I didn’t plan to write this post at all. I barely talk about it and usually find myself just laughing about it. But today I decided I wanted to write up a quick something to share with you all.
Know your worth!
It is only the beginning of February and already this year I have had several companies contact me requesting to work together. I love working with brands and get very excited whenever I have a new project on the go.
But out of these companies, a few have given me a big work load that they want me to do, and then expect me to do it all for free.
I’m sorry what?!
Rent and bills do not get paid if you work for free.
I hate and disrespect brands that think bloggers work for free. That we are here to do all of their work for them, with no compensation.
Even a free product is better than nothing.
I just kindly explained to a company that the post they wanted me to write would have meant me purchasing various products, time testing out products, photographing (which depending on light can take all day) photo editing, writing out a draft post, editing the post, scheduling social media shares.
They wanted me to do all of this for nothing.
Not all brands are like this, which is great. I think 2017 is the year that bloggers receive more compensation for their work.
I’ve worked with some incredible brands who I have formed great relationships with.
So please bloggers, KNOW YOUR WORTH! You put hard work into your blog every day and it is not fair that some brands try to take advantage of that.
Please don’t work for nothing. Each blog post takes a lot of your time. You deserve to be compensated.