FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What’s the meaning behind Coffee With Summer? When I first started this blog, it was just a personal space to write about things in my life that I was passionate about. Since I love coffee and honest conversations, I figured something simple like “Coffee With Summer” just made sense for my blog! This space is all about conversation and growth.
Who takes your photos? My husband, Michael! He’s the greatest supporter of my blog, so it makes me happy to have him involved in this way. I also use a tripod, self-timer, and manual focus for when I’m taking photos on my own.
Can I guest post on your blog? Unfortunately, I am not accepting guest posts at this time.
Do you want to join my affiliate program? No, thank you. At this time, I’m not joining any one-off affiliate programs.
Why do you write sponsored content? Blogging is one of my greatest passions and now it’s my profession. As a blogger, I’m able to partner with brands that I love and believe in as a means to provide an income for my family and to keep CWS up and running. Blogging is my career. It is a “real” job.
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How do you choose what sponsored content to share? Sometimes I pitch to brands one-on-one with specific ideas for a partnership and other times, I apply to campaigns through blogger networks. Brands also reach out to me directly. I only ever pitch or accept pitches from brands/small businesses that I already love, believe in, and use, or have a high interest in. I’m not a sell-out who’ll post about any brand or product just for the money. The sponsored content that I create is always 100% my genuine experience with and view of the brand/product.
Are you still offering your New Blogger Coaching Services? I have put my coaching services on hold until further notice. As a new mama still figuring it all out (motherhood, working from home, and taking care of our home), it’s best that I don’t overcommit myself. When I coach, I want to be 100% dedicated to doing so!
What advice do you have for new bloggers? Starting a blog is not something you can do in a day or really, any short amount of time. You need to take your time in developing your mission and focus for your blog. You don’t have to niche down, but you have to have a clear focus on what your blog is about and who it will resonate with. When you have your “why” for blogging set-in-stone, you’re going to be able to grow faster and always have confidence in all that you create and write through your blog. I also encourage you to find Facebook support groups for bloggers, such as Blog Passion Project. Networking with other bloggers and creatives is key for growth!