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?


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.
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.

Im Übrigen muss die Auszeichnung nichts Negatives sein. Schließlich ist den meisten Followern ohnehin bewusst, dass die Influencer die teilweise aufwendigen Kanäle mit täglichen Postings nicht umsonst betreiben, sondern damit auch Geld verdienen oder sogar ihren Lebensunterhalt damit bestreiten. Wer damit offen umgeht, ist authentisch. Die Berliner Lifestyle-Bloggerin Masha Sedgwick erzählt im Interview mit der W&V, dass ihre Leserschaft auf werbliche Posts nicht anders reagiert als auf persönliche Posts. Es hinge jedoch auch davon ab, wie diese gestaltet sind.
There will always be plenty of brands that reach out to you who don’t have budget beyond simply free gifting. When you’re first starting out, that’s only natural as you don’t yet have as much to offer when it comes to your online reach. Collaborating on a free gifting basis allows you to build up your credibility, your brand, and open the doors for future collaborations because you’re able to showcase that you make a great spokesperson for a brand. But there comes a point when ( a ) the novelty of getting stuff for free wears off and ( b ) you realize that you’re providing brands with something of value and that you should be fairly compensated for that. The expectation by so many brands that influencers do work for free is something that really irks me. In what other profession would you do work and not get paid for it, whether or not you’re just starting out in the industry? Sure, you might just make a little above minimum wage, but you’re definitely being paid something. Yes, smaller brands and those just starting out probably won’t have a huge marketing budget and I still sometimes work on a gifting basis if it’s a brand I firmly believe in and want to build a long-term relationship with. But when companies that have been around for years and have built up a successful brand themselves don’t value you and your work enough to feel you should be paid? It’s a slap in the face, to be honest. Ladies (and gentlemen), please know your worth and don’t feel pressure to do free (or underpaid) work. It’s better to say no and save yourself the time and hassle. When you say no to working for free, you’re leaving yourself open to collaborations with brands who are willing to pay you fairly. You only have a limited number of hours to do work each week and, most likely, you also have a limited number of sponsored posts you want to do each week to keep your Instagram feed and blog from appearing too sales-pitchy. Leave those coveting slots open for brands who value you.

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.
Indem du deinen Konkurrenten aus der Branche folgst, bist du in der Lage zu beobachten, wie die Zielgruppe, die du auch ansprechen willst, auf Beiträge von direkten Mitbewerbern reagiert. Dabei bekommst du eine Vorstellung davon, welche Inhalte bei deinem Publikum gut ankommen würden. Zusätzlich ist es möglich, dass du inspirierende Ideenanstöße erhältst. Es ist dennoch wichtig, dass du Inhalte nicht eins zu eins kopierst, sondern deinen individuellen Stellenwert beibehältst. Wirf auch einen Blick auf die Hashtags, die deine Mitstreiter verwenden. Zu guter Letzt verbindest du dich nicht nur mit deinen Konkurrenten, sondern auch mit deinen Kollegen aus der Branche und zeigst dich ihnen gegenüber offen und interessiert.
Es gibt unterschiedliche Möglichkeiten, wie die Affiliates vergütet werden: Pay per Click (PPC), Pay per Sale (PPS), Pay per Lead (PPL), Pay per View (PPV), Pay per SignUp, Pay per Link, Pay per Clickout. Überlegen Sie deshalb vor der Schaltung Ihrer Anzeige, welches Ziel Sie verfolgen. Möchten Sie den allgemeinen Bekanntheitsgrad Ihrer Website erhöhen, möchten Sie ein bestimmtes Produkt fördern oder möchten Sie Ihren Affiliate z.B. nur bei einem erfolgreichen Verkaufsabschluss bezahlen? Je nachdem muss Ihre Anzeige konzipiert und die Zahlungsmöglichkeit eingestellt werden. Im Idealfall machen Sie aus jedem Euro, den Sie in eine Anzeige stecken sprichwörtlich zwei Euro Umsatz. Seien Sie in dieser Phase sehr gründlich - denn sind Ihre Anzeigenkampagnen nicht gut konzipiert und eingestellt, werfen Sie das Geld sprichwörtlich aus dem Fenster.
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.
Eines dieser Instagram-Profile ist „Megachats“ mit 450.000 Followern. Die über 400 Beiträge bestehen größtenteils aus Screenshots von Whatsapp-Chats, die leidlich witzig sind, aber anscheinend perfekt bei der Zielgruppe funktionieren. Das Wachstum des Accounts ist beeindruckend: In den letzten 30 Tagen gewann Megachats laut dem Analysetool Socialblade über 60.000 Follower. Pro Tag kommen zwischen 1.500 und 3.000 Fans dazu. Offenbar betreibt derjenige oder diejenige hinter Megachats noch weitere Instagram-Kanäle und kommt insgesamt so auf über 1,8 Millionen Follower.
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