We all love a gift, but when it comes with strings attached, is it really a gift? 🤔🎁
Since you guys loved Fridays post about getting PAID by brands, I thought I’d talk a little bit about “gifting” - or PR packages/ items/ samples...
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Receiving a ‘Gift’ implies that you are receiving an item as a gesture of goodwill and that nothing is expected in return i.e. payment. So when a brand offers you a ‘gift’ in return for a review/post/picture/feature on your Instagram it undermines the very meaning of the word. They are tricking you into paying them for a product by appealing to your sense of gratitude when using the word “GIFT”. And though this payment is not monetary, it is a chunk of your time, effort and talent that that are using to gain exposure 📸🎁
To get around this, let’s start replacing GIFT with “PR SAMPLE/ ITEM/ PACKAGE” 💭
And to understand WHEN gifting is appropriate- let’s look at the 3 main types* of collaborations...
🎁 True Gifting : receiving an item from a company for free, with no obligation to post. This sounds a bit like “We would love to send you a sample of X to try! If you like it then feel free to share it with your audience”.
🎁 PR Collaborations : when you get sent a PR item for free with the expectation to create content about it. This sounds like “We will send you X for free! In exchange, we’d like you to create 1story post and 1 feed post displaying or talking about X”. This is classed by the government as you working for the brand in exchange for payment (the pr item you were sent) and is therefore TAXABLE INCOME and you must report it to HMRC to be added to your tax bill.
🎁 Paid Ads : When you are sent an item for free AND paid for your time and effort to create content about it. This often sounds like “We would love to work with you on an ad. Please send us over your rates/ media kit so we can agree on your payment. We will also send you X for free”. This is also taxable income... but at least you have some monetary income to cover your taxes... 💸
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*my own terms, list not exhaustive
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A little more of my beach vibe!
Actually I love turtles and I bought these crystal turtles 15 years ago when I took my children to a trip to the Biodome in Montreal, Canada. I was alone with my two boys and my sister and we had so much fun on that trip. I bought these turtles to resemble the two youngsters with their mother, like us 🥰I have lugged them to Dubai when we moved here and struggled to find a resting place for them because they are see through (picture3) and I wanted them to pop! Every item I have in my home has a story and a memory. Turtles in Feng Shui are a symbol of luck, longevity, serenity, and career success. What do you have that means something really special to you?
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Have you heard?!?
Our new Room ID™ moving system is here!! 📦
This bundle includes our new Hangeez™ door hangers, our Roomeez™ box labels, and our Room Chart! All are color-coded to work in harmony with each other.
Our color-coding moving tools are useful for:
🕜 Saving unloading time, especially with helpers/movers who aren't familiar with your home.
💰 Potential money savings if you have pro movers charging by the hour.
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📝 More time to review inventory lists & ensure every item was delivered.
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We always love a good shelfie for #ShelfieSunday but know that styling shelves can also be challenging and daunting. Which is why we teamed up with Aminah from @neatly.living on how to find the fun in shelf styling and also simplify the styling process.
Head over the Homeplistic Journal to read the post and swipe to see some of the beautiful shelfies that were featured on the post! What do you love or hate about shelf styling?
Big changes are coming...
This room is getting a little refresh.
Thank you to everyone who voted on the new Ruggable last week. I am adding the new rug soon and hopefully a new light fixture.🤞🏻
How was your Fourth of July holiday? 🇺🇸
How you can SHOP my decor-
1. Hit the LINK in my bio to automatically shop all decor! 👆🏻
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Happy Sunday y’all ✨ Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend. New rugs were listed Friday and even though this gem sold instantly, there’s still plenty of beautiful rugs available. Head on over now to check them out and ps, a few are on sale ❤️ link in bio
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Paint colour is Fatigue Green by Benjamin Moore.
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The #livingroom and #entryway is the only room on the main floor not tracked with dust and debris from our office/closet remodel I’ve been working away on this week. I’ll be doing touch-up painting, organizing, and cleaning up today But taking some time this evening to grill and hang with Jake and the dog outside on the patio.
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