Many people and businesses hate the term "influencer." Especially those individuals who attach it to themselves and start demanding rather than negotiating. However, the growth of influencer marketing often means they're still getting offers they do not want. To deter them away, people have begun to voice their disapproval both online and in real life. Whether it's a humorous post on Facebook or a stingy sign next to their establishment, one thing is clear: influencers have to adapt their strategies and communication methods in order not to lose potential customers.

#1

This Artist Greets All Influencers With An Offer

This Artist Greets All Influencers With An Offer

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Thunder
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah that’s the good way to stop the ‘rando influencers’

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#2

Influencer Tries To Get Accommodation For Free, They End Up Banning All Bloggers From Their Business

Influencer Tries To Get Accommodation For Free, They End Up Banning All Bloggers From Their Business

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

The entitlement of some people still baffles me, I would never dare to ask anything for free, unless I was dirt poor and going to the soup kitchen or something

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#3

White Banana Beach Club Makes A Wild Suggestion To Influencers

White Banana Beach Club Makes A Wild Suggestion To Influencers

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Thunder
Community Member
1 year ago

They can’t work. They’re influencers

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#4

This Ice Cream Man’s Response To A Choosing Beggar Gives Me Hope For Humanity

This Ice Cream Man’s Response To A Choosing Beggar Gives Me Hope For Humanity

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S.
Community Member
1 year ago

You go, Joe!

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#5

Sick And Tired Of Influencers This Ice Cream Place Introduces A Special Offer

Sick And Tired Of Influencers This Ice Cream Place Introduces A Special Offer

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Kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

i like that tag: #influencersaregross

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#6

Influencer Claims Their Work Is Very Hard, Gets Shut Down

Influencer Claims Their Work Is Very Hard, Gets Shut Down

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James Thompson
Community Member
1 year ago

Lots of work doesn't mean that they aren't insufferable. Also, the term "influencer" makes me cringe. But at the same time, I'd like to get $500k for a single social media post.

KatHat
Community Member
1 year ago

How many really get that sort of bank though? Very very few, I'm guessing.

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Tiffany Marie
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

People already go to all those places anyway without influencers! Like why are they needed to promote a place of business?? Seems more like attention seeking self absorbed crap. Complete Narcissism. Wanting to be famous.

Kiwi Canuck
Community Member
1 year ago

Can I somehow buy other people's "likes" to upvote this 30 times?

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Nunya
Community Member
1 year ago

Sooooo...because you have to create fakery (such as manipulating an image to look like something it isn't) or eating food cold (which we all have to do sooner or later and you do by choice), you feel you are entitled to free things? Get real. If you were a real business person, you would take some of these businesses you offer collaborations to up on their offers such as a refunded outfit if the discount code they offer to provide you is used x number of times. It's called long-term investment. You don't get instant gratification. But, if your business model is working, then you would still get your gratification.

S.
Community Member
1 year ago

I mean, most influencers out there these days seem to do nothing but show off their wealthy lifestyles and post it as their actual content, so I dunno what they even " influence " anymore.

DancingToMyself
Community Member
1 year ago

One another.

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Cindy Collins
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor baby has to eat cold food. I worked in a restaurant once, where I dropped of the food. She literally to pictures of her food for 10 minutes, posted on all the stupid sites, then said her food was cold. My manager watched her do all of this. He said word for word: "maybe next time eat the food as soon as it is delivered instead of taking pictures of it. He advised her that he would not remake the dish but will pop it in the microwave. She wasn't happy.. I thought it was great, and made my night!

EpicFangirl
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

omg they work soooooo hard when all they do is take pictures and get he privilege to BE in a nice hotel! While the rest of humanity is actually trying to do something meaningful in their life by WORKING!!!! ''poor baby!'' you sound like a spoiled little child >:/

Thomas Vinters
Community Member
1 year ago

It -is- a lot of work, no doubt. But it's also a position reserved for the ultra-privileged, and is based on some extremely toxic ideas.

DancingToMyself
Community Member
1 year ago

"Marketing experts"?! I almost fell from my chair.

Kiwi Canuck
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm sure there is a lot of work involved in being an influencer. But why should that entitle them to things where other professionals would pay? (e.g I've never heard a doctor say "can I have a free pizza? I save lives".)

