I’ve heard it often. More and more these days. From my girlfriends’ friends, even a few of my husband’s colleagues had made these questions or comments regarding what I do.
From the least harmful to the one with a certain insinuation such as:
“It is true that your wife is sponsored the brands?”
“How does it work, really? Do you get paid and then promote the products?”
“Must be nice to get free products all the time!”
“And got paid too!”
“Trying out beauty products, sounds easy!”
I’m aware, in general, many people out there are questioning the work of bloggers and influencers (a term I personally don’t associate myself with), especially with the rise of numbers. I get it, it’s a question out of curiosity. But some actually think that we’re just in it for the freebies, or for the money; that brands paid us to say good things about the products.
Well, I’m sorry to disappoint you but it’s not as simple as black and white. Not for me, anyway. Sometimes I feel sad and offended when I’m being passed with that kind of generalization and judgment. That is not fair.