If fashion is your passion, you might be wondering how you can turn it into a career. There are, of course, a lot of options from being a fashion designer to becoming a professional model, but one of the easiest careers to get started in is that of a fashion blogger.
Anyone with a few dollars and something to say can start their own fashion blog, and although you might never be as famous as Chiara Ferragni or Lydia Rose (although there is no reason why you could not be) if you create interesting content regularly, you could earn a living writing about your number one passion: fashion.
If that sound like something you would like to do, here are some tips to help you become a successful fashion blogger starting right now:
Choose your niche
If you want to be a fashion blogger, it is a really good idea to specialize in one area of fashion such as plus size fashion or alternative fashion, than it is to be a generalist. Why? Because it is easier to corner a niche market than it is to get your voice heard in a general one.
So take some time to think about which niches you have a particular interest in, and choose one area of fashion that you know you can write about with confidence.
Build a beautiful blog
People who are into fashion like things to look good, so if you want to succeed as a fashion blogger, you need an attractive blog. If you build with WordPress, there are so many free and paid-for templates that look good and do not require any web design skills which will make your life easier. If you do use WordPress, we suggest Nestify for hosting as the pair work well together to deliver style and performance.
Create killer content
Now for the hard part. If you want to be a successful fashion blogger, you need to create killer content that people will want to read. How you do this is up to you, but think about the kind of things people will search for like “how to wear jeans well” or “Ways to wear a silk scarf” and start there.
Ideally, you should create lots of different forms of content from fashion news and reviews to reports on ethical fashion and lists of the top 10 designers at London Fashion Week. The more variety you have in your content, within your niche, the more hits you are likely to get.
Of course, you should not just create content by numbers; you should always have something to say and you should have your own unique way of saying it, or why would anyone bother to read your blog over the hundreds of others?
Now, all that remains is to post links to your blog on social media, other fashion blogs, and anywhere else your target audience may be reading.
As you can see, starting out as a fashion blogger is not so difficult, and if you have passion and drive, there is no reason why you cannot succeed. So, what are you waiting for?