On Working with Brands

In the almost nine years that I've had this blog, not once have I worked with a brand formally.

Sure, I've made product recommendations and written reviews, but they were all done because I wanted to share my thoughts on it, not for compensation or free stuff.

Although I reached out to all the time (and surprisingly still am, even though I've been almost completely inactive on this blog), I always declined.

I've seen one too many bloggers pimp themselves out for a brand, then the minute the brand changed their ambassadorship program, that blogger suddenly liked another brand better. That's not my style.

Now that I'm blogging as a business, I am working with select brands. But the brands I'm working with are ones that solve a problem that I am having. I have a specific problem, and their product is a solution that works for me. And if it works for me, it probably works for my clients and those in my community.

In the video below, I share my thoughts on working with brands, how I choose the brands I work with, and I share a few tidbits about the brands that I recommend on the "Shop" page of my website.

Everything that is listed on this page, including in my Amazon affiliate store, are products that I currently use.

In this video, I also talk about how everything I'm doing in this first year of my business is an experiment. This Sunday I'm conducting another experiment - using Facebook Events!

I'm holding my first Beautycounter social on Facebook. I've never done it before! But if I don't try, I won't know how successful (or unsuccessful) it can be, right?!

Every day I'm posting on the Event's Facebook page, and you have the opportunity to learn, and enter drawings for prizes and giveaways!

You can find out more about it here, and come to the party this Sunday!

Seriously, please come and join  me so I'm not talking to myself!

Have you worked with brands? Any advice or best practices you can share with me?