Hiya I’m back!!! Just before I get into this post, I thought I’d mention that I recently started a Youtube channel! I upload every Sunday (and maybe have some surprise videos as and when) so chances are, you’ve missed a cheeky upload! Please go and subscribe and show me love because it’s scary business!
I thought I’d give you guys some tips on how to blog on a budget. I know a ton of us aren’t working full time and even if we are, we just simply aren’t afford to spend hundreds on blogging. So here are the tips:
#1 – Free phone apps
There are a ton of mobile phone apps that you can use that won’t cost you a penny! I use Adobe Lightroom (the free version) to edit all of my photos and there is not much you really need that you have to pay for. I don’t think I’ve particularly missed out on not paying for it. I also have the WordPress app on my phone, because that’s the host of my blog! It’s completely free and it does most of the things desktop WordPress does! For Instagram, I use Later which is a scheduling post app. It doesn’t automatically post your Instagram posts for you because Instagram doesn’t allow third parties to do that but it gives you a lil notification of when you should post! If you’re an Instagram theme person, then this is your app. I also use Bloglovin to check out other bloggers who don’t have Twitter or use WordPress.
#2 – Use your phone instead of investing in a camera!
I know when you think about starting a blog, you think of a flashy camera and some soft box lights. I don’t have any of those. I use the camera from my Iphone 7 and use the Adobe Lightroom app I just mentioned to tweek with things to make the photos look nicer. I think the next step in my blogging journey would be to invest in a decent camera because I also do Youtube so it would be handy but it’s not necessary! You can totally use what you’ve already got until you can afford to treat ya self.
#3 – Fancy flatlay props
I don’t spend a lot of money on this area of blogging because one, a lot of my blog posts don’t really have photos because they are about mental health and such and I think it would ruin the tone of the post if I stuck a picture of some make up in there haha! I do get a lot of my photo props from Wilkinson’s, The Range and Primark. If you don’t have any those in your area, then any cheap diy stores will do the trick!
#4 – Free host
Get yourself a free host to host your blog on! One’s that spring to mind are WordPress, Blogspot or Blogger. You don’t have to splash out on a fancy domain straight away either. I don’t think they are strictly necessary apart from making your blog look much more professional! The reason behind starting a blog shouldn’t be to immediately earn money and work with brands anyway – if this is your primary reason for starting a blog, I don’t think you’re going to get very far because your heart just won’t be in it!
Those are my tips! I am in no way a good blogger by standards. There are plenty other bloggers who I know are a 110% better than me but these are my tips!