It's easy to get excited about brand partnerships and collaborations, especially when it means making money and getting paid! One of the hardest things you might come across as a blogger is finding the right way to say No. This means saying No to potential partnerships, No to certain collaborations, and No to specific events. (Trust me, it's hard to do but someone has to do it!) You've worked so hard to build your brand's image and goals, and you never want that to slip away the moment you begin collaborating with bigger, more established brands. There have been several times in my blogging career where I've had to say NO to things. Ultimately though, it landed me exactly where I needed to be and with the brands and partnerships that were true to my aesthetic and overall vision. Today, we're going to talk about how to say no to some brands and potential partners in order to say yes to bigger and better opportunities in the future, what to consider throughout the process, and reasons why it's okay for you to say no sometimes.
Always remember that at the end of the day you have to stay true to your brand and most importantly YOURSELF. This rings true with the partnerships that you choose, the brand sponsors you decide to have, and the networking opportunities you get involved in. You want every collaboration and every campaign to be a direct reflection of your brand and what it stands for. For more tips on brand partnerships, make sure to head to the blog!