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I run a niche himalayan media company on the Internet and yet I can't seem to get replys from tech companies for a partnership.

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I run an online himalayan media community on the internet. It has more than 2,000 members. Nothing major but the online himalayan community is small . I was lookin to diversify my content and venture into tech reviews and cold messaged a bunch of companies offering them more penetration and visibility in the himalayan market which is very overlooked in-return for review units. I keep getting rejected or ignored. What should I do? I know 2,000 followers arent alot but its something. How do i start this?

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19 minutes ago, PTMT said:

I run an online himalayan media community on the internet. It has more than 2,000 members. Nothing major but the online himalayan community is small . I was lookin to diversify my content and venture into tech reviews and cold messaged a bunch of companies offering them more penetration and visibility in the himalayan market which is very overlooked in-return for review units. I keep getting rejected or ignored. What should I do? I know 2,000 followers arent alot but its something. How do i start this?

You admittedly say the Himalayan market is small and only have 2000 members.  That isn't enough for really anyone to look at, you need to bring more to them for what they're brining to you (exposure).

 

Realistically, what will they gain?

 

I';d say keep at it. persistence can pay off.  Just need 1 to respond, right?

"Do what makes the experience better" - in regards to PCs and Life itself.

 

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23 minutes ago, PTMT said:

I run an online himalayan media community on the internet. It has more than 2,000 members. Nothing major but the online himalayan community is small . I was lookin to diversify my content and venture into tech reviews and cold messaged a bunch of companies offering them more penetration and visibility in the himalayan market which is very overlooked in-return for review units. I keep getting rejected or ignored. What should I do? I know 2,000 followers arent alot but its something. How do i start this?

It's hard to sell sand in the desert.

Find a way to sell water to thirsty people.

What companies would be interested in the local market?  Doesn't make sense for AMD or Intel to spend money to market to thousands of people.

 

But perhaps for niche radio networking companies that would actually have a decent market in the area?

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9 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

You admittedly say the Himalayan market is small and only have 2000 members.  That isn't enough for really anyone to look at, you need to bring more to them for what they're brining to you (exposure).

 

Realistically, what will they gain?

 

I';d say keep at it. persistence can pay off.  Just need 1 to respond, right?

Its not big compared to rest of the country , it's substantial more than 53 million total but half of them don't have access to internet. It is untapped.  

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2 minutes ago, PTMT said:

Its not big compared to rest of the country , it's substantial more than 53 million total but half of them don't have access to internet. It is untapped.  

What do you say in your cold messages?  What proposals do you have?  1/2 without internet?  How can tech companies reach them?  What options did you give for them to reach those people?

 

Not sure how you're going about all this, but I hope it's more in-depth than what you're giving us here.  Cuz what you lay out here doesn't give us much to work with, as we'd have to guess what you haven't done and have done, then build upon that.

"Do what makes the experience better" - in regards to PCs and Life itself.

 

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Steam Deck 512GB OLED

 

OnePlus: 

OnePlus 11 5G - 16GB RAM, 256GB NAND, Eternal Green

OnePlus Buds Pro 2 - Eternal Green

 

Other Tech:

- 2021 Volvo S60 Recharge T8 Polestar Engineered - 415hp/495tq 2.0L 4cyl. turbocharged, supercharged and electrified.

Lenovo 720S Touch 15.6" - i7 7700HQ, 16GB RAM 2400MHz, 512GB NVMe SSD, 1050Ti, 4K touchscreen

MSI GF62 15.6" - i7 7700HQ, 16GB RAM 2400 MHz, 256GB NVMe SSD + 1TB 7200rpm HDD, 1050Ti

- Ubiquiti Amplifi HD mesh wifi

 

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7 minutes ago, PTMT said:

Its not big compared to rest of the country , it's substantial more than 53 million total but half of them don't have access to internet. It is untapped.  

Have you worked with local companies and shown that you can deliver customers?

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2 hours ago, Dedayog said:

What do you say in your cold messages?  What proposals do you have?  1/2 without internet?  How can tech companies reach them?  What options did you give for them to reach those people?

 

Not sure how you're going about all this, but I hope it's more in-depth than what you're giving us here.  Cuz what you lay out here doesn't give us much to work with, as we'd have to guess what you haven't done and have done, then build upon that.

the ones without internet are just getting board the internet thanks to the cheap 5g mobile data here. Plus the government is pushing into the himalayas for development and business are popping up in remote regions there. Marketing their computer products from a himalaya focused media outlet we offer will only enable the companies to have a first mover advantage in the region. Himalayans will know about say Intel CPUs and lets say Lenovo laptops first and if they hear about them first they will prefer them over the incredibly competitive market in India. Hell infinix is selling gaming laptops in India nowadays. 

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On 6/12/2024 at 3:31 PM, ToboRobot said:

Have you worked with local companies and shown that you can deliver customers?

I have worked with a few local micro business and they have seen growth. As a himalayan focused media outlet we run stories about local entrepreneurs from Uttarakhand (UK) and other himalayan regions to promote buissness and inspire others.  We are based out of UK and the income per capita here is higher than the rest of the country and the state is a goldmine for telecom companies and data companies due to the colder weather. So a substantial local economy made up of selling computers and electronic equipment does exist in the state. The biggest laptop reviewer from India lives in the state capital. Although he primarily caters to a larger out of himalayas audience we think making the average himalayan in the village with recent access to the internet should also be informed about computers so they can buy being informed. There are also unique challenges to selling in inner himalayan regions, such as laptop durability, how well it can run in higher altitudes, can it survive a typical himalayan winter, etc.  

