Just thinking out loud here and was wondering what everyones general thoughts are regarding contacting brands and other companies for sponsorships, either through the content you post, or a collaborative thing.
Clearly having a big account would make a huge difference, but what do you think is the right point in which you can successfully contact a brand without looking spammy, or without looking desperate for attention?
Is there a follower sweet spot where you’re considered “legit enough” for a brand to recognize you and offer promotional items? 10k? 20k? 100k?
The reason I ask, is because for my photography I’ve been looking for collaborative stuff that I can incorporate into photos without having to buy and return, I’d rather just get a loaner from someone that fits what I need, and return it (or not if they don’t care).
edit - was specific to Instagram but I guess it can live in OT for general sponsorship related talk