Alright guys – here is part three of my blogging series: The Influencer Agency Directory! This is a list of every influencer agency I know. There are influencer agencies for bloggers and instagrammer influencer agencies on the list. I explained why blogger networks like these are so vital to you as an influencer in my post What Is An Influencer Agency. The short reason is influencer networks hook you up with brands so you can get paid to photograph, write and share your opinion about products.
In this comprehensive list of influencer agencies I will include details based on my experience working with them. There are literally hundreds of networks out there to join. So I will keep adding to the list as I find mmre, and feel free to recommend more for me to add in the comments if you know any. If you want to find more, try googling ‘influencer agencies‘, or make it more specific and search for networks in your niche. Try ‘cooking influencer agencies‘ or ‘travel influencer agencies‘.
I wasn’t sure how to organize my influencer agency list. Initially I had all my favorite networks at the top. But I decided in order to be fair to each agency I would organize it in a non biased way. It is arranged backwards alphabetically – for my babies Zoey and Zander. I am trying to start a backwards alphabetizing trend in their honor😜.
Note: there is a key at the bottom that explains blogging terms and how much money each $ stands for at the bottom of the post!
The Influencer Agency Directory
Niche: Fashion | Notes: Campaigns are invite only. I have only worked with them twice. They do not initially offer great compensation, but if you request more money before signing the contract they will accommodate you! So don’t settle and don’t under value your time and creativity. | Sample Campaign: Splashing in Tampa | My Overall Rating: 8/10 | Compensation: $ to $$$ | Sign Up Here
Niche: Fashion | Notes: I have not worked with them yet, I just signed up here. The opportunities seem to be for more popular bloggers than me, they pay well and have high end brands. They also work with a lot of UK companies and bloggers. | Compensation: $$$ | Sign Up Here
Niche: Restaurants, Fast Food, Beauty | Notes: The platform itself looks beautiful and it seems that they only work with high end companies and influencers. I just signed up with them so cannot really speak to the experience, I will update when I have worked with them. | Compensation: $$$ | Sign Up Here (or email me [email@example.com] and I can see about referring you, it can help speed the approval process).
Niche: Travel, Beauty, Fashion, Home, etc. | Notes: You never have to apply to specific jobs. They send a survey out every 2 months or so, you fill out the info and that helps them to determine what brands you might be a fit for. From there they send you direct job offers. They say you have 48 hours to respond to a job offer, but they send out more offers than spots, so generally you only have an hour. I have missed AMAZING job opps because I responded 1.5hrs after the offer was sent and the campaign was already full… | Compensation: $$$ | Sample Campaign: Just Say NO to Mom Hair | My Overall Rating: 7/10 | Sign Up Here
Niche: Misc. | Notes: Very streamlined process, offers minimal compensation, but you can request more and they will change it for you if they really want to work with you. | Compensation: $$ | Sample Campaign: Instagram with Deer Park | My Overall Rating: 8/10 | Sign Up Here
Niche: Beauty, fashion, home decor, misc. | Notes: I used to love working with them, but recently there have been some changes and they no longer compensate bloggers fairly. The price they offer now is about a tenth of what it used to be and often they won’t offer compensation just a free product. Because of this I no longer work with them, but they may be a good platform for a beginning blogger who just wants some collaborations to add to their resume. | Compensation: Free Product or $ | Sample Campaign: Baby Gear | My Overall Rating: 3/10 | Sign Up Here
Niche: Food, Beauty, Pets, Home Decor, etc. | Notes: They work with big box brands and retailers like Costco, Huggies, Coke, T-mobile, Target, Walmart, etc. They pay a little less than some agencies, but have more opportunity and jobs than any other network and the process is very streamlined with posting, payment, etc. They also pay to advertise your posts if they really like them, so it can really help grow your traffic. Most of my sponsorships are through Social Fabric because they always have jobs available with a huge variety of companies. The downside is each job take 15-30 minutes to apply for. | Compensation: $$ | Sample Campaign: Date Every Day | My Overall Rating: 9/10 | Sign Up Here
Niche: Fashion, food, technology, misc. | Notes: They are an Instagram only network. I used to work with them ALL the time, but haven’t in about a year. The reason is they let influencers bid on how much they will charge to do a job. Appropriate pricing is very ambiguous and when you don’t get hired for a job there is no feedback as to why. I am assuming it is because another influencer was willing to be paid less?? Since the application process takes about 1/2hr per job, I don’t like the bidding model and I can get paid more elsewhere, I have stopped using them. But they are good for starting out influencers! | Compensation: $$ | Sample Campaign: Yoga | My Overall Rating: 5/10 | Sign Up Here
Niche: Food, Beauty, Misc. | Notes: The application process to become part of this network is drawn out, and the opportunities aren’t that exciting… But it is a good filler agency. | Compensation: $$ | Sample Campaign: Christmas Post | My Overall Rating: 6/10 | Sign Up Here
