Hello, marketers and entrepreneurs, Rod here checking in with another article. Today I will be talking about how to make money with Instagram in 2019. You guys already know I like to talk about affiliate marketing and online business content and today we’re going to focus on Instagram. I’m going to talk about how to get you guys started making money on Instagram.
Instagram is a popular social media platform that I’m sure you guys are familiar with. I am here to help you leverage the Power of Instagram. I’m going to give you guys three important talking points. But before I get started as always I would like to remind you to leave any questions in the comments below. Questions specifically regarding how to make money on Instagram. Or if you already are making money on Instagram and would like to share your experience, please go ahead and do that in the comments below and I will answer all of them tailor my answers to your specific needs.
I get into more marketing detail in my free 7 step guide and you’ll see that link at the end of this article. We also have a growing community who we specifically helped make money with Instagram and getting your digital business off the ground. We help put you and your online business in a position to win.
My first talking point is so important. You need to be careful not to come across as being a spammer or a scammer. You must be able to resonate with people’s needs, problems, issues, successes, etc. The way to do this is to tell stories with your photos. It took me a while to catch on to this. I used to post pictures of things unrelated to my niche. Like it was my personal account. But I realized I had to take a different approach when it came to my business.
Yes, you want to build a relationship with your audience by sharing your life experiences. But the thing is you want them to take a specific action. You want them to either buy your product or subscribe to your email list. So it’s very important that you tell a story that puts them in in a state of mind that they want to take action or build a relationship with you. Random pictures just don’t do that.
Depending on your niche will depend on what content you put out there in your pictures. For example, you can post pictures with motivational type messages and this way here they could be more motivated to take action. When you are starting your Instagram business you have to be able to strategically post pictures that will
By doing this you will take your marketing career to the next level. Once your audience becomes familiar with you, they will be more ready to take action.
Instagram is not like other platforms where you have a business element that is prominent and obvious, where you are actively looking for new business. When you’re scrolling through Instagram you looking at just pictures and when you’re scrolling through pictures you’re not necessarily looking like buy something. You are merely scrolling through pictures. So you have to understand the state of mind of someone who’s scrolling through these pictures on Instagram. They are not necessarily looking for a specific product or service, they are looking to be entertained so you should not bombard them with sales pitch after sales pitch. That is not the right way to grow your business on Instagram.
The best way is to first resonate with them. What I mean by resonate is you need to make them feel like they have something in common with you. So display the lifestyle of your business and personal life as it relates to the lifestyle of a digital marketer. Show pictures of what you do as a digital marketer, your office, your team, your screenshots. That way they could resonate with something that will inspire them to be like you. To have what you have. Every now and then you could show off your car or your house or your family but plug your business when doing it. Have them resonate with your business, personal lifestyle and even your community. The things that you do for fun on the side, even pictures of you and your team out having fun. Anything that will help them to resonate with something that you have posted in your Instagram pictures.
Some example will be:
This is where your links come in. You can put links to your site in your pictures and in the description area of your Instagram post. Recently Instagram has added an option at the bottom left-hand corner to make it easier for your audience to click and sign up. Making your audience more likely to take action and getting involved with your community. As a side note, Instagram is looking to leverage businesses more. So this is a great time to get involved with Instagram.
The point is you want to be able to tell a story in your pictures without coming across as spammy. Instead, come across as helping them out while you’re telling your story about your life and your business.
Talking point number two. Stay in your lane guys. Don’t be a jack of all trades and try to be an expert at everything. Stay in your niche.
For example, when people see a picture of me they can count on seeing a post about digital marketing. So my audience knows that when they have a need for online marketing, they can come to me. They don’t want to see me rebuilding a car or seeing a random picture other than digital marketing. Every blue moon you can post a random picture but that is all.
What this does is give your audience the feeling that you are always putting them first. You will always come across as providing value to your audience. Being aware of your audience’s needs so they will come to you to solve their problems. The ratio could be 10 to 1, for every 10 times you post pictures in your niche you should post one random picture outside of your niche. But even with that random one, you can give a little bit more content to that picture in relation to your niche. For example, you could say hey I’m taking a break from marketing, chilling out. You still mentioned in your Niche by it’s putting that picture into context. That goes along with telling that story where you actually have down times outside of your niche.
I cover this more in my seventh step digital marketing guide. The link is below. I am giving that away for free for a while so get it while it’s still free. There is a lot of good information in there.
Last but not least my third talking point is don’t hard sell on each and every post. Being part of a digital marketing community like Instagram puts you in a position to see that the hard sell doesn’t work. Me being a digital marketer I like to sit back and observe other people and how they do their strategies. When it comes to digital marketing on Instagram I cannot imagine anyone subscribing to someone who’s constantly pitching them.
These marketers wonder why they are not succeeding.
You do not want to come across as a hard sell used car salesman who is just going to sell you on anything and everything that he has in inventory. Going back to an earlier point I made, you need to consider your audience’s problem and offer them the solution first before selling them anything.
