How to Become a Natural Hair Blogger
Whilst I’m the Digital Content Creator here at TreasureTress, I’m also known online as the natural hair blogger: @thecreamycrackrehab.
Blogging as a career and the natural hair movement is more popular now than it ever has been before so it’s no surprise that a lot of you are interested in blogging about your kinks and curls. I think the biggest benefit of natural hair blogging is being able to document your own journey and track your progress. The mountains of products you get to use and the fun events are a bonus too but you’ve also got to put that work in!
For those of you who are interested in becoming a natural hair blogger, here are my 5 tips on how to do it:
- Just start. It seems so obvious but a lot of people assume they have to prep and jump through certain hoops to become a blogger. It really is as simple as creating a blog account and uploading content. When starting, it’s best to decide what kind of content you’d like to create as that will determine which platform would work best for you. For example, if you’re interested in uploading video content YouTube is probably the best place for you , for images and short videos instagram would be ideal and for text posts, blogspot or WordPress are the recommended platforms.
Once you’ve created the account, start uploading content and voila you’ve become a blogger.
- Post often and regularly. Starting a blog is the easy part, maintaining a successful blog is the difficulty. One of the best things to do is create a schedule, post regularly and ensure that when it comes to posting, your philosophy is quality over quantity. Don’t just upload for the sake of uploading, make sure what you are uploading is actually relevant to your blog and will be useful or entertaining to your followers.
- Be interactive. Interact with your followers and other bloggers that you follow. Ask your followers questions with every post, this encourages engagement. Commenting on other pages also increases your visibility- the more people who see you, the more followers you’ll likely get. Interacting with your followers will also give you an idea of what they actually want to see. This is great because you won’t waste your time creating content that your followers won’t respond to.
- Be honest! It’s important to be authentic with your personality. Pretending to be like Cardi B online when you know you’re more reserved than the queen of England will have you looking crazy when your followers meet you in real life. Honesty should also extend to your product reviews. If you’re reviewing a product, give your followers the real tea. The worst thing you can do is endorse or recommend a product that ends up leaving all of your followers bald. Honesty really is the best policy, you’ll gain the trust of your followers and this can help you make money in the long run when you get discount codes and affiliate links.
- Be inspired but don’t copy. If you’re reading this you’re probably already aware that there are several natural hair bloggers out there. It’s a very good idea to check them out for inspiration but make sure you don’t copy them. Creating original content can be very difficult and there’s nothing more annoying than spending time coming up with an idea for you to then see it being imitated by somebody else. When you do take inspiration from other bloggers, make sure you credit them and hopefully they’ll do the same for you.
Here’s a bonus tip-
- Subscribe to TreasureTress. A lot of natural hair content consists of product reviews which means you need a lot of products! We know that natural hair products are not cheap but they can be if you subscribe to TreasureTress. Sis, you’re guaranteed to have 4-5 full size products to review every month for a fraction of the price you’d be paying if you went and bought the products elsewhere. Plus you get to join the TreasureTress family and trust me, we’re lit.
If you have any questions about being a natural hair blogger feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org and if you have any questions regarding our subscriptions email us: email@example.com.