What if you could find out exactly what influencers are looking for in collaborations? What it would take for an influencer to feature your product and show your crazy cool treasures to their humungo audiences? What if you could ask 7 top influencers what they loved (and didn’t love) when working with businesses?
Would you be flailing your arms like a wild banshee to hear what they had to say?? Well, keep those arms up high and start screaming because I’ve got them on today's Because I CAN life podcast! Fresh in for you because your #TuesdayHabit of listening to the podcast is live!
Do you know what influencers are looking for when collaborating with businesses?
Head over there and let me know what you think…they were so gracious to leave us huge nuggets on the secrets of what influencers are looking for when they team up with companies.
These ladies have MILLIONS of combined followers and they know what they’re talking about.
Let me know if you follow any of these gals…and which one gave you an ‘ahh-haa’ and maybe I can bring them back on for an entire interview just for you!
Because…you’ve heard myself and countless others talk about leveraging the power of influencers in growing your business. There are countless stories of influencers helping businesses make more in one day than they do in an entire year. But can that be you?
Do you know what influencers are looking for from businesses?
Maybe you’ve tried it and it failed miserably.
Maybe you haven’t tried it because you didn’t know where to start
Or, maybe something in between.
Whatever the case, by the end of this episode you will feel empowered in getting out there and growing your business by leveraging influencers.
I’ve brought on 7 wildly successful influencers onto my podcast (separately, not all at the same time) to tell you first-hand how they choose businesses to work with. Influencer marketing is here to stay and this podcast episode will help you make the most of it.
These 7 influencers tell you what influencers are looking for from the businesses who want to work with them!
For Sadie, she says it’s all about the relationships – both with the brands and with the audience that will see those products.
Here were some of her tips on what influencers are looking for:
- Build relationships with the influencers
- Have a mutual understanding of what both parties can bring to the table
- Trust the influencer to make decisions based on how their audience receives content
- Don’t restrict the influencers creativity in how they promote the brand’s product
Holly views working with brands as a win-win when done right. If she can position the products properly in front of her audience, they will eat it up, and look at her as the source of all the cool things. But, she says that most of the pitches never make it to her, because they approach emailing the pitch all wrong.
Here were some of her tips on what influencers are looking for:
- Send a super short personal note about what is in it for the influencer
- In your email, detail how the product is a perfect fit for their community
Savannah likes to work with brands most often on an affiliate basis as she thinks this provides a way for everyone to benefit the most and leads to a long-term relationship.
Here are some of her tips on what influencers are looking for:
- Show that you care and respect the opportunity to work together
- It’s not a one-person has the upper-hand scenario
- Have clean and open communication as you work out the details
- Consider each other’s feedback during the process
Shelley is actually a business partner of mine for HowDoesShe. We’ve had that business for over 10 years and that business alone has pushed 10’s of million in sales for brands. The amount of followers we have and the length of time that we’ve been in this influencer world, gives us some unique perspectives on what works and what doesn’t.
Here are some of her tips on what influencers are looking for:
- Make sure it’s a good match with the influencer’s audience
- Sell the vision of the product and how it will help the audience
- Send samples with no strings attached, then followup in a week or so
- Prove your product and commission structure has great potential
With almost 10 years in the industry, Camille has some great insights to share. So take out the pen and paper and jot these down in your notebook.
Here are some of her tips on what influencers are looking for:
- Interact with the brands content on social media before and after the pitch
- Do you research before you reach out so you understand what they like
- Make it a win-win-win – a win for the brand, the influencer, and the audience
Like most influencers, Ashley gets pitched by a lot of brands and she just can’t say yes to everything. But there are some things that she has found that make the best win-win relationship for both the brand and the influencer.
Here are some of her tips on what influencers are looking for:
- Make sure your products mesh well with the influencer’s audience
- Make sure your website and visual branding is appealing
- Make sure you have great images of the products
- Make the email personalized, short, sweet, and to the point.
For Camille, it’s all about clarity and trust from the beginning of the relationship with a brand. If you can clearly convey what you need and show some trust in the influencer, it can turn into a long-term relationship.
Here are some of her tips one what influencers are looking for:
- Give clear expectations around the campaign
- Offer to have a conversation to discuss in more detail
- Give the influencer creative liberty to make the best judgment for their audience
- Have your ducks in a row on what you want from the influencer to limit back and forth
If you implement the insights shared by these 7 wonderful ladies, then your business will be in a whole new place 6 months from now. The power of leveraging influencers is an amazing thing and something I recommend to anyone with an online store, whether you are just getting started or already doing millions.
