Trying Products That Asked To Sponsor Me (Not Sponsored)
Hello. Friends. And welcome to another video today. We're, gonna be testing products. From companies that asked to sponsor, me not sponsored, so as you guys may know many youtubers. Including myself will, from time to time make, videos that are sponsored, by a company or product, and for our part we've done five on this channel now from what I know these, youtuber, brand relationships. Can come through a variety of sources a, manager, an MCN, and in our case we source through our agent but besides those avenues, there, is also the Wild West of brand relationships. The business email where will receive random, solicitations. From companies, who want to sponsor a video, or Instagram, post provide, affiliate, links or send us some free, products. To review etc. Etc and, I'm pretty sure that a lot of youtubers, experienced, this but he just emailed me and asked me to promote their product, in exchange for twenty thousand dollars and their cryptocurrency. But, they expect will take off by spring 2019. In fact on more than one occasion we've, received reach outs that were spammed to like 30 plus youtuber, business, emails and we've also received messages. Sent to the wrong creator as well as about a thousand. Emails addressed. Hello dear, now, no shade at all to the hustle as I know a lot of these companies are just businesses, trying to get off the ground and some of their products, can be quite intriguing. Such as electric. Nail drills, sexy. Lingerie and, silicone, shampoo, brushes, amongst, many, many, many, others, that said the main reason we haven't warped with any of these cold call brands, isn't because they don't email us correctly in fact it's kind of funny when that happens it's mostly because I don't know enough about these companies, or products, to feel comfortable, promoting, them even if I do find myself sometimes. Wanting to try them so I thought it would be fun to go through my business email and to find for examples, of some interesting products, not sponsored, order them and try them out and I guess see if we should have hypothetically. Taken, the sponsorship, and/or endorsed, them alright. Let's dive right, now, Tyler, and I'd pre-vetted. These reach outs so we went through like a ton of these, emails dating, all the way back to March of this year and, we chose a few, strong candidates, I think so let's jump right into the first product, which is a Japanese. Subscription. Box so this company is called Zen pop and it appears to be a Japan, based company, that sells subscription, boxes, with Japanese, snacks and also, beauty products, inside of them so I'm pretty sure the reason that they reached out to me is because we did that three-part Japan, series earlier, this year in fact they say you do a lot of Japan, related videos, which isn't wrong and luckily, for them I'm also interested in snacks so it's a good Venn diagram, of just Japan content. Snacks, and beauty, products too so what they want is to sponsor, me to do an unboxing type. Of video on my youtube channel which is a pretty popular request, we just wouldn't want to do an unboxing that was sponsored by the company itself so it looks like on their website they actually have a few different, kinds of boxes like a candy, box ramen, and candy mixed together ramen, only beauty, and stationery. I think in general I'm leaning more towards, the snacks because we did recently, do a Japanese, beauty, products haul and in terms of the stationery I actually don't write a lot of things with a pen and paper nowadays, I live my entire life, inside of a computer so why don't we go for the combo, Japanese, ramen and sweets, mix pack just to get a little variety ah my, first instinct, was to do a one-time. Purchase just, for this video but it turns out that's sold out so instead I have to subscribe, for at least three months I guess that's seventy dollars on Japanese, snacks and noodles, so for our second, product I chose this app called the Wi-Fi, map and I will say that their subject, line really just jumped, out at me it reads Wi-Fi. Map YouTube, video with a hundred, thousand, plus views guaranteed. Now I don't know if that means that they just believe their product, is super interesting and will garner, a hundred thousand plus views or if they're just willing to buy views for. Me but either way I think it definitely deserved, an open so from what I can tell this, product, is basically like a crowd-sourced.
