Du weißt, was deinem Publikum gefällt. Du kannst dir mit diesem Wissen diverse kreative Marketing-Aktionen einfallen lassen. Organisiere zum Beispiel ein Gewinnspiel oder eine Verlosung. Beispielsweise können Follower etwas gewinnen, wenn sie einen Freund unter einem Post markieren, etwas reposten oder eine Story mit deiner Firmenerwähnung oder Markennennung hochladen. Dennoch solltest du darauf bedacht sein, dass die Geschenke immer noch zielgruppenrelevant sind. Ansonsten läufst du Gefahr, dass User dein Profil abonnieren, aber nach dem Ende des Gewinnspiels wieder abspringen. Deshalb sollten die Gewinne weiterhin einen thematischen Zusammenhang zu deiner Dienstleistung darstellen.
Abonnenten sind nichts Permanentes. Um sicherzustellen, dass deine Follower deine Inhalte weiterhin interessant finden und dir erhalten bleiben, solltest du beachten, dass du regelmäßig Inhalte lieferst, per Nachrichten interagierst und dich authentisch zeigst. Außerdem kannst du deinen Abonnenten folgen. So zeigst du Kundennähe und kannst durch Likes oder Kommentare für Fotos deiner Follower eine durchgehende Präsenz sowie Interesse zeigen. Diese Nähe zu den Usern wird langfristig gesehen auch deine Reichweite positiv beeinflussen.
Da man für das Setzen von Affiliate-Links und den Einbau von Affiliate-Bannern keine direkte Gegenleistung erhält, könnte man an dieser Stelle folgern, dass keine Kennzeichnung notwendig ist. Aber natürlich gibt es eine nachgelagerte Vergütung, die ohne das Setzen der Links und Banner nicht zustande kommen würde. Zudem würde man solche Affiliatelinks nicht setzen, wenn man nicht auch einen finanziellen Profit davon erwarten würde.

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.
Ein gutes Beispiel ist Daniel Arnold, der einst, laut Forbes-Interview, "dreimal am Tag Toast gegessen hat", weil er sich nichts anderes leisten konnte. Jetzt verdient er bis zu $15.000 am Tag mit seinen teilweise kontroversen Fotos. Wenn es schon Nachfrage nach Ihren Produkten gibt, ist es an Ihnen, Ihrem Publikum zu ermöglichen, Ihre Fotos zu kaufen.
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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 🙂
As for Instagram, having a business account makes it even easier for brands to contact you but I would personally shy away from switching since there’s a lot of whisper in the blogging world that Instagram will soon make business accounts pay to get their content seen by anyone. If you’re interested in reading more of my thoughts, check out my Instagram growth blog post – point #10).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Du glaubst Affiliate Marketing ist deine Chance schnell reich zu werden. Du siehst dir bei YouTube Videos von Nischenseitengurus an, die teure Autos fahren, mit einer Rolex prahlen und mit schönen Frauen ihren Status in deinen Augen erhöhen wollen. In der Realität leben diese Leute von deinem Geld, welches du ihnen für ihre wertlosen Kurse zahlst. Das nennt sich Werbung und du bist darauf reingefallen.
Since Instagram started in 2010, influencers have flocked to the platform to increase their audience, traffic, followers and engagement. With 29% of Instagram’s top posts coming from influencers or brand ambassadors, they are dominating the game when it comes to user generated content, and with statistics showing that Instagram has over 700 million monthly users it is now over twice the size of twitter. This isn’t something that should be ignored, especially for brands when they are looking at Instagram affiliate marketing strategies.

