Let’s be real with ourselves, owning a fashion blog is no joke! I started doing this about two years ago with the intention of making a little bit of money as a hobby and sharing the joys of fashion! Did I think this was going to be easy? Sometimes I did! A lot of these talented, successful bloggers make fashion blogging look so easy but deep down I knew that hard work paid somewhere. In this post we will take a hard look at the truth behind blogging!
There are pros and cons to this amazing lifestyle. We will end things on a positive note so lets get into the bad and absolute truth behind blogging!
The Hard Truth!
Reason #1: Most of your followers are fellow bloggers trying to do the same thing as you.
When I became a member of the LiketoKnow.it affiliated program, I realize that most women who liked my stuff and got emails from me were affiliated themselves! They may not buy from me because they have their own accounts and commission to think about. If buying from each other is a thing, I am interested! Let me know and leave a comment below.
Other parts of my following are fashion blogger who aren’t in the affiliated program. Some of these bloggers either don’t like the LiketoKnow.it and of that group some will support it, others might not. Another part of my following does not monetize at all and they fashion blog for sheer enjoyment.
Reason#2: Knowing your audience and keeping them coming back to your blog is hard
Each and every one of your readers have different reasons why they read your blog. You must keep up with your niche so you don’t loose audience.
Take note of the post that pulls in the most readers. Even if its something you don’t want to focus your blog on, it is something your readers want to read.
Reason# 3: When shopping you must choose wisely on what to buy!
So, I was at the store the other day and I saw this beautiful lace cardigan and I wanted it so bad but it is hot outside. Then I thought, I could buy it for the fall! However, if I try to do a post around this cardigan in the fall, it won’t be available to monetized and finding similar items is no fun.
Monetizing my blog has seriously turned my shopping life into, “Can I blog about this?”
Pay attention to the demand of the item and how fast things sale out. There are countless times that I buy something, waiting for the right day to shoot it and blog it and it sales out. I always have to resort to Similar Items. If the item is a hot trend, blog it ASAP!
1: Meeting so many other talented fashoinistas from all over the world.
Fashion blogging is a great community, you meet a ton of well-dressed and interesting ladies like yourself.
Best part is collaborating with these fashion babes and they keep you up to date with the latest trends.
2: A chance to make money and build your following is out there you just have to invest a ton of hard work, time and energy into your blog
3: Well, I haven’t quite gotten this far but sponsors will send you a ton of fun stuff to try and sample.
4: It is a great creative outlet to express yourself and your sense of style.
Overall, I am glad that I am doing this because the possibilities of getting creative are endless.
This Daring top is from JC Penny’s and it come in white and this pretty blue stripe one that I have on. Cold shoulders are so darling!
I’m wearing my light pink Bauble Bar tassel earrings, blue and pink are a lovely pair!
These new cat eye sunnies and saddlebag purse are from Francesca’s! It is such an amazing boutique, you got to check it out!
My heels are from Target, I was there yesterday and they are currently having a BOGO 50% off sale!
About the Fit!
Top (M): http://rstyle.me/n/cj7bteb98cf
Heels (8 1/2): http://rstyle.me/n/cipmjhb98cf
All in All, fashion blogging is fun! It is a challenge to make money off of it but if you put your mind to it, invest a lot of time and energy into your goals you may go far! Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you have any further insight! I would love to read your thoughts!