Blogging on a Budget – Tips + Advice

Blogging, whilst it can be done completely freely, can easily become an expensive hobby or endeavour. However, it needn’t be (especially if you have a tight budget like me). Here are my tips for blogging on a budget.

  • use natural daylight for lighting
  • create lightboxes using cardboard boxes and white sheets or paper and a lamp
  • create softboxes using a pillowcase, tinfoil and a lamp with a shade
  • use free apps for photo editing (e.g. snapseed)
  • use free websites for photo editing and creating graphics (e.g. canva)
  • create your own planner like I did to keep on track with your blog schedule
  • use your phone to take pictures if you don’t have a camera
  • use objects from around your house for flatlay props (e.g. ribbon, candles, magazines, coloured card, makeup, etc)
  • use white paper or a white desk for a clean background for photos
  • blog about everything you already have – review makeup you own, talk about past experiences, teach people things you know, etc
  • wordpress is free to use unless you upgrade…
  • make the most out of free samples, offers, discounts and free trials
  • sign up to affiliate marketing schemes like Awin
  • sign up to product review sites that will send you free stuff in return for a review
  • use mailchimp to create an email newsletter (free for up to 2000 email addresses)
  • create an action plan for your blog with clear goals so you can decide what things to invest in (such as a domain)
  • use stock images from free sites like pixabay, flickr and unsplash
  • use fiverr if you aren’t ‘graphically talented’ and want to outsource logos
  • sell your services, create an ebook or create products to sell on your blog
  • use free ways to promote your blog – SEO, facebook, twitter, bloglovin’ (and other social media)
  • don’t sink too much money into your blog immediately – make sure you’re going to continue with it for the foreseeable future!

What other free or inexpensive tips do you have for new bloggers?


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