Well hello lovely humans.
I don’t know why but I find it so much fun but I really love doing these blogging tip related posts. I also absolutely love reading them as I find it gives me a massive boost of inspiration. Today I wanted to talk about the topic of starting a beauty blog, in particular, whether it’s right for you. I tell you guys quite often how much I love blogging. I’ve loved writing since I was a kid and always creatively write and when I got into makeup, began my Instagram blog and then started this blog – things just clicked! It felt right. So for those of you thinking about doing a beauty blog I wanted to share you with you some tips that will help you figure out if beauty blogging is right for you.
Do keep in mind that these are just my opinions and tips I have learnt along the way while blogging. At times until you try something you won’t know if it is right for you or not. Just bear that in mind.
So let’s get started!
Do you have an obsession with beauty products (makeup, skincare & haircare) that borders on the clinical?
Let’s face it if you aren’t really into buying makeup and you have a very reasonable and realistic collection of makeup or you rarely wear it – beauty blogging won’t be for you. Of course, for us beauty bloggers have a lot of makeup does help us create content – let’s just admit that. But our beauty spending habit preceded blogging. I’d be still just as obsessed with beauty products, especially makeup even if I didn’t have a beauty blog. So aside from having less content to produce you may find yourself buying makeup just for the sake of having to something to blog about and that is just wasting money.
Do you enjoy sharing your experiences with beauty products?
If you love sharing with people not only the products you have been loving but even the ones that didn’t work out for you, you’ll find that beauty blogging will be a great enjoyment for you. Let’s face it blogging, in general, is A LOT of work, so with a beauty blog if you don’t find it enjoyable to share your experiences with products (in any shape that may take) the workload will just overwhelm you and you won’t find blogging enjoyable.
If you aren’t a major fan of social media and don’t want to be sprawled across so many platforms blogging, in general, won’t be for you. Social media is definitely a critical part of blogging.
Do ideas for beauty blog content easily come to you?
Beauty blogging does entail some creativity. Not just by trying to make the blog your own and add your own personal touch to it. Of course, your blog could have a focus on strictly reviews bit it is nice to see well-rounded content and other beauty related posts. So if you do find that you just aren’t inspired when it comes to beauty related posts a straight up beauty blog may not be for you.
Are you hoping to become a world-famous beauty blogger, turn it into a full-blown career and score free stuff?
Of course we beauty bloggers to a certain extent do want to see our blogs grow and turn into something. Whether you want to turn it into a career and work from home or have it as something on the side. I know that while I wouldn’t want to be a full time blogger, I definitely would love to have this one day as a part time thing while my other job still holds a focus in the beauty industry. Some may have this as strictly a hobby. There are no guarantees with so many individuals jumping on the blogging bandwagon and even with receiving products and doing collaborations – there aren’t guarantees and you shouldn’t say yes to something just because it was given for free – nothing really is free. However, if your desires to turn blogging into something profitable or receive products is your number one priority – blogging (beauty blogging especially is not for you). Instantly the sheer amount of work that goes into beauty blogging will put you off long before you have the patience to turn it into something. On top of that if passion and general love for blogging lacks, it’s quite obvious in your post. I personally love blogging whether it turns into something or not.
Are you willing the endure the struggles that come with photographing for your blog? Including improving your photo quality?
One of the most frustrating and time consuming elements of blogging is taking photos. I find this to be because unless you use artificial light you are relying on natural lighting – particularly sunny weather to take decent photos. Often I retake and retake because even on a sunny day certain products just don’t want to cooperate it. I have definitely come a long way with my photo quality and I can see myself improving more because I love to take blog photos and learn new ways to make them look better. But if the photographing element is driving you nuts, blogging may not be for you.
And that wraps up this blog post. I hope you guys found this a fun and interesting read. Do you have anything to add to this list for those who are thinking about starting a beauty blog? Drop a comment and let’s get sharing and chatting. I hope you guys all have a wonderful day and I’ll see you in the next post.