Hello! Apologies that I didn’t publish a post last Sunday, I’ve been working like mad and on top of trying to arrange everything for my move in to the new flat (today!) life has been a tad hectic. Never fear, I’m back again. This week I thought I’d share a few tips in regards to maintaining a blog whilst sticking to a budget, which is something I’ve struggled with in the past but am slowly overcoming.
Sticking to a budget can be difficult, particularly in beauty blogging, but it definitely can be done. In an environment that is constantly inundated with news and reviews regarding the latest (and sometimes pricey) releases I often find myself feeling like I have to spend to stay ahead but that’s really not true.
Starting out with one of the easiest options available, using what you already have. I love having a little shop around in my slightly large stash of make up and always end up finding something that I haven’t used for ages, such as a lip colour that I couldn’t quite make work or an eyeliner that was thrown to the back of the drawer when something new and shiny arrived. Use the bits and bobs you already own to create new make up looks, ramble about your undying love for or even just write about why it was discarded!
If you’ve already exhausted your stash – don’t worry. There are plenty of other things you can do in order to generate a bit of content for your blog. Why not write a day in the life type of post? Share a few photos from your day, no matter how boring you think it is, and I’m sure nosey people like me will have a field day finding out how you spend your time away from the screen. Do a bit of research in to free days out in your area and see what you can come up with there, maybe there’s a pretty country park to share or a museum with some eccentric art. Explore your city as if you were a tourist and document it on your blog, you’ll help others who might visit and you could find out new things about the place you live.
If getting out and about isn’t what you fancy, and let’s face it in winter it’s usually not, you could always share something that you already know with your readers who might not. Have you done an awesome DIY? Share it! Particularly knowledgeable on a subject? Share it! Every day is a school day and people like to learn new things.
Aside from that, why not share some things that you love? Whether it’s a blog you adore, a book you loved as a child, a recipe from Pinterest that looks delicious or just a funny cat video – people will appreciate it. Another fail-safe option is a wish list, just because you might not be able to afford to actually purchase anything doesn’t mean you can’t admire from afar, or at least I keep telling myself… Share some bargains and save some pennies.
Do you have any other tips for blogging on a budget? Be sure to share them in the comments!
NEXT WEEK: I’ll be sharing a few tips & tricks when it comes to blog photography.