In recent times, affiliate marketing and influencer marketing have become harder to distinguish. Since social media has become available to more people, affiliate/influencer marketing has become one of the leading ways for people to earn an income by promoting a brand’s products.
Influencer marketing has evolved steadily in the past few years. Using social media, influencers have been able to reach out to a larger audience, far more organically than traditional advertising. This offered a perfect opportunity for brands to reach out to more people using influencers.
Here we take a look at some tips for merchants who are considering using influencers for marketing:
It is essential to know the people whom you want to cater to with your products. Accordingly, you will be approaching influencers who create content that suits your product’s marketing. Looking out for influencers does take time, and getting the right one can make a huge difference in how your product reaches the audience.
Merchants do need to be diligent in seeking out influencers that would suit their products and can be used to market their products.
Video content is key
Social media trend is nowadays clearly in favor of video content, and especially shorter-form of videos. In recent times, we have seen platforms like TikTok come up solely as a platform for short-form video content. Similarly, platforms like Facebook and Instagram have also brought in features that cater to this form of video content.
It is therefore necessary for merchants to actively look for influencers who create such video content to reach out to a wider audience.
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Partner/collaborate with influencers
In the past, brands would partner with celebrities and athletes to produce a special range of products. In particular, these unique ranges of products would sell well with the followers of that celebrity. This trend has also extended to social media influencers, where brands are tapping into them to create products that appeal to their fans.
Therefore, partnering or collaborating with an influencer to create a special range of products, can yield great returns.
In conclusion, it can easily be said that influencer marketing is only going to grow. It provides a cost-effective and fairly organic way of reaching out to audiences. This is especially true for brands that create products in more niche categories. Merchants should seriously be looking at and considering influencer marketing.