Are you nervous about the initial reach out to influencers who have more followers? Or do you not know how to show respect and properly credit someone for a collaboration? No worries, I gotchu with collab etiquette & FAQs.
In Part One, we discussed how to find the best influencers to collab with for your channel. This blog will cover proper etiquette to approach an influencer, to respect their brand, and to properly credit them. We'll also address popular FAQs. If you have a question that goes unanswered in this post, please feel free to ask away in the comments or send me a DM.
Q: The influencer feels flaky. They aren't great communicators and have already rescheduled filming once. Should I continue?
A: Give it one more try. Now, if the situation makes you miserable and anxious, then politely explain that your availability has changed but would love to try again some other time. This gets you out of the situation but also lets you fizzle future opportunities with this influencer down the road. And perhaps he/she was having a bad day and would be a great collab partner down the road.
Q: I reached out and received zero response. Now what?
A: No biggie! They may not have seen it, been too busy to respond, or know that it's not the right time for them. Give them the benefit of the doubt so you don't remain bitter. You can definitely send a follow up like you would a job application, just be sure to not spam them. If they do not respond to your second message, move on.
Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments so I can update this article. Include your channel or Insta/Twitter handle for me to be able to properly credit you.
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