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Affiliate Versus Multi-Level Marketing: Similarity and Differences

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One of the most frequently recurring confusions consists in equating Affiliate Marketing to Multi-Level Marketing. Some are being confused by two-tier affiliate payouts, while others just don’t care enough to study the differences. In reality, though, Affiliate Marketing and Multi-Level Marketing are very different. If you’re more of a “visual” …

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5 Benefits of Building an Online Community for Your Business

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Are you thinking about building an online community for your business? There are a number of ways you can create an online community. For instance, you can use your company blog, create a forum, or start a Facebook Group.

Recently, our team at WPBeginner created a Facebook group called WPBeginner Engage, a WordPress group for non-techies.

But, building an online community for your brand takes time and effort. Is it really worth it?

The answer is a resounding yes.

Here are 5 benefits of building an online community for your business.

1. Build Social Proof

Imagine creating a Facebook group for your brand and getting 20,000 members. This makes your business look awesome. When other people see that your company is amazing enough to have an online community with so many active members, they’ll want to join and become a customer too. That’s social proof in action.

You can promote your online community on your website and let visitors to your domain know how many members your group has, similar to how blogger Helene in Between does it below by promoting the number of email subscribers she has.


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This shows your website visitors that your online community is worth joining and your company is worthy of their business.

As you can see, social proof will not only help you grow your online community even more, but it can also skyrocket conversions for your business.

2. Gather Valuable Feedback

Having an online community lets you interact directly with your audience and customers. With this kind of close relationship and interaction, you can find out exactly what your audience thinks and get valuable customer feedback.

Asking for feedback from your customers and audience will make them feel like important members of your community. Plus, you can use that feedback to make your product/service even better and grow your business.

For example, this radio station created a Facebook poll to find out if their listeners wanted to hear Christmas music in November.


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With an active online community, it’s easy to get feedback from your audience. And with that valuable feedback, you can give your audience exactly what they want.

3. Learn More About Your Audience

Asking your customers for feedback is a great way to improve your business. But, you don’t always need to ask your customers what they think. Sometimes you can sit back and just watch the interactions in your online community.

Knowing your audience inside and out is necessary if you want to build a relationship with them, create marketing messages that resonate with them, and encourage them to buy from you. And your online community is the perfect opportunity to learn more about your audience.

Pay attention to the conversations your members have with other and the type of content they share in the group. This will help you discover the interests and pain points of your audience. You can then use that information to create content that’s more relevant to them.

4. Increase Customer Loyalty

Creating an online community provides a feeling of exclusivity for your customers. They’ll feel like they’re a part of something special, which will make them feel more connected to your company. And when your customers feel connected to your business and to the other members of your online community, they’ll be more loyal to your company.

Plus, being a part of an online community takes a little bit of dedication; users have to put in some effort to join the community (even if it’s just providing their email address or clicking a button) and they spend time interacting in the community, sometimes checking in every day. Because of this dedication, your customers will be less likely to shop around or leave you for a competitor.

5. Create Brand Advocates

Not only does having an online community increase customer loyalty, but it can actually help you create brand advocates too. Brand advocates are a step above loyal customers. Brand advocates will shout from the rooftops about how much they love your product/service and promote your business for you.

Think about Starbucks. Their customers love their products so much they often post about them on social media.


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The kind of word-of-mouth promotion and user-generated content you get from brand advocates will help your business attract a ton of new customers. After all, 92% of consumers say they trust word-of-mouth or recommendations from friends and family, above all other forms of advertising.

Over to You

Aside from these 5 benefits, there are many more benefits to creating an online community for your business like driving more traffic to your site, getting more user-generated content, boosting new customer acquisition, and more. So, what are you waiting for? Start building an online community for your business today.

Syed Balkhi is an award-winning entrepreneur and online marketing expert. He is the co-founder of OptinMonster, WPBeginner, MonsterInsights, and WPForms.

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A Simple Hack for Smarter Goals

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Famed management consultant and educator Peter Drucker once said, “What gets measured gets managed.” American engineer and author W. Edwards Deming once said, “What gets measured get done.” Both of them are correct. Largely because the barrier to entry is so low, and also because “anyone can do it,” many people don’t take online business all that seriously. It only costs you a few bucks to pick up a domain name and some cheap web hosting, and even then, you can literally get started even without your own website if you want.

