10 Aspire.io Alternatives For Better Influencer Marketing

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Aspire is an influencer marketing platform that allows users to find influencers, manage content, and manage campaigns and influencer relationships. It provides features to scale influencer marketing, but Aspire might not be the perfect fit for everyone because:

  • Aspire's database of influencers is very limited when searching outside of the U.S.
  • While there's no exact pricing mentioned publicly, Aspire’s entry price is relatively high at around $25-30k/yr, with no free trial, and no monthly plans available.
  • Aspire requires influencers to authenticate their account in order to monitor content & campaigns, which adds time & friction for both sides

Here’s some platforms that solve all of those issues, and more.

Here are the 10 best Aspire alternatives

  1. Modash
  2. Mavrck
  3. Grin
  4. CreatorIQ
  5. Upfluence
  6. Heepsy
  7. Shopify Collabs
  8. Klear
  9. Julius
  10. Moonio

1. Modash

Best for: B2C businesses looking to find, analyze, and monitor influencers at any scale

Free trial: Yes, 14 days. Try it for free!

Starting price: $99/month (paid annually) or $120/month (paid monthly)

Features of Modash

Modash is a platform for finding, analyzing, and monitoring influencers. It’s also a more economical alternative to Aspire.

Modash has a 250M+ database of every creator with 1000+ followers on Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok. That means everyone is in Modash. Any country, any city, any niche – they’re there.

To search, you can use influencer filters for particular demographics (location, age, gender), growth and engagement rate, fake followers, hashtags, and keywords in the bio.  You can also add audience filters to specific the target market you're trying to reach (e.g. women aged 25-34 in New York).

Once you've got a list of search results, Modash helps you to analyze the profiles, and get a ton of data even before you reach out.

  • Engagement rate (including a benchmark vs. similar accounts)
  • Fake follower checks
  • Detailed audience demographics
  • ... and lots more

Lastly, you can monitor your campaigns through automated content tracking. The platform gathers all the content posted by the influencers you collaborate with, removing the need to collect influencer content manually.

Modash also displays likes, comments, number of posts, and other performance indicators to monitor your campaign progress and performance.

Modash Vs. Aspire

  • Aspire requires authentication for content monitoring, while Modash can collect influencer content & performance without authentication
  • Modash has a free trial and self-serve monthly plans. Aspire has no free trial, only annual contracts, and a higher entry price
  • Aspire has a Creator Marketplace that allows marketers to publish a campaign and receive applications from interested influencers; Modash doesn't.
  • Aspire lets you send personalized emails to creators within the platform. While Modash helps you find and export influencer emails in bulk, it doesn't let you contact them directly from the platform.
  • Modash has a much broader influencer database, with millions more creators to discover (especially impactful outside of U.S.)

Pricing

Modash starts from $120/month (paid monthly) or $99/month (paid annually). Almost all features are available on every pricing tier; costs simply scale with usage. Enterprise custom plans start from $16k/yr.

See pricing, or start a free trial:

2. Mavrck

Best for: Large eCommerce brands

Free trial: No

Starting price: On request

Features

Mavrck is an all-in-one influencer marketing platform that allows marketers to discover and activate customer advocates. Mavrck helps you by finding influencers — micro-influencers specifically — from people who have already bought from your brand.

The platform has a self-service influencer manager, which provides an automated and performance-based approach to influencer marketing. With its programmatic approach, Mavrck takes the load off your shoulders and ensures campaigns primarily run themselves once set up.

There's also a traditional discovery tool within the platform that allows you to search through the database of 2.5 million influencers. As an Official TikTok Marketing Partner, Mavrck lets you directly find, activate, and communicate with TikTok Marketplace-approved creators through the platform.

Mavrck provides details on each influencer's fraud and brand safety risk. The platform also offers survey campaigns that allow marketers to gather brand-specific insights and first-party data points from their target audience.

Mavrck Vs. Aspire

  • Mavrck offers pre-programmed campaigns that are easy to set up by filling in some basic questions, and these campaigns can be entirely automated.  
  • Mavrck has a minimal influencer database of 2.5 million compared to Aspire's 170 million.
  • Aspire gives you various ways to search influencers, including an Image Search feature where you can find influencers with a similar aesthetic to the ones you already like. In contrast, Mavrck has very few ways to filter and sort influencers.

Pricing

The platform is sold on a subscription basis, and the pricing is customized based on your unique business needs.

3. Grin

Best for: Large eCommerce businesses running high-volume seeding campaigns

Free trial: No

Starting price: On request. Expected around $25k/year

Features

Grin is an influencer management platform specifically built for eCommerce and is focused on building long-term and trustworthy relationships with influencers.

Grin provides integrations with all the major social media channels and eCommerce platforms like Shopify, WooCommerce, and Magento. This allows you to ship products to your influencers, create UTM links or unique discount codes to pay commissions and understand true ROI with accurate time tracking of sales and referrals.

Like Mavrck, Grin also looks through your customer database to find potential influencers with whom you can collaborate. Grin also has a social listening apparatus that monitors hashtags and mentions to help find influencers for you.

