1️⃣Of course, paid brand deals are a priority but sometimes you are going to get offers from fashion brands that are currently only running gifted campaigns.
If the fashion brand that is offering you free clothes for content and the clothes are of great quality you may want to think twice about declining the offer.
There is a void in thrift plus-size fashion. And the number of consumers that are heading to Poshmark or Ebay to pay for products gets higher every year. You could possibly be making a profit off of selling your gifted clothes on platforms like these.
Besides if you decide not to sell your gifted clothes that is still money in your pocket.
2️⃣ A misconception about smaller brands is that they don't have a budget. And yes, that can be true in some cases but there are a lot of brands that get funding from investors or grants that specifically put money towards influencing marketing and content creation.
These brands are often the ones that are eager to hop on a call with you and pick your brain. This is how you are able to build relationships with brands. The next time they need a content creator for a particular project, guess who they will have in mind . . . YOU!
3️⃣ Last, but not least. Plus size people can be so much more than content creators. We can also be fit models, consultants, talent scouts etc. You have an expertise that a lot of brands don't have.
You are an expert in all things Plus Size. This shows brands that you are valuable not just as a creator but as a person who can help shape their brand. Of course, this pertains more to smaller brands looking to support plus-size people and seeking ways to express that in their marketing.
But again this is an opportunity that is often missed by the average influencer/content creator.
Comment below if you agree that these are mistakes or if you have any mistakes of your own you like to add to the list.