Tips on how to become an Instagram affiliate!
Digital marketing: Affiliate marketing
Digital marketing is the new change for businesses or individuals to thrive! I mean you can choose from types of digital marketing that cater to you and it doesn’t have to be limited to one choice such as affiliate, content, banner ads, online paid to advertise, etc.
Audients Digital partnered with the International Institution of Digital Marketing to offer courses in digital marketing to help individuals and businesses maneuver in the digital world. Affiliate marketing has become one of the top marketing in the digital industry!
Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube influencers make money on these social platforms. If you want to become an influencer and make money then below you will find five tips on how to become a social media influencer.
Five tips on how to become an Instagram influencer/affiliate marketer?
Niche and content:
Choose your niche! Your niche should be a specific interest such as fashion, hairstylist, make-up artist, lifestyle, etc. It is important to determine your niche so that your audience can understand and follow your content.
Too many niches confusing content, so at least choose two or three niches that relate to each other. State your niche/s on the bio of your social media account and remember to create a theme for your content.
Post, post, and post! The audience needs to interact with you to understand and keep up with you. At least, post regularly on your stories because you create a close relationship with the audience as they see what you do regularly.
Post on your feed not less than twice per week (Myers, 2022). Respond to comments, follow your audience too, and repost their mentions and posts about you. Be kind and respectful.
Use hashtags in your captions. They make it easy for an account to be findable and reachable. Use hashtags that have at least 10 000 posts, the less the post, the better the reach.
Choose hashtags that are easy to remember and most likely to be searched. For Instagram, use the #explorepage hashtag to easily appear on explore page where everyone can find you, especially when they are searching.
Collaborations and campaigns:
If you have less following, reach out to growing small brands through direct messages or provided emails and collaborate with them. It will be beneficial for both you and the brand.
Use promo codes or created links provided by the collaborative brand to provide a discount to your audience and make a profit too.
Promoted posts increase audience reach! The images or videos you post to promote a brand you are working with should be promoted to reach an audience. Instagram already created an option to choose to promote.
Everything takes time! Be patient with your account and slowly grow your account. In no time your following will be huge compared to the beginning. Consistency is the key to success. Posting your stories daily will reach your audience fast (Lua, 2022). Good luck!
Lua, A. (2022) “Optimal Timing, Videos and More: 10 Easy Ways to Boost Your Instagram” Buffer.com. Available from: https://buffer.com/library/increase-instagram-reach/#instagram-stories (Accessed: 21 February 2022).
Myers, L. (2022) “How Often to Post on Social Media: 2022 Success Guide” Louise Myers Visual Social Media. Available from: https://louisem.com/144557/often-post-social-media (Accessed: 21 February 2022).