So you’re a blogger and get free stuff, I should blog too. As bloggers, we often hear those words or something similar about what we do on a daily basis.
Have you ever tried to explain to people what you actually do?
“I am a blogger, I get free stuff because I want to spend hours creating the perfect post and testing out products. I will share on the brands required Social Media platforms numerous times to advertise the products I received for free.”
Now if anyone actually believes we do all that for Free Products, then give your head a quick shake. That is furthest from our reality. We may have received a product at no cost out of pocket however there is heaps of work to do. The time and energy and research we put into a post with great content needs to be compensated.
As bloggers, we like to create great content to share with our readers on topics that are of interest to us and hopefully our readers. We want to keep them coming back to read more. We need to form a virtual bond in order to know the interests of those readers.
What Bloggers May Do:
Create new content a few times a week
Research for reference material
Form a Social Media presence on all platforms and share content
Manage comments and spam
Build relationships (Brands,community)
Attend conferences for valued information
These are just a few of the many things we do on a daily basis. Most blogs have a particular niche, where they write about similar topics. Do you have the passion to write about the same topic and keep your readers coming back, can you write a pitch to a brand with a similar niche why they should work with you?
A bloggers life is busy, we aren’t just bloggers, we are an individual business,our blog is our company and for some it is their source of income and others it is just a part time gig. We have to work for everything we do, hard work doesn’t come free. We have rates and should be paid respectively for our time.
Do you still think we blog for Free Products? Do you have the time and energy to do all this for free? I know I don’t and I know I am not alone. My time is valuable time and I can’t waste it away, can you?
Do You still want to blog?