Instagram is one of the most reliable platforms for active engagements with your audience and affiliate marketing works best with active engagements. Instagram influencers are sought upon by top brands to promote their products.
Apart from being the brand influencer for particular brands, you can opt to promote various products to your followers. You can earn money every time someone clicks on your affiliate link. The best thing about promoting affiliate products on Instagram is that you do not even need a high number of followers.
As long as you have active followers who engage with you frequently and trust you, you are good to go. However, there might be some obstacles you need to overcome when you promote affiliate products on Instagram. Here are some tips to promote affiliate products on Instagram and increase your commissions as an affiliate marketer.
Place your affiliate links strategically on your Instagram feed to promote affiliate products
Placing an affiliate link on Instagram is a tricky business. Unlike Facebook and Twitter, you can’t just copy and paste your affiliate link in your post and expect it to lead your followers to the right page. And, what’s more, without any clicks on affiliate links, you would not be earning commissions.
The best way to deal with this problem is by upgrading your Instagram bio and insert your affiliate link in your bio. Whenever you post about your affiliate products, you can remind your followers that the link is in your bio.
Another option to place your affiliate link strategically on your feed is by using the linkable Instagram Gallery app. This is how it works: You need to set your link in bio to be your personalised Instagram gallery app URL. When someone clicks on this link, they will be directed to a screen of Instagram posts (just like your feed) and each post will be linked to the affiliate landing page.
Additionally, if you have gained the swipe-up feature for your Instagram (business account with 10,000 followers), you can link your stories to your affiliate links. Your followers can swipe up whenever they see something they want to buy.
Choose a reliable affiliate marketing platform and gain access to various top brands to promote affiliate products
Signing up for many affiliate programs at a time may leave you feeling hassled. This is because each brand comes with its own set of terms and conditions, commission tiers and payment methods. As a result, you may end up doing less than what you are capable of.
A practical solution to this problem is to choose a reliable affiliate marketing platform and gain access to various top brands. For instance, if you choose to join ACCESSTRADE Malaysia as a publisher, you will be able to promote top brands such as Zalora, Lazada, Shopee, iHerb, TIME, KLOOK, and many other brands under one platform. You only need to deal with one party. This means less hassle and more time to create contents to promote affiliate products on your Instagram.
Another added advantage when you join ACCESSTRADE Malaysia is the access to its learning platform. Accesstrade Academy and ACCESSTRADE Malaysia blog can help you with tips and tricks to earn more commissions. You can also follow Accesstrade Malaysia FB to participate in webinars and weekly sessions. Besides that, you can also connect and collaborate with other publishers and influencers.
Stay authentic and honest when you promote affiliate products to gain the trust of your followers
When it comes to affiliate marketing, your followers are your assets. Without a reliable and active follower community on your Instagram, you will not be able to convert the clicks to sales. In order to cultivate a strong bond with your followers, you need to be authentic and honest when you post on your Instagram. This is to ensure they keep supporting you
Promote products that align with your core values and your page. Promote products that can add value to the lives of your followers or help them to solve their problems. Honest reviews will gain their trust. You will have reliable and trustable followers. They will not hesitate to click on your affiliate links and buy the products you recommend.
As a result, you will be able to earn high commissions from all the products you post. Instead of hard selling and pushing products all the time and having little to no conversions, you can opt to promote products mindfully and gain from a high number of clicks and conversions.