Kasey Earls
Community Member
1 year ago

I have a friend who has an Instagram account targeted to working moms. She has no dreams of being an influencer nor does she have a lot of followers but she likes to share her life and struggles in this format. When she first started she asked me to be a joint-instagramer with her and I quit after less than a week because it was honestly such a pain in the ass. Trying to come up with content on a daily basis, editing the photos just so, writing the captions, trying to find situations and places to take the photos, getting the kids to cooperate, trying to increase followers by interacting with other users...I had no idea what I was getting myself into and it was my own personal hell. I do believe it can be hard work to be an "influencer" but it is so strange to me that for those who do work hard to cultivate these picture perfect lives, are spending so much time glued to their phones that they aren't even living them.

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
1 year ago

Work. Please. The evidence is in when you watch YT "beauty gurus" try to do other people's faces, it looks like hell. Unless you are Lisa Eldridge, stop (STOP) pretending you are a makeup artist. That goes for people who take a shit tonne of photos of a plate of food pretending they've ever done a professional shoot...the list goes on.

Chantal Hobbelen
Community Member
1 year ago

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The video editing takes up hours though. You can't say it's not a lot of work. I'm not justifying their actions, because asking for free stuff is just RUDE. I am just saying that it IS a lot of work

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Thunder
Community Member
1 year ago

🤣

Brandi Walker
Community Member
1 year ago

...I mean, I used to work in a convenience store and the food I brought would get cold by the time I got to eat it because customers would always come in while I was trying to eat and I never got a break to sit down and eat in peace. Also working at that convenience store and in fast food, I had to be at work at 6 am and 5 am, so yeah. You aren't really doing a 'ton of work' that nobody else isn't doing.

WhatEvenIsLife
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh no, cold food and waking up early. How do these people find the will to keep going?????

Seb Cebien
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Confusing question mark and exclamation point ("It's not doing nothing????") already proves in itself the depth of their intellectual emptiness!

Sterrinatu
Community Member
1 year ago

Learn how to use a question mark properly!

Jan Fonti
Community Member
1 year ago

Get a real job!

Kathleen Nelson
Community Member
1 year ago

Gathermyspirits, boo hooo, you poor beleaguered little baby.

Abigail Grunewald
Community Member
1 year ago

Apparently it's now difficult to be spoiled....

porcupine
Community Member
1 year ago

I have a foul mouth, but I sure as hell don’t go dropping “fucks” and “shits” in work emails that are supposed to be “professional af.”

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

The absolute entitlement just kills me. "I had to take a picture and eat cold eggs! Waaaaah!"

Fulsome Kitten
Community Member
1 year ago

Do these kids not have real problems? Wtf.

Tor Rolf Strøm
Community Member
1 year ago

I mean, generalization is a problem here too. Yes there are influencers who do close to nothing.. But there are those who do a lot too. Unfortunately, as a general rule, the most popular ones, are the ones who work very little. Strange world. I have a youtube channel about movies, I'm no influencer, because movie reviewing on yt isn't very popular in my country :P but I still work pretty much full time, at times, with my channel. That said I also have an actual job. I have to, because being a small youtuber isn't paying much.

Happiness is Hippo
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't know why you got down voted, you sound like a very nice, level headed person who works hard :)

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Tarryn Louise
Community Member
1 month ago

People died in Wars so that entitled pricks like this could exist. Sigh.

Lara Verne
Community Member
9 months ago

Eating cold food because it took forever to get that right lighting. Sounds like stupidity, not "TON of work".

Something
Community Member
11 months ago

Influencers do a lot to accomplish nothing.

Karen Klinck
Community Member
11 months ago

What a load of absolute crap. It was your idea, idiot. Eat your food hot; they pay professionals to get this right, not wanna-be moochers.

Peter Jenis
Community Member
1 year ago

i would let the sleep in the park and might borrow them a mat

Kieran Lawson
Community Member
1 year ago

You dont have to edit the photos for hours if they are good in the first place

Tanzim Akter
Community Member
1 year ago

Earthsign needs a reality check. If they find it so easy to be a social media influencer, they should try it out themselves

Marilyn Cuevas
Community Member
1 year ago

So if it’s that terrible, find another job. You know - like the rest of us

Johan Sällman
Community Member
1 year ago

"marketing experts" 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂

Brandy Heitzenrater
Community Member
1 year ago

Anyone is a “photographer” with Instagram filters lol what a joke.

moeless
Community Member
1 year ago

They've never influenced me. Well, maybe to despise them. And that is FREE!

Kendra Price
Community Member
1 year ago

As he sits on his ass expecting free stuff everywhere 😂😂😂oh it must be soooo hard adjusting lighting on a pic of ur food on ur phone! 😂😂😂💀💀💀💀💀💀

Ohio Hands
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah I gave up my job as an influencer because it was too much work, I went to digging ditches instead, now I'm on easy street.