The initial investment is low, so far too many people place a remarkably low value on their first online business too. They figure that if it fails and fizzles, they’re only out a few bucks and a few hours. No big deal, right? At the same time, they have these grand visions of how their blog is going to blow up, how they’re going to get paid six figures for exclusive speaking engagements, how they’re going to be revered in their niche. And yet they don’t put in the work, and they don’t put in the investment, so they abandon the project and go back to their day jobs… if they ever left them at all.

Perhaps one of the biggest problem that these would-be Internet superstars face is one that they imposed upon themselves. Either they set goals that are too ambitious, so that when they failed to get anywhere close, they were much more apt to throw in the towel and give up. Or worse yet, they didn’t set goals at all and just played it by ear along the way… until they threw in the towel and gave up.

Well, let me let you in on a little secret. And yes, this goes beyond the common piece of advice that you should set S.M.A.R.T. goals (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time-bound). When you go about setting your goals, whether professional or personal, look to positive habits that you can develop yourself and that are completely within your control.

The best way to understand this is with a simple example. Let’s say that you want to get started with blogging. That’s great. Despite what so many people might lead you to believe, blogging is just as relevant in 2019 as it was in 2009; you just might have to approach it in a slightly different way with more focus on video and social media, for example. So, that’s great.

You might be tempted to set a goal where you’ll earn X number of dollars in your first year. Or maybe you want to get Y number of unique monthly visitors by the end of your first year. These sound like perfectly reasonable and viable goals to strive for, because they work toward your bigger goal of having the blog provide a full-time income on part-time hours. However, while there are definitely steps you can take toward achieving those goals, they’re also outside of your complete control.

Even if you optimize your ads perfectly, Google could decide to change its AdSense/AdWords algorithms. Even if you chase down as many affiliate marketing and influencer opportunities as you can, those efforts might come up short for any number of reasons. Even if you do all the right things for SEO and content promotion, you might not get your desired traffic numbers. There are always factors outside of your control.

But what if you were to think about it in a completely different way?

What if instead of looking at how many dollars you earn or how many visitors your site gets, what if you were to look at something completely and utterly within your own control? Set a goal of writing and publishing 200 blog posts of at least 500 words each, for instance. That’s entirely up to you. Even if these blog posts don’t get the traffic you’d hope for and they don’t earn as much cash as you would’ve liked, the very practice of writing that much on a consistent basis sets you down a path of positive habits (and better writing). Break it down. If you want 200 posts in a year, that’s four posts a week.

It’s the same with all sorts of other goals and resolutions you might have. Instead of saying that you want to lose X number of pounds, endeavor to visit the gym at least two times a week, every week. Be specific, be measurable, and stick to what YOU can actually do.

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Does Your Affiliate Site Look Like Crap? 7 Web Design Trends For 2020

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Your traffic has dropped to a trickle. You’re hardly selling a thing and nobody has clicked a link in ages. You’ve optimized everything. You’re even ranking for a few keywords. You should be getting some traffic. And then your cousin, whom you hate and who has zero mouth filter, pipes up and says, “Cuz, your site is crap. I can’t look at it for a mite’s memory without wanting to go puke on 4chan.” As you’re sending death rays his way, you realize loathingly that he’s right. That’s the one element you discounted entirely. Well, you’re here and you’re ready

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3 Facebook Ads Mistakes To Avoid

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Facebook advertising can be very lucrative, but can also be very expensive. You have to be well versed in Facebook marketing to optimize your ads for conversions. No matter what advertising platform you choose, it’s important to pay less per click than what you are averaging per conversions. If $5.00 of advertising has brought me $25.00 in ROI, then it’s a successful campaign. However, you have to be careful when exploring different networks, trying different things. One of the highest converting platforms has been Facebook because you have enormous targeting options. It can be very lucrative, however, the potential to go broke with Facebook advertising is also very high. I decided to do some research into what matters most when advertising on Facebook and was very impressed with what I found. Next, I decided to discuss some of the things I learned along the way as well.

I rarely use Facebook advertising now but the problems I encountered were the same as people face today. Here are the mistakes to avoid when marketing through Facebook Ads.

Targeting the Wrong Audience

This shouldn’t be rocket science and if you’ve been in the business for some time, then you know this applies to everything you do. By now, you should have a good breakdown of your target audience so when you’re setting up your Facebook ads, make sure you make use of the feature. Facebook is awesome because it collects all this information when people are registering so they can definitely pinpoint down to your target audience. However, it’s very important you know what to filter your target audience to and this means to do your research from before. As mentioned, if you’ve been in the business for years, then you’ll know EXACTLY who, what, where, and when to display your ads to.

If you’re just starting out, then use the next feature to find out what works for you.

