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ICYMI: Rounding Up Our Top Posts

ICYMI: Rounding Up Our Top Posts

New to the blog page and not sure where to start? Jump in to our top ten most popular posts right here!

8 Books All Creators Need To Read

8 Books All Creators Need To Read

These are our top reading recommendations for creators to cozy up with this holiday season.

Pricing Holiday Campaigns

Pricing Holiday Campaigns

To help you seal the deal on your holiday pitch, we spoke to two creators in the Willa community about calculating your holiday campaign rate, knowing how (and when) to share pricing, and how to successfully negotiate the perfect partnership that lasts into the new year. Part 2 of our Holiday series.

5 Things We Loved This Week

5 Things We Loved This Week

5 Things is back and better than ever! Bringing you a curated look at the best creator news on the internet each week.

6 Tips for Prepping Your Holiday Pitch

6 Tips for Prepping Your Holiday Pitch

The holiday season is here, so if you haven’t started prepping your holiday pitch, now is the time to get started! This is part one of our two-part holiday campaign series.

4 Ways Creators Can Cash In On The Audio Boom

4 Ways Creators Can Cash In On The Audio Boom

Thanks to Clubhouse, and new features from Facebook and Twitter, there are multiple ways creators can use their voices (literally) to get paid.

Reels vs. TikTok: Which One Should I Post On?

Reels vs. TikTok: Which One Should I Post On?

While the two platforms are similar, the answer depends on what you're trying to achieve.

4 Characteristics of The New Creator Class

4 Characteristics of The New Creator Class

This recent report commissioned by Mighty Networks, a digital community platform, makes about a thousand KILLER points about the creator economy and how you can act today to shape a better future for us all.

TEN Things We Loved This Week: Thanksgiving Mega Edition

TEN Things We Loved This Week: Thanksgiving Mega Edition

Did you miss us? Our popular Friday roundup "5 Things We Loved This Week" has been on hiatus, but we're BACK with a double-stacked Thanksgiving edition just for you.

Why Brands Think You're Turning Them Down Vs. Why You Actually Are

Why Brands Think You're Turning Them Down Vs. Why You Actually Are

The relationship between creators and brands can be a tricky one, but ultimately, everyone's professional life will be better and see more success if these two groups can communicate, understand each other, and become teammates.

Everything you Need to Know about Holiday Gift Guides

Everything you Need to Know about Holiday Gift Guides

The holiday season is quickly approaching and brands are finding it more difficult to get budget-friendly and effective campaigns for their products online. If your gift guides aren't live yet, here's what you need to know to launch!

I Tried Pitching Myself for 30 Days: Was it worth it?

I Tried Pitching Myself for 30 Days: Was it worth it?

Willa has created tons of actionable advice to help with cold outreach to brands, so I decided to put it to the test!

9 Ways to Collab with Other Creators

9 Ways to Collab with Other Creators

Collaborating with other creators is a great way to grow together professionally and become more involved with your community. Not to mention, being a creator can often be a lonely profession if you don't partner with others since most often it is a one-person show. Ready to get started collabing with other creators? Here are 9 ideas to get your next creative project up and running!

5 Social Media Platforms That Will Pay You For Your Content

5 Social Media Platforms That Will Pay You For Your Content

Successful creators can earn money from Creator Funds thanks to their stand-out content.

2021 Consumer Trends for the Holiday Season

2021 Consumer Trends for the Holiday Season

With the holiday season quickly approaching, now is a great time to pay attention to consumer trends regarding search and shopping intention. Not only will these trends help you stay ahead of the curve when it comes to creating content, they can also help you with collaboration ideas and negotiating!

5 Reasons The "Metaverse" Is A Big Deal For Creators

5 Reasons The "Metaverse" Is A Big Deal For Creators

It may sound like science fiction, the the potential for creators is real.

How Influencers Can Fix Instagram's Mental Health Problem

How Influencers Can Fix Instagram's Mental Health Problem

Creators can contribute to change on Instagram by being mindful about what they post.

Contract Terms You Need to Know

Contract Terms You Need to Know

It's no secret that most brands are writing contracts intended to mostly benefit themselves. In order to help you protect your work and get the 💸  you deserve, we have compiled a few terms to be on the lookout for when reviewing contracts for partnerships and platforms.

