Blog Tips: How to Respond to Brand Email Inquiries

As bloggers, we’ve all received these. Sometimes 5 a day, sometimes none. You know what I’m talking about… the infamous, ambiguous brand email inquiry.

I remember the first email from a brand I got. I was so excited until I got to the bottom of the email, and there was still no mention of compensation. Not a free product sample, no gift card, and definitely no cash. You mean they want me to go out and buy, write about, photograph, and sell my readers their product for free? Of course I said no.

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You know I post about brands all the time. I share what’s in my beauty bag, what my skincare routine is, and my outfits contain clothing from many different brands. Most of the time, these brands have no idea who I am. Sure, I get free products once in awhile, but the majority of the content here is sourced by my own research and shopping prowess.

Now, over a year after receiving that very first brand inquiry, I think I’ve finally gathered a few tips that might help you navigate how to respond to those brand emails instead of just hitting the archive button.

*Please note, the following are all real emails that I have received, but personal details have been modified to protect the offending (or awesome!) parties.

The Good Brand Emails That I Love To Get

Hi Jenn,

How are you? My name is Jane Doe and I’m the co-founder of XYZ Company. We’re just about to launch a new product, and I was wondering if I could send you one?

Let me know if you’re interested and I can have it shipped this week.

Thanks,
Jane

Why I Love These & How I Responded

They have no requirements, they just want you to try their product, love it, and share it in an organic way. I responded with my thanks (trying to hide my surprise for the simple request, I mean really!) and accepted the offer. When I posted about it, I sent her the post link. Now I recommend her company all the time and feel good about doing so.

The Ambiguous Emails I Don’t Love So Much

Hi Jenn,

My name is Jane and I own XYZ Company in Somewhere, USA. (Here she gives me more details about her company and what products and services they offer.)

Anyways I came across your blog and love it! I see that you offer advertising and would love to find out more. 

Could you please send me your advertising package? I’d love to work with you.
Jane

Why These Aren’t My Favorite & How I Respond

I don’t love these types of emails because there’s not much information to go off of. What type of advertising does she mean? Does she want me to try her product and post about it, or is this inquiry just trying to get me to post a link or banner type of ad? With these, they are so ambiguous and awkward to respond to.

My response went something like this:

Hi Jane,

Thanks so much for reaching out and your interest in my blog! I’d definitely be interested in speaking further about a collaboration.

Some of the past collaborations I have done have been in exchange for product or store credit, here is an example. I also offer sponsored posts, starting at (current rate) which means the entire post is dedicated to your products and services, 3-5 unique photographs, and social media promotion across all of my channels (Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) the day of the post. Rates go up from there depending on further requests such as additional social promotion, videos, or multiple posts. This is an example of a sponsored post.

If you have any other ideas, I’m always open to new things as well, just let me know!

Thanks!
Jenn

The Ugly Emails I Absolutely Abhor

Hi Jenn,

Spring is finally here! The sun is shining and flowers are blooming, but here at Really Big Company we are finding ourselves most excited about one thing: the start of brunch season!

We’ve put together a few checklist items for the ultimate brunch event. Now we want to know what makes your perfect brunch. We’d love for you to create a post telling us your best brunch tip: whether it’s a recipe, an outfit, or just your own favorite must haves to make your brunch the best in town.

You can check out our post here: (URL here)

Please let me know if you have any questions, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Happy brunching,
Jane Doe

Why I Hate These & How I Respond

The thing I hate about these types of inquiries is they are not totally transparent with you. They obviously want you to share their post (for free) in something you’ve crafted based on their guidelines about whatever post topic they’ve come up with, but they don’t say that, and they don’t mention anything about compensation. Sometimes they’ll also promise to feature you on their social media channels – but I wouldn’t count on it. A retweet should never be currency for the time and energy it takes to write a post like this.

My response generally goes like this:

Hi Jane,

Thanks so much for your inquiry! I absolutely love brunch, in fact I host one for my family every holiday. I’d love to work with you on a special brunch post, what does your marketing budget allow for a post like this?

Thanks!
Jenn

Generally, I will never hear back, or they’ll let me know they have no budget. Often they’ll promise social sharing or “good karma” (yes really) for your post. I either then archive it, or politely say thanks but no thanks.

