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.
It’s important to do some research into both your potential Influencer and their followers to see if this affiliate partnership is a good fit. While there’s no need to go over-board and nit-pick every single post, scrolling through and reading the comments on a few dozen will give you a good sense of whether this Influencer is right for your business.
Ich habe mich dafür entschieden, hinter jedem Affiliate-Link ein Sternchen * einzufügen. Ganz oben oder in der Sidebar in meinen Blogs und Affiliate-Sites steht dann die Erklärung (* = Affiliatelinks/Werbelinks). „Affiliatelink“ als Begriff dürfte dem durchschnittlichen Internet-Nutzer eher unbekannt sein und ist damit rechtlich nicht sicher. Es gab z.B. Gerichtsentscheidungen bzgl. der Kennzeichnung „sponsored by“, was als nicht ausreichend befunden wurde. Das dürfte auch auf „Affiliatelink“ zutreffen. Deshalb gebe ich hier zudem „Werbelink“ an.
With the boom in subscription boxes, unboxing videos have become quite popular. If your audience spends a lot of time on YouTube, then partner with an influencer who can showcase your product. The benefit of influencer marketing is how personal it is. Think about how powerful your campaign will be when followers feel as though they’re experiencing the unboxing along with the influencer. They’ll likely be receptive to clicking the link the influencer shares in order to learn more about you and your products. 

I don’t have experience with all that many influencer networks so I can’t give a comprehensive review or even list them all. Those that I’ve got decent to good experience with are Popular Pays (my favourite Instagram influencer app and where I got my very first paid gig last summer, with one of my favourite brands no less), Social Fabric (although most of their gigs are US only and they’re vigilant about that), Muse Find and Revfluence. I also signed up for the following networks, but haven’t gotten much (or even any) work through them: Collabor8, Collectively, IZEA, Linqia, Nichify, and TapInfluence. Some of these don’t pay well versus others I just haven’t been contacted much, which could be because I’m based in Canada and a lot of these influencer networks focus on US brands who want US influencers (even though my reach in the US is about the same as fellow US-based mom bloggers).
Der Verkauf von Fotos auf Instagram kann durchaus viel Geld einbringen, wie der Fotograf Arnold Daniel zeigt. 2012 erhielt er von der Webseite „Gawker“ den Titel als bester Fotograf auf Instagram. Zwei Jahre später hatte er aber Probleme, seine Rechnungen zu bezahlen. Kurzerhand bot er vor seinem 34. Geburtstag Abdrucke seiner Fotos für 150 Dollar an. Nach einem Tag hatte er einen Umsatz von 15.000 Dollar generiert.
Auch wenn Instagram eine digitale Plattform der Interaktion darstellt, solltest du dennoch auf eine zwischenmenschliche Bindung zwischen deinen Followern und dir bedacht sein. Denn wenn du deinen Abonnenten offen und regelmäßig begegnest, entsteht zwangsweise eine vertrautere Beziehung. Dies ist insbesondere für dein Publikum wichtig, denn so steigerst du die Sympathie gegenüber der Firma und positionierst dich nahbar.
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Affiliate marketing now faces a critical transition: with social media becoming increasingly shopper-friendly, bloggers are dropping their websites for Instagram fame. After previously relying on “publishers” to drive traffic for clients as part of an affiliate program, affiliate-focused agencies must now quickly get up to speed on new tactics, social platforms, and strategies to serve brands who are now seeking more comprehensive results from a diverse range of channels – not just web. With consumers swiping up on Instagram Stories to shop the looks of their favorite social media influencers, the convenience of shopping via social media is increasingly becoming the norm for shoppers looking to purchase on-the-go. Those affiliate marketers who are still only investing in website publishers and click-through metrics now run the risk of missing broad swaths of new customers and business on social.
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.