Split Testing

Just like many ad networks, with Facebook, you can have several variations of ads going at one time. This means you can have different headlines, images, locations, age groups, etc., all going at one time. However, if you will be split testing, then it’s important NOT to get carried away because you can burn your budget quickly. When spit testing, always set a budget for each so you don’t lose enormous money during this initial testing stage and later, you can optimize while increasing your budget.

When split testing, keep a close eye on your ads, making sure you are collecting enough data on each. Your objective is to find the best performing ad so you can convert your budget into a huge ROI.

Device Filter

Through Google Analytics, you can find enormous data on your website and its visitors. I look over several statistics, including device breakdown, because it will tell me what percentage of people are accessing my website through mobile, desktop, and tablet. I can then use this information when setting up my Facebook ads going forward. For example, if the majority of people in my niche are browsing to my website through desktop PCs, then there is NO point in displaying my ads to mobile users. Next, in testing mode, I will always leave all of them on because our ads are displayed in Facebook so a majority of people may use one device over another. However,

In the end, your objective should be to find out what devices your target audience are using, then optimize each ad for that particular device.

You Budget Matters

As mentioned above, it’s very important you always have a budget when starting out. It’s better to start slow then build once you find out what’s working compared to other variations. Once you have this information, you know you’ll be getting a good ROI so you can invest more into ads. However, in the beginning, it’s very easy to become distracted because you have so many options and Facebook allows you enormous flexibility. For example, you can have 50 ads running at one time if you decide you want to set your campaign up this way. However, with a budget of $10.00 per ad, you’ll blow through $500.00 in one single day. This is why I encourage you to take an alternative approach.

Start small and play around with 2-3 ads at one time. Then filter the best ad while tweaking it until you get optimal returns. You can then introduce another ad to test, but limit the budget on that ad to make sure you don’t blow too much money. Next, never ever go above you daily budget because this will cause you to lose flexibility in your testing and optimization because you won’t have a budget to really try out the things you would like to.

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How to Use Affiliate Program Analytics to Optimize Its Performance

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Do you think that once you start your affiliate program, recruit affiliates into it, and start seeing them activate, you can rest easy and let sales flow? You’re not alone. However, affiliate program success is not that easy to achieve, and part of driving it involves monitoring and analyzing your affiliate …

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5 Types Of Affiliate Commissions

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Over my many years as an online marketer, I've tried a lot of different types of affiliate marketing.

All of them "work", but some will be a lot more profitable than others for you depending your own business.

So in this article, I'll be covering 5 different types of commissions you can earn, along with pros and cons of each.

Keep in mind that this is just a limited selection based on my own experience, and that there are many other programs out there – mostly quite similar, but some will be better/worse.

1. Physical Products (via Amazon.com)

Personally, most of the products that I buy online are from Amazon.com and they are physical products.

Yes I buy digital and other products from elsewhere but physical products, something I can feel and touch and see in my mailbox or on my front doorstep, is something I’m more likely to buy.

Many other people out there are similar to me, so it’s not surprising that ecommerce (physical product) sales are very high online.

Physical products can be just about anything including vacuum cleaners, TV sets, chopping blocks, vitamins, exercise equipment, books, etc.

The problem, however, as an affiliate of these kinds of products, is that Amazon pays out such a low commission on each sale.

Personally I make a very small amount of commissions each month from Amazon, but in some circumstances it’s the ideal choice for the type of product that I want to promote.

Here are the Pros and Cons…

Pros:

  • Lots of products to choose from
  • Compared to purchasing inventory and so forth, being an affiliate means you are just the middle man, so there are lower costs and it’s a simpler model.
  • If you already have physical products that are selling well, then this can be the ideal ‘backend’ to those ecommerce sales. For example if you already sell chopping blocks on amazon or via your own ecommerce store, you can offer your customers a link to a recommended set of knives on Amazon and make commissions on those sales.
  • Well recognised and trusted place to shop from
  • Beyond the product you promote, your commission extends to any other items they add to their cart also for the subsequent 24 hours.
  • High priced products like Robot Vacuums, decent laptops, etc, can still make 6% commissions look ok if you are making daily sales.
  • Can be low competition if you choose the right niche

Cons:

  • Low Commissions, this is a big problem. Most Amazon affiliates make around 6% (they start at 4% and go up to 8.5% if you are making 3131+ sales per month)
  • Requires a high quality site (they don’t allow new affiliates unless you can show them your site looks reputable and ready to go).
  • Cookies only last for 24 hours. So if someone clicks your cookie and then they purchase 2 days later, you don’t get the commission.
  • They don’t accept PayPal. This isn’t a huge con, but for a small percentage of your market who only trusts buying online via PayPal this isn’t ideal.
  • In most cases it’s far more profitable to be an affiliate elsewhere (see the other recommendations below), or become vendor on Amazon (as opposed to an Amazon affiliate.) Sourcing products from manufacturers in the USA, China or elsewhere, and shipping those products to Amazon FBA, is significantly more profitable, but has higher set up costs and time involved.

