What is the best way to ask SMI* for their pay rate? Like this!
Yes that’s the RIGHT way – just DM a short message to your potential SMI, and ask for their rates.
The answer in this example is great – straight to the point and showing authenticity (it’s a good sign when SMI will not agree to promote just any product).
Tip: if the SMI’s answer is not very clear or sincere, or they don’t ask you about your product, they might not be a Pro
Here is another good example of how to write to SMI. This is the right way when you are approaching SMI to HIRE them, rather than with the typical “I love you so much, I am a fan, please recommend my product and I’ll give you a sample for free” B.S..:
Related: More reading about DM to Influencers
SMI* = Social Media Influencers