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.
And re. the dropping followers if we get a account with lifestyle/luxury posts and start posting tequila related posts do you think we’d get just as much dropped followers or do you think we should wait to find a account specifically about alcohol? Although those seem hard to find even if we reach out to one in that niche it’ll most likely be about a existing brand
If you already have an eCommerce shop, or sell products on platforms like Etsy or Amazon, then using the ‘Shopping on Instagram’ feature to increase your revenue is a must. Shopping on Instagram has suddenly made it much easier to sell products and make money on Instagram. So let’s find out more about Shopping on Instagram, and how to set it up on your Instagram account…
Depth of discussion – lots of comments on a post may look impressive but look deeper to see what the followers are saying. Find an influencer who engages properly with the audience who in turn respond through discussion. Ten comments that are meaningful and stimulate a conversation are more useful than 100 comments purely complimenting the post. Follow this concept through to the types of posts that get the most likes; are they relevant to your business, or are they all favouring posts with a lighter tone or images?
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?
Auftraggeber suchen bei Cherrydeck nach einem Ort, in dem Sie einen Künstler/Fotografen suchen. Cherrydeck liefert ordentlich dargestellte Daten von Instagrammern mit je den letzten 3 Bildern und der Info, ob ein eigenes Studio vorhanden ist, Nachbearbeitung angeboten wird und welches Expertenlevel der Künstler hat. So können sich Kunden einfach und sehr effizient durch die Profile klicken und die Künstler direkt über die Plattform kontaktieren, wenn das Profil gefällt. Sehr easy!
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Im Übrigen muss die Auszeichnung nichts Negatives sein. Schließlich ist den meisten Followern ohnehin bewusst, dass die Influencer die teilweise aufwendigen Kanäle mit täglichen Postings nicht umsonst betreiben, sondern damit auch Geld verdienen oder sogar ihren Lebensunterhalt damit bestreiten. Wer damit offen umgeht, ist authentisch. Die Berliner Lifestyle-Bloggerin Masha Sedgwick erzählt im Interview mit der W&V, dass ihre Leserschaft auf werbliche Posts nicht anders reagiert als auf persönliche Posts. Es hinge jedoch auch davon ab, wie diese gestaltet sind.

Here are some more influencer networks that I have absolutely no experience with but that I’ve found online and are recommended by other bloggers, in alphabetical order (*): Acorn Influence, Activate by Bloglovin’, AdvoWire, BlogHer, Blog Meets Brand, BrandBacker, Clever, Content BLVD, Everywhere Agency, Experticity, Famebit, Fitfluencial, Hypetap, Influence Central, Influincity, Instabrand, Massive Sway, Megan Media, Network Niche, NeoReach, One2One Network, Pollinate Media, She Knows Media, She Speaks, Snapfluence, Speakr, Sway Group,  The Shelf Network, and Tribe Group.
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.
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.
Immer mehr Unternehmen und Selbstständige schalten Werbung auf der Plattform Instagram. Dank der großen Beliebtheit des Online-Dienstes besitzt Instagram viele aktive Nutzer. Dadurch wird die Instagram Werbung von den Nutzern deutlich aktiver wahrgenommen als die klassische Print- und TV-Werbung. Instagram Werbung schalten kann jeder ohne große Vorkenntnisse. Ein weiterer Vorteil der beliebten Plattform sind die transparenten und vergleichsweise niedrigen Kosten für Instagram Werbung. Du erreichst mit einem wesentlich kleineren Budget viel mehr potenzielle Käufer als mit anderen Werbemaßnahmen. Der Aufwand hält sich in Grenzen und Du kannst innerhalb von wenigen Minuten optisch ansprechende Werbeanzeigen in Form von Bildern und Videos erstellen. Dank der verschiedenen Vorteile lohnt sich die Instagram Werbung für Unternehmen jeder Art, für jeden Dienstleister und für alle Selbstständigen. Außer für B2C-Unternehmen sind die Werbeanzeigen auf der Plattform auch für alle B2B-Unternehmen interessant.
Instagram – Instagram excels with brand exposure, but the UI makes it less likely that followers will click to purchase. The scrolling style of viewing posts as well as the link only being available in the bio lends itself to quick Likes and fewer clicks. However, I have seen some Instagram influencers succeed using Instagram Stories.Instagram Stories provide the personal one on one engagement feel that lends itself to conversions as well as an explanation on how followers can click on the affiliate link.
Zeigt ein Influencer auf seinem Instagram-Account ein Produkt, das er oder sie selbst gekauft hat und schwärmt davon, ist das normalerweise keine Werbung, sondern eine persönliche Empfehlung. Ein Instagram-Post mit oder über ein bestimmtes Produkt gilt erst dann als Werbung, wenn der Influencer dafür „belohnt“ wird, indem er also für die Produktvorstellung bezahlt oder anderweitig entlohnt wird. Ein Hinweis, dass es sich um ein selbstgekauftes Produkt handelt, vermeidet Missverständnisse.
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’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.
Fill out your bio with all the right information: This includes your contact information, what you post about and where you’re from. Add in a few keywords and even a couple of hashtags to ensure you’re easily findable by the right kind of followers. Something like: Beauty Blogger from San Francisco with a penchant for travel. Business inquiry: [email protected]
Depth of discussion – lots of comments on a post may look impressive but look deeper to see what the followers are saying. Find an influencer who engages properly with the audience who in turn respond through discussion. Ten comments that are meaningful and stimulate a conversation are more useful than 100 comments purely complimenting the post. Follow this concept through to the types of posts that get the most likes; are they relevant to your business, or are they all favouring posts with a lighter tone or images?
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.
Auf Instagram folgen 70 Prozent der Nutzer einem Unternehmen. Da die Markeninhalte in den Stories sich bereits jetzt schon einer ansehnlichen Beliebtheit erfreuen und Unternehmen den Bereich seit der Einführung erfolgreich als essentiellen Bestandteil ihrer Kommunikation nutzen, ist der Einsatz von Anzeigen nur folgerichtig, um die User zielgerichtet erreichen zu können. „Zahlreiche Marken haben Stories in den letzten Monaten als immersives Format in ihrer Kommunikation eingesetzt und sehen hohes Engagement in ihrer Zielgruppe – das zeigt sich auch darin, dass 70% der Menschen sich Stories mit eingeschaltetem Ton ansehen. Mit Anzeigen in Stories ermöglichen wir es Unternehmen nun, die Beziehung zu ihren Kunden auf kreative Art und Weise zu intensivieren und ich bin gespannt, wie deutsche Marken dieses neue Format einsetzen werden“, so Nadine Neubauer, Brand Development Lead Instagram (Central Europe).
Verkaufen bei Instagram – ein Traum vieler Brands. Aber ohne, dass man unter einem Bild einen direkten Link posten kann, ist das nur schwer möglich. Dank Tools wie Liketoknow.it gibt es nun zumindest für Instagram-Influencer und Brands einen Workaround, um Affiliate-Links zu generieren. Wir zeigen wie Affiliate-Marketing bei Instagram funktioniert, wer daran verdient und warum ein deutsches Startup jetzt auch mitmacht.
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Nadine Neubauer: Instagram Shopping wurde in Deutschland von Unternehmen und Instagrammern sehnsüchtig erwartet. Die Funktion entspricht dem natürlichen Verhalten unserer Community. Mehr als 200 Millionen Menschen sehen sich täglich ein Business-Profil an und nutzen Instagram somit als virtuelles Schaufenster. Shopping komplettiert jetzt die Customer Journey dieser Menschen.

