Question Has anyone heard of SeedingUp?

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  1. DragoNate

    DragoNate Well-Known Member TubeBuddy Star

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    So, I received an email today from SeedingUp, which is an influencer platform similar to something like Grapevine. Basically, you can have opportunities to get paid for making videos. Reviews, tutorials, hauls and product tests and that kind of thing.
    Has anyone heard of SeedingUp or received an email from them? What do you know about them? How reputable are they?
    The email showed up in my spam folder, so naturally I'm a little leery about it, though I've received other emails that shouldn't go to spam, but they do for whatever reason. I'm just curious if anyone has any experience with this company. I mean, if I can get paid, up to $100 or so just for making a video, that'd be nice... would help pay for better equipment and such :p

    Thoughts?
     


  2. Ikerot

    Ikerot Well-Known Member TubeBuddy User

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    lol SeedingUp sounds like a torrent website (or at least a website to revive dead torrents). I don't know much about that site, though. Other than the website looks pretty... seedy. I wouldn't trust it. What did the email say, anyways?
     


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    DragoNate Well-Known Member TubeBuddy Star

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    Email copy/paste below. Links removed just in case.
    Dear YouTuber,

    I'm Lara from SeedingUp, an online platform for influencer marketing, and find your YouTube channel DragoNate fantastic.

    It would be great to commission influencer videos on your YouTube channel on behalf of our advertisers. I obtained your email address from your business contact details on YouTube.

    The SeedingUp content seeding & influencer marketing platform has been operating since 2005. We have a blog marketing portfolio of over 20,000 bloggers, Facebook and Twitter outreach of over 700 million followers and over 16,000 active advertisers ranging from agencies to well-known companies from various industries.

    For comprehensive influencer marketing, we recently launched our product 'Influencer Video', which allows our advertisers to have YouTubers create targeted reviews, tutorials, hauls and product tests.

    I would be very happy, if you could register (non-binding) your YouTube channel with us at www..com. For your YouTube channel, I would recommend a price range from 50 -100 Euros / US Dollars for Influencer Video bookings. You can then start immediately to receive booking requests. With us, your editorial freedom of choice is of utmost importance therefore, every booking request is non-binding!

    More information can be found at https://www..com

    Feel free to also register your social profiles (Facebook, Twitter and Google+) for Social Seeding. Here you will be paid for each post (usually the sharing of articles and videos) and, of course, also blogs and other online media.

    We look forward to working with you. I am happy to answer your queries at any time.
     


  4. Phil

    Phil Administrator Administrator

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    I got that email too. Seemed a bit shady and I'm leery of sites that need to mass-email a bunch of random people like that
     


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    Ikerot Well-Known Member TubeBuddy User

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    Oh, yeah, that's a copy and pasted email alright (not you, Drago, the sender). Too shady for me. I'd ask "her" questions if she even responds to them lol.
     


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  6. Andrew

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    I also got this E-mail, so I am starting to wonder if they are targeting TB users.... Hmm.
     


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    kunicross Newbie Member

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    I didn't get one, propably my channel is too small

    Can't say if they are genuine or it's a scam usually if they actually respond to messages I would say that's a good thing - the whole influencer business itself is a bit problematic - always depending on local juristritcion but here in Germany some major Instagram personalities got into legal trouble for not flagging their advertisement good and clear enough.
     


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    Honestly, I hate to say it, but any influencer program that's looking to work with smaller channels isn't probably going to get too much in terms of results. The name of the game with influencers is how much influence you have, which means (generally) how many people each of your videos reach. Whenever I see mass-mailed requests like this, I just figure they blast out to everyone and that there's either some way they're scraping away at your revenue (so they can take a little off the top of a lot of YouTube creators) or they work with brands who want to put their products in the hands of whoever will take them, which doesn't mean huge deals.
     


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    DragoNate Well-Known Member TubeBuddy Star

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    Thanks for the responses guys. I actually received a second email from them... Exact same wording. However, this time it was NOT in spam... I also noticed at the top, where it says the email came from, it has a via and another email.

    So it says service@seedingup(dot)com via mail3(dot)rapidmail(dot)de for the second one. The first one says via rmh5(dot)net (the spam one)
    (the word "dot" used to avoid accidental clicking)
     


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    I recently got an email from them too.
     


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    DragoNate Well-Known Member TubeBuddy Star

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    @Ikerot I sent an email asking about the "influencer video" (with deliberately terrible grammar, might I add) and for her to explain what it was. Amazingly, I received a response ^^
     


  12. Ikerot

    Ikerot Well-Known Member TubeBuddy User

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    what did they say?
     


  13. DragoNate

    DragoNate Well-Known Member TubeBuddy Star

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    @Ikerot

    Message pasted below, links removed




    Hello,

    Thank you for your response and your interest in our platform.

    As we are receiving increasingly more and more inquiries about our product, Influencer Video (monetization of your YouTube channel), we would like to take the first steps and clarify for you, how to successfully register your YouTube channel on our platform and give you a brief overview of SeedingUp.

    SeedingUp has been connecting companies and influencers since 2005 and has thus established itself as an efficient and reliable service provider for professional content seeding on blogs, online media, websites, and in social networks. SeedingUp has a global customer base, which includes SEO agencies and renowned corporations to specialised online shops.

    We would be happy to explain the steps you need to successfully register your YouTube channel:

    1. You can register at [seedingup com/publishers] - 'Register without any obligations'. You can set up a SeedingUp customer account for free and without any obligations. After your customer account has been activated, you will have access to all offers and services on our platform.

    2. Create a YouTube channel under 'Publisher' -> 'Influencer Video'. At this point, please check that your profile is publicly accessible and that the number of subscribers can be retrieved. Under [seedingup com/my-seedingup/publisher/influencer-video.html] you will find the form to create your offer as well as to set a price within our generated price range. Please note that the channel or the user URL must be entered. URLs with '/ c /' or a direct name cannot be entered.

    3. Your offer will be activated once our quality team has reviewed it. It will then be visible and bookable for our advertisers from now on.

    4. You will be informed via email of any booking requests. If the specifications are to your liking, then you can accept the booking. If not, then you can simply decline it. You have no obligation to accept bookings.

    5. In addition to your YouTube channel, you can also use SeedingUp to monetize your websites, blogs, and social media profiles (Facebook, Google+, and Twitter) [seedingup com/publishers/]

    We are happy to answer your questions at any time.
     


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