The Business of Blogging

Blogging behind the scenes: Alison Gary shares the business of blogging. Why do bloggers do what they do? How do bloggers get paid? What does it take to have a successful blog? How do affiliate links work? Alison will share all of this and more in her posts about the business of blogging.

Blogging Behind the Scenes: How do Sponsored Posts Work?
The Business of Blogging

Blogging Behind the Scenes: How do Sponsored Posts Work?

Hi Allie, I appreciate your transparency with blogging. I have a question about this [blog post]. You say it’s sponsored. What does that mean? Does it mean you got the dress for free or does it mean that you got paid to write it. Did they tell you what to…

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Blogging Behind the Scenes: Why Blogs Have Assistants and Interns
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Blogging Behind the Scenes: Why Blogs Have Assistants and Interns

Oh gosh, why does a fashion blog need an intern? All the blogger does is stand around and look cute in gifted clothes while her boyfriend takes her picture. It’s not like blogging is hard, it’s just to try to look important, right? Wrong. In 2016, blogging is a true…

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My Favorite Over 40 Fashion Blogs
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My Favorite Over 40 Fashion Blogs

After my post about MORE Magazine I started thinking about the inspiration I find on the Internet. While I don’t think blogs are a worthy replacement to a quality magazine, I find my regular style inspiration comes from my peers. Inspiration doesn’t have to come from someone your same age,…

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The End of More Magazine – What Went Wrong?
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The End of More Magazine – What Went Wrong?

Last week, MORE Magazine shuttered after almost two decades. Claiming the 2008 recession and advertising challenges in the luxury marketplace, Meredith Corp. ended this publication, laying off around 30 individuals. Over the years, More has changed its demographic to appeal to women in their 30s as well as those over…

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Friday Favorite: Samsung NX 3000 Camera – Perfect for Camera-Unsavvy Folks!
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Friday Favorite: Samsung NX 3000 Camera – Perfect for Camera-Unsavvy Folks!

As you know, my husband is a professional photographer and has a couple fancy Canon DSLRs and lots of fancy looking lenses and stuff. I’m scared to touch any of it – it’s expensive, it’s heavy, and I have no photography skills. Some people have a black thumb for gardening,…

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Blogging Behind the Scenes: How I Make Money Blogging
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Blogging Behind the Scenes: How I Make Money Blogging

Blogging is this weird secret society where everyone likes to show how well they hustle and show how successful they’ve become, but rarely admit what extent of success they’ve achieved or how they’re achieving that success. A monetized blog is a business; businesses are audited, often public, and should be…

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Balance
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Balance

Tuesday I met a friend for coffee. It wasn’t any friend, it was someone I felt I knew, I admired, I kinda girlcrushed on, but had never met in person. I’ve “known” Winona since around 2006 when I came across her fashion blog. We non-fashion insider fashion blogs were a…

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Learning from You: Changes to Wardrobe Oxygen thanks to Reader Survey Feedback
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Learning from You: Changes to Wardrobe Oxygen thanks to Reader Survey Feedback

Last month I started an anonymous reader survey and the feedback has been AH-MAY-ZING! You all have been so great, sharing ideas, telling me what you like, what you don’t like, and what you’d love to see. Each time Survey Monkey has emailed me letting me know I have new…

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