sojos is a company that designs and sells affordable and trendy sunglasses, eyeglasses, blue light blocking glasses, and eyeglass accessories online.
// the reason //
if you have a public account and post frequently using hashtags, chances are you have received numerous comments from companies asking you to “dm them for a collab” with a ton of emojis added to the message.
so like you, i ignore these messages. i have my email address in my bio on instagram and if a company is truly interested, they can always email me for a collaboration.
well, one day i got a dm request from sojosvision. like i said, typically i ignore these messages but in this case, i decided to accept the message.
// the reason // because i made a recent purchase from the company through amazon, after a recommendation from an influencer.
i liked the product and was interested in collaborating so i responded not really knowing what to expect and a little skeptical that it was legitimate and not a scam.
i’ve heard horror stories of influencers who are just starting out, being scammed by fake companies. i was determined not to be a victim of one of these scams.
so, i went on their main page, picked a few of the influencers, whose photos were being featured, and privately messaged them asking if they had a good experience while working with the company.
each person responded pretty quickly and talked me through the process. they were so kind and i really appreciate them taking the time to respond to me.
<< honestly, this is the best piece of advice i have if you are trying to work with a company. reach out to other accounts who have worked with them recently and see how their experience was. it certainly alleviated a lot of stress for me >>
// the process //
the process was super simple, so simple that it almost seemed too good to be true.
they provided multiple options for products: i was able to choose two, then they wanted me to place the items in my cart, give them the total (including tax an shipping) and they refunded me via paypal.
after you receive the products in the mail, you make a post about them on instagram and write an honest review about the products on amazon.
it was that simple.
// the result //
i’ve worked with sojos vision twice thus far and would love to work with them again!
i got a few pairs of glasses from the collab which i absolutely love and definitely feel comfortable recommending.
if you get the chance to work with sojos vision, do it!