Fashion Blogging: Starting a Fashion Blog
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Fashion blogging made simple - wordpress, photography, blog name, earning money
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4.2 (84 ratings)
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Created by Louise Croft
Last updated 6/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Build a fully fledged online blog without a previous technical knowledge
  • Choose a name, niche, and design for your blog
  • Monetize your blog to turn it into a career
  • Learn the true realities of running a blog
  • Know which cameras, lenses, lighting and equipment give you the best value for money
  • Take beautiful photos even within your own home
  • Design a stunning blog without hiring a designer or professional
  • Understand SEO and DA scores and know how to rapidly improve your stats
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Requirements
  • No previous technical knowledge is required
  • A computer or laptop is essential, as well as an internet connection
  • A willingness to learn and work hard at building their blog
  • A passion for fashion, beauty, lifestyle and/or travel
Description

Fashion Blogging - A Practical Guide from A-Z

I am a professional fashion blogger, and in this course I will guide you through everything you need to know to create and build you own successful blog. We'll cover blogging topics relevant to fashion, lifestyle, beauty and travel blogs, and take a realistic look at how to build a blog on a budget with absolutely no technical knowledge.

If you're considering fashion blogging as a hobby or a career this course is for you. It's going to be a comprehensive A-Z cover the end goal of monetisation techniques, but also all the 101 Basics about building a site and registering a domain name.

Fashion blogging is huge amounts of fun and can be as big or small commitment as you choose. I'm so excited to teach you all about blogging and share my passion with you!

After taking this course you will:

  • Have your own fully fledged functional fashion blog
  • Known which cameras, lenses, lighting, and equipment can help you on your blogging journey
  • Master writing an engaging and creative blog post
  • Take beautiful photographs that keep readers coming back
  • Be connected to a worldwide community of brands, bloggers and readers
  • Understand SEO and DA scores and know how to rapidly improve your blog stats
  • Successfully design, build and even self host your own fashion blog from scratch
  • Choose a great name and niche that'll last you for a lifetime
Take this course today, and begin your journey to having a full fledged fashion blogging career!
Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone with a passion for running their own blog
  • Someone who would like to start a blog but has no idea where to start
  • Those who have a blog and want to grow it into a career or part time hobby
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Curriculum For This Course
50 Lectures
02:05:39
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Introduction
2 Lectures 02:58

Welcome to the course! In this lecture you can meet your trainer and here a bit more about her blog Pauper to Princess.

Preview 01:37

Hear the plan of the course and what our goals are. You don't need any experience, just a willingness to learn and a passion for your blog topic!

Preview 01:21
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Getting Started
4 Lectures 07:34

In this next section we'll be covering all you need to know to get your blog off the ground. It's very hard to change your blog name once you choose it so make sure you get off on the right foot.

Preview 00:29

Who are your target readers going to be and what will they love about your blog? Are there gaps already or are you joining a popular (and profitable) niche?

Preview 03:26

Firstly - what should you call your blog?? It's really hard to change this later so make sure you choose something that represents you, and won't age or restrict you later.

The Perfect Name
03:39

Here you can see some great tools and inspiration that both represents you and your personality, as well as the vibe and content of your blog.

Handy Ideas for Choosing Your Name
1 page
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Building Your Site
5 Lectures 12:02

This section will cover how to build your blog, with no previous technical knowledge. You can pay someone to do this for you, but you're more than capable if you use the right tools and follow these simple steps.

Preview 01:04

There is lots of debate over whether Blogger, Wordpress or Tumblr are better, and this lecture will give you my guide on the differences between them and which one is my favourite.

Wordpress vs Blogger vs Tumblr
03:06

This lecture introduces you to how to choose a theme and blog design. Avoid the common pitfalls and make sure you've got a user friendly blog design that maximises you chances or a high readership and brand partnerships. First impressions count!

Great Themes and Design
04:27

This skill will allow you to unlock huge potential on your blog. It's not complicated, but as a newbie you'll want to make sure you understand it and start installing everything you can find!

How to Install Plug-Ins
00:33

Having a beautiful and professional looking blog needn't cost you anything at all. This lecture looks at how you can create your own branding, header and widgets with no design experience or budget.

Customising Your Header and Widgets
02:52
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Equipment
6 Lectures 13:05

In this section we will look at what equipment you'll need for a successful blog. You needn't invest a huge amount, but if you're serious about blogging you should try and get off on the right foot. It's a competitive industry and although content is king you might want to pick up a few of these items.

Preview 00:31

The world of digital cameras is a complicated and ever changing one. This lecture looks at what types are out there and some pitfalls you'll definitely want to avoid.

Cameras Demystified
03:29

Lenses can be a big investment and you don't want to choose the wrong ones. This course looks at how you can save hundreds and still get amazing photos, simply by choosing the right lenses.

Which Lenses Should You Buy?
03:13

This lecture explains what Bokeh is, why you want it and how to get it!

What is Bokeh?
01:40

Investing in lighting needn't be expensive, and can make an unbeliebable difference to the qaulity of your blog. This lecture explains why you need lights, what types are available, and which ones you should buy.

Blogging's Best Kept Secret...
01:59

Those little extra purchases can make all the difference, and needn't be expensive. Make your life easy from day 1 by picking up these tips and tricks.

Must Have 'Accessories'
02:13
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Creating a Killer Post
9 Lectures 20:04

Writing an amazing blog post comes down to a selection of factors, from content to images to titling. This section covers everything you'll need to know.

Preview 00:46

Getting the right title for your blog post can be make or break, and this lecture will look at the reasons why you need to be practical instead of poetic.

Title Matters
02:14

You needn't be a professionally trained photographer to take gorgeous and eye catching photos. This lecture takes a practical (and realistic) look at what photography you can achieve in your own home.

