Good morning, or not good morning, it is a snow storm outside. I woke up thinking it was a joke; in my whole history in Switzerland I never had a snow storm in mid-april, that’s a Norwegian thing. So after a hectic morning pulling out winter jackets and gloves, we are now on track again. Earning money on the blog is something I should touch base on, I find it important to highlight.
Making a professional blog post; or a collaboration takes at least 4 hours of pure work putting the material together (picture, video and text). Then adding to that the planning before, the thinking process and coming up with an idea of how to do it, plus photography or video depending on if you do it yourself or having a professional working with you. Lastly, putting together a report and sending to the client. It ads up to a day of work for one collaboration.
So what does companies pay for this? Very little in my opinion still, and it’s not because of the companies, its because of us; the bloggers. I’m not bragging, but I do get lots of enquires to making collaborations with companies. They can be attractive from the perspective of getting free clothes or free services but that is not of interest for me. The most recent offer came from a Swiss online market platform, an online shop with multiple brands and products. They wanted me to select fashion products and write for their blog as well as promoting the post on my own social channels. The “salary” for my work was CHF 200 ( SEK 1790…) and maybe to keep some of the products.