I hope these suggestions are helpful. I know these replies won’t work in every case, but tailor them to what works for you. And if you ever have any questions about how to respond to an inquiry, feel free to comment here or send me an email. I’ll do my best to send suggestions your way!
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127 thoughts on “Blog Tips: How to Respond to Brand Email Inquiries

    1. Jenn Post author

      That is very true, and one of the reasons why I try to respond to all inquiries. If the email is unreadable, however, I generally assume that to be just straight up spam and don’t even reply!

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  1. Carly @ Let Us Wanderlust

    This is an amazingly helpful post Jenn! I really can’t stand those emails like the last one you stated – I get them all the time, and half the time I just don’t have the time to respond to these ‘time wasters’ so I don’t! I’ve only ever had one company that I genuinely wanted to work with and they were amazing! Some great things can come out of collaborations, but there’s lots of weeding through rubbish emails too!

    Carly xx
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    1. Jenn Post author

      So true! And I know how you feel. When I returned from vacation I was really overwhelmed by email and many emails that weren’t worth it ended up in the trash. Oops! ;)

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  2. Breenah

    I got one of those last ones recently, but luckily it was about something that I wouldn’t have written about anyway (working after college, but I’m a SAHM so they obviously didn’t read too much of my blog). That one was easy to say no to.
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    1. Jenn Post author

      It’s so much easier when they don’t fit with your brand, but many times it’s so ambigious that I can’t even tell if I’d want to write about them or not!

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  3. Julie

    haha I can’t stand that last one. They ask for me to basically write an entire post for them for free with no free product or anything….umm no? lol. I reply pleasantly but I’m thinking “wow, that’s not happening”. Great post Jenn!
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  4. V

    Thank you so much for writing this Jenn. It’s such an important topic that I am really passionate about lately. I’ve been working on a blog post on this exact subject for ages but I’ve not published it because it’s so out of the norm for me.

    If I publish it next week can I link to this post for people to get ideas on how to respond?

    I am so appalled by the way companies think it’s okay to request your time and effort for nothing in return!! I get these emails far too often.

    Thanks for helping me figure out how to respond!

    V
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    1. Jenn Post author

      So glad you liked it! I agree, it is important, it’s so easy to be taken advantage of without even realizing it. And of course, you’re more than welcome to link back. :)

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  5. Hannah Webster-Sudborough

    This is such a great post. My current least favourite is where they try and pretend you get something in return for a post by letting you enter a competition. Our time and blog followings (even small blogs!) are worth a lot more than a 1 in 18000 chance at winning a toaster. I don’t even know how to reply to those at the moment, I think they’re horrid. x
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    1. Jenn Post author

      UGH hate those too! I haven’t had one in awhile so I completely forgot about those competition things. Ridiculous! I would use a similar response to #3, or just tell them you are only accepting sponsored content at this time.

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  6. Kristyn

    I have so many of these that I just haven’t responded to because I didn’t know how. Thank you so much for posting this! I needed some serious direction on how to respond to these types of emails. I hate when companies want you to write things for free. Like they don’t understand how much time and effort it takes to write a great post with pictures included…and then promote it.
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    1. Jenn Post author

      You’re so welcome, I’m glad it was helpful! I know, it really is awful. I mean, I spend hours on taking and editing photos alone, let alone writing and promoting it! No way will I do that for free for something I may not even end up liking!

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  7. Ash @ The Nashvillian

    This is SO helpful! I’ve received a few emails like this. I’m curious, how do you respond when you are offered a product that you don’t have any interest in? My typical response is to thank them for their interest, but that I don’t believe it would be a good fit at the current time. However, I feel so uncomfortable writing those e-mails. I’m curious about how other bloggers respond.

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Yep, that’s exactly how I respond as well. I usually add a “keep me in mind for future opportunities” as well, because you never know!

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  8. kristen

    Very helpful – I don’t get a lot of emails like the good ones, so I also don’t have a lot to show the people who don’t talk about money, if that makes a sense. I really don’t like the ones that are just like hey you should write a post about our products for no reason! most of the time i tell them thank you but no thank you it’s not for me – because i figure if they are going to offer me something they would have already.
    i actually responded to an email the other day saying no thank you for xyz reason, said nothing about money and they sent me a generic ‘we don’t have room in the budget but good karma and publicity blah blah’ and i wrote back and called them out because i hadn’t said anything about monetary exchange and it just made me even more mad and definitely not interested in doing it, lol.
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    1. Jenn Post author

      I don’t get them as much as I’d like – I get a ton of the #2s… very ambigious and very awkward to respond to. Ugh, that’s awful! I’m sure the email reply they sent you was just a template and they didn’t bother editing it. So rude! :(

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  10. suki

    The worst ones are when they offer to guest post for your blog for free… and it’s really just a guise for including a link ~ basically trying to advertise for free. Mostly I ignore the emails. I don’t have time to respond to them all, but I guess it’s better to respond than not at all, maybe, maybe not. ;-)
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Oh those are terrible! I generally will ignore those. Usually they are just spam links I’ve never heard of! I think it depends, you never know, they could have something to offer in the future, maybe not. I think that’s where having email templates on hand can be really helpful!