Notes: Just signed up for this network. I will update when I have more information! | Sign Up Here
Mom It Forward
Niche: Lifestyle, Beauty, Home Decor, etc. | Notes: They work with amazing brands and provide great communication throughout the campaign process. They pay a little lower than most agencies, but it is worth it for the brands you are able to work with. | Compensation: $$ | Sample Campaign: Organic Doctor, Amazon Halloween Campaign | My Overall Rating: 8/10 | Sign Up Here
Mobile Media Lab
Notes: Instagram only, must have 10K followers to join. I just signed up, I will update here when I have more details. | Sign Up Here
Niche: Beauty, food, home decor, misc. | Notes: Their payment policy is not very professional: ‘we pay you when we get paid, usually within 90 days’. I still have always been paid, but for one campaign it took almost six months!! They have great opportunities though. | Compensation: $$$ | Sample Campaign: Hotel in Waikiki | My Overall Rating: 8/10 | Sign Up Here
Niche: Misc. | Notes: I have worked with Disney via Izea a few times! The only time I work with them is when they send me a direct campaign invite. Their publicly listed jobs aren’t very good. | Compensation: Private campaign: $$$ Public Campaign: $ | Sample Campaign: Straighten Your Teeth At Home Vlog | My Overall Rating: 8/10 | Sign Up Here
Niche: Fashion | Notes: I have only ever worked with them once and it was a great experience! They mostly work with college students (used to actually be called Her Campus) which is why for me they don’t get a 10/10 for me. | Compensation: $$$ | Sample Campaign: Monthly Gift Instagram | My Overall Rating: 8/10 | Sign Up Here
Niche: Mom Products | Notes: Don’t pay as well as some but the jobs are SUPER easy and allow 100% creative freedom to the influencer. They also give a lot of time for content creation! No physical platform, opps come through email. | Compensation: $$ | Sample Campaign: The Kalahari Resort | My Overall Rating: 8/10 | Sign Up Here
Niche: Misc. | Notes: I asked to be removed from this network recently since they do not pay. I have never worked with them, but I receive ‘job offers’ that don’t pay frequently which is why I asked to be removed from the network. I am not a fan of networks that don’t value the time and effort it takes to be an influencer… BUT if you are beginning maybe it would be a good fit for you? | Compensation: Product only | My Overall Rating: 0/10 | Sign Up: If you really want to sign up just search heartbeat influencer network on google.
Niche: Fashion, food, beauty, technology, misc. | Notes: FullBottle is really fun to work with because they have a great selection of brands! And they pay based on in engagement which can be really good if you have lots of engagement. My only complaint, and it is a big one, is that campaign expectations are not very clear. If you want to join let me know and I will send you an invite. | Compensation: $$ | Sample Campaign: Boppy | My Overall Rating: 8/10 | Invite Based: email me [firstname.lastname@example.org] and I will send you an invite!
Niche: Macy’s Brands, OshKosh, NYFW, Famous Chefs & Authors, Movies | Notes: I love the creative freedom they give with the campaigns! The opportunities are few and far between though, and they don’t have a physical platform. You sign up for opps by filling out surveys sent to your email. So if you get 100’s of emails it can be easy to miss. | Compensation: $$ | Sample Campaign: OshKosh | My Overall Rating: 8/10 | Sign Up Here
Niche: Fashion & Beauty | Notes: My favorite network FOR SURE because I have gotten to work with the best brands here. They were my first agency! I got my Old Navy contract through them. Campaigns are easy to sign up for, but they don’t have a lot of jobs available which is the ONLY reason I don’t give them 10/10 | Compensation: $$$ | Sample Campaign: Kamik, Sorel, Clarks, Rockport | My Overall Rating: 9/10 | Sign Up Here
Niche: Fashion, Food, Fitness, Technology, Parenting, Pets | Notes: Clever Girls works with an impressive list of companies. They allow influencers a lot of creative freedom, while still being clear about campaign expectations. They always have a lot of job opportunities. | Compensation: $$$ | Sample Campaign: SoundBub | My Overall Rating: 10/10 | Sign Up Here
Niche: Restaurants, Fast Food, Beauty | Notes: I have not worked with them yet, I just signed up for them. They have some job opps that look great and some that look a little spammy. | Compensation: $$ | Sign Up Here
Activate by BlogLovin
Niche: Beauty, fashion, home decor, misc. | Notes: This used to be known as Sverve, but it was acquired by BlogLovin and changed its name to Activate. When they were Sverve I worked with them a few times and loved it! Since they became Activate I haven’t been involved in any campaigns, but the job opportunities look enticing. There is just more competition since they connected with BlogLovin, so it is hard to get a job (for me at least)! | Compensation: $$$ | My Overall Rating: 8/10 | Sign Up Here
Niche: Mostly food, some beauty. | Notes: LOVE Acorn! They give influencers complete creative freedom, they work with great brands, the process of submitting work is really easy. Super influencer friendly network | Compensation: $$$ | Sample Campaign: LaraBar | My Overall Rating: 10/10 | Sign Up Here
$ = approx. $100 per 10K reach
$$ = aprox. $200 per 10K reach
$$$ = approx. $400 per 10K reach
Opps = opportunities, blogging jobs
Campaigns = creative blogging jobs with a specific theme that a group of influencers carry out
Influencer Agency/Network = read full definition here
*I will be updating this list as often as I can, so keep checking back for new info!*