Ja, dieser Beitrag hat einen SEO-Fokus. Ganz klar, ich bin und bleibe in meinem Herzen ein SEO-Nerd. Es gibt noch viele weitere Trends, die du im Auge behalten solltest. Damit meine ich nicht, dass du auf jeden Trend aufspringen musst. Vielmehr solltest du für dich entscheiden, was dein Unternehmen, dein Imperium voranbringt. Jeder hat einen eigenen Stil und das ist auch im Affiliate Marketing nicht anders.
Beyonce fell from the second spot to the fourth on the list of Instagram accounts with the most followers. The extremely popular American singer currently has 109 million followers. Her posts have high engagement, with most posts bringing in over a million likes and countless comments. Beyonce normally posts pictures of herself, also including her family at times. She famously used her Instagram platform to reveal that she was pregnant with twins with husband Jay Z, which made headlines worldwide.

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.


Vantaggi per tutti: l’azienda Daniel Wellington ottiene una massa di pubblicazioni sui propri prodotti, con conseguente notorietà e tracciamento certo del ROI dell’iniziativa; gli affiliati hanno un motivo evidente per promuovere gratuitamente Daniel Wellington (in cambio di commissioni); i clienti finali possono godere di sconti da spendere nell’e-commerce online del brand.
There are dozens of affiliate marketing programs available which you can sign up with. Therefore, you need to choose the correct niche for you. If you known to trend on Instagram because of fashion, then you should choose a fashion affiliate program. However, if your Instagram followers follow you because of fitness, then you should to go for the fitness affiliate program. In a nutshell, always choose a program which your audience will relate well with.
Thank you for this amazing post! It has definitely put my mind into set and changed a lot about the way I will post and do things on Instagram. Such a great help! And I did DM you on Instagram. Hoping to hear from you, had a few questions for you there! And another thing…. I love your instagram and blog posts. I have been following for a while now and definitely you are a huge influencer! Thanks again 🙂
Du kannst die Social Media Werbung auf Instagram als CPA (Cost per action) abrechnen lassen. Bei diesem beliebten Kostenmodell bezahlst Du für unterschiedliche Aktionen, die direkt mit Deiner Werbung zusammenhängen. Eine ziemlich innovative Strategie ist CPL (Cost per like). Bei dieser bezahlst Du für Deine Instagram Werbung nur, wenn ein Nutzer Deinen Beitrag geliked hat.
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.
On Instagram, hashtags are your best friend. They’ll put your post in front of thousands more people. That will earn you more followers, and, hopefully, more sales. Make sure you add relevant hashtags to all posts promoting the product or service. Going back to our health food blogger example, she might add hashtags like #healthyliving and #cleaneating to her affiliate posts.
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…

Genius doesn’t come from stagnation and the thing I respect about QuickSprout is that you’re willing to actually test things and then report back so we don’t have to. As much as we love to play upstanding citizen, it’s no secret that sex sells… especially on a visual platform like instagram. I think it’s very interesting and controversial that you explored its “value” in branding.


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…
In most cases, organizations that employ an affiliate strategy tend to be in the e-commerce space. That’s because it is fairly simple for e-commerce brands to track purchases based on a single tracking link. Other types of business, like B2B software or services, tend to be ill suited for affiliate programs because of long and complex sales cycles.

Customers love promotions and deals. Instagrammers are no exception. What’s the point to paying the full price if you can get a couple percent off? Offering coupon codes is a good way to increase your following and generate more sales. There’s good news for affiliates who want to run exclusive coupons without providing a specific link. Some coupon codes don’t require a click to be tracked by affiliate networks.  
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.

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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.
Because of the success of social media influencers, they are highly sought after. Before choosing which products to promote, there are several factors they take into consideration before making that decision. Although influencers are rewarded for their efforts in these campaigns, either through a payment or free goods, they can be very particular about what products to promote.

Once you reach a certain online presence, brands (or their PR firms) will naturally start to reach out to you. Always make sure that your e-mail address is easy to find, as per step number 2. Not every brand that reaches out to you will fit your aesthetic or your own personal brand. Don’t say yes to just anyone because they’re willing to pay you. Make sure the brands you promote align with your aesthetic and principles. Your sponsored posts should be authentic and you should only promote products you truly believe in and use yourself.


