On the other hand, if your goal is to get people to promote your product or service, special offers, discounts and more through channels other than social media, then use affiliate marketing. Target bloggers, companies and publishers with content that complements or relates to your brand base. Understand your customers’ needs and their interests so that you speak to your target audience about what matters most to them. If you sell workout gear, then partner with health and fitness publishers that focus on weight loss, healthy eating and more. This approach of speaking to specific customers with specific needs works because affiliate marketing is designed to generate leads and help you grow your revenue.
Möchtest Du stattdessen ein Budget für die gesamte Dauer Deiner Werbekampagne festlegen, kannst Du individuell bestimmen, wie viel Geld Du für die Kampagne maximal ausgeben willst. Instagram kann das Gesamtbudget auf ein tägliches Budget herunter rechnen und Deine Anzeigen entsprechend ausliefern. Wie hoch die Kosten für Instagram Werbung im Endeffekt sind und wie häufig Deine Werbeanzeigen auf der Plattform platziert werden, wird stets von der individuellen Leistung der Werbeanzeigen bestimmt.
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.
While affiliate marketing is nothing new in principle, it is fairly new to the world of Instagram. In many ways, the pairing is a match made in heaven. Instagram followers are more likely to engage with branded content than other social media users. Instagram celebrities from Kim Kardashian to the Beauty Boys have garnered millions of loyal followers thanks to influencer strategies that tell consistently compelling stories.
Im Gegensatz zu Pinterest ist das Einbinden von Affiliate Links auf Instagram erlaubt. Besonders User mit einer großen Reichweite können mit dieser Methode Geld im Internet verdienen. Derzeit nutzen augenfällig viele Mode-Blogger die Vorteile des Affiliate Marketings, um mehr Umsätze zu generieren. Aber auch andere Branchen sind von der Verwendung des Werbelinks nicht ausgeschlossen.
Wie kann Affiliate auf einer Plattform funktionieren, auf der Links in Posts und Kommentaren nicht auftauchen? Megachats nutzt einen Workaround. Einer der wenigen Orte, an denen Links auf Instagram eingefügt werden können, ist in der Profilbeschreibung. Megachats packt also den Affiliate-Link neben das Profilfoto und weist seine vielen Follower über ein Werbeposting darauf hin. Dort steht dann sowas: „Die perfekte Spiele-App gegen Langeweile! Link zur App in meiner Bio!“ Klickt Ihr auf den Link, landet Ihr direkt im App Store oder Googles Play Store bei der App des Tages. Bei unseren Recherchen waren das unter anderem die Musik-App Deezer oder Spiele wie „Panda Pop – Bubble Shooter“ und „Cookie Jam“.
Now, this is is just a guideline that most influencers (and influencer talent agencies) go by. There are plenty of brands out there who aren’t willing to pay this high so you be the judge of what you’re willing to accept. Don’t undersell yourself though. It takes a lot of work to produce content and just because someone is willing to pay something, doesn’t mean it’s enough for the work involved or the reach you provide.
Kevin Curry, is more famously known by his Instagram and YouTube name “FitMenCook”. As the founder of FitMenCook, Kevin encourages people to live their life in a healthy way. Through his Instagram posts, Kevin shares recipes designed for both men and women who want to eat healthy to maintain the work they put in at the gym. This Instagram foodie influencer has a YouTube channel with over 400k subscribers and over 1.1 million people follow him on Instagram.
We have advised e-commerce professionals on methods of attracting top affiliates to their affiliate marketing programs. But some have come back and reported that those methods are not enough. They feel that they are stuck in a chicken-and-egg situation where people are willing to try them out only after they have heard good things about them. And that sort of reasoning will help you promote your affiliate program.
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.
Da man für das Setzen von Affiliate-Links und den Einbau von Affiliate-Bannern keine direkte Gegenleistung erhält, könnte man an dieser Stelle folgern, dass keine Kennzeichnung notwendig ist. Aber natürlich gibt es eine nachgelagerte Vergütung, die ohne das Setzen der Links und Banner nicht zustande kommen würde. Zudem würde man solche Affiliatelinks nicht setzen, wenn man nicht auch einen finanziellen Profit davon erwarten würde.
One way to increase your chances of getting good ROI through Instagram marketing is by being as targeted as possible in the people you’re going after. For example, if you have an online store that sells formal shoes, you might want to target influencers that specialize in “professional footwear for men” as opposed to influencers that are in “men’s fashion.”
Here are some more influencer networks that I have absolutely no experience with but that I’ve found online and are recommended by other bloggers, in alphabetical order (*): Acorn Influence, Activate by Bloglovin’, AdvoWire, BlogHer, Blog Meets Brand, BrandBacker, Clever, Content BLVD, Everywhere Agency, Experticity, Famebit, Fitfluencial, Hypetap, Influence Central, Influincity, Instabrand, Massive Sway, Megan Media, Network Niche, NeoReach, One2One Network, Pollinate Media, She Knows Media, She Speaks, Snapfluence, Speakr, Sway Group,  The Shelf Network, and Tribe Group.
Like them or hate them, hashtags make a difference. They improve the discoverability of posts and drive likes and comments. The key point here is relevance. Use the hashtags that correspond to your niche. Carry out research and pay attention to the tags your competitors use in their posts. Incorporate some branded hashtags to raise awareness, like the name of the promoted product or any other related tag. Let your creativity flow. Instagram allows to use up to 30 hashtags per post, but be careful not to go overboard. The optimal number of hashtags for maximum engagement is 11.

