So you're ready to monetize your account. Your audience trusts and respects you, so you should be working with brands that you trust and respect. Here are some pitch tips and how-to's for ways to start making that money.
It's smart to go after brands that have similar, if not smaller followings than you. Especially if you're an influencer under 10K looking to grow your social capital. If you are looking to grow, we've got some homework for ya.
How much is your influence worth? How much is a well-targeted follower (ahem, your community) on Instagram? A great way to find out is to build PeopleMap campaigns and track the results every time you mention a brand in a post.
Collaboration is critical for influencers who want to grow past a few thousand followers. Be strategic by collaborating with people that you can swap social currency with, in addition to increasing your content production level.