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  11. Mali Trueblood

    Thanks for this! I actually just got one of these yesterday- somewhere between the ambiguous and the ugly. The sender didn’t even mention the name of the company, and her email address was a gmail address! I responded expressing interest and asking for more info about the company, but I doubt I’ll hear back. It’s good to see some response examples for the good, the bad, and the ugly!

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Ugh, so annoying! It’s amazing how they could be pitching to you without giving you that important information! Hopefully it works out!

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  12. Michelle

    I JUST received one of these emails (like your last example) this week.
    My response was similar, although I let her know that I just don’t have time to do uncompensated posts and that if she ever wanted to contact me with a business proposal, I would happily respond.
    I actually heard back from her, and she totally understood.
    I was a little miffed that someone would ask me to work for free.
    Ugh
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    1. Jenn Post author

      I know, it amazes me what the expect bloggers to do for free just because we are not a standard “business”. Glad she was understanding, I’m sure she hears that a lot!

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  13. Erica @ Coming Up Roses

    Jenn, you are SO SPOT ON! I’ve been especially frustrated by this lately after having received a few less than stellar requests. One brand offered me their branded merchandise including – wait for it – STICKERS instead of my rate. What?! I wish we weren’t always assumed to be mindless people always searching for free junk. We work hard and the right people will provide the right quality making posts even more worth it and beneficial. I wish more brands recogniZed this and acted like the first example you gave!!

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  14. Cole

    This is a great post! I often get emails like the last one and never really knew how to politely turn it down because I learned from experience it was not a paid post, or even worth my hard work and time in any way. It’s upsetting that so many companies expect bloggers to do work for free, and with such strict guidelines. Thanks for sharing these wonderful tips!
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    1. Jenn Post author

      You’re very welcome, Cole! So glad they were helpful. And I agree, it is upsetting the expectation that we should do work for free!

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    1. Jenn Post author

      I know, it’s amazing isn’t it? They expect us to be professional and adhere to their guidelines, but with nothing in return for us! Glad it was useful, I’m sure you’ll be getting these types of emails soon!

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        1. Jenn Post author

          Yay, so glad it came in handy! Bummer it was a sketchy one, but my first few were too. Fingers crossed you get some better opportunities soon! :)

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  15. Rebecca B. Bird

    E-mail #2 style messages aren’t my favorite either, but I have obtained sponsorships out of ones like that. Some people just aren’t good at writing the initial pitch, I guess. This is probably bad, but I just ignore most messages like e-mail #3 now. I used to reply politely to all of them, but I quickly grew tired of the “no compensation, great exposure” responses that usually followed.
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Agreed, often I never hear back from messages like #2 but you’re right, sometimes they just don’t know how to write the pitch! If #3s respond back with that type of message, I just delete them!

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  17. Claire

    Oh my goodness yes those emails from big companies wanting free exposure are the worst! I always reply telling them what I would charge for a sponsored post and usually don’t hear back. One thing to point out is a lot of companies that will paid for sponsored posts won’t consider you to do a campaign if you’ve worked with a competitor in the last 3 months so by agreeing to do one with them for free would exclude you from potential other actually profitable opportunities!
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Oh that is a great point! Another good reason why you should never bother working for free with brands, you never know what future opportunities you could miss out on!

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Haha, well that’s to the point and I bet you get a lot less responses then I do. They almost always email me back telling me all this great “social” promotion they’ll do for me. Yeah, right.

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  18. Brooke

    Great post! I loved reading how you responded to the different inquiries. I just started blogging again, so I haven’t received a ton of emails like this, but there have been a few that definitely fell into the category of absolutely zero compensation. The worst is when you can tell that they haven’t even read your blog and it’s just so impersonal. When it starts with “hello brookemeaganjones.com”….I’m not likely to respond at all!
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Impersonal ones really get me too! I’ve been waiting for one that says “Dear Rigby,” and I finally got it. I couldn’t help but laugh!

