Depth of discussion – lots of comments on a post may look impressive but look deeper to see what the followers are saying. Find an influencer who engages properly with the audience who in turn respond through discussion. Ten comments that are meaningful and stimulate a conversation are more useful than 100 comments purely complimenting the post. Follow this concept through to the types of posts that get the most likes; are they relevant to your business, or are they all favouring posts with a lighter tone or images?
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.

When you are posting a photo make sure you use relevant tags. Including hashtags means more engagement and likes. To find the best tags for your content you need to research your audience to find out what hashtags they are using on their posts. Posting the most popular tags won’t necessarily help you in the long run. For example, a travel blogger should have travel related tags. If they were to include a hashtag about vitamins it wouldn’t necessarily fit with their content. If you include a hashtag that doesn’t fit with your niche, people will be less likely to engage with you.


Innerhalb der Story-Funktion selbst gibt es noch weitere Features, die die Reichweite deiner Story erhöhen. Da Instagram ähnlich wie die Muttergesellschaft Facebook von Usern dazu genutzt wird, um nach Brands, Shops und anderen professionellen Accounts zu suchen und neue relevante Kanäle zu entdecken, solltest du die zur Verfügung stehenden Features innerhalb deiner Story nutzen. Dadurch erhöhst die deine Reichweite und erreichst mit großer Wahrscheinlichkeit Instagrammer, die bislang noch nicht auf deinen Account aufmerksam geworden sind. Dazu gehören:

Zu erkennen ist ein Video als gesponsorter Post der Marke zalando im Instagram Newsfeed, wo ein langer Jumpsuit beworben wird (linkes Bild). Über einen Klick auf “Gesponsert” können Nutzer entweder die Werbung verbergen oder mehr über die Instagram-Werbeanzeige erfahren (mittiges Bild). Möchte der Nutzer mehr Informationen einsehen, erklärt Instagram, was es mit dem gesponsorten Label auf sich hat (rechtes Bild).
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)
Coupon codes have always been an effective way to get people to buy something. Influencers like @cassieandrewsstyle has a product photograph, and in the blurb she includes a coupon. If it is an exclusive coupon code, then it has more draw because the discount is better than a normal coupon code. Not all coupon codes require a click to be tracked by an affiliate network, which is great news for these affiliates who want to promote an exclusive code but don’t want to include a link.
For affiliate marketers, this means you can create a post with an image incorporating an affiliate product, with the affiliate link added as text overlay, or in the caption. This post will then be shared on an influencers Instagram account, exposing your affiliate link to a new audience, as well as finding you potential new Instagram followers for your own account.
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