If you have natural hair then you have probably read a blog before, even if you have never read a blog, I am sure you at least Googled it to see what was out there.
Natural hair is a relatively new thing and with all new things there is buzz, excitement and of course money tied to it. We live in an age where everything is for sale and when I say everything, I mean everything which means that you can sell your own talents and live a pretty content life.
On BHI we like to empower women with hair knowledge, the idea is that if you know what to do for your own hair you can achieve your goals on your own.
Along with that, it’s hard to just talk about hair. We know our ladies have more interests, and we have met some pretty talented women just from writing on the blog every day.
The truth of the matter is there are women out here in these streets killin’ it making money from the very talents they have developed over the years to the strands coming out of their own heads.
This post is for the women who might have a little hustle streak in them and who want to know how they can use their hair to make them a little change on the side. Here goes:
Brand yourself has a hair blogger
This isn’t easy; as a matter of fact, if you don’t love doing it then I would suggest you leave this option alone. A hair blogger is a SME, in the financial world and I am sure many other industries that means Subject Matter Expert. If you have learned alot about your hair, and you can write great content about your experience, then start a blog.
Find a catchy name and get a” .COM” or whatever is available that you can afford. Many women who start a blog usually go straight for the free sites on WordPress or Blogger, but we would suggest getting your own domain, you can do so much more with it.
It will cost you but in the end it is so worth it especially as things grow for your website and brand. A note on branding, we could write 10 free and clear posts on that alone, but in this post the most important piece of advice we can give is to know how you want to look way before you start.
Brands can be tweaked or altered, but it’s hard as hell to change it, so don’t confuse the message and please be yourself. Y’all have way too much personality to be someone else.
Sydney Shea Jacobs says
I’d like to give it a shot! Do you know the names of the websites that are hiring freelance writers!
Tracey Machio says
I am one year natural and i started a blog though it is not entirely on hair but i do make hair posts which my mom was very happy about and at one point had asked why I’m not making money out of it and i told here that I’m still looking to gain more readers then venture into it. Then this month a friend of mine who is developing a website that sells hair products told me i would be perfect fit to contribute articles that are hair related and get paid for it, so yeah I’m currently not making money off my own blog but from another website. 🙂
Natural hair is “new”? OMG.
kate azu says
Right!? Since when is natural hair “new?” I’ve been rocking this ting since I was a baby.
It’s have been great to include links to natural hair websites paying for content.
Also, how is natural hair a new thing?
I know what she means when she says it’s a new thing. It’s not really, but in my circle, it has become a big thing! Sooo many people are taking on to it like never before. It’s like a new trend.
Great ideas! Thanks for sharing. It is so refreshing to see that your points are practical and they say ‘doable’ – and stays fresh even though this article was written 4 yrs ago.