Kim Westwood is a global leader in Influencer Marketing, recognized by Convince and Convert, the American Marketing Association and the Influencer Marketing Days conference as an expert, particularly in the area of return on investment (ROI). She is the founder and director of Shopping Links https://shoppinglinks.com/ a global Influencer and Content Marketplace that provides managed collaboration services for leading international brands such as Marks & Spencer, Macy’s and Folli Follie.
Instagram hat sich zu einem wichtigen Marketingkanal für visuelle Kommunikation entwickelt. Bereits 86 Prozent der Top 100 Unternehmen sind mittlerweile auf Instagram aktiv – mit einer nachweisbaren Erfolgsquote für ihr Produkt. “Marken und Konsumenten standen sich noch nie so nah wie auf Instagram”. Deshalb sollten Unternehmen die Möglichkeiten ihrer Marketingstrategien ausschöpfen und sich auf Instagram anmelden.
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)
Wenn du mit Instagram Geld verdienen möchtest (regelmäßig), dann betreibst du ein Gewerbe. In welcher Unternehmensform du startest ist erstmal nicht so wichtig. Als Künstler kannst du z.B. auch als Freiberufler starten. Aber egal welche Form du am Ende wählst, achte von vorn herein auf eine saubere Buchhaltung. Schreibe ordentliche Rechnungen und sammle Belege für deine Ausgaben (Reisen, Werbeausgaben, etc.). Meine Empfehlung hierfür ist das Finanzmanagement Tool FastBill. 
Fill out your bio with all the right information: This includes your contact information, what you post about and where you’re from. Add in a few keywords and even a couple of hashtags to ensure you’re easily findable by the right kind of followers. Something like: Beauty Blogger from San Francisco with a penchant for travel. Business inquiry: [email protected]
William Harris is leading content at Sellbrite and is also the Founder & Growth Marketer of Elumynt, LLC., VP of Marketing and Growth for a top 700 online retailer and former head of Marketing for When I Work, a VC backed SaaS company. William is also a contributor to leading publications like The Next Web, Search Engine Journal, Social Media Today, and Sellbrite and a speaker at industry events covering topics such as marketing strategy, search engine optimization, content marketing, digital marketing, social media and personal branding. Follow William on Twitter (@WmHarris101), LinkedIn, and Google+.
Wenn Nutzer deinen Account auf einem Foto, Video oder in ihrer Story verlinken, erhältst du eine Benachrichtigung. Das bietet für dich eine willkommene Grundlage für eine Marketingaktion. Denn so sehen zunächst die Follower der Person, die dich erwähnt hat, deinen Account, aber du kannst den Inhalt der Person auch reposten. Mit den nutzergenerierten Inhalten zeigst du Usernähe und bleibst mit deiner Zielgruppe in Verbindung.
Story Highlights: Eine Story von dir gefiel dir so gut, dass deine Follower die Möglichkeit haben sollen, diese öfter und langfristig zu sehen? Gar kein Problem, denn seit letztem Jahr kannst du deine Storys archivieren und als Highlights posten. Diese sind dann auf deinem Account über deinem Feed zu sehen. Dabei kannst du so viele Highlights festhalten wie du magst. Vor allem für aktuelle Werbekampagnen oder Stories, die einen Link und bestimmte Hashtags enthalten, eignet sich die Funktion wunderbar. So finden deine Abonnenten länger einen Zugang dazu und haben das Highlight direkt oben auf deinem Account angeordnet präsent. Da User, die noch nicht zu deinen Followern zählen, sich eher die Story-Highlights anschauen, bevor sie den ganzen Feed runterscrollen, ist diese Funktion ein wahres Marketinggeschenk. Wir bei OnlineMarketing.de haben bislang drei Highlight-Kategorien angelegt: Artikel, Tech und Highlights.
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.

