Ever since I was 14 years old, I have wanted to become a hair blogger, but because I was “too young” and never “knew enough information”, I chickened out. It took me six years to finally take a chance to become a hair blogger, but I would hope that none of you take six years to go out there and live out your dreams.
I recently went to a conference called Dare to Do and I discovered that a lot of women, especially women of color, are taking less than they actually are worth because mostly, they are sometimes afraid to step out and try to do something that requires risk and boldness.
Trust me, you have something to offer this world and you seeing it is the best thing you can do for yourself. You may have something in its raw form, but you just need to be able to learn how to transform that talent into something that can bring more subscribers who buy what you are selling.
Here are my top five tips on how to be a hair blogger:
1. Obtain education about hair
You do not need a degree in chemistry or training in dermatology to become a hair blogger, but gaining some information on hair would be the only way to ensure that you have credibility and that you have solid information and evidence backing your main argument.
Research does not simply mean one google search and seeing what comes up. When researching about hair, the first thing you must consider is reading some basic articles on hair growth and management, which you will find all over sites like this.
You may want to read some books, scholarly papers, and watch youtube channels and then take notes as you are following along. As you learn from countless sources about hair, hair health, hair management, you may pick up some tips on marketing– noting those would also be good for your articles to prosper.
Before I became a hair blogger, I was always looking up information on hair through reading books, scholarly articles, hair magazines, asking questions, and following an assortment of bloggers and vloggers. I also checked out hair products after being told that some contained carcinogens or other unhealthy ingredients.
This is not something you can just jump into and hope that you can get to the top. When you get to be a hair blogger– either on a site like this one or making one on your own, then you will realize that this industry has a lot of information from a lot of different sources, so make sure you are not misinforming your audience. The most important thing about writing is your reputation and if you lose that then you will lose subscribers, credibility, and respect.