The used car salesman type marketing and the old style sales books out there that push the hard sell DO NOT WORK in today’s online world and especially on Instagram. Guys we are in 2019 whenever you overpitch you rub people the wrong way, you make them feel uncomfortable and you don’t want to do that. Years ago where people didn’t have many options where they were not up on things, people didn’t have options, people weren’t knowledgeable about products. You could get away with the hard sell because they didn’t have the knowledge to challenge you and there wasn’t a lot of other choices so they would settle for what they could get at the moment. But it’s not like that today. In 2019 people can Google search what they are looking for and get information on products instantly and they have many places to buy form.
Bottom line is your audience already has an idea of what they want, so the last thing you want to do is try to pitch them on something unrelated to what they have in mind. That’s why it’s so important to understand your audience’s needs and issues. That’s why it’s so important to ask your audience what they want and what they need.
I can talk about this subject all day but like I said before I want to gear my content around the problems you are having or were you stuck at and how you want to make money and strategize based off of that specifically for Instagram.
If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or problems you are having on Instagram, start a conversation below in the comment section. I am focused on taking your life, your career, your business to the next level. I go into this in more detail in my 7 step guide giving you a lot of insight about how to take your career to the next level.
See you guys in the next article.
A lot of the ClickBank content doesn’t give you specifics. So I want to go as deep as possible without making this article too long. I’ve got a few tips for you today.
The first tip is
Not pushing high affiliate commission products is going to set you apart because not everybody is going to be promoting the lowest commissions products. I’m not going to say the lowest price but something that makes sense for your content and audience. Pick multiple offers that make sense. We want to create a stack of offers so over time once we create content, we got a content marketing strategy going on any platform.
So pick a niche and you stick with it because once it makes sense for you and your audience and they see your content time and time again your affiliate offers are going to make sense for them. This way you don’t have to force the highest price ClickBank offer down their throat. Instead, promote more of the offers in sequence that make sense for your content.
The point I’m trying to make is creating value, solve problems and create relationships and then place your affiliate offers where it makes sense. Don’t come across too heavy, it’s got to naturally make sense, and that’s going to make the difference.
Another tip. I see online where there’s a lot of digital marketers who promote the same products. The reason is simply that those products are the highest paying affiliate offers. For example, a lot of people promote Bluehost because quite frankly Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income posted income statements of his Bluehost commission. He made over six figures a year promoting Bluehost. Now everyone is promoting Blue host. The problem is Pat got in early and now Bluehost lowered changed their affiliate commission rate and not only that do you really want to force people to change hosting platforms just so you can make an affiliate commission?
Just focus on your content and related products and make money without having that headache of moving people to different platforms. Besides all the platforms are relatively the same anyway. At least all the top hosting platforms are relatively in the same boat so you’re not going to be giving a ton of advantages by switching web host companies.
I go into more detail on Clickbank in my 7 step freelance guide to digital marketing. So go ahead and click on the button below to get your copy.
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Amazon is an e-commerce site where you can basically buy anything and everything online. If you think you have to have a product to actually make money on Amazon, think again. You don’t need to sell any product directly but what you can do is make money as an affiliate. That’s where I’m going with this article. That’s where I focus my efforts on this site, digital marketing. I want to put you guys in a position where you can still build a brand with Amazon and make money without having a product necessarily getting in the way of the terms and conditions at Amazon.
Amazon is in the businesses of making money for Amazon. They are only promoting Amazon branding. You need to know how to navigate this whole Amazon thing. If you try to insert your brand in Amazon and they will deactivate your account pretty fast. There are ways that you could promote your brand and really make money without necessarily having to do all the hard work to get started and affiliate marketing is the way to go.
I got four points I want to cover today so let’s get started. I am a huge proponent of setting up a Words Press authority site in a tight niche. It could be a niche site, it could be as an authority site, it could be a local site, regardless of what kind of site it is as long as it’s branded. It could be a product or service and you can make money on Amazon via affiliate marketing.
Amazon has millions of products. Amazon has products that you ever see in a brick-and-mortar store. You can actually buy pretty much anything on Amazon. Obviously, it’s got to be legal and it’s got to fit the terms of services. Let me give you an example. If I create a photography website, I’m going to be teaching you a lot about photography equipment. How to set up your equipment, lighting, background, the camera, everything. All the equipment I’m telling you about, I provide my affiliate link to Amazon for that piece of equipment. You can promote Canon you can promote pretty much anything and everything in this way and make money from it. Obviously, the commission is based on what you promote but the idea is the same, you can make money without necessarily selling the camera or lighting. I don’t have to have any knowledge of how to sell that stuff. I could just promote their products and they’ll give me a piece of the pie. The advantage of this vs selling your products directly is when you send traffic to Amazon it doesn’t matter what they buy you still make a commission whereas if you are only selling products if they don’t buy your particular product then you don’t make a sale.
