Like any social media platform, increasing followers, views, engagement, and CTRs are a function of user activity. Posting at least once daily should be your goal. Using hashtags makes your content more discoverable. You should add ten to twenty hashtags to every post without appearing spammy. I have my hashtags ready to copy and paste in a memo on my phone. Check out your competition to understand what hashtags they use and discover the most popular hashtags with a tool like RiteTag. You might also like to read Hootsuite’s The Do’s and Don’ts of How to Use Hashtags and The Complete Instagram Hashtag Guide. Lastly, you might want to buy followers or use marketing automation and bots to attract people to your profile. For differing opinions on these topics, search for “buying IG followers, “IG bots,” and “IG automation.”
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.

And re. the dropping followers if we get a account with lifestyle/luxury posts and start posting tequila related posts do you think we’d get just as much dropped followers or do you think we should wait to find a account specifically about alcohol? Although those seem hard to find even if we reach out to one in that niche it’ll most likely be about a existing brand


If all of this has convinced you that you want to start as an affiliate influencer on Instagram, or if you’re a brand and you want to recruit some influencers on an affiliate basis remember some of the key points - make sure that your Instagram profile stands out from the rest, work on developing good relationships with the people you want to work with and make sure you have a strategy and clear expectations that work for you both. This way neither of you will be disappointed and you should be on your way to creating more revenue.
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The main distinction now between affiliate and influencer marketing is simply the channel itself and the way the influencer is paid. Affiliate marketing sees affiliates paid based on web traffic performance (CPA) while influencer marketing sees influencers often paid flat fees upfront in return for social traffic performance. Brands now have visibility into the same metrics for both strategies and can access indicators of performance and traffic via Google Analytics for web-based publishers and Instagram Insights for social based publishers. Despite these similarities, influencer and affiliate marketing are still referred to as two separate strategies and are often managed by different teams in the same organization.
We’ll use an example of a fictional fashion influencer, and we’ll call her Sally. Sally lives in Los Angeles and has around a million subscribers across her primary social media channels, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat. Now let’s pretend that you’re an advertiser for a boutique clothing line with a store located along the coast in Orange County looking to tap into a younger niche market. Influencers like Sally would be great to add leverage to your marketing since her promoting your brand would automatically gain credibility from her subscribers, in addition to increasing your customer base and conversions.
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.

