“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…

Do I need to choose an #Influencer from my same industry?- DearMishuDad answers

Not necessarily. What you need to #focus on is the type of people who follow the Influencer, and what else they might like. For example, my @DearMishu is followed by dog lovers but also by people who are interested in travel, a holistic lifestyle, family, and living in the present. What products would those people like? Get creative!

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!