Whatever you showcase on your blog or Instagram – be it good photography, writing, interior design, fashion styling – there may be people who are interested in hiring you for these skills and not for you to promote anything on your channels. I’ve worked with several brands on a photography basis (I photograph their content for them without necessarily posting anything to my Instagram or blog) and I’ve also been hired to makeover a brand’s Instagram account. These sort of opportunities usually come to you but you can also try actively reaching out to brands who you think you would be a good fit for.
This is a great way to get noticed by a brand and maybe even have them repost your photo, which is great for growth. But even better yet, if you get on their radar they might just contact you for a collaboration. At the very least, it’s great for brands who are thinking of working with you to see that you do product placement on your Instagram (whether or not the brands you tag actually paid you or not). I wouldn’t go overboard, though, and tag every single item in every single photo. Just whatever happens to be prominent in the photo or whatever people typically ask you about in your comments. For example, I get a lot of questions about my IKEA learning tower hack so I actually created a separate Instagram account with the tutorial link so I can tag that account (@ikealearningtower) in every one of my kitchen photos because I know there will be someone interested in that info.
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.
Abonnenten sind nichts Permanentes. Um sicherzustellen, dass deine Follower deine Inhalte weiterhin interessant finden und dir erhalten bleiben, solltest du beachten, dass du regelmäßig Inhalte lieferst, per Nachrichten interagierst und dich authentisch zeigst. Außerdem kannst du deinen Abonnenten folgen. So zeigst du Kundennähe und kannst durch Likes oder Kommentare für Fotos deiner Follower eine durchgehende Präsenz sowie Interesse zeigen. Diese Nähe zu den Usern wird langfristig gesehen auch deine Reichweite positiv beeinflussen.
Now if your really want to run with this idea, or you’ve tried this and found success. Then go and find a bunch of amazing products that fit with your followers (or a wide demographic) and create a simple product review website and send your followers (from your URL link in your BIO) or your (Instagram Viral Story) to a website full of affiliate offerings!
Website advertising is probably already very familiar to you. You’ve seen an ad, you’ve clicked on an ad, heck you may have even purchased something as a direct result of clicking on that ad. There are essentially two ways of creating ads on your website. The first is getting brands to pay you for advertising space and in turn you post their ad (banner) somewhere on your website (usually in the sidebar). You can reach out to brands directly to try and sell your ad space or, if brands reach out to you, you can offer that as an option.

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.


Tip #3 is to consistently post valuable content to your followers. Now valuable content will be different in each niche, but a good rule of thumb is to post inspiring, helpful, informative or motivational pictures and videos at least once a day. If you’re struggling to come with ideas on what to post just go look at what other influencers in your niche are posting, and post similar content. Of course you’ll want to make it unique, but looking at other accounts is a good way to figure out what type of posts the people in your niche respond to the most. An important thing for to mention here is to avoid making your account a pitch fest. Of course your goal is to get people to click the links in your bio, but if you make every other post about an offer or a link all your going to do is piss people off, and ultimately lose followers. I’ve found that one promotional post per week is the sweet spot to not piss off your followers, but make sure they know you have an offer out there.
On the one hand I have to agree with some of previous commenters who failed to see a clear objective of this experiment. Was it to show how Instagram can help ALL types of businesses because to me the tactics you used seemed best suited to lifestyle/consumer brands not so much professional services. Also, as a female, and long-time reader of your blog, I was a little disappointed at the sexist overtones of some of your tactics – I don’t see how bikini clad models have to do with entrepreneurship or your brand in general.
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.

If you’re not getting the types of collaborations you’re hoping for through e-mails alone, you can be proactive and reach out to brands yourselves. Do a little google sleuthing to find their PR / media contact. Sometimes it’s as easy as a media enquiries e-mail address on the brand’s contact page, but more often than not brands make you work for it. I usually google “pr / media / press [at ] company [dot ] com” to see if the e-mail address shows up and will sometimes get lucky this way. Sometimes I’ll comment on a brand’s latest Instagram post with a note saying I sent them a DM (since brand accounts are usually handled by their social media manager, who either also handles collaborations or works closely with the PR department that does). Sometimes I get a media contact through a blogger friend. There are lots of ways to find the right e-mail address and, if all else fails, you can always try contacting the general help desk to see if they’re able to give you the right contact.

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.
If you focus on a niche that has a highly engaged following it is more likely to be successful. @afterpay obsession is one of those affiliates. It is for people who want to shop at stores that offer Afterpay. If a brand has any great promotions, they will let their users know so they can grab the bargain and pay in installments. They have a very active Facebook page but they use their Instagram page to highlight products, but also to encourage brands to work with them.
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.
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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.

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.
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