These are sent to me by either the brand, their PR company or gifted at an event. I receive different products everything from clothes, beauty products, shoes to tech products etc. At this point in my 'influencer life', I have more than enough products to last me for a lifetime. And I see absolutely no reasons to dishonestly promote things I don't like as hypothetically I would just keep receiving these things. While getting free products is a luxury and cuts down on the cost of buying e.g. new shoes every once in a while I don't believe it influences my opinion all that much considering the aforementioned.
(these posts are marked as #advertisement, #ad or #gift)
This is when I'm paid to write a post or post a picture of specific content. Which is the type of content I have just decided to include in my work (this is explained in the section My approach in the future). I'm lucky to be in a position where I don't rely on influence work for my income, and I treasure my readers, followers and community more than the extra cash I can make from taking in all job offers. This makes me very selective with my paid collaborations and that I only do sponsored posts with brands I really love or identify with.
(these posts are marked as #sponsored)
Not sponsored photography and work related posts
The fact that I primarily work as a photographer and often showcase my work (separated from SoMe) can be confusing due to the combination of my followings, the type of brands that I work with and the blurred lines of the marketing legislation. The legislation does not instruct to mark work like mine as anything specific. Despite the fact that I will take up sponsored work in the future, the majority of my income comes from work that is separated from the SoMe sphere. It is also here my greatest passion of photography lies, rather than solely posting as an influencer. Why I have chosen to clearly state when I showcase my work on my platforms, as I've experienced too often that people are confused about if I simply forgot to mark a sponsored post, when in reality it is client work.
(Showcased work is marked as #work, #mywork or together with #notsponsored)
My platforms (instagram, this site etc) is personal and written and edited by me. The views and opinions are purely mine. This site does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.