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Octoly has been fun to use but their product selection is poor IMO. I have 10k+ followers with a 20% engagement rate and most of the brands available to me are drugstore brands. Even after ordering products & posting - the selection doesn’t update itself or improve. Quite disappointed. I waited a long time to join octoly and was really looking forward to reviewing some diptyque, herbivore, AMOREPACIFIC, etc (luxury brands) but most of what I’ve seen has been BIORE pore strips, sheet masks, etc. I’d say their brand selection is forgettable & cheap - not to mention very unphotogenic. As a photographer & content creator I rely on decent packaging to capture the attention of my audience. While packaging isn’t all that matters, it’s the first thing people see, so it should at least be “ok”. Some of the ugliest packaging I’ve ever seen has been on octoly and I’m disappointed. The concept of the app is brilliant, but I wish they were more careful when selecting brands and products. :/ I’m not using this service very much right now but I would have been on the app daily had they offered a better product selection. I hope they improve because I’d love to make octoly work for me!
No longer with Octoly :(
I joined Octoly in early 2017 before they were super big and it was incredible! Everything ran super smooth and I created content for them for over a year. As they gained popularity, they created more rules. Which, I completely understand! However, I contacted them when I was out of the country this Summer and unable to meet the deadlines for a few posts, and whoever the representative was who emailed me back was OUTRAGEOUSLY horrendous. So unprofessional and came off completely rude. Basically, even after a beneficial partnership for over a year, they were happy to let the door hit me on the way out over my travel plans. I could easily have been granted an extension and continued to generate sponsored posts and beautiful content, but they did not even act interested in salvaging my account. My posts have been reposted and shared by these brands that Octoly works with, and my account has literally doubled in the past year (over 40k) but unfortunately Octoly does not value their creators. Very unfortunate.
They take away points without cause
I’ve been with Octoly for a couple of years. There have been a couple of times the app has glitched or things I’ve posted in my stories don’t show up as an option in the app. I have sent links and screenshots to Octoly but they still took points away from me and access to certain features. Seeing as I did my part, posted and shared (sometimes multiple times of the same product at octoly’s request, even though it would be weird to my viewers to be posting the exact same thing repeatedly) and my points were still taken away makes the platform hard to trust. I would think looking back at years of reviews I have done, they would be willing to look into it or have a conversation before simply taking points and access away.
No help at all
I run an Instagram account that’s got over 100k followers, an average of a 9% engagement rate (which is very good for Instagram), and to be completely honest I thought I would be accepted. I don’t mean to sound like an entitled brat, the problem was not at all that I wasn’t accepted into the app. The problem was that once I wasn’t accepted, I got no help at all. I reached out multiple different ways to try and understand why I wasn’t accepted, and I never heard back. They do nothing to explain why you weren’t accepted therefore hindering you from improving your account and making any necessary changes. They say that care so much about helping influencers, but their support system is awful. They provide one way of contact (email) which I never got a response from. I just wish they would say specifically why you were denied so that you could take that and use it to make your page better and improve it.
After struggling between a constantly crashing app and a slow running webpage I finally got to sign up and register my instagram. After following the process and waiting for over a MONTH for any form of notice of confirmation I’ve received nothing. I attempted to email and ask questions to when I would know but was told the sending address didn’t exist to send my email. Horrible HORRIBLE impression of what their calling customer service. Mind you I have a very active account on instagram with nearly 13k followers and at least a hundred likes per post, so I follow the requirements but yet no contact? I’m very disappointed in this. And this app has no positive influence to me. If you want to struggle for no contact or update with how things are or whether you’re good enough for them I’d recommend it. Otherwise it’s a waste of time.
Great For Influencers to Work With Brands
Although you don’t get paid for these posts, it’s a great way to work with big brands and get your foot in the door. Many times the brands will feature your product on their socials and you gain new followers and engagement that way. The app is easy to use and the customer service support team is easy + quick to contact. You have 5 coins on rotation you use in exchange for pitches and the brand has the choice to accept or decline your pitch. Once they accept you can track the shipping and it’s usually to you by a week or a week and a half. 😊
This company overall is the worst I’ve come across, their customer service is trash. I’ve exchanged emails with Monica Kariwala and she was so rude and unprofessional, apparently she believed I did not meet the requirements I’m unsure why since I post my own content, have 48k followers, good engagement and post well over 5 times a week. She decided I didn’t qualify and blocked my account somehow to never be able to qualify (?) I was never rude all I did was email them to let them know my account was on wait for a couple of months. Now I’m not kidding the 2 times I’ve tried to add my account in the past 2 years i automatically get told I don’t meet the requirements. Overall they’re a joke and if you’re looking for another better more professional platform I’d suggest AspireIQ, they’re amazing unlike Octoly.