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  19. Lisa K

    I usually just ignore and don’t respond at all to the last type. I got an e-mail once for this company asking me to promote/review their watches and then when I asked about them sending me one for review purposes I never heard back. How can I review it if I don’t own one? I’d love to get more e-mails like the first one you mentioned!
    Thanks for the tips!
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    1. Jenn Post author

      I know, isn’t that just crazy?! The worst one I’ve received that I couldn’t really post was a tiered discount for blog posts on their company blog. They wanted 5-10 posts just for a 20% discount from their shop!

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  20. Adia

    Jenn, this is so helpful! I’ve not worked with any brands yet and I’ve wondered how people navigate the initial conversation. Thanks for sharing this.

    I figured I’d treat it how I generally treat people wanting design services from me– Yes, we’re friends and yes I can help you design your living room, but I also have to make a living. It’s so important to know your worth as a creator and to insist on being compensated for your time. You can’t eat off of retweets or “exposure”.

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    1. Jenn Post author

      So glad it was helpful! And agreed, no one can make a living like that, and blogging is an expensive hobby if you are trying to grow it in any way, shape, or form!

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  21. Brita Long

    This seems to be a popular topic right now! I wrote just last week about my experience with Williams Sonoma trying to get me to write branded content for free. Based on the comments, they’ve done this with a LOT of bloggers. It’s so disappointing that large companies, who clearly have marketing budgets, think so poorly of bloggers and our work.
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    1. Jenn Post author

      That’s just crazy! I went and read you post… can’t believe how many bloggers did work for them for free! Super sad that big companies like that think it’s okay!

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  22. Fiona

    This is wonderful, I’ve been getting the last type and getting excited but then I don’t get social shares or anything in return. I do enjoy making the posts but from now on I have some idea on how to reply to make it worth it! Thank you so much for this post!

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    1. Jenn Post author

      You’re very welcome, Fiona! I learned in a similar way, and honestly it’s just a waste of your time to write posts like that. Most of the time, the social sharing “benefits” will never make up for the time you spent writing/photographing/researching for the post.

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  23. Kasi

    These are really awesome tips! I remember at first I was really excited when someone reached out to me but after a little while I realized that there was no real benefit in what they were offering. These days I just don’t respond to any inquiries like the last one you mentioned!
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Haha yeah, I know exactly what you mean. It was so exciting… until it wasn’t. I still respond because you never know, but generally I expect to never hear back.

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  24. Sarah

    My FAVORITE response to those last types of emails is when I respond, just out of curiosity, about what type of social media reach they would have and I don’t get a response. I love your template emails because I see people asking how to respond to those on a regular basis (in Facebook groups).

    Most of the emails that I get match the emails you mention above. I got a totally new one last week. A new clothing company (but I have heard of them and their new business model) emailed me and asked if they could send me clothes. They just needed a size my address. They never asked for any review, although, I would do one if I liked it. However, it felt like a gray area because they weren’t specifically providing me anything for review…
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Yeah, I’ve gotten a few of the “no-strings” emails recently as well. Those are great – then you don’t have to feel pressured to write anything, and if you do, then it’s great for them.

      Love your response to the social media reach offerings – I may have to borrow that! :P

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  25. Whitney

    This is such a helpful post! So far all I have been contacted about are for book reviews, they send me the book, I read it, then post about it. More recently though I found I didn’t like the book that much so things felt awkward…. I kinda just put a disclaimer on my post saying I wouldn’t recommend it to just anybody based on the content. IDK, it’s a tough situation to navigate! Thanks for the tips!

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Thanks Whitney, so glad to hear it was helpful! I think in the future, if you’re working with a publisher directly, letting them you only write honest reviews about the books you read would probably help make you feel a little less awkward. I often get books through NetGalley, and I’ve never had a negative response about a not-so-positive review. I think they’re used to it!

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Haha, that’s okay, the ones that are really strange I don’t respond to either! Chances are you didn’t miss out on anything anyways. Glad you found the tips helpful! :)

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  26. Megan @ Semi-Charmed Kind of Life

    THANK YOU for this post. I hate those emails that tell me about a post I should write but don’t mention anything about my compensation. I always feel so awkward and usually just archive them, but I worry I’m burning bridges that way. Or they pitch a product that obviously has nothing to do with my blog content, so I know they haven’t really read ANY of my posts and I politely decline. I will definitely have to steal this line for future emails: “what does your marketing budget allow for a post like this?” Great job!
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    1. Jenn Post author

      You’re so welcome! I hate those as well, because like you said, they are incredibly awkward! Glad you grabbed something useful from this post :)

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  27. Alex

    Aha yes, those last ones crack me up. Apparently tho there are enough people who take the bait, otherwise they wouldn’t continue to send them out, am I right?

