The Blogger Starter Kit

Nov. 8, 2016

With the blogging industry growing by the day it can be a bit overwhelming to know where to start. So we rounded up a few bloggers and quizzed them on the essential starter kit needed for embarking on a successful blogging journey.

#1 Camera

DSLR’s are a thing of the past in the blogging game, they’re bulky and hard to carry around. As a blogger, access to a camera 24-7 is essential so opting for a smaller camera is preferred and so much easier! Check out our favorites below:

Olympus E-PL8

Panasonic Lumix GX80

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#2 Apps

Believe it or not but expensive editing suites are no longer needed to create the professional shots you see floating around the web. If you are able to get your hands on a smartphone there are a few apps that will help you become the next Instagram star. This also means editing is quick, easy and on-the-go constantly. Below are some of our fave apps to help you create those Insta-worthy shots!

Facetune

VSCO

Snapseed

Photoshop

#3 Lighting

As a blogger, achieving good lighting in your photos is key to creating a successful blog and social media presence as great pictures will help to capture your audience's attention. Take your pictures in natural light. The sun will bring out the natural colours in the photo without any distortion from electronic lighting. If indoors make sure you adjust your white balance accordingly as it will stop images from appearing yellow in colour.

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#4 Traffic

Connect your platforms. If you are a blogger you most likely have every social media platform out there, but the question is do you promote each channel? Drive your own traffic towards your different platforms and give your audience a subtle hint to follow you. Giveaways are a great way of doing this to make sure your followers are catching you in all areas.

#5 Emails

Emails can get stressful and some may not be of interest to you, however a quick response will go a long way. When brands outreach to bloggers, more often than not the first bloggers to reply will book the job - good relationships is key to ongoing work. Try and reply to all your emails - even the ones that don’t interest you as you never know when a brand or PR agency could have something suitable coming up.

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So there you have it! Our top 5 essentials for creating the perfect blogger starter kit. Don't forget to share any more of your essentials with us in the comments below!

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