2. CPA (Cost Per Action)

CPA marketing involves the lead taking an action, usually in the form of filling out a form, getting a quite, making a small purchase, or filling out a form.

The owner of the offer pays out a commission for each lead you send through their system who successfully completes the 'action'.

There are some decent offers around that will earn $45-60 per action (usually a sale), but they're rare, and typically you'd be looking at a few dollars each.

Example: MaxWeb, A4D

Pros:

  • Often no refunds
  • Some offers provide commissions for leads, not just sales

Cons:

  • Usually pretty low commissions (there are some exceptions)
  • Some offers are tricky to convert, because they require the visitor to submit a lot of info (annual income, education level, phone number etc)
  • Can be limited to promoting on certain platforms

3. Low Ticket

There are a lot of low ticket offers out there, but keep in mind most of them were created in order for the vendor to build a list of customers.

It's important to do your research, and check the product you plan on promoting is high quality.

To check, either purchase a copy, or ask the vendor or affiliate manager for a review copy.

If you only stick to higher quality offers, it will pay off in the long run, as you won't be seen as someone who's just trying to push people to any old offer to make a sale.

Example: Clickbank, JVZoo

Pros:

  • A lot of offers to promote
  • Many offers have upsells, which you also earn commissions on
  • Low ticket is often an easy point of entry for making some quick sales

Cons:

  • Can be tricky finding high-quality offers
  • Some offers have high refund rates

4. Recurring Billing

Recurring billing offers are a great way to generate ongoing commissions that keep coming in for months or even years after you've promoted.

Take web hosting for example… With 1.5 BILLION websites currently on the web and each requiring hosting, it's a huge market.

If you're able to tap into even just a tiny percentage of that, you can make a killing. Plus your efforts to make even just ONE sale turns into multiple commissions as each rebill comes in.

Examples: Web Hosting (bluehost.com), Site Builders (wix.com)

Pros:

  • Usually low refund rate
  • Often high quality (many vendors constantly improve the product to raise the stick rate)
  • Recurring commissions are great – eg. receiving money for something you may have even forgotten about

Cons:

  • Some products don't have great stick rates
  • Can be tricky to initially forecast earnings until stats start coming in

5. High Ticket

High ticket offers are usually digitally delivered and sell for a higher price (e.g. $497 to $2497+)

They are comprehensive offers like coaching programs, high value software, and so forth.

They exist in a number of niches, for example a coaching program on “How To Live Your Dream Life” in personal development, may sell for $499.95, an 8 week online weight loss bootcamp may sell for $699.95, or a product that shows users how to build an online business by following the founder’s own model, may sell for $2500-$10,000.

And these offers typically pay out a 50% commission.

They sell for a higher price because a lot more time goes into their creation (videos, software, possibly a members group, etc), and into their customer service, than what goes into a low ticket product. Plus also the higher price serves to limit the number of people they need to offer support to, and means that can be of a higher quality.

One of my top students, Matt, started out earning commissions from Language Learning programs, getting paid 75% commissions on $99.95 sales.

He was doing well there, but then he had a big leap up in his income when he transitioned to promoting higher ticket products and made over $600k in his 2nd year online.

Pros:

  • It only takes 2 sales a week of a $2.5k product to make 100k+ per year.
  • If it’s a high quality product, with a great webinar, and lots of successful students, then usually conversions to sales can be very high (e.g. you get 100 people to a webinar and 5 may purchase a $2500 product).
  • You don’t need to have a list. You can run paid traffic direct to an article, video or quiz, that then simply leads to a webinar signup page provided by the vendor. If you run paid traffic to this, then that’s all you need to do in order to get the ball rolling.
  • It’s a great way to monetise the building of your list. If you want to have a list, but don’t know how to monetise it, then one way is to make an option page, and on the ‘thank you page’ where people get to download their free gift from you (a report, or audio track or something), you can also recommend a relevant webinar for them to sign up to (via your affiliate link).
  • It’s a good ‘relationship builder’ for you and your list (if you have a list.). If it’s a good webinar, then even if people don’t buy from you, they will stay on your list and come back to future webinars and purchase other things from you in the future. A good high ticket product to promote is one that also teaches some things on the webinar itself so that it provides a positive user experience, regardless of if it results in a purchase or not.