The Best Hashtag Tools for Instagram

The Best Hashtag Tools for Instagram

Hashtags are a promising way to help your Instagram account grow organically and beat back against the decline in organic reach. However, with countless “experts” out there, hundreds of different tools, and regular changes from Instagram themselves, where do you even start?

Tips for Successful Partnerships From an Advertising Professional

Tips for Successful Partnerships From an Advertising Professional

If you’ve ever wondered how an advertising professional views online content creators, this interview is for you!

How to Get Brands Reaching out to YOU

How to Get Brands Reaching out to YOU

The Holiday season is just around the corner and brands are searching for new partners to share their message (and marketing budget)! Will they be able to find you?

Scaling your Pitching Process

Scaling your Pitching Process

We created a process to help you send more pitches with ease and collect data to evaluate where you can improve. If you are ready to save time and make more 💸  keep reading!

 4 Tips to Write Better Pitches

4 Tips to Write Better Pitches

Writing a great pitch takes practice. Here's everything we know so you can send a 🔥  pitch.

It Just Got Easier To Become A Pinterest Creator

It Just Got Easier To Become A Pinterest Creator

Pinterest had an incredible 2020 and they’re rising to the occasion. Now, there are multiple ways for creators to make money on the app.

Optimize Your Instagram For Search in 2021

Optimize Your Instagram For Search in 2021

How can creators use IG's new keyword-search-by-interest tool to their advantage? Here’s everything you need to know about the recent update and how you can ace Instagram SEO in 2021

Our Top Tips for Determining Your Rate

Our Top Tips for Determining Your Rate

Rates are a hot topic with creators because there are few standards and limited transparency on how to price your work. While there are many factors that go into pricing creative work, we compiled our best tips on pricing to help you find the right rate for you.

How to Create a Content Calendar

How to Create a Content Calendar

Using a content calendar allows you to more easily plan out social media content and remain consistent with your messaging across multiple platforms.

Link in Bio Page Template + Tutorial

Link in Bio Page Template + Tutorial

Ready to create your own link in bio page on your WordPress site? Download the template below!

3 Things Partnerships Managers Wish You Knew

3 Things Partnerships Managers Wish You Knew

Have you ever wished you could peer inside the brain of the partnerships managers you're sending those pitches to? We had the chance to hear from a few, and let's just say they had a lot on their minds!

10 Influencer Platforms for Creators to Join

10 Influencer Platforms for Creators to Join

Our recommendations for how to make the most of the many platforms available to you!

4 Tips for Creating a Content Management System

4 Tips for Creating a Content Management System

With the growing demands of social platforms wanting creators to push more and more content, keeping track of the content you’ve created is key to reducing your production workload.

7 Things To Automate As A Creator

7 Things To Automate As A Creator

We’ve compiled 7 things you can work towards automating in your business to save you time, so you can focus more on the tasks that drive your revenue.

5 Productivity Hacks from Maria Aldrey

5 Productivity Hacks from Maria Aldrey

Have you been struggling to be productive lately? To help you get through your work more efficiently, we are sharing 5 productivity hacks from Maria Aldrey, productivity expert and founder of GroovyWink.com.

The Case Of The Disappearing Instagram Links

The Case Of The Disappearing Instagram Links

A possible Instagram glitch is endangering the livelihoods of creators.

How to Create a Link-in-Bio Page for your Website

How to Create a Link-in-Bio Page for your Website

What is a Link-In-Bio page and why do you need one?

What Goes in a Media Kit?

What Goes in a Media Kit?

While having a media kit is not necessarily required for securing partnerships, it does provide a handy way to share relevant statistics with your potential partners!

Finding the Right Content Scheduler for your Business

Finding the Right Content Scheduler for your Business

Trying to find one that fits your needs as a creator can be difficult, especially as many often lack the features that may be most beneficial to you. Read on for how to schedule your content and how to find the right platform for you.

Getting Started with Affiliate Marketing

Getting Started with Affiliate Marketing

Are you ready to increase your income as a creator? Affiliate marketing may be a viable stream to do so.

13 Ways to Repurpose your Video Content

13 Ways to Repurpose your Video Content

With the recent push for video content from platforms & brands alike, we rounded up the best ways to reuse your existing video content and to stretch the use of anything new you make as much as possible.

