THE TRUTH ABOUT SPONSORSHIP & COLLABORATION! EARNINGS!



um hey you guys and welcome back to my channel I am going through my phone and look up these questions I said I've come to this video months ago but I haven't had enough time and now I have time so I can kind of go through and go over some of these questions with you guys and pretty much today's video is going to be about collaborations and also sponsorships before I dive into everything let me just explain what a sponsorship is or what is deem a sponsorship anytime a company is involved in something that you're speaking about it's basically you have to say a sponsored um it can be ten percent it can be fifteen percent it can be free I mean they can just send you something you basically almost have to say sponsored because people some people think that a company giving you something make a break what you may say I don't feel like losing you guys's support is worth it because in my channel won't be worth anything so I like coming to you with things that I absolutely love also there's different types of sponsorships you can get free products you can get paid there's product placement and product placement is you know maybe someone may have something in the background and they don't have to tell you or they sign a contract saying they don't have to tell you about the product but it's in the background and um there's just different things I've only done like free or I've gotten paid for a sponsorship I don't do anything outside of that just cuz even though people say like oh you're at 100k I'm still considered a micro influencer just because my views or anywhere between like five and about 20k so I don't really have those type of opportunities you know so going into the first question it's how long do you use a product before informing us about it I try to use the product definitely if it's something like skincare at least at least three weeks I tell them off rip matter of fact when I use cure ology they actually had a 30 day trial where I had to use it for 30 days before I could ever do a video or speak about it which was great the teeth whitening I use that for a full week and then I was just like oh I actually liked it and I can say no and I've said no plenty of times where somebody sent me something I try and I'm like this don't work I don't like it you know I just didn't feel like it was worth it because I don't want you guys to order something or buy something and it's BS and then you looking at me that way um how do you set your rate or a price for your sponsored videos normally I set my rates from what I got paid from the previous collab and I kind of looked to see where I grew if I grew any in between the collaborations I kind of set my rates now I have a manager so I don't really go back and forth too much you're the ones that's doing all of it and I already told her what the least amount that I want to get paid for a content so she doesn't bring me anything less than that and some time it was just a really great opportunity like no this is really great I think you do it they're not you know paying which you want but it's a really great opportunity to you know grow or whatever and then I'll think about it but other than that right now I'm not really doing a lot of the negotiate anymore how many subscribers did you have before you were ever offered a sponsorship I think I was about at 20k maybe fifteen twenty when I got offered a sponsorship if you guys remember I was getting a lot of opportunity with makeup companies I wasn't getting paid but they were sending me like makeup products and stuff because in the home lifestyle arena no one was really paying my channel any attention so it was really difficult to grow into explain myself when I didn't have any furniture in the house it was just really hard I used to go to these little YouTube seminar things and in one in particular in Atlanta they were like you know fine youtubers that are like you that content is very similar and reach out to them so for a while when especially when I was around like okay I would comment on a lot of other youtubers videos and be like oh my gosh I love your home my god your house is pretty um hey just kind of let them know like hey you know you're right 20 I my 20 was poppin and you know after like about a month or two of watching their videos and liking their personality and just their content overall I was an email and be like hey I'm sorry yes no but let me know if you're interested and through that journey within itself um I was blocked they said no someone even told me at one point that I was bad for their brands and I guess it because I'm gonna same-sex relationship I don't know but the way that the email came through was like she didn't support what I don't know moving forward I would say to you don't allow that to discourage you because I have actually surpassed two of those people that one of them said I was bad for the for her brand and the other one just said no altogether so do not allow that to discourage you okay just keep pushing forward and do what you do what is the biggest benefit of having a sponsorship having a sponsorship basically allows you to negotiate the next deal it's kind of like hey up were just Ashley home store this is the room that I created for them this is the video that I created for them let me know if you're interested in working with me and a lot of times when another company sees another big company work with you they normally are big quicker to collab with you so that's the benefit of working with a company or a sponsorship and stuff and um yeah two fun companies how do you find companies to offer special opportunities and them they literally email me so I'll on your YouTube about me page you have your email set up there and I have my email there and they just email me in like hey we saw a YouTube channel we love what you're offering to your channel we love what you're offering on your channel would you be interested in our product or they'll say you know try it if you love it we'll talk about min or something like that I try to work with companies that give me the freedom to say and do whatever I want now there's a base there's a base verbage that you have to use with most companies and people tend to be read out by it but if I've had people regular everyday people who are subscribers that work on something and they'll say hey can you start my channel out or can you can you can you do a video sharing my product it's really good that I'm like okay well let me know about it and they're like well it's this in this in this when you do your video can you just make sure that you emphasize on like the health benefits and let them know that you know I am a medical profession or whatever and this happened recently so everyone has an underlying core of what they want you to know for hellofresh they wanted you guys to know that they were offering you the discount which was eight dollars off your your your order and that's just one thing that you have to say I don't have to tell you that I like the meals I don't have to do anything actually like hellofresh I love their meals I love home chef I think the smoothie options are great the fresh fruit and veggies are great but then now hellofresh is offering the same thing so if I have to choose between the two yeah I would work with hello freshest because I feel like the milk portions are a little bit bigger so um I don't have to talk about anything on my channel because I just I don't know I just don't have to cuz if I do the video if I don't do the video my life is the goal you know shake about a row does sponsored mean you get the items service for free or get paid or both it could be both it could be one of the other or it could be just you don't have to be that you got paid for it it just made me that you spoke with the company the company said do something I don't get paid for every sponsorship I didn't get paid for Office Depot they did give me a discount on my computer which for me at the time that was what I needed it was a 1,700 computer and I ended up paying the way less than that so I was fine with it I didn't get paid by outer band I actually like oh today I did a video they sent me some products I share it with you guys so not