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.
It’s important to do some research into both your potential Influencer and their followers to see if this affiliate partnership is a good fit. While there’s no need to go over-board and nit-pick every single post, scrolling through and reading the comments on a few dozen will give you a good sense of whether this Influencer is right for your business.
Das Problem, dass Instagram keine Links unter den einzelnen Beiträgen zulässt, umgeht Liketoknow.it mit einem cleveren Trick: Influencer melden sich bei dem Service an, tragen die Affiliate-Links zu den Outfits in einer Web-Oberfläche ein und bekommen einen Liketoknow.it-Link (z.B.: www.liketk.it/2inYP). Diesen posten sie dann in der Beschreibung des jeweiligen Instagram-Fotos – wo er wegen der Instagram-Vorgaben nicht klickbar ist. Jeder Instagram-Nutzer der dieses Foto liked und bei Liketoknow.it angemeldet ist, bekommt dann eine E-Mail mit den Links zum Influencer-Shop. Über die Landing-Pages der Influencer und Brands kommt er dann zum eigentlichen Online-Shop. Kauft der Nutzer, bekommt der Influencer eine Affiliate-Provision, einen Teil behält Liketoknow.it.
It’s highly advisable when working with influencers in your affiliate program to work out an agreement with them where they get some free product and create their own content for their feed featuring your product. Followers are a lot more likely to engage with a sponsored post that has a personal touch attached to it. The ultimate reason we work with influencers in the first place is because they influence people to buy certain products. There’s no better way to do this than with a personalized post consisting of product you gave to them.
Ok I am new to shopify, designed up yesterday and setup my store and got it rolling already thanks to you guys. I am going to be getting a affiliate program going now but I am curious how long shopify takes for payments to arrive in my bank if im in the USA. Do they send a payment for every order? or should I just take paypal to make it easier to pay affiliates? This is what I am trying to figure out currently, from what I heard it takes 3 days to receive payments in USA and then im assuming I could pay affiliates with paypal with bank transfer. Should I just take paypal, i mean they charge a extra 2% that adds up?
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!

Influencer mit einer großen Reichweite werden im Regelfall von Interessenten angeschrieben, um einen Sponsored-Post zu veröffentlichen. Man kann aber auch selbst aktiv werden und im Internet relevante Unternehmen recherchieren, die zur gewählten Branche passen. Eine Alternative sind Netzwerke, die auf Kooperationen spezialisiert sind. Sie verbinden Influencer mit Werbeagenturen.
Affiliate marketing now faces a critical transition: with social media becoming increasingly shopper-friendly, bloggers are dropping their websites for Instagram fame. After previously relying on “publishers” to drive traffic for clients as part of an affiliate program, affiliate-focused agencies must now quickly get up to speed on new tactics, social platforms, and strategies to serve brands who are now seeking more comprehensive results from a diverse range of channels – not just web. With consumers swiping up on Instagram Stories to shop the looks of their favorite social media influencers, the convenience of shopping via social media is increasingly becoming the norm for shoppers looking to purchase on-the-go. Those affiliate marketers who are still only investing in website publishers and click-through metrics now run the risk of missing broad swaths of new customers and business on social.
If you haven’t already checked out my NEW free Wolf Millionaire Webinar I suggest you take the time to join and watch it. I outline and explain all the different ways you can make money using Instagram. Almost all of them DON’T require you to have a business, product or service in order to make money! At the end of my webinar I will send you a link to my updated FREE 35 Page Instagram guide.
Kim Westwood is a global leader in Influencer Marketing, recognized by Convince and Convert, the American Marketing Association and the Influencer Marketing Days conference as an expert, particularly in the area of return on investment (ROI). She is the founder and director of Shopping Links https://shoppinglinks.com/ a global Influencer and Content Marketplace that provides managed collaboration services for leading international brands such as Marks & Spencer, Macy’s and Folli Follie.

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?
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.
This might sound like a given, but it looks better if you can do your own photo shoot in your own style - it goes back to the word of mouth marketing. If you are the one wearing the product or have styled the picture yourself, it is more genuine and more likely to lead to a sale. @victoriama9 is a great example of this - it’s clear in the images that it’s her wearing the outfits and not a photo from the brand.
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.

