If you’re considering starting a blog about fashion, there are many things to consider before taking the plunge. Fashion bloggers are becoming more and more popular, and an increasing number of fashion-conscious girls are turning to show-off their favorite outfits in a bid to fund their next big purchases. Most people are under the misconception that fashion blogging get you a bunch of free stuff to review and tons of money. I’ve been doing this for over 10 years and I can safely assure you that is NOT how this works!
If you want to start a fashion blog, do it for yourself. Do it because you wish to have a voice in the industry and a platform to share your style. Don’t do it because you want “free stuff” or money. From time to time PR brands will gift bloggers products to review and some bigger fashion bloggers make an income from advertising on their blog, but for most fashion bloggers, those things are just a pipe dream.
If you wish to share your thoughts on the latest fashions and show off your instagram-worthy outfits, there are a few things that you definitely need to in order to get started with your own fashion blog.
A Good Domain Name and Hosting
If you’re thinking of starting your fashion blog on Tumblr, stop right now. Although it’s free to use and you don’t have to pay for a domain name and hosting, what happens when your blog starts to gain popularity and people start to see it as a business? Simply put, if you go for ‘free’, your blog isn’t going to get very far. Instead, opt for a self-hosted WordPress blog with bestwebhosting.co.uk. When it comes to choosing your domain name, ensure that you go for a .com domain and pick a name that’s short, sweet and to the point. If you want to be respected in the fashion blogging community, please do not pick a name that is similar to another big fashion blog. This will not earn you followers OR respect.
Good Fashion Knowledge
In order to make sure that your fashion blog doesn’t end up being a total flop and actually makes something of itself, having good fashion knowledge is essential. And, that doesn’t mean that you know a little bit about fashion – in order to really wow your viewers, you’ll need to make sure that you closely follow the fashion industry and make sure that you’re up to date with all the latest news and trends so that you’re not giving your readers updates once it’s too late.
If you have a passion for fashion, hopefully you’ll also have a good sense of style. With more and more people relying on fashion bloggers for advice and pointers on what to wear, it’s vital that fashion bloggers can put together ‘on point’ outfits without too much effort. If you’re always being complimented on your outfits and have friends that ask you to come shopping with them so that you can help them choose their new fashion items, blogging is likely to be a great choice for you.
As a blogger, writing about fashion is going to be your primary job. In order to do so successfully, you’ll need to be able to write well and in a way which is clear and easy to read. A good grasp of English and grammar is a must, although you don’t have to be an awesome writer to be a great blogger. As long as you can get your point across in a way which is understandable and flows well, your blog posts should be just fine.
A great way to get started as a fashion blogger is to begin guest writing for a fashion blog like The Fashionable Housewife or one of our sister blogs like The Fashionable Gal! If you are interested in joining us and starting your fashion blogging career, please contact us!