Do I need a blog or website? - No. Although it may be easier to get deals with brands if you have a blog following, all that's required is having a degree of social influence, either in real life or on the web.
How does the content network benefit me? - Regardless of whether or not you have your own blog or website, GravityFed is a valuable tool for extending the reach of your content. Either post teasers/snippets with backlinks or entire reviews through our content network, and we'll push out the headlines.
Is it possible to have my content featured on the homepage? - Sure. Drop us a line and request it or better yet just put out good stuff, and we'll likely find and feature on our own.
Should I have a media kit? - It's not required, but if you're serious about content marketing and earning potential you should have one. Even a text-based bullet list with a few packages and/or service level pricing is handy. Consider offering a basic service level for brands brands that gets them value for product only.
What are the FTC Compliance requirements for bloggers promoting products? - Gear reviews generally promote products. To be in compliance you must be clear and conspicuous in your disclosure at the top of your content, e.g., "We may earn money or products from the companies mentioned in this post."Learn more about FTC Compliance for bloggers and affiliate marketers.
Can I use affiliate tracking links in the content I post? - Of course. It's up to you how you link to the brands you're working with.
Is influencer marketing a new way to say affiliate marketing? - No. Affiliate marketing campaigns earn commission or bounty by tracking an action, e.g., sale transaction or form submission. Influencer marketing campaigns are inclusive and funded by up-front fees (or other considerations like product) paid by the brand. Affiliate marketing may be one component of an inclusive influencer marketing campaign.
Is there a fee for brands? - Not yet. For a limited time GravityFed is free for brands. Qualified brands that complete a profile by the end of 2017 will get their first annual subscription free (note: all brands will still be subject to insertion order fees where applicable, please contact us for more information).
What happens after I sign-up? - Once on board simply login, complete your profile and search for bloggers, social media stars and other influencers to engage them in promotional opportunities. There is unrestricted access to all influencers on the platform. We offer outreach and campaign management services. If you need help, drop us a line.