You can also create a landing page for influencer applications and share these pages on your social profiles and your website as an always-on recruitment tool to catch the attention of potential influencers.

Grin also automates the email outreach process — starting with a template and then emailing each person individually from your own mail domain.

Grin Vs. Aspire

  • Grin allows you to find influencers on Instagram only. If you want to find influencers on any other platform, you have to use their service, Curated Lists. In contrast, Aspire lets you discover influencers on Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, Facebook, and YouTube.
  • Aspire also offers an agency service that handles everything — from finding influencers to sending outreach messages to monitoring ROI.
  • Grin is user-friendly, and its features are easy to use. Aspire reviews complain consistently of bugs and long load times.

See a full comparison: Grin vs. Aspire

Pricing

Grin doesn't have pricing listed on the website, but you can expect an entry price of $20-25k/yr, scaling with activity.

See also: Grin alternatives

4. CreatorIQ

Best for: Enterprise-level businesses with large budgets to optimize

Free trial: No

Starting price: On request

Features

CreatorIQ is one of the most trusted software for enterprises looking to scale their influencer marketing campaigns. The platform's Intelligence Cloud provides data science-enabled creator discovery, streamlines workflows, and ensures brand safety.

The platform allows you to search over 20 million creator profiles with profile analytics. The Integrity Quotient gives an idea of the authenticity of an influencer's followers.  

You can review and approve content through the approval workflow feature. To aid creator selection and filter influencers, CreatorIQ lets you build custom questionnaires.  

CreatorIQ offers a white-labeled, fully customizable private portal so you can work with your influencers, who'll register with you and undergo an onboarding process. You can also streamline your workflow by messaging creators directly from the platform and offering a central location where creators can access all campaign information and relevant metrics.

CreatorIQ Vs. Aspire

  • CreatorIQ has AI-backed discovery that shows relevant influencers. Aspire doesn't have an AI-based influencer search.
  • CreatorIQ creates dynamic reports, allowing you to filter and sort the information however you'd like.
  • On CreatorIQ, you can create a private portal to work with your influencers.

Pricing

CreatorIQ doesn't have pricing listed on their website. Contact the sales team.

See also: CreatorIQ alternatives

5. Upfluence

Best for: Direct-to-consumer and eCommerce brands

Free trial: No

Starting price: On request  

Features

Upfluence is an influencer marketing platform with a focus on leveraging genuine connection and affinity.

The platform indexes and updates all influencer profiles in real-time, with every piece of content analyzed for reach and engagement. It also shows an influencer's estimated fee and their percentage of real/fake followers.

Upfluence focuses on converting customers into brand advocates. If you're an eCommerce business, you can connect your online store to Upfluence's software. The "Reveal" feature will discover influencers visiting your website and incentivize them to share their social media handles. You can then activate them through dedicated campaigns and onboard them as brand ambassadors and long-term collaborators.

Upfluence also provides a whitelabel ambassador sign-up page, which you can customize and put on your website so that creators looking to partner with you can apply and be added to a dedicated list in your Upfluence account.

Upfluence Vs. Aspire

  • Uplfuence has a much more precise influencer search tool compared to Aspire.
  • Upfluence is very easy to use, with clear workflows. In contrast, Aspire has a complex UI with long load times.
  • Aspire doesn't cover influencers on Twitch, while Upfluence does.

Pricing

Upfluence pricing is based on a subscription level. There are three plans, each with a monthly fee but sold on an annual basis — Growth, Scale, and Enterprise. Expect an entry price of around $12k/yr.

See also: Upfluence alternatives

6. Heepsy

Best for: Best for SMBs looking to kickstart their influencer marketing campaigns

Free trial: Yes

Starting price: Starting from $49/month

Features

Heepsy is a great tool for businesses jumping into influencer marketing. The platform has 11 million creators on Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, and Twitch and is an economical option for beginners.

Heepsy puts limits on the type of influencers you can search for and doesn't include nano-influencers for its TikTok and Instagram platforms. You can find Instagram and TikTok influencers with more than 5K followers, YouTube influencers with more than 1K subscribers, and Twitch streamers of all sizes.

The platform provides tools to analyze an influencer's audience and gives details on demographics, authenticity, cost estimation, and previous brand collaborations. You can also create lists of your favorite influencers and compare them or use aggregate stats to estimate the impact of your campaign.

Heepsy Vs. Aspire

  • Heepsy is a more economical option compared to Aspire.
  • Aspire doesn't allow users to find influencers on Twitch, while Heepsy does.
  • Heepy has a free trial, while Aspire doesn't.
  • Heepsy doesn't provide campaign monitoring features.

Pricing

Heepsy offers a free trial to use all the search filters but with limited results. The platform has three pricing plans — Starter ($49), Business ($169), and Gold ($269).

See also: Heepsy alternatives

7. Shopify Collabs

Best for: Shopify stores looking to connect with influencers

Free trial: Yes

Starting price: $25/month

Features

Shopify Collabs, previously known as Dovetale, is an influencer marketing software built right into Shopify. You can manage your end-to-end affiliate program in the same place you run your business.