E Scott
Community Member
1 year ago

Don’t play with your food eat it god damnit

Anneliese Annou
Community Member
1 year ago

HAHAHAHAH I hope I had the same difficulties

Laurie Fisk Simpson
Community Member
1 year ago

Influencers for "stuff they like". Can't you take your talent for Photoshop and Marketing to a business that can pay you to "influence"? The stats collected from your presence will give you validation for either a raise...or not. I was thinking hotel employment or event sales for example.

Chris Economy
Community Member
1 year ago

"Eating cold food"?! That changes everything! 🤣😂🤣

Inge Janssen
Community Member
1 year ago

almost 28.000 people died off hunger yesterday.....Hunger kils ten milion every year. Over half off all children die because of honger. Most off them in South-Africa and South America back in the country.... There where no camera's are watching. maybe go for a free stay there, en learn something. or perhaps iff youre going to all that trouble maybe choose a good cause for it.

Mariya Stoyanova
Community Member
1 year ago

So s/he basically just admitted their entire image and BS is fake af. So they kind of manipulate their followers into thinking pictures show real life but they don't. Real life doesn't need editing and filters

David Muench
Community Member
1 year ago

*Breaks out the tiny violin*

Wim Cossement
Community Member
1 year ago

Why don't they become professional photographers then?

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
1 year ago

Get your lazy ass to work...the rest of us have to!

Paul Mitchell
Community Member
1 year ago

Influencers have influenced their own sector so badly I cannot see why anyone pays any attention to them. Wannabe parasites maybe?

Valerie Lessard
Community Member
1 year ago

if it was proper lighting and not IPhone lighting, it may keep the food warm

Chantal Hobbelen
Community Member
1 year ago

It sure is a lot of work. Editing photos takes up SO MUCH time, I know it, I do it too. But asking for a collab for free stuff, na ah. Let them come to you instead (if they do)

Tommy Jo Hunt
Community Member
1 year ago

Me too!

Samantha Lomb
Community Member
1 year ago

They are right about all the behind the scenes work things like social media promotion and podcasting take. I've done some stuff for academic non profits and it takes forever ( 10-13 years in some cases) to build a brand and reach a wide audience and there is a lot of work that goes into make it good.

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#7

The Only Way To Protect Your Business From Wild Cb's

The Only Way To Protect Your Business From Wild Cb's

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Max L.
Community Member
1 year ago

Good way to tell your product work, indeed.

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#8

This Fake Guru Has 186k Followers And Always Post About How Much Money He Makes

This Fake Guru Has 186k Followers And Always Post About How Much Money He Makes

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

Exposure doesn't pay the bills

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#9

The Way They Started Their Letter Is Worth A Separate Post

The Way They Started Their Letter Is Worth A Separate Post

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Ellen
Community Member
1 year ago

Mr. Soho demolished her!

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#10

D Grade Reality Cook Tries To Offer Exposure To Award Winning Restaurant

D Grade Reality Cook Tries To Offer Exposure To Award Winning Restaurant

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Thunder
Community Member
1 year ago

This one is great.

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#11

Influencer Asks To Provided Food For 300-320 Guests For Free

Influencer Asks To Provided Food For 300-320 Guests For Free

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Katinka Min
Community Member
1 year ago

Even I can feel the bruning insult at the suggestion to deliver tons of excellent food that was produced with much work and love, just to have it thrown away.

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#12

"I Guess I Just Lost The Biggest Opportunity Of My Life"

"I Guess I Just Lost The Biggest Opportunity Of My Life"

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes I'm sure this brand will sorely regret sending someone with 1k followers free products... The fact that they offered a discount was more than the influencer deserved

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#13

Restaurant Believes This Influencer Has No Right To Review Their Place

Restaurant Believes This Influencer Has No Right To Review Their Place

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Porto DaMartinica
Community Member
1 year ago

lmao

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#14

This Influencer Was Looking For A Personal Trainer That Would Pay Her For The 'Incredible' Opportunity Of Training Her

This Influencer Was Looking For A Personal Trainer That Would Pay Her For The 'Incredible' Opportunity Of Training Her

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VJF41708
Community Member
1 year ago

Or want.

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#15

My Friend Is A Photographer And He Told Me That He Usually Gets Tons Of Messages Like This One!

My Friend Is A Photographer And He Told Me That He Usually Gets Tons Of Messages Like This One!

