You’ve created a profile, and brands know you’re game to collaborate, but now you want to get in the game. There are several reasons why you would want to increase your number of booking requests. You get to pick and choose your collaboration (who doesn’t love options), increase your total earnings (more money sounds pretty sweet) or you’re looking for exciting content to keep your followers inspired and engaged (because telling interesting stories is what it’s all about). To get the ball rolling, here are 5 ways to get more bookings:
1. Make your profile shine
Some brands search for topics when they look for influencers, so make sure you include all topics related to your blog. After an initial search, a great picture will draw attention to your profile. When a brand visits your profile, the About section is where they will learn more about you. Don't be shy and make sure to include achievements, awards and projects you have worked on.
2. Create Unique URL
By creating and adding your unique URL in your social profiles on Instagram, YouTube etc., you let brands who come across one of your profiles know that you're open to working with them. Go to Settings in the Menu Bar and choose your own unique URL. Linking to your Inzpire.me profile also lets the brands discover your range of channels, increasing your chance of being contacted.
3. Add all Channels
Some brands are looking for influencers in a specific channel. In other words, adding all your channels will make you relevant to more brands. You can add up to 9 different channels. By adding channels, brands will be able to see what distribution power you hold. Adding channels are also a great way to keep track of your number of followers and compare your channels to other influencers.
4. Give Endorsements and Feedback
Brands can sort any selection of influencers based on price, endorsements and feedback. Other is give you endorsements and you can endorse them as well. The brand gives you feedback after you complete a booking and is a way to reward awesome work. It also helps create a trustworthy community! Message the brand if you haven't received feedback after a booking.
5. Name Your Price
We obviously think you are worth a million bucks and no brand should ever pay you less, but underpricing can be a neat trick to get a couple booking requests going and gain some reviews on your profile. Once you have some experience, you may need some guidance on determining an average fee. We suggest browsing for similar influencers to benchmark yourself. Remember that you can always negotiate on price if you're not happy with the initial offer brands offer you.