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    • Heyy! Funny you say that, I’ve just started writing one about reaching out to brands, not sure when it’ll be up but if you have any questions in the mean time please do email me or message me on my twitter or Instagram☺ they really are!! I definitely need to get into the swing of doing them again I’ve been so busy! X

      • I agree with Julia’s comment, and I a post on reaching out to brands sounds like such a helpful idea. Hopefully some brand will want to work with me, if I continue on reaching out- at least one has got to like what I’m promoting, right? I haven’t gone self hosed, and I kind of don’t plan to, just as I find blogging a nice “escape” for me and my personal thoughts, so I don’t think it would benefit me much. Having a good cohesive blog theme really has helped me! x

        Kyia at WANDERLUSTGIRL// Lifestyle & Beauty
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        • I’ll get right on it lovely! I’d be happy to post something for you. Of course they will!! It’s just a case of sticking to it! Thats absolutely fair enough lovely, I get that! Ahh no way, I’m so glad! x

  1. I love this post! Super useful, i really need to go self hosted! Just have not got round to doing it at all, & now i need to wait for pay day! Definitely agree with networking, 100% the best way to gain traffic and followers xxx

    • Aww thank you! Yesss, that’s so exciting! Its just nice to feel part of the community and find like minded people too! xxx

  2. I definitely agree with all of these and think reaching out to brands is a great idea. Some people think it’s cheeky but I think if you’re polite and honest then there’s no harm in asking. X

    Kate// itskaterose.com

  3. These are really helpful, one thing that I need to work on is purchasing a domain and attending blogging events. I’m more of a homebody so this will definitely help push me out of my comfort zone.

  4. Great tips em! I love attending blogger events! I honestly wish I could attend more but they’re always in London! Living in the midlands can be difficult to get to there!

    Isobel x

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    • Ahh thank you lovely! Yess same, still so sad I couldn’t go to BlogCon:(( Ahaha I know that feeling! x

  5. This was very interesting to read as I’m still 1 month into blogging and haven’t made my mind about going self-hosted. When do you think it’s the best time to do it?

    • I guess there isn’t really a best time, some do it instantly, some wait. I did it about 4 months in when I knew this was going to be a constant thing for me and I wanted to take it quite seriously (and when I had the money aha!) so really play it by your own ear, there’s no right or wrong time! x

  6. Aw, happy six months of blogging Em! These are some really useful ideas/notes to consider! It’s one of the reasons why I love your blog so much! Would love to read more posts like this girly! xxx

  7. I’m glad that I have already done some of them! I’m not really sure how to go about reaching out to brands though. I don’t know if it’s because I am new but I feel a bit awkward about it haha

    Beccah xx
    thehonestolive.com

    • Ahh yay! Gal, don’t worry – we’ve all been there! There are so many ways, and I’m happy to answer any questions if you need a little helping hand xx

  8. This is a great guide for new bloggers ….Even I don’t have a self josted site but definitely get one as early as possible …And twitter is best for this , result is that I found you and many to follow and learn from ….

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