Do you accept exposure?
Being an influencer on Instagram is a legitimate job. It breaks our heart to admit it, but you can pay an influencer to market your product with the hopes that it’ll reach all of their followers. However, many influencers need a healthy dose of reality sometimes.
The worst influencers are those that actively reach out to companies in hopes of scoring free merch. In exchange, they’ll create a story that’ll expose their product to the masses, which will hopefully help your business. However, if you actually offer them a legitimate business proposal, they’ll more than likely ghost you. People make and sell stuff for money, not exposure.