Beauty blogging has become a phenomenon. Whether through blogs, vlogs or Instagram pages, beauty sites are prospering when it comes to visitor hits. Beauty bloggers can bring in money from advertising while exercising their passion for the beauty industry. What's not to love? So if you have an everlasting love for all things beauty, here’s how to join the ranks of the beauty blogging elite.
Live And Breath All Things Beauty
If you’re reading this, chances are, you spend hours trawling through the internet looking at the latest beauty products and reading reviews. We can’t blame you. We do too! To be a beauty blogger, you have to be entirely dedicated to the cause. There’s a lot more to know about beauty than you might think. Make sure that you know all of the best brands. If you’re specialising in cruelty free products, make sure you know the laws of animal testing. Note all of the companies that refuse to practice animal testing in your own country and abroad. Also know the difference between vegan and cruelty free products. Know all about different skin types and what’s best for each. Skin tones vary massively. Understand what will suit different skin tones, hair colours and eye colours.
Photography Is Your Friend
If you’re going to be a beauty blogger, you will need to practice what you preach. If people can see that your makeup is flawless, they’re much more likely to trust in what you say. They’ll listen to your reviews and take up your advice. So, unsurprisingly, photography is a huge part of beauty blogging. Know your angles. Know how to use lighting to your advantage. Understand different types of lighting and how they’ll affect your look. Wondering where to start with all of this? Take a basic photography course. It’ll teach you absolutely everything that you need to know. Your pictures will improve and you will be able to pass your knowledge on to your readers. Cue the perfect selfie! Check out classes and timetables at Photography Course London.
Know The Basics
There are a few beauty basics that every beauty blogger should know. Make sure you don’t skip the classics while focusing on more extravagant makeup styles. The basics are this: skin, eyes and lips. These are the most decorated parts of any makeup fanatic’s face. Recently eyebrows have upped in the ranks of the beauty scale too. Learn how to make the boldest brow you can without starting to verge on the notorious “Scouse brow” look. Practice applying foundation, eyeliner, mascara and lipstick.
This is where you can start to have more fun. Experiment. Makeup is a great tool to change the way you look and how people perceive you. Try out more daring looks. From contouring to bold eyeshadows and shocking lips. This is what will garner you a wider readership. People will be intrigued to know how you create certain looks that catch the eye or are completely alternative.
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Having hobbies is incredibly important in life. Not just for the sheer enjoyment of them, hobbies help you to unwind, improve your confidence and make you more interesting too. They help you maintain a good work/ life balance, and give you a much-needed break from the stresses of adulthood. And when it comes to hobbies, blogging is one of the best! It’s free to start, and you don’t need any special equipment- just your laptop and a bit of creativity. Here are just a few of the reasons blogging makes such an awesome hobby, and why it’s well worth taking up.
You Can Be Creative
Blogging gives you a platform to express your creativity. If you work in a not-so-creative job, this may be a side that you haven’t unleashed for a while. But once you get into the swing of it, you will thoroughly impress yourself. It allows you to write, unfiltered about any topic you choose. You can explore the topics and the things you love and have a place to express them. Writing is definitely cathartic and can work as an amazing stress-buster. As well as writing, blogging also encourages you to improve your design skills. Rather than paying a website designer, have a go at knocking up a header and some graphics using Photoshop or even a free program online such as Picmonkey. Play around with your layout and the look of your blog, there are tons of coding tutorials you can find online which are easy to follow even if you’re a complete beginner.
You Learn New Things
Following on from the last point, you can learn a huge amount when it comes to blogging. As well as honing your writing skills, graphic design and coding you also learn about social media networking. You’ll improve your photography skills when you’re taking blog photos. You’ll learn how to promote your content, how to use different tools and techniques across the web. And by doing research for your blog posts, you will gain a wider understanding of the topics you love. It’s so much more than just writing opinions onto a web page. Sites like The Blogging Tips give more information about the kinds of things you can learn.
You Meet New People
When you set up a blog, you also set up social media accounts that are linked to it. This not only allows you to promote your content but opens up the door to meet other bloggers too. There’s a huge community of bloggers in different niches, and by writing a blog allows you to connect with them. There are people who have found their very best friends through this platform, and so meeting a range of like-minded people is a definite perk.
It Can Lead To Incredible Opportunities
Blogging has allowed a vast number of people to be able to call their hobby their career. Sponsored posts, advertising opportunities, affiliate marketing and other forms of collaboration with brands mean bloggers are able to earn a good wage working from home through their blog. It can take a long time to build up to this, and so if you’re in it solely for the money, they expect to fail. You do have to have the love, passion, and motivation there to work on your blog for a long time before opportunities come your way. But it’s worth knowing that if your blog does do well, it could potentially lead to great things in the future.
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