We have advised e-commerce professionals on methods of attracting top affiliates to their affiliate marketing programs. But some have come back and reported that those methods are not enough. They feel that they are stuck in a chicken-and-egg situation where people are willing to try them out only after they have heard good things about them. And that sort of reasoning will help you promote your affiliate program.

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.
Liketoknow.it ist also auch bei vielen bekannten Influencern in Deutschland angekommen. Leonie Hanne von Ohhcouture (über 244.000 Abonnenten) hatte ja zuletzt in unserem Podcast erzählt, dass sie Affiliate-Links bei Instagram nutzt (Mehr dazu erzählt sie auf unserer nächsten Konferenz New Platform Advertising). Auch weitere bekannte Fashion-Instagrammer wie Caro Daur (518.000 Abonnenten) oder Novalanalove (413.000 Abonnenten) (auch Novalanalove kommt zur New Platform Advertising) posten regelmäßig Liketoknow.it-Links. Insgesamt taucht das Hashtag #liketkit für diese Affiliate-Posts in über 750.000 Instagram-Beiträgen auf. Die Influencer bekommen teilweise bis zu 20 Prozent des Verkaufspreises als Provision. Ein Post von Leonie Hanne kommt zum Beispiel auf über 7.000 Likes. Wenn zehn Prozent davon bei Liketoknow.it angemeldet sind, bekommen immerhin 700 eine Mail mit den Links auf ihren Affiliate-Shop. Pro Post dürften einige hundert Euro auf diesem Wege zu verdienen sein. Liketoknow.it hat mit einigen Shops und Brands Verträge, um diese hohen Affiliate-Provisionen zu ermöglichen. Das macht es anderen Projekten natürlich um so schwerer. In den USA versuchen es beispielsweise Like2Buy von der Analyseplattform Curalate oder Have2Have.it von Soldsie. Die beiden Dienste verfolgen das gleiche Ziel wie Liketoknow.it – Nutzer von Instagram zu Online-Shops schicken – nur auf einem etwas anderen Weg. Instagrammer und Brands, die eins der beiden Tools nutzen, binden den Link zu ihrem Shop in der Accountbeschreibung ein (dem einzigen Ort auf Instagram, an dem klickbare Links funktionieren).
The bulk of the money that I earn through blogging and Instagram is through sponsored collaborations. Essentially, a brand or shop will provide me with one or more products and I will incorporate them into an Instagram or blog post (or two, or three). How do you go about getting sponsored collaborations? By working with brands that reach out to you and/or by reaching out to your favourite brands to see if they want to collaborate.

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.


Influencer marketing is extremely popular on social media. If you’re hoping to raise brand awareness in a short amount of time, choose the platform your audience spends the most time on and partner with influencers they’re likely to follow. The following examples focus on the three main platforms for influencer marketing: Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.
Tip#2 is to go sign up for elink,io right now. It’s a free tool that lets you post multiple links on your instagram bio which is super helpful to increase profits for us affiliate marketers. You can share links to multiple different landing pages and offers which is great for split testing, while you simultaneously share links to your other social media, and even your website. So now you don’t have to choose between a link to your landing or a link to your youtube channel, you can have both…. And no i’m not sponsored by them.
hey that account whoisneilpatel only has 500 followers now what the hell man what happened to the account is there a follow up to this article you missed like every one eventually unfollowed you. I need to know other wise I aint never buying a IG Account and I allso want to know how much was did you buy the account for. that wasn’t addressed in the article
I promote many products and services, so I wouldn’t want to use my link to market only one. On the other hand, you might be focused and very passionate about promoting one item. You could add your affiliate link—shortened, cloaked or branded—to your profile or create an account specifically for that item. For instance, you’re passionate about writing and want to promote Grammarly, a free grammar checker, and vocabulary enhancement app. You create an account called @awesomewriter and posts writing tips and motivational quotes. Your bio reads, “Improve your writing with this free software app. Click below to learn more. #Ad.”
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