The secret way Instagram is telling you how to post

The secret way Instagram is telling you how to post

If you want to know the best way to post on Instagram, just take a look at its own accounts.

5 Things I Loved This Week

5 Things I Loved This Week

Isabel's bi-weekly roundup of the best creator and digital media news

5 Tips to Incorporate More Video on Instagram

5 Tips to Incorporate More Video on Instagram

The creator mantra in 2021 has been "video is king" so to help make it easier on you, we are sharing 5 tips to incorporate more video content without getting overwhelmed!

Under Review: The LuLaRich Docu-Series

Under Review: The LuLaRich Docu-Series

Under Review is our new space to share fresh takes on creator-relevant books, movies, podcasts and more. Up first, the new series looking inside the MLM industry.

7 Tips for Organically Growing Your Instagram Following in 2021

7 Tips for Organically Growing Your Instagram Following in 2021

We have gathered the top tips for growing on Instagram, as well as sharing some results from our own testing of these commonly shared growth strategies.

Influencers Deserve A Safety Net

Influencers Deserve A Safety Net

With the Instagram outage fresh in our minds, those who put their entire livelihoods in the hands of social media companies are owed a safety net back.

Does Using #ad Hurt Your Engagement?

Does Using #ad Hurt Your Engagement?

Are platforms limiting influencers sponsored content? Or is there another explanation as to why sponsored content may not perform as well as organic content?

7 Things You Didn't Know About Cold Emailing

7 Things You Didn't Know About Cold Emailing

Cold emailing to brands may sound intimidating at first, but being informed on them can help you garner higher success as well as giving you something to benchmark your results against.

7 Stats to Know Before Sending your Holiday Pitches

7 Stats to Know Before Sending your Holiday Pitches

Holiday campaigns are already starting to be solidified for the 2021 season. Now is the time to start sending your pitches, and we want to make sure you know all the juicy industry deets to craft a fire pitch and get paid your worth!

Explode your TikTok Growth with Tips from Top Creators

Explode your TikTok Growth with Tips from Top Creators

TikTok is where all the major growth seems to be happening these days. Here's how you can capitalize on it.

4 Ways To Be Prepared for The Next IG Apocalypse

4 Ways To Be Prepared for The Next IG Apocalypse

Were you panicking about your business when IG was down? Doing these 7 things now will ensure you own more of your funnel & save yourself some stress.

What It Means For You If TikTok Is "The New IG"

What It Means For You If TikTok Is "The New IG"

And the DL on whether it REALLY is...or if that's just cliched hype

How To Take Your Content Creation Business Full-Time

How To Take Your Content Creation Business Full-Time

How do you know when you’re ready to make the leap from side-hustle to replacing your day job?

5 Things I Loved This Week

5 Things I Loved This Week

Isabel's bi-weekly roundup of the best creator and digital media news

Is Live Shopping The Next Era of Influencing?

Is Live Shopping The Next Era of Influencing?

As live shopping takes over our feeds, find out what you might be missing if you don't add it to your content streams.

Why Can't Instagram Get Links Right?

Why Can't Instagram Get Links Right?

These new link stickers don't feel much like an upgrade, do they?

Are You Anyone's Favorite Instagram?

Are You Anyone's Favorite Instagram?

Instagram's new Favorites feature could be a game changer. Whose list will you be on?

Q&A with Ariel Burstein of Thought Leaders Agency

Q&A with Ariel Burstein of Thought Leaders Agency

A recap of our AMA with a YouTube brand partnerships expert

4 Key Takeaways From Our Contract Negotiation Workshop

4 Key Takeaways From Our Contract Negotiation Workshop

The most important things a creator needs to remember about negotiating contracts for brand partnerships.

4-Step Framework for Pitching: Understanding Pitching from the Brand's Perspective

4-Step Framework for Pitching: Understanding Pitching from the Brand's Perspective

Learn what brands really want from creators in the pitching process and how to take yours to the next level.

Best Practices for Managing your Partnerships

Best Practices for Managing your Partnerships

Our top tips to make a good impression on brands with your campaign management.

Set Yourself Apart with Campaign Wrap-Ups

Set Yourself Apart with Campaign Wrap-Ups

Taking this step can go the extra mile to impress brands, AND it helps you assess and improve your performance.

Welcome to the Willa Community Resource Page

Welcome to the Willa Community Resource Page

What are we doing here, and why should you care?

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