On the one hand I have to agree with some of previous commenters who failed to see a clear objective of this experiment. Was it to show how Instagram can help ALL types of businesses because to me the tactics you used seemed best suited to lifestyle/consumer brands not so much professional services. Also, as a female, and long-time reader of your blog, I was a little disappointed at the sexist overtones of some of your tactics – I don’t see how bikini clad models have to do with entrepreneurship or your brand in general.
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.
Das Prinzip von SharePop mit dem beworbenen Content funktioniert auch, ohne sich bei dem Portal anmelden zu müssen. Sponsored-Posts sind in der Onlinewelt längst die Norm und machen auch vor sozialen Netzwerken wie Instagram nicht halt. Im Grunde wird der Promoter dafür entlohnt, eine Werbeanzeige bei Instagram zu posten, sei es für ein Produkt oder eine Dienstleistung.
Great insight! Big brands are now into micro-influencers as they have more real engagement with real followers which they can market effectively. You can use a tool like an engagement rate calculator from Phlanx.com to know the interaction activity of a micro-influencer. You can also use an influencer directory to speed up the process in looking for the right influencers to work with.
I look forward to seeing if/how this $57k investment pays off for you. It’s a pretty interesting experiment to say the least. I have the same dilemma with the Instagram account I just created for my bow tie company, Chringle & Co. I see how the fashion accounts that get tons of attention operate, but I’m not flashy enough to organize a daily photo shoot to showcase my #details. Dah well, hopefully I can use the approach you have and work with other Instagram models and fashion-forward individuals in the coming months.
Influencer-Marketing ist nicht nur etwas für große Unternehmen. Auch kleine und mittelständische Unternehmen können so mit relativ wenig Mitteln auf sich aufmerksam machen. Sie müssen zum Beispiel keinen eigenen Content erstellen, denn das übernehmen die Influencer. Und wenn diese ihre selbst gestalteten Posts nicht korrekt auszeichnen und damit Schleichwerbung machen, sind sie dann nicht selbst schuld? So einfach ist es nicht. Wer Influencer beauftragt, für seine Marke zu werben, kann dafür verantwortlich gemacht werden, wenn es sich dabei um Schleichwerbung handelt. Unternehmen und Agenturen sollten also unbedingt darauf achten, dass die Influencer die Posts richtig auszeichnen. Das lässt sich zum Beispiel über Verträge und/oder entsprechende Guidelines regeln.
Doberschütz nimmt den Kampf mit der großen Nummer aus den USA an. Doch es gibt mehrere Hürden: „Das größte Problem ist, die Menschen zur Anmeldung zu bewegen.“ Viele Otto-Normal-Instagram-Nutzer seien skeptisch, ihre Daten inklusive E-Mail-Adresse weiterzugeben, nur um dann die Outfits der Influencer shoppen zu können. Umso beeindruckender, dass es Liketoknow.it geschafft hat, so viele Instagram-Nutzer auch in den eigenen Dienst zu ziehen. Weil die Anmeldungen ausbleiben, musste der StyleLike-Gründer schnell umdenken. „Wir schicken die Nutzer jetzt ohne Anmeldung direkt zu Shopping-Landingpages der Influencer.“ Damit gleicht StyleLike jetzt eher den beiden anderen Konkurrenten Like2Buy und Have2Have.it.
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?

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.
Merch by Amazon – If you use Merch by Amazon then you don’t need to set up your own online store – all products are simply displayed on Amazon’s website. Simply upload your artwork to your Amazon Merch account, and add the product information and price. Amazon will then create a product page for your work, and when you receive orders they will print and ship. (Merch by Amazon only prints onto T-shirts and is only available in the US).
Als Alternative zu einem Dienst wie Linktree, bietet es sich an einen eigenen Blog im Instagram-Profil zu verlinken. Auf diese Weise können beispielsweise Produktreviews auf Instagram angeteasert werden und auf den dazugehörigen Blogbeitrag verweisen, in dem wiederum die passenden Affiliate-Links untergebracht werden können. So lassen sich Affiliate-Links mithilfe von Blogbeiträgen auch über weitere Soziale Netzwerke verbreiten, um die gesamte Community zu erreichen.
Another great way to get the most out of Instagram influencers in your affiliate program is to host a product giveaway with them. Influencers love running giveaways because they receive excellent engagement from them and gain a lot of new followers in the process. When you structure the giveaway with the influencer you do want to make sure that it’s not one sided and you get some new followers for your social media accounts as well. At the end of the day, it’s a great way to get some new followers and get some great marketing out there for the cost of your product, which is usually a brand’s preferred currency.

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.


Beyonce fell from the second spot to the fourth on the list of Instagram accounts with the most followers. The extremely popular American singer currently has 109 million followers. Her posts have high engagement, with most posts bringing in over a million likes and countless comments. Beyonce normally posts pictures of herself, also including her family at times. She famously used her Instagram platform to reveal that she was pregnant with twins with husband Jay Z, which made headlines worldwide.
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.
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.
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