The truth is that both influencer and affiliate marketing are powerful ways to educate your target audience and turn them into customers. Not understanding the differences and how each strategy works means you miss out on opportunities to increase your reach and grow your business. You see, it’s not about relying on just one strategy all the time but instead figuring out which one meets your current goals and alternating between the strategies.
Weil es so schwer ist, Nutzer zur Anmeldung zu bewegen, denkt Doberschütz schon über neue Möglichkeiten nach, das Projekt zum Erfolg zu führen. Er hat einen Exit-Intent-Layer eingebaut. Wenn man die StyleLike-Seite verlassen will, erscheint ein Pop-up, das ein kostenloses E-Book über Instagram-Erfolg verspricht – wenn man seine E-Mail-Adresse hinterlässt. Auf diesem Weg will Doberschütz Nutzer langfristig an sich binden. Denn in Zukunft will er StyleLike zu einer Monetarisierungs-Plattform für Fashion-Influencer aufbauen – egal, wo die ihre Inhalte posten. Außerdem will er eine Instagram Academy gründen. In Online-Kursen soll jeder dort lernen, wie er bei Instagram mehr Follower aufbauen kann. Und Brands würden sich nach besseren Analysemöglichkeiten für visuelle Inhalte sehnen und so überlegt Doberschütz, eine Plattform für Influencer-Stockfotos zu gründen. Da steht viel auf dem Plan. Allzu leicht scheint es also nicht zu sein, mit Liketoknow.it im Kerngeschäft zu konkurrieren. Daher sucht sich Doberschütz eben auch andere Bereiche, um Geld zu verdienen.
I think the whole thing with it now being paid for has ruin what it is. It was a chance that every day people got a chance to feel special and be known just for doing what they do…eat out, shop, create etc. Now its just another platform in which experts have taken over and turned into a platform for making money which ruin what it is…. cant just be liked for who you are now people are projecting this “perfect” life bullshit and I’m so over it… Even when celebrities started getting on there it was cool because you got to see a personal side to them and once again they sell out for money (or pay someone to do it for them) and once again just turned into another social outlet taken over by fake and rich people… lame
Once you reach a certain online presence, brands (or their PR firms) will naturally start to reach out to you. Always make sure that your e-mail address is easy to find, as per step number 2. Not every brand that reaches out to you will fit your aesthetic or your own personal brand. Don’t say yes to just anyone because they’re willing to pay you. Make sure the brands you promote align with your aesthetic and principles. Your sponsored posts should be authentic and you should only promote products you truly believe in and use yourself.

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The truth is that both influencer and affiliate marketing are powerful ways to educate your target audience and turn them into customers. Not understanding the differences and how each strategy works means you miss out on opportunities to increase your reach and grow your business. You see, it’s not about relying on just one strategy all the time but instead figuring out which one meets your current goals and alternating between the strategies.
I personally use Reward Style, which is a little more exclusive (there’s an application process involved). It’s more fashion based, which is not as ideal for me, and as thus I’ve recently signed up for Link Share (Rakukaten) as well. To give you an idea, I’m making about $100 per month (which is really not a lot) with Reward Style – meaning blog visitors are spending about $1500-2000 through affiliate links. I only link about 20% of my links through them though, since a lot of the home decor / baby items I share on my blog aren’t part of the Reward Style program. Once I’ve had some experience with other affiliate programs and how well they work for a lifestyle blogger like myself, I’ll make sure to update this post.
It’s about damn time. I just saw your @whoisneilpatel a few days ago and wondered “Wait, did he just completely rebrand his IG?” I wondered because I followed your original IG page, but unfollowed it because, well, it’s boring (no offense haha) my friends already annoy me with pictures of their food. However, your whoisNeilPatel is effing awesome! (is this why you shaved your head?)… Living vicariously through that type of page is what keeps me entertained – and motivated. I think this is perfect for personal branding and brand awareness. I’m not in stocks, but i know who Timothy Sykes is because of Secret Entourage & IG, and if I plan to educate myself and learn, i’m going to search around through him first to further investigate my next steps. For me, i’ve grown our IG pages through advertising on other influencers IG page that may have an audience interested in my page. After building to thousands of followers, i’ve done “S4S” which is free and easiest way to grow your following. After a certain time, I just delete the picture of the other page. Just my .02
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:

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.
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.
Jeder Marketingkanal bedarf einer speziellen Marketingstrategie – so auch Instagram. Zum Beispiel sind veröffentlichte Bilder nicht mit einer URL bzw. einem Link versehen. Zudem können Nutzer keine Bilder teilen. Dadurch ist es schwierig, unmittelbaren Traffic oder eine Konversion zu messen. Instagram ist daher als digitaler Branding Kanal einzuordnen.
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.
Luca Crivellaro Fondatore di Bee-Social.it ma anche dell’e-commerce Woodulike.it e di In-formazione.net. In passato ho lavorato per Marketing Arena, ma non penso solo al web marketing: sono istruttore di nuoto, amo il trekking e la montagna. Mi piace scrivere e condividere sul tema del guadagno online, con una certa attenzione verso i Social Media.
Attracting influencers in the affiliate community, and seeking their assistance in spreading the word, comes into the picture. But are we going to get stuck into yet another chicken-and-egg situation? Not necessarily. There are a couple of elegant tactics to get influencers curious and impressed. Keep in mind that influencers are the masters of marketing, and might be averse to being marketed to. So keep it above board and elegant. Here is a small list of ideas:
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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