The truth is that both influencer and affiliate marketing are powerful ways to educate your target audience and turn them into customers. Not understanding the differences and how each strategy works means you miss out on opportunities to increase your reach and grow your business. You see, it’s not about relying on just one strategy all the time but instead figuring out which one meets your current goals and alternating between the strategies.

I told them to send me their pictures….and I had to do this at the beginning…I created post with their image and they paid me for this. And now every two weeks I create for them sponsored post. I can't tell how much they are paying me because it's in our agreement. I can tell you that if your Instagram account has between 2k to 8k followers and your post usually have good engagement Rate between 200 to 400 likes per post you can easily charge from $80 to $180 Dollars per post and it of course depend on your Niche.
Some affiliate marketing offers will pay you a set fee if someone signs up for their monthly subscription service. Some will pay you a set fee for driving new users to signup for an app or service. Either way, the more you know your demographic, the more you will be able to find the best converting affiliate marketing programs to bank serious money.
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.
It’s highly advisable when working with influencers in your affiliate program to work out an agreement with them where they get some free product and create their own content for their feed featuring your product. Followers are a lot more likely to engage with a sponsored post that has a personal touch attached to it. The ultimate reason we work with influencers in the first place is because they influence people to buy certain products. There’s no better way to do this than with a personalized post consisting of product you gave to them.
Du kannst Dein Werbebudget für die Instagram-Anzeigen entweder täglich oder alternativ über die gesamte Laufzeit der Werbekampagne festlegen. Entscheidest Du Dich für ein Tagesbudget, musst Du jeden Tag aufs Neue festlegen, wie viel Du maximal für Deine Werbeanzeigen ausgeben willst. Ist der maximale Betrag erreicht, werden über die Plattform an diesem Tag keine Anzeigen mehr geschaltet. Dadurch bleibst Du flexibel und kannst auf Veränderungen ohne Probleme reagieren.
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.
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:

Schleichwerbung ist in Deutschland in allen Medien verboten. Geregelt ist das zum Beispiel im Rundfunkstaatsvertrag (§ 7, § 58), im Telemediengesetz (§ 6), im Pressekodex (Ziffer 7) und im Gesetz gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb (§ 5a). Wer dagegen verstößt, kann von Mitbewerbern oder Aufsichtsbehörden wie den Landesmedienanstalten abgemahnt werden.
Ballsy approach by goimg with shoutouts for contests on models accounts. The bigger the following the lower the relative engament rate is (Average Likes+Comments/total followers). In our tests the best engagmemt was with accounts with follower counts from 10k to 100k. They are cheaper overall and you can spread your reach. Same goes foe s4s as this is the best free way of growing your Instagram account. Most people ignore how important your posted content is, if its broing in the first place all marketing efforts are flawed before even started.
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.
Nah, you should work backwards: Start looking for the “noisiest” people on social media; the ones who have posted written or video reviews, tweets about how much they like your product, and of course, those who leverage Instagram. It’s important to check all social media because these potential partners may have, say, posted on Facebook about you but haven’t bothered to post on Instagram specifically. Then, after you’ve compiled a list, cross-reference their names/emails with your customer database. Got a match? That person is a prime candidate to reach out to, if they meet the criteria above that we’ve already established.
Nowadays, the majority of large businesses offer affiliate programs. So find ones that are in your niche. If you are popular on Instagram for fashion, then you should opt for fashion affiliate programs. If your Instagram audience follows you because you are well known in the fitness industry, then you need to find health and fitness affiliate programs. Your following won’t purchase items that aren’t relevant to their interests. So choose affiliate programs that sell products your audience can relate to and that will add value to their lives.
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.”
Create an Engaged Community – An engaged community, that comment on, like, and share your posts is key to becoming a successful influencer. To create this type of community you will need to put in the work – constantly and consistently post high-quality images that interest and inspire your audience, ask questions, respond to comments, and become a well-known figure within your niche.
Affiliate Pro Tip: Use new posts in your Instagram feed to remind followers about your Instagram Story Highlights! If you share an affiliate related image, make sure you add a CTA into your caption that asks followers to check out your story highlight for more information! This way  you’re continuously directing traffic back to your affiliate offers.
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.
Attracting influencers in the affiliate community, and seeking their assistance in spreading the word, comes into the picture. But are we going to get stuck into yet another chicken-and-egg situation? Not necessarily. There are a couple of elegant tactics to get influencers curious and impressed. Keep in mind that influencers are the masters of marketing, and might be averse to being marketed to. So keep it above board and elegant. Here is a small list of ideas:
Wichtig ist dabei noch, dass man die Angabe „* = Affiliatelinks/Werbelinks“ sowohl in der Desktop-Version, als auch in der mobilen Version der Website finden kann. Die Sidebar wird ja in der Regel ausgeblendet in der mobilen Ansicht. Deshalb habe ich diesen Punkt in der mobile Navigation aufgenommen. Damit ist diese Erklärung nicht sofort sichtbar, aber immerhin schnell auffindbar.

