How do brands #pay influencers to create content?

The brands negotiate a contract (Sample Influencer Contract –  (http://dearmishudad.com/influencer-agreement/), which says exactly what’s the pay, for what, when and who has the right to re-use the content, and voila – brands pay, and Influencers deliver!

What can I ask when I’m interviewing a potential Influencer to work with?

Here are some good questions:

  1. Ask about their love for your product, because if they don’t love it how can they make others love it.
  2. Have they promoted a similar product or a competitor
  3. How much do they usually charge per post (and why)
  4. Ask to see their best engagemented posts and then ask why they were successful and can they repeat the same success with your post and why.
  5. Ask what the optimal time and days have been for their most engaged posts.
  6. Do they delete the post the day later or keep them forever?
  7. Last, ask them if you can keep the creatives from their sponsored posts that you pay for.

How much should I pay Influencers to promote my brand/product?

Ask THEM how much they suggest (and why). Then add a bit more. Why? Besides showing that you really respect them, and your product, this will let them give even more to you.  Tip: I found socialbluebook.com‘s* recommended Influencer rate estimates to be pretty accurate.

*I’m not getting affiliation fee.

There is no “outreach” to Influencers, there is “hiring”. Think “hiring” instead of “outreach” – DearMishuDad

There is no “outreach” to Influencers, there is “hiring”. Think “hiring” instead of “outreach”

Should I ask the #Influencer for exclusivity with the Contract? – DearMishuDad answers..

Yes! You can ask that when discussing the terms of the Contract (http://dearmishudad.com/influencer-agreement/)– in this case, it means that the Influencer will not work with competitors.

 

“How can I ask an influencer to promote my product?”, DearMishuDad answers

DM them a straightforward message, and ask an influencer something like: “Hi Johnny, I would like to pay you for promoting my ____ product. Is that ok, and what would be your fee?”

 

That’s right, that’s right: The whole notion of “outreach” to Influencers is a myth.  There is no outreach, there is “hiring.” If you want to work with an Influencer who is a professional and will take your product and business seriously, think “hiring” instead of “outreach.”  Think simple, talk in short sentences, and get to the point.  What you want to know is:
1. Will he/she/it do it.
2. How much.

 

Should I pay a #retainer to the Influencer?

If you are in love with that Influencers job, then why not? This is generally called making them your brand Ambassador but still keep them external contracors. This way they will lock down their schedule for you, and that’s awesome. It’s a big love story…

Am I allowed to tell the #Influencer exactly what pic and text to post?

Yes, but you are missing the chance for an authentic post that they will be creating for you. They are really professionals, they know what to do. If you give them your post or photo, it will look like an ad and not like an authentic testimony.

 

“Influencer marketing gives bang for your buck than Facebook ads” – DearMishuDad

If you have an online business, Facebook ads are useful, but Influencer marketing can give you even more bang for your buck.

How many Influencer #shoutouts did you run until you got your first big break in terms of growing your social media following?

I didn’t do any shoutouts on my @DearMishu Instagram account, and I still managed to grow the account from 0 to 25k followers in a year. It’s not a must to do shoutouts I guess!