What is Inzpire.me?
Inzpire.me is a marketplace where brands and influencers can connect across multiple channels, including Snapchat, Instagram, Youtube and Website blogs. We make it easy for brands to discover, connect with and pay influencers to create and publish inspiring stories. Learn more about Inzpire.me.
How does Inzpire.me work?
You create a profile on Inzpire.me with your social media channel(s) and provide some information about yourself. Brands will search for influencers on the site to find a good fit for marketing commitments. If a brand develops an interest in you, they will offer you paid opportunities to post sponsored content on your social media channel(s). To do this, they will send you a booking request along with a creative brief, suggested posting dates, a completion date and a budget. It's up to you if you'd like to work with a brand - you can either accept or decline the request, or negotiate the terms of the proposed agreement.
How do I sign up?
Joining Inzpire.me is easy! Go to Inzpire.me and click sign up to get started.
Is there a minimum age requirement to sign up?
Yes. To sign up, you must be at least 18 years old.
I don't have a large social media following. Can I still join Inzpire.me?
Of course you can! We reach out to people with any number of followers because brands may prefer to send booking requests to 100 small influencers over 1 large influencer. Signing up with Inzpire.me is free and booking requests are made every day, so there's really no downside to joining! Learn more about the sign up process.
How do I determine the average booking price I want to charge brands?
When you input an average booking price, you are not locked into that price. Rather, the average booking price acts as a signal to the brand about roughly how much you are expecting for publishing one post.
The actual budget will be suggested by the brand when they send you a booking request. You can negotiate the terms of the agreement. We recommend that you base your average price on a previous booking or choose an amount on the lower end of your expectations. This will likely get you more bookings as you're getting started and enable you to start building your profile.
How can I profit?
You set the price. When a brand contacts you, they may suggest a different price depending on what the job is. However, you are free to negotiate the terms of the agreement until you're happy with your pay. We charge a 5% fee, which means that 95% of what the brand pays you is yours.
Can I connect multiple profiles/pages to each channel?
Currently, you can only connect one profile/page for each of the 9 different channels on Inzpire.me. However, we do have several suggestions that may help.
- Pick the best profile/page for each channel and create one superprofile on Inzpire.me.
- Create multiple profiles on Inzpire.me based on, for example, a category (ie. travel or inspiration).
- Add links to other profiles/pages in "About" on your Inzpire.me profile.
How often does my followers/subscription numbers update?
We update the numbers once a week.
Are euros and dollars the only currency options?
For now, euros and dollars are the only currency option. We launched the site with the euro as our currency and recently added the dollar, but we are currently working on an update that will allow you to choose other currencies. However, when you are being paid, your payout will be exchanged to your local currency.
Do influencers pay to use Inzpire.me? What's the bottom line?
Creating an account with Inzpire.me is 100% free. If you receive a booking request, accept and complete the booking. Upon completion, we will charge a 5% service fee. You get 95% of what the brand pays. Let's say that you are being paid 100 euros for a booking. This means that your payout will be 95 euros. This is the only fee on the site.
Do you have an app?
We do not currently have an app, but our site works great on mobile! An app is, however, something we will be adding in the near future.
Are the passwords of my social media channels well protected?
We do not have access to any of the passwords to your social media channels. When you connect Inzpire.me to your social media channels, you log into a channel, which provides us with information pertaining to the number of followers you have, likes, etc. For example, if you connect an Instagram account to Inzpire.me, you log into Instagram, and Instagram provides us only with the number of followers you have on the channel.
What if I'm not a brand or influencer?
We are not only looking for influencers in the traditional sense. Anyone who posts great content on any channel and who would be open to the idea of collaboration with brands are free to sign up! You choose if you want to work with the brands that contact you by simply accepting or declining the booking request.
How many brands are there on Inzpire.me? What brands are you working with?
Brands are not visible to influencers, but currently, we have over 200 brands registered on the site (and we're just getting started). In addition, the platform is open, so any brand can browse through influencers, though they will have to register to request a booking.