I think the whole thing with it now being paid for has ruin what it is. It was a chance that every day people got a chance to feel special and be known just for doing what they do…eat out, shop, create etc. Now its just another platform in which experts have taken over and turned into a platform for making money which ruin what it is…. cant just be liked for who you are now people are projecting this “perfect” life bullshit and I’m so over it… Even when celebrities started getting on there it was cool because you got to see a personal side to them and once again they sell out for money (or pay someone to do it for them) and once again just turned into another social outlet taken over by fake and rich people… lame
Das zweite große Problem von Instagram-Affiliate-Projekten ist die Gewinnung von Influencern und Brands. Bisher läuft das für Doberschütz aber ganz gut: „Wir haben 200 Influencer angeschrieben, die hatten so zwischen 10.000 und 50.000 Follower.“ Von diesen hätten etwa 15 Prozent Interesse bekundet. „Wir haben jetzt 25 Influencer im Portfolio, Ende April sollen es 50 sein.“ Doberschütz sieht seine Chance bei Modebloggern, die zwar nicht zu den absoluten Follower-Königen gehören, aber bei ihrer Zielgruppe authentisch ankommen. Insgesamt erreicht StyleLike über die 25 Influencer über 390.000 Instagram-Nutzer. In den zwei Wochen hat Doberschütz so über 10.000 Affiliate-Link-Klicks generiert. Wie viele Verkäufe am Ende dabei herum kommen, erzählt er nicht. Denn die Affiliate-Provisionen sind seine Einnahmequelle. Die Influencer bekommen einen monatlichen Festbetrag. „Wir zahlen Pauschalbeträge, das ist bei Influencern mit ‚kleinerer’ Reichweite so gelernt und außerdem bekommen sie so ihr Geld sofort“, erklärt uns Doberschütz. Anders als Liketoknow.it bekommen die Influencer bei Stylelike ihr Geld also im Voraus, das Startup muss dann mit den Affiliate-Provisionen die Ausgaben wieder reinbekommen. Die an die Influencer gezahlten Beträge ergeben sich laut dem StyleLike-Gründer aus den Followern und der Engagement-Rate (Likes und Kommentare). Größtenteils lägen die Zahlungen bei 100 Euro im Monat.
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:
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.
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.
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.
der Instagram Blogger y verweist unter dem geposteten Bild auf den Link in der Biografie, beispielsweise, dass das Kleidungsstück der Firma y auf seinem Online Blog zu finden ist. Klickt der User auf den Link in der Biografie, sieht anschließend das Kleidungsstück auf dem Online Blog, klickt erneut das Bild an, wird er direkt zum Online Shop der Firma y weitergeleitet. An dieser Stelle bindet der Blogger y einen Affiliate-Link ein. Kauft der Besucher das zuerst auf Instagram gesichtete Kleidungsstück, erhält der Blogger als Affiliate von der Firma x eine Provision für die Vermittlung.
Eine etwas aufwendigere Methode der Instagram-Monetarisierung ist der Verkauf exklusiver Artikel, zum Beispiel T-Shirts oder eBooks. Letztere müssen erstellt werden, beziehungsweise man muss jemanden mit der Erstellung beauftragen, was natürlich mit Kosten und/oder Zeit verbunden ist. Auch T-Shirts muss jemand designen; im Anschluss können sie über spezielle Webseiten wie z.B. Teezily direkt verkauft werden, ohne dass man sie selbst drucken und versenden muss. Der Nachteil: Man erhält weniger Geld als für selbstgedruckte Shirts, jedoch sollte der geringere Aufwand diesen Nachteil ausgleichen.
…as an experiment, though, it certainly is interesting. Your work is highly respected (including by our company, which has many women working across a number of areas) but I must admit, I’m glad it was just an experiment. There are many facets to advertising, and this covered one type–the living vicariously through perfectly-presented images of luxury.
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.
Follow these six tips for list creation prior to sending out a single outreach email and watch your new affiliate revenue increase. Influencer recruitment has its challenges but is well worth the effort. With incremental revenue, increased brand equity and a higher percentage of new customers, a qualified influencer quickly turns into a top performer in your program.
Thank you Sina for this blogging tips, I had registered for your professional lifestyle blogging workshop at Modern Thrive that was cancelled, I was disappointed, and I know it had nothing to do with you. So I am glad you provide all this info. I am still waiting for Modern Thrive to reimburse me, others are waiting too !! I can now see some negative reviews from instructors and attendees about Modern Thrive and as a side note, I would advise you to not do business with them anymore. Thanks for all the great info you provide, and your beautiful site and Instagram account.
Just as new marketing channels are cropping up all the time, so are the strategies and approaches for using them. As people are exposed to more advertising content than ever, it’s important to get creative in order to stand out from your competitors. Advertising experiences must be appealing and not overly ‘salesy’. This is why Instagram influencer marketing can be such a winner for your brand. With Influencer marketing, messages will get through to your target customers, all without coming off as too “salesy”– a marketer’s dream.
Instagram (IG) is many things. It has over 800 million users, and Instagrammers have deep pockets. For example, among adult users, 31 percent make over $75,000 annually. IG users “like” over 4.2 billion and share 95 million posts daily. Zuckerberg and company got the IG acquisition correct along with WhatsApp (the jury is still out on Oculus VR). IG is moving in the right direction and stomping on their competitors like Snap. Storylines like these make affiliate marketers drool except for one problem, IG is link-unfriendly.
Es gibt verschiedenen Regeln, wenn es um Sponsored Posts geht. Trotzdem sollten Sie, um das Vertrauen Ihres Publikums nicht zu verspielen, stets einen Hashtag #sponsored hinzufügen, wenn es sich um einen Sponsored Post handelt. Und noch etwas zur Beruhigung: 69 Prozent der Influencer haben in einer Umfrage erklärt, dass Transparenz bezüglich ihrer Kooperationen keinen Einfluss darauf hatte, wie Kunden sie wahrgenommen haben.
And another big reason? Cost. Most of the big Influencers work solely on a pay-per-post model, where companies have to shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars for a single Instagram post. Sure, maybe you’re Pepsi and you have that sort of spend. But we’re assuming most of you a) don’t want to spend anywhere near that much, and b) want to work with Influencers on a traditional affiliate marketing model (commission on sale). It goes without saying, it’s much more likely that micro-influencers will work on this model.
High Cost/Low Effort — Get an agency to send you potential Influencers. Talent agencies like Viral Nation or MediaKix work with a stable of popular social Influencers who you can connect with for a fee. Unless you’ve got money to burn, and are looking to launch a huge Instagram Influencer campaign, this option is probably one to avoid for now. But hey, it’s there if you want to go big!
Sponsored Posts wurden 2013 in den USA eingeführt. Zu den ersten bekannten Marken gehörten damals, unter anderem, Michael Kors, Levis und General Electric. Seit dem 20. April 2015 gibt es Instagram Werbung und Sponsored Posts auch in Deutschland. Zunächst sollen die Werbeanzeigen nur von ausgewählten Unternehmen geschaltet werden, die bereits auf der Plattform aktiv sind. Damit will Instagram sicherstellen, dass die Unternehmen viele Follower haben und die Werbung “kreativ und interessant” sei.

