Hola mis amores,
This Friday I attended my first Muses event in NYC, the Muses Brands X Influencers panel! First of all, there was free wine (YAS) and the place was PACKED with influencers and bloggers from all walks of life and representing all kinds of niches who came to mingle, network with other bloggers and brands, and to learn more about the business from those who have been there and are doing that!
To be honest, as excited as I get to go to networking events I always feel butterflies in my stomach and get nervous thinking about “What if I don’t make friends? What if I’m stuck in a corner sipping on my wine looking onto the action from afar?” but you have face your fears if you’re ever going to accomplish anything in life, so I sucked it up, socialized and actually made a few friends! Wepaaaa!
So besides the networking, there was an hour long panel on what brands are looking for when working with an influencer and how to pitch yourself to work with brands. The panel included bloggers like Mariann Yip , Robin J & Haley Findlay and brands like NARS Cosmetics & Deck of Scarlet
Here are some of the key takeaways I took away from the night!
1.Work Hard – I heard Robin J say that when she started to take blogging seriously, she worked 90 hour weeks. Hearing that KICKED MY ASS IN GEAR 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 If you want to play hard, travel the world, collaborate with your dream brand and make some actual cheddar in the blogging world, you’ve got to WORK HARD!
2.Stay Engaged – Collaborate with other bloggers, start building relationships with the brands you want to collaborate with that will FIT YOUR BRAND, and stay engaged with your audience.
3.Be Yourself – You’ll only succeed and love what you do by being yourself, staying in your own lane and remembering that it’s not all about numbers.
So to wrap this up, I met like-minded girl bosses, received gorgeous goodies that I can’t wait to try out and learned a bit more insight about this big and confusing blogger world that I love!
I uploaded a bunch of pictures and videos from the event on my Instagram stories throughout the night, so make sure to follow me on Instagram to stay updated on all my future adventures and endeavors 😉.