Was ich auch schon häufig gesehen habe sind Instagrammer-Reisen (wie Bloggerreisen). Sie werden in Länder und an Orte eingeflogen, um vor Ort zu fotografieren. Auch, wenn von einer Reise keine Miete gezahlt werden kann, kann es als "Zusatzverdienst" dennoch interessant sein. Meist gibt es hier zumindest ein Reisebudget. Im besten Fall auch einen Pauschalbetrag oben drauf. 
When you are posting a photo make sure you use relevant tags. Including hashtags means more engagement and likes. To find the best tags for your content you need to research your audience to find out what hashtags they are using on their posts. Posting the most popular tags won’t necessarily help you in the long run. For example, a travel blogger should have travel related tags. If they were to include a hashtag about vitamins it wouldn’t necessarily fit with their content. If you include a hashtag that doesn’t fit with your niche, people will be less likely to engage with you.
To be a leader in affiliate marketing, networks and agencies must recognize that advertisers are seeking more than just one-off leads or incremental sales. They want advocates and storytellers who can engage potential shoppers, demonstrate vertical expertise, and strengthen brand loyalty to inspire a long-term relationship. Influencers allow brands to take advantage of all the benefits of affiliate marketing, including transparency and guaranteed exposure while adding the power to connect with shoppers and strengthen brand affinity. Affiliate marketing is a proven channel, strengthened by its access to data and quantifiable results. The opportunity is now for both advertisers and their affiliate networks to embrace influencer marketing and make it as cost-effective and transparent as they have affiliate marketing. In this case, the whole – affiliate marketing and influencer marketing – is definitely greater than the sum of its parts.
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.
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.
If you are just getting started, it is a perfectly fine strategy to come up with special offers for influencers. One such offer could be giving them 5% (or some other number) lifetime commissions on sales made by affiliates who sign up due to them. Another idea could be to consider relaxing some of the terms for followers of these early influencers. Also, you could consider offering exclusive affiliate tools to select influencers.
Die einfachste und schnellste Art, um Instagram Werbung schalten zu können, ist über die App. Du startest die mobile Anwendung und hebst einen Beitrag hervor, den Du auf der Plattform teilst. Nun kannst Du erfassen, wie viele Nutzer Deinen Beitrag ansehen und mit dem Inhalt interagieren. Mit dem bewährten Werbeanzeigenmanager kannst Du professionelle Social Media Werbung erstellen und verwalten. Das praktische Tool ist für mobile Endgeräte und für Desktop-Computer verfügbar. Du kannst mit dem Manager Deine Werbekampagnen, verschiedene Werbeanzeigengruppen und einzelne Werbeanzeigen einrichten. Die laufenden Kosten für Instagram Werbung lassen sich ebenfalls anpassen. Du kannst zu jederzeit Änderungen an Deinen Werbekampagnen vornehmen und Dir die Ergebnisse anzeigen lassen.
Pro Tipp: Mit deinen Fingern kannst du die Größe des Hashtag-Stickers ändern. Positioniere mithilfe dieser Möglichkeit die Sticker anschaulich in einem bestimmten Winkel passend zum Foto. So stellst du sicher, dass die Tags nicht stören. Trotzdem lässt du dir aber dennoch nicht die Möglichkeit entgehen, durch Hashtags deine Reichweite zu erhöhen. Um dennoch viele Tags in der Story zu verwenden, aber die Zuschauer nicht vom Inhalt abzulenken, kannst du bis zu zehn Hashtags integrieren, die aber hinter einem Emoji verstecken. OnlineMarketing.de-Bürohund Philly zeigt, wie’s geht:
Tip #1 Post links to your landing pages and websites within your stories. Now before you get all like, but I need to have like 10,000 followers to be able do that. Let me give you a strategy to help get you there ASAP. The strategy I prefer for getting 10,000 followers takes a little longer than follow/unfollow, but it gets high quality active followers, and that’s Gary Vee’s $1.80 strategy. Basically with this strategy you search up 10 hashtags in your niche and and leave your 2 cents, AKA a comment on the top 9 posts for each hashtag. I highly recommend doing this over the follow, unfollow method because you can really build a strong connection which of course is great for sales, but if you’re a little more impatient feel free to do the follow, unfollow method with an app like captivate to speed up the process.
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 main distinction now between affiliate and influencer marketing is simply the channel itself and the way the influencer is paid. Affiliate marketing sees affiliates paid based on web traffic performance (CPA) while influencer marketing sees influencers often paid flat fees upfront in return for social traffic performance. Brands now have visibility into the same metrics for both strategies and can access indicators of performance and traffic via Google Analytics for web-based publishers and Instagram Insights for social based publishers. Despite these similarities, influencer and affiliate marketing are still referred to as two separate strategies and are often managed by different teams in the same organization.
Many marketers use automated email and drip sequences to introduce affiliate products and services to their subscribers. I use an auto-response sequence through MailerLite, a top-rated email marketing service and a fantastic alternative to MailChimp. You could send new subscribers three to five automated emails over a period of weeks/months and include affiliate links where applicable. Additionally, I see many marketers using landing page tools like Leadpages and Instapage to get subscribers and sales.
Before we can get into affiliate links, first we need to talk about the affiliate program. An affiliate program is hosted by a company that wants to use marketers who are not employed by the company to promote their product or service. These marketers, and their social media accounts, are often related to the product or niche in some way. For example, a health blogger might sign up for an affiliate program promoting vitamins.