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.
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.
Whether you are a brand or an influencer, creating a good Instagram profile isn’t as easy as it sounds. In principle it’s simple - take a good photo, upload it, add a filter and upload it. However, some of the most successful accounts have taken steps to make sure their Instagram stands out from the crowd so that they can gain more followers, and if they are an influencer, it paves the way for big brands to want to work with them to reach a wider audience.
At a direct conversion of $39/month subscription, you will receive $19.50/month commission at 50% each month. While you are sending traffic and referrals, you will receive $19.50 every month until that 1 sale cancels.  In addition, they may sign up as affiliates through your referral and you will be able to see who you referred that signed up. We will also pay you an additional 5% of your referred affiliate’s commissions!
Most affiliate networks these days offer an option to set a specific coupon code as “forced exclusive” to a specific affiliate publisher. This means that any time that coupon code is used, even if no affiliate link was clicked previously, the specific affiliate which the code is tied to always gets commission for sales where customers use that code. This is especially helpful if customers happen to visit a coupon site or a different bottom funnel affiliate before making their purchase when the Instagram influencer was the true referrer for the sale and deserves the proper credit.
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.
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?
Du kannst die Social Media Werbung auf Instagram als CPA (Cost per action) abrechnen lassen. Bei diesem beliebten Kostenmodell bezahlst Du für unterschiedliche Aktionen, die direkt mit Deiner Werbung zusammenhängen. Eine ziemlich innovative Strategie ist CPL (Cost per like). Bei dieser bezahlst Du für Deine Instagram Werbung nur, wenn ein Nutzer Deinen Beitrag geliked hat.

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:
Nordstrom Rack’s recent partnership with Shopping Links is an outstanding example how influencer marketing can be coupled with affiliate marketing to drive not only brand awareness but also traffic and sales. By utilizing the Shopping Links Influencer marketplace, Nordstrom Rack was able to simplify the process of identifying and gifting influencers at scale. Individually-selected Influencers created a series of social media posts supported with blog posts to showcase Nordstrom Rack’s products to more than 500,000 potential customers.
The top Influencers may balk at this payment model since they are used to pay-per-post. But again, it’s much more likely that micro-influencers will be open to this model. And to sweeten the pot, you should offer an initial “signing bonus” of free products for them to have, and also a higher commission rate unique for these affiliate Influencers. If your usual commission rate is 10–20% for the average influencer, consider going as high as 50%. Even if the ROI isn’t quite 11X, but say 5X, it’s still well worth the commission costs.
Unternehmen können in organischen Beiträgen Produkte mit einem Preisschild markieren, sodass Instagrammer mit einem Fingertipp alle wichtigen Informationen zum Produkt sehen und es dann ganz unkompliziert in den Warenkorb packen können. Für diesen Schritt öffnet sich innerhalb der App ein neues Fenster mit der Produktseite im Online-Shop des Unternehmens.
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. 