The most effective ways to do this are either by negotiating a hybrid payout with a flat fee or by offering products in exchange for the posts, both often accompanied with an appealing commission rate. Besides the money or product received for the feature, the commission rate that the influencer is also receiving can potentially last as long as the posts remain visible to their viewers. Often, the commission structure has served as even more motivation for them to push the products and brand more with their followers and subscribers. It’s a win-win situation—an increase in sales and brand awareness for the advertiser and an additional source of income for the influencer.
Affiliate Pro Tip: Use new posts in your Instagram feed to remind followers about your Instagram Story Highlights! If you share an affiliate related image, make sure you add a CTA into your caption that asks followers to check out your story highlight for more information! This way  you’re continuously directing traffic back to your affiliate offers.
Laut der Simply Measured Studie von Oktober 2014 posten 73 Prozent der 86 “Top 100 Brands” mindestens ein Foto oder Video pro Woche. Beispielsweise könnte man Instagram als zusätzlichen Marketingkanal nutzen, um das Thema der Woche mit einem kreativen Instagram-Foto zu veranschaulichen. In den meisten Fällen honorieren User diese regelmäßigen Aktivitäten der großen Marken.
Die Videoanzeigen werden wie die Photo Ads auf der Plattform zwischen den Beiträgen angezeigt. Die Instagram Werbung überzeugt zusätzlich mit akustischen, optischen oder bewegten Elementen. Du kannst Deine Video-Werbung mit einer maximalen Länge von 60 Sekunden veröffentlichen. Deine Videos müssen entweder in einem quadratischen Format oder im Querformat vorliegen. Die Videos dürfen maximal 4 GB groß sein.
Wenn Nutzer deinen Account auf einem Foto, Video oder in ihrer Story verlinken, erhältst du eine Benachrichtigung. Das bietet für dich eine willkommene Grundlage für eine Marketingaktion. Denn so sehen zunächst die Follower der Person, die dich erwähnt hat, deinen Account, aber du kannst den Inhalt der Person auch reposten. Mit den nutzergenerierten Inhalten zeigst du Usernähe und bleibst mit deiner Zielgruppe in Verbindung.
Earnings are what matter to most affiliates. Our commissions indicate how we are performing, which is why affiliate marketing is also called performance and commissioned-based marketing. You can monitor traffic to your website in which case Google Analytics will do the trick. To learn more about your audience, measure reach, and track engagement, check out Instagram Insights (for business profiles), Hootsuite Analytics, and Iconosquare.
Der User muss erkennen können, ob es sich bei einem Inhalt um einen redaktionellen bzw. persönlichen Inhalt handelt oder um einen kommerziellen (sprich Werbung), für den der Influencer bezahlt wurde. Im Fernsehen sind Werbeblöcke deutlich durch einen Werbetrenner abgegrenzt. Niemand würde denken, dass die Spots zum Film oder zur TV-Show gehören. Eine derartige Trennung ist auch bei Instagram notwendig.
Viele bekannte Persönlichkeiten nutzen Instagram, um mit ihren Fans oder Bewunderern in Kontakt zu treten – Musiker, Künstler, Sportler, YouTuber und viele mehr. Auch sie nutzen die Plattform oftmals nicht nur als Fotoalbum persönlicher Momente oder als reines Portfolio ihrer Leistungen, sondern als Promotionskanal für eigene Projekte, andere Marken oder eigenständige Arbeiten.
Social Media Werbung erfreut sich an einer großen Beliebtheit, so auch Instagram Werbung. Aktuelle Studien belegen, dass Unternehmen von Werbung in den sozialen Medien deutlich profitieren. Werbung auf Facebook, Twitter und Instagram lockt die Kunden mindestens so effektiv wie die klassische TV- und Printwerbung und ist im direkten Vergleich zu den bewährten Werbemaßnahmen deutlich günstiger.
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.
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?