I promote many products and services, so I wouldn’t want to use my link to market only one. On the other hand, you might be focused and very passionate about promoting one item. You could add your affiliate link—shortened, cloaked or branded—to your profile or create an account specifically for that item. For instance, you’re passionate about writing and want to promote Grammarly, a free grammar checker, and vocabulary enhancement app. You create an account called @awesomewriter and posts writing tips and motivational quotes. Your bio reads, “Improve your writing with this free software app. Click below to learn more. #Ad.”
Since Instagram started in 2010, influencers have flocked to the platform to increase their audience, traffic, followers and engagement. With 29% of Instagram’s top posts coming from influencers or brand ambassadors, they are dominating the game when it comes to user generated content, and with statistics showing that Instagram has over 700 million monthly users it is now over twice the size of twitter. This isn’t something that should be ignored, especially for brands when they are looking at Instagram affiliate marketing strategies.
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.

Um mit Instagram Geld verdienen zu können und potentielle Käufer in deinen Checkout zu leiten, nutze dafür idealerweise eine Kombination aus Stories und Bildern, und weise darauf hin, dass das Produkt unter dem Link in deiner Biografie erreichbar ist. Mit einem exklusiven Coupon Code kannst du im Nachgang sogar messen, welchen Effekt das gebracht hat. Wenn du reine Klicks messen willst, kannst du z.B. den URL Shortener Bitly.com nutzen. Wenn du mehrere URLs verwenden willst, nutze z.B. Linktr.ee (nutze ich selbst auch). 
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:
It’s easy to get caught up in numbers when creating an influencer recruitment list. Seeing a number with the magical “k” after it, representing 10,000’s of eyes versus hundreds, is enough to make a manager salivate while calculating that 3% conversion to revenue. However, when recruiting influencers to affiliate marketing, bigger is not always better. The power of the micro-influencer, an influencer with less than 10,000 followers, is one you want to harness for your program. In my experience, the micro-influencer outperforms the mega influencer time and time again. I am not alone in this discovery. HelloSociety says engagement rates are 60% higher with micro versus mega influencers. in addition to higher engagement with your brand, you will also have higher response rates on your outreach with micro influencers. Smaller influencers are more likely to participate in affiliate marketing and listen to recommendations that translate to more sales.”
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.
Ebenfalls beliebt bei Instagram sind Affiliate-Links für App-Installationen, die durch Plattformen wie SharePop ermöglicht werden. Dort können Interessenten Kampagnen wählen und erhalten dafür einen Tracking-Link. Dieser wird auf Instagram beworben und, wenn ein User die App installiert, folgt eine Vergütung. Neben Apps kann man auch Content großer Marken bewerben und wird für jeden Klick belohnt.
Das angekündigte Instagram Test-Update ist dabei im Prinzip nur eine Erweiterung der gerade laufenden Facebook Experimente mit Video Ads. So kündigte das Social Network erst im Januar an, Mid-Roll Ads in Facebook Live einbinden zu wollen und den Bereich so ebenfalls zu monetarisieren. Werbetreibende dürfen gespannt bleiben. Mid-Roll Ads erfreuen sich bei den Usern keiner großen Beliebtheit, da sie die Videos eben mitten beim Anschauen unterbrechen und kein Skippen ermöglichen. So steht der User vor der Wahl eine Werbung anzuschauen, die er vermutlich nicht sehen will, oder das Video abzubrechen und die Plattform im schlimmsten Fall zu verlassen.
This was an awesome post, but your comment about leveraging other entrepreneurial accounts I think is spot on. Having @BussinessPeopleInc (64k followers) or accounts like that post a quote of yours or something will probably reach your target demo much more effectively than trying to replicate accounts like Dan B’s. I’m sure you know this by now though. Great blog filled with invaluable information. Keep it coming brother.

