There’s a lot of guys like Dan Bilzerian who’ve built significant followings from Instagram. Another one worth keeping an eye on is Timothy Skyes. His brand on Instagram is a bit tamed down when you compare it to Dan but still has done well for his business. I think Instagram is a great opportunity for personal branding but it’s important to ensure that your brand is aligned with what you’re actually all about.
A common influencer marketing advertisement is where the brand sends the influencer a photo or ad and asks them to repost it on their feed. This is effective with getting a specific message out to that influencer’s followers; however, it’s not personalized at all. This specific influencer has built up their following because they like the posts that he or she puts on their feed. They aren’t as likely to engage with a random ad. That said, if the influencer themselves was in this ad then they may be more likely to engage. This is where free products come in.
First off lets talk about what DOESN’T WORK, because if you can learn what DOESN’T work first, then you can just spend time looking for all the easy affiliate offerings that WILL WORK for your Instagram following. I teach all of this in my InstaWealth Growth System, so if you want to let me teach it to you STEP-BY-STEP then signup. You’ll be able to watch over 80 easy to follow along video guides. I even update it frequently at no additional cost.

Many affiliate marketers direct traffic to a landing page, i.e., a one-page website for e-commerce, event/webinar registration, and list building. I discuss landing page builders in this post. I use a landing page to grow my email list. I offer a list of top and profitable WordPress affiliate programs. When someone subscribes, he or she enters my marketing funnel. A marketing funnel is a process of turning leads into buyers, customers, and clients as illustrated below. Search for “marketing funnel” to explore variations.
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.
Wer sich als "Werbefläche" kaufen lässt, der muss/sollte dies auch als "Branded Content" kennzeichnen. Da der Hashtag #ad i.d.R. nicht ausreicht, bietet Instagram mittlerweile eine bessere Kennzeichnungsmöglichkeit an. Wie du deinen Content als Branded Content kennzeichnest, findest du z.B. hier. Damit soll das Geld verdienen mit Instagram über Werbung endlich aus der Grauzone geholt und zu einem ganz normalen Geschäftsmodell gemacht werden.
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.
Sehr interessanter und gut recherchierter Beitrag. Ich selbst bin zwar auf Instagram nicht sonderlich aktiv, aber es gibt ja auf allen Social Media Plattformen große Influenzer, die damit viel Geld verdienen. Also war es auch bei Instagram von Beginn an klar, dass diese Entwicklung nicht lange auf sich warten lassen würde. Im Vergleich zu der Entwicklung bei Facebook gehe ich allerdings davon aus, dass sich Instagram wesentlich schneller in die kommerzielle Richtung bewegen wird. Facebook wird sicherlich bald ein möglichst großes Stück von diesem Mega-Kuchen abhaben wollen…
Da Megachats häufig den Link-Verkürzer von Google nutzt, konnten wir einen Blick auf die Klickzahlen werfen. Denn der Account-Betreiber hat vergessen, die Statistik für die Öffentlichkeit zu sperren. Das Hinzufügen des Befehls #analytics in die URL genügt, um Zugriff auf die Daten zu erhalten. Das Ergebnis: An guten Tagen klicken gut und gerne 4.000 Follower auf den Affiliate-Link, an sehr guten auch mal 20.000. Besonders das Versprechen von kostenloser Musik scheint viele anzuziehen, den Deezer-Link klicken deutlich mehr Nutzer, als die zu den Spiele-Apps. Megachat nutzt als Affiliate Netzwerk den recht neuen Player Sharepop. Das Unternehmen wurde erst 2014 gegründet und firmiert unter dem Dach der SADH Internet GmbH, bei der Tim Koschella, Co-Founder des Erfolgs-Startups Hitfox, Managing Director ist. Sharepop bietet Influencern auf Facebook, Youtube, Twitter und Instagram eine Affiliate-Lösung an. Megachats bekommt für jede Installation einen Betrag zwischen einem und fünf Euro, je nach beworbener App. Ausgezahlt wird erst einmal in virtuellen „Coins“ (100 Coins sind ein Euro), ab 5000 Coins (50 Euro) können sich die Affiliates das Geld über Paypal auszahlen lassen.
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.
Leveraging influencers tends to provide more marketing possibilities along with additional revenue, conversions, and customers with minimal effort involved for advertisers. Start by focusing on influential publishers that have a reach into the customers or niche you’re looking to tap into and initiate outreach by sharing an opportunity to collaborate. The already existing prominence that influencers have in affiliate marketing is steadily growing and now is the perfect time to incorporate them into your strategy.
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.
While affiliate marketing has long been driven by a need to gain website clicks, this channel is now quickly evolving into a strategy that cultivates leads from social channels like Instagram and Facebook. Instrumental in this evolution are influencers: as social leaders with the ability to inspire conversions from their loyal followers, they are now forming an integral component of successful affiliate campaigns.
It’s about damn time. I just saw your @whoisneilpatel a few days ago and wondered “Wait, did he just completely rebrand his IG?” I wondered because I followed your original IG page, but unfollowed it because, well, it’s boring (no offense haha) my friends already annoy me with pictures of their food. However, your whoisNeilPatel is effing awesome! (is this why you shaved your head?)… Living vicariously through that type of page is what keeps me entertained – and motivated. I think this is perfect for personal branding and brand awareness. I’m not in stocks, but i know who Timothy Sykes is because of Secret Entourage & IG, and if I plan to educate myself and learn, i’m going to search around through him first to further investigate my next steps. For me, i’ve grown our IG pages through advertising on other influencers IG page that may have an audience interested in my page. After building to thousands of followers, i’ve done “S4S” which is free and easiest way to grow your following. After a certain time, I just delete the picture of the other page. Just my .02

