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Did you get the “Friends” reference? If you did, you’re already my best friend.  If not, just send me a box of cheese cake and we will be good!

A #girlboss doesn’t wait for people to reach out to her but instead, she goes out and make things happen.  But girl, it get exhausting.

My typical day involves me reaching out and negotiating with brands for at least a couple of hours a day.  I do truly love it but I’m going to be a whiner for a second.

Girl, I just want all these brands to reach out to me, tell me how awesome my page is, and just give me deals.  Why don’t you just like me??? Chapter One. Okay I have to stop with these references.  But it is truly like the girl from the episode when Joey sent everyone to the one woman play.  I just want to complain about how I don’t have my email filled with pitches from brands but it’s not going to happen.

Here’s my break down of why this is happening to me and how we can overcome this little whiny hump.

I went back into my emails and did a little analyzing like I always do and tried to figure out a trend.  The reality is that retail companies are not reaching out because Summer/Fall are the “slower” times of the year.  People are typically spending their money on vacations and not so much on products.  Winter is our time BABY!

Here are some solutions that I think will be helpful to help you get over this “dry” spell.

Read some retail and market place articles.  Provide yourself a general sense of how retail is doing during the time you are feeling like business is slow.

Take a look at your pitch again.  Maybe you are saying something that isn’t resinating with the brands.  Send out some emails with the revisions and see what comes back.

Don’t take the “no” so personally.  This is what I need to do babe! If they answer you, it means that it’s an opening for you to build a relationship.  It could be that a collaboration or a sponsorship is not in their budget right at that moment.

I hope these tips will help you through this annoying time.  You know you can always reach out to me if you need any help.  Collaboration over competition.

 

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