Nordstrom Rack’s recent partnership with Shopping Links is an outstanding example how influencer marketing can be coupled with affiliate marketing to drive not only brand awareness but also traffic and sales. By utilizing the Shopping Links Influencer marketplace, Nordstrom Rack was able to simplify the process of identifying and gifting influencers at scale. Individually-selected Influencers created a series of social media posts supported with blog posts to showcase Nordstrom Rack’s products to more than 500,000 potential customers.


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.
While there are many things to do in Oahu outside of the touristy Waikiki, it turns out that the area has a few cool spots to eat. I enjoyed and recommend a Hula Pie at @dukeswaikiki , cocktails at @tikisgrill , udon at @marukameudon & loco moco at @rainbowdrivein . Any other food spots I should save for my next visit? 🙏🍜🍹 _______ Bikini 👙: @lareveche ________ http://liketk.it/2trDA #liketkit @liketoknow.it _________ #waikikibeach #honolulu #gohawaii #hawaii #oahu #girlaroundworld #lareveche #beachbabe #beachlife #hawaiieats #oahueats #hawaiifood

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.
Ok I am new to shopify, designed up yesterday and setup my store and got it rolling already thanks to you guys. I am going to be getting a affiliate program going now but I am curious how long shopify takes for payments to arrive in my bank if im in the USA. Do they send a payment for every order? or should I just take paypal to make it easier to pay affiliates? This is what I am trying to figure out currently, from what I heard it takes 3 days to receive payments in USA and then im assuming I could pay affiliates with paypal with bank transfer. Should I just take paypal, i mean they charge a extra 2% that adds up?

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+.
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.
Mit die cleversten Errungenschaften der digitalen Welt sind die Möglichkeiten des Trackings. Das Tracking (auf Deutsch „Verfolgung“) beschreibt die technische Möglichkeit 100%ig nachzuvollziehen, welcher User nacheinander was gemacht hat. Es ermöglicht im Affiliate Marketing genau zu erkennen, wann ein User auf eine Anzeige geklickt hat, wohin ihn der entsprechende Link geführt hat, bis hin zu der Tatsache, welches Produkt er letztlich gekauft hat. Werbekampagnen können so, z.B. durch gezielt eingesetzte A/B Tests, perfekt optimiert werden und Affiliates erfolgsbasiert bezahlt werden.
Als Teil des Online Marketings ist Affiliate Marketing eine besondere Form des provisionsbasierten Bezahlungsmodells: Sogenannte Publisher oder auch Affiliates (Webseitenbetreiber) veröffentlichen Werbung von sogenannten Merchants oder Advertisern (die werbetreibenden Unternehmen) – kommt es hierbei zu einem Lead oder Sale, erhält der Publisher eine Provision.

