While the world of Instagram influencers and how we utilize them to market our products is still very young, we have been able to cover several great ways to get the most out of these powerful players within your affiliate program. Good luck with all your affiliate marketing efforts and feel free to email us or comment below with any ideas or questions.
Whilst most influencer networks focus on social media, there are some that also have heavy focus on blog. Social Fabric is the only blog influencer platform I have experience with and their rates are fixed. This was great in the beginning as I actually got a few blog gigs that paid a little more than what brands who e-mailed me were offering. If I get the chance to research more in depth which platforms do blog and how they pay, I’ll make sure to update this post.

Schleichwerbung ist in Deutschland in allen Medien verboten. Geregelt ist das zum Beispiel im Rundfunkstaatsvertrag (§ 7, § 58), im Telemediengesetz (§ 6), im Pressekodex (Ziffer 7) und im Gesetz gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb (§ 5a). Wer dagegen verstößt, kann von Mitbewerbern oder Aufsichtsbehörden wie den Landesmedienanstalten abgemahnt werden.
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.
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!

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:
Finally it’s possible to find out what your audience wants. There’s no need to go outside and ask pedestrians for their opinion. With a recently launched interactive poll sticker, which is part of the Instagram Stories, it’s way easier. Want to collect feedback on the promoted product or gather more ideas from the audience? Create a survey in one tap! Ask a question and give two answers to choose from. Check out the statistics to see the votes. The poll will last for 24 hours. If needed, fine-tune your affiliate marketing campaign according to the results obtained.

Neben Hashtags wie #Werbung oder #Anzeige besteht auch die Möglichkeit, in eigenen Worten darauf hinzuweisen, dass es sich um eine Kooperation handelt. Dies muss dann aber in aller Deutlichkeit geschehen. Dr. Thomas Schwenke schlägt in seinem Gastbeitrag auf Socialhub Varianten wie „Dieser Beitrag ist mit finanzieller Unterstützung von X entstanden“ oder „X hat das Produkt kostenlos gestellt“ vor. Es muss deutlich werden, dass der Influencer für die Kooperation in irgendeiner Form entlohnt wurde.
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.
You can promote your latest products, acquire new customers, or even communicate directly with your existing ones. Instagram has reached 800 million monthly active users. According to KISSmetrics, 70% of Instagram users have already looked up various brands on the platform and actually want to consume their content. This is exactly why marketing on Instagram can be so effective for your ecommerce business.
Of course, you could continuously change that link every time you post about a new affiliate product, but how annoying + time-consuming is that?! Plus, changing the link in your bio to a new affiliate link every time you post won’t allow you to drive traffic to any previously posted links, so this method isn’t super effective at increasing commissions.
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