Beauty blogger – when you hear this, I bet many things just crossed your mind like, oh she must be getting so much free makeup and beauty stuff from brands, she must be perfect, or she must be earning big.
Not just these, but many myths surround us, beauty bloggers. And I’m here to bust them! Before starting, let me tell you I’m not an expert and just sharing my own opinions.
Myth #1: Beauty bloggers blog for free stuff
I’d like to start with this because it’s the most common misconception some people have about us. It’s totally false! When we write a blog post, we give our hours into it and not mention the edits we make before publishing a particular post. A product is just an object that we review so that one can take reference from it. In fact, we love working with brands and connecting with them. And not every product we review is sponsored.
Just because few people have been blogging just for freebies doesn’t mean you’ll generalize all of us!
Myth #2: Blogging is so easy! We just have to write and hit Publish
It takes tons of effort and time to make it to the top-read blogs. And it equally takes writing, editing, photography skills to make a perfect post. We just don’t type. We do the work of editing, proofreading ourselves, and it feels like a one-person team. Without creativity and passion, no blog can survive. And at last, it’s the passion that survives!
Myth #3: We do it for Money
Trust me on that! Not more than a few days ago, my friend asked me how to make a blog, and above that, she asked how much will she earn? Isn’t that ridiculous? Is blogging all about money? No! Unless my blog is on top and I do it full time, I won’t earn as much as I can from a full-time job. So it’s pointless to say that we blog just for money.
Myth #4: Our review will be biased if the product is sent by the brand
Most of us are guilty of doing this when a high-end brand sends the product just to continue the collaboration, but it’s really unethical.
Due to this, our readers think of every beauty blogger as a sellout (as they call it). Not everybody does that. It depends on how you tell a con without making it look mean. When reviewing products, honesty is the key, and the reader can easily make that out.
Myth #5: We blog because we want attention, fame, and followers!
Correct me if I’m wrong. Many of our friends and relatives assume that we’re doing it to gain digits of followers, attention, and freebies. If they did, believe me, they’re jealous. I’ve already elaborated on how blogging isn’t an easy task. My reason for blogging was that I wanted to make use of my writing skills by writing posts. But when I gained that needed exposure, I just went with the flow. Gaining attention and followers is like a reward for the hard work we put into blogging, and it’s not the sole reason we do it.
Being a beauty blogger, have you come across these misconceptions yet? Or you are a reader, what are your views about these myths?