But to make money with affiliate marketing you need to get a affiliate link to a product that you promote and you need to put this link in your description. You can easily by the end of the next week have over 1000 followers…and let’s say that only 10% will click your affiliate link and only 5% will buy using your affilaite link and I really low ball it because Instagram is really on fire when you know how to use it.
Loyal audiences averaging in millions of subscribers for influencers all over social media have proven that their followings can convert into sales. Affiliate marketing ties into this, how? Performance-based marketing is often referred to as another term for affiliate marketing in which individuals are given customized links to track any sales generated from their promotional posts. From each of those sales, they are awarded via a commission percentage, flat dollar amount, or both. The ease of publisher customization, tracking URLs and commission payouts associated with affiliate marketing have been encouraging to influencers everywhere.
Als Teil des Online Marketings ist Affiliate Marketing eine besondere Form des provisionsbasierten Bezahlungsmodells: Sogenannte Publisher oder auch Affiliates (Webseitenbetreiber) veröffentlichen Werbung von sogenannten Merchants oder Advertisern (die werbetreibenden Unternehmen) – kommt es hierbei zu einem Lead oder Sale, erhält der Publisher eine Provision.
Instagram hat sich zu einem wichtigen Marketingkanal für visuelle Kommunikation entwickelt. Bereits 86 Prozent der Top 100 Unternehmen sind mittlerweile auf Instagram aktiv – mit einer nachweisbaren Erfolgsquote für ihr Produkt. “Marken und Konsumenten standen sich noch nie so nah wie auf Instagram”. Deshalb sollten Unternehmen die Möglichkeiten ihrer Marketingstrategien ausschöpfen und sich auf Instagram anmelden.
Liketoknow.it ist also auch bei vielen bekannten Influencern in Deutschland angekommen. Leonie Hanne von Ohhcouture (über 244.000 Abonnenten) hatte ja zuletzt in unserem Podcast erzählt, dass sie Affiliate-Links bei Instagram nutzt (Mehr dazu erzählt sie auf unserer nächsten Konferenz New Platform Advertising). Auch weitere bekannte Fashion-Instagrammer wie Caro Daur (518.000 Abonnenten) oder Novalanalove (413.000 Abonnenten) (auch Novalanalove kommt zur New Platform Advertising) posten regelmäßig Liketoknow.it-Links. Insgesamt taucht das Hashtag #liketkit für diese Affiliate-Posts in über 750.000 Instagram-Beiträgen auf. Die Influencer bekommen teilweise bis zu 20 Prozent des Verkaufspreises als Provision. Ein Post von Leonie Hanne kommt zum Beispiel auf über 7.000 Likes. Wenn zehn Prozent davon bei Liketoknow.it angemeldet sind, bekommen immerhin 700 eine Mail mit den Links auf ihren Affiliate-Shop. Pro Post dürften einige hundert Euro auf diesem Wege zu verdienen sein. Liketoknow.it hat mit einigen Shops und Brands Verträge, um diese hohen Affiliate-Provisionen zu ermöglichen. Das macht es anderen Projekten natürlich um so schwerer. In den USA versuchen es beispielsweise Like2Buy von der Analyseplattform Curalate oder Have2Have.it von Soldsie. Die beiden Dienste verfolgen das gleiche Ziel wie Liketoknow.it – Nutzer von Instagram zu Online-Shops schicken – nur auf einem etwas anderen Weg. Instagrammer und Brands, die eins der beiden Tools nutzen, binden den Link zu ihrem Shop in der Accountbeschreibung ein (dem einzigen Ort auf Instagram, an dem klickbare Links funktionieren).

