However, more recently, people have been using affiliate links in social media, particularly on Facebook and Instagram. Affiliate marketing is ideal for Instagrammers who have a large audience to promote and sell products to but have no actual products to sell. Instead of creating their own product, Instagrammers can simply promote someone else’s, taking a percentage of the profit once someone from their Insta-audience makes a purchase. Sounds appealing right?

We’ll use an example of a fictional fashion influencer, and we’ll call her Sally. Sally lives in Los Angeles and has around a million subscribers across her primary social media channels, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat. Now let’s pretend that you’re an advertiser for a boutique clothing line with a store located along the coast in Orange County looking to tap into a younger niche market. Influencers like Sally would be great to add leverage to your marketing since her promoting your brand would automatically gain credibility from her subscribers, in addition to increasing your customer base and conversions.

Bei Instagram Geld verdienen kannst du nicht nur mit Werbung, sondern auch mit dem Verkauf von eigenen Produkten. Für Business Profile bietet Instagram seit März 2018 sogar an Produkte zu kennzeichnen und direkt im Bild Produkte zu markieren und mit einem Kauflink in den eigenen Shop auszustatten. Einige Shopsysteme wie z.B. Shopify bieten diese Funktion out-of-the-box bereits an. Du kannst deine im Shop angelegten Produkte also sehr einfach mit deinen Bildern auf deinem Instagram Business Account verlinken und hast mit jedem Bild die Chance auf Umsätze. 

The easiest way to get a lot from your influencer partners in your affiliate program is to set up a compensation plan with them where they’re paid a flat amount of money in exchange for promoting your products or services on their feed. Most influencers do not like working on a commission basis. They would much rather get cash upfront. If your brand were willing to do this, this would be the best way to get their attention. You could even work out a zero commission deal with them where they don’t earn commission from the sales they refer at all. If the influencer is really powerful, you might even come out ahead despite the upfront risk.
Engage with your followers: You cannot expect all interaction to come directly to you. Make time every single day to engage with your followers or anyone involved in your industry by commenting on and liking images. If you communicate with authentic content, people will be drawn to check out your account and, hopefully, join your loyal rank of followers.
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.

Swipe up! Verlinke Produkte und Infos: Stories sind eine wahre Bühne für Marketer, Firmen und jegliche Art von Promotion. Wenn du ein Produkt oder etwas Anderes in deiner Story per Video oder Foto anpreist, kannst du die dazugehörige Website verlinken. So können die Nutzer, wenn sie die Story anschauen, nach oben wischen und gelangen direkt zu dem Produkt. Also swipe up!
Kann man als Publisher bei Instagram Geld verdienen? Bisher ist das vor allem Influencern gelungen: Modeblogger und andere Sternchen machen mit Schleichwerbung für Fitnessprogramme und Gesundheits-Tees viel Geld. Aber immer wenn ein neues großes Ökosystem entsteht, kommen schlaue Affiliates und versuchen ein eigenes Business aufzubauen. Bei Instagram geht das jetzt gerade erst los und wir haben uns die Goldgräber der ersten Stunde angeschaut und analysiert.
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.
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.

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+.


Story Highlights: Eine Story von dir gefiel dir so gut, dass deine Follower die Möglichkeit haben sollen, diese öfter und langfristig zu sehen? Gar kein Problem, denn seit letztem Jahr kannst du deine Storys archivieren und als Highlights posten. Diese sind dann auf deinem Account über deinem Feed zu sehen. Dabei kannst du so viele Highlights festhalten wie du magst. Vor allem für aktuelle Werbekampagnen oder Stories, die einen Link und bestimmte Hashtags enthalten, eignet sich die Funktion wunderbar. So finden deine Abonnenten länger einen Zugang dazu und haben das Highlight direkt oben auf deinem Account angeordnet präsent. Da User, die noch nicht zu deinen Followern zählen, sich eher die Story-Highlights anschauen, bevor sie den ganzen Feed runterscrollen, ist diese Funktion ein wahres Marketinggeschenk. Wir bei OnlineMarketing.de haben bislang drei Highlight-Kategorien angelegt: Artikel, Tech und Highlights.

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.
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.

Once you’re starting to work with brands in a paid capacity, it’s great to have a media kit on hand to send along when requested. A media kit is a document that outlines the key facts and statistics of your blog. From the number of blog readers / social media followers you have, your page views, reader / follower demographics, the types of collaborations you do, and brands you’ve worked with in the past. You’ll also want to include a short bio of yourself / your blog as well as where you can be found online. Jeni, from The Media Maven wrote a detailed post about what you need to include to make a kick-a** media kit.
Not too long ago, Instagram added a “story” function to their platform to compete with Snapchat. It has since exploded in popularity and continues to keep thousands of people glued to their phones on a daily basis. Why not take advantage of this feature with the Instagram influencers in your affiliate program? Story posts take minimum effort and there’s a good chance that the influencer will be happy to throw some of these in for you for free if you’re already running a campaign with them.
Mit der Instagram-Geschichte haben sich gewisse Tricks entwickelt, wie ein Account mit wenig Aufwand mehr Follower generieren kann. Viele der Möglichkeiten sind bereits in den anderen Tipps untergebracht. Allgemein lautet die Devise “Wer mitmacht, gewinnt”. Dazu zählen das aktive Kommentieren und Liken anderer Bilder, das Folgen anderer Profile oder das richtige Einsetzen von Hashtags. Aktuelle Trends sollten bei dem Steigern der Bekanntheit immer berücksichtigt werden.

While the world of Instagram influencers and how we utilize them to market our products is still very young, we have been able to cover several great ways to get the most out of these powerful players within your affiliate program. Good luck with all your affiliate marketing efforts and feel free to email us or comment below with any ideas or questions.
Swipe up! Verlinke Produkte und Infos: Stories sind eine wahre Bühne für Marketer, Firmen und jegliche Art von Promotion. Wenn du ein Produkt oder etwas Anderes in deiner Story per Video oder Foto anpreist, kannst du die dazugehörige Website verlinken. So können die Nutzer, wenn sie die Story anschauen, nach oben wischen und gelangen direkt zu dem Produkt. Also swipe up!
This might sound like a given, but it looks better if you can do your own photo shoot in your own style - it goes back to the word of mouth marketing. If you are the one wearing the product or have styled the picture yourself, it is more genuine and more likely to lead to a sale. @victoriama9 is a great example of this - it’s clear in the images that it’s her wearing the outfits and not a photo from the brand.

Doberschütz nimmt den Kampf mit der großen Nummer aus den USA an. Doch es gibt mehrere Hürden: „Das größte Problem ist, die Menschen zur Anmeldung zu bewegen.“ Viele Otto-Normal-Instagram-Nutzer seien skeptisch, ihre Daten inklusive E-Mail-Adresse weiterzugeben, nur um dann die Outfits der Influencer shoppen zu können. Umso beeindruckender, dass es Liketoknow.it geschafft hat, so viele Instagram-Nutzer auch in den eigenen Dienst zu ziehen. Weil die Anmeldungen ausbleiben, musste der StyleLike-Gründer schnell umdenken. „Wir schicken die Nutzer jetzt ohne Anmeldung direkt zu Shopping-Landingpages der Influencer.“ Damit gleicht StyleLike jetzt eher den beiden anderen Konkurrenten Like2Buy und Have2Have.it.


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).
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