    Great post. I wish I’ve had that around a couple of months ago. My replies now are a long the same lines. And I’ve created a template canned response for those I absolutely do not want to work with.

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    1. Jenn Post author

      There must be! Amazes me, honestly. Templates are great, so much better than trying to figure out what to say every time! :)

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  31. Martha

    “Good karma”? Ugh! We bloggers work hard on our blogs, and we deserve compensation, period. I get doing a free post if it’s for a brand you really love that no one has ever heard of–maybe they’re new, or super-indie–or maybe if it’s a favor for a friend who’s launching her own business, something like that…but those generic requests to write sample posts drive me batty.
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    1. Jenn Post author

      I know, isn’t that just crazy! I hate them too, the only times I consider it are like what you said – if the business is brand new or if it’s for a friend. Even then, I prefer to just share it on social media. It’s hard to write about something if you don’t have much experience with it!

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Haha yeah or “Dear Blogger”. I instantly know that those generally aren’t going to end well! It really only takes a second to find out a first name!

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  33. Lisa @ Strum Simmer Sip

    You are a lifesaver! THANK YOU! I just received a kind of vague email asking me to participate in a blog project ending with “let us know if you’re interested and we’ll come back with more details.” I was having trouble thinking about how to respond but I love the way you phrased your current rate for sponsored posts. xo Lisa
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  34. Lindsay

    what a helpful post- I’m new to blogging but hope to work with companies in the future. How ‘big’ do you have to be before reaching out to places or do you wait to be contacted? How would you know what to charge? If you do a product review, is the product the compensation?

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Personally I don’t really have the extra time to reach out to companies, so I wait for them to contact me. I do work with a couple of influencer networks with campaigns that I can apply to, however. In terms of size, I didn’t really start doing much in terms of sponsored (paid) campaigns until I was consistently hitting 10,000 page views/month. Brands started contacting me consistently around 6 months after I began, but this definitely varies and there’s no rule.

      On the product review question, yes, if someone contacts me for a review, the product is the compensation. Some bloggers do charge in addition to accepting product. I only work with brands I would either 1. buy from anyways, or 2. like the product enough to use my time to write a post about it. In terms of an amount to charge, I’ve seen a couple of guides based on page views or uniques per month. Here’s one that I think is pretty fair: http://www.successfulblogging.com/sponsored-blog-post-rates/

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  35. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More

    GREAT post, girly! I recently got an email that stated in the initial email there was compensation to be discussed and as it turns out, they wanted a free post and you could sign up for their affiliate program. GOOD – FREAKING – BYE! I was so bummed because it was a pretty big company that could totally afford to pay for the work they wanted.

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Thanks Katie! Aren’t those the worst?! It’s such a bummer when you find out they just want to extend an affiliate program offer to you! :(

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  36. Ana

    Awesome post! As a new blogger this totally came in handy! I’ve received quite a few emails in the last few weeks and it is hard figuring out how to respond. I looked everywhere for this type of information and thankfully came across your blog. :)

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  37. marine

    the second kind of email is nothing so strange, we knos there are many kind of collaborations, as brand PR first of all I always ask to the blogger if they’re interested in our brand and if they think we’re gonna fit for the blog, then if the blogger is interested usually sends us a press kit informations with prices and collaborations options :)

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  38. Danica

    Thanks jenn for the post. Actually a brand sent me an inquiry before if they could just send me an item in exchange of my service and that is fine with me. However it must be equivalent with my rate and the products that they sent is ok but its just only half of my rate. Anyways Im still thankful but i hope i do get a fair payment or equivalent item after giving my service.

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  39. Olivia

    This was so helpful! I just received one of the “ugly” emails you described and had no idea how to reply. It’s the first time anyone has reached out to me like that. Thanks for the tips!

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  40. Erin Moskal

    Thanks for this post Jenn! I get a lot of these emails and for awhile I would do them because I felt like i would help me to gain experience but I m getting to the point with my blog where I want it to be more than hobby so I was looking for the right ay to respond o these emails. Much appreciated!

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  41. shongruff

    Very useful article!
    Thanks so much Jenn. Today I got my brand email inquiry and I needed some suggestion and I googled for some reply methods. Landed on your page, it was simply awesome.

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