Innerhalb der Story-Funktion selbst gibt es noch weitere Features, die die Reichweite deiner Story erhöhen. Da Instagram ähnlich wie die Muttergesellschaft Facebook von Usern dazu genutzt wird, um nach Brands, Shops und anderen professionellen Accounts zu suchen und neue relevante Kanäle zu entdecken, solltest du die zur Verfügung stehenden Features innerhalb deiner Story nutzen. Dadurch erhöhst die deine Reichweite und erreichst mit großer Wahrscheinlichkeit Instagrammer, die bislang noch nicht auf deinen Account aufmerksam geworden sind. Dazu gehören:
Die Auswahl der Bilder ist entscheidend. Da die Bildsprache Trends unterliegt, muss sie stetig auf Aktualität überprüft werden. Instagram stellt verschiedene Bildtools und Filter zur Verfügung, sodass ein fesselndes Bild entsteht. Unternehmen sollten sich über die Möglichkeiten für visuelles Storytelling informieren, um die Inhalte zielgruppengerecht und in einer kreativen, hochwertigen Umgebung zu präsentieren.
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.
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.
Jede Werbemaßname sollte vorab gut geplant werden. Werden Sie sich über Ihre Zielgruppe(n) bewusst. Wer gehört zu welcher Zielgruppe? Gibt es unterschiedliche Zielgruppen? Was möchte(n) Ihre Zielgruppe(n)? Wie ist die Sprache Ihrer Zielgruppe(n)? Alles Fragen, die durch professionelle und objektive Analysen beantwortet werden müssen. Entwickeln Sie Ihre Werbemaßnahmen anschließend authentisch, ehrlich und zielgruppenorientiert.
Zeigt ein Influencer auf seinem Instagram-Account ein Produkt, das er oder sie selbst gekauft hat und schwärmt davon, ist das normalerweise keine Werbung, sondern eine persönliche Empfehlung. Ein Instagram-Post mit oder über ein bestimmtes Produkt gilt erst dann als Werbung, wenn der Influencer dafür „belohnt“ wird, indem er also für die Produktvorstellung bezahlt oder anderweitig entlohnt wird. Ein Hinweis, dass es sich um ein selbstgekauftes Produkt handelt, vermeidet Missverständnisse.

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.


Monetizing a blog or social media platform is a pretty hot and oftentimes polarizing topic. There are some people who are absolutely fascinated by the fact that bloggers and social media influencers can earn money (and sometimes lots of it!) for merely posting photos of themselves and their life. Others think that posting sponsored content somehow “taints” your online presence. Personally, I’m of the camp that nobody should work for free. Growing a blog and Instagram takes a lot of time and effort, so you should absolutely be paid for your effort. If you’re interested in turning your blog or Instagram into a money-making business, read on for my comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to monetize these platforms.

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.

Fill out your bio with all the right information: This includes your contact information, what you post about and where you’re from. Add in a few keywords and even a couple of hashtags to ensure you’re easily findable by the right kind of followers. Something like: Beauty Blogger from San Francisco with a penchant for travel. Business inquiry: [email protected]


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…

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.
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
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.

Very interesting experiment and read. I know that IG can be very successful for my industry (powersports) though I don’t use it much. As a father I know that youth in my area perfer IG to FB and other social media outlets. I wonder if a new account with $57k in advertising would have done as well as the $15k existing account with $42k in advertising over the same time period?


Once you’ve established yourself as an expert in your field, you can create digital resources for your readers and followers to download for a fee. Travel guides, blogging tips, a fitness program, you name it. If people are loving what you’re “selling” (for free) on your blog or Instagram, chances are you’ll get interest in more detailed, targeting information that you only offer to those who are willing to shell out a few bucks.
Technically this should go before #7 and #8 because you need to figure out your rates before you can do sponsored content. That said, most sponsored content starts out as free gifting, which means you don’t actually need to know rates in the beginning since you’ll just be getting free product in exchange for your Instagram and blog posts. I also wanted to talk about sponsored content and influencer networks before I get into rates because I’ve had two very different experiences with the two when it comes to how much they pay.
This aspect of Instagram marketing may take quite a while to complete. You might have to go through many posts and hashtags to find influencers that are a good fit to tell your brand’s story. But it’s worth investing time into this step to do it right– if you nail down the perfect Instagram influencers who cater to your specific target audience, you could enjoy a pretty good ROI on your marketing spend.
The top Influencers may balk at this payment model since they are used to pay-per-post. But again, it’s much more likely that micro-influencers will be open to this model. And to sweeten the pot, you should offer an initial “signing bonus” of free products for them to have, and also a higher commission rate unique for these affiliate Influencers. If your usual commission rate is 10–20% for the average influencer, consider going as high as 50%. Even if the ROI isn’t quite 11X, but say 5X, it’s still well worth the commission costs.
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