My name is Jamie Spencer and I have spent the past 5 years building money making blogs. After growing tired of the 9-5, commuting and never seeing my family I decided that I wanted to make some changes and launched my first blog. Since then I have launched lots of successful niche blogs and after selling my survivalist blog I decided to teach other people how to do the same.
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!
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.
As you might already know, Instagram has made it possible and easy to switch between your personal and business accounts. Setting up a business profile has a number of advantages. It allows you to get access to real-time analytics and view the engagement metrics on particular posts. Users, in turn, can reach out to you by tapping the Contact button and taking a specific action afterwards, like making a call or sending you an email. In 2016, Instagram rolled out a new option for business accounts – Instagram for Business. It’s a great way to put the promoted product in front of your target audience in a few simple steps. Upgrade your business profile to Instagram for Business. Create a compelling, eye-catching post featuring the product. Select the target audience, budget, promotional content, CTA, and duration of the promotion. Once it’s done, you will see the button “Promote” under your post and be able to start running your ad on Instagram!
This is a great way to get noticed by a brand and maybe even have them repost your photo, which is great for growth. But even better yet, if you get on their radar they might just contact you for a collaboration. At the very least, it’s great for brands who are thinking of working with you to see that you do product placement on your Instagram (whether or not the brands you tag actually paid you or not). I wouldn’t go overboard, though, and tag every single item in every single photo. Just whatever happens to be prominent in the photo or whatever people typically ask you about in your comments. For example, I get a lot of questions about my IKEA learning tower hack so I actually created a separate Instagram account with the tutorial link so I can tag that account (@ikealearningtower) in every one of my kitchen photos because I know there will be someone interested in that info.
Wichtig ist dabei noch, dass man die Angabe „* = Affiliatelinks/Werbelinks“ sowohl in der Desktop-Version, als auch in der mobilen Version der Website finden kann. Die Sidebar wird ja in der Regel ausgeblendet in der mobilen Ansicht. Deshalb habe ich diesen Punkt in der mobile Navigation aufgenommen. Damit ist diese Erklärung nicht sofort sichtbar, aber immerhin schnell auffindbar.
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.

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
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.
Was ich auch schon häufig gesehen habe sind Instagrammer-Reisen (wie Bloggerreisen). Sie werden in Länder und an Orte eingeflogen, um vor Ort zu fotografieren. Auch, wenn von einer Reise keine Miete gezahlt werden kann, kann es als "Zusatzverdienst" dennoch interessant sein. Meist gibt es hier zumindest ein Reisebudget. Im besten Fall auch einen Pauschalbetrag oben drauf. 

There’s not quite as much consensus online with what is a good rate to charge for a blog post. Some say $100 per 10,000 monthly page views (not uniques) is a good starting point, others create a rate based on the number of hours you put into each post (at least $50 per hour for post creation, $100 per hour for photography). I would say take both of these into consideration. If you have 10,000 monthly page views but spend 10 hours putting each post together, that would be just above minimum wage if you went with the first calculation. That’s hardly worth your time. I would say the minimum you should charge for a lifestyle post with beautiful photography is $200 plus $100 per 10,000 monthly page views. It would surprise me if you can spit out a blog post – photography, editing, writing – in under 4 hours and your time is absolutely worth $50 / hour. That’s just my personal opinion though, coming from a very visual (and time-intensive) lifestyle blog.

Auf Instagram folgen 70 Prozent der Nutzer einem Unternehmen. Da die Markeninhalte in den Stories sich bereits jetzt schon einer ansehnlichen Beliebtheit erfreuen und Unternehmen den Bereich seit der Einführung erfolgreich als essentiellen Bestandteil ihrer Kommunikation nutzen, ist der Einsatz von Anzeigen nur folgerichtig, um die User zielgerichtet erreichen zu können. „Zahlreiche Marken haben Stories in den letzten Monaten als immersives Format in ihrer Kommunikation eingesetzt und sehen hohes Engagement in ihrer Zielgruppe – das zeigt sich auch darin, dass 70% der Menschen sich Stories mit eingeschaltetem Ton ansehen. Mit Anzeigen in Stories ermöglichen wir es Unternehmen nun, die Beziehung zu ihren Kunden auf kreative Art und Weise zu intensivieren und ich bin gespannt, wie deutsche Marken dieses neue Format einsetzen werden“, so Nadine Neubauer, Brand Development Lead Instagram (Central Europe).


Because of the success of social media influencers, they are highly sought after. Before choosing which products to promote, there are several factors they take into consideration before making that decision. Although influencers are rewarded for their efforts in these campaigns, either through a payment or free goods, they can be very particular about what products to promote.

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.
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