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Outfit: Are influencers really broke?

Pictures: Dela Fard

Wearing: Shoes: Dior, Jeans: Topshop, Top: Shein, Bag: Sophie Hulme, Sunglasses: Le Specs, Belt: Gucci

So I came across randomly this video on youtube called why influencers are broke. I am a huge fan of talking positively in life so this article will have rather positive spin. I do not want to talk about people not investing their money right as there is no right or wrong. Some girls are smart and they buy houses and flats with their money earned as bloggers and some rather invest it in their bags. I am not here to judge. I can just simply chose which type I am going to be. And I can say one thing I wish I knew better when I was younger I would get on that property ladder much faster as no Chanel bag will be your roof.

There are many valid points in this video and one of them is knowing your own value. You may remember one of my older articles where I talked about it. Knowing your value is important so do not let others to set your own value. However, I still judge this case by case basis. If I know a brand X is offering me something I need lets say new ski and I would go and spends few hundreds pounds on new  ski out of my own pocket I may still do this as a part of barter collaboration. However, the best case scenario is to get paid and get the product too. I also see it from a business perspective. My dream is to grow my business and hire people and be able to reward them well. I want to be able to say to photographer here is this amount of money and thank you for your hard work. And I am afraid he or she also has to pay their bills and no ski or t-shirt will pay for their mortgage either.

To gift a blogger product is probably the cheapest way of advertising for any brand. It is up to you to set your standards. This article could go on for ages but one thing this video is 100 % right about that if people undervalue their own work they set the market for others in a wrong direction. So please do your research and there are few existing articles you can find online about how to calculate the fee.

I feel that I am surrounded by influencers that are not broke at all. It may be because that those are few people that do really well or know their value or they can handle the money really well. Who knows. Or it may be because I like to surround myself with successful  people.

There are so many other topics from the video I could talk about however I felt the matter of value is again the most important thing in life and in business and that is the message I want to bring to you.

Uplne nahodne na me dneska vyskocilo na youtube tohle video s nazvem proc jsou influnceri na mizine? Ci jinymi slovy proc nemaji influenceri penize. Ja jsem clovek, ktery se snazi drzet pozitivniho pristupu v zivote a proto i tento clanek chci vest v podobnem duchu. Nejsem tady, abych ostatni soudila a nemeli by to delat ani ostatni. Nektere holky jsou chytre a investuji vydelane penize do nemovitosti a nektere bydli v najmu a nakupuji si drahe kabelky. Ty uspesnejsi zvladnou oboji. Ale o tomto tento clanek neni. Kazdy ma pravo si s penezi nakladat jak chce.

V tomhle videu je spousta bodu, se kteryma ja osobne souhlasim a jeden z hlavnich je znat svou cenu. Uz jsem o tom drive napsala clanek, ktery si muzete precist tady. Je dulezite znat svou hodnotu a to myslim uplne vazne. Uprimne vam muzu rict, ze vetsina spolupraci, ktera mi chodi k nabidce z Ceska je pro influencery totalne nevyhodna. Ja o ceskem blogerskem trhu vim docela malo, ale prekvapuje me, ze firmy jeste stale trvrdi, ze nemaji rozpocet. Darovat nekomu produkt je sice hezke, ale influencer si s tim hypoteku nezaplati ze? Ja se snazim na kazdou nabidku divat individualne. Kdyz napriklad vim, ze potrebuju nove lyze, ktere stoji X a nekdo mi nabidne nove lyze, tak na spolupraci ve forme barteru asi kyvnu. Idealni a zcela bezne je samozrejme oboji a to dostat nove lyze a take zaplaceno. Ale je to na vsech, aby si urcili svou hodnotu. V jednom ma video pravdu, ze influnceri, kteri se podcenuji tak znehodnocuji praci a hodnotu ostatnim. Kazdopadne muj cil je rust a platit lidem, ktere si najim napriklad fotografy za jejich dobrou praci. Oni si stejne jako ja nezaplati hypoteku trickem ci novou rtenkou ze? 