Of Like different wi-fi's, that you can connect to it seems to be like people sort of contributing. Their own personal, Wi-Fi to the list or if they perhaps like know the password, to a local coffee shops Wi-Fi, they might put it on the map as well now they don't really explain why they reached out to me specifically. Nor do they say exactly what, they want but it does seem like people are generally, interested, in this app as am I honestly, so I'm gonna download this app to my phone and then we get all of the rest of our haul items, we'll try this out, IRL, just wander, around and see if we can just get on people's, home, Wi-Fi, as I guess so next up is our third product which, is the sit pack so the SIP pack seems to be like a telescoping. Portable, seat but you can unfurl, and it will turn into like a little stool that you can sit on that you can use while waiting in lines or for the subway or whatever and when you're done you can just refer lit into a little soda can shaped looking thing, now they alluded, to wanting a YouTube review though they don't exactly, like, hit the nail right on the head as to why they reached out to me specifically, in fact the only thing that they say that seems to like relate, to me specifically, is that they're a Danish. Company and also that they make their sit packs right here in the happy Kingdom of Denmark which would seem like a random, factoid, to most people but I am in fact half Danish, so maybe they saw that and they were just like hey that's, a Great Dane let's send this her way they also drop a little bit of actual Danish, in the sign-off down here unfortunately. My vocabulary. Is very limited, I know how to say chicken, and beer. But either way the pandering, is working, and I want to try this thing out the only thing that's concerning, to me is that it has three out of five stars on forty six reviews some, people say that it's a great small seat that is easy to keep with you and others, say that it felt like a hard, pipe, on their butt cheeks, that doesn't sound super appealing, but I feel like we're this far in let's just give it a go so I'm going to add this to the cart and that is item number three, so for our fourth and final product. We decided to go for the Kesava, online, psychic. App so, basically with kizomba, you pay per minute to text, psychics, so it's basically the same as like a telephone, psychic, but just texting. Now they say that they specifically, wanted to work with me because they saw the I dressed, according, to my zodiac sign, for a week video and they mentioned marketing, opportunities, as well as an affiliate, link program, now I think that that connection kind of makes sense but I will say that that's pretty much the only video, we've ever done in the spiritual. Realm I guess you could say that said I am objectively. Interested, to see what an online psychic. Has to text to me so checking, out their website, the first thing that I see is like how expensive. Some of these psychics, are and they all interestingly, enough, have five out of five stars, all on over 10,000. Reviews each in fact it looks like almost everyone. Has 5 out of 5 stars, I wonder if people are scared if they like give them a bad review if like bad things will happen to them but regardless this, site seems to have a lot of stuff to pick through so I'm gonna try it out and presumably, just spend a lot of money, texting, psychics, okay so those, are our four products. So I'm gonna wait for all of the things I ordered to get here and once I have my haul we'll, check back in alright. So, it's been a few weeks well actually it's been a little more than a few weeks it's been about two months since I ordered everything but now we finally, have our haul so let's dive right in and start with the first product, that we ordered which was also the main cause of the delay the, Zen pop box so, we were gonna film this haul a while ago but this item got stuck in customs and, then lost at customs, and then subsequently, lost at the post office so is never delivered, to us we in fact had to go and find it but now we haven't and I've never let it go so we got the August, 2018.
