I hope everyone is well and staying safe. 2020 has definitely made me more aware of my current surroundings as I go out to create content. Today I’m sharing a few of my must have essentials when I’m on the go as a content creator to ensure my personal safety. Even though I would love to think that everyone is as kind and open-minded as the wonderful people in my life, creating content by yourself in quiet, non-familiar places can leave the mind and body feeling uneasy.
I’m very excited to be collaborating with SABRE to share a few of my favorite personal safety products that help me create content at peace. I was sent their pepper spray with a quick release keychain, pepper spray with an adjustable hand strap, a practice spray, and home security personal safety kit. I love that they provide different options for their personal safety products. My favorite one is the keychain pepper spray, it’s easy to pull from my bag and it’s in plain sight where I don’t have to search my bag to find it.
As someone who loves to search for new content locations, my personal safety is my top priority, however, I don’t allow my fears to stop me from creating content. I feel it is important to educate and equip yourself with what makes you feel most comfortable then go from there. SABRE’s pepper sprays continue to play a role on how my creative mind works. Personal safety is different for everyone, which is why it is important to understand what works for you as you venture out alone or with friends.
SABRE Pepper Spray 411:
Pepper gel is just like pepper spray, but it has a longer range, reduces wind blowback, and is safer for use indoors
Hold the pepper spray trigger with your thumb for accuracy
SABRE products have 5 times more bursts than their competitors
I hope this article helped shine a light on how important personal safety is and how to keep yourself safe while doing what you love!
Until Next Time!
One question that many influencers get asked over and over again is “how do you make money”? There are so many ways of making an income as an influencer: affiliate marketing, brand deals, creating your own products/services, etc. Today I am going to be sharing my honest review on LadyBossBlogger’s “How to Make Money as an Influencer” course. I will be sharing the pros and cons of the course and if it’s worth investing in. Thank you LadyBossBlogger + Elaine Rau for sponsoring this post.
Let’s first start off with the course breakdown:
- Introduction: How to Stand Out and Instagram Hacks
- Branding: Business Plan and Defining Your Audience
- Content: Evergreen Content, Scheduling, and Using Video
- Where to Find Brands to Work With
- Money: How to Price Yourself, Passive Income, Track Earnings
- Legal: Laws, Bank Accounts, Business Entity, and Taxes
- Affiliation with Course
I have been a digital content creator/influencer for about 3.5 years now and everything that I learned from this course wasn’t new information. It was more of key reminders that I have a clear idea of what I want and how to get there. Here are a few key points that I learned from the course:
- How to best reach your audience by understanding the 4 types of learners.
- Don’t make brands think of creative ways to work with you—that is your job.
- The best days to send collaboration emails to brands
- Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday is the best time to send emails because on Monday they are catching up from the weekend, and on Friday they are finishing working for the week.
- A partnership has to be two-sided. It needs to add value to both the blogger and the brand, which is why it is important to leave room for negotiation and change.
- Your audience likes you because of your brand—brands like you because of your audience.
- The best time to convert your LLC to an S Corp is once you hit $50K annually.
Even though I did learn a few new things here and there, I would not recommend this course for anyone who is where I’m at in my social media career: few years of knowledge knowing the ins and outs of Instagram and looking for more ways to grow your personal brand. This course was more of a reminder for an experienced influencer instead of new information.
I did learn new information, but it wasn’t life-changing to make a dent in where I wanted to take my personal brand. If you are a newbie to making money on Instagram this course would be a good starting point, however, this wouldn’t be my #1 choice for investing in your social media career since I found the information too overwhelming and the content examples to be low-quality. As someone who prides in her high-quality work, the work represented in this course is not my cup of tea.
Thank you for reading my honest review.
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