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April 3, 2024

Creators: Navigating What To Quote on theright.fit

Master your pricing strategy on theright.fit with expert guidance at every step. From campaign factors to industry standards, we'll help you navigate towards pricing success. Explore now!

Navigating your pricing strategy on theright.fit can pose quite the challenge, especially in the early stages of your journey. Even if you're a seasoned creator, fine-tuning your rates can feel like a delicate balancing act. But fear not – we're here to offer guidance every step of the way! 

There's a wide range of factors to consider, from the specifics of the briefs to the broader shifts in the industry landscape, all while taking into account your own social profiles, unique strengths and expertise. It may seem daunting, but with a little wisdom and a friendly hand to guide you (cough cough…us!) , you'll soon find your footing.

Whether you're just starting out or looking to refine your approach, know that we're here to support you. Let's explore and uncover the areas to pricing success

We'll explore the following areas to consider when quoting and discuss how they impact your quote. These factors influence your quote in various ways, which we'll delve into below through these points:

  1. Campaign Factors: Vital campaign or brief details that shape your quote.
  2. Industry Standards: Factors commonly assumed by clients or companies when establishing industry pricing norms.
  3. Profile Insights: Considerations regarding your social media profile's aspects and analytics.
  4. General Pricing Guide: A comprehensive guide detailing pricing strategies for each platform.

1. Campaign Factors:

Understanding the intricacies of each campaign is essential in crafting an accurate quote. From deadlines to content requirements, these factors significantly influence your pricing decisions.

What's the deadline:

Depending if this is in 3-7 days that the content is due, and if so this is a quick turnaround time. Factor in time for revisions and administrative work to ensure you are not rushed and if you are factoring time it's taking away from other things if taking this on.

Usage Rights & Exclusivity:

Will the client use your content elsewhere, and for how long? Usually this will be within the brief and if so adjust your quote for additional usage accordingly. See more information on what separately to quote for boosting & usage here!

Various requirements needed prior to creating content:

For e.g. the new product you need to feature needs to be picked up in store, or you need to also create a dialogue document for that Instagram Reel, amendment revisions, which will factor additional time in the campaign process. however ensure you work towards your goals and consistently evaluate this in terms of your followers increasing, other factors improving as you grow as an influencer. 

Client Budget:

The client's budget and willingness to invest in influencer marketing can influence negotiation outcomes and ultimately affect your rates.

Additional Services:

Offering additional services such as content strategy development, content creation, and analytics reporting can justify higher rates.

Brand Alignment:

Working with brands that align closely with your niche or personal brand can often result in higher rates due to increased authenticity and relevance to your audience.

2. Industry Standards:

Delve into the common considerations made by clients and companies when establishing industry pricing norms. Recognising these benchmarks below can help you align your quotes effectively.

Type of Deliverable:

There is a silent rule that different deliverables across social media yield varying compensation levels  between Statics, Carousels, Video & Stories for e.g. A reel vs a static. As a reel would particularly require more time editing or adding additional voice overs etc than a simple still shot. 

Social Platform:

Often platforms bring varied audiences, so this may come into effect when quoting. However, it is not always the entire thing to focus on.

Number of Followers:

Number of followers across each platform is a big factor that can shift your pricing automatically. Usually the higher no. of followers means more compensation, however this may not always be the case as highest no. of followers doesn’t always mean the best engagement.

Amount of Posts:

If the client is wanting more than 1x deliverable, this could account for additional time to create, edit and make this. Sometimes the client may want different deliverables across separate time frames so ensure you account for this. 

Content Complexity:

More complex content formats, such as long-form YouTube videos or detailed blog posts, may warrant higher rates due to increased effort and time investment.

Market Demand:

Industry trends, seasonal demand, and current market conditions can also impact pricing, with rates potentially fluctuating based on supply and demand dynamics.

