Sunday, 30 April 2017

The Cost of Beauty Blogging



Hi Darlins

Fancy starting a blog ? ever thought about the cost ? this is a subject that suddenly occurred to me this evening, strange that after 2 years of running a blog that it's only just dawned on me that it is a topic worth thinking about. Before I start please do bear in mind that this is not a how to post, it is purely based on my own experience, and secondly that I do not profess to be an expert in blogging. 

You can, as I did set up for free, with blogger or wordpress, a brilliant way to start and you may end up as I did wanting your own domain, this isn't expensive and is not 100% necessary, it's a personal choice I think, of course you need your computer, and camera, both of these are topics in their own right, most people have a computer however if you are not careful you can get sucked in by beautiful images of white Mac Books ( usually taken in a pure white bed with a tray of Croissants and coffee ( blogger cliche)  as for camera's whoa that's a whole minefield of a subject and everyone will debate as to the best blogger camera, the thing to bear in mind is the end result is what's important, and I know some bloggers who literally do everything on an iPhone and produce stunning images, so again there needn't be a cost.  I have in my two years bought 2 camera's and lenses, did it make my photo's better ? possibly a little bit when I look back at past blog posts, but worth the amount of money I spent ?  probably not.




Hidden costs, can be as little or as much as you are willing to spend, props for your photo's, yep we all get sucked in to wanting to buy the latest must haves in the backgrounds of our photo's, are they essential ? of course not, a leaf would suffice for free.  Another cost that you will come across is the price of attending Brand events, you will get invited to these and depending on where you live you have to make the decision regarding travel costs etc, don't attend an event if you think you will make anything out of it, you won't; of course you will get a goodie bag at the end of it, but in truth you are going to learn about the brand, the price of the goodie bag will 99% of the time not cover your travel cost and time, and it is better to buy the product if you are thinking in terms of cost. 

I do find that you have to try as much as possible not to get sucked into hype, I personally fail in this aspect, I often see something promoted somewhere online, and it drives me bonkers until I own it, 9 out of 10 times I don't get round to writing about the products I have bought myself, as the products that are sent in by Brands and PR companies have to take priority, so in truth, I didn't need to spend the money in terms of the blog.

I think so sum up, your blog can cost you as little or as much as you want, and as with most things in life you get back what you put in, don't forget  BLOG is a four letter word meaning  WORK :)

Whatever you do enjoy it, if it's not fun and you find yourself overspending to try and keep up with XYZ blogger as she seems to have it all, forget it, someone will always have more than you, and you will make yourself miserable chasing a fake dream, and there are many people out there that have a lot less and would be grateful for what you have.

Please give me your thoughts on this topic, I would love to know what you all think.

Lyn 💋

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  1. I loved this! Can totally relate about products being sent take first priority, so i often find myself not sharing products i have bought unless its a monthly favourite or im sharing on my social media. I think over time we find our own personal style when it comes to blogging and dont feel the need to keep up with everyone else

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    1. HI Jamey-Lynn, thanks for stopping by, you are so right about finding your own style, I don't worry about what anyone else is doing, mayve it's an age thing but I am quite happy in my own little spot, you have a great blog BTW Lyn x

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