- Sadie Sabin: https://www.instagram.com/simplysadiejane/
- Holly Homer: https://www.instagram.com/kidsactivitiesblog/
- Savanah Poulsen: https://www.instagram.com/savanahpoulsen/
- Shelley Coates: https://www.instagram.com/howdoesshe/
- Camille Beckstrand: https://www.instagram.com/sixsistersstuff/
- Ashley Johnston: https://www.instagram.com/makeitandloveit/
- Camille Walker: https://www.instagram.com/mymommystyle/
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- BEST COACH EVER!!!by Oak&Willow from United States
If you are looking to start your own e-commerce business, you will be hard pressed to find a more honest, passionate, caring person than Alison. She puts it all out there for you to see how to be successful. This podcast is going to change lives!
- All Entrepreneurs Must Hear Thisby seesnow99 from United States
I’ve been following Alison for a while now. I bought into her 0-100K system. My store is up & running thanks to her & a lot of hard work. If you want to have an e-commerce business & have the best support team ever, look no further. I’ve done tons of webinars & online research. Nothing compares to what I have learned from Alison. Her online Facebook group is nothing short of phenomenal. You can post your struggle & ask for help. Five hours later, you come back to loads of encouraging posts from fellow “clanners” who have been there & they’re offering helpful advice. I have been in her course since May 2018 & have watched her course get better & better. That’s because she’s constantly adding to it. The best part about all of this is that Alison is genuine. She really wants to see her students succeed. This podcast is just another way to encourage us & all of you at the same time. I’ve met her in person more than once & her sincerity is more than evident. Sit back & enjoy the podcast! Better yet, take that jump & come join us in the Because I Can Clan!
- Yes I can!!by A. Nieto from United States
Yes!! Loving the podcast! Real and raw reminding us all that we all start somewhere and we can each be successful.
- So. Much. Info.by An Interpreter from United States
I've learned so much about being an entrepreneur from Alison. Her teachings have changed my thinking, my shopping, and my future. I'm so happy she now has a podcast!!
- Yessssss!by ryanhelms from United States
Thank you Allison for sharing all your knowledge with us!
- Amazing!by sarakappas from United States
Alison is always so fun to listen to and as usual, is giving us amazing content that can really change your life!
- So true and authentic!by Daxy111 from United States
Alison is seriously the best and most talented business mom I've learned from! You rock!!
- Perfect Morning Pick Me Up!by Arichards130 from United States
This podcast is the perfect morning pick me up to kick my behind in gear and get motivated to live my best life everyday! I’m still in the beginning stages of my journey, but I’ve seen, heard and felt the real life stories of Alison’s students who continually inspire, support and encourage me to keep walking my walk and doing the work to realize my goals! Like Alison said, usually the best place to start is the beginning, so just jump in!
- Lucky us!by Wild Azalea from United States
Alison’s passion for helping others comes through loud and clear. I have already learned so much from her and look forward to future podcasts.
- So motivating!by LexHemming from United States
I’m loving this podcast. I feel like I CAN do whatever I put my mind to. It’s so nice to have such a positive, motivational, sincere example of what you can do when you trust yourself and step out of your comfort zone. Can’t wait for more episodes.
- INCREDIBLE!!by Dragonmaster191 from United States
Seriously Alison is just INCREDIBLE!!! She is such a huge inspiration! She is so honest and real and you know she honestly truly cares about helping others succeed!!! I know she loves celebrating us when we learn from her and take steps to change our lives for the better....Because I Can!!!!! Thank you!!!!!
- My new favorite podcast!by JBest4 from United States
I’m loving Alison’s podcast! She has been so successful in her businesses and to have the privilege to learn from her is incredibly valuable. I could listen to her all day because she is so genuine and relatable. Her passion for helping others really shines through too.
- Awesome content!!!!!by dtorell from United States
She is so inspiring and has made the mistakes so we don’t have to. Thanks for your drive to help others help others
- Amazingby Sarah Because I Can from Canada
I was never one to listen to podcasts. But now I am hooked! Alison is brilliant I am learning and continue to learn from her. She knows the e-commerce business inside and out implement what she teaches it’s amazing! I am definitely enjoying the journey of the Because I Can Life.
- Like Rachel Hollis...but betterby Erin_Verb7 from United States
Alison is inspiring and makes you believe in yourself, but she doesn’t stop with the warm fuzzies. She takes you by the hand and shows you how to turn your money making dream into reality with action steps designed to help you create your own success, not just dream about it.