Ongoing or Repetitive Campaigns:

This one is usually forgotten, however some clients love to book the same quote of those same influencers for future campaigns. They usually expect the same rate, especially if deliverables are the same, However be sure to monitor this and change the rate according to factors included in this article. This is to ensure you are compensated according to your value and can grow as a creator.

 

3. Profile Insights: 

Gain insight into the vital aspects and analytics of your social media profile. By understanding your audience demographics, engagement rates, and content performance, you can tailor your quotes to reflect your profile's value. Check out this further in depth below:

Following Size:

Influencers with large followings generally command higher rates is what majority think, however there are many other factors that can help pricing fluctuate, if your following is low, perhaps looking into your metrics can help deter,ine your strengths and be sure to educate your new opps clients with these.

Audience Demographics:

Be mindful of your audience demographics, especially if they differ from the target country specified in the brief. When quoting, consider this aspect as the client may perceive it as misaligned pricing. It's akin to applying for a job without possessing all the required skills. Transparently mentioning this can help manage expectations. If your audience demographics don't match the brief, you may want to adjust your offer accordingly, or highlight the other amazing results you can bring to the campaign through other strengths. 

Profile Activity:

Consistency in posting is crucial for creators. If you haven't posted recently or consistently, clients may view your content as less valuable, potentially affecting pricing negotiations. If this is the case, ensure to transparently mention this in your communications with clients. Being transparent about your recent activity levels shows that you are proactive and honest when applying for projects, which clients will appreciate and understand.

Unique Niche:

Similar to above with Market Demand however with your niche specifically needed in the industry your profile niche will definitely be able to impact the pricing and bring this up, as the demand is lower, and your niche may be harder to find. Ensure to know your strengths, get to know the industry and where you fall within this. 

Established Online Presence:

Seasoned influencers or content creators with a proven track record may command higher rates due to their expertise and established reputation.

Public/Private Profile:

It's not highly recommended to have a private profile, as it can limit your visibility and accessibility to potential clients and followers.

Recent Content Features:

This refers to the subject or type of content you post, including both content unrelated to your niche and sponsored posts featuring a brand competitor of the campaign you're applying to. Posting a lot of sponsored content may impact your quote, as clients may perceive your feed differently, particularly if it's similar to their niche.

Offering Package Options:

As a personal brand, offering package options allows for negotiation to find a mutually beneficial outcome. This flexibility may enable you to adjust pricing while still securing ongoing work.

Engagement Rate (aka how engaged your audience is with your posts):

The industry standard typically hovers around 1% engagement, but it can fluctuate across social platforms. If your rate differs from expectations, it might affect how the brand or client perceives your post’s value for the campaign. However, don't let a lower engagement rate hold you back; instead, focus on highlighting your strengths. Unsure where to start? Consider your content quality, posting frequency, video skills, response time, or community building. Remember, engagement rates vary, and some clients prioritize this metric more than others, so it's a case-by-case consideration. Nonetheless, engagement rate is always a crucial metric in the creator marketing realm, so it's worth monitoring on your socials. Understanding how your profile competes in an industry where engagement is paramount can offer valuable insights for refining your strategy and showcasing your strengths in campaign applications. 

The formula for this:

divide total engagements (likes, comments, shares, etc.) by the total impressions (the number of times your post has been seen), then multiply by 100. For example, if your post got 100 likes, 20 comments, and 10 shares, with 1000 impressions, the formula is (100 + 20 + 10) / 1000 * 100 = 13% Engagement Rate.

4. General Pricing Guide for Social Media Content

Explore a comprehensive guide that outlines pricing strategies for each platform. From Instagram to TikTok, this guide provides valuable insights into determining your rates across various social media channels, taking into account campaign, industry, and social profile factors we've covered.

