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How to Do Affiliate Marketing on Instagram

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Affiliate Marketing is a means of earning commission by promoting other people’s or company’s products or services.

Ideally, you find a product you like, promote it to others and earn a fraction of the profit for each sale made.

In affiliate marketing, you promote other people’s products, often through an affiliate network, earn a commission if potential buyers end up buying.

It is based on revenue sharing between the seller and the affiliate marketing.

If a company you have a product and want to sell more, it would be prudent to offer promoters a financial incentive through an affiliate program.

On the other hand, you can promote a product that you feel has value if you have no product and still desire to make some money.

You will earn an income from it as an affiliate marketer.

Below are some of the strategies that could prove helpful in affiliate marketing.

Linking to an affiliate product or service

One may be focused and very passionate about promoting one item.

You can begin by adding your affiliate link to your profile or create an account specifically for that item.

The link may be shortened, cloaked or branded. For example, one could be very passionate about writing and want to promote Upsalo.

You create an account called such as @contentking and include a link in your posts, writing tips and motivational quotes.

Linking to a website or blog

A modest way to make affiliate commissions through Instagram is to add a link to your website or blog.

Many affiliate marketers use Instagram as a traffic source.

As visitors get into your site, they will go through your content and stumble upon affiliate links.

Additionally, you might even create a unique URL and welcome page for your Instagram traffic.

Even more, your “Welcome Page” could acknowledge your presence on Instagram.

Linking to a landing page

Nowadays, many affiliate social media marketers target traffic to a landing page.

Mostly, landing pages may be a one-page website for e-commerce, event or webinar registration, and list building.

Some marketers use a landing page to grow their email list. When people subscribe to email newsletters, they enter a marketing funnel.

A marketing funnel is a process of converting sales leads into buyers, customers, and clients.

Linking to a page with numerous links to direct traffic

In most cases, a landing page is often used to collect email addresses and sell products.

Nevertheless, you could create a landing page containing numerous links to direct your Instagram traffic.

Alternatively, you can use Instagram-centric applications that provide templates to feature various links.

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