As many of you may be aware, I am a University student, and like the other million+ students who study in the UK, I am poor for most of the year – except from the first week after each student finance payment comes in…
Whether we admit it or not, bloggers spend £100s (maybe even £1000s) buying enough makeup for 50 people, so that we can continue to talk about a variety of different products and review as much as we can. When you stop buying makeup, you find yourself becoming stagnant, endlessly discussing the same products OVER and OVER again.
It’s a problem we all face, and while I’m no expert, I have picked up a few tips and tricks over the last year about how to make your money go that little bit further.
- Review Cheaper Makeup – sounds obvious. But, I don’t mean just MUA/Revolution/Miss Sporty, I mean head over to EBay/Amazon/wherever and find some really amazing deals. Seriously, one of my best performing blog posts are about these 50p lipsticks I found; The 50p Lipsticks You Need to Try. People love to find bargains, and it’s a great way for you to review something new without paying an arm and a leg for it.
- Blog Lifestyle – I don’t mean all the time, otherwise you’d end up being a lifestyle blogger, and not a beauty blogger. But, once in a while, share some of your lifestyle knowledge; be that about School/University life, family, travelling, hopes/aspirations, or just some generic tips. It doesn’t cost you a penny, and can sometimes be the most interesting/personal of blog posts.
- Blog About Products You Already Have – I know you don’t want to do this all the time, but there are 100s of blog posts you can write that don’t require you to spend another penny; FOTD, Top xx, Shop My Stash, Tutorials; to name a few.
- How Tos – Another style/series of blog posts that take skill but no extra cash,
All those tips were about your actual content, but it’s worth saying you don’t need to spend £100s/£1000s on equipment either. While, yes, I have a DSLR camera, and a pretty good one at that, it’s only fitted with a low-end lens, and I take all my photos on sticky-back marble paper (which is super affordable) with natural lighting. I also know of a number of bloggers who use their phone cameras for blogging. You can use anything! It’s about your content, not necessarily your picture quality.
What are your ‘Blogging on a budget’ tips? Let me know down below, and be sure to link any blog posts of your own tips, I’d be happy to read them!