- Your Millionaire Best Friendby VinaHowell from United States
Alison’s podcast feels like an invigorating conversation with a best friend. If you’re interested in a life of “more”, learning marketing and e-commerce, and hearing someone whose persistence and authenticity is unmatched, this is the podcast for you.
- Awesome sauce!by Coolcv1998 from United States
Alison you are in your element!! You are so easy to listen to. This is as real as it gets. Can’t wait for more episodes. Add this to your list for sure everyone!! Just awesome!
- Inspiring!!by Olga Bella from United States
Alison just makes me want to jump up and cheer. She is so inspiring!
- ✨SO much goodness!by Briestarr from United States
Alison shares so much goodness in this podcast! If you want tangible tips to take your biz to the next level and get inspired at the the same time, listen in!
- So good!by Trendytikes from United States
I love that she’s not only shelling out entrepreneur inspiration, she’s giving out real step by step advise for moving forward with business goals!!
- So motivational! Love it!by elizathere321 from United States
Love all the free advice Alison!
- Awesome Alison!by Chelli C from United States
I’m such a fan of Alison. Her podcast didn’t disappoint!
- Rockstar!by Christine Michelle James from United States
Looking forward to this! She rocks whatever she touches!
- YESSS!! About time!!!by LINDS100k from United States
Love Alison J. Prince! Can’t wait to learn more from her in this amazing podcast!!
- Ready to learn!by tjshrews from United States
Ready to soak up more info from this lady and her amazing family. Gives great practical tips for growing an online business! And...I just love that her whole family is involved!
- The best Cheerleader!by KimHenrie from United States
When you are feeling like a failure, you need Alison to cheer you on and to keep you going. She’s always reminding you that you were made for more.
- From a Dads POVby StartupDadHQ.com from United States
So happy Alison has launched this podcast. So refreshing to find parent entrepreneurs who are crushing it in business but at the same time being REAL, TRANSPARENT, and VULNERABLE about what it's really like to build a business with a family (without sacrificing the family)! So many families out there are struggling working 9-5 or more and still unable to provide for their families. Alison's journey is a tremendous inpiration that it doesn't have to be like that and as a Entrepeneur myself I'm looking forward to some solid advice and tips through this podcast. Thank you Alison!!
- Left me wanting more!!!by kristin.sparks from United States
Alison I love your passion for helping others succeed, it comes through loud and clear. Can’t wait for the next one.
- Excitingby Queen Bee of three from United States
I’m excited to see how this podcast evolves! We all need a pep talk now and then but I can’t wait until Alison digs in to some more juicy details for those of us already working the program. And I would love to hear interviews with successful fellow clambers. Thanks again!
- Get Into This Community!by MindYourMomentum from United States
You will never find a more supportive community anywhere else online than in Alison’s Because I Can Clan. Beginner? Everyone’s cheering for you to succeed. Intermediate? Everyone’s cheering for your continued success. Advanced? Everyone’s still lifting you higher. No matter your level, you’ll learn something new every week, if not every day. So excited to now have a podcast to listen to on my daily walks! #becauseican #becauseicanclan
- Most Caring Coach❣️by 23569 from United States
Alison is the best inspiring coach to help people start their own online businesses. If you have a dream to do this, know that Alison can help, inspire, encourage, and nicely kick you in the butt if that’s what you need! You can do it with her help and with the help of her team, which includes her husband Jared and her children who themselves made $100k in less than a year. Legit legit legit! You can live the Because I Can life!
- Life changing!by rubyandedie from United States
Alison knows her stuff when it comes to e-commerce. If you have ever wanted to start your own business she is the lady to follow!! Not only that but she helps you build confidence and belief in yourself!! Seriously listen to what she says!
- So Grateful!by Brosky1213 from United States
Alison is such an inspiration!
- Love Alison’s authenticityby Sawshee from United States
Alison has a great way of sharing her passions as if she is already your best friend. She’s is truly authentic and wants to bring value to as many lives as she can. I’m loving this already! Keep them coming!!!
- Beca Millerby Beca Miller from United States
“Because I am not going to settle!” Alison is full of gold! I strongly recommend listening to her podcasts and learn how you don’t have to settle and can reach your dreams.
- Just WOW!by Walter Gro from United States
Alison is so inspiring and informative! We were so moved by her story of creating her business and changing her families future that we’ve got our kids listening too! Love it
- Love love love!by mlci from United States
Wherever you are in your entrepreneurial journey Alison has the message you need. ❤️
- Not aloneby melnemlove from United States
Having your own business can feel like you are all alone. Alison and her program make me feel like I have a personal coach and cheerleader. Can’t wait to see how far I can go...because I can!!!
