I already have a blog with an OK following-- probably not as good as it could be, but it's decent enough. I would want the review/giveaway blog to be separate, but could promote it from my Seasons of Joy blog. I have a very specific purpose in mind and would be fairly focused in what I would promote. I just have no idea how to get started.
I do actually have the name and the blog placed already, but no content, again, because I am not quite sure how to begin.
Do I just start by reviewing stuff? By promoting other people's giveaways? How do I promote the blog? If I do a review or post an etsy treasury or something like that, do I let the business know?
Is the market saturated? Is this destined for failure? I don't think I see a whole lot out there that's specifically in the niche I want to cover.
I'm not a blogger so I can't answer many of your questions but just a word of warning. The FTC seems to be taking a harder look at bloggers in terms of reviews, recommendations, etc. There is some concern that many bloggers are promoting things for money and their readers might not understand that (and therefore take the recommendation with a grain of salt). I've seen some pretty crazy things out there lately
Anyway, I'd recommend a very clear disclaimer to stay out of trouble. I'd think you'd have less issues since your blog would specifically be for reviews and giveaways but it's hard to say what the government is going to do sometimes.
Best of luck! Hopefully you get some good answers :)
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