We're constantly working on recruiting new brands that will be a good fit for our pool of influencers. We're also working on an update which will enable you to browse and contact brands as well. Brands on the platform range from big companies like Universal Music and L'Oréal, to exciting startups like Harper and Brooks, MyMuse and Swims (Decker Brands).
Here's some examples of recent collaborations:
Our goal is to work with a diverse group of brands of any size and across numerous industries. This ensures that there are plenty of opportunities for awesome collaborations for all brands and influencers.
Why is Inzpire.me in beta?
We launched in March and are constantly implementing new features (hence Beta).
Can you give me a quick tutorial on how bookings on Inzpire.me works after I've signed up?
Sure thing! Here's a quick 4 step tutorial of how bookings on Inzpire.me works:
1. To the left you have your menu. To see you recent activities (eg. new messages from brands), check Dashboard.
2. When you have a new booking request, you will see a notification under "Recent Activity" on you dashboard. You can accept or decline the request. You can also message the brand and suggest a different budget, date, etc. Just make sure you reply as soon as you can so that the booking request doesn't expire.
3. When you have completed a booking for a brand, make sure to hit Mark as Delivered and send a link to the brand with your published content. You can do all of this by clicking on the booking request on your dashboard. This will notify the brand that you have delivered the booking.
4. You automatically get paid as soon as you deliver a booking and the brand confirms that the booking is complete. Make sure your payment information is correct. You can edit your billing address, etc. under Settings.
You can also check out our knowledge center to find more helpful information and tips & tricks.
There are many sites like this one, can you guarantee a booking?
As you know, we're just getting started, but we're already seeing a ton of brands signing up. The reason our website is more interesting to brands than other similar sites is the number of influencers available and the fact that we represent nine of the most important blog channels, not just one, as most sites do. It makes it easier for brands to find a good fit for their campaign. We can't guarantee bookings, but we are growing quickly, and we are confident that we will become the #1 website globally where brands search for influencers, which will make Inzpire.me an important platform for you to be registered on.
It's my experience that companies similar to Inzpire.me are looking for accounts with 100k+ followers. Is this the case?
You are absolutely right, most platform requires you to have X number of followers. These platforms also require brands to sign up or even pay to be able to browse influencers. This is where Inzpire.me is different. We know that there's a long tail of talented influencers who don't get in touch with brands because of requirements such as these. We also know that there are numerous brands (i.e. startups) who wish to use influencers in their marketing, but don't have the budgets to support high fees or expensive minimum spends. This is why we created Inzpire.me. We wish to give all influencers, with any number of followers and across any social media channels, the opportunity to connect with brands. We also want to give brands the same opportunity to connect with influencers, so that they can find a good fit for their campaigns.
Paid collaborations with Inzpire.me?
We created Inzpire.me to make it easier for influencers to get more booking requests, manage their collaborations and ensure they get paid for their work. Inzpire.me was made to be an open and free platform so that more money would go to the influencer, instead of being wasted on fees or unnecessary agents. Therefore, we don't do paid collaborations, simply because our focus is on getting people to sign up because they love our platform.
Is this an exclusive network?
This is not an exclusive network. You're free to join as many networks as you like. We are, however, the only self service platform with no minimum spend or subscription, and all channels are in one place, which are just a few of our advantages.
Do I need to add any branding (badge, etc) to my site or social channels outside of the actual campaign post(s)?
The brand will include what they want you to do in the campaign brief (like adding a hashtag or other brand elements). If there are things in the brief that you're not comfortable committing to, we recommend letting the brand know by messaging the brand within the booking request before accepting the booking. It's important for us that you're in charge of your own personal brand.
Is there any minimum number of campaigns/opportunities that I must accept?
There's no minimum campaigns you have to accept. When you receive a booking request, you can choose to either accept or decline it. We recommend that you only work with brands you love!
How do I delete my account?
Currently, we close accounts manually. For account closures, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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