Since the rise of social media, Influencer Marketing has emerged as one of the most powerful alternatives to traditional marketing channels that have become too expensive and ineffective for the majority of businesses today. Between 2016 and 2019, spending on Influencer Marketing tripled to over $6 billion. This has created a gold rush of opportunity for those on the cutting edge. However, few resources are available to guide influencers and brands through this rapidly evolving landscape. As a result, millions of dollars in profits are being wasted.
Will Post for Profit unpacks the critical components that are necessary to successfully navigate today’s complex digital world, in an in-depth, how-to, and easily digestible format—exploring topics like how to select a platform, FTC compliance, ethics, audience growth strategy, designing successful campaigns, finding brands or influencers to work with, contracts, key performance indicators (KPIs), and more. Included are more than a dozen interviews with successful brands and influencers who reveal their top secrets to success and biggest mistakes to avoid.
Whether brand or influencer, just starting out or a well-seasoned social guru, Will Post for Profit will leave readers with the necessary tools and understanding to grow their audience, make the most of their campaigns or collaborations, and ultimately generate profit from social influence.
Justin Blaney, D.M. is the bestselling author of fifteen books including his most recent, Will Post for Profit: How Brands and Influencers Are Cashing In on Social Media. He is followed by more than one million on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @justinblaney. He publishes an app that features his writing, which can be found at www.justinblaney.com/app. Justin teaches at the University of Washington and lives in Capitol Hill, Seattle.