- Alison is the expertby Mm1982us from United States
Alison isn’t just the expert, she is a mom entrepreneur and knows real life experiences and feelings and helps you overcome yourself and get out there! Excited you finally have a podcast!
- Best everby nyecreate from United States
This is will help anyone no matter where they are in trying to run their life and business.
- A podcast full of awesomenessby JLO52006 from United States
This podcast talks about the real life of a success entrepreneur, Alison Prince, and other like it. She tells you how to run a business and have a life too. She’s down to earth, tell it like it is presence, is exactly what people want to hear. She’s honest, open and funny. Take a listen, and you won’t regret it.
- Speaks from the heartby Lisa Dinsmore from United States
Alison has a great knowledge of business and shares that with us. She truly cares and wants other to succeed just like she has. I’m so excited to continue learning from her as she shares her knowledge.
- I’m learning new thingsby Trippy6911 from United States
My garage is full of stuff that I can sell, I had no idea where to start. My cousin recommended I listen to Alison and truth be told I’m beginning to have an idea on how to get my business going. I truly recommend listen to her or even watching her YouTube videos.
- Authenticityby Samantha Richardson from United States
She’s the real deal and no Bs, her passion to help others shows in everything she does. I love following/listening/ watching Alison because shes knowledgeable and is taking you through her experience! I’m soooooo excited for a podcast! Can’t wait to hear what more I can learn from this woman!
- Thank you, Alison!by stacyj:) from United States
Thank you for your words today! Very inspiring to me! Can’t wait for the next!
- The best!!by Lacegan from United States
Alison knows her stuff in the e-commerce world and is so great at showing others the path to success too!
- This is the best person & podcast to learn E-Commerceby Viciousinc from Canada
Alison is hands down one of the best people on the planet to learn e-commerce from. Not only has she successfully gone through the process and failed forward along the way, she also shares everything and does it with such genuine grace and humility. It’s hard to find people that walk the walk and do it in a way that lifts up the people around them. This is that person. Listen and more importantly apply everything she says. Thank you Alison!!
- Life Changingby N Family from United States
Alison is an expert in her field. If you want to change your financial future this is the podcast for you!
- Real Dealby Mashie422 from United States
She is so authentic and her messages are heartfelt and real. So glad to finally have a podcast from Alison!!
- Got my wheels spinningby iRunOnEmpty from United States
Alison has a way of getting you to not only think about your goals and your dreams, but Act on your goals and your Dreams. I’m ready for that Because I Can Life!
- Alison Prince WALKS THE WALK Like No Other Person I Knowby Supreme Dragon Slayer 69 from United States
Full Disclosure. I met Alison and her amazing family just a few years ago and in that time I have witnessed an incredibly humble person step into even more of her greatness. This is someone who chases Impact over Significance in everything she does. In a world where most “big marketing gurus” who just yell louder to be heard and rely mostly on manufacturing celebrity to become a house hold name... Alison has been actually walking the walk for decades. She is family focused. She is heart centered. But make no mistake. She is one of the most BRILLIANT Marketers and Business Builders in the world. She had proven herself time and time again on her multiple businesses in multiple niches. All. From. The. Ground. Up. So yes. I know her. Which makes me qualified to write this review bc if you do have an opportunity to ever meet her in real life, feel good knowing she is the same in real life as she is on this podcast. Dave
- The real dealby Utah PT from United States
If you really want to know what it takes to change your life then you better listen. Alison knows what it takes to start and grow your new online business and love your entrepreneur life.
- So happy Alison finally is releasing a podcast!by Arushi-315 from United States
So ready to listen to all these episodes.
Shelley: 00:00 So if you believe your product is a good fit, sell us the vision. Why would our readers benefit from your product? How could it change their life or solve the problem that they have? Number two, send products with no strings attached. The best way to make me believe in a product is to see it, to touch it, to get excited about it, but the influencer doesn't want to work out all those details. Just simply ask for their address and send it.
Alison: 00:31 Hey, Hey, you are listening to the Because I Can Life podcast, where we believe we can decide our own income, choose happiness, kick fear in the teeth, and never ever stop. Why? Because we can. I'm your host Alison J Prince and I went from being a junior high science teacher to building four online multi-million dollar businesses, with four kids, at my feet. Each week. I'm bringing you real conversations that have led me as well as other experts to step into our dream online business lifestyle so that you can get the answers you need to craft your Because I Can Life as well. Take that first step and commit now to your Because I Can life by downloading your free personal bundle at AlisonJPrince.com/bundle.
