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Blogging

What are your favorite things about running Gal Meets Glam?

I love having something that’s completely my own. I love creating a destination for our readers, something they can escape to daily that will hopefully brighten their day with positivity. I love that I get to share the things that I discover. Those things that catch my eye, whether it’s wearing a beautiful dress or capturing an incredible landscape. Everyday is a creative challenge for me, which keeps me motivated and always striving for improvement. Finally, both Thomas and I enjoy having something to work on together. It’s definitely made our relationship stronger.

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Is blogging your full time job?

Yes it is. There is more to blogging than meets the eye. Just on the content creation side there’s plenty of work to be done everyday. My husband and I cover the responsibilities of model, stylist, location scout, producer, writer, editor and photographer. Add on social media, travel, collaborations, legal, financial duties and everything else there’s plenty to keep two people busy all of the time.

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How do you earn money on your blog?

I make money two ways: sponsored content and affiliates. I’m lucky to have the opportunity to work with some amazing brands and if I’m ever being paid for a blog post, it will be disclosed within the post that it’s “sponsored” (any gifted items will be marked with ℅). I’m also a part of several affiliate advertising programs. This means that if you click and/or make a purchase through certain links on my site or any related social media platforms (including Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest), I may make a commission from that click and/or purchase. You can also shop my Daily Looks here. I’m extremely selective when working with sponsors and I will only feature products and brands that I love. I turn down opportunities (and lots of money) all the time because it’s very important to me to include and only show products and companies that fit my life and style.

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What advice would you give to a beginner blogger or someone who wants to start a blog?

Getting started and keeping up a consistent schedule of posting are the most difficult parts of the early lives of blogs. It’s important to not go into it with high expectations of becoming the next big blogger. That pressure alone could ruin the whole experience for you. Starting a blog should be fun and you should do it because you’re passionate about a topic(s)! I often get emails from girls saying “I want to start a blog, but I don’t know where to begin or what to write about?” Well, stop right there. Ask yourself, why am I creating this? If you can answer that question, then just start! I live by this quote: “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”

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Blogging

How did you get started Blogging?

I started my blog as a Junior in college in April 2011. I didn’t know about the blogging world and I had no clue of what I wanted to do with it (or what I wanted it to be), but I knew I needed to start something. I woke up one morning with the urge to create a website and without hesitation, I signed up for Blogger, came up with the name ‘Gal Meets Glam’ (thanks for the help, mom!) and wrote my first blog post. I loved it so much! I felt a rush every time I hit “publish” and released a new post out into the world for anyone (or maybe only my parents and girlfriends at the beginning) to see and respond to. Each step was a learning curve and sometimes I would spend hours on the simplest things (like trying to center my header), but that drive is what kept me motivated and moving forward. It’s evolved and has grown so much over the years as I graduated, got married, moved to San Francisco and started working on it full time in 2013.