The Shopify Creator Marketplace is a curated list of creators from various niches who have been handpicked by the Shopify team. It helps you find vetted influencers in your niche quickly.

You can connect with creators by sending direct invites, sharing instant commission offers in the Collabs Network, or setting up an online store page to accept affiliate applications. You can also send gifts or product samples to creators and set up a commission structure for your affiliates based on how much they sell.

The Shopify Billing System lets you automatically commission payments. You can also integrate with Shopify flow to automate repetitive tasks with ready-made templates. One thing to note is that when creators make sales, their commission payments are subject to an additional 2.9% payment processing fee, payable by the business.

Shopify Collabs Vs. Aspire

  • Shopify Collabs is just focused on eCommerce stores on Shopify.
  • You can only search for creators approved by the Shopify team.
  • Shopify Collabs covers creators on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.

Pricing

Shopify Collabs is free to install and get started for Shopify merchants on the Shopify, Advanced, or Shopify Plus plans. The plans start from $25/month.

8. Klear

Best for: Mid to large businesses — mainly focused on eCommerce

Free trial: No

Starting price: On request

Features

Klear is an advanced influencer marketing platform focusing on analytics and extensive data points.

Klear's monitoring tool, "Monitors," is both a social listening and an analytics tool. You can filter your searches by accounts that are actively talking about you. You can also research your competitors and see how you compare in terms of mentions, engagement, and follower growth. You can also create monitors for hashtags and keywords to get an idea of what's trending and with whom and tailor your campaigns accordingly.

As you continue to use the platform, Klear's AI learns what's relevant and important to your brand and gives you the most relevant results in the Discovery module.

The AI-powered "Klear Influencer Score" looks at dozens of metrics to generate a 0-100 score to quantify an influencer's reach and impact. Klear's "True Reach" metric is a much more accurate measure of how many people are actually seeing a creator's content.

Klear's campaign management tool allows you to get usage rights, track links, approve content, customize pre-built email templates, develop a mood board for each campaign, and streamline product gifting.

Klear Vs. Aspire

  • Klear's social listening and competitive research features continue to teach AI about your brand. Aspire doesn't provide that functionality.
  • Aspire's search also covers YouTube creators, while Klear makes it harder to find YouTube-only creators.
  • Klear's WYSIWYG editor lets you create influencer recruiting landing pages.

See also: Klear alternatives

Pricing

Klear's website doesn't list pricing but provides three plans — Professional, eCommerce, and Enterprise.

9. Julius

Best for: Enterprise brands

Free trial: No

Starting price: On request

Features

With the Julius influencer marketing software, you can search profiles across Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, Snapchat, Pinterest, Twitter, and Twitch. Julius' team checks every profile in detail to give you a nuanced view of each influencer as a human, not just a collection of data points.

You can activate and manage your influencers in one place, create influencer lists to streamline communication and stay organized, review influencer content, and ensure FTC compliance with automatic post detection.

Julius helps you analyze your campaign's performance, monitor relevant conversations about your brand, and optimize future influencer campaigns with performance benchmarks.

Julius Vs. Aspire

  • Julius' influencer comparison feature allows you to decide which influencer is more relevant to your brand. Aspire doesn't provide that feature.
  • Aspire provides agency support, while Julius doesn't.
  • Julius provides over 50 criteria for narrowing search results to the most relevant.

Pricing

Julius is a SaaS, but you pay an annual fee — no monthly option exists. Your specific price is based on the number of users needing access to the software.

10. Moonio

Best for: SMBs and large-sized businesses

Free trial: No, but a free forever plan is available

Starting price: $49/month

Features

Moonio is an all-in-one influencer marketing platform that lets you search, activate, and manage influencers.  

You can filter influencers using a wider range of filters, from core filters such as category, location, followers, or engagement rates to more advanced filters such as authenticity or audience demographics.

Moonio finds potential influencers from your customer base and social media followers and lets you reach out to them using the pre-loaded templates. Moonio uses AI to analyze creators' performance statistics and audience breakdowns.

Moonio Vs. Aspire

  • Like Aspire, Moonio also offers a Creator Marketplace, but it also allows you to compare influencer proposals using metrics like creator fee or expected impact.
  • Aspire doesn't offer a free plan, while Moonio does.
  • Moonio enables users to search for influencers for free, while Aspire doesn't.
  • Aspire provides 24/7 live support, while Moonio doesn't.

Pricing

Moonio has a free forever plan with limited features. It provides three pricing plans, including Starter ($49/month), Plus($99/month), and Advanced ($199/month).

Ready to try these Aspire alternatives?

When it comes to finding alternatives to Aspire, there are several noteworthy options to consider. Each alternative offers its own unique features and strengths that can cater to different influencer marketing needs.

Whether you're looking for a platform with a wide range of influencers, robust analytics and reporting capabilities, or a user-friendly interface, there's something for everyone.

And one of those platforms is Modash. With one of the largest influencer databases in the market, it's the perfect choice for you to scale your influencer marketing.

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