Money Saving Hacks to Blog on a Budget
When most people are starting out in the blogging world, they don't usually have a ton of money to invest in it. I know I didn't! And to be quite frank, I feel like a lot of us are not even sure that blogging is something we want to do forever.
We feel like we want to test it out and see if it's a good fit for the long term. And when that's the case, we're not interested in throwing hundreds and hundreds of dollars towards it. So I'm here to tell you that you can absolutely work with the bare minimum (when you're starting out) without blowing up your expenses!
And we all know how much I L.O.V.E. saving money so I thought it'd be fun to share a quick hack for saving some moolah as a blogger.
One of my favorite Ways to Save Money as a Blogger
One of the first steps you should take when trying to cut back on expenses is learning how to DIY stuff. Every penny counts, right? In addition to this list of some of the best ways to save money, I highly recommend you DIY your own logo!
When you initially setup your blog it might be tempting to reach out to graphic designers or professionals and have them design a custom logo for you. But it is so pricey and (in my opinion) very unnecessary! This is one of the places you should cut costs if you can do it yourself. Which brings me to my next tip...
But how do I diy my logo?
My recommendation is to head on over to Canva! I'm a huge fan of this site and I use it nearly every single day that I'm working on my business.
The site itself is very user-friendly and and you can easily whip up a no-frills, minimalist logo in a short amount of time. They also have a ton of fonts, colors, and graphics that you can use to spruce up your work and really make it your own.
Just FYI: some of the premium graphics are a paid option but I honestly don't think you'll even need any of them to reach a finished product. My successful approach has been to keep things very minimalistic and clean and you'll have a logo that turns out great.
In fact, this is my logo and while I handmade this (very!) minimalist design with Photoshop, I honestly could've done it with Canva. (Pssstt...I just used Photoshop Elements because I had it on my computer but you can seriously get away with using Canva for free.)
That's my quick tip for today guys! Remember- there are times to spend and times to save, and your logo is definitely one of those areas where you can go cheap/free.
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