Box Which was called the power up box which basically means that amongst the normal, savory, and sweet snacks, they included, a bunch of candies, that are flavored like Japanese, sodas, and energy drinks so we figured we would just go through and taste each one starting. With the monster, hunters food gummies, it kind of looks like a mash-up, of like a Valkyrie a Powerpuff. Girl and Jon Snow the gummies themselves, kind of like orange Mentos, these. Aren't too bad it's sort of like an interesting crossover between like Red Bull and like children's, Triaminic. Medicine, and besides, those we had to other energy drink flavored candies. Lifeguard. Is not a mere energy, drink it's a Bionic, drink one of which was kind of like a nerds rope, without the Nerds it's just like a long, erect - Laffy Taffy and it also kind of bites like a Laffy Taffy it tastes like juicy, fruit but, in like a Laffy Taffy texture, and now it's gone so it's the same as juicy fruit and, the other one of which was like a Sour Patch Kid, looking gummy in the shape of a Japanese, character, that means power go, somewhere in the top right he's like this is a an energy drink bitch now the smell, was definitely, powerful oh my god. It. Smells like a rubbing alcohol surprise. It's just for a loco but compared, to the odor the flavor was pretty tame it's more just like a sort of nondescript. Grape, gummy now though these were all energy. Drink themed or flavored, it wasn't clear if any of them actually had, any energy, properties, it says if you believe that it gives you a power it really gives you the effect. But. Since I ate all three in a row I guess we'll never know which, if any had, any actual caffeine. So. Besides those powered, up candies, we had a coke flavoured, chewy and some fruit soda, flavored, gum it's kind of like bubble tape but it looks like a band-aid as well as some vinegar chips, with a sour faced elephant, mascot, he's like it's so sour, I'm, dead some barbecue, cracker sticks, that were kind of like the savory version of Pocky it tastes a little bit like a bread stick that you've used to mop up beef, stew there's my theories of red and some sea animal shaped chocolate, cookies they're almost like oversized, like, Teddy Grahams also, what sea animal is this plant, it, does look like a clam we, then finished off our feast with one of our cups of ramen. Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo. All, right I think it looks ready let's fork up and try it that's amazing yeah that's really good I mean it's definitely ramen. In a cup but it's really good damn I wish I had gotten the all ramen box the hem had so that concludes our, Zen pop box I think definitely got some snacks that were kind of out there but overall I enjoyed all, of them and even if some of them like weren't my favorite flavor they were at least fun, to eat and maybe had some energy in them I guess we'll never know but in terms of whether or not I would recommend, this or even plug this I think it's impossible to ignore the whole shipping situation. Which I understand, like isn't a hundred percent the company's fault but at the same time if I'm like recommending. Things to you I would not want to wish, shipping. Issues upon you besides that there was the issue of them, not having like, the one time box option, available on their website which sort of doesn't make sense because if they are able to send you three boxes, why are they not able to send you one it's not like they're out of stock so as a consumer, I enjoyed, what I received but because of some of the logistics, I would not endorse it okay, so, our next product to try out is the Wi-Fi. Map, app so, I think the best way to try out this app is to go out into the world and see if we can't get onto some Wi-Fi, it's kind of like a scavenger hunt, but for, stealing, the Internet's, alright you've got a hundred and fifty Wi-Fi, hotspots. Near me so to test the map out I wanted to try and get on to a more exclusive Wi-Fi. That wouldn't normally be available to, me so not just like a coffee shop premier, care dental, group has Wi-Fi I wonder if this is legal it feels like a sort. Of whitespace, legislation. Wise so after walking, 0.2. Miles we, found our, target fairness, premier. Care dental, we're here for your Wi-Fi, and though it seemed like a promising, lead at first our free dental, Wi-Fi, dreams quickly crumbled. So I'm trying to find like their Wi-Fi, on my suggested, Wi-Fi, list but, I don't see it anywhere I'm gonna try and type it in manually. Says it could not find the network premier, dental 5g, enjoy do we have to go in no, we're not going in so with premier, Kara bust we moved on to more residential, pastures. To see if we couldn't get on to a home Wi-Fi, connection, it's a little more nefarious I would say though once we started pursuing, them it seemed like all of the home Wi-Fi, listings, were actually, just businesses.
