Everyone that has ever started and maintained a blog knows that it’s not as easy as it seems.
There is a very long and strategic process for everything. From creating beautiful visuals, the editing, staying creative, being consistent with your content, knowing the audience and your readers to even writing down these words.
“There’s a whole lot more to it that just taking selfies.”
Success is for sure not an easy road (it is our motivation and what we all strive for) but for sure not the easiest sometimes. I have learnt the hard way that life isn’t about waiting for opportunities to come. You have to go out there and kind create them yourself!
In such a competitive world, like the blogosphere, it’s so important to create “different and inspirational” content, content that you clearly believe in.
The biggest (and hardest) business lesson I have learnt since I started the blog is learning how to network, in other words: “CONTACTS, CONTACTS, CONTACTS” you can’t just sit around at home and wait for brands, PR’s, designers, stylists, etc. to contact you. You have to go out there and actually meet people and show them what you are capable of doing → Always send a thank-you or follow-up email after a meeting with a business contact. Gratefulness and manners will always be remembered.
I believe that all efforts are always paid off, if your efforts are average you will get average results. But as an entrepreneur your efforts have to be 24/7 from 5ish till 11pm (or later) as you always have to be seeking for new opportunities, personal growth, maintaining relationships and ways to connect with the right people that will help you in your path.
You may not be able to control every situation and it’s outcome, but you can control your attitude and how you deal with it.
I send so many emails a day, some i’ll get a positive answer but the majority are no answer at all or a big NO NO.
Don’t get discouraged, keep on going. Find other ways to make a difference, something that makes you YOU and that other brands won’t even hesitate to say no to you and what you can offer them.
Photography by Guillermo Galán
Dark green suit – The Stoat
White shirt – Zara