Ich bin durch Zufall auf deine Instagram Seite gestoßen und LIEBE dein Profil! Seitdem schaue ich jeden Tag bei dir vorbei. Auch deine Beiträge hier auf der Homepage sind wirklich toll! So ehrlich und offen! Ich habe seit Ende 2016 auch einen Blog aber es ist nicht einfach Follower für sich zu gewinnen bei dem großen Markt! Werde mir auf jedenfall deine Tips zu Herzen nehmen!
On the other hand this experiment could be helpful if taken with a large grain of salt – I can see how this can inspire marketing ideas for consumer /lifestyle brands. I’ll be looking into some of the things you mentioned for a consumer client of mine who’s demographic is perfectly in the Instagram space. Minus the bikini models though – that’s just not my style 😉
The approach you choose should also depend on how much you’re willing to spend. A larger budget allows you to partner with larger influencers who can get you as much exposure as possible. However, influencer marketing is known to be expensive. Another option is to target micro-influencers in your niche who don’t have millions of followers but have thousands of highly engaged followers.
Building on last year’s inaugural edition of The Awin Report, the first, global definitive guide to the industry, this new and updated version for 2018 provides a fresh take on the market as it stands. Utilizing data and insights tracked across our 15 different markets, over 100,000 affiliate partners and 13,000 brands worldwide, this amounts to an invaluable guide for the modern marketer on affiliate marketing’s DNA.
This is a great way to get noticed by a brand and maybe even have them repost your photo, which is great for growth. But even better yet, if you get on their radar they might just contact you for a collaboration. At the very least, it’s great for brands who are thinking of working with you to see that you do product placement on your Instagram (whether or not the brands you tag actually paid you or not). I wouldn’t go overboard, though, and tag every single item in every single photo. Just whatever happens to be prominent in the photo or whatever people typically ask you about in your comments. For example, I get a lot of questions about my IKEA learning tower hack so I actually created a separate Instagram account with the tutorial link so I can tag that account (@ikealearningtower) in every one of my kitchen photos because I know there will be someone interested in that info.
I personally don’t do either of these forms of advertising because I’m very particular about the look and feel of my blog and from my (admitted) very limited research, it looks like I might earn about $10 a day which really isn’t all that much when you take into consideration what I’m giving up (that very clean, ad-free blog look). That said, I really haven’t done enough research and I might look into this option at some point down the road.
The following stats speak volumes. As much as 8 mln business profiles and over 1 mln advertisers are currently registered with Instagram. Businesses take the solution seriously as it has one of the highest engagement rates among the social platforms. It outranks Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat and any other popular social networks, ranking #2 right below Facebook. With that said, if you want to keep up with the pace of the times you should harness the power of Instagram marketing, the sooner the better.
I have to agree with @Beatrix Willius…maybe I missed the whole point of this experiment. I have nothing against beautiful women promoting anything. (I’m a huge UFC fan) but based on your experiment I have to assume you’re only interested in getting leads from wealthy male entrepreneurs? There are quite a few of us females with lots of cash to invest as well.

Great insight! Big brands are now into micro-influencers as they have more real engagement with real followers which they can market effectively. You can use a tool like an engagement rate calculator from Phlanx.com to know the interaction activity of a micro-influencer. You can also use an influencer directory to speed up the process in looking for the right influencers to work with.


Auftraggeber suchen bei Cherrydeck nach einem Ort, in dem Sie einen Künstler/Fotografen suchen. Cherrydeck liefert ordentlich dargestellte Daten von Instagrammern mit je den letzten 3 Bildern und der Info, ob ein eigenes Studio vorhanden ist, Nachbearbeitung angeboten wird und welches Expertenlevel der Künstler hat. So können sich Kunden einfach und sehr effizient durch die Profile klicken und die Künstler direkt über die Plattform kontaktieren, wenn das Profil gefällt. Sehr easy!
Include relevant information about the photograph and ask a question to your followers. This is important to drive engagement to your posts and it gives people the information they are looking for. Geo-tagging can help when customers want to find out where something is. A blogger utilising geo-tagging might include where they are in the photograph, while brands should geo-tag store locations to make it easier for people to find.
Travel blogger @Anna Everywhere has an Instagram full of stunning photo shoots in amazing locations around the world. She is incredibly stylish, and many people send her messages asking where she buys her clothes, so to help with that - even though this is not the focus point of the picture, she will include a link to the product below the image. The image below is from Waikiki, and she mentions her bikini after everything she has to say about the location. She also doesn’t link to products in every single post that she does.
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.

Paying to get men to look at pictures of models doesn’t seem like much of a challenge. And if it doesn’t align with your core values then isn’t that admitting that the end justifies the means? Given your success and already recognizable name why not just start clean, avoid alienating many Instagramers with the bait and switch and low hanging fruit tactic? Think you got bad advice on this one.
Swipe up! Verlinke Produkte und Infos: Stories sind eine wahre Bühne für Marketer, Firmen und jegliche Art von Promotion. Wenn du ein Produkt oder etwas Anderes in deiner Story per Video oder Foto anpreist, kannst du die dazugehörige Website verlinken. So können die Nutzer, wenn sie die Story anschauen, nach oben wischen und gelangen direkt zu dem Produkt. Also swipe up!