Listed As homes and as we drive into like a more residential, area there are no listings. On the app so, it, seems like there aren't a lot of just like good samaritans, out there being like use my houses Wi-Fi, so a little, deflated I returned, to the businesses, hoping to find at least one working, internet, connection alright it says that the Pier one Imports Wi-Fi. Was updated, six days ago but it also says it's called free, best by Wi-Fi, and even though we actually, entered the store this time this, one didn't work either am i doing this wrong so finally. As a last ditch attempt, we tried the Macy's across the street which seemed promising because that one is called Macy's, free Wi-Fi right or amongst the boxers let's, try and be brief. Thousands. Of people turned off the video all right so on my suggested, Wi-Fi list there is a Macy's, free Wi-Fi, let's plug in and, we're. On this is exciting, oh wow. We're on may see Wi-Fi, and after opening, and loading Instagram, we confirmed, that we did indeed have, the Internet's, okay now that we have it. So. Even though I was excited the app did, finally, provide a working, connection, Macy's, free Wi-Fi wasn't. Exactly the exclusive, access I had hoped for when downloading, the app especially, since there wasn't even a password so although I think that a free Wi-Fi map, is definitely. Like a useful idea a lot of the listings, don't seem to work and that might vary from place to place but at least most of our listings, didn't work so all that said I don't think I would want to endorse, this product but to companies, out there listing. Yourselves, could be an interesting marketing, technique because I'm now aware of premier. Care dental I can't vouch for their dental services, but, no they. Don't have Wi-Fi all right so, next up is these, at pack from the happy, Kingdom of Denmark cha-da. There's. A chair in there somewhere, alright let's get into it so it kind of has like the size and shape of like ol Bluetooth, speaker, and the weight - it's pretty weighty I mean it seems pretty straightforward especially. Because we watched that video so let's just try it out let me stand up so I can sit down alright so, supposedly. It opens, like this okay. And then though it's, already happening so as I mentioned before it basically telescopes. Out and then you can lock it into place by turning the bottom bit okay that feels good now the people who left this thing a negative review on Amazon said, that it was like quite uncomfortable, so I guess we'll see how it feels on the old butt cheeks my first observation, was that it's less of a seat that you mount and more of a butt crunch oh I think I found the balance point it's kind of an interesting sensation it's more like I'm leaning against, a wall than anything else, as for the seat itself it's not incredibly, comfortable. Like deceit definitely, isn't padded, but it's not terrible. And I definitely wouldn't call it a hard, pipe but I think the only way to know for sure how, it would feel in the wild, is to go out into, that wild, and try it out so we're gonna go somewhere with a lot of lines to wait in Disneyland. In the TMO pickaxe you look a little bit like a Norse women it's Thor's hammer. Take. Me to Valhalla. So. After, my show of strength Tyler, took me to Disneyland. To sit and wait all right. Sixty-five, minute line let's, do this, and once in line it was time to set up camp. After. Actually. Sitting on the sit pack for a few minutes it didn't really get less comfortable, it's just like a human tripod. Or bike stand but there is a balance, point you have to stay at I tried. Today it, was too much now, to be fair I wasn't, sitting continuously.
For 65, minutes since there were breaks every time the line moved so, I'm not feeling, like the hard climb sensation. I just. Let. Me drag a little big behind me Satan. Although, I wonder if it may also have been more comfortable, for me because, I already have some natural, cushion, or insulation, on my behind I'm basically just sitting on my. Own money so maybe the sensation, varies, from bootie to bootie but for my part I thoroughly enjoyed, having this thing in line with me so in terms of whether or not I would endorse, this product why might I would consider, it I think that the product isn't necessarily, perfect. Yet like it seems like there are some pushes, that don't enjoy, the sensation of, this seat on their behind but I did have a lot of fun using it I like that it sort of resembles a hammer to smash things, with and I also liked having a prop with me when waiting in line and at, the end of the day you can lean on it so I'd say it's OK in my book all right so, our final product, is kizomba, the, psychic, app now I feel like it varies, person to person as to how much you believe in these sort of supernatural, things. I'm personally, on the fence I don't completely, buy into, it but I'm also kind of prone to being superstitious, and, paranoid, so I don't usually seek, out psychics, just in case they tell me something I don't want to hear now that said let's, open the app so there seem to be a few different categories I can choose from love psychics. Psychic, readings, tarot, readings. Fortune-telling. Personal. Astrology dream. Analysis, career, advisor and, psychic, mediums, so I think of all these categories I'm the most interested, in personal, astrology so let's go with that one also I don't mess with ghosts, so there's that okay so we have a few different, advisors, we can choose from now I was immediately drawn, to one psychic, in particular, Oh psychics, Safina but, she's in a reading right now but I like her because her name is almost Sofia so hoping to catch Safina after, she was done I subscribed, to her channel profile, thingy. I. Smashed, her, subscribe, button well see this is your notification, yes I hear that only happened some of the time however after. About 30 minutes of waiting she was still in a session which, means that someone has spent at least a hundred and eighty dollars, on that reading I wish I could say I was mad but I'm just happy for her so besides Safina, there are a few other psychics, online so we ended up doing sessions with two different separate, psychics, just to kind of test the waters oh, oh, it's, happening okay she's chatting to me with psychic number one at first I didn't know exactly what to say I feel like I'm speed-dating yeah I've, never done this before, which isn't a great approach when you're being charged, by the minute but once I got my bearings I asked, for a general. Astrological. Forecast, of the next year or so when would be a good or bad time to do things what's, coming up etc etc. And, after taking, down my name and birth date she began making predictions. She says I do see that next year will be a better year for you finances. Will be good and there are a lot of events coming where I'll be happy fun overall, I would say psychic, number one was generally. General, but also really nice oh that's so sweet, she says I'm an amazing person she, doesn't even know me but when I pride for more information, on what exactly in.
