Kevin Curry, is more famously known by his Instagram and YouTube name “FitMenCook”. As the founder of FitMenCook, Kevin encourages people to live their life in a healthy way. Through his Instagram posts, Kevin shares recipes designed for both men and women who want to eat healthy to maintain the work they put in at the gym. This Instagram foodie influencer has a YouTube channel with over 400k subscribers and over 1.1 million people follow him on Instagram.

I think that is a big lesson on what not to do on Instagram unless you target market your audience. Of all these things, the Contest is probably the only takeaway for anyone interested in Instagram that will hit a large enough audience to get you your followers. You put a lot of money in to get some confusion about your Brand and your Credibility. If I had signed up for your Instagram account because i like your marketing wisdom and I found a lot of women in bathing suits , I would have deleted your account as you are turning off 50% of your market. If your market is entrepreneurs who like almost naked women and fancy jets then go target them.
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.
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.
A Direct Message on Instagram is only slightly better. It can get lost in the mix of other DMs, and it’s often a crap shoot as to whether they will even read it since if they don’t follow you on Instagram, your DM will show up as a “message request” in their inbox. These are often just ignored. However, Influencers on the micro-level are more likely to check these DMs so for those with smaller followings, it’s worth a shot.
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.
…as an experiment, though, it certainly is interesting. Your work is highly respected (including by our company, which has many women working across a number of areas) but I must admit, I’m glad it was just an experiment. There are many facets to advertising, and this covered one type–the living vicariously through perfectly-presented images of luxury.
der Instagram Blogger y verweist unter dem geposteten Bild auf den Link in der Biografie, beispielsweise, dass das Kleidungsstück der Firma y auf seinem Online Blog zu finden ist. Klickt der User auf den Link in der Biografie, sieht anschließend das Kleidungsstück auf dem Online Blog, klickt erneut das Bild an, wird er direkt zum Online Shop der Firma y weitergeleitet. An dieser Stelle bindet der Blogger y einen Affiliate-Link ein. Kauft der Besucher das zuerst auf Instagram gesichtete Kleidungsstück, erhält der Blogger als Affiliate von der Firma x eine Provision für die Vermittlung.
Include relevant information about the photograph and ask a question to your followers. This is important to drive engagement to your posts and it gives people the information they are looking for. Geo-tagging can help when customers want to find out where something is. A blogger utilising geo-tagging might include where they are in the photograph, while brands should geo-tag store locations to make it easier for people to find.
Make sure your bio includes some good information about you or your company - you have 150 characters to show off what you’re about. Make sure you include your website link, and a way of contacting you as well - this is important for influencers, and also brands. At the moment it isn’t possible to search bios for keywords and hashtags, so don’t worry about using those in your bio.

Geotagging und Hashtags: Über den Sticker oben rechts kannst du Hashtags und Local Tags in deine Story einbauen und deine Reichweite erhöhen. Wie bereits erwähnt: Suche bewusst Tags aus und überlade die Story nicht mit zu vielen Stickern. Die Größe und die Position kannst du mit ziehenden Bewegungen deiner Finger individuell an das Bild oder Video anpassen. Oder verstecke die Hashtags hinter einem Emoji. Mit einem gelungenen Einsatz von Hashtags in deiner Story landest du womöglich in der dazugehörigen Hashtag Story und machst deinen Content einem viel größeren Publikum zugänglich.
Als weitere Möglichkeit kannst Du die Kosten-Abrechnung für Instagram Werbung als CPM (Cost per Mille) auswählen. Bei dieser Strategie entstehen Dir pro 1.000 Werbeimpressionen Kosten. Dies bedeutet, dass die Anzeigen nur auf dem Bildschirm der Nutzer erscheinen müssen. Einmal ansehen bedeutet eine Impression. Klicks spielen bei dieser Berechnung keine Rolle. Laut diversen Experten liegt die durchschnittliche Cost per Mille bei Instagram zwischen 5 und 6 Euro. Für eine Impression zahlt man bereits, nachdem diese nur Millisekunden dem User angezeigt wird. Seit 2015 kann man die Impressionen auch für 100% sichtbare Anzeigen zahlen. Das bedeutet konkret, dass die gesamte Werbeanzeige von oben bis unten im News-Feed des Users durchläuft.
The easiest way to get a lot from your influencer partners in your affiliate program is to set up a compensation plan with them where they’re paid a flat amount of money in exchange for promoting your products or services on their feed. Most influencers do not like working on a commission basis. They would much rather get cash upfront. If your brand were willing to do this, this would be the best way to get their attention. You could even work out a zero commission deal with them where they don’t earn commission from the sales they refer at all. If the influencer is really powerful, you might even come out ahead despite the upfront risk.
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One way to increase your chances of getting good ROI through Instagram marketing is by being as targeted as possible in the people you’re going after. For example, if you have an online store that sells formal shoes, you might want to target influencers that specialize in “professional footwear for men” as opposed to influencers that are in “men’s fashion.”
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.
Your customers' photos: Linked to this is the use of User Generated Content on your account. Get customers to share their images of your products and re-gram (download "Repost for Instagram" app to repost your customers' photos). This is a proven successful method of selling and would make a great addition to your account. It also calls for you to start up your own unique hashtag which you can then promote to all your customers: it’s a seriously slick way to make yourself stand out from the crowd. For example, White Castle asks their customers to use #MyCrave to their photos. Now when they see them using that hashtag, they can repost (or regram) their photos to their Instagram account. Here's an example:
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.
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.
Bei Instagram Geld verdienen kannst du nicht nur mit Werbung, sondern auch mit dem Verkauf von eigenen Produkten. Für Business Profile bietet Instagram seit März 2018 sogar an Produkte zu kennzeichnen und direkt im Bild Produkte zu markieren und mit einem Kauflink in den eigenen Shop auszustatten. Einige Shopsysteme wie z.B. Shopify bieten diese Funktion out-of-the-box bereits an. Du kannst deine im Shop angelegten Produkte also sehr einfach mit deinen Bildern auf deinem Instagram Business Account verlinken und hast mit jedem Bild die Chance auf Umsätze. 
Earnings are what matter to most affiliates. Our commissions indicate how we are performing, which is why affiliate marketing is also called performance and commissioned-based marketing. You can monitor traffic to your website in which case Google Analytics will do the trick. To learn more about your audience, measure reach, and track engagement, check out Instagram Insights (for business profiles), Hootsuite Analytics, and Iconosquare. 
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