Working With Brands From A to Z e-course


If you have taken any of our previous classes, don't worry, everything is BRAND NEW for this class.

You can expect: New materials weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Materials include screencasts, videos, written lessons and podcasts. You can also expect 2 live stream mentoring Q+A chats each Friday on a private Facebook page (you need a Facebook account to participate in those). Holly will post a welcome and a goodbye video for students, too.

There will be 2 homework assignments (optional) for this class.

You can expect 1 course recap/cheat sheet on the final day of class. Sorry, no transcripts are provided, however you can download everything we post in class except for the Friday live chat.

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Start Date:

Friday, May 5, 2017

End Date:

Monday, May 22, 2017

Extended Access until:

Two extra weeks - final date on Monday, May 29, 2017


Instructors: Author, Professional Blogger and Stylist Holly Becker from decor8 and the Decorate book series + surprise experts revealed during class as we post our lessons.


USD $129


YOU NEED THIS CLASS. You have asked for it and we will finally be delivering THE CLASS that most of you DREAM existed. Now it does. HOW TO WORK WITH BRANDS FROM A-Z.

This class will teach you exactly how to work with brands so you can generate revenue and/or free trips, products, etc. via social media and/or partner with great companies to do consulting. Whether you use Instagram, wish to write books to sell to your audience, are interested in free travel or products...whatever you want to know about working with brands will be answered for you in our two week, three weekend-long, e-course.

This online class will be lead by Holly Becker, Founder of decor8 and author of four interiors books sold in 20 languages worldwide, who will teach you through a series of videos, live chats on a private Facebook page, podcasts, screencasts and text-based lessons. You will have one weekly homework assignment, two total, for this class.

Holly has worked with some of the biggest and best brands in the world including Merci Paris, Canon, Kvadrat, Farrow & Ball, Artifact Uprising, Squarespace, Etsy, Pinterest, West Elm, Anthropologie, Skagerak, Muuto and dozens more. She has consulted for large Publishing Houses in North America and Germany. She also works regularly with top European Design Fairs in the UK, Scandinavia, Italy, France and Germany to produce trend reports and videos.

Note: Holly will bring in experts and include their words of wisdom throughout her lessons. She'll talk to legal experts, companies who work with influencers, licensing agents and brands who work with influencers and micro influencers (those with a small but loyal following on Instagram) and/or bloggers who will explain what they look for.

Level: This class is for all levels. You do not need a blog or to be on social media to be part of this class, but it is helpful to understand the basics of how social media works and the various platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest (the three core platforms we will cover in addition to blogs).

Time commitment: Materials will take you approximately 2 hours each week to review total. The time that it takes you to do your homework is not included and homework is optional.

Notes: On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays you will get an email as a lesson posts to remind you to visit class. This class will not contain transcripts, we will have ONE cheat sheet/recap from the entire class issued on the final day. Our live chat on Friday will be an open discussion where you can meet Holly on a private Facebook page and ask her anything along with other students from this class.


Welcome video from Holly
Different Ways To Work With Brands
What Brands Look For In Bloggers/Influencers/Partners
How To Write a Sponsored Post
Homework Assignment

How To Know The Right Brands For You
How To Find Brands And Reach Out To Them (Pitch email templates will be provided)
How To Post a Sponsored Instagram Photo (or IG Stories, IG Gallery, etc.)
Finding Agents And Ways To Work With Them

When Brands Reach Out To You: How To Handle Them
30 minute live chat Q & A with your teacher and fellow students


Pitch Ideas For Bloggers, Instagram Users, and Influencers
How To Pitch To Brands
Red Flags To Watch Out For

Deciding Your Rate
Asking For Money
What Do You Do When Brands Don't Want To Pay?

Legal tips
Negotiating Contracts
Continuing The Relationship With Brands
30 minute live chat Q & A with your teacher and fellow students
Goodbye video from Holly

Time commitment: Materials will take you approximately 2-3 hours each week to review total. The time that it takes you to do your homework is not included and homework is optional.

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Class fee: $129.00

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