Wednesday, 7 October 2015

How To Blog On A Budget

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We all like to spend a few pennies here and there and save  (well maybe?) some too! Blogging is no different! It's no secret, that blogging can be an expensive hobby! ( YES marble backgrounds and fake flowers, I am looking at you) It's so easy to get pressured into buying a new lipstick, just as it comes out because you know, " it's for the blog!" But who really needs that pink lipstick, even though you have 7 that are exactly the same colour already, stashed away in the makeup collection. Today I am going to be passing on my blogging wisdom on how to save money as a blogger.

#1 SPREAD YOUR GIFT CARDS OUT  

If you like to blog about all things beauty, then you probably like to receive Boots and Superdrug gift cards for Christmas and your birthday. However don't feel tempted to rush out and buy everything in the boxing day sales straight away. Hold your horses and wait a couple of months, that way when you don't quite have enough money to go out and buy that foundation you have been pulling puppy dog eyes that every time you see it in store. You now can, with your gift cards you have been saving!

#2 REMOVE YOURSELF 

Remove yourself? What the hell is she on about? We all sit and watch Youtube every day go on about how they have been loving these new shoes, that are a must have and the best shoes they have ever worn! Blah blah blah! We all read the countless amount of blog posts, recommending us these products like they are going to be out of stock tomorrow. You don't have to watch or read those reviews, favourites, whatever- if you don't want to! "You what?" " really?" Yes, really! There is bound to be something on their channel or blog that is lifestyle related and won't involve you popping on to the boots website and ordering everything they just mentioned. Go on Give it a go!    

   
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#3 CHANGE YOUR CONTENT

Now, this tip only really applies to us vloggers and bloggers out there but listen up! If you are normally a beauty or fashion blogger, that obviously means you need to buy lots of clothes and makeup bits for material for your blog. ( REALLY?  Wow you would of never of guessed) But really who notices that you uploaded a lifestyle post instead of a makeup tutorial. The point I am trying to make is, if you are struggling with the finances, go out and make a blog post that will cost you nothing to put together. I'm talking,  pretty photos from a forest walk you just did or teaching people how to use DSLR's etc. These sort of posts tend to be very popular because they are evergreen content, meaning they never go out of fashion.  I mean take it from me- My blog name is ' thriftyvintagefashion' when was the last time I did a fashion post, eh?

#4 SHOP SAVVY

And no I don't mean become a pirate from pirates of the Caribbean ( if you got the quote, savvy?) Only ever buy things in the sale or when they are on promotion. When do you buy things on promotion, make sure you are doing that savvy as well. If if says you can save up to £5, make sure your buy things, that let you get the maximum saving. Shop around as well, there are many ' dupes' and 'drugstore alternatives' around these days, which let's face it are just as good as their high-end counterparts.

I hope you enjoyed learning how to ' blog on a budget' and now you feel all inspired to save those pennies! ( If not, at least I would have killed 5 minutes of your time, when you are probably quite bored, flicking through your bloglovin feed)

Let me know if the comments below, how you blog on a budget. What is your ultimate money saving advice?  

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32 comments

  1. Loved this post, really helpful x

    pastelpost.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Love this post! I'm on a tight budget constantly while I pay off my credit cards so this blog post is a huge help! Thanks xx

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  3. Love this post! I'm on a tight budget constantly while I pay off my credit cards so this blog post is a huge help! Thanks xx

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    1. I am glad that my tips can help you x :)

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  4. Boots 241 are a life saver when on a budget- great post! xx

    Blog:: Hannah Rose

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    1. Definitely or the boots boxing day sale is really good x :)

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  5. I'm trying to pay off my credit card and over draft, spending is down to zero for me, but around xmas and my birthday I'll definitely be saving up my gift vouchers! xx

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    1. Great idea! You can then treat yourself later in the year x

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  6. This post is so handy, especially as Christmas is approaching and I'm a VERY impulsive shopper! Something my mum has actually taught me over the years is to shop savvy, so now I'm always on the look out and taking advantage of make up promotions, gotta get them deals! xx

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

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    1. Shopping savvy is great! You always feel great after getting a bargain x :)

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  7. Using gift cards is something I do all the time. I am always looking for sales or deals on makeup and something I want to buy. Great post super helpful.

    Awkwardgirlx

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    1. I will only ever buy makeup if it is on some kind of deal! x :)

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  8. Thank you for those tips !
    I find them helpful and inspiring as it's something I have been struggling with for quite some time now.
    I have never asked for gift cards, but I might do an exception this year ! This seems helpful !
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    Oihanasymphony
    http://oihanasymphony.blogspot.fr

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    1. Yeah gift cards are so much better than receiving stuff you don't want x

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  9. Thank you so much!
    Although I still live at home, I believe your advice will come in handy in the future! How do you come up with fresh, original content? I don't find it hard myself, but I was wondering because your posts are always beautiful and diverse. xx

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the post! That's very kind of you to say! I am naturally quite a creative person, I also have lots of ideas up my sleeve. I try not to limit myself to a particular genre and I like to be inspired by everything that is around me x

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  10. If you want, we can to follow each other on bloglovin! Just follow me here and I'll follow you back! ♥ https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/anna-alina-3947784

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  11. Thanks for sharing these tips, so helpful! I will make sure I keep them in mind x

    itseverythingerin.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. These tips really make sense♥

    summerdaisy.net

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  13. These are great tips, and I incorporate most of them already! With blogging, it definitely is a lot of reminding yourself that while it's great seeing what Aimee Song and Nicole Warne are wearing, there's no way a regular person can afford most of their clothing. It can be tough, and I've definitely fallen down that hole, but a clothing swap is a great way to get new clothes!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

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    1. Thankyou, Thats a great tip for fashion bloggers, thanks for sharing x

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  14. I completely agree- I haven't bought anything in ages for my blog haha! :) (apart from a few clothes, but we can leave those out haha) xx

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    1. I much enjoy writing lifestyle posts, they always seem more popular with you guys than if I went out and reviewed the latest lipgloss x :)

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  15. These tips were so helpful! I really need to step back, stop spending and save! Especially with Christmas on the horizon and gifts to buy! Thank you Nicole :)

    Aim | www.thetracesofmythoughts.blogspot.co.uk x x

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    1. Yeah definitely! I am not a big spender but I know a lot of people are so I want to help x :)

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  16. These are really great tips. I've just had my birthday so have a lot of gift cards. I'm definitely going to try and spread them out a bit.

    Tash xx
    www.skindeep247.blogspot.com

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    1. I am asking for gift cards for Christmas, going to be in no rush to spend them though x

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