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How to build a successful Instagram account and strategies to monetize a travel website. 

About Mike: Mike Clegg is a London-based travel blogger and photographer with a 9-5 job as a web developer. He has traveled to over 40 countries and lived in several including Canada and Austria. He spends much of his time developing his website travelanddestinations.com which was created to help and inspire travelers. He also runs two Instagram accounts which have more than 763 thousand followers.

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Affiliate and Instagram Strategies with Mike Clegg

travelanddestinations.com blogger Mike Clegg

Show focus: Affiliate marketing for bloggers. Instagram Strategies & Tips for travel bloggers. 

Listen to today’s episode where Mike and I chat about the best types of articles for affiliate income conversion, good phrases & text to use within your articles for good click-thru and how to optimize monetized pages for better traffic and sales. We also chat about how he built his Instagram following to over 750,000 and his top tips for growing a following and fans. 

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Details from the Affiliate and Instagram Strategies Podcast Conversation with Mike:

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Instagram Strategies & Tips

  • If you are trying to grow your Instagram account you should engage with other accounts as much as possible. 
  • Check-in every day.
  • Be as active as possible.
  • Follow like-minded accounts.
  • Use all the features on the platform.
  • Be consistent with posting.

Affiliate Network Tips for Travel Bloggers

  • Mike’s most successful affiliate partners. 
  • Most successful affiliate strategies with links and widgets. 
  • Why adding campaign tracking is important to determine which articles are converting best. 
  • How to use the sub ID in Travelpayouts to track which articles covert.
  • Why you should always use your WordPress post ID as the tracking code.
  • How to use the WordPress plugin Advanced Custom Fields.  
  • How to automatically turn website links into affiliate links with Travelpayouts Money Script? By adding Money Script to your site any links to advertiser websites, such as Booking.com or GetYourGuide, that are available in the Travelpayouts affiliate network will become affiliate links and bring income for every purchase.
  • The best types of articles for affiliate income conversion.
  • How to get web conversions for entry tickets for attractions.
  • Good phrases & text to use within your articles for good click-thru.
  • How to optimize monetized pages for better traffic and sales. 
  • Why you should add Advanced Custom Fields for WordPress Plugin.
  • Take the extra step and link the Advanced Custom Fields into Google Analytics.
  • Why you should research and understand Tag Manager for analytics.
  • What Mike feels does NOT convert or isn’t working with affiliate sales.
  • It’s all about experimentation and testing.
  • Are there any don’ts with affiliate marketing you’d like to share? 

Podcast Resources

Unforgettable Places to See Before You Die
Beautiful Destinations on IG
Amazing Earth on IG
Advanced Custom Fields for WordPress
Sign Up for Travelpayouts
Affiliate Network 5-Day Free Course
Travel Writer’s Academy
How to Make Money from a Travel Blog using Affiliate Links
Ready to learn more? Check out this podcast episode: Learn how travel bloggers and writers can monetize a website by working with the Travelpayouts Affiliate Network with Tatiana Buyanova

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