Cons:

  • There are a lot of poor quality programs out there, and for people who are new to earning commissions, it can be very hard to decipher which is a quality program to promote and which is not. It’s important to be picky, as your potential buyers are spending a lot of money here and it needs to be a high quality program.
  • Mindset. Often newbies feel that lower ticket = easier, and higher ticket = harder. Though they are not easier, nor harder, they are just ‘different.’ Yes it’s easier to make a low ticket sale, but it’s not necessarily easier to make 50 sales at $50 a sale, than it is to make ONE sale at $2500.
  • Usually high ticket products need a webinar in order to sell them. For some people, setting up an evergreen webinar funnel can seem a bit daunting.

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💡 6 Types of Content to Boost Your Social Media Engagement

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This should be FUN – and they’re all easy ways to see fast results. 🙂

My challenge to you for the week: Do each of these 6 easy content ideas to improve your traffic & social media engagement!

Alice Seba posed a question this week on Facebook in one of her groups about free vs paid content, or access to you. My answer to that was 1- it depends on your niche and business model (of course). And 2- The more content I create and the more accessible I am to my audience… the more money I make. 😉

If you want exposure, traffic & sales – creating content is the answer. Even if it’s just on social media (quick & easy!) and even if you don’t yet have anything to offer or sell (use affiliate links!).

It’s just TOO EASY to be making sales online right now for you to NOT be doing it.

Maybe you don’t believe ^ that, or you’re not really sure YOU can easily make sales (or even make a living!) online. But maybe THAT alone is what keeps you from doing the things that will prove that you can. 😉

Also, check out my P.S. below to see what I’m reading today (and why)…

6 Types of Content to Boost Your Social Media Engagement

✅ Create visual content: a quote graphic, tip graphic, infographic, photo illustrating your topic, etc. * Canva is a great free resource with tons of free templates.

✅ Create a video. It could be a short video demonstrating a how-to, a tip video, something inspirational or motivational. Itt could be an “over the shoulder” look at your hands doing something or a product and how to use it. It could be an educational video made in Powerpoint or Keynote (slides) exported to video format. Lots of EASY ideas!

✅ Host a contest or giveaway 🎁

✅ Respond to DM’s (Direct Messages) or follow up with someone that messaged you recently – check in to see how it worked out, or if that worked for them, etc.

✅ Create a Top Tips or How-To post on something very specific. Make it “actionable content” for your readers to experience a sense of achievement.

✅ Ask your audience questions! It encourages responses and interaction. Then respond to those questions and keep the discussion going. (Higher engagement = more social media reach on any platform!)

* Tip: Repurpose that Q&A into blog posts, a short report, a Facebook Live series – or all of the above. 😉

✅ Start an Idea Journal for content ideas as they come to you. If you already have one, revisit it this week: does it need to be organized or updated? Or pick an idea from your list and run with it!

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More free ideas & resources for you to make the challenge above EASY and FUN…

📲 Social Media Content Ideas Generator – Grab the Free Brainstorming Tool at the end of this post. ✔

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Be sure to download the “Free Checklist: How To Build a 5-Star Social Media Reputation” while you’re there! 😉

Get out there and MAKE THINGS HAPPEN. 💪

Best,
Lynn Terry
ClickNewz.com

p.s. Right now I’m reading Endless Instagram Traffic (Even If You Have No Followers) by Debbie Drum. While I’m doing GREAT with my niche Instagram account already, I’m always interested in learning new ways to improve my results – and always curious to see how & what other people are doing to get great results. 😉

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How to Get Affiliate Management Experts to Manage Your Program Without Overpaying

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In a post last month, I blogged at length about what affiliate management experts can bring to the table. Their expertise is second to none in their space and they can be a great asset to your growing online business. That all said, how can you get an affiliate management …

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Create Stunning Instagram Stories in 3 Minutes with StoryBoost

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Instagram is all about engagement and the content value perceived by the end user. However, as more influencers and brands are catching in on the latest and greatest ways to create amazing content for their audience, it’s also getting harder to stand out from the crowd.

Think for a moment about the best speakers in the world today. Famous names like Tony Robbins, Steve Jobs, Martin Luther King and Oprah likely all come to mind — and the reason for this is that they are all great storytellers.

