Coupon codes have always been an effective way to get people to buy something. Influencers like @cassieandrewsstyle has a product photograph, and in the blurb she includes a coupon. If it is an exclusive coupon code, then it has more draw because the discount is better than a normal coupon code. Not all coupon codes require a click to be tracked by an affiliate network, which is great news for these affiliates who want to promote an exclusive code but don’t want to include a link.
Great insight! Big brands are now into micro-influencers as they have more real engagement with real followers which they can market effectively. You can use a tool like an engagement rate calculator from Phlanx.com to know the interaction activity of a micro-influencer. You can also use an influencer directory to speed up the process in looking for the right influencers to work with.

So, how much should you charge for a post? There’s no hard rule, but the general consensus is $5-$10 CPM (cost per thousand) for Instagram. For Instagram that means you’ll charge $5-$10 for every 1,000 followers, So someone with 10,000 followers would charge $50-$100, whilst someone with 1 million followers would charge $5,000-$10,000 per Instagram post. Which end of the spectrum your Instagram rate falls on depends on a lot of factors – your engagement, the quality of photo you’re producing, how competitive you want to be. Personally, if you’ve got good engagement (most brands look for at least 2-4%) and you’re producing high-quality photos, then I think you can and should charge closer to $10 CPM.

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.
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.
I have heard good things about all three but also am a bit skeptical of some of the reviews. I have a social enterprise based around my company as well and so I think it will be an easy sell for affiliates, so, just as important as the functioning of the app is the actual access to affiliates who are willing to work with us. In this sense, Refersion seems great with everything they are doing!
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!
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.
As you might already know, Instagram has made it possible and easy to switch between your personal and business accounts. Setting up a business profile has a number of advantages. It allows you to get access to real-time analytics and view the engagement metrics on particular posts. Users, in turn, can reach out to you by tapping the Contact button and taking a specific action afterwards, like making a call or sending you an email. In 2016, Instagram rolled out a new option for business accounts – Instagram for Business. It’s a great way to put the promoted product in front of your target audience in a few simple steps. Upgrade your business profile to Instagram for Business. Create a compelling, eye-catching post featuring the product. Select the target audience, budget, promotional content, CTA, and duration of the promotion. Once it’s done, you will see the button “Promote” under your post and be able to start running your ad on Instagram!
Fragen-Sticker: Mittels der vor kurzem ausgerollten Fragen-Sticker können Follower dir Fragen stellen. Das vorgegebene Frageformat lautet: „Stelle mir eine Frage“. Dieses kannst du natürlich abwandeln und spezifizieren. Natürlich kannst du dir diese Option auch anderweitig zu Nutze machen, die Funktion umdrehen und eine Frage an deine Abonnenten stellen. Das Engagement ist dir gesichert.

Die Qualität der Werbeanzeigen und die Relevanz der Werbung sind ebenfalls wichtig. Instagram vergibt für jede Werbeanzeige eine bestimmte Punktzahl. Die Punkte drücken aus, wie relevant die Anzeige für Dein Zielpublikum ist und wie Deine Nutzer auf die Werbeanzeige reagieren. Die Punktezahl Deiner Werbeanzeige erhöht sich, wenn Deine Nutzer positiv auf die Anzeige reagieren. Die Punktezahl sinkt, wenn die Nutzer negativ auf die Werbeanzeige reagieren und diese ausblenden lassen. Werbeanzeigen mit einer höheren Punktzahl werden bevorzugt geschaltet. Instagram vergibt eine weitere Zahl für die Werbeanzeigen. Diese gibt genau an, wie stark die Plattform denkt, dass ein Nutzer eine bestimmte Aktion ausführt. Hast Du beispielsweise eine Werbeanzeige aufgegeben, bei der die Nutzer Deine Webseite besuchen sollen, stellt dies eine solche Aktion dar.


Selena GomezPop singer Selena Gomez, is currently the most followed person on Instagram with more than 131 million followers. She has made her way to the top of the list of Instagram influencers in 2018. Normally Selena Gomez posts about her music, political concerns, and pictures of herself and with her celebrity friends. According to Social Blade, she gains an average of 56K followers per day, and more than one million per month.


Denn insgesamt ist das Geschäftsmodell nicht nur bei der Anmeldung komplett vom Willen Instagrams abhängig. Ändert die Plattform ihr Schnittstelle oder entwickelt ein eigenes Affiliate-Tool, dürfte selbst Liketoknow.it in Schwierigkeiten geraten. Noch dürfte eine aktuelle Änderung bei Instagram den Tool-Anbietern aber in die Hände spielen. Durch die Einführung des per Algorithmus gefilterten News-Feeds á la Facebook werden viele Brand-Accounts mit wenig Engagement wahrscheinlich seltener angezeigt, schließlich will Instagram Unternehmen als Werbekunden gewinnen. Influencer haben meist eine hohe Engagement-Rate und dürften so weiterhin in den News-Feeds ihrer Abonnenten landen und damit die Affiliate-Links von Liketoknow.it, StyleLike & Co. in den Mittelpunkt rücken.
Hi Breno! Thanks for reading my post. How to create engaging content for influencers is a great idea for a post all on its own! It’s a tough line to walk because, of course, you want your post to translate to sales, but you also don’t want people to immediately shut off and scroll past you because they know your post is an ad. Thus, my short answer would be to work on including some sort of call to action within the photo. Make the photo engaging and encourage people to like and/or comment. Perhaps some sort of contest? Keep us posted on how it goes and what you decide to do. Cheers!
LIVESTRONG is a popular health and wellness site. They provide readers with content to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle. They don’t sell products on their site, but sites like these are able to promote products, like yours, on their site and generate an income based on the purchases their audience makes on your site. Choose affiliates whose content closely matches your product, so that site visitors are already primed and interested to take the next step and click through.
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.

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:


Influencer marketing is the process of partnering with influential people in your niche and getting their help to promote your products and services. This form of marketing is one of the quickest, most powerful ways to get brand exposure in a short amount of time. Influencer marketing is personal by nature, so when the influencers have influence over your ideal target audience, their followers are much more likely to take action to find out more about you.

My name is Jamie Spencer and I have spent the past 5 years building money making blogs. After growing tired of the 9-5, commuting and never seeing my family I decided that I wanted to make some changes and launched my first blog. Since then I have launched lots of successful niche blogs and after selling my survivalist blog I decided to teach other people how to do the same.

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.
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.”
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.

From a business/profit perspective, you may think this makes sense…but my guess is you’ve alienated most of the women out there. Guns and boobs? Really? I’m an entrepreneur/adventurer but an envious lifestyle to me wouldn’t just be about buying people. It really isn’t all about money. And while many check him out, many also find Dan the epitome of all that’s vain and wrong with the world. You’ve lost this business subscriber by your association.
I have to agree with @Beatrix Willius…maybe I missed the whole point of this experiment. I have nothing against beautiful women promoting anything. (I’m a huge UFC fan) but based on your experiment I have to assume you’re only interested in getting leads from wealthy male entrepreneurs? There are quite a few of us females with lots of cash to invest as well.
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