everything that I share with you on my channel I get paid for and trust and believe I say no to a lot of paid content like I live do you ever reach out first wash it yourself yes I do there was definitely a time where I would just sit down and email companies all the time all the time I haven't recently just cuz I'm tired but yeah I have do companies be harassing about video they don't like the way yes they do companies tend to be harassing but when a company is bugging me I'll be like listen I thank you so much for the opportunity but I'm not interested and I'll be like but we're almost at the finish line I don't care I don't care you're making me sell a product that is not it doesn't need any selling like don't I don't put words in my mouth don't make me say things like this is not what I'm interested in and what you're paying me isn't even worth me potentially losing my client I'm like you have a great product already my video is authentic it's real I'm getting my opinion but you're upset because I didn't say vase I'm like this seems really commercially I don't like it so what are we gonna do about it and some people say well then I don't want the video that's fine have a good day and sometimes are like you know what it is your channel it is your content you know your subscribers that's fine and I'm pretty strict about what I'm gonna put out on my channel I know it may not seem like it or whatever but I am extremely strict about what I'm gonna put out on my channel how do you approach or ask for compensation I personally I just don't honestly I don't I what I tell you like I have been that moments okay if you're from New York you're like yep I know exact what that means but I don't know how to swim but like I have been to the moments where it's like matter of fact I spoke with a lawyer and she was like girl he's supposed to get the product and get paid I'm like well I've really been doing that she's like why not why not you have a high engagement I'm like what is that so I think now I'm getting a little bit better on understanding and like reading my analytics and things like that and I've known you two for three and a half years so for me just me getting it is really bad like really really bad and I think it has a lot to do with the fact that when I have tried to reach out to other youtuber I look at my channel base which at the time I was at 20 30 and 40 K so I was trying to reach out to other youtubers that was at the 20 and 30 and 40 K and it was just like a don't talk to me I don't know and everything that I figured out now is through trial and error and now I feel like I'm getting some help and I'm super grateful for it but now when these same people are trying to now backtrack to be like hey I don't want to be bothered and you guys are watching videos not even knowing some of the things that go on behind the scene and they may come across that oh this one doesn't want to work with this that's not the case I'm just tired I am emotionally physically drained and tired you know I'm saying when I see black women I'm all about like kumbaya let's see what we can do let's burn together because we don't have to be friends and we definitely don't have to be besties but it's great to have an allied to be like listen this company is paying $300 don't take it okay because they're not paying the other girls $300 so if you don't take it they have no choice but to go up but I have to say there is not that sense of community amongst us but there is that sense of community with the other people and if you think companies don't see that they see it they know it and they know they can't rip us off so I'm not complaining about where I am right now but I could be doing a whole lot better I'll say that okay a lot of the questions and I mean there's over like a hundred but most of them are based on reaching out to companies and collaborations none of them are about the work in the time in the effort that it takes to even cry you know I think it's a very hard market when you're not doing the pranks you know um I'm gonna be honest there's definitely some titles that I can put on my video and I know tomorrow they'll go viral if I do a you know same-sex something coming up the closet something kissing babes something lesbian kissing something you know I know these are things that are going to catch people's eyes and it's gonna do well but that's not me that's not how I want to grow so you have to understand the type of subscribers that you're trying to curate because a lot of times people have these large numbers but they're not consumers when it comes to buying things when it comes to supporting you on these things because they're there for a laugh you know you know when I'm out in public and I meet people and they're like hey you know your tips really helped me I never thought about measuring I never thought about the pillow and my pillows we're looking kind of slouchy and you are right about the silk flowers you are right about the paint color like when I meet people and they tell me things like that it makes me feel really really good because I feel like I'm adding to your life and if I can make money doing that then I'm happy more than happy to do that I don't want you to don't get me wrong you can come and laugh you can come in Kiki cuz they're taking those moments but I want you to be getting something to like enrich your life and all I can do is share my process with you guys and share my journey with you guys and hopefully by doing that you understand it and you get it and most definitely we have a mutual respect for one another let me just speak for myself and I could be wrong when I say this but I'm just gonna give you my personal experience the market that I'm in which is mixing high and low items I do find it very difficult for companies to figure out they wanna collaborate now I've had an opportunity to speak with different people in different realms on YouTube with different numbers and this is what it is like companies just aren't quick to collaborate the way it may be perceived by you know the viewers to collaborate and if you're thinking of sponsorship is what's gonna make your channel you should probably get on youtube so you can really understand how real it is an almost savage it is to be on a platform where it's not a fair playing field okay it's just not a fair playing field at all and I've noticed it and I thought I was the only one that noticed it until I slept with other people and they're like girl you ain't the only one I'm like okay cool I'm not crazy or whatever um so it is what it is I I do YouTube because so I do YouTube because i solely love what i do but a lot of times people feel like we're not marketable you don't I'm saying that's what I'm saying a lot of times people feel like we're just not marketable so that is my truth about YouTube and the sponsorships don't let what anything that I'm saying discourage you or stop you still do what you have to do because what's for you is gonna be for you I've had so many great opportunities come from this platform that would have happened if I never cut my camera on so I'm grateful for that but I do know where I'm at when it when in terms of knowing my lane and knowing what I can and can't do and I just try to maneuver around it and you know they say when the door closes you go through a window in a window cause you try to I'm tired of that like I don't feel like I need to keep trying to find doors to open so now I'm just kind of focusing on myself on what I have to do for whatever and just moving that way and if a company wants to rope it mean and it working mean they don't they don't but I'm no longer trying to be like hey I'm here look at me do you see me and I'm not doing that when it comes to youtubers either like is I'm just not doing that I'm just kind of over the whole entire um the whole system of it you know I'm saying I'm just kind of over it you know so that's just that I don't even know this thing but in order I don't know if it's gonna make any sense when I any hopefully it does okay but anyway hope you guys have a really great one if you haven't already definitely feel free to like comment and subscribe and I will see you guys next time have a really really great day and bye you