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.
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.

Firmen kontaktieren Personen mit Expertise und einer großen Fanbase, damit sie für ein bestimmtes Produkt sowohl auf deren Instagram-Account als auch auf den eigenen Merchant-Profil werben (mit gegenseitigen Markierungen, zum Beispiel ein Accessoires oder ein Kleidungsstück). Follower werten Influencer als Fachautoritäten und verbinden das Produkt mit einem positiven Gefühl. Mehr Follower und das Promoten des Produktes sind das Ziel dieser Marketingstrategie.
Als weitere Möglichkeit kannst Du die Kosten-Abrechnung für Instagram Werbung als CPM (Cost per Mille) auswählen. Bei dieser Strategie entstehen Dir pro 1.000 Werbeimpressionen Kosten. Dies bedeutet, dass die Anzeigen nur auf dem Bildschirm der Nutzer erscheinen müssen. Einmal ansehen bedeutet eine Impression. Klicks spielen bei dieser Berechnung keine Rolle. Laut diversen Experten liegt die durchschnittliche Cost per Mille bei Instagram zwischen 5 und 6 Euro. Für eine Impression zahlt man bereits, nachdem diese nur Millisekunden dem User angezeigt wird. Seit 2015 kann man die Impressionen auch für 100% sichtbare Anzeigen zahlen. Das bedeutet konkret, dass die gesamte Werbeanzeige von oben bis unten im News-Feed des Users durchläuft.
As you might already know, Instagram has made it possible and easy to switch between your personal and business accounts. Setting up a business profile has a number of advantages. It allows you to get access to real-time analytics and view the engagement metrics on particular posts. Users, in turn, can reach out to you by tapping the Contact button and taking a specific action afterwards, like making a call or sending you an email. In 2016, Instagram rolled out a new option for business accounts – Instagram for Business. It’s a great way to put the promoted product in front of your target audience in a few simple steps. Upgrade your business profile to Instagram for Business. Create a compelling, eye-catching post featuring the product. Select the target audience, budget, promotional content, CTA, and duration of the promotion. Once it’s done, you will see the button “Promote” under your post and be able to start running your ad on Instagram!
Social Media Werbung erfreut sich an einer großen Beliebtheit, so auch Instagram Werbung. Aktuelle Studien belegen, dass Unternehmen von Werbung in den sozialen Medien deutlich profitieren. Werbung auf Facebook, Twitter und Instagram lockt die Kunden mindestens so effektiv wie die klassische TV- und Printwerbung und ist im direkten Vergleich zu den bewährten Werbemaßnahmen deutlich günstiger.
When you partner with an influencer with a large following, make sure there’s a clear CTA. The influencer will get engagement in the form of likes and comments, but you need their followers to click through to your page. Instead of asking an influencer to show your product and mention it by name, give them a promo code to share with their followers. The benefit of a special promo code is getting followers to act and the ability to track conversions based on it. For example, you can see how many people used the code to buy something during the campaign.

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.


Eine weitere Hürde bei der Monetarisierung des Instagram-Profils ist die Reichweite und damit verbundene Engagement-Rate. Ehe man einige tausend (echte) Follower hat, ist es schwierig, Geld zu verdienen. Die Anzahl der Follower alleine ist dabei nicht ausschlaggebend, schließlich gibt es inzwischen unzählige Methoden, an Follower heranzukommen. Da diese Methoden alles andere als produktiv sind und der Kauf von echten Followern recht teuer ist, gehen wir nicht näher auf sie ein. Was wichtiger als die bloße Anzahl der Follower ist, ist die Engagement-Rate. Kurz gesagt: Wie viele Follower liken die eigenen Beiträge und/oder hinterlassen einen Kommentar?
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.

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.

Sie können Ihre Fotos allerdings auch als Drucke und auf anderen Produkten so verkaufen, wie im letzten Abschnitt beschrieben. Mit Dienstleistern wie Printful und Teelaunch können Sie Ihre Fotos auf Plakate, Handycases, Kissen und vieles mehr drucken. Die Firmen kümmern sich um den Versand und Kundenbetreuung. Sie müssen sich nur um den Verkauf kümmern.
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