In the beginning, the tracking capabilities of affiliate marketing felt revolutionary: marketers were giving trackable links to publishers, with the publisher earning a commission every time a reader made a click or a purchase. Leveraging this newfound transparency opened up an opportunity for publishers to monetize their content without having to sell banner ads and pop-ups, while brands could now have a trackable, results-driven strategy for their marketing spend.
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.
Instagram verändert sich gerade entscheidend. Facebook hat gerade selbst die Werbevermarktung für das Fotonetzwerk gestartet. Der große Vorteil für Werbekunden: Sie können ihre Beiträge mit Links versehen und so Reichweite auf die eigenen Angebote leiten. Die Verdienstmöglichkeiten für Instagram sind enorm: Derzeit verzeichnet das Netzwerk 400 Millionen monatlich aktive Nutzer und erwartetet einen Anzeigenumsatz von etwa 600 Millionen US-Dollar im Jahr 2015, der im nächsten Jahr auf über 1,5 Milliarden steigen soll. Es wird spannend zu beobachten sein, ob Instagram es noch lange zulassen wird, dass Andere auf der Plattform Geld verdienen, ohne dass Facebook einen Teil davon bekommt. Es könnte also mal wieder so sein, dass das Affiliate-Modell eine Zeit lang erfolgreich ist und dann wieder verschwindet. Die ersten Goldgräber stört diese Aussicht erst einmal nicht.
As you can see, Instagram offers some genuine opportunities to make money online. Whether you want to become an Instagram influencer, sell physical products, photographs, or affiliate products, or become an Instagram expert in the freelancing field, there are possibilities for everyone. Whatever route you choose to go down, make sure you persevere, as the financial rewards can be more than worth it.

I look forward to seeing if/how this $57k investment pays off for you. It’s a pretty interesting experiment to say the least. I have the same dilemma with the Instagram account I just created for my bow tie company, Chringle & Co. I see how the fashion accounts that get tons of attention operate, but I’m not flashy enough to organize a daily photo shoot to showcase my #details. Dah well, hopefully I can use the approach you have and work with other Instagram models and fashion-forward individuals in the coming months.


Mit Instagram Geld verdienen ist der Traum vieler Hobby- und Handyfotografen. Und die Chancen stehen gar nicht schlecht. Instagram überzeugt als Plattform durch extrem hohes Engagement. Das sorgt nicht nur für Likes, sondern kann (in der richtigen Zielgruppe mit dem richtigen Produkt) auch für Umsatz und starke Brand-Awareness sorgen. Und wo das geht, wird auch gerne Geld von Unternehmen ausgegeben. Geld, das jeder Instagrammer mitverdienen kann.


