I’m a big Dan Bilzarian fan. I’m also a Neil Patel fan. But when the “who is Neil Patel” photos were shared with me I was disappointed. I felt cheated. Because what I was seeing was completely different than the brand I thought Neil Patel was. I was confused and didn’t trust what I was seeing. Rather than an educated marketing expert I saw a pig. First person I thought of was Dan Bilzarian, but that wasn’t s good thing only because it was against your brand. I didn’t trust what I saw. I then forwarded the photos to the person who referred me to your program, and she had the same reaction and said “That’s disgusting. I lost respect.” I’m glad you wrote this post to clarify the intention and restore your brand. Conclusion, your bread and butter know you as a marketing expert here to help them grow their business with your expertise and experience. You’ve built loyalty and respect in this way – protect your brand.


Of course, you could continuously change that link every time you post about a new affiliate product, but how annoying + time-consuming is that?! Plus, changing the link in your bio to a new affiliate link every time you post won’t allow you to drive traffic to any previously posted links, so this method isn’t super effective at increasing commissions.
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.
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.
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.
Of course, you could continuously change that link every time you post about a new affiliate product, but how annoying + time-consuming is that?! Plus, changing the link in your bio to a new affiliate link every time you post won’t allow you to drive traffic to any previously posted links, so this method isn’t super effective at increasing commissions.
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