How brands can work with fashion bloggers

*Collaborative post.

Fashion and Style Police was initially set up as purely a fashion blog in 2012. I was so into fashion back in the day (I still am but into other things as well now) and I wanted a creative outlet to explore all the crazy fashion and style ideas I had. That quest led to the creation of this blog. If you scroll through my fashion posts category, you will find all sorts of content on fashion and style. Over the years, I have learned how to create my own space on the web and how to stand out as a fashion blogger.

Park Plaza London image

How brands can work with fashion bloggers

In other to succeed as a fashion blogger and start to earn an income from your blog, you need to attract brands who will be interested in working with you on your blog and social media platforms.

As a fashion blogger, there are so many ways to work with brands but I will be talking about the most popular ways to collaborate with brands and earn some money whilst doing so.

Sponsored posts

Sponsored posts are one of the most popular and lucrative ways of earning money from your blog. Once you grow your blog and start getting steady traffic, you will start to attract brands who are willing to work with you on sponsored posts. Sponsored posts usually work with the brand and you collaborating on a blog post. This involves agreeing on the theme of the post, images, links, and anchor texts. An agreement on a fee and terms of payment is usually done prior to the post being written.

Sponsored posts work great for fashion bloggers UK and brands as they are a great way of promoting a brand and earning income for the blogger as well.

Product reviews

This is similar to sponsored posts but the only difference is that products are sent to the bloggers to be photographed and reviewed on the blog. Sometimes the bloggers receive payments and sometimes they don’t. I have published product reviews on this blog for years. Some are sponsored by brands and some are not. The truth is I enjoy trying new products and sharing my thoughts with you all. I really like photographing new pieces and accessories and showcasing them on the blog and on social media platforms. Having a fashion blog enables me to connect with various fashion brands and explore their amazing collections. It is a win-win.

Product review collaborations are a great way to work with brands. It is great especially for new UK fashion bloggers who are trying to stand out from the saturated blogging industry and create exciting content for their blog.

Affiliate marketing

This is another way to make money as a fashion blogger or any kind of blogger. For every affiliate link a reader clicks and makes a purchase, you get a commission.  I started affiliate marketing some years ago and it has been a steady way of working with different brands and earning some money by the side while providing engaging content for my blog visitors.

Fashion Bloggers Manchester image

How to get the best out of your collaborations with bloggers with Get Blogged Marketplace

It is wise to agree on the terms of the collaboration before starting. Payment terms should be agreed upon prior to the collaboration. As a blogger, I always appreciate it when brands send me all the details I need in as few emails as possible. The back and forth can be draining and time-consuming. This is why it is easier for all parties involved to understand exactly what the collaboration would entail as quickly as possible.

This is one of the reasons why I love working with Get Blogged Marketplace. Posting a job on Get Blogged Marketplace is a quick, easy, and profitable way to work with many UK Fashion bloggers. As a brand, you can gain the best search engine optimisation results without spending a fortune or spending hours trying to find the right fashion bloggers for your campaign. On Get Blogged Marketplace, brands can easily connect with some of the best fashion bloggers in the UK.

My top 5 fashion blogs are –

  • Fashion and Style Police

Yes, I am on the list and the first. You can find me on Instagram on Fashion and Style Police

  • Mojintouch

I love Moji’s blog and I have followed her for many years. Her style is so chic and elegant. You can find out more about her fashion and style on her Instagram page – Mojintouch.

  • Fashionmommywm

Emma’s blog is one of my favourite UK fashion blogs. She covers everything in fashion and she blogs regularly too! You can find her on Instagram as Fashionmommywm.

  • Forever Amber Blog

This is another fashion blogger I have followed since 2012. Amber’s blog is so amazing. You need to check out her Instagram page – ForeverAmberBlog.

  • Fashion Bomb Daily

This is another fashion blog I really like. I have followed Claire’s blog for many years and I find her content very entertaining. You can find her on Instagram – FashionBombDaily.

What do you think of these fashion bloggers?

 

 

 

 

Designs for Blog Logos

*Collaborative post.

When it comes to setting up a blog, one of the first things you need is a good blog logo. Your blog logo is one of the first things your blog readers will notice when they stumble on your blog. This is why it is very important to pay attention to your blog logo design. It can be tempting to just go with whatever logo design you find, but this is not what you want to be doing. You want a logo that will look good and tell your blog readers more about your blog. When I first started blogging, my blog logo did not look like this below. It took a few logos over the years to finally get this right and I love it.

Fashion and Style Police Blog Logo Image

A good logo sets your blog apart

Like many other things, first impression matters and you want to position yourself as an authority in your niche. Having a well-designed blog logo will help your blog look more professional, pique the interest of your blog readers, and encourage them to keep visiting your blog. A blog logo will also build your brand recognition and identity.

This is one area you want to leave to the professionals. You can design your blog logo if you are good at digital designing but if you are not you should get professionals to design a great logo for your blog.

Font Bundles

Your blog logo is really important because it also stays on your social media platforms, so it is pretty much part of your blog identity. It is best to spend a little more on designing the perfect logo for your little spaces on the big wide web. Another thing you could do is to buy digital designs and personalise them to make your own. Font Bundles is an online company that specialises in stunning digital designs. They offer exclusive deals on fonts as well as free fonts from independent designers, so there are loads of options on their marketplace. You will definitely get many ideas for a blog logo.

