Welcome, rockstar! 💜
Let’s get started, shall we? In this article, you’ll find all the needed tools for a successful journey with Billo. 😎
Table of contents:
Let’s talk about the most important part of your profile - the video pitch!
This guide will prepare you to get started making videos for brands and get paid for it💜
To show off the brands why they would enjoy working with you without even meeting you, you have to nail your video pitch!
After you sign-up on the platform, make a video introducing yourself to thousands of cool brands! The video pitch is about YOU - it’s not an ad for a specific product (you’ll work on those later haha)!
Tips & Tricks:
1. Introduce yourself! 👋
Now’s your chance to show off all the strong and unique qualities that you have. Pick up your favorite product, and don’t forget to focus on yourself and how that product aligns with being the superhuman that you are!
If you’re a parent, pet owner, dancer - anything that makes you is the thing to show off!
2. Length. ⏰
Important! Do not exceed the 15s duration. The brands will use your content for their ads and the rules are pretty strict when it comes to the duration of the video
3. Aspect ratio. 📐
Make sure the aspect ratio of the video is 9:16.
Not sure how? You can edit the format using the “InShot” app while clicking on “canvas”.
In this article, you'll find everything that you need to know about aspect ratios (hyperlink to Eglės Tips & Tricks)
4. Light. 💡
Shoot in a well-lit area or use natural light. Make sure to choose a neutral and non-distracting background.
5. Give Yourself Some Space! 🌎
Don’t be too close to a camera or too far away. Some space above your head and on the sides and you’ll be good to go. You can turn on your grid - this will work perfectly for a 9:16 aspect ratio!
6. Camera level. 🎥
Keep the camera steady and at eye level. No one likes shaky footage so use a tripod or just put the camera sturdy.
7. No filters. 🚫
Do not add any text, filters, or music to the video.
8. Branding. 🤓
IMPORTANT: Make sure the branding/product packaging is readable.
If not - just flip the video and you’ll be all set! ⬇️
9. Energy. 🙌
Pump yourself up! You’re the only person in the room, and you’re the director. In order to avoid sounding flat on camera, get hyped with your favorite track, take a lap around the room, if-else fails, just shake it out and get loose.
Talk to the camera like how you would talk to your favorite human - keep eye contact and avoid looking in different directions. Confidence is key!
If you’re more of a visual learner, here is a video from our creator Mei Lu - she is a pro on Video Pitches!
Once your video is uploaded on the Billo app, our Talent Manager will review it in 24 hours or less.
If the video fits our quality standards, you’ll be approved and ready to apply to tasks.
If not - we will reach out to you via email asking for changes & share some useful tips. You’ll have 7 days to re-upload your pitch.
VIDEO PITCH IS APPROVED - WHAT’S NEXT?
Get some applying action going! 👩💻
Get yourself out there and show brands that you mean business, yet still having fun while doing it. Apply for the tasks via app while clicking the tab “offers”.
More applications = more chances you get to be approved.
On average you need to apply to ~21 tasks in order to be approved on 1. So keep those applications coming!
I’ve applied to the tasks but never got accepted
It’s time to update your video pitch! Make sure you upload a high-quality video that represents your skills. We have prepared a few tips and tricks on video creation that will help you out.
I GOT MY FIRST APPROVAL!
Congrats! You did it! 🥳
Turn on your notifications! You’ll know exactly when you are approved for the task.
While the brand sends you their product and delivery process could take a while - create a game plan, be strategic, and plan how to execute your video beforehand. Save your time and ensure your video’s quality!
Brand Ships Out The Product 🚀
➝ Thoroughly read through the brief
Write down the duration/aspect ratio/scenes/mentions down. Plan out, what to say/do on each shot. We recommend doing some brand research, educating yourself on the product (why somebody would love to buy it). Get familiar with the message that the brand is trying to get across. Are they cool? Laidback? Authentic?
