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Collaborations

A quick guide on how to collaborate with brands on Press Loft (for influencers and content creators)

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Written by Press Loft Team
Updated over a week ago

As an influencer, you have a valuable, engaged online community that our network of brands would love to tap into in order to broaden their exposure.

Create engaging content for your readers about the products you love, and be rewarded for it by brands with things like sponsored posts, gifted items, competitions for your followers etc.

You can find current collaboration opportunities from our brands here. Simply apply to collaboration opportunities that tickle your fancy.

Top tip: Make sure you're getting matched to the most opportunities possible by keeping your profile up to date.

Before collaborations will be fully visible to you, ensure your settings and preferences are correct and that you have authenticated your social channels. Head to your profile to update these. 

Important - social media accounts must be authenticated in order to receive collaboration alerts relating to these platforms.


Let's get started

Log into your account and click on Collaborations from the navigation menu at the top of the page. The landing page shows you all the collaborations you've been matched to or are already working on.

The tabs will help you manage all of your collaborations at different stages of their process. Let's go through them one by one:

Apply to collaborations

If you think you'd be a good match for a collaboration opportunity, click the 'Apply' button in the card. Once you've applied to collaborations, you'll find them in the Applied tab.

Top tip: To stand out and increase your chances of being accepted, make sure to detail why you think you'd be a good fit, and to include any similar or relevant post links you might have worked on previously. It's also a good idea to ensure your message comes across as friendly and professional, and doesn't contain any errors.

Applied tab

This tab shows all collaborations you’ve applied to. Now you’re waiting for the brand to review your application. If interested, they’ll send you an agreement to accept.

They have just over two weeks to do so but most brands do it within the first few days.

If you’re not selected, this collaboration will automatically be archived when the opportunity expires.

In progress

The In progress tab shows all collaborations you have been sent an agreement for.

This tab can be filtered down to the following:

  • Brand sent agreement

This filter displays all collaborations for which you’ve been sent an agreement by the brand.

Receiving an agreement means the brand would like to go ahead and collaborate with you.

Review the terms in the agreement, request changes if necessary, and accept to get the collaboration in progress.

You have 14 days (or the ‘work done by’ date in the agreement, if it happens earlier) to accept the agreement.

  • In progress

This filter displays all the collaborations for which you accepted the agreement.

Things are now in motion! Fulfil the brand’s requirements as stated in the agreement.

As soon as you publish a social media or blog post for this collaboration, it's important to submit the link in the provided field to keep the brand up to date with your work. As soon as a link is added, the Report page in the brand's account will start gathering data. You can add links to your posts using the 'Add links to see stats' button.

Once you’ve added links for all required posts, you can nudge the brand to close the collaboration by clicking on the ‘Request completion’ button in the card.

  • Completion requested

This filter displays all collaborations for which you sent a completion request to the brand.

At this stage you have hopefully completed all of the work and are waiting for the brand to review your links and close the collaboration. If not, the brand might communicate with you in the Messages section and request some tasks to be completed.

Complete tab

This tab displays all successfully completed collaborations with each brand.

The final stats of your performance for this collaboration are now displayed.
You still have 7 days (after completion date) to communicate with this brand via the Messages section.


Tips for a successful collaboration

If a brand is happy with your work, they may want to work with you again! They'll also be able to rate you - this will show on your public profile on Press Loft. Here are some tips for a successful collaboration and a happy brand:

  • Make sure to keep your communication levels high. You may also want to update the brand with your progress.

  • Always be polite, professional and friendly in your communication.

  • It's vital to stick to agreed timelines and deadlines. If anything changes, make sure to keep the brand informed.

  • Complete the agreed work to a high standard that you can be proud of! 🤩


Current collaboration opportunities


Want to collaborate with brands but don't see any suitable opportunities?

You can use our Requests feature to submit a request to our network of brands. Simply post a request that details what you can offer, and what you're looking for in return!


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