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. 

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.
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Als Alternative zu einem Dienst wie Linktree, bietet es sich an einen eigenen Blog im Instagram-Profil zu verlinken. Auf diese Weise können beispielsweise Produktreviews auf Instagram angeteasert werden und auf den dazugehörigen Blogbeitrag verweisen, in dem wiederum die passenden Affiliate-Links untergebracht werden können. So lassen sich Affiliate-Links mithilfe von Blogbeiträgen auch über weitere Soziale Netzwerke verbreiten, um die gesamte Community zu erreichen.

Merchants sollten zu Beginn ihrer Instagram-Karriere genau überlegen, was sie mit dem Produkt erreichen wollen, etwa die Bekanntheit steigern oder eine neue Zielgruppe ansprechen. Bei jeder erfolgreichen Marketingstrategie steht am Anfang ein gut ausgefeiltes Konzept, sodass die Echtheit und das Vertrauen zum Produkt gewährleistet wird. Punkt 3 listet einige Beispiele für bestimmte Kanäle auf.

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.
To succeed in affiliate marketing, a publisher needs to deploy thousands of links in multiple places to increase the number of clicks and conversions. On IG, the only place to put a hyperlink is in one’s bio. Links anywhere else are not clickable, for example, links in posts. Many affiliates include links in the hopes that people will copy and paste them into their browsers, but that’s a terrible strategy. So, what is an affiliate marketer to do?
An Instagram Influencer is an Instagram user who has an established audience on Instagram, and who is able to persuade others because of their level of trustworthiness and reach on Instagram. Instagram influencers can help you build a massive audience from scratch in a relatively short period of time — while potentially generating a lot of sales just by featuring your products on their profiles.

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.


For influencer networks, I’ve found the average rates to be quite a bit lower. The average rate for gigs I was accepted for through Popular Pays, for example, was about 30% lower than the rates I was able to get through direct e-mail collaborations. I assume this is because these influencer networks have influencers compete with one another so everyone lowers their rates a bit in hopes of getting the gig. With a brand who e-mails you, on the other hand, you already know they want to work with you so you’re more confident in sticking with your full rates. I would say $10 CPM is a great starting point for e-mail negotiations (if you’ve got the engagement and photo quality to back it up) vs. $5 CPM is about the lowest you should accept / offer for influencer networks.
William Harris is leading content at Sellbrite and is also the Founder & Growth Marketer of Elumynt, LLC., VP of Marketing and Growth for a top 700 online retailer and former head of Marketing for When I Work, a VC backed SaaS company. William is also a contributor to leading publications like The Next Web, Search Engine Journal, Social Media Today, and Sellbrite and a speaker at industry events covering topics such as marketing strategy, search engine optimization, content marketing, digital marketing, social media and personal branding. Follow William on Twitter (@WmHarris101), LinkedIn, and Google+.
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.
Hi Breno! Thanks for reading my post. How to create engaging content for influencers is a great idea for a post all on its own! It’s a tough line to walk because, of course, you want your post to translate to sales, but you also don’t want people to immediately shut off and scroll past you because they know your post is an ad. Thus, my short answer would be to work on including some sort of call to action within the photo. Make the photo engaging and encourage people to like and/or comment. Perhaps some sort of contest? Keep us posted on how it goes and what you decide to do. Cheers!
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