grow your business. You see, it’s not about relying on just one strategy all the time but instead figuring out which one meets your current goals and alternating between the strategies.
You can promote your latest products, acquire new customers, or even communicate directly with your existing ones. Instagram has reached 800 million monthly active users. According to KISSmetrics, 70% of Instagram users have already looked up various brands on the platform and actually want to consume their content. This is exactly why marketing on Instagram can be so effective for your ecommerce business.
Instagram macht es Menschen wahrlich nicht einfach, Geld über die Plattform zu verdienen. Auf der Profilseite hat man lediglich die Möglichkeit, einen einzigen Link zu integrieren. Dieser führt im Regelfall auf eine Webseite. Im Gegensatz zu Facebook, Twitter und Co. ist der Link in der Bio tatsächlich der einzige Verweis, den man einfügen kann. Links in Beiträgen können nicht angeklickt werden, da Instagram sie als Text darstellt.

Mittlerweile hat sich auch Instagram selbst dieser Thematik angenommen. Bei Kooperationen haben Influencer die Möglichkeit, in den „Erweiterten Einstellungen“ eines Posts die Kennzeichnung „Bezahlte Partnerschaft mit …“ auszuwählen und das entsprechende Unternehmen anzugeben. Der Hinweis erscheint dann oberhalb des Fotos, also da, wo auch der Standort angegeben wird.


While affiliate marketing has long been driven by a need to gain website clicks, this channel is now quickly evolving into a strategy that cultivates leads from social channels like Instagram and Facebook. Instrumental in this evolution are influencers: as social leaders with the ability to inspire conversions from their loyal followers, they are now forming an integral component of successful affiliate campaigns.


Plus, leverage Instagram Stories, as they are known to be an effective business tool. They allow placing the links of the promoted products on a video. If a customer taps on the affiliate link, they will be redirected to the advertiser’s website where the products are available to buy. Don’t forget to add the location and hashtag stickers to raise the discoverability of your Instagram Stories.  
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.

In welcher Art und Weise die Maßnahmen beim Affiliate Marketing zu markieren sind, ist allerdings bislang rechtlich unklar. Häufig setzen Influencer, um Strafen zu vermeiden, einen Stern (*) hinter den jeweiligen Link. Ob diese Praxis allerdings für jeden Nutzer als eindeutig einzustufen gilt, bleibt unklar. Im Gegensatz dazu werden Begriffe wie „Werbung“ oder „Anzeige“ gerne vermieden, da Einbußen bei der Klickrate und somit bei den Einnahmen zu erwarten sind.

As you can see, Instagram offers some genuine opportunities to make money online. Whether you want to become an Instagram influencer, sell physical products, photographs, or affiliate products, or become an Instagram expert in the freelancing field, there are possibilities for everyone. Whatever route you choose to go down, make sure you persevere, as the financial rewards can be more than worth it.
Social Media Werbung erfreut sich an einer großen Beliebtheit, so auch Instagram Werbung. Aktuelle Studien belegen, dass Unternehmen von Werbung in den sozialen Medien deutlich profitieren. Werbung auf Facebook, Twitter und Instagram lockt die Kunden mindestens so effektiv wie die klassische TV- und Printwerbung und ist im direkten Vergleich zu den bewährten Werbemaßnahmen deutlich günstiger.

Very interesting experiment and read. I know that IG can be very successful for my industry (powersports) though I don’t use it much. As a father I know that youth in my area perfer IG to FB and other social media outlets. I wonder if a new account with $57k in advertising would have done as well as the $15k existing account with $42k in advertising over the same time period?
A common issue with Instagram influencers is finding a way to get customers to click on affiliate links. It’s common to see captions include “link in the bio,” but this is an extra step that sometimes customers don’t take. Thus, there could be sales that came from this influencer that they’re not getting credit for. This is bad for the influencer because they’re losing out on commissions and this is bad for the brand because you’re not able to properly track the success of their campaigns. This is where forced exclusive unique coupon codes come in.