The same holds true for video ads. As Mediakix reports, sponsored videos are commented on three times more than sponsored photos. Once uploaded, your post will be labeled ‘Sponsored’ and will show up in the news feed of those users who fit the profile to be the most interested in your offer. This way, Instagram aims to preserve the seamless look and feel of the feed, so that users are more willing to engage with it.
Eine Verbindung zwischen den Usern und dir zu schaffen ist maßgeblich für das Engagement auf deinem Profil. Wenn das nächste Mal jemand einen Post von dir kommentiert, dann antworte und trete in Interaktion mit deinen Abonnenten. Potratz rät auch dazu, des Öfteren Fotos mit Gesichtern zu veröffentlichen. Diese würden nämlich rund 38 Prozent mehr Likes bekommen als andere Fotos.
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.
This aspect of Instagram marketing may take quite a while to complete. You might have to go through many posts and hashtags to find influencers that are a good fit to tell your brand’s story. But it’s worth investing time into this step to do it right– if you nail down the perfect Instagram influencers who cater to your specific target audience, you could enjoy a pretty good ROI on your marketing spend.
For affiliate marketers, this means you can create a post with an image incorporating an affiliate product, with the affiliate link added as text overlay, or in the caption. This post will then be shared on an influencers Instagram account, exposing your affiliate link to a new audience, as well as finding you potential new Instagram followers for your own account.
One benefit of affiliate marketing is the fact that you don’t have to spend time looking for affiliates that match the types of sites your target audience visits. There are affiliate marketing service providers, like ShareASale and FlexOffers, that connect you with businesses, manage payments, offer tracking tools and make sure your content only shows up on reputable sites.
Many marketers use automated email and drip sequences to introduce affiliate products and services to their subscribers. I use an auto-response sequence through MailerLite, a top-rated email marketing service and a fantastic alternative to MailChimp. You could send new subscribers three to five automated emails over a period of weeks/months and include affiliate links where applicable. Additionally, I see many marketers using landing page tools like Leadpages and Instapage to get subscribers and sales.
Wow, this is just amazing. I read your other post about how to grow your instagram account and I have been using your tips ever since. I am fairly new to instagram ( started begging of February 2017), so far I can’t really impressed anyone with the number of followers but slowly moving forward;) Thank you very much for your posts once again and I looking forward to read new ones. X x x

Conducting a Webstagram search is an excellent way to find popular relevant hashtags for your business in a fraction of the time it would take to do so if you were searching them out yourself directly from Instagram. You can tailor your search simply by entering relevant keywords to your business into the search bar at the top of the page. The platform is free and easy to use, so it is totally worth doing a quick Webstagram search as you try to identify key information relevant to your Instagram marketing strategy. When you do a Webstagram search, the site generates a list of the most popular related hashtags and users on Instagram, and from there, you can both find the best tags to include on your photos as well as potential influencers.
Don’t Buy Fake Followers – Although brands might be impressed at first glance with your follower numbers, it won’t take long for them to realize that your audience isn’t worth paying for. A few clicks to check on engagement levels and how your followers have responded to your posts will tell them that you have bought your followers, not organically grown your audience. This isn’t the type of audience that will get results for businesses, and consequently, people won’t want to pay you to promote their posts.
Wer auf Plattformen wie Facebook, Pinterest oder Instagram Affiliate Marketing betreibt, sollte die entsprechenden Links als Werbung kennzeichnen. Experten empfehlen in diesem Zusammenhang einen Hinweis auf Werbung im „unmittelbaren Umfeld des Links“. Darüber hinaus ist es ratsam die Nutzer über die Funktionsweise von Affiliate Marketing zu informieren.
Once you reach a certain level of growth, the more you’re going to be inundated with e-mails and there may come a point in time when you feel like you’re spending all of your time answering e-mails rather than doing any actual work that brands want to hire you for. This is where a talent agency can help you. They can handle all of the nitty gritty for you – answer e-mails, negotiating rates, creating a content schedule for you, etc. They’ll also reach out to brands and PR firms on your behalf to pitch you for potential collaborations. In return, they take a cut of each of your collaborations (industry standard in North America is around 15-25%). On top of that cut, you will have to give up a lot of control that you might have a hard time doing and most will have you sign exclusively for a certain period of time. Definitely weigh the pros and cons for your particular situation. Having a firm handle all the paperwork and media management for you frees you up to do what you do best – create beautiful content – and that can be very liberating for some bloggers and influencers.

Instagram ist nach aktuellem Stand eines der beliebtesten sozialen Netzwerke, insbesondere bei jungen Menschen, die sich für Lifestyle interessieren. Auch in Deutschland wird die Foto-App immer beliebter und hat bereits Millionen von Menschen angezogen. Laut dem Markforschungsunternehmen Emarketer ist zu erwarten, dass die Nutzerzahlen von 11,2 Millionen im Jahr 2017 auf rund 16,3 Millionen steigen werden.