My Astrological. Chart was prompting, her predictions, she didn't really say anything okay, she says yes next, year will be much better sweetie, yeah I'm looking for some like more like star, reading, although she did give me some specific. Lucky numbers for the next year 7 3 11, maybe I will acquire, 3 7-eleven, franchises. Now. Our second, reading with psychic, number 2 was a little more focused, I pretty much asked, for the same general. Astrological. Forecast, and she had some more specific, time frames for me between March to June will be good for the career growth my dear watch out for some something, coming next March to June I better start thinking about that now she, also said that November, and December of, this year would be good but I guess that covers most of the next 9 months I also asked, her for some explanations. On what in the stars she was seeing exactly my dear this is the transition, period in your life oh I thought she was gonna say the transition period of like Saturn or something so she didn't really answer the question either, she did also though provide, a lucky number okay says, that 13, is going to be a good number for me which is not seven, three or eleven, but there's a three and a one involved. As well as make one kind of uncanny, recommendation. So she says so just go with the flow and try, wearing, back on Saturdays, do you mean wearing black, she says wearing. Black, Wow. It was a little bit of a professor, Trelawney, moment, but I'm not sure what she meant by wearing, black specifically. On Saturdays. Regardless. Our second, psychic, seemed a little more specific, in her recommendations. So I would say she was a bit better even though they both sort of dodged my questions, about the actual astronomy. Of the astrology. Now in terms of whether or not I would endorse, kizomba, the answer probably has to be no just, because I feel like whether or not you even believe in, psychics, is very subjective so, I wouldn't want to be like this, definitely. Works and when you're paying by the minute the bill can rack up pretty fast, however if you do like talking to psychics and you're into this kind of thing I could see how you would like this because it's kind of like tinder, but for psychics and also, both of our psychics, were very very nice so it was kind of soothing, to chat with them I feel like that's probably the sweet spot for a psychic say nice, things and, types, whoa all right so. That was my not sponsored. Haul in terms of these products, specifically, I'm pretty glad that I got to try them out because as I mentioned a, lot of these companies that blast our email do seem pretty interesting. Or peculiar, and they mostly ended up being kind of fun that said, I'm not just gonna start partnering, with a lot of these companies because, they are pretty unvetted, and if I'm gonna be promoting, something I just want to be selective. About which brands, I like let through to you guys if anything, came out of this experience maybe I'll just start buying more of these products, on my own to try out now once again I don't want to malign, sponsorships. In general, as I know there's been some controversy around, them recently I personally. Don't like making, sponsored, reviews, or full-on dedicated, videos and that's why our sponsored, plugs have been contained, to like 60-second. Segments at the beginning of our but, I also don't think there's anything outright. Wrong about doing a sponsored review as long as that person discloses it to their audience there's been rumors of like loopholes, and non-disclosed. Sponsored, reviews which I don't know a lot about but if someone is doing that I would ask them to stop because I think it undermines youtubers. In general and also violate, some level of trust between creators, and audiences, now with that said if I suddenly become, the Oprah, of sit packs in the next month you all know why just kidding but, do you want to sit back thank you guys so much for watching if you liked that video make sure to trim, a that like button and if you want to see more videos like this make sure to shamash, that subscribe button here are my social media handles, and a big shout out to Raven, danger, Navy for watching, thanks, for watching Raven, danger Navy and I will see you guys a next time.