Now, think about some of the best brands and influencers you might be following on Instagram. They are likely great at creating content that tells a story as well.

With more than 500 million active users on Instagram, it’s now more important than ever to create content that grabs the attention of your audience.

The problem is, not everybody knows how to market their product on social media. Have you been listening to what’s going on out there? I mean, is it just me or is it getting crazier out there (Yes, I watched Joker, and I loved it!)

There are so many “best practices” to keep up with that you don’t even know if what you’re doing is right.

StoryBoost: Story Editor

StoryBoost is a mobile application that makes the process of creating content for Instagram easier, and more effective than ever before — and best of all, in just a few minutes time.

After downloading the app, users will have access to more than 1000+ templates to choose from, while also being able to add in unique animations, stickers and filters, animated text and more.

Within a few moments time you will start to see how easy it is to create new and engaging content for your Instagram feed, while also using the tools and features offered through StoryBoost to make your content stand out.

Best of all, you will be able to tell your story and build a brand that you’re proud of — while also impressing your fans, followers, and customers!

It’s also important to note that StoryBoost is part of the suite of apps called ‘BoostApps‘ — which is also accessible through the App Store. The other two applications that make up the complete bundle are VideoBoost and PosterBoost, which are both focusing on providing users and brands with the best tools and features to create video and image content that stands out from the crowd.

The BoostApps suite has set out on a mission to make their users’ lives a lot easier, by implementing into their app all of today’s best practices in digital marketing. That way, their users can rest assured that the content they create is aligned with the latest trends in social media marketing.

So without further ado, let’s dive in.

How StoryBoost Works

As powerful and effective as StoryBoost is, the process to create amazing and engaging content through the app is quite simple.

It can literally be broken down in the following four steps:

Pick the Perfect Template

First thing first, you will need to choose a template from the 1,000+ designs that are pre-built into the application. Go for one that best represents your brand, or choose a stylish one that best exemplifies whatever it is you might be trying to sell or promote.

Add Photos, Videos, Text and Stickers

Now it’s time to add some original content into the mix. Tap the + icons inside the template placements to add in your own photos or videos.

Add some stickers or GIFs. 

You can also add unique and call to action headlines in this step as well.

Add Filters to Your Photos

If there’s anything we know about Instagram, it’s that we can’t live without filters! Once you add your photos to the Story templates, tap the photo and click the edit icon and choose your preferred filter.

Add Animations and Transitions

Make your latest engagement and photos pop with the addition of unique and fun animations that will act as transitions between your Stories! Tap the icon that connects the steps of your Story and just pick one of the transitions in the animation library!

This is one of StoryBoost’s most appealing features, as it helps your followers experience your brand as a professional content creator, which channels authority and strengthens your brand.

Share with Your Audience

The last step of the process is to take a moment and be amazed with the awesome new content you’ve created through the mobile application. Oh yea… you also now get to share it with your Instagram audience as well, and get to see how much they love it!

Tap the upload/share icon on the top right corner of the screen to share your post or simply save the story in your video library.

Now… let’s put all of this in motion.

As much fun as it is to read about how to accomplish something in a step by step format, visuals work so much better. Check out the short video below to see how these four simple steps bring your brand, content, and story to life!

Once your content has been posted to your social profile, be sure to keep an eye on what type of templates and animations get the most engagement. Not only is this great for split testing and tracking user preference, it’s also great for future planning as well. Analyze which posts are getting the most likes, shares, and comments and then use this data to influence new ideas on what type of content to create for your audience in the coming weeks months.

Bring Your Content and Story to Life with StoryBoost

Now that you’ve seen what’s possible through the use of StoryBoost, it’s time to see what type of content you can create for your own site, brand, or online business.

To get started, all you need to do is head over to the iOS mobile app store, or search for “StoryBoost” on your mobile device or tablet.

With over a hundred reviews, thousands of downloads and a Product Hunt badge, the application is already listed amongst the top apps in the Photo & Video category, and currently has a 4.2 star rating out of 5 along with the app store’s “Editors’ Choice” award.

Pricing

StoryBoost is free to download and has in-app purchases for even more features to improve how your content looks and feels when posted to the Instagram platform.

You can subscribe to StoryBoost Premium, which offers unlimited access to all templates and page-to-page animations. Three payment options are available, which are monthly, annually, and lifetime.

Be sure to try the StoryBoost app out for free to see what features you like best, then decide on an access plan that works best for you and your brand.

Download the StoryBoost app today, and see what type of creative content you can start creating for your social audience.

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