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Möchtest Du stattdessen ein Budget für die gesamte Dauer Deiner Werbekampagne festlegen, kannst Du individuell bestimmen, wie viel Geld Du für die Kampagne maximal ausgeben willst. Instagram kann das Gesamtbudget auf ein tägliches Budget herunter rechnen und Deine Anzeigen entsprechend ausliefern. Wie hoch die Kosten für Instagram Werbung im Endeffekt sind und wie häufig Deine Werbeanzeigen auf der Plattform platziert werden, wird stets von der individuellen Leistung der Werbeanzeigen bestimmt.
Hast du es erstmal zum Influencer geschafft, melden sich die potentiellen Kunden oder deren Marketing Agenturen eigentlich häufig von alleine. Besser ist es allerdings, wenn du dir selbst deine Kunden, bzw. die Marken aussuchst, für die du gerne werben möchtest. Du selbst weißt schliesslich am besten, welche Brand zu dir passen würde. Und genau das wollen Marken: Authentische Botschafter, die eine Marke aus Überzeugung (und gegen Geld) bekannter machen und Reichweite ausbauen. Schreib also die Marken gerne mal an und schau was passiert. Wenn dir das zu viel Aufwand ist, schau gerne bei Plattformen wie Blogfoster oder Influry vorbei, um aus bestehenden Angeboten das passende auszusuchen.
This is one of the best ways for influencers to get their traffic to convert to sales. If your Instagram is full of beautiful lifestyle images, that people are curious about, then by letting them know they can shop these items is key. @sheshopped has done this on her Instagram and the page on her website has all of her shoppable Instagram photos, and when you click on one, you are given some information on it, and you can click through to the store.
Once you reach a certain level of growth, the more you’re going to be inundated with e-mails and there may come a point in time when you feel like you’re spending all of your time answering e-mails rather than doing any actual work that brands want to hire you for. This is where a talent agency can help you. They can handle all of the nitty gritty for you – answer e-mails, negotiating rates, creating a content schedule for you, etc. They’ll also reach out to brands and PR firms on your behalf to pitch you for potential collaborations. In return, they take a cut of each of your collaborations (industry standard in North America is around 15-25%). On top of that cut, you will have to give up a lot of control that you might have a hard time doing and most will have you sign exclusively for a certain period of time. Definitely weigh the pros and cons for your particular situation. Having a firm handle all the paperwork and media management for you frees you up to do what you do best – create beautiful content – and that can be very liberating for some bloggers and influencers.
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?
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.
Sponsored posts on Instagram can be a great tool to increase your followers, and engagements on specific posts. If you have a coupon code, or a working on a collaboration this can be a good way to increase sales. You can target your audience to specific demographics including location, interests, behaviours and purchase intent which makes it easy to find the people you are looking for.
Anzeigen in Instagram Stories sind eine großartige Ergänzung zu unseren permanent inspirierenden Inhalten und eine fantastische Möglichkeit, mit unserer Zielgruppe auf Augenhöhe zu kommunizieren: unmittelbar, ansprechend und authentisch. Mit direkten Kommunikationsformaten wie diesen erweitern wir unser Zalando Markenerlebnis um kreative Unterhaltungselemente.
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.
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).
Idealerweise erstellst du einen spezifischen Content-Kalender für deinen Account bei Instagram. So kannst du wöchentlich oder sogar monatlich deine Beiträge planen. Dafür kannst du auf bestimmte Tools wie zum Beispiel Planoly, Schedugram oder Onlypult zurückgreifen. Diese Programme haben jeweils eine kostenlose Testphase, sodass du ausprobieren kannst, ob es dir beim regelmäßigen Posten behilflich ist.

