I have been blogging for a year now, there are so many things I have learnt after being a fashion blogger, here I want to share some of them with you.

Don’t lose yourself at any time.

I have always been true to who I am, before and after I start blogging, and I think after being a fashion blogger, be the real person of who you are is even more important. I never try to be a model or celebrity, who can wear all the expensive designer pieces and travel around the world, because I am not them. I am still dress how ever I want to dress, buy stuff when its on sale, and enjoy the life I have. Those who are trying to be someone they are not will not have a sustainable future.

 

 

It is never too late.

I have started my fashion blog only a year ago, because I always thought it was too late to start blogging, but after I started my blog, I have the chance to do what I am passionate about and I have more things to be proud of, its definitely worth it, I think I would regret if I never did it.

Learn to say NO to unfairness.

Often, companies and brands would like to collaborate with bloggers to improve their brand image and awareness, however, they are reluctant to pay bloggers’ rates. And a lot of bloggers accepted to volunteer or being paid less. Why? Because you don’t have millions of  followers? That’s not the right reason. Sometimes, bloggers with smaller following has more market focus, and their influence can generate long-term benefit for the brand. And if a brand doubt your influence power, they shouldn’t come to you.

 

 

 

 

Moreover, a blogger does a lot of works, from styling, makeup, photoshoot, photo editing, content creation, posting, and promotions. These works take at least 3 -5 days to be done in a professional manner, and the minimum wage for a waiter in Australia is at least $150 a day. So I don’t understand why a brand would like to pay a blogger less than $50 for promoting their business, it is pure advantage taking and they should be ashamed of themselves. That types of business will never grow bigger. And as a blogger, you should say ‘No’ to those kind of inquires, because you deserve better than that.

 

Know what you want.

I found that when I know exactly what I want in a stage of my life, it is more likely for me to achieve it. A lot of people started their blog or career without know what they want, if you just want to try things and have some experience and fun, that’s totally fine. But I think if you start with a goal and know what you want, you won’t get lost on your way, because you already have a clear path that is leading you to your dream. So it is important to ask yourself what you really want.

 

 

 

 

Don’t give up easily.

Everyone will face hard times. Unless you have a perfect plan B ready to go, you shouldn’t give up your passion because you are facing a difficult situation. Most of the time, you will reach success once you hold on and walk through the hardest time, while most of people choose to give up. So next time, you should be happy when you are facing a hard time, because then you know you are very close to achieving your goal, all you need to do is don’t give up.

 

 

Never stop improving.

No matter how good you are at what you do, there is always room to improve. A lot of friends told me my blog looks amazing, but I know it is not good enough, there are so many things I can improve and be better and better everyday. I believe in learning and continues improvement. So I never stop doing online courses, go to professional events, watching YouTube videos, and read. Because I know I won’t be able to stand out if I stop learning, there could be enough money for you to spend, but there is never enough knowledge for you to learn, and it doesn’t matter how old you are.

 

Only compete with yourself.

It is natural to compete with others while you all in the same industry, a lot of bloggers like to keep an eye on what other bloggers are doing then try to do the same or more in order to keep their presence and exposure ect. It is not necessary because in life there are always people ahead of you and behind you to some extant. It is better to look at yourself than spending time look at others, if you are doing better now than you were last year, then you are successful and you should be proud of it. No one can make you better or worse except yourself.

 

I love both colourful looks and monochrome looks, this look reflects my fearless styling concepts.  Orange, black and white are three of my favourite colors, you can find my other orange looks here and here, black and white looks lick here and here.

I am obsessed with this distressed sweater this winter, get similar style sweater here and here ;

I like that these wide leg pants make me look taller and mysterious, get similar style pants here and here;

this golden clutch is the treasure in my wardrobe, it helps elevate and shine any look, if you don’t have a golden bag yet, get similar style bag here and here.

I hope you can take some useful things with you after reading my blog today. If you like to see more things I share in the future, subscribe to the mailing list below to get alert for new posts.