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LuckyL
Community Member
1 year ago

ohh wow, such a nice and helpfull idea to have a trade (where she doesn't really have to do anything besides wearing something white...)

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#16

Clothing Designer Is Surprised With Influencer's 'Great' Offer

Clothing Designer Is Surprised With Influencer's 'Great' Offer

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

When you have only 8k followers, you have no right asking for something for free and should just gratefully accept it if some company does want to work with you. Sure it's different when you have a million followers and an ad would reach a large number of people, but with 8k it's not worth it for any company

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#17

Yelper Is Mad Because Restaurant Didn't Them Free Meal In Exchange For Potential Ig Exposure

Yelper Is Mad Because Restaurant Didn't Them Free Meal In Exchange For Potential Ig Exposure

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Ellie
Community Member
1 year ago

PPL need to know who these buggers are. Stop blocking their names.

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#18

Yeah I Need Exposure, But Not This Way, Also I Think The Amount Of Emojis He Used Is Scary

Yeah I Need Exposure, But Not This Way, Also I Think The Amount Of Emojis He Used Is Scary

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James Thompson
Community Member
1 year ago

This sounds like some fort of scam more than a legit influencer (if there is such a thing). The grammatical errors and how the sender is trying to create a sense of urgency regarding the money being sent smacks of scam. Plus, it's not audacious enough to be a real thing. $10 is enough to make a quick scam worth your time but not enough that it'll be too hard to get people to pay.

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#19

Burgers For Bullcrap

Burgers For Bullcrap

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Jasmine Walker
Community Member
1 year ago

Even food critics pay for their meals...

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#20

‘Influencer’ Bride With 55k Followers Tries To Get Wedding Shot For Free, Photographers Destroy Her With Sarcastic Response

‘Influencer’ Bride With 55k Followers Tries To Get Wedding Shot For Free, Photographers Destroy Her With Sarcastic Response

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Pamela24
Community Member
1 year ago

The cancer argument is just...ugh. Awful. And I have a problem to believe it to be true.

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#21

Why Is It That When You Turn Down "Promotion!!!" In Exchange For Real Hard Work, These People Instantly Do A 180?

Why Is It That When You Turn Down "Promotion!!!" In Exchange For Real Hard Work, These People Instantly Do A 180?

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

300 followers.......

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#22

Likes Do Not Pay The Bills Ma'am

Likes Do Not Pay The Bills Ma'am

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Stannous Flouride
Community Member
1 year ago

And even a quick drawing does not take into account the years of education, training, and practice that led to the ability to create it.

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#23

"We Kindly Retract Our Wish To Work With You”

"We Kindly Retract Our Wish To Work With You”

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Katinka Min
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, at least these influencers were polite when their request was rejected.

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#24

Free Food In Exchange For Posts

Free Food In Exchange For Posts

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S.
Community Member
1 year ago

Harsh, but deserves it.

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#25

Traveling Blog Asks If They Can Feature A Hit Restaurant In Their Blog - Then Ask To Be Compensated For It

Traveling Blog Asks If They Can Feature A Hit Restaurant In Their Blog - Then Ask To Be Compensated For It

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Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes, we can offer you to be a dishwasher in the #1 restaurant in WA..

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#26

Laura Worthington Of Laura's Little Bakery Is Sick Of People Asking For Freebies

Laura Worthington Of Laura's Little Bakery Is Sick Of People Asking For Freebies

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

This doesn't sound like a social influencer asking for something but a company asking for something?

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#27

He Said He'd Fry My Router So This Is Goodbye

He Said He'd Fry My Router So This Is Goodbye

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James Thompson
Community Member
1 year ago

Fry his router? Where'd it say he'd do that? I'd like a bit more background on this. Especially because the person demanding free service is bragging about his 315 followers. I have somewhere around that many FB friends and I hate people and am the definition of anti social.

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#28

For Anyone Who Wants To Know What Happened To Towie

For Anyone Who Wants To Know What Happened To Towie

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Tor Rolf Strøm
Community Member
1 year ago

Whoa, I know violence is bad and all, but I'm feeling such a need to punch this person in the face.

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#29

New Tactic Against Influencers? He Never Responded

New Tactic Against Influencers? He Never Responded

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Demi Zwaan
Community Member
1 year ago

Who uses hahaha and lol after a serious answer?

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#30

Bachelorette Contestant Wants Free Rent To Be "Live-In Influencer"

Bachelorette Contestant Wants Free Rent To Be "Live-In Influencer"

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Ellen
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow, so because you were a contestant on one of a million reality shows, you're deserving of free housing?! Shaking my ^##** head

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