Growing your customer base and making a profit is easier when you know how to engage your audience, and using instagram live is a great way to interact iwht potential business leads right from your profile.
We’re going to show you an easy way to make money by sharing your affiliate links during instagram live broadcasts.
Instagram live is not only a great way to connect with your target audience and your customers, but it’s also a great promotional tool to announce new product launches, big discounts, offers, and news about your brand or business.
If you’re going to use instagram live to promote an affiliate offer, we recommend you tease your live broadcasts for 3 days before going live with your affiliate products.
You ca do this by creating an image post that you can repost as a reminder to your followers and other users that you’re going live to discuss an awesome niche product in the following days.
Start by tapping on the “plus” icon to create your teaser post. Now tap on “gallery” tab to select the image of your affiliate product from the media gallery.
Tap on “next” to quickly edit your product image and then tap on “next” to move on to the next step. Now it’s time to add your caption.
Here you’ll just have to be upfront and add a CTA to remind people that you’re going to discuss the product in the picture on instagram live in the following days. Remind them of the exact day and time when you’ll be live.
Then add some targeted niche hashtags to show your teaser post to people browsing for content with the hashtags in your post. Now tap on “Share” to publish your teaser post.
You can tell more people about your upcoming live broadcast by promoting your teaser post. You’ll simply have to go to your profile and locate your teaser post. Then tap on “promote” and createa promotion for that teaser post.
Remember to research your affiliate produt and to have your affiliate link ready before going live. Always be prepared.
Going Live on Instagram to Promote Your Affiliate Link
To go live on instagram you’ll just have to tap on the camera icon located on the top left corner on the instagram app’s homepage. Now tap on “Live” option located at the bottom of the screen.
To go live you’ll just have to tap on “start live video”, but you might want to customize your broadcast before actually going live by tapping on the “settings” gear icon located on the top left corner.
In this “settings” screen you’ll be able to select who can watch your live video, who can comment and reply to your live video, and whether to save your live video after the broadcast is over so others can watch an archived version.
You can tap on the “back” icon once you have made your changes in the “settings” screen. Once you’re ready to go Live, you’ll just have to tap on the “start live video” button.
Once you go live, instagram will notify your followers. You will be able to see who has joined and who is watching your video at the bottom of the screen.
Once you’re live, you can start discussing the benefits, as well as the pros and cons of the product that you’re promoting. Make sure to interact with your viewers by asking them questions, by responding to their questions, and comments, and by letting them take part in the conversation.
You can share your affiliate link with your viewers by posting it in the “Comment” field. We recommend you use the “comment” field only to share your affiliate link, and to use a CTA right before the link.
Ex: You can buy this product at……….
Remember that comments will eventually bury your affiliate link, so make sure to share it every 2-3 minutes, depending on how long your live video is going to be.
Once you’re ready to finish your live video you’ll just have to tap “end”.
You can use instagram live as a killer promotional tool if you follow this outline.