Alison: 01:17 Welcome to today's podcast. I don't even know how to contain my excitement with this episode. I got this podcast format idea from a fellow named Russell Brunson.
Alison: 01:28 He sent out a message to his group and asked for our greatest marketing tips of the decade and he put I think about 10 people together in an episode and if you want to listen, it's episode number 273 of his marketing secrets podcast and mine is in there, but you have to listen to this one first because it is so good. It triggered me to start thinking about who I can bring in to help you answer some of the questions that you have. What are some of the things that may be holding you back in your business and ways to help you to get your dream? So I thought, how cool would it be to bring in seven wildly successful influencers and let them tell you first-hand how they choose a business to work with. Now you've heard on other podcast episodes how an influencer has helped businesses make more money in one day than an entire year, right?
Alison: 02:30 Or you've listened to episodes where influencers have helped businesses crush their monthly sales goal by day two. So yes, this is 100% dedicated to answering your questions about how to work with influencers, by the influencers themselves. And they are talking about what they like and what they look for in a business. They're talking about what they, when working with businesses, what tips they have to help you get in the door when trying to work with them and what they expect from a business. Their answers are absolutely note-taking worthy. Now I've sat on the influencer side for ten eight years now over on how does she, so I've seen a lot and I've watched a lot of trends in marketing and I can tell you with a surety that influencer marketing is one trend that will never the trend, is that a word I don't even know, but let's say it is.
Alison: 03:37 I want you to think back to the Michael Jordan days, influencer marketing at its finest when he sold his air Jordans for Nike. And think about Mary Lou Retton when she teamed up with the Wheaties cereal. Influencer marketing is here to stay and learning the power of this will help you accelerate your business growth because it is a constant, yes, the platforms change, TV, radio, social media. But influencers have usually figured out that platform. Yeah, you can go build your own numbers and be an influencer one day if you want to, but it can take years. So why not leverage the power of what's already been built by influencers that can put your product in front of their audience quickly so you can grow even faster. So today's podcast episode, let's dive in and hear out. Influencers choose which businesses they like to work with.
Sadie: 04:41 So for me, it's all about building relationships with brands and not just with brands but with my audience. So relationships are important in our audience, in our space, obviously, but not only that, they have to be able to trust us, not just the brand, but our audience. So I have to make sure that I'm making conscious choices of who I collaborate with and who I decide to say yes to. And it's not ever about the money, honestly. It's about how I can relate to my audience and give them the gift of these beautiful businesses, whoever it is that I'm bringing them to the table. So when I look at different businesses, say I'm looking at two different peanut butter companies, what's the relationship there? I have people that work for me that helped manage my ads and this vice versa. There's a lot of third party people that are working through the board, but you can feel the energy that a business brings.
Sadie: 05:32 And if that relationship is respected and honored and there is a mutual understanding of what we both can bring to the table, then that is how a brand can flourish. So for example, if a brand comes to me and first of all I have to love the products, I have to believe in them. It has to resonate with my audience and with my life and what I'm doing. And that's the first step, right? And then the second step is do they trust me? Do they know enough about me? Am I just another face? Am I just another number? Do I have a good algorithm or do they know who I am? Do they know that I take a lot of time and effort to make really great content because there's a difference there? If I am just a number, they're going to come to me with a list of items that they want because if they are bringing in the money, if they're paying me, then they feel like they're, they have expectations and they feel like they want to be able to give me this list of stuff, right?
Sadie: 06:34 They are bringing in the money. This is their expectations, but when all of reality it's a win-win for both of us. If I have the freedom to create content that resonates with my readers, then my readers will like it more so. What's interesting is I think brands have this mentality to restrict influencers for lack of a better term because first of all, I think it's led with fear and I also think that there's some liability involved. Obviously when you're, especially when you're working with like health products or whatever it is and that's all needs to be respected, but also the influencer is there and has gotten there because of her creative ability or his or her. And when that relationship is established, then that relationship can go further and that respect is there. And then they can say, listen, these are the points. Of course, we want the product shown.
Sadie: 07:25 Of course, we want you to mention this specifically, but I want you to have fun with this. And that freedom is given. If you know each other better, there is nothing more that I love than working with a brand who honors respects and knows that I will give them content, that they will not see it from any other influencer. And then I have that freedom to not feel so manically held onto so tight. Right? I can let go of that and say, okay, what concepts? And then I can give them my concepts and then we get to talk back and forth. So that's for sure. My number one thing that I look for in businesses is a mutual respect. And relationship. And I know that goes both ways, right? A concept might not be liked by business and I have to respect that and so I need to come back and work with them as well because this is benefiting both of us.
