We encourage every brand on Popular Pays to be as active as possible in their campaign, but everyone moves at their own speed. The approval timeline will be different for every brand, but if you’re accepted and moving forward in a campaign, you can expect to be notified no more than two weeks after applying. Applications are placed in front of the brand for review and expire after 2 weeks.
Your Gigs tab will show all updates on any application you have applied on the platform.
Invited means the brand has invited you to apply to the campaign on our platform.
Brands can invite you to a campaign if they think you're a good fit for the gig. Any gigs that you're invited to will show up under the "Invites" section of your app. We'd recommend applying to the gig or letting them know you're not interested. After all, it's always polite to RSVP.
Note: an invite is not a guarantee that you'll be selected for the gig, but, hey, the brand did invite you, so it may increase your chances of selection.
Pending means that the brand is still reviewing the application at this time and have not made a decision yet.
Rejected means that the brand did not approve the creator into the campaign.
There are a lot of different reasons why a brand might have to pass on your application. With a campaign, a brand has to focus on reaching its particular goal, and sometimes that means they’ll have to pass on creators based on their gig fee, Popular Pays portfolio, and social feed. Make sure your Popular Pays portfolio reflects your best work and that you are applying to campaigns that best fit your personal aesthetic. Check out our Instagram page for the type of content brands are looking for on Popular Pays.
Make sure you’re taking your time on your application, too. Check out some application pro tips to consider here. The important thing to remember is there’s always another campaign waiting for your application.
Negotiating means that the creator and the brand are negotiating to meet a fee that aligns with the campaign.
Once you submit your fee, that could be the only opportunity to establish a fee for that gig. If you are rejected from a campaign, you are not able to come back to the brand with a new price. Moral of the story? Fees should be reasonable and responsible.
Before you’re rejected, we may reach out to you letting you know your fee is above the brand’s budget, and ask if you’d be willing to adjust your price. Learn more about what’s adjusting a fee here.
Accepted means that the creator has been accepted into the campaign.
Canceled means that the creator was removed from the campaign before completion.
Check out our article showing how to improve your gig applications to campaigns here!