A. Blogger tips for beginning work with a brand

If you have been selected to work with a brand on a recent blogging assignment, here are a few tips to ensure the relationship goes smoothly…

  1. Be clear on what you promised to deliver in your blogging assignment pitch
  2. Make sure you have a good understanding of what the brand requires you to do, preferably in writing, before you begin work
  3. Have a clear understanding of the compensation being offered, if any, and if you’re unsure, seek clarification from the brand
  4. If part of the arrangement requires you to have a product on loan, be clear on when it needs to be returned, and via which postage method. Be clear on whether you will be compensated for any postage costs.
  5. Send the brand any T&Cs you might have, including payment T&Cs if applicable.
  6. Make sure your reviews are fair and balanced. If after reviewing a product you find you are extremely dissatisfied with it, discuss your feedback with the brand and give them the right to reply, before publishing a scathing review.
  7. Be impartial. If you have any affiliation with the brand or its competitors (for example, you write content for a competing brand), make sure you disclose that relationship at the start.
  8. Keep to the agreed timeframes. If the brand has set a publishing deadline, do you best to meet it, and let them know if it is unrealistic or if you are going to be late.
  9. If the assignment involves the travel to an event, be clear in advance if your expenses will be reimbursed.
  10. If you cannot agree on the way forward, be polite, thank the brand and walk away.
  11. Check out our advice on ethical blogging for the UK and US.

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