Sadie: 08:18 But the beautiful part about them respecting ultimately is that my readers respect me and I'm technically a third party avenue for that business to my readership. And if I know my readers like an organic photo better than a post photo, they need to trust me in that and then be able to be okay with me butting that out. And then I know that it'll be beautiful, right? Cause I trust my intuition, I trusted my audience and that beauty, like, I mean I could think of a million reasons why a concept or brand didn't work out or I didn't love working with a particular brand. And I think that's fine. I think that there's ebbs and flows in that. But also there's been really beautiful collaborations and I'm so grateful for. And I think understanding that, respect, that relationship, building that and knowing that it's not just another project like behind every company. I don't care if you're the influencer, I don't care if you're Nike, I don't care if you're Adidas, every company there are people and relationships and emotions and they want to be seen and heard and if we can all come and be on a level playing field and have that relationship, then it'll be so beautiful.
Holly: 09:31 Hi, my name is Holly Homer and I run kids activities blog and @thequirkymomma Facebook page. You can find me on Instagram at @kidsactivitiesblog or on my personal @TexasHolly. I absolutely adore working with companies and the reason for that is it such a win-win if they have a product that I know my people will love. And by the way, my community is filled with moms of kids about ages two to seven and so you know the type of products that I could put in an email and they couldn't help but click on or I could put on my Facebook page and it absolutely stops the scroll. Those are the type of things that I'm looking for because when my readers and my followers see me as the source for all these cool things, it helps me as well. Plus makes me some money in general, these relationships with companies usually start with an email and that's where I see the most mistakes made.
Holly: 10:36 In fact, most of the pitches that I get don't even get to me because someone deletes them on the way in because they are so one-sided. Most of them say, this is what you can do for me and this is what you can do for me and this is what you can do for me and this is what you can do for me. And it's just absolutely the wrong approach. What I would love is a super short personal note about what is in it for me and how we can work together because I really do love connections and making relationships along the way. So I was recently speaking on this subject and I said, I don't know why I don't get more emails that have the subject line. Holly, this is going to make you some money because I would add, Oh absolutely. Open that email.
Holly: 11:27 The funny thing was a few weeks later I did get an email that said exactly that from one of the people that were there, but and by the way, we did make some money down the road. So, in the end, put something short and sweet about how this is going, a perfect fit for that influencer's community, how they're going to make money and put something personal in it so we can start getting to know each. I remember when I was an affiliate for Allison's daughters when they were selling scarves. One of my very favorite things besides seeing how much money I had made was that each of their emails was signed, the 13-year-old CEO and that just made me feel like part of a movement so you can find and work with the influencer of your dreams. Just approach it in the right way and make sure it's a win-win for both.
Savanah: 12:21 Hi Alison, thank you so much for this opportunity. I am Savanah Poulsen and I've been a licensed cosmetologist and beauty educator for years as well as the last few years as an online influencer as well. My Instagram account is @savanahpoulsen and I have loved having this platform to be able to educate people and bring them products that I love, that I am truly passionate about and that I think could bless their lives. So it's been a really rewarding and amazing experience. I am excited to be talking on what I look for in companies because this is actually something that's very special to me and that I take very seriously in my business. So first of all, on the business side, I love to work with companies on an affiliate basis. That's my favorite way to work with them. I feel like that provides a way for everyone to benefit from the relationship and for it to easily continue into a long-term and ongoing thing if it ends up being the right fit and is converting in a way that both the company and myself feel that is successful as far as which companies I look for to work with.
Savanah: 13:41 For me it comes down to how much I feel like they care. I want to know that they care about their audience. I wanted to be a very honest company. I need it to be the right fit for me and for my audience. And so a level of care being brought to that and kind of just a mutual respect for each other and for the opportunity we have to work together to help our audiences is key for me. I love working with companies that I feel like are talking to me as if I'm a person and our understanding that we are kind of embarking on this opportunity together in a way that we can both benefit versus it being one person has kind of the upper hand or it's kind of just a more static agreement. I like it to feel a little bit more warm and caring. And so for me that personal touch goes a long way and I want kind of an open communication where we can have different ideas shared and we can see what's going to work for my audience and they can take my input and I can have their input and we ended up working together on a long-term basis a lot better when that is the situation.