Ja si nemyslim, ze influenceri jsou na mizine, naopak lidi se kteryma se bavim ja jsou velmi uspesni a zvladaji tuto praci na plny uvazek velmi dobre. Jsou schopni si bud platit najem ci hypoteku, plati vsechny ucty a uzivat si zivota jakoby by pracovali v relativne dobre placenem zamestnani. Jenom clovek musi lepe hospodarit s penezi, protoze muzete mit mesic bez velke zakazky a z toho vam dalsi mesic prijdou do cesty treba ctyri. 

V tomto clanku bych mohla navazat i na dalsi body ve videu, ale hodnota a vase cena je to hlavni na ktere jsem se chtela zamerit, at uz si z toho kazdy odnesete neco jineho. 

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How to stay motivated in blogging

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Blogging is a wonderful hobby, passion, job for many of us. Whatever it means to you one of the most common issues is lack of motivation for most bloggers. I had it so many times that wanted to quit or had bigger gaps in between new posts. We all have those days when we feel down and lack motivation to keep going.

So here are few tips how not to give up!

  1. Talk to your readers – It was mainly my readers that got me through this silly period. When you speak to them about it they usually encourage you to keep going. There are always great people that support you.
  2. Focus on people that inspire you – It could be a famous person, friend or another blogger. Think about things you like about them and why they inspire you. This helps so much on those days when you want to quit.
  3. Think about things you want to achieve – It can be a dream firm to work with or increase your followers. These things always encourage me just thinking about them.
  4. Use a vision board – I am a huge fan of visual inspiration. Try to put down things you want to get, achieve, buy…. And print them on a piece of paper. What else could support you more than looking at it?
  5. Surround yourself with positive and inspiring people – I always get so much energy and enthusiasm when I am surrounded by great people that have positive attitude and have achieved something in life. It is the best way how to stay motivated.

Blogovani muze byt uzasna prace, konicek, vasen pro spoustu z nas. At uz pro vas blogovani znamena to ci ono jedno mame vetsinou spolecne a to ztratu motivace. Ja sama jsem chtela zkoncit tolikrat a nebo mela obrovske pauzy. Kazdy obcas sejde z cesty a ma takove dny. A jak tedy zustat motivovany? 

  1. Komunikujte o tom se ctenari – V mem pripade to byli vzdy ctenari, kteri me posunuli dal a presvedcili me, ze to nemam vzdavat. Vzdy se najde nekdo, kdo vas podrzi a povzbudi. 
  2. Soustredte se na lidi, kteri vas inspiruji – Mate v oblibe blogera ci nejakou osobnost. Je dobre si vzdy pripomenout jak se vam jejich prace libi a snad i tohle vas motivuje neprestavat. 
  3. Myslete na veci, ktere chce dokazat – Muze to byt cokoli – napr. vysnena firma se kterou chce spolupracovat ci vice komentaru. Kazdy mame jine cile. Tohle me vzdy nakopne. 
  4. Vytvorte si nastenku – Mozna znate pojem vision board. Zkuste si na papir vytisknout veci, ktere si chcete poridit, cile jichz chcete dosahnout a kazdy den se na tuhle nastenku podivat. Tohle mi vzda obrovske mnozstvi motivace.
  5. Obklopte se lidma s positivnim pristupem – Miluju travit cas s lidma, kteri me inspiruji a jsou positivni. Nejlepsi jsou lide, kteri si nestezuji, jsou plni energie a napadu. Je to opravdu nakazlive a ten nejlepsi lek na demotivacni obdobi.

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New App Alert – Save money with Shoptagr

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How many times did I say that I am creating my next shopping wish list? And you know those are never ending and they always change. Now, there is a new way how to track your favourite dream items thanks to Shoptagr. You know how much I love my designer pieces and hunting things for cheaper and on big seasonal sales. Well this gives me smarter way how to get the best deals and quickly snap all those things I am lusting. And this is only thanks to one little button you install. And when you see an item you like you just click on this magical icon from your bookmarks bar. You can simply pick size you want, colour and when you want to be notified. Shoptagr will keep an eye on your dream item and let you know if it is back in stock or on sale. Clever right?

Kolikrat jsem rikala, ze mam novy wishlist. A s novou aplikaci Shoptagr bude vse jednodussi. Konecne si muzu ulozit vysnene kousky velmi rychle a jednoduse a dokonce mi prijde upozorneni, kdy je moje budouci kabelka ve sleve ci zpatky na sklade. A to vse diky nove aplikaci. Staci si instalovat malou ikonku na liste na vasem pocitaci a stahnout aplikaci do vaseho telefonu.

