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Hi everyone and happy Friday, I hope you are doing great and ready for day number 26 of my 30 Days Beauty Blogger Challenge. I've been blogging since May 2013 and had many successes and failures throughout my path. In today's post, I want to share with you some of the most common problems I have encountered as a beauty blogger while working with beauty brands, fashion stores, and creating new content. And of course, give you some tips that will help you avoid these issues.

Stolen Pictures

I love taking and editing pictures of the makeup products I receive, and I also love to create step-by-step makeup tutorials for my blog. Most of the pictures you are going to post online are going to be used on different beauty websites, platforms, and other places without your permission, it is a simple fact every blogger should accept. Probably the most common and simple way to protect your property from thievery is watermarks. You can simply add the name of your blog or the name of your Instagram account to your picture.

Sample Countries

This typical beauty blogger problem is well-known by those bloggers, who write their content in English, but live outside of the US or Great Britain. Let's face the truth, most of the cool blogger opportunities are available only for residents of the United States. So many times my blog was refused by brands when they found out that my blog is based in Brazil.

Free Promo Posts

There are tons of brands, who seek free promo posts on your blog in exchange for a small 'possibility' of exposure on their media accounts of their 'favorite' articles. Please, understand me right, I have nothing against this kind of collaboration with brands, but most of the time they don't share your blog posts, just abuse bloggers' labor and take our time.

Beauty Community

Beauty bloggers' community is not so sweet and friendly, as it looks at the first sign. Most of the time other bloggers treat you as a rival, rather than a friend or blogger buddy. I faced a few little blogging 'disloyalties' myself and now understand things a bit differently. Unfortunately, there is no certain sheltering recipe on how to protect your heart.

Dissatisfied Customers

There are some moments when a sponsored blog post has been published, but the customer is not satisfied with the quality of the content or the backlinks. How to avoid misunderstanding? First of all, you need to discuss all the details with the customer before writing a blog post and, if possible, sign a contract. Then write a blog post and send it to customers. You can use Google docs and send the link by email.
                 
That's all for now ladies and gentlemen thank you so much for reading my post. I hope my little 'bumps' will teach you how to avoid these issues in your blogging career. Please, let me know in the comments what are the typical beauty blogger you've encountered. I want to wish you tons of inspiration and patience along your way. 

Lots of love,
Liz