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.
And re. the dropping followers if we get a account with lifestyle/luxury posts and start posting tequila related posts do you think we’d get just as much dropped followers or do you think we should wait to find a account specifically about alcohol? Although those seem hard to find even if we reach out to one in that niche it’ll most likely be about a existing brand

Hast du es erstmal zum Influencer geschafft, melden sich die potentiellen Kunden oder deren Marketing Agenturen eigentlich häufig von alleine. Besser ist es allerdings, wenn du dir selbst deine Kunden, bzw. die Marken aussuchst, für die du gerne werben möchtest. Du selbst weißt schliesslich am besten, welche Brand zu dir passen würde. Und genau das wollen Marken: Authentische Botschafter, die eine Marke aus Überzeugung (und gegen Geld) bekannter machen und Reichweite ausbauen. Schreib also die Marken gerne mal an und schau was passiert. Wenn dir das zu viel Aufwand ist, schau gerne bei Plattformen wie Blogfoster oder Influry vorbei, um aus bestehenden Angeboten das passende auszusuchen.
Zu einer erfolgreichen Instagram-Kampagne gehört immer das Analysieren der Konkurrenz im gleichen Themenfeld. Dort können angehende Instagram-Merchants feststellen, wie Produkte dargestellt werden und welche Bilder besonders beliebt sind. Mit den gewonnen Daten und einer individuellen Marketingkampagne steht dem Beginn der Instagram-Karriere nichts mehr im Wege.

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.


Before you can even begin to think about monetizing your blog or social media, you’ll need to grow your online presence. Get readers to your blog and followers to your social media accounts. I wrote up a detailed post on how to start and grow a lifestyle blog here and how to grow your Instagram account here. If you’re looking at a different type of blog or a different social media platform, a lot of what I wrote would probably still apply but I would also google around to see the best ways to grow a blog in your niche and any other social media accounts you’re focusing on.
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.
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.
Conducting a Webstagram search is an excellent way to find popular relevant hashtags for your business in a fraction of the time it would take to do so if you were searching them out yourself directly from Instagram. You can tailor your search simply by entering relevant keywords to your business into the search bar at the top of the page. The platform is free and easy to use, so it is totally worth doing a quick Webstagram search as you try to identify key information relevant to your Instagram marketing strategy. When you do a Webstagram search, the site generates a list of the most popular related hashtags and users on Instagram, and from there, you can both find the best tags to include on your photos as well as potential influencers.
There’s not quite as much consensus online with what is a good rate to charge for a blog post. Some say $100 per 10,000 monthly page views (not uniques) is a good starting point, others create a rate based on the number of hours you put into each post (at least $50 per hour for post creation, $100 per hour for photography). I would say take both of these into consideration. If you have 10,000 monthly page views but spend 10 hours putting each post together, that would be just above minimum wage if you went with the first calculation. That’s hardly worth your time. I would say the minimum you should charge for a lifestyle post with beautiful photography is $200 plus $100 per 10,000 monthly page views. It would surprise me if you can spit out a blog post – photography, editing, writing – in under 4 hours and your time is absolutely worth $50 / hour. That’s just my personal opinion though, coming from a very visual (and time-intensive) lifestyle blog.
Ben & Jerry´s ist ein US-amerikanischer Speiseeishersteller. Mit über 500.000 Abonennten auf Instagram postet das Unternehmen regelmäßig Beiträge (linkes Bild), dazu zählen Rezepte oder spezielle Eissorten der Marke (mittiges Bild). Außerdem nutzt die Firma Instagram, um beispielsweise gemeinsam mit Greenpeace auf Missstände in der Ölindustrie aufmerksam zu machen.
Wichtig ist es ebenso die formellen Aspekte im Blick zu behalten. Wer regelmäßig mit Instagram Geld verdienen will, der macht das gewerblich. Beschäftige dich also mit den Grundlagen der Buchhaltung und setze von vor herein auf ein anständiges Setup mit z.B. FastBill. Ordentliche Angebote und Rechnungen wirken auch auf Kunden professioneller und erhöhen die Chance auf große Umsätze.

Leveraging influencers tends to provide more marketing possibilities along with additional revenue, conversions, and customers with minimal effort involved for advertisers. Start by focusing on influential publishers that have a reach into the customers or niche you’re looking to tap into and initiate outreach by sharing an opportunity to collaborate. The already existing prominence that influencers have in affiliate marketing is steadily growing and now is the perfect time to incorporate them into your strategy.
Unternehmen können in organischen Beiträgen Produkte mit einem Preisschild markieren, sodass Instagrammer mit einem Fingertipp alle wichtigen Informationen zum Produkt sehen und es dann ganz unkompliziert in den Warenkorb packen können. Für diesen Schritt öffnet sich innerhalb der App ein neues Fenster mit der Produktseite im Online-Shop des Unternehmens.
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