Influencers 101

Should You Buy Real Instagram Followers? Breaking Down the Options

Should You Buy Real Instagram Followers? Breaking Down the Options

It's a tough time to be an Instagram influencer. With Instagram's algorithm seemingly locking down your ability to grow follower count, it's no wonder people are turning to strange and often shady services and apps to buy followers. 

Today I'm going to break down the issue from a few angles, with no judgement. After all, everybody has the same goal in mind: Become an Instagram influencer.

To pay or not to pay for Instagram followers, that is the question...

Buy Instagram Followers

It's a catch 22. Brands know that influencers are buying followers to grow their appeal and...


Confession from Fashion Brands: What They Want From Influencers

Confession from Fashion Brands: What They Want From Influencers

Becoming a fashion influencer is hard, and getting harder. That's because so many people want to get into the game. You can have talent, style, and great images and still be unable to get the attention of top fashion brands on Instagram, YouTube, and other social media platforms.

We've started our PodSquad Confessions Series to help you navigate the waters of leveraging an Instagram presence to start working with fashion's most interesting brands today.

Become a Fashion Instagram Influencer Confession Series

Fashion Brand Confessions

For our inaugural article we asked three different fashion marketing professionals at three different brands to answer three...


Becoming a Paid Influencer: How Many Instagram Followers Do You Need?

Becoming a Paid Influencer: How Many Instagram Followers Do You Need?

Becoming an Instagram influencer can be a game changer. Getting paid to post about the things that drive you sounds awesome. At PodSquad we work with brands that hire influencers on Instagram every day, which gives us access to follower data.

So today we're going to answer one simple question:

How many followers do you need to get paid to post on Instagram?

OK, let's break this down. When you are starting out as an influencer you'll likely be offered free product, coupons, or discount codes in exchange for content. That nice and all, but the real fun starts when you start making...