Shelley: 14:57 Hey there, I'm Shelley Coates and I am a coal miner and a business called, how does she, have you heard of it? You might have because the amazing and talented Alison J Prince has been a business partner of mine and how does she for over 10 years, how does, she has been in the influencer role for a long, long time and we've helped to push tens of millions of dollars in sales. We've learned a lot about what works and what doesn't and how to make a win-win for both parties. The magic of having a happy influencer and a happy advertiser can create a long-lasting relationship that both parties are super excited about. So we get approached about promoting products often. So it's really hard to sift through all of the proposals, which means a lot of inquiries simply go ignored, sadly.
Shelley: 15:45 But here are three quick tips to make your product stand out from the rest. Number one, make sure it's a good match. Do your research on the audience of the influencer you want promoting your product. Don't try to sell like men's supplements to our audience or flirty dating website memberships. I'm not knocking those products, but that is just an example of what we see in our inbox daily. Not a good fit. So if you believe your product is a good fit, sell us the vision. Why would our readers benefit from your product? How could it change their life or solve the problem that they have? Number two, send products with no strings attached. The best way to make me believe in a product is to see it, to touch it, to get excited about it. But the influencer doesn't want to work out all those details.
Shelley: 16:34 Just simply ask for their address and send it. You'll already have won them over by your thoughtfulness. Add a quick note in the package saying that you thought of them for this and wanted to send it as a gift. Mentioned that if they love it as much as you think that they will, then you'd love to work out a favorable partnership and then follow up like in a week or so. Bam. They won't ignore you quite so easily because to be honest, it would kind of be rude and most people are good and even if the product that you sent ultimately isn't a good fit for someone like me, you better believe I'm going to respond to your email and help in any way I can because you already have my attention. Number three, prove your product and your commission structure have a great potential for them to make money.
Shelley: 17:21 Even the best of the best products are super easy to ignore. If it isn't profitable for the influencer, we'd rather not be the Guinea pig only to see undesirable results. We are all super busy. Most of these influencers are mothers. We have a lot of things we want to balance. So putting our time and energy into promoting something, it's a lot easier for us to say yes if we know that the results could be amazing. So if you have good stats on what others have earned, you will have our attention. So I hope those three quick tips help to get your products in the right hands. Heck, you know how to get, HowDoesShe's attention.
Camille Beckstrand: 18:00 Hello, my name is Camille Beckstrand and I am one of the sisters who blogs at sixsistersstuff.com with my sisters. You can find it on Instagram at @sixsistersstuff. We have been in this industry for a long time, almost 10 years. And so when it comes to what we look for in a company, there are a couple of things that came to mind. The first one is we love the company that interacts with us on social media. Social media is meant to be social and we love when companies take an interest in what we post, whether that's commenting or damning or resharing, things that we share. That means a lot to us and it makes them stand out. The second thing is just a company who's done their research and that goes hand in hand with interacting with us. We love companies that actually learn the types of things that we post and share so that they know if their product would be a good fit for our readers or not. And the last thing is to make us an offer. It's a win, win, win, a win for them, a win for us, and also a win for our followers. If you can pitch us an idea and give us clear expectations and even ideas on how to pitch it to our audience for the greatest success. Okay, makes a world of difference.
Camille Beckstrand: 19:18 All combined. These will lead to such a great partnership and that's the kind of company that we want to work with.
Ashley: 19:25 Hello, because I can life listeners. I'm Ashley Johnston from the blog, make it and love it. A blog stuffed with DIY projects of all kinds like sewing and crafting. I have decorating, there's home renovation and even some recipes. I have several social media channels including Instagram, which is at making it and love it. And you guys have been having a lot of fun in this online world. It can be tricky, but it's been fun. So I was asked by Alison, a longtime friend of mine what it is I look for in a company. So let me tell you, I have been approached by a wide variety of different businesses. And of course, I can't say as to them all. I would like to, I would like to help people out, but I just can't. So here's what I look for. First of all, do they mesh well with my audience?
Ashley: 20:16 So luckily I do cover a lot of topics and technically I could somehow make something like, I don't know, like a car engine degreaser product somehow mesh well into something I could talk about because yes, we drove a car and I could maybe create a little storage container for this so-called degreaser. So my audience could also have a project to make. But really is this something that goes along with my vision and my blog theme? Not really. And really it doesn't excite me that either. So the first thing I look for is does it flow well with my audience. Then second of all, I look at their website, their images, and if the business is visually appealing. So yes, I totally judge a book by its cover. Oh, I know this sounds so judgy, but really an image speaks volumes and it sells itself. So if a business could be coming to me with the most amazing product that perfectly aligns with my vision, if there aren't any good images of the product, then that makes it really hard for me to get excited about.
