How do I know that an Influencer is #fake?

-Check their followers: are many of them without pictures? No posts? Weird names? No names? No Bio?

-Check what they commented exactly: do the comment looks like an output of a robot? Spam comments..?

-How are their posts – do they look authentic or trash/junk/spam/low quality?

 

Don’t: “$5 for shout out πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ DM me for shout out.”

Here is an example of what worked last year but won’t fly THIS year (or at least not by those who reads my post):

DONT!! $5 for shout out πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ DM me for shout out.

There is no point of hiring an influencer for a universal “all-products-are-ok” for me to “shout out”” (not to mention that $5/work sounds like something that will bring negative ROI to you).Β  In fact, from my experience, you don’t want someone to shout out your product, you want a SERIOUS InfluencerΒ  that you KNOW that your product/brand fits the desire of that Influencer followers.Β  You also want to validate that the Influencer feels GOOD about your product (otherwise how can that Influencer send a good message, a message that all will listen to).

 

What are the pitfalls of #Influencer marketing?

Oh so many, I don’t know where to start! The Influencer could be so bad that you may get negative results more than positive.. check your partner carefully, look at their feed at least 12 months back, see what help the Influencer has done for other brands, as well as make sure you are on same page.

 

(Tip: Start by looking to see if they have real or fake followers…).