For the last month, I have accounted for every penny spent in order to run a fashion blog, more specifically this fashion blog. Bank statements, are literally the most scary statements to look at, if you disagree we can't be friends. Just kidding! Bank statements tell you the truth about your spending habits that you've been oblivious to, and some of us-me- can't handle that kind of honesty, lol. I did expect the total to be a little high, but I was still a little shook.
Like everything else in the world, to be able to Grow you have to Invest a bit more.
Also, I'd like to point out that the following numbers are based on part-time blogger status. I post once a week, sometimes twice depending on how many projects I've taken on for the month.
Secondly, there are different types of fashion, fast fashion, relatable fashion, luxe fashion, couture fashion, and I personally dab between fast and luxe fashion, which definitely plays a significant role in my spending.
Clothing Featured in Posts:
The Framework, Hosting, Equipment:
- Hosting 24.99 - Adobe Stock 15.99 -New SD Card 34.99
Total: $ 75.97
Bluehost has been my hosting site since making the switch from blogger. They are super reliable and easy to reach. I've had multiple experiences where I've crashed my blog and they were able to quickly reinstate my site.
Total: $ 1491
Some purchases were sponsored, and some reimbursed from the brand as part of the collaboration. One brand I worked with last month blew my mind and surprised me with a thank you gift. Which brings about a question that I wanted to find out how my fellow bloggers felt about the topic: When completing a collaboration do you feel as if brands should send thank you's-not necessarily as a gift- to bloggers they work with or should it be vice versa?
G E T T H E L O O K
Travel And Accommodations:
All the posts from last month were shot in New York City. To further breakdown the travel costs, a round trip to NYC cost about 292.36. We also had a car while in the city which added about $ 60 to transportation costs. Uber and taxis cost about $30. Our hotel stay cost $ 492(thank God for booking.com). One major tip if you plan on making a trip to NYC, if you can, avoid using a personal car. Luckily, our hotel was in the perfect location, just a few walkable blocks from all the stops on our agenda.
Total : $ 844.36
Total Month Cost: $2441.33
I truly commend full-time fashion bloggers because whew I can only imagine what it costs to do this full time.
Would you be interested in more blog business related posts, such as how to make money from blogging, how to create long term relationships with brands, LLC's-a step I'm considering taking in the upcoming months-, legal compliance's?