Blogging On A Budget: Tips For Blogging Without Breaking The Bank

Sunday, 23 March 2014


Hello Beauties! This month the bills are stacking up and it's time to replace my phone, along with other things such as birthdays, events, etc which are all draining my bank account, so I've put myself on a bit of a beauty spending ban. I'm not going to be doing updates on my spending ban or anything as they aren't posts which appeal to me. Instead, I thought it might be a good idea to share some post ideas for any other bloggers feeling a bit strapped for cash. Blogging doesn't have to be expensive, and you can still maintain a sucessfull blog without buying every new release and hyped up products, so here are my ideas for some posts which won't break the bank. 

1. OOTD's or FOTD's: Otherwise known as 'Outfit Of The Day' or 'Face Of The Day'. If your off out somewhere or you just love your outfit that day, why not snap a photo of it? Similarly, once you've done your make up, just snap a quick picture and let your readers know what you used to create your make up look for that day. I've found the FOTD posts which I've done have been some of my most popular, so this just proves that you don't need to spend a fortune to get page views. 

2. Top 5 Posts: Instead of going out and buying something new to review, why not pick out your top 5 products of all time? You could also group these into different product categories such as top 5 foundations, blushers, concealers, mascaras, eyeshadows, you get the point...Another idea for doing a top 5 post would be top 5 drugstore products, high end products, or something along the lines of 'Top 5 Under £5'. I love reading these kinds of posts as it gives me some idea into just how good the product is to have made it into a favourites post. 

3. Wishlists: If your anything like me, you'll have a never ending wishlist. I'm always seeing new products which I can't wait to get my hands on, but are a little over my budget, but the great thing is, it costs nothing to pop a picture of the product into a wishlist. I wouldn't do too many of these as they can get quite monotonous after a while, but once in a while they're a great way of posting without spending any money on products you don't need. 

4. Collection and Storage Posts: These are my all time favourite posts to read. I love finding out how other bloggers store their make up collection as it gives me ideas on how to store my own. You could either do one big make up collection post, or just do one focusing on the storage aspect instead of the actual products that you own. Another idea is to split your make up collection into different sections and do a post on each section, such as foundation collection, palette collection, and the list goes on. 

Obviously, there are hundreds more post ideas which you could use to blog without doing a review or buying anything new, but the point is that blogging doesn't need to be expensive. I hope you liked this post, and if there's any other areas you would like me to cover in my more advice-ish posts, then please let me know in the comments below!






37 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tips..

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. These are some great tips :)

    http://creepersandcupcakes.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Love this! I definitely need to employ some of these tips and some recent splurging!

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

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  4. Great tips :) thank you!

    http://amummastimeout.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. These are some lovely tips :) Thank you xx

    http://penneychic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I love this post. I think it's really important to not let the budget bring down the quality of your posts and as you've said there are hundreds of ideas that you could do without spending any money at all :)

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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    1. Exactly, it's not all about having the newest product releases :) xx

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  7. Fab post hunnie xx
    Www.beautyqueenuk.co.uk

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  8. Great post! I think it's always important to remember that blogging doesn't have to result in an overdraft bank balance - shopping your stash is a great way to blog, and I find it more interesting as it's more of a unique post

    Heather | porcelainbeautyx

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    1. I love rediscovering old products that I used to love, but that I've replaced with newer products :) xx

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  9. This is such a great post and a good idea for hoarders like me!
    I think it's easy to make excuses for buying things as "hmm it's for the blog" way too many times.

    Have a good day!
    Love from Ellis / ELRBX / beauty & lifestyle blog x

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    1. I'm always using that excuse! I need to stop myself so that I can save a few pennies! xx

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  10. I was just thinking about how to curb my budget on blogging! Great post.x

    Katie - katiesjabber.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Definitely great ideas! It can certainly get expensive, justifying new buys for blogging purposes!
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  12. You've got some really good ideas there!

    http://gillianbarrie.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Great post! These tips will definitely help me in the future x

    daisy-drops

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  14. You can't beat an OOTD photo! Plus I am the same, love seeing how others store their make up! Fab ideas! xx

    fashiontatt.blogspot.com

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  15. I don't think you need to splash out much too have a good blog in my opinion!

    Sharlotte | UK Beauty Blog

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  16. Great post! in the same vein as FOTD/OOTDs, I love a good NOTD and you don't need to use a new varnish xx

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  17. those are some great tips! I think I'll take some inspiration out of that!
    Thanks a lot Becky :)
    xx Ann-Kathrin

    http://annxkathrin.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. So many great post ideas! I try to blog on a budget & just moved house so my budget is even less now.
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk

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  19. Very helpful post! Especially like the top 5 under £5 idea x

    creamteaandrosejam.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. really useful post! as a new blogger I'm always looking for tips!
    The Beauty Break

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  21. I was just thinking about this earlier! When I first started, I had all these new items I wanted to review about, but now I'm thinking of new ways to incorporate what I already have into interesting blog posts.

    Thanks for sharing!

    xx Alyson
    Beauty Vanity

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  22. I love doing makeup and outfit of the day posts!

    www.thefashion-six.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Some great ideas for posts, thanks. I'm going to be cutting down on my spending for the next couple of months so this post has been very useful xx

    kizzyhearts.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. Some great ideas Becky and definitely ones I'll keep in mind as I do tend to spend and make the excuse that's it's ok because it's for my blog, very naughty! :-)

    http://crystalsparklydreams.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. I really enjoyed reading this, I'm currently away and struggle to buy products.. But this has given me inspiration for other things to write about apart from reviews! Thanks

    www.judyrudybeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. I love wishlist posts. I always add products to my own wishlist after reading other wishlists!

    http://www.wernerbeauty.com

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  27. Such a helpful post for a teen blogger! Thank you!

    www.mimislittlelifeythings.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. you are a genius.

    www.diaryofalifelover.com

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  29. Love your tips! We don't need to be spending loads of money on makeup or clothes to just write a few review posts! I love doing OOTD's and reviewing products I already have, You could also have a rummage in your mum's makeup bag to see what she has that could be of interest! I'm pretty sure my mum's makeup collection is much more interesting than mine...

    Emma x
    www.thefashion-six.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. Loved all the tips :) The wishlist is one I'm going to do!

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