Wanting to break into the sponsored post world and actually start making money from brands instead of just receiving *free product? Then you are in the right place! I’m going to explain everything there is to know about how to work with brands as a micro-influencer and actually get paid!
What is a micro-influencer?
A microinfluencer is different than a macroinfluencer in terms of followers on social media. A microinfluencer follower count is typically above 1,000 followers and less than 50,000 followers.
You may be asking, why use a microinfluencer if you are a brand instead of going with a macroinfluencer? Because most of the time, unlike macro-influencers, they have an engaged audience within a specific niche, passion, or topic.
Why working with brands as a micro-influencer is great!
If you’ve ever been discouraged by your instagram follower count and thought, “I’ll never get to the level that I need to be to work with brands.” WRONG! You don’t need to reach that 50,000 follower count in order to work with brands and actually get paid.
Micro-influencers are extremely valuable to brands with their influencer marketing goals. There are so many brands that work with micro-influencers, brands looking for influencers (microinfluencers included), and even brands that collab with small bloggers now (because sponsored blog posts are a thing!)
So I bet you’re probably wondering, that’s great that brands are working with microinfluencers now, but can I actually make money instead of just free product? Read on, my friend!
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Can I actually make money as a micro-influencer?
The answer is a resounding, YES! Can I share a secret, I received payment from a brand before I even got to that coveted 10k mark *GASP* I know, crazy right. I’m not sure where the myth got started that you actually need to have those 10k followers to work with brands, but it’s false!
In this E-book, I am going to teach you how to leverage the strengths of your account, without needing a high follower count! Things like why having an engaged audience and a defined niche is 100 times better than having a lot of uninterested *or even fake* followers!
How Much $$ Have I Made By Working As A MicroInfluencer?
In some cultures it is taboo to share how much money that you make but friends, I’m breaking that culture norm for you today! I wanted to share my three months salary from Oct. 2019 to Dec. 2019 and how much I made from partnering with brands.
Oct 2019-> $580 ( 3 brand partnerships)
Nov 2019-> $645 (3 brand partnerships)
Dec 2019-> $1,120 (2 brand partnerships)
With that said, being a microinfluencer is currently my side hustle right now because I have a part-time job that I love and don’t want to give up. However, as being a microinfluencer if just my passion project at the time, it is quite nice to make $$ for the work that I put into it.
I know several microinfluencer that have made this into a full-time job and make a couple of thousand dollars each month. There is money to be made by partnering with brands!
Here are the Four Main Topics That We Are Going To Cover->
1. Brand Partnerships- A-Z Guide-
I am going to teach you everything from what brand partnerships are, is it better to have a short-term or long-term brand partnership, how much should I charge for a sponsored post, how to determine your engagement rate, where the heck you can find sponsored post opportunities, how to not get cheated by a contract, and when you can actually start working with brands!
I also have some case studies and examples from my own personal history of working with brands so you can see behind the scenes in this section!
2. Media Kit- Everything You Need To Know
I’ll explain in depth of what a media kit is, why you NEED one, how to create one for FREE, what to include in your media kit, and of course, what to include in your media kit if you are just starting out and don’t have many followers or past brand collaborations.
3. How To Pitch To A Brand
You can be the absolute best micro-influencer but if you don’t know how to pitch to a brand, you won’t make any $$.
I know it can be a bit intimidating trying to sell yourself to a brand, but I’ve shared some top tips and tricks on how send off a perfect pitch email to a brand!
I’ve also included my sneaky hacks of how I find the correct contact information for the brand representative. Because making sure you choose the correct email address so the brand will actually see your email!
4. Photography-What It Has To Do With Working With Brands
We all know that photography is important when it comes to working with brands. But why? I will share whether you should be using a camera or simply a smartphone when doing brand work.
Additional Reading- Why You Don’t Need An Instagram Husband To Take Amazing Photos
It’s Time! Download The E-Book Now!
This 27 page E-Book packed with valuable secrets, my personal experience, and actual examples of my personal brand work is ready to be downloaded for you today!Download Now!
Did I mention… There is a Bonus Freebie Library Included in the E-Book!
This bonus freebie library is the result of years of blood, sweat, and tears (well, maybe not the blood) of trying to perfect the art of working with brands!
Included in the Bonus Freebie Library:
–Example of a Media Kit- I am actually letting you check out my very own media kit so you can get an idea of how you can design yours! This media kit is the result of countless revisions to get exactly what the brand needs and is looking for in a single document.
–Pricing Guide– In this E-book I am going to be sharing how to secure long-term partnerships with a brand. In addition, I’m including my very own Long-Term Partnership Pricing Template that you can use to design your own!
–Brand Collaboration Email Sample– Folks, this alone is worth the price of the e-book. Trust me! A bad email will promptly be deleted and all your hard work will never be seen. In short, I share how to reach out to brands as an influencer. I also leak the exact email template that I use when I send off pitches to brands I want to work with.
Additional Questions This E-book Will Answer-
- How to work with brands on Instagram & get paid?
- How do I find brands to work with on Instagram?
- How much can I realistically make from a sponsored post?
- Do I need a camera to be a good influencer?
- What the heck is a media kit and why do I need one?
- Is there a way to create a free media kit?
- Do I need a contract when I work with a brand?
- What are common mistakes influencers make with contracts?
- How do I reach out to a brand in a professional way?
- Can I just DM a brand to pitch them my services?
And more!Download Now!
“Wow! This E-book totally opened my eyes to all the possibilities that are out there! I would recommend this book to anyone who is serious about becoming an influencer! It changed my goals completely!” -Cathy
“I’m so shocked with how thorough this e-book was! And all the valuable templates you have in it are so worth the cost!” -Morgan
“I’ve worked with brands in the past but this e-book helped me to know what things I can do better…and how to actually get a brand to email me back!” -Megan
About The Author…
Hi! If you’re new to this page, welcome! My name is Jess and I run a travel blog and social media community called Part Time Tourists. Part Time Tourists is for all those fellow 9-5ers that choose to travel on their weekends, vacation days, and paid time off.
I started my travel blog and social media community in Jan. 2018 and what a wild ride it has been! Working with brands is a very large part of what I do. I love partnering with a brand with products that enhance my life and help me with my goals of prioritizing travel in my life!
With my years of experience of working with brands, I’ve picked up a lot of tips, tricks, and hacks of how to work with brands as a micro-influencer and actually make $$ and I’m sharing all these in my new E-book!
Brands I’ve partnered with…
I’ve loved the last couple years of partnering with great brands to feature their products for my audience! Below are just a few examples of brands that I’ve had the pleasure of working with!
I hope you love this e-book! I poured all my knowledge into it and I know that it will help you in your journey of working with brands!
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