Jacket: Old Navy, Sweater: Loft, Shoes: Boohoo
Photography: Pixel Moving Company
Last year was eye-opening for me when it came to blog collaborations. I worked with some really awesome brands and I made connections with lovely people who work in PR and I’m so grateful for everything. Sometimes I can’t help but think about why certain people are getting opportunities and I’m not. I go back and forth with this thought and I try to not let it affect me. It’s terrible to say but some brands want bloggers to have a “certain” look to go along with their campaign and that’s awful.
So many brands pass up on wonderful women because they don’t fit their image of what beauty should be. And you know what, WHATEVER. The brands I’ve had the pleasure of working with know that I’m honest on my blog and I stay true to who I am and what I believe in. This year I won’t let it bother me that a company I like chose someone else over me or didn’t respond to my e-mails. The companies that do reach out to you are the connections that you want to keep because they believe in your blog and your vision.
Also, when it comes to sponsored content you HAVE to know your worth! Never be afraid to ask for a rate especially if you’ve worked on a few collaborations. Blogging is a job for some people and they depend on these funds to keep things going in their life. If you’re taking the photos, editing videos and all of that fantastic stuff you have to charge PLAIN AND SIMPLE. I know a few people say that bloggers should do a few free collaborations before you ask for a rate and I agree if you’re in the early stages of blogging and you want to establish relationships. But after a while, it’s time to say hey, I have a rate of X amount and this is what I can provide for this collaboration. The point is your work matters so don’t forget that. Let me know what you guys think about this in the comments below. Thanks for reading!