Mastering Photography
04:49

These are some of the cameras, and lights, etc that I use and recommend if you don't fancy reading lots of techy camera blogs!

Preview 1 page

Photoshop can be a valuable investment, but it's also very expensive. If you'd like some free versions then this lecture is for you!

FREE Alternatives to Photoshop
1 page

When you're writing your blog post make sure you consider content, layout, images, word count, and your SEO. This lecture talks you through the secrets of writing a great blog post every time.

Make every word count
05:04

It's perfectly natural to run out of ideas for blog posts at some point, so here are some great tips for ways to keep your creative juices flowing! It's unbelievably important to keep your blog constantly updating and not let quiet patches sneak up on you - this lecture helps you set up for success.

Getting inspiration
02:58

Do you need to blog every day or is once a week enough? This lecture looks at what time of day is the best, as well as how often you need to post.

How often should you post?
01:55

Finishing Touches
02:18
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Growing Your Blog
8 Lectures 29:58

In this section we are going to look at growing your blog. From getting your name out there, to meeting fellow bloggers, to ranking well on Google. It's all here and it's all tech-jargon-free!

Preview 00:40

SEO is a vast and complex topic, which will leave you reeling in technical jargon. This lecture gives a practical and honest look at how you can understand SEO better, and optimise your blog.

SEO Decrypted - Get to the top of Google Search
09:55

Domain Authority Score is fast becoming the most important statistic on your blog. This lecture explains what it is and how to improve your own score.

Building a Brilliant Domain Authority Score
02:20

How can you make social media work for you without it taking over all your time? This lecture gives a practical and realistic look at social media, and how you can use it to drive traffic to your blog.

Getting the Best From Social Media
04:52

Instagram is an incredible way to bring people to your blog, and fast becoming the most important social media platform for bloggers. This lecture looks at specific and practical tips you can use to get hundreds of followers quickly.

Instagram Top Tips
04:19

Building a Community - Get more traffic!
02:47

Here are some great groups you can join on facebook, twitter, and online to make sure your blog gets exposure, and you get support from fellow bloggers.

Network Network Network!
1 page

Self Hosting - what is it and how do you do it?
05:05
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Working With Brands
11 Lectures 26:25

Working with brands is the goal of every blogger, but it can be a complicated and secretive industry. This section will introduce you to everything you'll need to know about being a brand's favourite blogger.

Preview 00:41

This lectures gives an honest look into what it's really like to be a blogger. We'll examine the costs, time, and lifestyle that comes with it, and check you're ready for the ride!

Reality Check
03:16

If you want to work with brands but you're not getting approached these are some quick and practical changes you can make. It's amazing which tiny things can turn a brand off, or mean you miss out on an opportunity so here's how to make sure your blog is the best.

Quick Fixes
02:44

A press kit is a handy tool that doesn't take long to make and can make you look instantly professional. This lecture looks at what a press kit is, what to include, and how branding can be make or break.

Making a Press Kit
03:13

What should you include in your press kit? Here's a quick guide to some options of things brands love to see.

A Great Press Kit
1 page

It's important that when you're getting in touch with a brand you contact the right person. This lecture looks at who is best to email, how to go about it, and a few people you may not have thought of!

Who to Contact?
03:19

Working with brands can be a very daunting concept, but this lecture takes you through what to say when you approach them to make sure they like you and keep in contact.

What to Say?
03:28

It's vital throughout the growth of your blog that you keep your integrity in tact. This is partly for your own wellbeing as an honest and trustworthy blogger, but also carries legal implications for taking payment and not disclosing it.

Maintaining Your Integrity
03:57

When a brand asks you what your fee is you can be really stuck with no guidance! This lecture aims to help give you some ballpark figures, and understand your own value. Don't undersell yourself.

What to Charge?
02:05

Knowing what amount to bill a brand for can be really tricky. Most bloggers don't like to talk about what they charge, but in this document you can see some broad and specific surveys to guide you.

Price Guide for Sponsored Posts
1 page

Affiliate Marketing - earn money to recommend products!
03:42
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Wrap Up
1 Lecture 01:00

Thank you so much for completing the course. I really hope you enjoyed it and are excited to see your blog grow. Feel free to send me a link to your blog as I'd love to read it!

Preview 01:00
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Bonus!
4 Lectures 04:33

A popular way to get more traffic on your blog is to do a giveaway, but it can be more difficult than you think so here's a quick guide to nailing it the first time!

Giveaways - how to generate traffic
04:04

Here are a few more useful resources that you might enjoy. Everything from other bloggers to read about and online communities that you'll benefit from.

Preview 1 page

I've done a huge range of other courses across a big mixture of topics. If you'd like to try any I'll be happy to offer you a discount as a thank you for your support.

My Other Courses
00:29

Thank you for completeting the course! As a little gift we wanted to give you some free coupons to use on our other courses.

Coupon code!
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About the Instructor
Louise Croft
4.5 Average rating
681 Reviews
6,095 Students
21 Courses
Fashion Blogger and Lifestyle Coach

Hello! My name is Louise Croft, a professional fashion blogger, entrepreneur, freelance PR, and life coach, from England. I have a first class business degree and have worked in a wide range of industries across the world. I'm currently a digital nomad travelling the world while I teach and create courses.

I'm passionate about helping other people achieve their potential through all aspects of their life. I really hope my courses will help you do better in everything from your career to your personal confidence. Udemy is now my full time job, combined with my fashion blog, and I'm so excited to share these skills with others.

I'm constantly creating new courses both on my own and in collaboration with other experts, so let me know if there's thing you'd like to see in particular. Currently offering sales, negotiating, fashion, study skills, make up, skincare, coaching, creative writing, interview skills, and many more.

Thanks for reading and enjoy the learning journey!