Happy Friday, Blogger Babes! Welcome to the first article in our new weekly Fashion and Beauty Day series, which will include Heidi’s #FashionDiary series, commentary, and various guest bloggers. Check back every Friday for the latest tips, tricks, and tutorials for fashion and beauty bloggers by fashion and beauty bloggers!
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Michelle Phan is probably one of the most famous YouTube stars out there. Over the past nine years, she’s made millions from YouTube, landing her the #7 spot on Forbes’ Highest Paid YouTube Stars of 2015.
Not only is Michelle an incredible artist and a passionate storyteller, she’s also someone who’s proven her resilience through hard times. If you’re not impressed or appreciative of what she does, check out her #DrawMyLife video, because her story will change your mind forever, just as it did for Ponn! Ponn’s not into costume makeup, but this video opened her eyes to the phenomenal businesswoman that Michelle is. Not to mention her beauty product subscription program, Ipsy, is brilliant! At 28, Michelle’s young age makes her accomplishments even more impressive—what a role model!
Small Starts: You Never Know What’ll Change Your Life
It’s worth noting that Michelle started off by putting together beauty and makeup tutorials on YouTube as part of her hobby. She shares:
The beauty of the internet is there’s a niche market for everything and if you can focus on it you can build a sustainable and viable business of it. The internet is where you can find people who are authentic. Some 87% of women today trust in influencers in YouTube over celebrity ads and endorsements and it’s only going to grow.
Beauty bloggers, vloggers, and online influencers are the second largest niche among Blogger Babes members, and we’re eager to supplement your educational journey as you reach for the stars and dream big in order to take your online hobby to the next level and start profiting off it.
It may be impractical and not even within your goals to create the next multi-million dollar company the way Michelle did… But! We still hope to inspire you with practical tips, tools, and tutorials as you leverage your art and craft of beauty blogging.
On our Fashion and Beauty Fridays, we’ll attempt to cover it all, from crafting all-natural remedies for your sensitive skin to sharing a DYI updo for your next evening of elegance, all the way through simply learning how to find the ideal colors for your skintone. With this new weekly column, we’re going to focus on everything related to fashion, hair, makeup, skin care, and the “work” behind being a successful beauty and fashion blogger.
You’ll never know when something could change your life, especially when it’s just doing what you love. Vlogging can definitely open some doors for you… it all depends on the moment and your method. So you won’t know until it’s happened, but you could be the next Michelle Phan!
Seeking Guest Beauty Bloggers and Influencers
By the way… we can’t do this column all by ourselves. We’re calling on all beauty bloggers and online influencers (whether you’re a vlogger, Periscoper, Viner, etc.,) to share your tips, tools, and tutorials with us!
Inspiring the Unique You—the Inner-Beautiful You!
Just as brands are finally becoming more sensitive and in-tune to the various hair, skin, and body types of all women and finding beauty in diversity, we want to celebrate the diversity of our global membership and audience.
We want this series to be educational and inspirational. We’ll always end with an inspiring “inner beauty” tip or quote to focus on the #1 thing that makes all women truly gorgeous: allowing your inner beauty to shine through no matter what!
“Outer beauty attracts, but inner beauty captivates.” ― Kate Angell
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