Collaborations & Influence Sites, Tips & Tricks

Hi! So I get a lot of questions regarding collaborations and that sort of thing, so I thought I would make a whole blog post about what I have learned, and some influencer sites that I use and my experience with them. I am in no way an expert, but I have enjoyed my experience with some and have gotten fun collaborations, so I wanted to share!

-My first tip is don’t be afraid to reach out to shops and brands that you want to work with. The worst they could say to you is no thank you, so I always say go for it!

-My second tip is to have good photos and post consistently. I am not the best at sticking to a “theme” on Instagram, but I know to others that is really important. I will admit, it is more aesthetically pleasing! I also need to be better about actually blogging. The more you are posting, the more people are seeing you, so you are staying relevant to them. I have heard that at least once a day (on IG) is a good amount. Look up good times to post and hashtags that are geared towards your followers.

-Also, it is okay to say no to things! I am still learning this, and learning the value of my time, but sometimes you just have to say no thank you. It is hard for me not to get excited over all the collaborations and campaigns available to me, but sometimes things just aren’t worth doing, and that is fine!

Now here are some influencer platforms I am a part of…

Influenster – This is the first influencer type site I started on, even before I was blogging. You don’t need to have a large following, you just need to be active. I have gotten a good amount of really great products from here, and the campaigns are easy. Sign up HERE.

Social Native – I like this one. You have to watch your “dashboard” for when campaigns open so you can apply, and most of the time they are paid opportunities. All of the collabs I have done through this are just a single post on IG, so it is quick and easy. These collabs are based on interaction, so it is perfect for everyone. Sign up HERE.

Revfluence – Love this one! I’ve had to put in more work for these campaigns, as most want a blog post & IG post, but I have gotten paid more also. I think the more followers/readers you have, the more companies are open for collaborating with. Sign up HERE.

Heartbeat – This one is fine. I am not really sure what they base their collabs off of, but I have gotten more free products than payment from this one. They have all been simple Instagram posts, so it is easy in that sense. They determine the pay rate for you. Sign up HERE.

Clever – I actually haven’t done any campaigns through this one yet, but I’m hoping to soon! They seem to have good brands they work with and they pay well. I will update this after I have completed some collabs. Sign up HERE.

Octoly – This is another one that I haven’t used yet, but I am signed up for. I have heard great things about them, and it seems like they work with awesome brands. Their site says you have to have at least 5k followers on Instagram, so keep that in mind. Will report back! Sign up HERE.

Here are a few other platforms that I haven’t tried or I am waiting to be approved on…

Preen.Me – I take that back, I have worked with them once. I am a little confused with their platform and how you get collabs, but I have gotten a bunch of really good Mustela products from them.

Acorn Influence – I have heard this one is amazing, I just haven’t signed up yet.

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Anyways, there is still so much for me to learn, but I just wanted to share what has worked and been fun for me. If you know of anything else I should look into, let me know!





Do you guys love free samples as much as I do? Especially full size ones, right? There are so many fun ways to get samples these days, and I’m so glad that PINCHme reached out to me and offered to send me a box full of awesome things to try out. I could hardly wait to see the goodies I would be getting! Trust me when I say I was not disappointed, and there was even something in there for Troy to try. Win, win! OH, have I mentioned that you can get all these samples from PINCHme for FREE? Well yeah, it’s free.

Pictured above is how the box comes, and when I first opened it up.

 Some full size items, some sample size.

Below are some of the products I’m super excited to try! The Essie nail polish is made specifically to help thin and brittle nails. And the Olay body cleanser just looks really cool and convenient and smells real good.

If you haven’t went ahead and signed yourself up already, go! Do it HERE. You can get familiar with the PINCHme site, and even checkout past samples. They don’t require a credit card or anything, so it truly is completely free. Do something for yourself!



Disclaimer: I received this box for free, but all opinions and comments are my own and true.

Free Samples Available on 04/11/2017 at 12Noon EST:

Personal Care + Beauty:

  1. Sensodyne® Deep Clean
  2. Carol’s Daughter Almond Milk Shampoo & Conditioner
  3. Gillette Cool Wave Clear Gel 0.5 oz. 

Food and Health:

  1. Enfagrow® Toddler Next Step® Multi Serve $5 Off Coupon
  2. Pure Leaf Home Brewed Teas
  3. Align Jr. Chewables Probiotic Supplement
  4. Catalyst 100% Grass Fed Whey


  1. Purina® Puppy Chow® Natural (Plus Vitamins & Minerals) Puppy Kit
  2. Zuke’s® Ascent™ Grain-Free Crunchy Blend – Pollock & Chickpea recipe
  3. Tidy Cats LightWeight with Glade Clean Blossoms
  4. Beneful Grain Free Dog Food