Eine Verbindung zwischen den Usern und dir zu schaffen ist maßgeblich für das Engagement auf deinem Profil. Wenn das nächste Mal jemand einen Post von dir kommentiert, dann antworte und trete in Interaktion mit deinen Abonnenten. Potratz rät auch dazu, des Öfteren Fotos mit Gesichtern zu veröffentlichen. Diese würden nämlich rund 38 Prozent mehr Likes bekommen als andere Fotos.


Influencer marketing is extremely popular on social media. If you’re hoping to raise brand awareness in a short amount of time, choose the platform your audience spends the most time on and partner with influencers they’re likely to follow. The following examples focus on the three main platforms for influencer marketing: Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.
This might sound like a given, but it looks better if you can do your own photo shoot in your own style - it goes back to the word of mouth marketing. If you are the one wearing the product or have styled the picture yourself, it is more genuine and more likely to lead to a sale. @victoriama9 is a great example of this - it’s clear in the images that it’s her wearing the outfits and not a photo from the brand.
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.
Hi Stef, so sorry to hear you still haven’t gotten your money back. Ugh how frustrating! After the fact I’ve heard several not-so-great accounts of Modern Thrive so I am definitely much more careful now. I’ve reported her as well to the Consumer Protection Agency and to Instagram, but I’m not sure it’s helped. At least in terms of content, I’ve now covered everything I would have covered during the workshop and lots more in these three posts. It’s the least I can do!

Denn insgesamt ist das Geschäftsmodell nicht nur bei der Anmeldung komplett vom Willen Instagrams abhängig. Ändert die Plattform ihr Schnittstelle oder entwickelt ein eigenes Affiliate-Tool, dürfte selbst Liketoknow.it in Schwierigkeiten geraten. Noch dürfte eine aktuelle Änderung bei Instagram den Tool-Anbietern aber in die Hände spielen. Durch die Einführung des per Algorithmus gefilterten News-Feeds á la Facebook werden viele Brand-Accounts mit wenig Engagement wahrscheinlich seltener angezeigt, schließlich will Instagram Unternehmen als Werbekunden gewinnen. Influencer haben meist eine hohe Engagement-Rate und dürften so weiterhin in den News-Feeds ihrer Abonnenten landen und damit die Affiliate-Links von Liketoknow.it, StyleLike & Co. in den Mittelpunkt rücken.


Mit diesen Werbeanzeigen kannst Du Deinen Feed-Content auf Instagram Stories deutlich aufwerten. Das Besondere an den speziellen Anzeigen ist, dass Deine Bilder oder Videos den kompletten Bildschirm einnehmen. Die Story Ads bestehen aus Deinem Benutzernamen, dem Hinweis, einem Foto oder Video und aus einer optionalen Call-to-Action. Einen Beschreibungstext kannst Du nicht hinzufügen. Durch die Story Ads verbindest Du Dich täglich mit den über 300 Millionen Nutzern der Instagram Stories. Instagram empfiehlt für die Story Ads eine Auflösung von 1.080 x 1.920 Pixel und beschränkt die Maximalgröße von Videos auf 4 GB und Bildern auf 30 MB.


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.

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.
Mitte 2015 sackt Rewardstyle ein 15 Millionen Dollar-Investment unter anderem von Maverick Capital ein. Das Hauptprodukt des Unternehmens ist ein Affiliate-Netzwerk für Fashion-Blogger, das 2015 für 500 Millionen US-Dollar in Sales gesorgt haben soll. Mit dem Geld schiebt Rewardstyle aber auch ein neueres Projekt international an: Liketoknow.it. Der Dienst erlaubt es Influencern, Publishern und Brands, unter ihre Instagram-Posts Affiliate-Links zu den gezeigten Produkten zu setzen – zumindest indirekt.
Mit diesen Werbeanzeigen kannst Du Deinen Feed-Content auf Instagram Stories deutlich aufwerten. Das Besondere an den speziellen Anzeigen ist, dass Deine Bilder oder Videos den kompletten Bildschirm einnehmen. Die Story Ads bestehen aus Deinem Benutzernamen, dem Hinweis, einem Foto oder Video und aus einer optionalen Call-to-Action. Einen Beschreibungstext kannst Du nicht hinzufügen. Durch die Story Ads verbindest Du Dich täglich mit den über 300 Millionen Nutzern der Instagram Stories. Instagram empfiehlt für die Story Ads eine Auflösung von 1.080 x 1.920 Pixel und beschränkt die Maximalgröße von Videos auf 4 GB und Bildern auf 30 MB.
I have to agree with @Beatrix Willius…maybe I missed the whole point of this experiment. I have nothing against beautiful women promoting anything. (I’m a huge UFC fan) but based on your experiment I have to assume you’re only interested in getting leads from wealthy male entrepreneurs? There are quite a few of us females with lots of cash to invest as well.
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