I don’t see many bloggers talking about the influencer websites they use day to day. This made it tough to find brands to work with when I first started out. You can always go with the cold call approach and send emails to faceless PR email addresses, but I find it easier to connect with brands through a platform. It took me ages to sift through the giant haystack of influencer sites out there and I want to share some of my favorite websites with you today!
Here are my top 7 influencer websites!
Tomoson is the very first influencer sites I started using back when I got sucked into the world of reviewing.
When I first started looking around the interwebs for collaboration sites it was discouraging to see all of the campaigns that required a bare minimum of 5K+ followers before you could even think about applying.
Tomoson is about 70% product exchanges and 30% compensated campaigns. I’ve completed over 100 campaigns on the site and love their support team as well. They’re quick to respond if a brand is not fulfilling their side of the bargain or if for example, something got lost in the mail and you need your deadline extended.
08Liter is a fairly new one for me, I’ve only been using the site for a year or two. They mainly post Korean skincare and beauty products with the oddball houseware product thrown in. You can apply to campaigns and choose whether to post on Instagram or Facebook; your chosen platform needs at least 100 followers to be eligible.
Each campaign also lists how many reviews they’re looking for so you can get a feel of your chances of being approved. Overseas shipping always takes eons with campaigns through 08Liter but the deadlines are extremely generous.
Their support team is top notch! I haven’t had to interact with them except for one campaign. They respond extremely fast and got straight to the root of my problem and solved it.
I haven’t been able to complete many campaigns on Glambassador due to their higher follower requirements. It seems like the majority of companies who post campaigns are small startups that haven’t quite caught onto how the review community thinks. A lot of them will ask for 50K-100K followers minimum for just one cheapie product. You’ll find an even mix of free product and paid campaigns here.
They do have a kickass messaging system going for them, you get the main inbox for invites and confirmations, and then for each campaign there is a dedicated workspace for messaging the company. You can send images and attachments as well in the workspace, and because all your work is contained on Glambassador’s website it would be very easy to reach out for help on a campaign if the company has not released the agreed upon compensation.
I haven’t had to hound a company to complete their end of the bargain yet. I usually avoid campaigns where you purchase a product and the company says they will reimburse you after the review. I feel like that particular setup is not friendly towards 100% honest reviews. I’d be more comfortable signing up for something like that here since everything is documented in the campaign and Glambassador can chase them down if need be.
Here’s a review I completed via Glambassador in the past: a camera strap.
The next couple sites are aimed towards lifestyle bloggers rather than just beauty.
BzzAgent is very similar to the site Influenster, they post questionnaires to determine if you will fit with their latest review box. They send out boxes with
I’m very picky
I used to get a ton of Influenster boxes but I’ve gotten really bad about keeping my accounts up to date….Influenster is almost identical to BzzAgent but they send out boxes way more often. They also utilize the questionnaire screening to pick who gets what box.
Influenster boxes are usually only 1-3 items and the products will all fall under the same theme so I find these easier to incorporate into my posting schedule. You’re not going to get mouthwash and a bottle of nail polish in the same box
If you sign up for Influenster you need to keep an eagle eye on your email for campaign invites because they fill up extremely fast.
Here’s a VoxBox I reviewed via Influenster in the past.
HeartBeat is dedicated to Instagram users. They post campaigns and survey questions on their main site, and if questions you have answered in the past flag your account as compatible with workspace campaign they will directly email you an invite as well.
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I would love to hear about more influencer websites! If you have any that you love or still want to try, drop me a comment and let me know!