How Influencers Submit a Proposal & Set-Up Payment and Tax Form on the v2 Live Site

Use the following guide to learn how influencers will fill out a proposal for review and explain how the influencer will set up a payment method and W-9 or W-8BEN.


How Influencers Submit a Proposal

Step 1 Once the Live URL is received, your influencers will be able to review the campaign overview, tasks, compensation, and a section about your brand before clicking Continue to go through the steps to submit their proposal. on to submit their proposal. 



Step 2 The next page displays the required steps in order to submit a proposal. These steps need to be completed in order and in order to advance to the next step. To begin, click the first section Compensation



Step 3 Under Compensation, depending on the agreement with the brand you are working with you may have one or all of the compensation methods including, payment, commission, or product. 

For payment, state the price you would like to receive for the time you are working for this brand, or in some cases this amount is chosen for you. 

For commission, you may receive a portion of sales made using your assigned discount code and/or affiliate link. In order for sales to be tracked from your posted content, the code and/or link need to be used by your followers, so make sure they are easy to access, visible, etc for your followers to use.  

For product, you are able to choose products from the brand you are working with to use in your posted content. If product was chosen as a compensation method you are able to continue to the next page to select or view the products you will receive.  



Step 4 If products are set as a compensation method, then you are able to select the products under Step 2 of the Live site. Click Add product and go through the steps to select your products. Once selected, you are able to edit the options or delete the product to choose another. Once your products have been selected, then you can click the arrow on the bottom right.  


Step 5 Once compensation has been reviewed, you are able to view the tasks you are required to complete under 'Review Tasks'. Tasks are separated by the required tasks and optional tasks. Each task can be reviewed by clicking the task to see additional details and instructions. You are able to add optional tasks that you can opt in to complete by clicking the plus button next to the task.  


Hashtags and mentions, seen on this step, are required to be added to all of the content posted about the brand you are working with. The mentions and hashtags are used to track the content that you are posting to ensure the tasks are being completed. 



At least one task has to be selected in order to proceed. The social media associated with the task(s) selected will need to be connected in order to continue as well.

Step 6 Under the next step 'Social Networks', you will be connecting your social networks in order for your content, containing the hashtags and mentions, to be pulled in to be reviewed, and depending on the terms agreed, repurposed. 


Connecting your social accounts does not give us any private information about you or access to your private messages.  



For Instagram Story tasks you will be asked to connect via OAuth. OAuth is an extra step to ensure and authenticate your accounts for both Facebook and Instagram. This authentication allows us to pull in Instagram story content and metrics.  


Step 7 Under 'Shipping Information', enter your current shipping address so your brand can send you products that you have chosen and as a record for future collaborations. 

Step 8 Under 'personal information', enter the required and optional fields for the brand you are working so they are able to get to know you more. 



Step 9 Under 'Content Rights', read through and accept the Terms & Conditions in order to submit the proposal.  



Step 10 The final step is to review your filled out proposal and, if needed, to go back and make any necessary changes before hitting the Submit proposal button. 



How to Set up PayPal & Tax Form


Both the payment information and W-9, or W-8BEN for non-US citizens, must be submitted for the influencer to receive payments. If the payment setup is not completed within 30 days of the date payment is sent by the brand, it will be refunded back into the brand's account.

Step 1 Within the Live URL, click the Settings tab.

Step 2 Verify your account by clicking Verify Now to send a login link to the email on file.

Once verified, you will not have to verify again to access the Settings page unless you use another browser. 


Step 3 Once verified, scroll down to the Payout Info section and click Add Payout Method.



Step 4 Add the General Information (Name, date of birth, and address) and click Next.




Step 5 Next, enter and confirm your Paypal email and click Next.  


Currently, payment can only be received through Paypal. A Paypal account will need to be created, if not already done so, in order to complete the next steps.   



The PayPal email address that you enter does not need to be the same email address that you were contacted by.


Step 7 Once the Payment information is completed you are now able to submit a tax form by clicking Submit Tax Form. 


Only influencers who are paid a sum of $600 or more, through GRIN, will be mailed a 1099 form. The 1099 forms are sent to the address used to file the W-9 or W-8BEN.

Step 8 Select either 'I am a U.S. Person' or 'I am not a U.S. Person' (will be directed to W-8BEN form) and click Continue.

Step 9 Fill out Personal Information and click Continue.

Step 10 Confirm the information, certify under the penalties of perjury by checking the required boxes, sign name and click Complete W-9.
Step 11 Lastly, click Submit Form on the final pop-up that appears.



Your Influencers will receive a 1099 tax from if they have made more than $600 in one year from working with brands using the GRIN platform. The 1099 tax form will be sent to the mailing address added when filling out the W-9 or W-8BEN. 


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