The app keeps crashing when I open the reviewed and archive tab in the apple all. I get a spinning screen like the tab will open then the screen turns black and the whole Octoly app closes. I’ve been dealing with this for weeks now and have reached out numerous times and always get a response there is no issue to be found. I have backed away from using this platform because it’s bugs have caused me a headache. I love Octoly and Hope this gets resolved because I want to keep influencing using this platform. I only use the app because I don’t have access to a laptop/desktop
Awesome platform for influencers!
Because of Octoly I got to test out and review over 50+ luxury beauty products since I joined last year and work with various brands! It’s super easy to use and after you apply for a product you want to receive/ create content for, it’s up to the brands to accept your offer or not. So keep a professional looking social media platform with decent engagement so that brands would want to work with you :) Overall, I highly recommend!
I had campaign after making account. Received the product. Downloaded the app, reviewed the product as directed on the sponsors site. It would not let me login on there app, no matter what. Tried resetting password, etc. Contacted there customer service team who threatened to suspend my account because my review days we’re ticking. I told them my issue, they were no help. They decided to give me another week t review, still did not let me login. This went on . Finally I told Sephora to remove my review, since octoly was going to suspend my account anyway. I even told octoly I was removing it. They granted another week. Still same can’t login. Sephora did remove my review and octoly is still hassling me.
Luxury brand reviewer
The brands decide who they want to extend products to, not so much Octoly. I’ve produced content for high end brands (amorepacific, YSL, etc) and it is my perception that they don’t want to give you hundreds of dollars worth of product just for the photos of their packaging (that they already own an abundance of, well-lit and professionally taken). Have a high end *personal* brand if you want to work with high end brands. YOU have to be able to connect with and appeal to their target audience.
Don’t waste your time! I have had my Instagram account for a very long time and have been working with brands for a long time as well. I have almost 25 thousand followers and a VERY active account! I cannot get my account accepted after almost a year of trying! I am told that my account has unauthentic activity. I can assure you that I have no idea what this means and it’s complete bull crap! I am a part of so many other platforms that are WAY better than this one! For example, Revfluence, who actually pays your for your content if you’re good enough. I would never recommend this platform for so many reasons! I am better off reaching out to brands directly in order to collaborate with them!
Lots of bugs
Very sad to say that I’ve been using this app for 3 months now and there are lots of bugs that they never fix. Right now octoly has taken all of my points away because somehow their system says I have deleted all of the pictures that had a review on them, now that not being true, I’ve sent 7+ emails asking them to look into it and they simply don’t care. I’m not sure where this will go but I’ll definitely update my review if they fix this problem!
Don’t waste your time or effort with this app
To begin, most products on here are sub par. As the company got bigger they requested more requirements for FREE reviews. Not to mention the paid opportunities now being offered are far more difficult to obtain. I requested a CHRISTMAS candle in December that came to me in FEBRUARY. Mind you the candle had Christmas decor all around it. I was still expected to post.. in February? and when I tried to contact someone for help, they offered an extension. An extension? So i could post about Christmas in May? Since I refused, I then was denied every single request after that for any products. There are many networks out there. This one is not worth the time or effort.
Won’t even get back to you
I had an account with octoly for years and out of no where I reposted 2-3 photos that weren’t mine from tumblr and they deactivated my account. Every time I’ve emailed them asking why my account got deactivated they would send me a “it could be this” or “it could be that” but refused to tell me the problem. Finally I realized it was because of some stupid reposts I had on my account and after I deleted them since I wasn’t the original owner of the photos I emailed them asking if they could reactivate my account and now they are ignoring my emails. I was so loyal to them for years and they just deactivated me like I was nothing.
Yes. Octoly is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 658 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 3.5/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Octoly Is 51.8/100.
Yes. Octoly is a totally legit app. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 658 Octoly User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Octoly Is 51.8/100.
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By Nataly herbeautylife
Feb 18 2021
Well I ve been using this app for a year, did some nice content and suddenly my insta got deactivated. My engagement is 11.5% , I post 3 times a week and all photos are mine. Sad...
By Chi okafor
Jan 24 2021
The app keeps crashing when I try to verify my email.
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