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.
If you’re not getting the types of collaborations you’re hoping for through e-mails alone, you can be proactive and reach out to brands yourselves. Do a little google sleuthing to find their PR / media contact. Sometimes it’s as easy as a media enquiries e-mail address on the brand’s contact page, but more often than not brands make you work for it. I usually google “pr / media / press [at ] company [dot ] com” to see if the e-mail address shows up and will sometimes get lucky this way. Sometimes I’ll comment on a brand’s latest Instagram post with a note saying I sent them a DM (since brand accounts are usually handled by their social media manager, who either also handles collaborations or works closely with the PR department that does). Sometimes I get a media contact through a blogger friend. There are lots of ways to find the right e-mail address and, if all else fails, you can always try contacting the general help desk to see if they’re able to give you the right contact.
Affiliate marketing isn’t the only strategy to have evolved recently. Influencer marketing has undergone a makeover of its own, becoming more transparent, more streamlined and more effective. If you have felt in the past that influencers do not offer the same transparency or sales-driven results as affiliate publishers, you might be pleasantly surprised by recent updates and changes in the industry.
Since Instagram started in 2010, influencers have flocked to the platform to increase their audience, traffic, followers and engagement. With 29% of Instagram’s top posts coming from influencers or brand ambassadors, they are dominating the game when it comes to user generated content, and with statistics showing that Instagram has over 700 million monthly users it is now over twice the size of twitter. This isn’t something that should be ignored, especially for brands when they are looking at Instagram affiliate marketing strategies.
My name is Jamie Spencer and I have spent the past 5 years building money making blogs. After growing tired of the 9-5, commuting and never seeing my family I decided that I wanted to make some changes and launched my first blog. Since then I have launched lots of successful niche blogs and after selling my survivalist blog I decided to teach other people how to do the same.

Can you boast a solid number of followers? If not, it’s high time to work on it. Stay away from fake followers and bots as they could undermine the genuinity of your Instagram profile and cause a very unpleasant user experience. Your task is to attract dedicated followers who will truly like and trust you. With these quick social media marketing tips in play, you will easily get things done.
Follower vertrauen ihren Idolen und kaufen sich gern die empfohlenen Produkte – eine perfekte Marketingstrategie vieler Firmen. Vor allem ist der kreative Spielraum für die Zusammenarbeit mit Bloggern riesig. Sie sind ein einflussreicher Werbeträger in der heutigen Zeit. Dabei können Unternehmen sowohl Online- als auch Offline Projekte mit ihnen konzipieren. Am Ende soll sich die Partnerschaft auch in höheren Umsätzen sichtbar machen.
Zu einer erfolgreichen Instagram-Kampagne gehört immer das Analysieren der Konkurrenz im gleichen Themenfeld. Dort können angehende Instagram-Merchants feststellen, wie Produkte dargestellt werden und welche Bilder besonders beliebt sind. Mit den gewonnen Daten und einer individuellen Marketingkampagne steht dem Beginn der Instagram-Karriere nichts mehr im Wege.
Ideally, you should take photos of yourself holding the product. You may also want to create posts that show the effect of the product. If you’re an affiliate marketer for makeup, you might post a before and after photo of what you look like before and after you put on the makeup. There are a ton of ways to do this – how you choose to market the product or service is completely up to you.
To give you an idea of what sort of online presence will start to see sponsored content, I got my first Instagram collaboration request at around 5K followers (about 3 months in) and my first blog collaboration request after around two months (about 2,000 page views per month). Those were just for free product but it was still super exciting to get that first traction. My first paid collaboration was at around 14K on Instagram (about 7 months in) and on my blog at the 3 month mark (about 4,000 page views per month). Both of these were for around $100 and I only had a handful of collaborations per month (blog and Instagram combined) for a few months after those first paid gigs. My rates increased as I grew, of course, but my first full year of (Insta)blogging was definitely at an hourly rate well below minimum wage. The potential for earning decent money on blogging and Instagram is definitely there, it just takes a lot of time and effort before you see any return on investment, so to speak.
Eine exzellente Taktik, um es auf die nächste Ebene zu schaffen ist es, Domain Experts und Influencer zu kontaktieren und zu fragen, ob sie Content für dich schreiben, entweder gegen Bezahlung oder im Austausch gegen Sichtbarkeit. Ganz richtig, das hat noch nicht wirklich etwas mit Linkbuilding zu tun, macht dich aber bekannter und zeigt, dass du nicht nur auf das schnelle Geld im Internet aus bist.
According to Forester, Instagram has the highest engagement rate of the many social media platforms. This is precisely why affiliate Instagram marketing via Influencer (aka Influencer Marketing) has become a one billion dollar industry today, and the entire Influencer Marketing segment overall is predicted to become a ten billion dollar industry by 2020.
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