21 Comments

  1. Love your videos and the authenticity of your content. I usually watch late night/early morning and unlike others, your content does not feel like an “As Seen on TV” type infomercial. Stay true to you and your Blessings will flow abundantly.

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  2. I am glad you are over the system. You made your own system!!! The people who were here from the 1st house knew you had something. You don't need to beg and beseech and I am glad you have surpassed some of those who looked down their nose at you. Onwards and upwards!!!!!!

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  3. I totally agree!! I’m a small youtuber and my channel is very slowly growing. But I’m only sharing content that is true to who I am. A lot of people clickbait and do things on their channel bc they know people will watch. I believe if you stay true to yourself, your time will come!! Continue to be you Nadia..,I love your home designs, decor and cleaning vids😇

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  4. I believe your day is coming. Stay true to yourself and your own brand. God will bless you, especially if your honest. I love your content and what you do in your personal life has nothing to do with me. Keep a tunnel vision on what God has for you. I am sure you will obtain greater success than what you've already experienced.

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  5. You are a interior designer now. Your work in beautiful and there are lots of designers on you tube will that be your main base now. Cause I can see you as a general contractor. Building and designing homes. Great success to you

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  6. HEY NADIA HEY 👋🏽
    THANKS FOR THE TIME
    GREAT TALK KEEPING US IN THE LOOP ABOUT Sponsors and collaborates it’s well needed to know ……you some it up just fine I do really enjoy watching and can’t get enough so sweet dear video friend here from the boogie down Bronx keep these beautiful talks and videos coming …. the you tube family are so excited to see more enjoy your night and family time together thanks again prayers always for the family 🙏🏽 😍🥰😊😊😁😃❤️ 💙💜

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  7. …girl I been trying to collaborate with you. Keep pushing Queen! and hence why I started designing my own collection of furniture because home decor is the hardest platform to build, its nothing close to the beauty industry /community and brands are beyond picky. Its like you have to beg …no thank you. Stay focused and do you boo.

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