My follower count is small because I keep it honest.
I get rid of the bots and the MLM representatives on Instagram.
I do everything on my blog without deception.
My worth as an influencer is minimal because of this.
I don't have that sociopathic trait that decimates everybody in the way for advancement.
I am a terrible liar.
If it's not the truth, I cannot say it.
I won't do it just for the money.
I wanted to do it because I related to it.
I tried to do it because I could have a small double-digit amount of dollars to put away for financial emergencies.
I tried so damn hard to stay awake and ready to do this.
What am I talking about?
A sponsored campaign via TRIBE that requires a minimum of 3,000 followers.
There is a lack of admiration for the people who put out quality content, but do not get the growth. Doing everything a blogger can do; creating the content, contacting brands and PR agencies, being active in blogger communities; and it still just seems like I'm being left further and further behind whilst everybody else is somehow advancing. That's not to say that there is deception involved, but I have to question the following factors as to why my audience is not growing as fast as it should.
Is it my honesty?
Does my content actually suck?
Does my method of advertising my content suck?
Is it my lack of social understanding?
Is it personal?
Am I too critical on myself?
I get amazing feedback from brands, so what is it?
What am I doing wrong?
The only reason I even considered this opportunity to have a sponsored post put up on is because it was relevant to me as a student. I wanted to let other students know that they can get 10% off at Sephora with UNiDAYS (a discount program for students in Australia). Now I am doing it for free, on my blog. I'm just going to tell my audience that this discount exists so my fellow students can save a few dollars. Some influencer out there is going to post about this and make a few hundred dollars because they can.
Here is that flatlay I painstakingly prepared for the campaign before hitting the submit button only to be advised that I require a minimum of 3,000 followers.
|Flatlay of products I own that are sold at Sephora and stationary I use when studying.|
Some items in this image were received as PR samples, but I'm not talking about the products here, hey?
THIS POST IS NOT ACTUALLY SPONSORED, BUT THE FACT YOU'RE READING THIS IS REALLY AWESOME, THANK YOU!
If you clicked through from my blog's homepage, I actually clickbaited you to read this post.