To collaborate with brands is kind of a thing in blogger land. Often brands treat bloggers as a way to advertise cheaply. The communication can be slow or just rude. Or the payments are not done on time.
The struggle of collaborate wit brands
As some of you might know, I have changed some things on my blog since last year. I then decided to keep my blog less commercial. It has never been my intention to make money with my blog. So last year I stopped using Google Adds and affiliate links. Not that I earned a lot, but it was a kind of expense reimbursement. I mean, keeping a blog running also costs money.
I collaborated with brands every week, often with Chinese companies, who demanded follow-links. And let’s just be honest, to be able to pick clothes and shoes for a nice amount every week is wonderful! But I also stopped doing that. Because it felt like I had no control over my own blog. And it wasn’t fun to write anymore. And since then I have worked with brands occasionally. Now I am much more picky and if it doesn’t fit my blog, I don’t feel like collaborate with that brand anyway. It doesn’t make sense if I start promoting a household item. I don’t! And now I also get much nicer companies to work with. Like today with Star Outfit.
My collaboration with Star Outfit
I was asked if I wanted to collaborate with this brand. The only thing they wanted was one photo on Instagram and I was allowed to choose something for a certain amount. Well, I don’t say no to that. I received this dress super fast in a nice package, also got the matching bracelets and some star shaped soaps, a sweet card and a catalog of the brand of this dress.
What I love about this company is that it was started by Patricia, out of passion for clothing. And only very briefly, since March! And then so little demands for a collaboration! Well, since this dress is really going to be one of my favorite dresses, it is already because I have wore it a lot, it should of course also be shown on my blog. And since I want to promote this company precisely because she only wanted a photo on Instagram, I devote a post to it. Star Outfit has wonderful trendy, casual clothes. And what is also very nice, they organize girlfriends evenings and high tea shopping afternoons. So definitely take a look at the site and shop!
How do you collaborate with brands?
I would really appreciate it if you would share my outfit on Pinterest! Just hoover over the photo!