 

 

On 6/12/2024 at 3:16 PM, ToboRobot said:

It's hard to sell sand in the desert.

Find a way to sell water to thirsty people.

What companies would be interested in the local market?  Doesn't make sense for AMD or Intel to spend money to market to thousands of people.

 

But perhaps for niche radio networking companies that would actually have a decent market in the area?

the himalayan market is ofc more than 2,000 people. We have 2,000 people. We see about 27% growth each month on our socials.

 

On 6/12/2024 at 3:11 PM, Dedayog said:

You admittedly say the Himalayan market is small and only have 2000 members.  That isn't enough for really anyone to look at, you need to bring more to them for what they're brining to you (exposure).

 

Realistically, what will they gain?

 

I';d say keep at it. persistence can pay off.  Just need 1 to respond, right?

i agree with you, persistence will pay off. I am just worried I am running out of companies to reach out . I even mailed Colorful, for their Colorful Evol P15 gaming laptop. And even they haven't replied back. Only Intelgaming responded and that too with a rejection, they did say "they will reach out to me in the future " but thats probably just corporate filler text.

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1 hour ago, PTMT said:

the himalayan market is ofc more than 2,000 people. We have 2,000 people. We see about 27% growth each month on our socials.

Use your metrics to show the value of your business.

Having market data on who your customers are, how much money they have to spend and what they want need. 

Then have examples of your networks reach on the broader market.

You want to sell to companies your ability to connect them with consumers.

So you want to say, we have 2000 people (growing 27%month) in a market of hundreds of thousands of people in the region and millions broadly in the area.  Our average customer profile (age, sex, demographic, stats) with an average income of $XX. 

Be realistic about who is part of the community and what you can sell to them. 
 

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1 hour ago, PTMT said:

i agree with you, persistence will pay off. I am just worried I am running out of companies to reach out . I even mailed Colorful, for their Colorful Evol P15 gaming laptop. And even they haven't replied back. Only Intelgaming responded and that too with a rejection, they did say "they will reach out to me in the future " but thats probably just corporate filler text.

How many people would buy the gaming laptop with a referral code from you if you sent the deal to all your viewers?

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1 hour ago, ToboRobot said:

How many people would buy the gaming laptop with a referral code from you if you sent the deal to all your viewers?

100-200 

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2 minutes ago, PTMT said:

100-200 

IF you can convert your audience at 5-10% (which is abnormally high) then you just need to work with brands for commission.  they will gladly give you a referral code. 
Certainly wouldn't hurt to buy a device and do the content yourself. 

 

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You will need to really stand out. They receive so many requests like this. Daily for some companies. Numbers, backed by fact, rule. Show them what you have to offer that can make dollars. As I have taught my family over the years, "If it doesn't make dollars, it doesn't make sense (cents)". Sorry for the pun.

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12 hours ago, ToboRobot said:

IF you can convert your audience at 5-10% (which is abnormally high) then you just need to work with brands for commission.  they will gladly give you a referral code. 
Certainly wouldn't hurt to buy a device and do the content yourself. 

 

i have thought about getting my own devices. Rn i am a broke engineering student. In the process of a decent paying internship (for my country standards). If the job gets through then i may start buying my own smaller devices in a couple of months. The reason why my turn around rates for my audience is high is cuz its really well connected. There are high chances if a % of my audience are from the same region say Pauri Garhwal provenience , they know each other. I also have an community aspect to my media outlet on reddit.

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Explain what advantage you bring over traditional channels. You said you are in the UK. Do they not speak English and could just watch an English review? Why would they listen to your lonely voice instead form their opinion based on the 100 English reviews that already exist?

 

What does Himalayan really mean in this context (I assume the mountain.... and why are you in the UK?)

 

And 2,000 users is not a lot. Especially if it isn't known what purchasing power they have. Sponsored tech reviews are for people willing to spend money on the latest and greatest. If half the people don't have Internet, I suspect the other half is more budget oriented. This is fine, but not great for sponsors.

 

And if you want to provide fair reviews, you should buy the parts you review. There are already too many infomercials.

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4 hours ago, Lurking said:

Explain what advantage you bring over traditional channels. You said you are in the UK. Do they not speak English and could just watch an English review? Why would they listen to your lonely voice instead form their opinion based on the 100 English reviews that already exist?

 

What does Himalayan really mean in this context (I assume the mountain.... and why are you in the UK?)

 

And 2,000 users is not a lot. Especially if it isn't known what purchasing power they have. Sponsored tech reviews are for people willing to spend money on the latest and greatest. If half the people don't have Internet, I suspect the other half is more budget oriented. This is fine, but not great for sponsors.

 

And if you want to provide fair reviews, you should buy the parts you review. There are already too many infomercials.

UK as in Uttarakhand , it is a himalayan state.

 

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3 minutes ago, PTMT said:

UK as in Uttarakhand , it is a himalayan state.

 

Do technophile people usually understand enough English to watch English YT channels? If so, your differentiator being in the local language may not matter and they just watch GN or HUB or so. 

 

Have you done reviews before and a portfolio? I assume any PR person at a manufacturer will research who they work with. They sure want to focus their partnerships on channels with good returns (and positive reviews). 

 

Do you have any idea how many of your 2000 members are interested in computers at all? I mean interested in new gaming rigs and other hardware you would review. There is a chance 1999 of them just use a computer to browse the Internet.

 

They probably get inquiries all day long from people wanting free stuff. Don't ask them to help you - tell them how you can help them. 

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