Instagram:

  • 1 Instagram Post (Static/Carousel):
    • 2k - 10k followers: $50 - $250
    • 10k - 50k followers: $250 - $500
    • 50k - 100k followers: $500 - $1000
    • 100k - 500k followers: $1000 - $2000
    • 500k+ followers: $2000 - $5000
  • 1 Instagram Story:
    • 2k - 10k followers: $50 - $150
    • 10k - 50k followers: $100 - $250
    • 50k - 100k followers: $250 - $500
    • 100k - 500k followers: $500 - $1000
    • 500k+ followers: $1000 - $2000
  • IGTV Video:
    • 2k - 10k followers: $250 - $500
    • 10k - 50k followers: $500 - $1000
    • 50k - 100k followers: $1000 - $2000
    • 100k - 500k followers: $2000 - $5000
    • 500k+ followers: $5000 - $10000
  • Reels:
    • 2k - 10k followers: $50 - $150
    • 10k - 50k followers: $100 - $300
    • 50k - 100k followers: $300 - $600
    • 100k - 500k followers: $600 - $1000
    • 500k+ followers: $1000 - $2000

TikTok:

  • 1 TikTok Video:
    • 2k - 10k followers: $50 - $200
    • 10k - 50k followers: $200 - $400
    • 50k - 100k followers: $400 - $800
    • 100k - 500k followers: $800 - $1500
    • 500k+ followers: $1500 - $3000
  • TikTok Story:
    • 2k - 10k followers: $40 - $100
    • 10k - 50k followers: $100 - $200
    • 50k - 100k followers: $200 - $400
    • 100k - 500k followers: $400 - $800
    • 500k+ followers: $800 - $1500
  • TikTok Live Stream:
    • 2k - 10k followers: $160 - $400
    • 10k - 50k followers: $400 - $800
    • 50k - 100k followers: $800 - $1500
    • 100k - 500k followers: $1500 - $3000
    • 500k+ followers: $3000 - $5000

YouTube:

  • 1 YouTube Video:
    • 2k - 10k subscribers: $250 - $500
    • 10k - 50k subscribers: $500 - $1000
    • 50k - 100k subscribers: $1000 - $2000
    • 100k - 500k subscribers: $2000 - $5000
    • 500k+ subscribers: $5000 - $10000
  • YouTube Story:
    • 2k - 10k subscribers: $100 - $200
    • 10k - 50k subscribers: $200 - $400
    • 50k - 100k subscribers: $400 - $800
    • 100k - 500k subscribers: $800 - $1500
    • 500k+ subscribers: $1500 - $3000
  • Product Placement in Video:
    • 2k - 10k subscribers: $100 - $300
    • 10k - 50k subscribers: $300 - $600
    • 50k - 100k subscribers: $600 - $1000
    • 100k - 500k subscribers: $1000 - $2000
    • 500k+ subscribers: $2000 - $5000

Twitter:

  • 1 Tweet:
    • 2k - 10k followers: $30 - $60
    • 10k - 50k followers: $50 - $100
    • 50k - 100k followers: $100 - $200
    • 100k+ followers: $200 - $400
  • Twitter Thread:
    • 2k - 10k followers: $60 - $120
    • 10k - 50k followers: $100 - $200
    • 50k - 100k followers: $200 - $400
    • 100k+ followers: $400 - $800
  • Twitter Poll:
    • 2k - 10k followers: $20 - $40
    • 10k - 50k followers: $40 - $80
    • 50k - 100k followers: $80 - $160
    • 100k+ followers: $160 - $320

Pricing your services as a creator or influencer requires careful consideration of various factors. While industry standards provide a helpful starting point, your individual circumstances and the specific requirements of each campaign should guide your pricing decisions. Remember, your expertise, audience, and authority are valuable assets—don't undervalue yourself! If you have any questions or need further clarification, feel free to leave a comment below.

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Disclaimer: It's important to note that the information provided in this article is subject to change and may vary based on factors such as country, audience size, engagement rates, activity and market demand. This above guide should not be viewed in isolation. We strongly recommend utilising this information as a guide alongside other research and factors to determine a quote that aligns with your expectations and values.

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