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Is it possible to make money blogging?

By Toni Negas
Posted On Aug 11, 2016
Is it possible to make money blogging?

By Toni Negas

With Fortheloveoffancy.com, Texas blogger Kate Blue is living the new American dream— parlaying sophisticated style into an online empire.

It’s a question many fashionistas ask themselves:  Could my love of fashion actually translate into an online career? Houston based glamour girl Kate Blue knew she had a special way of creating style with substance. In 2014, she bravely brought it to the masses.

Fortheloveoffancy.com and its social media presence (144,000 Instagram followers and counting) has Blue cashing in on her casual, cool Western minded taste. Here, we chat with her about turning drive into dollars, all the while admiring her easy, breezy glamour.

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Kate Blue’s keen eye for style allows her fans to get their hands on her well-sourced fashion faves.

Photo Credits: @kateireneblue

 

NEW YOU: What trends do you love and hate?

KATE BLUE: Right now, I love all the really bright patterns and pattern mixing, like stripes with leopard. I can’t really get on board with overalls. They look so cute when I see them on other people but for some reason I just have a hard time with them.

NY: What do you think about apps like Snapchat and Periscope?
KB: I’m not on Periscope but I am on Snapchat. There’s this misconception that bloggers have a totally perfect life and everything is staged. I think a lot of followers and readers appreciate Snapchat, since it’s viewed in the moment.

NY: How often do you post?
KB: I do three to five blog posts a week. On Instagram, I post three to four pictures a day.

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NY: Do you feel the more you post the more followers you gain?
KB: I see a gain. If I don’t post as much, I lose followers. People look for consistency.

NY: Is it really possible to make money from a blog?
KB: Yes, definitely. At the beginning, I did it solely as a hobby. Then I realized the potential to make money being a part of the affiliate program, rewardStyle [the invitation-only web tool that helps bloggers such as Blue to thoroughly monetize their content].

NY: What advice do you have for bloggers who are starting out?
KB: Don’t compare yourself to others. The reason you have your followers is because of who you are and people like your style. Don’t change because it seems to be working for somebody else.

NY: What would you like to say to someone with lots of potential but equal parts self-doubt?

NewYou_KateBlue6KB: If you have a hobby that you really love doing, definitely go for it. My husband was my biggest supporter in making Fortheloveoffancy.com happen, and now it’s something we do together. I’m glad he convinced me to turn my hobby into something I really love doing. Don’t be scared to follow dreams.