I’ve been a struggling fashion blogger for 5 years now. I’m not going to lie, I’ve given up time and time and time again. I think I quit 5 different times and after 3 months I chose to try blogging again. For goodness sakes, I f*[email protected]!ing get invited to New York Fashion Week. I sit on front row of Zimmermann, BCBG MaxAzria, Merissa Webb, etc. but that’s it. Nothing more. I want more. I want to make money off of my blog. I want to grow.
Plus, leverage Instagram Stories, as they are known to be an effective business tool. They allow placing the links of the promoted products on a video. If a customer taps on the affiliate link, they will be redirected to the advertiser’s website where the products are available to buy. Don’t forget to add the location and hashtag stickers to raise the discoverability of your Instagram Stories.  

LIVESTRONG is a popular health and wellness site. They provide readers with content to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle. They don’t sell products on their site, but sites like these are able to promote products, like yours, on their site and generate an income based on the purchases their audience makes on your site. Choose affiliates whose content closely matches your product, so that site visitors are already primed and interested to take the next step and click through.

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.

Make sure your bio includes some good information about you or your company - you have 150 characters to show off what you’re about. Make sure you include your website link, and a way of contacting you as well - this is important for influencers, and also brands. At the moment it isn’t possible to search bios for keywords and hashtags, so don’t worry about using those in your bio.


In welcher Art und Weise die Maßnahmen beim Affiliate Marketing zu markieren sind, ist allerdings bislang rechtlich unklar. Häufig setzen Influencer, um Strafen zu vermeiden, einen Stern (*) hinter den jeweiligen Link. Ob diese Praxis allerdings für jeden Nutzer als eindeutig einzustufen gilt, bleibt unklar. Im Gegensatz dazu werden Begriffe wie „Werbung“ oder „Anzeige“ gerne vermieden, da Einbußen bei der Klickrate und somit bei den Einnahmen zu erwarten sind.
Doberschütz nimmt den Kampf mit der großen Nummer aus den USA an. Doch es gibt mehrere Hürden: „Das größte Problem ist, die Menschen zur Anmeldung zu bewegen.“ Viele Otto-Normal-Instagram-Nutzer seien skeptisch, ihre Daten inklusive E-Mail-Adresse weiterzugeben, nur um dann die Outfits der Influencer shoppen zu können. Umso beeindruckender, dass es Liketoknow.it geschafft hat, so viele Instagram-Nutzer auch in den eigenen Dienst zu ziehen. Weil die Anmeldungen ausbleiben, musste der StyleLike-Gründer schnell umdenken. „Wir schicken die Nutzer jetzt ohne Anmeldung direkt zu Shopping-Landingpages der Influencer.“ Damit gleicht StyleLike jetzt eher den beiden anderen Konkurrenten Like2Buy und Have2Have.it.
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.

I told them to send me their pictures….and I had to do this at the beginning…I created post with their image and they paid me for this. And now every two weeks I create for them sponsored post. I can't tell how much they are paying me because it's in our agreement. I can tell you that if your Instagram account has between 2k to 8k followers and your post usually have good engagement Rate between 200 to 400 likes per post you can easily charge from $80 to $180 Dollars per post and it of course depend on your Niche.
Mittlerweile hat sich auch Instagram selbst dieser Thematik angenommen. Bei Kooperationen haben Influencer die Möglichkeit, in den „Erweiterten Einstellungen“ eines Posts die Kennzeichnung „Bezahlte Partnerschaft mit …“ auszuwählen und das entsprechende Unternehmen anzugeben. Der Hinweis erscheint dann oberhalb des Fotos, also da, wo auch der Standort angegeben wird.
At a direct conversion of $39/month subscription, you will receive $19.50/month commission at 50% each month. While you are sending traffic and referrals, you will receive $19.50 every month until that 1 sale cancels.  In addition, they may sign up as affiliates through your referral and you will be able to see who you referred that signed up. We will also pay you an additional 5% of your referred affiliate’s commissions!
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