Hey girl hey! Over the past year, I have been working tirelessly to make sure my blog is set up for success. You can pretty much always find me taking notes and looking up articles on how to become a better blogger. About six months ago, I discovered a blogging community that has not only helped my blog greatly, but it’s helped me as well. Today’s blog post is all about Style Collective, a place for female bloggers to learn more about the ins and outs of the blogging world. If you are interested to read about why I love it (and why you will, too!) then keep scrolling!
1. AMAZING Customer Service
If you know me, you know I am a total sucker for customer service. Since day one of being a Style Collective Sister, I have had such a positive experience. Annie, the creator of Style Collective, treats all of her “customers” like family. It even feels weird for me to call us customers, because she doesn’t make it feel like that’s what all of us are. Annie engages with our posts, mentions us on her own page, and is always available for advice.If it weren’t for how personable and friendly Annie is, I probably wouldn’t have stayed!
2. The resources are unparalleled
Confession: I have joined other subscription groups before, but nothing compares to the resources I have received through Style Collective. Everything is streamlined for bloggers, so you are getting relevant resources that really work. I absolutely love the workbooks and worksheets that Annie provides. Some of my favorites are How To Brand Yourself Like an Instagram It Girl, How to Monetize Your Influence & Stand Out From the Influencer Crowd, and How to Win at Pitching Brand Partnerships. They even have a media kit template and contracts and invoices for you to use for blogging deals! Below, I have examples of stock photos that they provide for us as well. I can honestly say the resources alone have made me a better blogger.
3. They connect you with brands
I’ve been asked by so many blogging friends how to work with brands & get in contact with them. Style Collective does the work for you (kind of!) They have brand contacts for you to reach out to, of course utilizing their resources on HOW to get brands to say yes! I’m not joking when I say there are SO many brands in the Brand Directory that are made available to you. This is unheard of in any other subscription based service! In the influencer world, its all about who you know, and Style Collective sets you up for success by introducing you to those people.
4. They hold amazing events
Being from the Midwest, I don’t get to venture outside of the center of the country as often as I would like, but I love watching what Annie and her team do in terms of conferences and workshops. Even if you can’t attend, Style Collective offers virtual tickets so you can get all the information provided. These events are a great opportunity to not only learn, but to network with other like minded bloggers as well. One of my dreams is to attend the Style Collective Conference one day! By the way, that’s a picture of our fearless leader, Annie!
5. They have a super helpful Facebook group
If you’re anything like me, you need someone to help guide you with any questions you have. If I need an answer to a blogging question, I always head to the Facebook group first! There are over 500 members who are all so kind and willing to answer questions and engage with your posts. More often than not, my question has already been answered, so I can search for it within the group. I’m all about having a community of women to back each other up, and Style Collective is definitely that kind of group.
6. It is SO affordable!
For only $10 a month, I get access to all sorts of blogging and influencing goodies that help make me a better blogger and business woman. Prior to Style Collective, I was part of a similar group that was charging me $40 a month. I wholeheartedly believe that I am getting more out of my experience with Style Collective than I would with any other influencing and blogging community. Give up two of your Starbucks drinks a month to expand your blog! It is so worth it!
Frequently Asked Questions About SC
Q: Do I have to already have a blog up and running to join?
A: Not at all! In fact, SC givers you the tools to get it up and running! My blog was going through a revamp when I joined, so I felt like everything was brand new. SC helped me get through that awkward time of not knowing what was going on with my blog.
Q: Is it just for bloggers?
A: I find that the primary focus is on blogging, however, they do touch a lot on Instagram marketing and influencing. You don’t necessarily need to be a blogger to join.
Q: What niche do you have to be in to join?
A: Any! Most of the women are fashion and lifestyle bloggers, but I don’t feel left out being a beauty blogger! There is always someone to connect with!
Are you interested in joining? Click this link to get started! I will receive a small commission, but all thoughts are purely my own. I can’t wait to see more sisters over at Style Collective!