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9 Best Influencer Marketing Tools for Business Owners

Influencer marketing leverages the influence of popular, well-known individuals online to promote brands, products, or services. 

It typically involves influencers creating content and sharing it with their followers. 

That means you reach out to an online influencer you like… 

And ask them to promote your product or service in return for some kind of payment. 

This is a powerful tool for businesses. 

It can help build awareness, expand reach, and ultimately drive sales. 

It’s also a great way to establish credibility and trust among potential customers. 

But how do you find the right influencers to work with? 

Here are the 9 best influencer marketing tools you can use to find the right people. 

The 9 Best Influencer Marketing Tools

While all influencer marketing tools serve the same purpose, there can be quite a lot of difference between them. 

Here are the ones I particularly like… 

And that can help you to find the right influencers to work with. 

1. Social Cat 

Social Cat is incredibly easy to use. 

It’s focused on “micro-influencers”… 

So not the huuuuuge influencers, but those who have decently-sized, engaged followings. 

They have over 250,000 influencers on their platform. 

Social Cat also provides useful insights into influencer performance and audience demographics. 

This is handy so you can really drill down into the right influencers for your brand! 

On top of that, they offer advanced analytics and reporting capabilities, allowing you to track the performance of your campaigns. 

2. Buzzoole 

Buzzoole has a database of over 300,000 influencers from around the world. 

They provide a range of tools for automating influencer campaigns and managing your collaborations. 

When you’ve initiated a campaign, it offers detailed analytics and reporting of campaigns, helping you track and measure your performance

You access everything from a single dashboard, which makes it very easy to use. 

One of the great things about Buzzoole is that it uses fraud detection software to keep you as safe as possible. 

The downside is that there’s no free version, but their paid versions are reasonable. 

3. Intellifluence 

Intellifluence claims to be the largest influencer database in the world, although it’s hard to tell! 

They’re an all-in-one tool that allows you to find, talk to, work with, and pay influencers… 

All in the same place. 

Super convenient! 

Intellifluence also offers great analytics and reporting capabilities.

One of the best things about it is that there’s a free plan. 

If you’re new to influencer marketing, this will allow you to do one campaign a month. 

Then, if you see good results, you can upgrade. 

4. TapInfluence 

TapInfluence is another good choice. 

It’s great for large businesses and enterprises to find the right influencers. 

It allows you to find industry benchmarks, communicate with influencers you like, follow the content creation process, and analyse everything about your campaign. 

I particularly like that you can search for influencers by keyword. 

You can also search through influencers’ content to get an idea of their visuals. 

This will help you to quickly find influencers you like the look of. 

There are plenty of tools to manage your campaign from start to finish… 

As well as automation tools so you don’t have to hover over it. 

It may take some time to learn all the features, but once you understand it, it’s easy. 

5. Carro 

Carro is all about Shopify influencer marketing. 

But this platform shows you influencers who are already following you… 

So you can make the most of your own network. 

It’s all about transparent influencer campaigns for those who own Shopify stores. 

One of the nice things about this platform is that you can set up automatic order replacements if you’re paying your influencer with products. 

The pros are many… 

Easy influencer discovery, brand mention tracking, free tools to find influencers, and an easy setup. 

Cons? If there are no influencers in your followers, it won’t be helpful. 

It’s free to start though, so that’s a bonus! 

6. Sideqik 

Find appropriate influencers and track your entire campaign in Sideqik. 

It’s great for businesses of all sizes… 

And you’ll have access to 16 million influencers across 10 social media platforms. 

It also integrates easily with Google Analytics and Facebook Remarketing, as well as others. 

It’s quite a comprehensive platform, so expect a learning curve, although you can get a free demo if you’re interested. 

But once you’re using it, everything about your campaign will be seamless. 

7. trendHERO 

trendHERO is designed for Instagram users. 

It offers a wide selection of tools to help you do influencer marketing right! 

One of the best things about this option is that it has a tool to detect fake followers, fake likes, and fake comments. 

And then there’s the fact that it can analyse close to 100 different metrics… 

Plus, it does competitor analysis. 

So there’s no way you can go wrong choosing influencers to work with! 

It’s machine-learning enabled, easy to use, and has a free trial so you can decide if it’s really for you before committing. 

8. Upfluence 

Upfluence is one of the most well-known influencer tools. 

You can search through their 4-million strong database… 

Or look for influencers within the systems you already have in place—

Your customer base, website traffic, or social media network. 

Advanced data insights on demographics, engagement, and posting habits helps you really nail down the right influencers to work with. 

Keep track of all the collaborations you have going on through your dashboard. 

Bulk in-app emailing also helps you to reach out to multiple people at once, which can save you a lot of time. 

You’ll have a dedicated account manager to make things easier for you. 

Be aware, though, that there’s no free trial. 

This is probably a better option for those who have a decent budget. 

Also, be aware that there’s quite a learning curve, and you may need training. 

9. Heepsy 

Heepsy is a comprehensive influencer platform. 

You can find the right influencer for you by looking through their database of 11 million… 

But you can also: 

  • Analyse audience demographics 
  • Analyse each influencer’s authenticity 
  • View influencers’ previous collaborations 
  • Create influencer lists 
  • Calculate cost estimations 

Try a free trial if you want to get an idea of the platform. 

From there, you’ll need to upgrade to a paid plan. 

You can request a demo if you need more information on how it works before committing. 

Conclusion 

Influencer marketing is a great way to get your brand out there. 

But its success hinges on the quality of influencers you’re working with. 

Influencer marketing tools are the best way to: 

  • Find the influencers that match your brand’s values 
  • Communicate with them (no more DMs that go unread!) 
  • Settle on payment terms 
  • Oversee the entire process 

In short… 

If you’re planning on doing influencer marketing, going through a platform is the way to go. 

Sure, you can reach out to them on social media. 

It’s cheaper, but it also has a far lower success rate. 

While these influencer marketing tools may require payment, you can be assured they’re the best step to get you closer to your goals.

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About Lilach Bullock


Hi, I’m Lilach, a serial entrepreneur! I’ve spent the last 2 decades starting, building, running, and selling businesses in a range of niches. I’ve also used all that knowledge to help hundreds of business owners level up and scale their businesses beyond their beliefs and expectations.

I’ve written content for authority publications like Forbes, Huffington Post, Inc, Twitter, Social Media Examiner and 100’s other publications and my proudest achievement, won a Global Women Champions Award for outstanding contributions and leadership in business.

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