How to start a fashion blog?
Have the desire to contribute to the fashion industry but unsure of how to possess stronger presence online?
You can start by extending your reach by integrating your blog with social media. One way is through Instagram. For example, you can upload and notify your readers of a new post through interactive Instagram stories! It is one of the fastest means to boost the growth of your blog organically.
Tips for new bloggers
1. Quality Content
Always remember that this industry is free entry, and that means there are many influencers like you. The aim is the same: To pursue your passion and profit by working with brands.
At this highly saturated stage, many brands are also highly wary and careful about their selections of the bloggers. As blogs are more of a long form content, numbers is not enough to represent. The content needs to be well-written and engaging in a blog to attract big brands. And this brings us to the next point.
2. Remember your value
Know what you are good at, and the reason you started. Do not worry, everyone is self-conscious when making a sales pitch. “Am I overselling my writing? Am I overestimating my reach?” Let your audience and numbers speak. You have nothing to fear. Avoiding such thinking from the get-go is imperative. If you do not value your work, no one else will.
3. Collaborate and make friends
Collaborations will help you get noticed by competitor brands and broader audiences. It is a win win situation. It is a natural tendency to be wary of collaborating with brands in the very beginning. But make sure to associate with brands that are related to, and add value to your endeavour. Do not do it for the money, think from the perspectives of your readers.
4. Give value to your readers
A blog is successful as long as it has a good readership. Therefore, it is essential to ensure that your readers derive value out of your writing. Be sure you invite people to share opinions on your blog. Respond to comments on posts promptly. Talk to your readers. Know that they mean something to you. If you keep your readers engaged, you’ll inevitably create a loyal readership.
5. Love your blog and what you do
People can see your passion through your words. The effort you put into your entries may eventually amount to something. It is essential to keep in mind that the above suggestions may help you get on the right track faster. But you will make your own mistakes and face some challenges along the way.