IG LIVE: Know your worth as a blogger

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We go live (with more wine) on the importance of knowing your worth as a blogger. We answer questions like... When do I start charging? How do I rate myself? What do I do when brands say they have no budget? When do I accept a gifted product. Click play for the answers to these questions + more.

2:20 - New rate calculator tools + blogging as a business

5:10 - Why it's hard to price yourself as a blogger

5:55 - "Do you think it should be based on follower number or engagement or both" - Allison from @peachandpepper

10:50 - Where to find the calculators: here's the IG CALCULATOR and the BLOG  CALCULATOR)

13:00 - A super common question for new bloggers " When do I start charging?"

15:35 - Gifted product collaborations - "When should I say yes / accept gifted products?"

17:15 - 3 Reasons to accept a gifted product (Read more in THIS POST)

18:25 - Importance of saying yes only to brand collaborations that are a good fit for you + your blog + Getting comfortable saying no

22:07 - What to do when brands say "We don't have a budget" + what it really means

31:47 - Strategies for replying back to brands reaching out about a collaboration

36:10 -  "How to reach out to brands / keep growing your audience?" - Ana from @actualflair

40:25 - "I just did that with a company I've worked with before. I told them my set rates now and they basically said 'No thanks.' Probably should have left it open-ended " - Allison from @peachandpepper + Getting 'ghosted" by brands

41:12 - Asking brands what their budget is:  Packaging your services to fit within their budget & letting them know what they can get for what they're willing to spend

42:32 - Explain what's included in your rate + show the brand what they're getting. This transparency makes them more comfortable with paying what you're asking.

44:05  - "When you use the quote from Social Blue Book or the My Haute Society calculator, are you including instagram stories into that quote?" - Danielle from @according.to.d

45:00 - Including Instagram stories as a bonus for a brand and not charing for them + Benefits of doing that

55:00 - Wrap up, thank you, and why we're doing what we're doing

58:00 - Refer a friend who could use these tips, and make $$ when they join as a member - GET MORE INFO HERE

We’re Cara & Tabitha the bloggers behind the My Haute Society Influencer Community. We started this community as a place for bloggers and influencers to connect in an authentic way, but also to be supported with the resources they need to excel as a content creator. My Haute Society is a community for bloggers and influencers. We have amazing resources to help you grow your blog and succeed as an influencer. Teaching you tips, tricks and industry best practices. We also host events to help connect brands and influencers in meaningful ways that can lead to amazing collaborations.