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.
For affiliate marketers, this means you can create a post with an image incorporating an affiliate product, with the affiliate link added as text overlay, or in the caption. This post will then be shared on an influencers Instagram account, exposing your affiliate link to a new audience, as well as finding you potential new Instagram followers for your own account.

With the maturing of the affiliate marketing industry, we are witnessing the emergence of influencers. These could be gurus who conduct programs in affiliate marketing. Or they could be bloggers who specialize in writing about affiliate marketing. Or they could be affiliate marketers who openly share their secrets of success. If some of these influencers put in a good word for you, their credibility could end up giving you nice inroads into the affiliate marketing community.

Das soziale Netzwerk baut die angebotenen Features immer weiter aus. Während man zu längst vergessenen Zeiten ausschließlich mit Hashtags versehene Fotos auf der Plattform posten konnte, besteht mittlerweile unter anderem die Möglichkeit über die App zu chatten, Stories, die à la Snapchat 24 Stunden sichtbar sind, hochzuladen und bezahlte Werbung zu schalten. Diese Optionen sind für Firmen und Marketer demnach mehr als attraktiv und halten zahllose Möglichkeiten bereit, kreativ, individuell und bestensfalls authentisch zu werben. Die folgenden 11Strategien schaffen eine Grundlage für die ideale Instagram-Präsenz.


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.

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.
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).
One thing I found odd with Clickbank is that to register, your IP address needs to match the country of the home address you are inputting. If you are traveling around, this makes it hard to register for an account. My application was immediately denied because although my home address is in Canada, my IP was coming from Europe as I was currently traveling when I applied for Clickbank.
Zu erkennen ist ein Video als gesponsorter Post der Marke zalando im Instagram Newsfeed, wo ein langer Jumpsuit beworben wird (linkes Bild). Über einen Klick auf “Gesponsert” können Nutzer entweder die Werbung verbergen oder mehr über die Instagram-Werbeanzeige erfahren (mittiges Bild). Möchte der Nutzer mehr Informationen einsehen, erklärt Instagram, was es mit dem gesponsorten Label auf sich hat (rechtes Bild).
Sponsored Posts wurden 2013 in den USA eingeführt. Zu den ersten bekannten Marken gehörten damals, unter anderem, Michael Kors, Levis und General Electric. Seit dem 20. April 2015 gibt es Instagram Werbung und Sponsored Posts auch in Deutschland. Zunächst sollen die Werbeanzeigen nur von ausgewählten Unternehmen geschaltet werden, die bereits auf der Plattform aktiv sind. Damit will Instagram sicherstellen, dass die Unternehmen viele Follower haben und die Werbung “kreativ und interessant” sei.
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.
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?

Das Posten von UGC ist deshalb so relevant, da Kunden sieben Mal häufiger von einer Marke kaufen, die andere Verbraucher vorschlagen. Wenn du auf deinem Account glückliche Konsumenten deines Produkts zeigen kannst, werden sich mit großer Wahrscheinlichkeit mehr Menschen dafür entscheiden. Dies wird auch mit ein Grund dafür sein, weshalb Influencer-Marketing bei Instagram einen fruchtbaren Boden gefunden hat.
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.

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.

One big pro to Tradedoubler is that they track the user through cookies, even if the user has turned cookies off. For example, most affiliate programs track users through cookies. If a user clicks your link and goes to a website, but doesn’t make a purchase, they will be tracked for a period of days (usually 30 days). If within those 30 days they come back and make a purchase, you earn your commission.
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.
The first is to choose a good, memorable username so when people are tagging you in their photos on Instagram they don’t have to search hard to find you. It’s best not to have any strange characters in there too as it can make it more difficult for people to find you. If you have a twitter, the same username can help when people are looking for you. If you are a brand, make sure your Instagram handle is the same as your brand.
Loyal audiences averaging in millions of subscribers for influencers all over social media have proven that their followings can convert into sales. Affiliate marketing ties into this, how? Performance-based marketing is often referred to as another term for affiliate marketing in which individuals are given customized links to track any sales generated from their promotional posts. From each of those sales, they are awarded via a commission percentage, flat dollar amount, or both. The ease of publisher customization, tracking URLs and commission payouts associated with affiliate marketing have been encouraging to influencers everywhere.

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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