An Influencer Introduction With Dai Manuel
Dai Manuel shares their favorite tools, how they grow their audience, how they find sponsors, and more.
1 of 13What question are you asked the most when you tell someone you're a blogger/content creator?
What’s your website? What do you blog/talk about?
2 of 13How do brands find you?
Social and my website.
3 of 13Is there anything that you believe a brand should know before they begin reaching out to influencers?
Yes! Read my content. Check out my social. Check out my communities and videos/keynotes… get to know my voice and what I stand for before sending me a ‘blanketed’ pitch.
4 of 13What one tool for your content or your business can you not live without?
I love my Google suite of tools.
5 of 13How do you decide how much to charge a brand?
Depends on the scope of campaign and length of partnership.
6 of 13What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome when starting out?
To be honest, didn’t have too many struggles, but if I had to identify one it is trying to tell a brand a single blog article on my site isn’t going to get the results that they are wanting. Need to tell a great story and spread it out over a few months… using multi-channels to tell it.
7 of 13How do you personally keep your content true to your voice while also delivering value to a brand?
I write the content and do it my way. I only work with brands I can stand behind.
8 of 13What is the biggest challenge you face now that you have an established audience?
No challenges currently.
9 of 13How did you grow your audience when you started out?
I connected with people -- and still do -- as well personally respond to every inquiry. I lead with value first all the time…
10 of 13What helps you maintain your motivation to continue creating content?
I love to help people.. If one person finds one of my pieces of content helpful and helps them with making a lifestyle change that makes them healthier and happier, then I count that a great day!
11 of 13What's the one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out in content creation?
Consistency! Don’t give up… keep leading with value and get to know your audience.
12 of 13What is your most defining piece of content in your opinion? Why?
The series I wrote on living an #AddictionFreeLife https://www.daimanuel.com/?s=addiction+free+life
13 of 13What brands would you most like to work with?
I like working with brands that are making a difference every day - care about their audiences and want to make a big change in the world… if brands fit that, that’s great! Also, being a lifestyle brand, I’d really like to align with an airline and hotel chain to tell the story of staying healthy no matter where you go… I could go on and on re: this idea…. But will keep it brief for now.