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What's the best 'shoutout for cash' marketplace?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by sashakozak, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. sashakozak

    sashakozak Newbie

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    Hi guys,

    You might already know me with my SFS / 'shoutout for shoutout' service Postforpost :rolleyes: hah less likely...
    We've partnered with a marketplace 'shoutouts for cash' LabelUp to share our user bases cuz it turns out really hard to get SFS community's attention.

    So, I am wondering which else potential partners I can get - what do you guys use? Just the name would be sufficient if you can't post the link.

    Here's the list I found - let me know if you use one of the below or any other service including local ones:
    - IG Shoutouts
    - Buyashoutout
    - Buysellshoutouts
    - Sponsta
    - Shoutcart
    - LabelUp
    - Insta.Direct
    - Shoutout Studios
    - ShoutQ
    - ShoutoutZoo

    Tx ;)
     
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  2. danceparty

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    Hey, I am the owner of Shoutcart and I would like to add my input, keep in mind I am a little biased but hopefully I can present a transparent comparison of my network to everybody else out there.

    -IG Shoutouts- this website is basically a wordpress theme, doesn't offer live stats on the accounts it sells shoutouts on, its difficult to browse because of their card style listings, it also has random pricing options which make it difficult to analyze how much return on your money you are getting. It has 40% commission on sales which sucks for advertisers, and their minimum to join is 25k followers.

    -Buyashoutout- another wordpress theme with dead accounts on there, they take 20% commission and 25k minimum to join. it has very few accounts and sells other random services, super hard to navigate around the website, cluttered and clunky.

    -Buysellshoutouts- this used to be a good resource, until they mixed up a bunch of "social services" in there and made a huge mess of the website, this one is also a wordpress theme which is not a real network. their commissions are 30% and 50k minimum to join

    -Sponsta- this one is an influencer network which means you have a ton of actual people creating or interacting with products and in my opinion their services and shoutouts are WAAAAAAY overpriced. It also means long lead times and you need to plan your campaigns months in advance. I am not sure what advertisers get positive ROI there, probably nobody as its skewed towards branding campaigns. Their website looks nice so that?s ?cute? I guess. I can see this working only for personalities with large followings online, such as youtube + shapchat + twitter + instagram. Don?t know their fees but I am sure they?re around 30%-50% as is everything branding related.

    -LabelUp- looks like these guys have a geo based network focused on Russia, in my opinion its a little too targeted. There is no info on their fees or requirements to join so when its secretive like that, I think its too high and probably not worth the time for advertisers and instagrammers.

    -Insta.Direct- looks like another Russian network, no info on anything what so ever. i would pass.

    -Shoutout Studios- not sure what this is, not a network, cant even order any shoutouts, probably should not be on this list.

    -ShoutQ- this site is in beta, has a ton of fake accounts on there and I wasn't able to order or view any details, it brought me to a bunch of 404 and 500 error pages.

    -ShoutoutZoo- this one looked promising, i like their navigation, has a good amount of accounts, but again, its based on wordpress and i know their stats are not updated live. you could end up buying a lot of fakes or looking at outdated info, like followers, price and likes per picture. i like that they have filters for s4s and shoutout-for-free-products but i saw a bunch of food accounts, and i am not sure how that should work, do advertisers send them free burgers for shoutouts or something?!?! this site was probably abandoned.


    Now this brings me to my last website. shoutcart.com!


    -Shoutcart- we programmed the site from ground up so its an actual network, not a repurposed wordpress theme or some script. we built it with instagram in mind so its a dynamic, self server platform that runs very lean and allows us to offer a lot of cool features to advertisers and instagrammers alike. its also NOT an influencer network, its a shoutout marketplace, for trackable, scalable, programmatic buying of IG shoutouts.


    We run live statistics on all the accounts, updated once a day, the pricing is all current and updated by account owners themselves. we have proprietary algorithm running and checking for bot activity on all of our accounts and it calculates ?Shoutout Score? which advertisers rely on. Higher score means better engagement and authenticity of account?s followers.


    Our fees are the lowest of everyone at 10% which allows advertisers to get maximum ROI, in advertising business when you give advertisers best price, they come back with more business so its a win-win for everyone in the long run.


    We allow accounts with few thousand followers all the way up to 8m followers (our highest followed partner), its all free, easy and quick to join.


    Our system is self-serve, as an instagrammer, you add your account, verify you?re the admin, add description + pricing + category of your account and you are set. You get notified of new sales, post the shoutouts and get paid. We take care of the screenshots, dealing with buyers and tracking stats (likes and comments) so you don't have to waste your time. Don't like the content or the account being shouted? Easily cancel it and move on to the next.


    As an advertiser, you are able to browse accounts by category, followers, shoutout score (previously mentioned). Everything is live so you know you are buying on the most recent information about the account. You load up your balance, choose which shoutouts you want all the way upto 100 shoutouts per order, pay for it, sit back, relax, watch your conversions roll in. Everything is automatic, no manual back and forth required like in the influencer networks! everything is tracked with stats, screenshots and reports. Our fees are low so you are paying the same amounts as if you were to contact all the individual instagrammers directly resulting in maximized ROI.


    ???
    About me. I?ve been developing apps for 7 years and discovered instagram marketing to be one of the best ways to promote my games and apps. I was able to chart a bunch of flappy bird knockoffs, and participated in dozens of campaigns that put games into top 10 in USA on app store. I ran out of games and apps to promote, so I built Shoutcart for my friends and colleges to reach these instagrammers too, and now we are pushing some awesome games through the charts together!


    I started Shoutcart in February of 2015, and re-launched it in December of 2015. We grew from a handful of accounts to over 200 accounts in a matter of a month. Our reach is now 100M followers total and I don't see signs of slowing down. The fact that you can reach 100M people with just a few clicks of your mouse is pretty fascinating! And best thing is that you can reach them on the cheap! We run at least 10 campaigns per day so we have a lot of


    I am currently working on providing more guidance on properly setting up IG accounts for games and apps on instagram, which I wrote a few posts on here blog.shoutcart.com


    I encourage everyone to signup and add their accounts, lets make some money in 2016 together! Link in my sig :)
     
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    3 days ago I updated my account. 3 days later still inactive. There are administrative issues on your website.
     
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    On your site, it's near impossible for me to find shoutouts in my niche, which is geek stuff like nintendo, comics etc. How should i be doing this?
     
  5. danceparty

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    when you make changes to your info or pricing, your account goes back into approval queue, one of our support members will approve it shortly!
     
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    we currently don't offer anything that specific, but i will note that for future updates. thanks!