Designs for Blog Logos

Here are some of the designs on Font Bundles that caught my eye –

Balsmori

digital designs image

This Balsmori design is a beauty to behold. I love the beautiful script typeface. It is great for logos, quotes, headline, mockup, wedding needs, crafting needs, signature, business card, header, tittle, florist needs, and many more. I think it would work great as a blog logo. The script font is so stylish. What do you think?

Flurry – A Simple Clean Script Font

Flurry - A Simple Clean Script Font picture

This Flurry Simple Script Font is simply stunning. It is a great for logos, flyers, businesscards and the likes. I really like gow simple it looks. It would look amazing as a blog logo. Do you agree?

Sophia – Beauty Script Font

script font designs logo image

The Sophia – Beauty Script Font would look great as for a blog logo. It strikes me as a fab blog logo for a beauty blog for some reason. It also works great for greeting cards, branding materials, business cards, quotes, posters, and more! I really like this design, it is one of my favourites on this list.

hello honey – a chic script font

blogging tips image

This lovely hello honey – a chic script font is another favourite of mine. I love the simple and chic design. The colours also work great together. This design would be great for logos, wedding invitations and more! I think it looks fab!

Dear Agatha – a single-line hairline pen & quill font duo!

Pirnted designs image

This Dear Agatha – a single-line hairline pen & quill font duo is a single-line font duo great for logos, engraving, and more! It is a connecting script font, with over 200 alternates, ligatures, and extras for variety! I think it is so attractive.

What do you think of these fonts on Font Bundles? Did any of the designs catch your eye? I think they are all very pretty and would amazing well for blog logos. With logos for your blog, you want them to stand out and be catchy. You don’t want to use boring fonts or dull logos. Those won’t help you create the great first impression you are after. If you are in search of more inspiration for designs for your blog, social media platforms or anything else, you should have a look on Font Bundles website. There are so many ideas on there. You will definitely find many designs you like.

Thanks for reading, liking, commenting and sharing this post. Drop me a comment telling me the design you like the most on this post. Have a fab weekend.

How to make money from your blog

*Collaborative post.

So, you’ve started a blog and would like to make a living from it. I mean… who wouldn’t? Talking about the things you love, sharing your ideas and meeting like-minded people plus, earning money from doing all of this? Sounds incredible.

If you haven’t started a blog yet, what’s keeping you from doing it? The BBC published an article on how to make your fortune writing about stuff you love, where they recommend starting a blog. They add that to write a blockbuster blog, you should consider writing about something you love, find your individual voice, post every day if possible, and use other social media platforms to promote your content.

how to make money from your blog image

Start an online store.

While you are blogging and writing about your travels or simply about a favourite recipe that you want to share with others, why not consider starting an online store? Ad Lab is a Magento eCommerce agency within London UK, and they recommend creating an online store to complement your blog for extra traffic and monetisation opportunities.

If you already have your blog on the WordPress platform, starting an online store is easy, peasy! WordPress has a plugin called WooCommerce that will allow you to set-up an online store in minutes with secure payments, customisable options, and more. If however, you plan to take it seriously, Ad Lab recommends the Magento platform which comes with a tone of innovative features to help sell more products online.

To gain wider recognition for your website, increase traffic, and ultimately sales, Ad Lab recommends putting your online store up for design awards. Here’s a link to Ad Lab’s portfolio on AWWWARDS which showcases some of their best Magento eCommerce sites.

Affiliate marketing.

In a recent blog post, Life with Baby Kicks commented that affiliate marketing is one of the most popular methods to make money from your blog. She gave the example of “if you are running a parenting blog, you can easily talk about useful products for your readers, such as baby toys and baby carriers, and when your readers click on the links for the products, you receive a commission from that interaction.”

That’s how easy affiliate marketing is! Plus, you don’t have to have a blog to make the most out of affiliate marketing – if you have a considerable following on another platform, share your affiliate links there.

make money from your blog image

Run relevant ads.

Google AdSense is a great way to generate passive income from your blog. It’s free, quick, and simple. It only requires you to add a little piece of code to your blog (sounds more difficult than it actually is!) and then relevant ads to your content will start to run! When speaking with my friends at Ad Lab, they mentioned that it’s worth doing the Google certifications to help you get the most out of Google Ads. Here’s what Ad Labs Google qualifications look like.

Sponsorships.

Boo Roo and Tiger Too state 5 tips to creating more money, such as if you are a small blogger, you can contact companies and pitch them your ideas for sponsored posts. For bloggers with a larger audience, she mentions that companies will most likely get in touch with you to create content about their brand and/or product. You can also join influencer marketing networks where sponsored jobs are available!

Sell your skills.

Devon Mamma recommends selling the skills you’ve acquired whilst blogging. Whether this is social media management, writing reviews, copywriting, photography, design, or any other skill you might have acquired, you can start selling it! You can also add a hire me page on your blog, so people know you offer those services and can easily reach you if they need your assistance.

Get paid for speaking.

I know, it sounds crazy, but if you become an authority within your niche, podcasts will pay you to be a guest on their website, and exposure on these podcasts will open up traffic and sales to your website/online store. Here’s an example from Ad Lab who appeared on James Sinclairs podcast about growing businesses online – great listen if you have a spare hour 😉

 

error: Content is protected !!