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cost of being a luxury fashion blogger

The Financial Costs Involved with Being a Successful Blogger

Traveling the world, enjoying unbelievable experiences, being outfitted in the latest luxury fashion – what’s not to love. It’s no wonder so many people are taking to their computers, phones and cameras in pursuit of blogging. With the increasing number of bloggers present online, it’s easy for people to think it’s easy and comes without a cost. However, the most successful fashion bloggers will tell you that this is a general misconception of the industry. photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III   The blogging industry is growing fast with over 500 million content sites across the web. However, as brands are turning to content creation to drive traffic and increase revenue, it’s becoming more saturated. Not only that, with rising competition, attracting a significant readership has also increased the average cost of a maintaining a blog. Blogging isn’t free. To be a successful blogger, you need to think of it as a business. And as with any business, you have to know the costs in order to turn it into a success Starting a …

7 things fashion bloggers wish brands understood

7 things bloggers wish brands understood

To all the bloggers that have felt the same frustrations, and to all the brands that want a meaningful relationship with their blogging partners. This is not a rant, rather a guide to a healthier relationship. I must admit I’ve had the most amazing partners in the past couple of years, so to all of you that I’ve worked with – this isn’t for you. But there are many unspoken secrets that just need to get out for everyone’s sake – so let’s set the record straight shall we? Here are 7 things bloggers wish brands understood for a happier, healthier, more beneficial symbiotic relationship. #1: Please don’t auto subscribe me to your newsletter. Not because I don’t love you. (I truly do!) Because I get 100 emails a day from brands and partners… you just made it 101. #2: I know you think I’m crazy to turn down a post in exchange for your product… and the truth is I may not want to say no, but it just doesn’t always work that way. …

how to be a fashion blogger without an instagram husband

We’ve all been there. The perfect outfit lined up hanging neatly on a rack, a beautiful (warm) slightly-overcast day that’s screaming “take photos” all leading up to… no photographer. The dread. And as many of you know, keeping up with a blog isn’t as easy as it looks… Hours can be spent poured over one post – and throw in a wrench like that – the blogging game can be seriously thrown out of whack. (If only we could clone ourselves…) With the viral video “Instagram Husband” I was forced a slight chuckle imagining so many similar scenarios in which I and my photographer had similarly sacrificed normal life for the sake of just the right shot. What would I do without him… sigh. Until that one day… he decides to go on vacation – and I am without him. The blog must go on, and though it was a bit of a challenge – I was able to put together some nice content during his 10 day getaway. The secret: check it out. Here …