Hi Stef, so sorry to hear you still haven’t gotten your money back. Ugh how frustrating! After the fact I’ve heard several not-so-great accounts of Modern Thrive so I am definitely much more careful now. I’ve reported her as well to the Consumer Protection Agency and to Instagram, but I’m not sure it’s helped. At least in terms of content, I’ve now covered everything I would have covered during the workshop and lots more in these three posts. It’s the least I can do!

Prior to any list creation, I identify my top niches to recruit from. As an example, I manage an all-natural cosmetic brand. I look beyond the general niche of beauty bloggers and focus recruitment one level deeper. The more specific the niche I find, the higher conversion rates I see.  One recruitment segment I’ve identified is vegan influencers. These micro-influencers may have smaller numbers in followers, but they have knowledge, passion and a sincere connection with their audience that results in an authentic representation of my merchant. Below is an example of one of my top performing influencers. While her numbers do not compete with Kardashian level influencers, her authenticity and engagement surpass those with higher followers.
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
Since Instagram started in 2010, influencers have flocked to the platform to increase their audience, traffic, followers and engagement. With 29% of Instagram’s top posts coming from influencers or brand ambassadors, they are dominating the game when it comes to user generated content, and with statistics showing that Instagram has over 700 million monthly users it is now over twice the size of twitter. This isn’t something that should be ignored, especially for brands when they are looking at Instagram affiliate marketing strategies.
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.

Im Übrigen muss die Auszeichnung nichts Negatives sein. Schließlich ist den meisten Followern ohnehin bewusst, dass die Influencer die teilweise aufwendigen Kanäle mit täglichen Postings nicht umsonst betreiben, sondern damit auch Geld verdienen oder sogar ihren Lebensunterhalt damit bestreiten. Wer damit offen umgeht, ist authentisch. Die Berliner Lifestyle-Bloggerin Masha Sedgwick erzählt im Interview mit der W&V, dass ihre Leserschaft auf werbliche Posts nicht anders reagiert als auf persönliche Posts. Es hinge jedoch auch davon ab, wie diese gestaltet sind.
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.
Da Megachats häufig den Link-Verkürzer von Google nutzt, konnten wir einen Blick auf die Klickzahlen werfen. Denn der Account-Betreiber hat vergessen, die Statistik für die Öffentlichkeit zu sperren. Das Hinzufügen des Befehls #analytics in die URL genügt, um Zugriff auf die Daten zu erhalten. Das Ergebnis: An guten Tagen klicken gut und gerne 4.000 Follower auf den Affiliate-Link, an sehr guten auch mal 20.000. Besonders das Versprechen von kostenloser Musik scheint viele anzuziehen, den Deezer-Link klicken deutlich mehr Nutzer, als die zu den Spiele-Apps. Megachat nutzt als Affiliate Netzwerk den recht neuen Player Sharepop. Das Unternehmen wurde erst 2014 gegründet und firmiert unter dem Dach der SADH Internet GmbH, bei der Tim Koschella, Co-Founder des Erfolgs-Startups Hitfox, Managing Director ist. Sharepop bietet Influencern auf Facebook, Youtube, Twitter und Instagram eine Affiliate-Lösung an. Megachats bekommt für jede Installation einen Betrag zwischen einem und fünf Euro, je nach beworbener App. Ausgezahlt wird erst einmal in virtuellen „Coins“ (100 Coins sind ein Euro), ab 5000 Coins (50 Euro) können sich die Affiliates das Geld über Paypal auszahlen lassen.
Since the introduction of Instagram stories was released in November 2016, it has become incredibly popular as a peek into the day to day lives of some of the most popular Instagrammers out there. Anything that gets posted lasts for just 24 hours. @sheshopped posted about creating pretty ice cubes for her Marks and Spencer Australia photo shoot the next day. This lets people know to expect something new on your Instagram the next day to highlight that brand and piques people’s curiosity.

