I am just going to say it! I recently made $1000 from an app called TRIBE, which I am so proud of.
$1000 might not be a lot of money to some, but to me it was a huge achievement as a blogger, and an amazing confidence boost. When I started blogging I never went into this industry thinking I would get paid and that is the honest truth. I never thought I would get paid for my blog post, or an image I uploaded on Instagram. To be able to get a second income from something I enjoy so much is just an amazing bonus.
I am obsessed with TRIBE, I love scrolling through the app and checking out all the recent campaigns, it makes me so excited. If you don’t know what Tribe is keep reading.
Firstly the app is my favourite word FREE. TRIBE works with brands and submits campaigns through the app. We bloggers and influencers will then scroll through and see what we like to apply for. The campaigns have images and references as to what the brand is, along with do/don’t guidelines for content submission.
There is loads of categories from beauty, fashion, kids, food and drinks just to name a few something for everyone really. most of the time I have a lot of the products listed in the campaign but if I don’t I go out and purchase a few that are true to my liking. Also a great way of trying new products. Some campaigns also have a ‘ submit a similar image to what you would post if the post is approved. You get paid and get the products sent out to you what a great combo. TRIBE call this pitch posting.
When I first signed up to TRIBE and submitted a photo or video for a campaign, I received a lot of emails saying ” unfortunately your submission has been declined” and off course that sucks. But eventually you will get an email saying ”submission APPROVED!” best feeling ever!!! With all my friends or following who reach out to me asking me about becoming a blogger my first thing I like to say to them is if you can handle rejection you can’t handle this industry. It made me work a little harder but also helped me grow a thick skin when it came to blogging.
I still get rejected by TRIBE on certain campaigns, it is a part of it and that’s okay. I tell all my friends who use TRIBE not to give up! You will eventually get approved for a campaign.
I have recently created content for Neostrata Australia, Lady Speed Stick and Vegemite. Schwarzkopt Australia even purchased the rights to my image.
I love TRIBE and am so thankful for all the opportunities. TRIBE is an incredible platform for brands and influencers or anyone with an active account with over 3000 followers. So, why not join the TRIBE?
For more information on Tribe check out their website here https://www.tribegroup.co/
Stay tuned for my interview with Ben the content manager over at TRIBE on my blog tomorrow.
Words Zerin Hassan / Post editing by Sarah Jane Bell