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Photos by Adrian Forster

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24 comments

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Looking So beautiful in this photoshoot 🙂

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Killing it girl!! Love this look!

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I loved reading your post and looking at your outfit photos. I’m so glad you said that it’s not too late to start blogging. I’ve only had my blog for a month and lately, I’ve been concerned that blogs have gone out of fashion. You convinced me it’s still not too late.

Have a lovely day,
xx Kris

https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

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You are doing great, keep it up and you will get there. thank you for connecting.

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Nice write up … will be looking forward for more from your side.

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Great tips.
I actually stopped my fashion blog because I was getting paid at the start and then as time went on there were so many people telling me that someone else would do it for free.
So I wasn’t getting paid, but still expected to put in so much work on a post.
I stopping taking sponsored post and in fact I quit altogether.
I started Set to Glow for myself.
Kiri
Set to Glow
http://www.settoglow.com.au

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As long as you feel its the right thing to do for yourself, just do it and be happy.

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I..love..this…post! I always wanted to start my style blog and videos but I just got the guts to start it up back in last October. I am SO happy that I finally did and so happy with the progress so far — but not just with the blog, but myself, too. I even created a vision board to really set my goals straight and clear. Great post lovely!!

Nicole | http://www.nicolegramcko.com

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Well done girl, and thank you for the positive energy.

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Wise words girl!! I totally agree with you on compensation for work done. It’s a lot of work! Numbers (follower counts) aren’t everything either, especially when there is a lot of tactics to inflate followings that aren’t engaged! Your blog is fantastic!

Brooke
Pumps and Push-Ups

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such a great post! it’s always so good to reflect on what works (and what doesn’t!)
love your outfit as well xx

http://angelebaby.com

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Love this post! Figuring out what I want and staying consistent was my biggest break through. And that bag…Love! so cute…

Jessica | The Way to my Hart

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Your advice is really spot on. I agree wholeheartedly with every point you’ve made and I think that it’s only with experience that you come to realise that blogging isn’t as glamorous as it looks on the outside. On brands not compensating bloggers adequately for their time, it’s so true and it’s an issue more bloggers need to address. It takes days – from writing, styling, shoot time, photo selection & editing, SEO etc. to create a full brand campaign across a professional blog and Instagram. Being compensated with free product and as little as $50 is not fair. With so many people buying fake followers and likes, the numbers aren’t always something to go by.

Thanks for sharing such a thought provoking article.

Adrianna xx | http://mimamochi.com/

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So amazing to have your comment and feedback, thanks for the support hun

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Nice post💞

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Great advice and very important points dear. I love the bold graphic print of your pants, and that pop of yellow is absolutely stunning

http://www.vivellefashion.com

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Love your outfit and this post! It’s tough being a blogger, it’s a real full time job and can be difficult to keep up with, with a 9-6 job on top!
http://www.thecaramelchronicles.com

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Such very real and applicable comments. So many times we get lost in trying to keep up with what is happening in the world. We forget why we started.

Kristine

http://www.seenaskristine.com

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This is excellent advice and really what I needed to hear. Thank you so much! I will actually return to this post every time I start feeling off track or discouraged. Your pictures are stunning, by the way!

xo Kristen
http://www.lovelyasamother.com

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I am glad my post can help you, even just a little, thanks for stopping by.

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Great post and points hon! I really can’t understand brands that want to pay 50 bucks or nothing to a blogger to promote them, and have the nerve to ask for a full package like dedicated post and social network promotions. I had even had brands contacting me that required a blog post, without even product exchange and free of charge! I found it so insulting when it happened and told them I do not collaborate with freebies!!
Congrats on your one year anniversary, your blog and work is so professional that looks like has been around for years! Love your work!
xoxo
Stella
http://www.stellaasteria.com

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Thank you so much Stella for the comment, I’m glad you feel the same way, love like-minded people.Cheers.

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This orange sweater is so amazing!! Love it

X Merel
http://www.andathousandwords.com

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Preach. Sometimes things get too overwhelming and you just want to give up :/
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