8 Ways to Make $$$ with IG Stories....
Hey, I’m going to show you how to effectively use Instagram stories to make sales for your affiliate marketing business.
So Instagram stories started within the last several years and they’ve really evolved since their first inception.
It’s really like a whole other social media platform housed within Instagram. Instagram stories are actually really similar in many ways to the stories in SnapChat or even Facebook's been on the band wagon for awhile now.
Though there is some neat functionality that makes Instagram unique and a great option for promoting your different offers.
Now, exactly how to use your stories will really depend on the number of followers you have. Before you reach 10,000 followers on Instagram, your call to action, what you want people to do, the next step you want them to take from a post will be to click the link in your BIO or to message you, because you’re not gonna have another way to get them a clickable link.
BUT, once you have 10,000 followers or more, you unlock this awesome feature called Swipe Up, where people can swipe up on your story and you can send them off to a website.
When you create your story, you can just simply insert a URL or a website address into the Story. When people swipe up, poof, they’re taken off to whatever website you’re trying to send them to.
Now obviously, this is a great feature because it makes it really easy for people to take that next step of going to your site, so you want to get to 10,000 followers as quickly as possible.
Now if you need to learn how to grow a targeted audience quickly to get to that 10,000, make sure that you join me for an upcoming free training with the Getts where you’re gonna go through the A-to-Z of Instagram marketing so that you can unlock this feature ASAP.
Just click this link right here, just click it, so that you can get registered.
Now let’s dive into the different types of posts and different ways you can make sales through Stories.
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#8 Promote Your Content
Simply promote content. Say you have some YouTube videos or some blog posts that when people are going through the content, they get value, but they also get a promotion for whatever you’re offer is, awesome. Simply promote those pieces of content through your Instagram story. Have them swipe up to access it, OR put the link in your BIO for the day or just tell them to message you.
This is a fun story that I did about teaching people the differences between an online job and an online business. I told them to swipe up to access it, simple.
Here’s another one where I used a thumbnail that I had created for YouTube, plugged it in as my story, but put the link in my BIO because it was prior to 10,000 followers. The swipe up is much easier for your followers because they do not have to go somewhere else to access the info. Just swipe up and you’re there. Keep it simple when you can.
#7 Answer A Question
Answer a question from your audience or from a customer. Does this product come in environmentally responsible packaging?
Now, obviously, you want to use it as an opportunity to highlight something that is favorable, that makes people want to purchase.
"Yeah, it comes in environmentally responsible packaging."
Awesome! But tell them the answer, and then tell them how to take that next step. To swipe up or click on your bio or whatever that next step is so that they can purchase.
#6 Provide FAQs
Provide FAQs. Have you heard a question more than once about your offer? Awesome! Add it to the FAQs, right?
You can do an FAQ with several answers to it or just take little FAQs, have a question and one answer and that could be one story,. Something simple, like is this gluten free? Provide the answer and then tell them their call to action, give them a CTA of what to do to purchase.
#5 Testimonials or Reviews
Number five, testimonials. These can be super powerful and effective in helping people take the next step towards purchasing, especially if you’re promoting a digital course.
You know what's really cool? You can usually go to the sales pages on those digital courses and they often have the testimonials sitting there, right there for you to use.
Somebody had gone through a training that I promote and I grabbed a screen shot of it. I put it together in a story and then I use it to tell people to take the next step to get access to that webinar.
There was another testimonial that was received for another FREE training that I also promote. Just threw it together into a story, put it up there telling people what to do to take the next step and to get access to it themselves.
#4 Coupons or Promotions
Coupon codes or promotions. Stories are much more top of mind than the regular Instagram feed and it’s a great opportunity to let your audience know of any promotions or any coupon codes that they could use that day.
#3 How-To Tips
Number three, how to tips on using your product. Say you’re promoting Camtasia, a video editing software. You could do a story featuring a tip about the software and telling them how to learn more, giving them a CTA, a call to action.
If you’re promoting essential oils, provide a recipe for the allergy bomb, telling them all the oils they need and telling them if they need to purchase these oils, what to do. Go to your Bio link, message you, swipe up, whatever you do.
#2 Webinar Invites
Webinar invites. If you are leveraging webinars to make sales, Instagram stories is a great way to invite people to check out your free webinars.
This is an Instagram story that was really quick and simple to put together and just telling people the benefit of what the webinar is gonna be AND what to do to get registered.
And my final and number one way to make sales with Instagram stories is…
#1 Showing the Product in Use
Showing the product or service in use. Showing a sneak peek of the digital course, behind the scenes of the software in use, of the physical product that you’re promoting.
People love behind the scenes. It’s a great method in general to use for stories, but especially when it comes to promoting a product that they’re kinda already interested in, it is a great way to actually show them the product in use.
So when you log into that digital course, take a picture of yourself and the course behind you, showing you using, showing the video editing software.
Showing the mix that you’re making of your essential oils that’s gonna relieve your chest cold. Whatever.
Now, feel free to bookmark this blog post, so that when you sit down and create your next Instagram story, you’re going to actually be capitalizing the real power of it and can start making some sales.
Learning to use this POWERFUL platform will definitely serve your business ongoing and continue to bring you sales.
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