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.
For influencer networks, I’ve found the average rates to be quite a bit lower. The average rate for gigs I was accepted for through Popular Pays, for example, was about 30% lower than the rates I was able to get through direct e-mail collaborations. I assume this is because these influencer networks have influencers compete with one another so everyone lowers their rates a bit in hopes of getting the gig. With a brand who e-mails you, on the other hand, you already know they want to work with you so you’re more confident in sticking with your full rates. I would say $10 CPM is a great starting point for e-mail negotiations (if you’ve got the engagement and photo quality to back it up) vs. $5 CPM is about the lowest you should accept / offer for influencer networks.
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.

Thank you Sina for this blogging tips, I had registered for your professional lifestyle blogging workshop at Modern Thrive that was cancelled, I was disappointed, and I know it had nothing to do with you. So I am glad you provide all this info. I am still waiting for Modern Thrive to reimburse me, others are waiting too !! I can now see some negative reviews from instructors and attendees about Modern Thrive and as a side note, I would advise you to not do business with them anymore. Thanks for all the great info you provide, and your beautiful site and Instagram account.


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.

An Instagram Influencer is an Instagram user who has an established audience on Instagram, and who is able to persuade others because of their level of trustworthiness and reach on Instagram. Instagram influencers can help you build a massive audience from scratch in a relatively short period of time — while potentially generating a lot of sales just by featuring your products on their profiles.
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.
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.

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.
Depth of discussion – lots of comments on a post may look impressive but look deeper to see what the followers are saying. Find an influencer who engages properly with the audience who in turn respond through discussion. Ten comments that are meaningful and stimulate a conversation are more useful than 100 comments purely complimenting the post. Follow this concept through to the types of posts that get the most likes; are they relevant to your business, or are they all favouring posts with a lighter tone or images?

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.
Firmen kontaktieren Personen mit Expertise und einer großen Fanbase, damit sie für ein bestimmtes Produkt sowohl auf deren Instagram-Account als auch auf den eigenen Merchant-Profil werben (mit gegenseitigen Markierungen, zum Beispiel ein Accessoires oder ein Kleidungsstück). Follower werten Influencer als Fachautoritäten und verbinden das Produkt mit einem positiven Gefühl. Mehr Follower und das Promoten des Produktes sind das Ziel dieser Marketingstrategie.

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.
Natalie Mortimer and Holly Erickson are the women behind The Modern Proper. Currently with over 90k followers, they have gained much popularity after they were finalists for Saveur’s Best Home-Cooked Food Blog in 2016. They have been praised for their modern approach at preparing simple yet delicious meals, which is very well presented in their Instagram posts.

Ben & Jerry´s ist ein US-amerikanischer Speiseeishersteller. Mit über 500.000 Abonennten auf Instagram postet das Unternehmen regelmäßig Beiträge (linkes Bild), dazu zählen Rezepte oder spezielle Eissorten der Marke (mittiges Bild). Außerdem nutzt die Firma Instagram, um beispielsweise gemeinsam mit Greenpeace auf Missstände in der Ölindustrie aufmerksam zu machen.

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.
Once you’re starting to work with brands in a paid capacity, it’s great to have a media kit on hand to send along when requested. A media kit is a document that outlines the key facts and statistics of your blog. From the number of blog readers / social media followers you have, your page views, reader / follower demographics, the types of collaborations you do, and brands you’ve worked with in the past. You’ll also want to include a short bio of yourself / your blog as well as where you can be found online. Jeni, from The Media Maven wrote a detailed post about what you need to include to make a kick-a** media kit.

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.


As for Instagram, having a business account makes it even easier for brands to contact you but I would personally shy away from switching since there’s a lot of whisper in the blogging world that Instagram will soon make business accounts pay to get their content seen by anyone. If you’re interested in reading more of my thoughts, check out my Instagram growth blog post – point #10).
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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