➝ Plan Your Video Shoot
Plan out the actual footage that needs to be shot. For example: introduce yourself, talk about the product while using some cool close-up shots, show the product in use, and then share your thoughts firmly.
Think of how you’re going to present yourself: there are certain scenarios, where the looks matter. For example, while reviewing skincare products make sure that you don’t wear makeup, have beautiful bare skin, etc.
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How do I communicate with the brand?
We kindly ask you to not communicate with the brands outside the Billo app regarding the tasks on Billo since the direct communication has previously caused problems with product logistics, edits requests, payouts and etc.
I RECEIVED MY PRODUCT!
Lights, camera, action! 🎥
Once you receive the product - you have 3 days to upload your content.
You Receive The Product 📦
➝ Prepare Your Voice-Over Script
➝ Shoot an unboxing video for your final edit ➝ Test out the product. Get familiar with it.
Shoot Your Video 🎬
➝ Double-check what aspect ratio are you shooting for (9x16, 1x1, 4x5, 16x9)
➝ Do test shots with the product
➝ Film yourself using the product
➝ Film different angles of the product
➝ Review your footage and check if you have all the shots you need for your final edit
Edit Your Video 📲
➝ Edit video to the length that was requested (15s, 30s, 60s)
➝ Consider using jump cuts to break one single take
➝ Review your final edit and check if the message is clear and fits the brief
🌸 The first few seconds of a video are crucial. Doing something that will catch the viewers’ attention immediately, engages them right away - shoot for it.
🌸 Give the necessary information and show the product clearly. Make it clear what the product is all about.
🌸 Be creative, experiment, and try different ways of filming. Bring out the creative/innovative child in you!
How long does it take for my videos to get approved?
On average brands approve videos in 3 days.
What happens if I don't upload the video in 3 days?
Find the chat button on the app and Inform the CS team about the situation and upload your video as soon as possible.
Our quality assurance team reviews the profiles that don’t meet the deadlines and suspend non-responsive creators.
If you’ve been suspended and non-responsive - we’ll need to deduct the amount of the product price for the video you didn’t deliver.
We hope you can understand why such measures need to be taken.
What happens if a brand requests edits for the video?
You’ll’ get an email about edits that need to be made. Plan those edits and re-upload the video in 24hours.
You can always ask for help or tips and tricks from our Customer Support team!
THE VIDEO IS READY!
Time for Dolla Dolla bills ya’ll! 💸
Go to the task you’ve shot the video for and upload it.
Upload your videos via Billo app instead of sending it directly to the brands. If you communicate and send the video directly to the brand, Billo will not be able to make a payout to you.
IMPORTANT: don’t post videos on your social media, you only have to upload them on Billo app.
➝ Keep it tidy: upload all videos related to your projects to your storage folder. 📁
How do I get paid?
Add your PayPal account details to your profile! 💰
You’ll get a money transfer for all of your approved videos twice a month.
On average, Billo creator earns 500 dollars per month.
Our active creators earn double or triple the amount! Being active pays off ;)
How long does it take to receive the payment?
If you have a PayPal account in your account, the payments will be made every two weeks.
You'll receive your rewards the same day as our accounting team makes the transfer, the latest in 1-2 workdays.
Can I negotiate my rate?
Each task has a set rate (check payout and product giveaway value on tasks).
Yet we do have a bonus system for active creators!
From December 1st, 2021 you’ll have to upload 20 videos/month in order to activate PRO creator status.
You’ll get a bonus for your 20+ approved videos in the first week of the following month.
Each month your base starts from 0 - so stay active to get that bonus going.🏆
Find more information about PRO creator payouts here.
Keep going! 🏃♀️🏃🏃♂️💨
Approved videos become your video examples for the brands to review while choosing creators.
So with each video, you get a chance to try out and show off something new, fun, and exciting!
Keep applying and keep those new examples coming!
P.S. If you have any questions - message us anytime 💌