If you’re a frequent reader of Magnet4Blogging, you’ll know that I’m always looking for new ways to be more productive and save time.
My time is precious, as is yours. So I always appreciate the time YOU guys take to come over and read my blog.
One of my goals, as a blogger and solopreneur, is to be able to do things quickly and efficiently, which is one of the reasons why I love Ninja Outreach so much.
Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do and the process and everything else, but I only have so many hours in a day to work on my blog and business.
Doing marketing for my business takes a lot of hard work, time, and valuable resources.
Doing blogger outreach can be a very effective marketing channel to tap into when done right, however, it can also be extremely time-consuming.
What is blogger outreach?
Blogger outreach is the process of reaching out and connecting with successful bloggers and influencers in your niche or industry.
Why would you want to reach out to bloggers and influencers?
Well, because influencers are powerful. Most of your industry influencers will most likely already have established a target audience and customer base.
Reaching out to them and getting onto their radars is a very effective way to get your content, products, services and everything else you have to offer noticed by your influencers and their audiences.
However once again, the process of doing blogger outreach, whether you’re doing it for yourself or for your clients, can be a pain in the backside, not to mention extremely time-consuming.
That’s where Ninja Outreach comes in.
Now before I continue, I want to disclose very quickly that I did NOT purchase a copy of Ninja Outreach myself.
I was, in fact, contacted by one of the founders of the software, Dave Schneider, to ask if I would be interested in checking it out.
Dave set me up with a free account and I was able to test drive Ninja Outreach for a month (At the time of publishing this post), before making up my mind whether I thought the tool was going to be useful to me, and of course, to recommend to you guys, the readers of Magnet4Blogging.
How does Ninja Outreach work?
Once again, just to be clear about what Ninja Outreach is.
This is an outreach and prospecting software for bloggers and entrepreneurs, or for anyone looking for a more efficient and rapid way to reach out and connect with bloggers, small business owners, freelancers, agencies, influencers and more.
Ninja Outreach is an all-in-one online influencer marketing tool which provides users the ability to do the following stuff:
- Search for prospects and influencers, currently, there’s over 25 million added to their database.
- Build contacts/prospects lists.
- Create and manage email outreach templates.
- Get access to a ton of other unlimited features.
Working with Ninja Outreach CRM
Let me give you a quick demonstration of how I would personally use Ninja Outreach.
Let’s say I was thinking about putting together an expert roundup list post about website conversion optimization to be published on my blog, or on a guest blogging website.
I would simply use Ninja Outreach to first do a search for something like “website conversion tips” or “how to boost website conversions”, or something along those lines.
The Ninja Outreach software would then do a live search and generate results of relevant websites, pages complete with social and SEO insights and metrics, contact details, traffic and engagement information and more. See image below.
Once I have this information available, I can then start sifting through and add any appropriate sites, pages, etc to my custom prospects list for later on. See image below.
Other things I can do is import a bunch of URL’s that I might want to research, or export to CSV to view later on offline.
I must stress that the video on the Ninja Outreach homepage will show you how this is done so please do take the time to view it.
OK so once I have my list of prospects created, I can then begin constructing my outreach email template, or I can use one of the ready-made templates provided.
In the email body, I would simply introduce myself, and explain that I’m putting together an expert roundup post where I would love them to answer a question or two.
So that’s just a quick demo of how I would use Ninja Outreach myself, however, it doesn’t stop there.
I can also use the CRM to find targeted guest post friendly blogs that might be interested in publishing my expert roundup post.
Other uses for Ninja Outreach? Well, you could use it to find –
- Blogs that are hosting giveaways and contests.
- Blogs that publish product reviews.
- Blogs that accept sponsored posts and more…
Other notable features of Ninja Outreach
When you sign up to use Ninja Outreach, in addition to the software, you also get access to a host of tools and services, including –
- Knowledge database.
- In-depth blog and video tutorial guides for using Ninja Outreach.
- Option to join Ninja Academy, which is a premium service.
- ‘Done for you’ service, another premium option.
So is this tool for everyone?
Yes, it’s for everyone and anyone interested in saving time, money and resources when doing any influencer marketing or blogger outreach, whether it’s for themselves or their clients.
What are the pros and cons
I’ve been using Ninja Outreach for a few years now, and so here are the pros and cons I’ve found since starting with it.
I should mention that I’m outlining the pros and cons at the time of updating this post in August 2017.
- You get 14-days unlimited trial access.
- Easy to use, simple user interface.
- Great help with practical video tutorials available in the knowledge database.
- Huge time-saving tool, ultimately that’s the biggest selling point here.
- Over 25 million influencers already added to their database.
And the cons?
- My only concern with Ninja Outreach is with regards to email spam. Emails sent from the software could easily be flagged up, and I think that could cause some concerns for some bloggers and marketers. I’m not entirely sure how this is handled by Ninja Outreach, however, my only thought is that once the software has been established a little more, as in more people within the industry know about it and are using it, then this might not be so much of an issue.
Do I recommend using Ninja Outreach?
Yes definitely. For the simple fact that everything you need for doing professional influencer marketing is provided under one roof, one website. And, not to mention it’s a MASSIVE time saver too. Plus, with 25 million influencers in their database, you’d be mad to think you could do blogger outreach without it.
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, I have not purchased this software myself. I was simply given a free license by OutreachNinja to test drive the CRM software. To test out the features make up my own mind whether I thought it was useful or not.
Affilaite Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, this means if you click on one of these links to the Ninja Outreach website and purchase the service, I will be paid a small commission, at NO additional cost to you. I appreciate your support. You can read my full disclaimer by following the link in the footer of this post.