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Hi everyone and happy Friday, I hope you are doing great and ready for day number 26 of my 30 Day Beauty Blogger Challenge. I've been blogging since May of 2013 and had many successes and failures throughout my path. Today, I want to share with you some of the most common problems I have encountered as a beauty blogger while working with beauty brands, fashion stores and creating new content. And of course, give you some tips that will help you to avoid these issues.
Stolen Pictures | Watermarks
I love taking and editing pictures of the makeup products I review and I also love to create step by step makeup tutorials for my blog. Most of the pictures you are going to post online are going to be used on different beauty websites, platforms and other places without your permission. It is a simple fact every blogger should accept. Probably the most common and simple way to protect your property from thievery are watermarks. You can simply add a name of your blog or name of your Instagram account to your picture.
This typical beauty blogger problem is well-known by those bloggers, who write their content in English, but live outside of US or Great Britain. Let's face the truth, most of the cool blogger opportunities are available only for residents of United States. My blog was refused by brands so many times when they found out that my blog is based in Brazil.
Free Promo Posts
There are tons of brands, who seek for free promo posts on your blog in exchange for small 'possibility' of an exposure on their media accounts of their 'favorite' articles. Please, understand me right, I have nothing against this kind of collabs with brands, but most of the times they don't share your blog posts, just abuse bloggers labor and take our time.
Beauty bloggers community is not so sweet and friendly, as it looks at first sight. Most of the time, other bloggers treat you as a rival, rather than a friend or blogger buddy. I faced few little blogger 'disloyalties' myself and now understand things differently. Unfortunately, there is no certain sheltering recipe on how to protect your heart.
There are some moments, when a sponsored blog post have been published, but the customer is not satisfied with the quality of the content or the backlinks. How to avoid misunderstandings? First of all, you need to discuss all the details with the customer before writing a blog post and if possible, sign a contract. Then write a blog post and send it to the customer. You can use Google docs and send the link by email.
That's all for now ladies and gentlemen thank you so much for reading my post. I hope my little 'bumps' will teach you how to avoid these issues in your blogging career. Please let me know in the comments what are the typical beauty blogger you've encountered. I want to wish you tons of inspiration and patience along your way. Keep up with my 30 Day Blogger Challenge, follow my Twitter, like January Girl on Facebook and browse my makeup looks on Instagram. I'll talk to you tomorrow, hugs and kisses ♥
Lots of love,