Welcome to day 11 of #MyNovemberTakeover

Today I’ve got the lovely Yanibel who writes a fashion and lifestyle blog based in New York. She’s shared her amazing article with us, on how to use confidence to turn a gifted promotion, into a paid collaboration. Something I know all bloggers will find useful! This gal amazes me, show her some support. Thanks for sharing Yanibel x


How to turn gifting into a paid collaboration:

Many content creators are afraid to ask for their worth, and the reason behind this is that they are genuinely scared of getting rejected by brands. I personally believe if you don’t ask for your worth, you will never be able to know if the brand has a budget.

I have worked in gift-based promotions and sometimes the brands come back and expect you to work for free, nothing in life is free, that’s why I always ask the brand “do you have a budget for this?

In this case, since I already worked as a gifted-based promotion, I explain to them that creating content takes time and I deserve to get paid for my work! As I spoke these exact words, the brand understood where I was coming from and decided to pay me.

A snap from Malibu Beach, California

How to word it to get paid collaborations:

Here are some examples for you to land your first paid collaboration, after developing your skills as a creator:

If you are a new creator, remember to work with brands on a gifted basis until you have built an audience that can possibly buy your products or support you. 

Example 1:

“my followers love skincare products, fashion, etc. I love to talk about the
possibility of working together as it would be a great way to increase your
awareness. Some ideas that I have in mind for the paid campaign would be sharing
reels, and how I used this product in my daily life, I can also talk about the product
on my stories and an eye-catching reel. I would be happy to set up a time so we can talk about it so we can discuss

Example 2:
“Thank you so much for taking the time to get back to me. I am only available to
create paid sponsorship. I would love to discuss my ideas with you. Here is some
of my previous work.”

Example 3:
“Thank you so much for reaching out to me. as in
Right now, I am only focusing on paid sponsorship. Here are some of my insights.
based in_____ my followers are usually from New York etc_______
My rate for the following $_____for a post and for a video it would be $_____ . Is
there any room in your budget to accommodate, or is there something else you have
in mind?”
Thank you,

Thanks for Reading, now go get those paid collaborations!

Yanibel Pena

Fashionista / Blogger / Content Creator NJ/NYC

Visit my Blog in NYC

Follow me on Instagram: @_yanibelx3

Email: Yanibelx3blogger@gmail.com

Categorized in: