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.
Laut statista befindet sich Instagram im März 2015 auf Platz 10 der weltweit größten Social Media Netzwerke mit über 300 Millionen monatlich aktiven Nutzern, wovon 70 Prozent außerhalb der USA auf die Plattform zugreifen. Insgesamten wurden 30 Milliarden Fotos und Videos über Instagram hochgeladen. 70 Millionen Fotos und Videos werden pro Tag online gestellt und etwa 2,5 Milliarden “Gefällt mir”-Angaben täglich auf Instagram vergeben. (Stand: Mai 2015)

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.
The bulk of the money that I earn through blogging and Instagram is through sponsored collaborations. Essentially, a brand or shop will provide me with one or more products and I will incorporate them into an Instagram or blog post (or two, or three). How do you go about getting sponsored collaborations? By working with brands that reach out to you and/or by reaching out to your favourite brands to see if they want to collaborate.
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