Now that we have understood who an Instagram Influencer is, let’s take a look at the  most popular Instagram influencers these days. You can be in the search of daily inspiration or simply wanting to follow the most popular personalities on Instagram. Regardless, Instagram offers a wide variety of content and influencers that anyone can choose from based on your own preferences. We created a top 10 list of Instagram Influencers based on their followers.

The first is to choose a good, memorable username so when people are tagging you in their photos on Instagram they don’t have to search hard to find you. It’s best not to have any strange characters in there too as it can make it more difficult for people to find you. If you have a twitter, the same username can help when people are looking for you. If you are a brand, make sure your Instagram handle is the same as your brand.
So, how much should you charge for a post? There’s no hard rule, but the general consensus is $5-$10 CPM (cost per thousand) for Instagram. For Instagram that means you’ll charge $5-$10 for every 1,000 followers, So someone with 10,000 followers would charge $50-$100, whilst someone with 1 million followers would charge $5,000-$10,000 per Instagram post. Which end of the spectrum your Instagram rate falls on depends on a lot of factors – your engagement, the quality of photo you’re producing, how competitive you want to be. Personally, if you’ve got good engagement (most brands look for at least 2-4%) and you’re producing high-quality photos, then I think you can and should charge closer to $10 CPM.
Shopping on Instagram allows brands to add shoppable tags to their images. As you can see from the image above, these tags contain a product’s name and price. However, if Instagrammers click on a tag, extra information about this product will be displayed on their screen. Importantly, and super excitingly for eCommerce stores, a View on Website call to action button will also be displayed with the extra product info. This button will link directly to the product page on the brand’s online shop.
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.
Dopo qualche test con i primi programmi affiliate, è possibile incrociare qualche dato: ad esempio, individuando il numero di click medio che riesci a generare o il valore della conversione media che riesci a portarti a casa parametrata con il traffico che riesci a generare dal tuo account Instagram. Lo scopo è quello di identificare “il tuo guadagno medio per ogni click” o “per impression”.
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.
Auf Instagram folgen 70 Prozent der Nutzer einem Unternehmen. Da die Markeninhalte in den Stories sich bereits jetzt schon einer ansehnlichen Beliebtheit erfreuen und Unternehmen den Bereich seit der Einführung erfolgreich als essentiellen Bestandteil ihrer Kommunikation nutzen, ist der Einsatz von Anzeigen nur folgerichtig, um die User zielgerichtet erreichen zu können. „Zahlreiche Marken haben Stories in den letzten Monaten als immersives Format in ihrer Kommunikation eingesetzt und sehen hohes Engagement in ihrer Zielgruppe – das zeigt sich auch darin, dass 70% der Menschen sich Stories mit eingeschaltetem Ton ansehen. Mit Anzeigen in Stories ermöglichen wir es Unternehmen nun, die Beziehung zu ihren Kunden auf kreative Art und Weise zu intensivieren und ich bin gespannt, wie deutsche Marken dieses neue Format einsetzen werden“, so Nadine Neubauer, Brand Development Lead Instagram (Central Europe).

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.
Affiliate marketing examples are everywhere online. Visit any niche site and chances are you’ll find some kind of affiliate marketing. You’ll notice that affiliate marketing looks a lot like display ads. With display advertising, you create ads that appear on other websites. When site visitors click on them, they’re taken to a landing page where they can learn more about your product and convert to become a paying customer.
Before we can get into affiliate links, first we need to talk about the affiliate program. An affiliate program is hosted by a company that wants to use marketers who are not employed by the company to promote their product or service. These marketers, and their social media accounts, are often related to the product or niche in some way. For example, a health blogger might sign up for an affiliate program promoting vitamins.
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.
Natürlich solltest du auch auf deinem Twitter-Account oder anderen sozialen Medien, aber vor allem auf deiner Website auf deine neue Präsenz auf Instagram aufmerksam machen. Vielleicht bist du auf anderen Plattformen schon länger vertreten und hast dort ein großes Publikum gefunden. Deshalb lasse deine Follower um dein neues Profil bei Instagram wissen. Denn je einfacher du es deiner Zielgruppe machst, dich zu finden, umso mehr Personen werden dir folgen. Stelle also sicher, dass User auf dein Profil aufmerksam werden.
Lokalisiere jeglichen Content. Doch warum ist das sinnvoll? User können über die Suchfunktion bei Instagram nach Orten suchen. So hast du deinerseits die Möglichkeit, mehr Aufmerksamkeit zu generieren, lokale Nutzer, aber auch Personen, die sich für den Ort auf Instagram interessieren, anzusprechen. Immerhin zeigt eine Studie, dass Posts mit Geotagging knapp 80 Prozent mehr Engagement hervorrufen als Inhalte ohne Ortsangabe.

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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