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The Toughest Things About Blogging

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Blogging is an interesting world on its own. How else do you explain there are so many people that turned their passion to jobs or just simply sacrificed their free time to keep this hobby and never gave up.

It is a great world that offers opportunities, new friends, learning new skills and so much more but on the other hand it is not all roses. There are issues, frustrations and hard parts of blogging.

  1. Creating content – Starting a blog and then constantly thinking of a new content can be a challenge in every blogger’s life. Imagine you have to always come up with new and new stuff you will post about and that in many cases is alongside your full time job. That can be one of the hardest things ever.
  2. Growing your audience – I wish I could say there is a secret formula to help you to grow your audience. However, it can be one of the most frustrating things when you write a great post but you get just few hits. This puts many people off but never give up. Keep going, keep sharing and keep networking. It will come eventually.
  3. Meeting less pleasant people – You meet so many great people as a blogger from brands representatives, celebrities or other bloggers. However, as any industry you must count that not everybody will be nice or honest. There is a lot of competition out there and eager people that would do anything to succeed. So keep your eyes open and look at it from the positive point of view. These things will always move you forward and you do not have to become one of those people.
  4. Having thick skin – You need to toughen up. You will meet lot of fake people and you will experience rejections. You may lose motivations and so much more. So thick skin is needed. Blogging can be very hard business.
  5. Negative criticism – Oh dear how much we love haters right? Nobody loves to be criticised but there are different types of criticism. If it is a constructive negative comment that will help me to move forward and it is from a person that really understand the issue I am happy to take it. However, we all know how much negative energy can some people throw around. Again, do not let these things to stop you from doing what you love.

Blogovani je zajimavy svet. Jak jinak si vysvetlit, ze tolik lidi dokazalo promenit blog v povolani a nebo zkratka se zamilovali do blogovani tak moc, ze obetuji jejich veskery volny cas. A pritom je to tolik prace.

Blogovani je svet obrovskych prilezitosti, moznosti navazanich novych pratelstvi a uceni se novym vecem. Ale nikdy neni vse tak ruzove jak se zda. Tak jak ve vsem i v blogovani se nachazi velka uskali a musite se s tim naucit zit. 

1. Tvoreni obsahu – Tvorit obsah a vubec zacit blogovat muze byt vlastne to nejtezsi. Kazdy den musite tvorit a vymyslet nove clanky, fotit nove fotografie a za tim je hodne prace. Tohle muze spousty lidi odradit, ale nevzdavejte to. 

2. Rust fanousku a ctenaru – Rada bych vam rekla, ze na rust ctenaru existuje zazracny recept, ale bohuzel tomu tak neni. Muze to byt nejvice odrazujici cast blogovani, protoze kdyz si date praci se super clankem, ktery pak nikdo necte, tak to spousty lidi odradi. Ale nevzdavejte to. Delejte co vas bavi a ctenari urcite prijdou. 

3. Potkavani mene prijemnych lidi – Jako v kazde oblasti potkate uzasne lidi a ty mene uzasne. V blogovani to plati take a musite se vyporadat s tim, ze konkurence tady proste je a ne vsichni se s tim dokazi vyrovnat. Potkate lidi, kteri vam podrazi nohy, budou neprijemni a nebo budou dokonce pomlouvat. Musite s tim zkratka pocitat a hodit tyhle veci za hlavu. 

4. Nutnost mit hrosi kuzi – Clovek musi byt v blogovani obcas i tvrdy at uz mluvim o bodu 3 a nebo vubec. Budete se muset vyporadat s odmnitnutim a take si vybudovat obchodniho ducha. Je to zkratka tvrdy business a znate to…silnejsi preziva. 

5. Negativni kritika – Snad kazdy bloger zna slovo hater a asi ho moc v oblibe nema. Ono jedna vec je konstruktivni negativni kritika od lidi, kteri dane veci opravdu rozumi. To beru. Ale doted nechapu nesmyslne komenty plne negativity a zasti. Ja to vzdy resim tak, ze si reknu je to zkratka jenom neci nazor. Zkuste tyhle veci hodit za hlavu a bude lip.

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