A common issue with Instagram influencers is finding a way to get customers to click on affiliate links. It’s common to see captions include “link in the bio,” but this is an extra step that sometimes customers don’t take. Thus, there could be sales that came from this influencer that they’re not getting credit for. This is bad for the influencer because they’re losing out on commissions and this is bad for the brand because you’re not able to properly track the success of their campaigns. This is where forced exclusive unique coupon codes come in.
Hello, I am very new to Shopify and am looking for ways to promote my site. Love the idea of IG influencers. I already have an IG account which I opened so I could hear from my Grandchildren (really do not know how to use it) , can I open a second account strictly for a business? I have been on the site and cannot find any information about opening a second account. Thanks for any advice and this is wonderful information that is being shared on this blog.
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?
Since the introduction of Instagram stories was released in November 2016, it has become incredibly popular as a peek into the day to day lives of some of the most popular Instagrammers out there. Anything that gets posted lasts for just 24 hours. @sheshopped posted about creating pretty ice cubes for her Marks and Spencer Australia photo shoot the next day. This lets people know to expect something new on your Instagram the next day to highlight that brand and piques people’s curiosity.
I find some of comments about this post typical excessive western self-indulgence. While I personally don’t believe in objectifying women. I don’t think Neil did any of that. His goal was to figure out how to best leverage Instagram. He looked at some of the most effective users and attempted to duplicate their success. He then, free of charge, shared the results with you and all some of us have got as a response is to scold and berate him. You’re getting free information from the experimentation of a world class expert. Get over yourself. These women are already on instagram, have a following and post attractive photos for the world to see. Neil didn’t coax them into doing something they aren’t already doing. Some of you instead of contributing to the experiment and the conversation by offering constructive advice, such as, “I don’t think this methodology works well with your brand”; instead choose to take the opportunity to put Neil down. The amount of unnecessary self-righteousness is ridiculous. You don’t spend money with Neil, yet you walk away with extremely valuable information and all you’ve got to offer is a huge hissy fit. Get over yourselves.
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Here is a high impact method of engagement with influencers: why not invite them to contribute to the design of your affiliate programs? It is not going to be easy. But if you succeed, this will be a great method to create a sense of ownership in affiliates. Of course, if they get involved and then realize that it was all a big public relations hoax, this method could backfire. Like all areas of marketing and communication, you need to come across sincerely.

I think the whole thing with it now being paid for has ruin what it is. It was a chance that every day people got a chance to feel special and be known just for doing what they do…eat out, shop, create etc. Now its just another platform in which experts have taken over and turned into a platform for making money which ruin what it is…. cant just be liked for who you are now people are projecting this “perfect” life bullshit and I’m so over it… Even when celebrities started getting on there it was cool because you got to see a personal side to them and once again they sell out for money (or pay someone to do it for them) and once again just turned into another social outlet taken over by fake and rich people… lame
While there are many things to do in Oahu outside of the touristy Waikiki, it turns out that the area has a few cool spots to eat. I enjoyed and recommend a Hula Pie at @dukeswaikiki , cocktails at @tikisgrill , udon at @marukameudon & loco moco at @rainbowdrivein . Any other food spots I should save for my next visit? 🙏🍜🍹 _______ Bikini 👙: @lareveche ________ http://liketk.it/2trDA #liketkit @liketoknow.it _________ #waikikibeach #honolulu #gohawaii #hawaii #oahu #girlaroundworld #lareveche #beachbabe #beachlife #hawaiieats #oahueats #hawaiifood

Can you boast a solid number of followers? If not, it’s high time to work on it. Stay away from fake followers and bots as they could undermine the genuinity of your Instagram profile and cause a very unpleasant user experience. Your task is to attract dedicated followers who will truly like and trust you. With these quick social media marketing tips in play, you will easily get things done.
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.

If you have a special offer or want to promote specific products or get your audience excited about an upcoming launch or campaign, use influencer marketing. Because influencers are in front of your target audience, the influence they have over their followers and the established trust have the potential to drive a great deal of awareness to your brand. The key to successful influencer marketing is to use influencers who believe in your product and don’t promote products that compete with it.


