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How to get brands to work with YOU!

You’re a blogger and spend an insane amount of time writing creative posts. You have an Instagram page and share beautiful photos. You have a group of girls you call your “tribe”. You post regularly on social media. Now what?

You reach out to brands to potentially work with them! Why????? Well you build an awesome relationship with that brand, you may or may not get featured on their site/ Instagram page, you get exposure when promoting their products, AND YOU CAN HELP THEM GROW!!

 

Isn’t that what we all want??? To grow????  I know I do. Small shops want to grow and so do bloggers!

Working with brands

 

So you want to know how to work with brands???? Here are some of my tips to get that partnership started!

  • It doesn’t matter if you have 100 followers or 100,000 followers you need to be true to who YOU are. Do no fake a lifestyle that isn’t yours. Be real and honest when sharing tidbits of your daily life.
  • Take quality photos. It can be from an iphone or DSLR. There are so many apps out there to make a photo even better. I LOVE the PS Express app and use it frequently to brighten my photos. I also love the VSCO app!
  • Use relevant hashtags! You never know which tags will bring a shop to you! Shops have found me through hashtags.
  • Make sure your profile is about YOU and who you are! I also like to leave my latest blog post in my profile.
  • Search hashtags to find shops that suite your lifestyle. If you don’t have kids don’t follow kids shops. If you are planning a Star Wars party like I did here then search #starwarsparty #starwarsbirthday hashtags! I find the most amazing small shops through hashtags!
  • Don’t just follow that brand but INTERACT with them. Like their photos, leave comments, and get to know the owner!
  • Now it’s time for that pitch DM or EMAIL!!!! When I first started out I contacted every single shop via DM. Now I still DM but also email brands. Make sure it’s personal and really put your heart into that message. You are basically selling yourself and how you can help them. Shops need exposure and partnerships. Tell them why you want to work with them and how they will benefit from your partnership.

All of those tips are crucial if you are serious about working with brands!

 

 

Now if you want seeking to work with a larger company and you don’t have a contact please go to their website and search for their social media/ marketing/PR contact. Google if you have to. Then be bold and courageous and send that email!!!!!! Do not sell yourself short and do not think just because you are small they don’t want to work with you. You have worth and your time and words are valuable!

 

 

 

Once you have worked with that brand and it was a successful collaboration reach out to them again in the future!!! I have done this several times!

 

 

 

Feel free to always email me with ANY questions!!

Brittany (1)

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31 Comments

  • Reply
    A.J.
    July 25, 2016 at 5:55 am

    Thanks for sharing these tips. It’s definitely intimidating to contact brands. Do you send brands and shops your media kit?

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    Angela
    July 25, 2016 at 6:04 am

    Hi Brittany, Thank you for this post! It gives me the courage to put myself out there and go for it!

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    Stephanie Flores
    July 25, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Thank you for this I might try this soon.

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    Jenine
    July 25, 2016 at 7:17 am

    great tips! Thanks for sharing!

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    Rachel
    July 25, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Love these tips, thanks for sharing!!

    Rachel / http://www.seashellsandsparkles.com

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    Erica
    July 25, 2016 at 8:17 am

    I always love these blogging related posts! Thanks for sharing your tips girl. So helpful!!

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    Aly
    July 25, 2016 at 8:23 am

    LOVE this! Thanks so much for the great info and tips!

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    Erin | A Welder's Wife
    July 25, 2016 at 9:41 am

    All of these tips are really good! I have been working on building my blog so that I can feel confident to message brands about working with them. Hashtags and building genuine relationships with others have been amazing in helping this happen! Thank you for sharing!

    Erin | http://www.awelderswife.com

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    Rachelle
    July 25, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Thank you for this great advice!

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    Justine Y @ Little Dove
    July 25, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Great tips Brittany. And I totally agree, it doesn’t always matter how many followers you have. I wish I had hustled a little more earlier on and realized that some brands will be willing to work with me even without a massive following. what are your feelings on if you don’t get any type of response? Try again? Lay low for awhile?

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    Taylor
    July 25, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Great tips. I love that you said stay true to yourself. In a blog post I published this morning I talked about how you can earn money as a blogger when you first start and one of the things I also mentioned was staying true to yourself. It is so important.

    http://wwww.smartandsimplistic.com

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    Brittany
    July 25, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Great post, thanks!

    Also, I just had to tell you that your site is beautiful!

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    Bonnie
    July 25, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    LOVE this!! I needed to hear it. My confidence goes down when I tell myself its all based on followers. 🙂

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    Jessica
    July 25, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Great post! Thanks Brittany!

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    Diedre
    July 25, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Great suggestions! I’d love to see your pitch email.

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    Lacey
    July 25, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    These are great tips and at the perfect time. I am just starting to work with brands in my blog and social media.

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    Bridget
    July 25, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Great tips, thanks for sharing! I keep telling myself it’s not all about the following, thanks for confirming 🙂

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    Shan Yi
    July 25, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Thank you for your encouragement! I shall start sending pitch emails!

    Looking for Dawn – http://www.lookingfordawn.com

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    Brittany
    July 25, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    This is why I love you!!! You are always helping us!

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    JeeYoung
    July 25, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    ALLLL over this post. Haha. Thanks for sharing Brittany!

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    sally
    July 25, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Thanks for all these tips! They are so helpful to a small time blogger like me!!1 xoxoxo

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    Lindsey
    July 25, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    This is SOOOOO helpful!!!!!!

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    Stefanie
    July 25, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Great tips, Brittany! Thank you for sharing!

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    Jody
    July 26, 2016 at 4:38 am

    Great tips!! I am so intimidated by contacting companies, but I just need to do it! Thank you Brittany!!

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    Anna
    July 26, 2016 at 6:14 am

    Thank you so much for the tips! I really needed this. I am always so afraid to contact the companies.

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    Abigail
    July 26, 2016 at 6:31 am

    These are great tips! I reached out to my first company this week about writing a sponsored post! We will see if they get back to me. Thanks for the encouragement!

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    Corina
    July 26, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Love this Brittany! Tips are right on. I definitely agree with your last point, about putting your heart into your message about why you want to work with them. I think spending extra time on that email really served me well for my recent collaboration, even though I’m still a small blog. I’ve been meaning to spend time looking for smaller brands to promote and that’s a great idea to use hashtags to find them!

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    Shannan Panganiban
    July 26, 2016 at 11:16 am

    You definitely inspire me to hustle! XO

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    Shannon
    July 26, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Great tips! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Riley Barker
    August 23, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    These are all great tips! Thank you for sharing!

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    Sarah Henson
    August 29, 2016 at 10:07 am

    This is so helpful! I could use all the tips and tricks out there. I’m just starting out and so intimidated to reach out to brands!

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