I've got a physical product business (no, I'm not talking about the ones in my signature) that I've been promoting lately via Instagram and tracking the clicks. I manufacture in Asia and retail via FBA. I watermark my posts with my company url, but the bio link is a direct link to the product on Amazon (which is also an affiliate link, so even if people don't buy my product, I still get paid if they buy something else). Anyway, I'm thinking about promoting affiliate stuff on IG now because I see it working for my own product. I know a lot of people talk about linking a blog in their bio, where they have articles interspersed with affiliate links and/or an Amazon store. That is a fair bit of work, and I've got a lot of irons in the fire, so I don't want to manage a dozen new sites or hire/train more VA's to do the work. That said, about the blog in the bio setup, I get it. BUT like a lot of things in IM, I haven't come across any real proof that (Social Network) ==> Blog==> Amazon is more profitable than (Social Network) ==> Amazon. Yeah, there might be a couple data points out there, but nothing that approaches statistical significance. So, as I'm gearing up for 2016, I'm wondering how many of you are doing the (Social Network) ==> Amazon and how many are doing the (Social Network) ==> Blog==> Amazon and why. Looking forward to hearing from those who are pretty experienced in this area...social network marketing is new-ish territory for me.