Once seen as a strategy distinct from affiliate programs, influencer marketing has been continually edging toward modern affiliate marketing. With the tracking and measurement of influencer marketing approximating the level of detail and sophistication that traditional affiliate marketing has achieved, savvy affiliates are now looking to foster thoughtful influencer campaigns that leverage the purchasing and reviewing power of social media stars.
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).
Affiliate marketing can be a great way to earn money through your blog, especially once your traffic picks up. If you’re new to this concept, it’s essentially a custom URL with a unique tracking code in it. If someone purchases something through your affiliate link, you’ll earn a commission (typically between 5-15%). And it usually doesn’t have to be the specific item you linked. Most of these affiliate programs will give you a commission if someone purchased anything from a particular site within a specific time window after the click through. The great thing about programs such as Amazon Associates, Reward Style, Shop Style and Link Share, is they’re easy to setup and start using and there is no risk involved – worst case scenario you don’t make any money but best case you’ll make a nice chunk of change without anything other than creating a custom link for the product you’re planning on linking anyway. Most will also accept all bloggers regardless of page views. I’m not going to go into too much detail about affiliate marketing, since there’s a ton of good information online already. You can read a great in-depth article about affiliate marketing for bloggers here.
I think that is a big lesson on what not to do on Instagram unless you target market your audience. Of all these things, the Contest is probably the only takeaway for anyone interested in Instagram that will hit a large enough audience to get you your followers. You put a lot of money in to get some confusion about your Brand and your Credibility. If I had signed up for your Instagram account because i like your marketing wisdom and I found a lot of women in bathing suits , I would have deleted your account as you are turning off 50% of your market. If your market is entrepreneurs who like almost naked women and fancy jets then go target them.
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.
Since the introduction of Instagram stories was released in November 2016, it has become incredibly popular as a peek into the day to day lives of some of the most popular Instagrammers out there. Anything that gets posted lasts for just 24 hours. @sheshopped posted about creating pretty ice cubes for her Marks and Spencer Australia photo shoot the next day. This lets people know to expect something new on your Instagram the next day to highlight that brand and piques people’s curiosity.
You’ve no doubt encountered affiliate marketing on the Internet without even realizing it. Lots of popular blogs and websites write about particular products and then link to Amazon or an online store. They receive commission money when you click on the link and buy the product. As an affiliate, the blog receives a little ‘tracking code’ from the product creator that enables them to know if you have bought the product.
Here is a high impact method of engagement with influencers: why not invite them to contribute to the design of your affiliate programs? It is not going to be easy. But if you succeed, this will be a great method to create a sense of ownership in affiliates. Of course, if they get involved and then realize that it was all a big public relations hoax, this method could backfire. Like all areas of marketing and communication, you need to come across sincerely.
On the other hand, if your goal is to get people to promote your product or service, special offers, discounts and more through channels other than social media, then use affiliate marketing. Target bloggers, companies and publishers with content that complements or relates to your brand base. Understand your customers’ needs and their interests so that you speak to your target audience about what matters most to them. If you sell workout gear, then partner with health and fitness publishers that focus on weight loss, healthy eating and more. This approach of speaking to specific customers with specific needs works because affiliate marketing is designed to generate leads and help you grow your revenue.

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.
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.
I’ve been a struggling fashion blogger for 5 years now. I’m not going to lie, I’ve given up time and time and time again. I think I quit 5 different times and after 3 months I chose to try blogging again. For goodness sakes, I f*[email protected]!ing get invited to New York Fashion Week. I sit on front row of Zimmermann, BCBG MaxAzria, Merissa Webb, etc. but that’s it. Nothing more. I want more. I want to make money off of my blog. I want to grow.
Whether you are a brand or an influencer, creating a good Instagram profile isn’t as easy as it sounds. In principle it’s simple - take a good photo, upload it, add a filter and upload it. However, some of the most successful accounts have taken steps to make sure their Instagram stands out from the crowd so that they can gain more followers, and if they are an influencer, it paves the way for big brands to want to work with them to reach a wider audience.
Continuing the conversation about engagement, when recruiting influencers, review which posts garner the most comments. Are the most popular posts personal ones with animals, quotes or kids? Does the influencer get engagement on sponsored, product specific or affiliate posts? What type of comments do the posts receive? For instance, if the comments refer to the individual’s beauty or the creative aspect of the photo, it will generate fewer sales than posts where the followers ask specific questions about the product.
The main distinction now between affiliate and influencer marketing is simply the channel itself and the way the influencer is paid. Affiliate marketing sees affiliates paid based on web traffic performance (CPA) while influencer marketing sees influencers often paid flat fees upfront in return for social traffic performance. Brands now have visibility into the same metrics for both strategies and can access indicators of performance and traffic via Google Analytics for web-based publishers and Instagram Insights for social based publishers. Despite these similarities, influencer and affiliate marketing are still referred to as two separate strategies and are often managed by different teams in the same organization.
Another great way to get the most out of Instagram influencers in your affiliate program is to host a product giveaway with them. Influencers love running giveaways because they receive excellent engagement from them and gain a lot of new followers in the process. When you structure the giveaway with the influencer you do want to make sure that it’s not one sided and you get some new followers for your social media accounts as well. At the end of the day, it’s a great way to get some new followers and get some great marketing out there for the cost of your product, which is usually a brand’s preferred currency.
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The bulk of the money that I earn through blogging and Instagram is through sponsored collaborations. Essentially, a brand or shop will provide me with one or more products and I will incorporate them into an Instagram or blog post (or two, or three). How do you go about getting sponsored collaborations? By working with brands that reach out to you and/or by reaching out to your favourite brands to see if they want to collaborate.
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