It Is Ok To Wait For Suitable Collaborations

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Firstly, I was lucky enough that this favourite outfit of mine is featured in WhoWhatWear. Check out their website and Instagram here and here, you will find some great inspirations.

 

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Secondly and the main part of this post is I got lots of people asking me about how to get collaborations especially on IG all the time. I don’t think it is something need to be hurry and definitely shouldn’t jump into anything come to you just to have it. Everyone is different. Some people I know have good collaborations much earlier than the others. They might be really just that good or simply that their styles match the mass commercial market and they blend right in. But one thing I believe we also need to take into accounts is some might have totally different backgrounds to start with. (If life isn’t exactly all fair, there is no exception in social media ok!)

In my case, I am honest with you that I haven’t taken a lot of collaborations and even reduced on quantity myself after the growth of my social media. Even though I don’t think my style blend into that big mass commercial market but if I wanted to, I could certainly have a lot more. For me personally, I started my IG/ blog mainly to share fashion style with my personal approach and things about my everyday life including travel. All the collaborations I have chosen to do match with my direction in social media and blogging. I have certain principles and am very perticular about the images I put on my accounts as well. I say no to several low value gifted proposals because I believe in my works. I also say no if the companies want me to use their ready made images, the companies styles don’t match with mine or I don’t believe their products even if they are paid collaborations. And I don’t want the side products collaborations overpower the main reason I started blogging with… For example, I eat pretty much all sort of meats products, but if what I do most of the time is ads for sausages, bacons, chicken nuggets and etc, and a few of my fashion style posts filled up in between. I seriously would consider that is weird for my fashion accounts. I also believe it won’t do good for my social media future for the long run.

Don’t laugh at my meats collaborations example lol ! Go around IG and check out some of the pretty girlies’ fashion accounts these days yourself if you haven’t noticed. I actually have just discovered myself quite recently after being asked several times about how to get more collaborations. And now I understand why some of you are nervous of not having any or enough. Some accounts do actually have lots of unexpected surprise collaborations going on. Of course it is about personal choice but to answer those who asked me and those who is just starting or still waiting for the first case, seriously, it is not about the quantity, it is about quality and value.

I know some people might have financial pressure especially if they wish to do this as a full time job but don’t have enough support at the back. If you aren’t one of those and you are not Chiara Ferragni who is paid an amazing 5 or even 6 digits Dollars fee a post to promote whatever,  is it really worthy for you to fill up your accounts with everything come to you for just a little bit of money or even just to save few pounds for some free products?

I am just at the very beginning of my social media / blogging career if I can already call it a career. I can be totally stupid that I don’t compromise for quick cash or benefits. If I am still hanging there one or two years later, I sure will give you an update whether it is right what I am doing now. Or maybe in few months time, I will just give in and go for whatever come to me and you will see all sort of (for example) saussages or peanuts or screwdrivers posts across all my social media fashion accounts. haha Let’s see. 🙂

 

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11 Comments

  1. August 4, 2017 / 3:48 pm

    I love love this dress! I agree… collaborations should be something you’re super stoked about and not taken on just because you want free things / some of the reasons other people take them on. Anyways, great post! 🙂

  2. August 4, 2017 / 11:45 pm

    Your outfit is so cute! Love the dress on you. I feel the same about collabs. If I visit the brand’s website and I don’t see anything I love I will say no. It feels kind of spammy if it’s not a collab you’re really interested in.

  3. August 4, 2017 / 11:46 pm

    The dress is so cute, i just love the color and pattern. I agree with rushing into anything, my own blog is just in it’s first couple of months and I’m taking it day by day.

  4. February
    August 5, 2017 / 12:46 am

    Always enjoy reading your posts … don’t even feel like it’s reading . It’s like you are talking to me:))

  5. Fran
    August 5, 2017 / 12:50 am

    I don’t really care what influencers are selling actually but it does feel very weird that if an all glamorous account suddenly start selling BBQ for example or bubble tea 🤣

  6. Debbie
    August 5, 2017 / 12:53 am

    Love your honesty in all the posts ! And is that really from new look. I am surprised it’s such a beautiful dress x Debbie

  7. August 6, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    Some collaborations with bloggers are a bit weird (as would you promoting sausages be a bit off 😉 )
    I however, understand that we all need to make a wage, especially if one is a full time blogger 🙂
    Love your outfit, so summery.

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.nz/

  8. August 18, 2017 / 6:20 am

    I love love love that dress and those fuzzy shoes are so wild! 🙂 I haven’t done any ads or collaborations on my food blog. Thinking about it at some point, but some are so offputting. I’m like you – we’ll see.

    Mollie

  9. August 19, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    Very interesting read! I’m glad that you chose what feels right for you.
    -Noelle
    Elle-no.ocm

  10. August 22, 2017 / 1:08 am

    Everything you said is true. We can always say no to companies who trully doesn’t represent our style or our aesthetics….. But this outfit is really so gorgeous! Love the bag and sandals too! 😍💕

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