Ashley: 21:21 But it also makes it really hard for me to quote-unquote sell the product to my readers. And that's what makes it fun, is to have that excitement and that's what they can feel. So pictures are so important, they're so important. Third and lastly, I guess, you know, I should've shared this first, but the way I'm approached makes a really big difference on whether I'm going to team up with a business or not. So if I get a huge long email, that takes forever to get to the point. Yeah, I honestly sometimes don't even finish reading it. I know that can feel really frustrating. Here's the person who's sending in, if you've put your whole heart into this, but truth is, I get so many emails in a day and usually when I'm looking and for I've opened up my inbox, I'm just scanning the subject line and so if it seems span me or if like if the same, if it seems like the same email is going out to 50 other people that they're trying to pitch this to, I really don't even click on it.
Ashley: 22:20 So if it's more personalized though and the message gets straight to the point, sometimes they'll even, you know, almost like, Hey Ashley, I've, I've been looking to your account. I really like what I see. Or if there's something not, I don't need my ego pat or anything. It's just if I can tell that they know who I am and didn't just copy and paste a name in there, I can tell like, Oh, they took the time. I'm going to go ahead and read further. They know what I do and then there's a comprehensible message that I can get through in just a, you know, even a few seconds. Then I'm enticed to like click on their link and check out their website. Those are the ones that I actually read and respond to. Then once I get over to their website that they've linked to, that's when I put on my judge glasses and I see if it's something that draws me in.
Ashley: 23:07 So again, those pictures are pretty important to me. So those are probably my top three. So does it mesh well with my audience? Do they have great images and are they visually appealing? And then how they approached me, how the, the message, what did they say to me and how was their message? And along those same lines of message that I should have mentioned is that I don't respond to messages very often that come through social media. So I prefer an email. I know some are different so but just keep that in mind that some people don't quite see all those messages in their social media message boxes. So those are my three tips. Again, my name is Ashley. I'm so glad that I was with you here today and I hope and wish the best for you all.
Camille Walker: 23:51 Hello, my name is Camille Walker. I blog at mymommystyle.com @familylifestyle account, all about creating meaningful connections. You will also find me on Instagram at mymommystyle, so thank you so much for having me. What I look for when working with the company is first I like to know what the company's expectations are. I love to see that they've thought through what their goals are and the campaign hashtags and deadlines and dates, and also giving me ample time to achieve that. That is amazing when it's all lined out so I know exactly how to set my calendar with their expectations. The second thing is I love to have a conversation with the company about the company goals. I don't always have a phone call with the company, but I feel like the times that I have had a conversation I have a much better understanding of what they are looking for and how I can help them achieve it with my audience.
Camille Walker: 24:51 I love it when a company gives creativity ideas but also wants to hear what my ideas are and that we can go back and forth and come up with something that really will resonate with the audience. My biggest frustration in that regard is when I have said things in a certain way and the company has asked me to say something that I don't feel comfortable with saying. For example, if I say something like fill in the blank is one of our favorite meals, but then the company comes back and says, no, you have to say it is your favorite and that is where I get uncomfortable. If it is my favorite and I do want to say that, then I'll say that. But if it's something where it is one of our favorites or whatever it might be, that would be something I would say is just be careful about letting the creators speak in a kind way about your company, how they feel comfortable seeing it with their own language.
Camille Walker: 25:49 Otherwise it's going to come across as inauthentic or robotic. And that goes into my next point with trust. I think trust is invaluable both ways. I like when a company trusts me and I like being able to trust the company that they will say and do the things that they have committed to in the contract. And I also like it when the company has an understanding of what they're looking for. And so we don't have to go through a lot of rounds of edits because it's been clear from the beginning what sort of copy or video or creative they're looking for so that we don't spend a lot of time going back and forth with creative efforts. And then the very last thing I would say is I love it when a company is kind. I know that there are times when a company needs a rush order and that's totally fine, but there are some times that a creator may need an extra day or two if they have an emergency that comes along, and that is so appreciated too. So thank you so much for having me and I hope to work with many of you in the future.
Alison: 27:02 Oh, that was so much fun. Thank you so much for listening to Because I Can Podcast. If you haven't already downloaded the Because I Can bundle, then head over to AlisonJPrince.Com/Bundle - the only place you can get access to your personalized bundle. So head over there now and download it. I look forward to you joining and next time on the Because I Can Podcast. I'll see you then.