Amazon is not the only place that does this JVzoo ClickBank, Walmart, Target, all the retailers have affiliate programs. Today we’re only going to focus on Amazon. But if you have a specific
So go ahead and set up your niche authority WordPress website, local site whatever a kind of website you have depending on the specific content your focusing. But do not be too general, a niche site is going to resonate much more with your audience and in the long run, you’re going to make more money.
This is the best way to make money on Amazon and the concept is the same for a YouTube channel. As you talk about a specific product you put links to that product in the description box or in the overlay cards and say go check out that camera or lighting equipment and you can make money that way too.
An email list is another way you guy’s can make money with affiliate marketing. You send out a ton of emails to your subscribers, tell them to go to your website and then they click on Amazon affiliate links that way. But the end result is the same. you can get to make money on Amazon via your email list.
Last but not least social media platforms. I’m kind of lukewarm on Facebook. Depending on what area of Facebook, if you’re working with pay to advertise, it’s going to be hard to work with affiliate links on Facebook. I don’t want you to go that route but what I want you to do is build your email list with YouTube and then you can promote affiliate marketing products via your email list this way, you get the best of both worlds. You can get traffic to your site from your social media accounts. Or you can get traffic to your youtube video from your social media accounts. Forums work that way too.
The main idea is to focus on ways that you can build your brand, your relationship with customers directly on your website first. Then monetize it with Amazon affiliate marketing.
Let me know your experience with Amazon affiliate marketing in the comment section below. I’m creating new courses every day so that we can really put you in a position to win. When we have a community with the same issues that are also going to put us all in a position to win. If you guys have additional questions or comments let me know in the comment section below.
My 7th step guide goes into more detail and will take your digital marketing skills to the next level. Also if you want to do freelance or you want to start an agency or business we have you covered as well. So go ahead and
First, let me give you a few prerequisites. Before applying these strategies I am about to give you, please have a business idea, knowledge of a specific industry and how to solve specific problems in that industry. These strategies are going to be hard for you to implement if you don’t have these prerequisites. Only because you have to create specific content to showcase your knowledge and be able to help people. I have a 7 step guide below to help you pick your Niche and help you get those prerequisites down. The link to my 7 step guide is below. It is a digital marketing/affiliate marketing/freelance career guide. It’s free right now so go ahead and click on the link below so that you guys can take advantage of my free guides while they’re there free.
You have to have that Niche and how to solve problems down pat. Then you’ll be good to go. But you may think hey I don’t have knowledge in anything but if you think about it, a lot of you guys are really techie, maybe you have experience with cell phones, cameras, video equipment, or computers. That’s information that people want to know about online
The next step is to have a WordPress site I would prefer you have a paid WordPress site where you go to GoDaddy or Bluehost to set up a domain name and hosting. If you prefer to go the free route because your broke, then there is the free WordPress.com site that I recommend. It’s going
Once you start your platform on wordpress.com up, that is going to be your location where you can actually start making money on Google. You can start making money on Google with ads pretty fast on because
Words Press is a trusted site. Google is going to allow you to put ads on your site and be able to make money. It’s going to be limited and you’re not going to be able to do a lot with it but it gets you in the door. While you have a job, go ahead and save you a little money. When you are ready, then migrate to your own domain.
Once Google can index your content, they will be able to provide ads to your particular visitors. Once you have your ads going, you can add some affiliate links, and after that, you can add your own produ
The next tip we’re going to give you is you must write
Once you get to this point you really need to have your own domain name (yourname.com), web hosting, and branding. And then you can be the consultant for that particular industry and you can make a ton of money. You with your own personal brand and expand to your business brand so you always had that level of flexibility. It’ll work for you now at the beginning and it will work for you when you expand into the intermediate and advanced stages.
ok, so you have your WordPress site setup, you have your SEO content you have your articles, you have your images. Now you want to promote it. This is where you actually go to social media to promote it. You have a lot of options and a lot of them are free. I prefer the paid options because
Don’t be affraid, jump right on in and start promoting yourself. Promote your business. A lot of artists and a lot of content creators say hey I can just create the content or the video or the pictures and the people will come. A lot of times that works depending on how good your content is but in a lot of cases you have to promote this content in order for it to work.
So, guys, I want you to promote your content, especially at the beginning. In my 7 step guide below I tell you how to promote your stuff too.
Last but not least you need to engage with your audience. I am still working on this myself. A lot of times I get wrapped up into creating the content and trying to monetize the content that I forget about my audience. Engaging directly with your audience builds a long-term audience. Google loves engagements because engagement keeps people on your website and on Google longer. Google has more opportunities for you to see those ads on your site and of course your affiliate links too. As long as you’re engaging people on your platform Google will love you. This can really put yourself in the position to win.
I cover all this and more in my 7-step freelance guide below. So go ahead and check it out, it’s free and it will take you to the next level. Go ahead and start a conversation with me in the comments. I’ll see you guys in the next article.