How exciting that you just started your blogging journey! Hopefully my post has helped steer you in the right direction (here’s the more direct blogging post: http://happygreylucky.com/how-to-start-and-grow-a-successful-lifestyle-blog-in-10-steps/). Other than what I wrote there I would just say stay true to yourself and make sure you’re passionate about what you’re posting. And keep at it! It can be pretty daunting at first but, if you stick with it consistently, hopefully you’ll be able to find some traction.
Well… You got me! I am an entrepreneur and found you on Instagram through a model’s post. I own an Internet marketing agency and I think this is absolutely genius what you are doing. I was wondering what models were getting paid to promote on their profiles. I have been reading your blog for the past week and a half and I can already tell you that you will have a loyal follower here already. I may not be your $57,000 ROI but will definitely refer you to other digital marketers. If you are still taking entries for the giveaway, I’d like to get the university course! Haha!
Now that we have understood who an Instagram Influencer is, let’s take a look at the  most popular Instagram influencers these days. You can be in the search of daily inspiration or simply wanting to follow the most popular personalities on Instagram. Regardless, Instagram offers a wide variety of content and influencers that anyone can choose from based on your own preferences. We created a top 10 list of Instagram Influencers based on their followers.

Tip #1 Post links to your landing pages and websites within your stories. Now before you get all like, but I need to have like 10,000 followers to be able do that. Let me give you a strategy to help get you there ASAP. The strategy I prefer for getting 10,000 followers takes a little longer than follow/unfollow, but it gets high quality active followers, and that’s Gary Vee’s $1.80 strategy. Basically with this strategy you search up 10 hashtags in your niche and and leave your 2 cents, AKA a comment on the top 9 posts for each hashtag. I highly recommend doing this over the follow, unfollow method because you can really build a strong connection which of course is great for sales, but if you’re a little more impatient feel free to do the follow, unfollow method with an app like captivate to speed up the process.


Das Problem, dass Instagram keine Links unter den einzelnen Beiträgen zulässt, umgeht Liketoknow.it mit einem cleveren Trick: Influencer melden sich bei dem Service an, tragen die Affiliate-Links zu den Outfits in einer Web-Oberfläche ein und bekommen einen Liketoknow.it-Link (z.B.: www.liketk.it/2inYP). Diesen posten sie dann in der Beschreibung des jeweiligen Instagram-Fotos – wo er wegen der Instagram-Vorgaben nicht klickbar ist. Jeder Instagram-Nutzer der dieses Foto liked und bei Liketoknow.it angemeldet ist, bekommt dann eine E-Mail mit den Links zum Influencer-Shop. Über die Landing-Pages der Influencer und Brands kommt er dann zum eigentlichen Online-Shop. Kauft der Nutzer, bekommt der Influencer eine Affiliate-Provision, einen Teil behält Liketoknow.it.
Monetizing a blog or social media platform is a pretty hot and oftentimes polarizing topic. There are some people who are absolutely fascinated by the fact that bloggers and social media influencers can earn money (and sometimes lots of it!) for merely posting photos of themselves and their life. Others think that posting sponsored content somehow “taints” your online presence. Personally, I’m of the camp that nobody should work for free. Growing a blog and Instagram takes a lot of time and effort, so you should absolutely be paid for your effort. If you’re interested in turning your blog or Instagram into a money-making business, read on for my comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to monetize these platforms.
Prior to any list creation, I identify my top niches to recruit from. As an example, I manage an all-natural cosmetic brand. I look beyond the general niche of beauty bloggers and focus recruitment one level deeper. The more specific the niche I find, the higher conversion rates I see.  One recruitment segment I’ve identified is vegan influencers. These micro-influencers may have smaller numbers in followers, but they have knowledge, passion and a sincere connection with their audience that results in an authentic representation of my merchant. Below is an example of one of my top performing influencers. While her numbers do not compete with Kardashian level influencers, her authenticity and engagement surpass those with higher followers.
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.