Instagram verändert sich gerade entscheidend. Facebook hat gerade selbst die Werbevermarktung für das Fotonetzwerk gestartet. Der große Vorteil für Werbekunden: Sie können ihre Beiträge mit Links versehen und so Reichweite auf die eigenen Angebote leiten. Die Verdienstmöglichkeiten für Instagram sind enorm: Derzeit verzeichnet das Netzwerk 400 Millionen monatlich aktive Nutzer und erwartetet einen Anzeigenumsatz von etwa 600 Millionen US-Dollar im Jahr 2015, der im nächsten Jahr auf über 1,5 Milliarden steigen soll. Es wird spannend zu beobachten sein, ob Instagram es noch lange zulassen wird, dass Andere auf der Plattform Geld verdienen, ohne dass Facebook einen Teil davon bekommt. Es könnte also mal wieder so sein, dass das Affiliate-Modell eine Zeit lang erfolgreich ist und dann wieder verschwindet. Die ersten Goldgräber stört diese Aussicht erst einmal nicht.
On the other hand this experiment could be helpful if taken with a large grain of salt – I can see how this can inspire marketing ideas for consumer /lifestyle brands. I’ll be looking into some of the things you mentioned for a consumer client of mine who’s demographic is perfectly in the Instagram space. Minus the bikini models though – that’s just not my style 😉

Now that we have understood who an Instagram Influencer is, let’s take a look at the  most popular Instagram influencers these days. You can be in the search of daily inspiration or simply wanting to follow the most popular personalities on Instagram. Regardless, Instagram offers a wide variety of content and influencers that anyone can choose from based on your own preferences. We created a top 10 list of Instagram Influencers based on their followers.
Whilst most influencer networks focus on social media, there are some that also have heavy focus on blog. Social Fabric is the only blog influencer platform I have experience with and their rates are fixed. This was great in the beginning as I actually got a few blog gigs that paid a little more than what brands who e-mailed me were offering. If I get the chance to research more in depth which platforms do blog and how they pay, I’ll make sure to update this post.
Follow these six tips for list creation prior to sending out a single outreach email and watch your new affiliate revenue increase. Influencer recruitment has its challenges but is well worth the effort. With incremental revenue, increased brand equity and a higher percentage of new customers, a qualified influencer quickly turns into a top performer in your program.
With the boom in subscription boxes, unboxing videos have become quite popular. If your audience spends a lot of time on YouTube, then partner with an influencer who can showcase your product. The benefit of influencer marketing is how personal it is. Think about how powerful your campaign will be when followers feel as though they’re experiencing the unboxing along with the influencer. They’ll likely be receptive to clicking the link the influencer shares in order to learn more about you and your products.
One way to increase your chances of getting good ROI through Instagram marketing is by being as targeted as possible in the people you’re going after. For example, if you have an online store that sells formal shoes, you might want to target influencers that specialize in “professional footwear for men” as opposed to influencers that are in “men’s fashion.”
Als weitere Möglichkeit kannst Du die Kosten-Abrechnung für Instagram Werbung als CPM (Cost per Mille) auswählen. Bei dieser Strategie entstehen Dir pro 1.000 Werbeimpressionen Kosten. Dies bedeutet, dass die Anzeigen nur auf dem Bildschirm der Nutzer erscheinen müssen. Einmal ansehen bedeutet eine Impression. Klicks spielen bei dieser Berechnung keine Rolle. Laut diversen Experten liegt die durchschnittliche Cost per Mille bei Instagram zwischen 5 und 6 Euro. Für eine Impression zahlt man bereits, nachdem diese nur Millisekunden dem User angezeigt wird. Seit 2015 kann man die Impressionen auch für 100% sichtbare Anzeigen zahlen. Das bedeutet konkret, dass die gesamte Werbeanzeige von oben bis unten im News-Feed des Users durchläuft.
I have to agree with @Beatrix Willius…maybe I missed the whole point of this experiment. I have nothing against beautiful women promoting anything. (I’m a huge UFC fan) but based on your experiment I have to assume you’re only interested in getting leads from wealthy male entrepreneurs? There are quite a few of us females with lots of cash to invest as well.
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