High Cost/Low Effort — Get an agency to send you potential Influencers. Talent agencies like Viral Nation or MediaKix work with a stable of popular social Influencers who you can connect with for a fee. Unless you’ve got money to burn, and are looking to launch a huge Instagram Influencer campaign, this option is probably one to avoid for now. But hey, it’s there if you want to go big!
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.
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.
For influencer networks, I’ve found the average rates to be quite a bit lower. The average rate for gigs I was accepted for through Popular Pays, for example, was about 30% lower than the rates I was able to get through direct e-mail collaborations. I assume this is because these influencer networks have influencers compete with one another so everyone lowers their rates a bit in hopes of getting the gig. With a brand who e-mails you, on the other hand, you already know they want to work with you so you’re more confident in sticking with your full rates. I would say $10 CPM is a great starting point for e-mail negotiations (if you’ve got the engagement and photo quality to back it up) vs. $5 CPM is about the lowest you should accept / offer for influencer networks.
Shopping on Instagram allows brands to add shoppable tags to their images. As you can see from the image above, these tags contain a product’s name and price. However, if Instagrammers click on a tag, extra information about this product will be displayed on their screen. Importantly, and super excitingly for eCommerce stores, a View on Website call to action button will also be displayed with the extra product info. This button will link directly to the product page on the brand’s online shop.
Doing affiliate marketing on Instagram has its peculiarities, but the key idea remains the same – you don’t need to sell your own products, being able to promote someone else’s goods and get a commission for each transaction. It takes a few simple steps. Sign up to an advertiser that has an affiliate program and enroll with it. Look at your Instagram profile analytically and decide if you’d like to use a personal account or launch a separate one to earn money through Instagram. Bear in mind that personal accounts seem more trustworthy and credible. Polish your account, come up with a catchy caption and attach a link to a profile. Ready? Now it’s time to make some money.
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!
Alternatively, to find niche affiliate programs, a basic Google search will suffice. Then simply sign up with the individual affiliate programs you like the look of and take it from there. There is no limit to how many affiliate programs you can sign up with, but make sure the products you are going to promote are high quality. If you promote products that aren’t up to scratch, you will lose the trust of your Insta-followers, and quickly lose your audience.
Follow these six tips for list creation prior to sending out a single outreach email and watch your new affiliate revenue increase. Influencer recruitment has its challenges but is well worth the effort. With incremental revenue, increased brand equity and a higher percentage of new customers, a qualified influencer quickly turns into a top performer in your program.
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!
Hi Stef, so sorry to hear you still haven’t gotten your money back. Ugh how frustrating! After the fact I’ve heard several not-so-great accounts of Modern Thrive so I am definitely much more careful now. I’ve reported her as well to the Consumer Protection Agency and to Instagram, but I’m not sure it’s helped. At least in terms of content, I’ve now covered everything I would have covered during the workshop and lots more in these three posts. It’s the least I can do!
Das Posten von UGC ist deshalb so relevant, da Kunden sieben Mal häufiger von einer Marke kaufen, die andere Verbraucher vorschlagen. Wenn du auf deinem Account glückliche Konsumenten deines Produkts zeigen kannst, werden sich mit großer Wahrscheinlichkeit mehr Menschen dafür entscheiden. Dies wird auch mit ein Grund dafür sein, weshalb Influencer-Marketing bei Instagram einen fruchtbaren Boden gefunden hat.
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.
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.
To give you an idea of what sort of online presence will start to see sponsored content, I got my first Instagram collaboration request at around 5K followers (about 3 months in) and my first blog collaboration request after around two months (about 2,000 page views per month). Those were just for free product but it was still super exciting to get that first traction. My first paid collaboration was at around 14K on Instagram (about 7 months in) and on my blog at the 3 month mark (about 4,000 page views per month). Both of these were for around $100 and I only had a handful of collaborations per month (blog and Instagram combined) for a few months after those first paid gigs. My rates increased as I grew, of course, but my first full year of (Insta)blogging was definitely at an hourly rate well below minimum wage. The potential for earning decent money on blogging and Instagram is definitely there, it just takes a lot of time and effort before you see any return on investment, so to speak.
You could also set up a partial flat payment along with your commission payment. Many influencers don’t understand the true power of affiliate marketing and they need someone to guide them. If you can paint a picture on how they can earn so much more money on consistent referrals as opposed to one-time placements you might be able to get a discount on their flat fee.
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.
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.
Pick a Niche – When businesses look for influencers to promote their products, they want someone who has a following made up of people in their niche. Popular niches on Instagram include fashion, health, and fitness, travel and cookery, to name a few. Choose a niche that is relevant to your lifestyle and then post images, and build your audience around this subject. You will then become a valuable influencer to businesses in your particular industry.
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.”
On the other hand this experiment could be helpful if taken with a large grain of salt – I can see how this can inspire marketing ideas for consumer /lifestyle brands. I’ll be looking into some of the things you mentioned for a consumer client of mine who’s demographic is perfectly in the Instagram space. Minus the bikini models though – that’s just not my style 😉
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.
Lets take a minute and clear up some confusion many people have about affiliate marketing Most people confuse affiliate marketing with MLM (multi level marketing) also known as pyramid selling or the ponzi schemes. Ponzi schemes generates returns (money) for older investors by acquiring new investors. This is similar to a pyramid scheme in that both are based on using new investors money to pay the older (initial) investors.
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.
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:
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.