LIVESTRONG is a popular health and wellness site. They provide readers with content to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle. They don’t sell products on their site, but sites like these are able to promote products, like yours, on their site and generate an income based on the purchases their audience makes on your site. Choose affiliates whose content closely matches your product, so that site visitors are already primed and interested to take the next step and click through.


Einige User halten es für angemessen, ihre Posts mit dem Hashtag #ad zu kennzeichnen. In Deutschland ist das nicht ausreichend. Auch #sponsored funktioniert nicht. Es muss sich um eine klare, deutsche Aussage halten: #anzeige oder #werbung sind das Mindestmaß. Besser ist es, im ersten Kommentar oder am Ende des Beitrags auf die Kooperation hinzuweisen.

Shopping on Instagram allows brands to add shoppable tags to their images. As you can see from the image above, these tags contain a product’s name and price. However, if Instagrammers click on a tag, extra information about this product will be displayed on their screen. Importantly, and super excitingly for eCommerce stores, a View on Website call to action button will also be displayed with the extra product info. This button will link directly to the product page on the brand’s online shop.
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.
Nah, you should work backwards: Start looking for the “noisiest” people on social media; the ones who have posted written or video reviews, tweets about how much they like your product, and of course, those who leverage Instagram. It’s important to check all social media because these potential partners may have, say, posted on Facebook about you but haven’t bothered to post on Instagram specifically. Then, after you’ve compiled a list, cross-reference their names/emails with your customer database. Got a match? That person is a prime candidate to reach out to, if they meet the criteria above that we’ve already established.
Paying to get men to look at pictures of models doesn’t seem like much of a challenge. And if it doesn’t align with your core values then isn’t that admitting that the end justifies the means? Given your success and already recognizable name why not just start clean, avoid alienating many Instagramers with the bait and switch and low hanging fruit tactic? Think you got bad advice on this one.
Das angekündigte Instagram Test-Update ist dabei im Prinzip nur eine Erweiterung der gerade laufenden Facebook Experimente mit Video Ads. So kündigte das Social Network erst im Januar an, Mid-Roll Ads in Facebook Live einbinden zu wollen und den Bereich so ebenfalls zu monetarisieren. Werbetreibende dürfen gespannt bleiben. Mid-Roll Ads erfreuen sich bei den Usern keiner großen Beliebtheit, da sie die Videos eben mitten beim Anschauen unterbrechen und kein Skippen ermöglichen. So steht der User vor der Wahl eine Werbung anzuschauen, die er vermutlich nicht sehen will, oder das Video abzubrechen und die Plattform im schlimmsten Fall zu verlassen.
Abonnenten sind nichts Permanentes. Um sicherzustellen, dass deine Follower deine Inhalte weiterhin interessant finden und dir erhalten bleiben, solltest du beachten, dass du regelmäßig Inhalte lieferst, per Nachrichten interagierst und dich authentisch zeigst. Außerdem kannst du deinen Abonnenten folgen. So zeigst du Kundennähe und kannst durch Likes oder Kommentare für Fotos deiner Follower eine durchgehende Präsenz sowie Interesse zeigen. Diese Nähe zu den Usern wird langfristig gesehen auch deine Reichweite positiv beeinflussen.

Eine weitere Hürde bei der Monetarisierung des Instagram-Profils ist die Reichweite und damit verbundene Engagement-Rate. Ehe man einige tausend (echte) Follower hat, ist es schwierig, Geld zu verdienen. Die Anzahl der Follower alleine ist dabei nicht ausschlaggebend, schließlich gibt es inzwischen unzählige Methoden, an Follower heranzukommen. Da diese Methoden alles andere als produktiv sind und der Kauf von echten Followern recht teuer ist, gehen wir nicht näher auf sie ein. Was wichtiger als die bloße Anzahl der Follower ist, ist die Engagement-Rate. Kurz gesagt: Wie viele Follower liken die eigenen Beiträge und/oder hinterlassen einen Kommentar?
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).
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