How exciting that you just started your blogging journey! Hopefully my post has helped steer you in the right direction (here’s the more direct blogging post: http://happygreylucky.com/how-to-start-and-grow-a-successful-lifestyle-blog-in-10-steps/). Other than what I wrote there I would just say stay true to yourself and make sure you’re passionate about what you’re posting. And keep at it! It can be pretty daunting at first but, if you stick with it consistently, hopefully you’ll be able to find some traction.
Many marketers use automated email and drip sequences to introduce affiliate products and services to their subscribers. I use an auto-response sequence through MailerLite, a top-rated email marketing service and a fantastic alternative to MailChimp. You could send new subscribers three to five automated emails over a period of weeks/months and include affiliate links where applicable. Additionally, I see many marketers using landing page tools like Leadpages and Instapage to get subscribers and sales.
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.
As an affiliate manager, the evolution of influencers in the performance marketing space is a trend I have kept a close eye on. Early on, I saw the value of content affiliates, but remained a minority among my peers. Now, the tide has changed. Influencer marketing has infiltrated the affiliate marketing world. Merchants see the value of influencers’ reviews for conversions and requests for affiliate managers to recruit influencers have grown exponentially. Affiliate managers now spend much of their time diligently crafting custom emails with the hopes of recruiting the next top performing influencer. However, many of these hours are wasted because of one common mistake. Many managers overlook the first essential step in the recruitment process: creating the prospect list.  An unqualified list results in failure, no matter how brilliant your recruitment outreach.
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.

Make it easy for brands to find you by adding your contact e-mail in your Instagram bio and on an easy-to-find contact page on your blog. You can even have a form to fill out to make it easier and avoid spam but I would personally always list an actual e-mail address since some people just don’t like these online forms (and then get yourself a good spam filter).


Instagram Stories: In einer Story kannst du eine Umfrage erstellen. Dabei können die User zwischen zwei Themen auswählen und jeweils für das stimmen, von dem sie gerne mehr Inhalte sehen wollen würden. Doch wenn ein „Entweder-Oder“ sich nicht eignen sollte, hält Instagram eine brandneue Option bereit. Neu ausgerollt sind nämlich die Fragen-Sticker. Mithilfe dieser Option können deine Follower bei dem offenen Antwortformat individuelle Wünsche äußern. Du formulierst dabei die Frage, wie zum Beispiel: „Welche Themen fehlen euch noch auf diesem Account?“
As an affiliate manager, the evolution of influencers in the performance marketing space is a trend I have kept a close eye on. Early on, I saw the value of content affiliates, but remained a minority among my peers. Now, the tide has changed. Influencer marketing has infiltrated the affiliate marketing world. Merchants see the value of influencers’ reviews for conversions and requests for affiliate managers to recruit influencers have grown exponentially. Affiliate managers now spend much of their time diligently crafting custom emails with the hopes of recruiting the next top performing influencer. However, many of these hours are wasted because of one common mistake. Many managers overlook the first essential step in the recruitment process: creating the prospect list.  An unqualified list results in failure, no matter how brilliant your recruitment outreach.
Lets's say that only 15 people and I really low ball this will go and buy product that you promote…you need to have really bad descriptopn and you don't know strategy or any methods to increase those sales…but ok 15 people and your commison is $10 Dollars per sale so it means you've just made $150 Dollars Working Less than an Hour…or Ok you've worked 1 hour to set up an account, create desctipron and posts. $150 dollars working 1 hour!
Technically this should go before #7 and #8 because you need to figure out your rates before you can do sponsored content. That said, most sponsored content starts out as free gifting, which means you don’t actually need to know rates in the beginning since you’ll just be getting free product in exchange for your Instagram and blog posts. I also wanted to talk about sponsored content and influencer networks before I get into rates because I’ve had two very different experiences with the two when it comes to how much they pay.
Here is a high impact method of engagement with influencers: why not invite them to contribute to the design of your affiliate programs? It is not going to be easy. But if you succeed, this will be a great method to create a sense of ownership in affiliates. Of course, if they get involved and then realize that it was all a big public relations hoax, this method could backfire. Like all areas of marketing and communication, you need to come across sincerely.
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Hi Breno! Thanks for reading my post. How to create engaging content for influencers is a great idea for a post all on its own! It’s a tough line to walk because, of course, you want your post to translate to sales, but you also don’t want people to immediately shut off and scroll past you because they know your post is an ad. Thus, my short answer would be to work on including some sort of call to action within the photo. Make the photo engaging and encourage people to like and/or comment. Perhaps some sort of contest? Keep us posted on how it goes and what you decide to do. Cheers!
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