If you're a faithful follower of She's Candid, you probably know a little something, something about pitching brands and companies; whether it's the structure or the simple fact that pitching is totally a thing, my previous blog posts on this subject were created with the intent to help people pitch to perfection.
I was talking to my girl Jaleesa the other day and she asked me about my content; more specifically, how do I come up with my blog topics. Let me tell you, there's definitely a method to my madness here on She's Candid.
One of the reasons I rebranded was because I wanted to be authentic, real and an actual "influencer" instead of someone who just produces fluffy OOTD posts every once in a while (which was me the majority of 2016, let's be honest).
To keep it one hundred, I've been irritated...truly irritated deep in my soul by the inquiries and emails I've been getting from some people recently.
You see, I like to think of my blog as a resource for smaller bloggers who are really trying to do the damn thing and make moves in the blogosphere. So when people who just started come up to me solely looking for how I do sponsored content, get free products, etc., I'm slightly taken aback.
As a recent college graduate, I look around at all the up and coming talent that's currently enrolled in higher education; quite honestly I see so much potential with what my fellow millennials have to bring to the table in the future.With that being said, I'm going to need you all to GET IT TOGETHER and quickly.
It's safe to say that in the world of content creation, a lot of what's floating around the internet isn't "original". Think about it, whether it's your website and graphic design or your actual content, there was something that inspired you to the time out of your day to create something and put it out to the world.
So many people have watched my growth from blogging as The Budget Divaa to now having a somewhat decent idea of how to master this thing we call "blogging". Through my journey I've definitely learned the do's, the don'ts and just about everything in between.
Can I just start this post out with business has been booming? I love that I'm able to help so many of you pitch the brands of your dreams with my letters in addition to helping you all elevate your sites. What better way to make coins than to provide a genuine service and help people?
Want to know the biggest tip for blogging success? It's quite simple really, but heavily overlooked. In order to climb your way to the top of the blogging food chain, all you have to do is one thing...Indulge in more content than you produce.
When I think of everything last year had to offer, I realize there was so much mobility in everything that I did. From traveling to Washington, D.C. to accept blogging awards to going jetskiing in Bermuda, there was so much that happened in one year and the majority of it stemmed from blogging. Whether or not it was evident, blogging and bloggers were key factors in everything I did last year....literally.
By now I'm sure you all know that my services page has fully launched and is packed with quality services for all my blogging boos. Whether you're a fashion blogger, business blogger or a brand new blogger, I've crafted my services to be able to help YOU. With the first month of being up and running, I can honestly say I couldn't be happier with the amount of sales and love I've received.
In blog world, your content can be amazing, your images on point, but there's really only one thing that matters: your followers. Whether it's a company investigating how many you have or a simple blog post you want to move people, the audience that all your content is reaching means EVERYTHING.
It's 2017 and I am back with a master plan. I ended the year a little more reserved, but I was for sure plotting and scheming about what I was going to do in the near future. We're only the first week in, but trust me when I say there is so much I plan to attain this year and many of these things require some good ol' pitching.