Collaborating with Brands-Tips from a Small Biz Owner

Hi everyone! In today’s post, I’ll be giving tips on how to collaborate with brands., Just so you know this advice is mostly for instagrammers (?) but feel free to collab as a blogger!

*Sorry I know a lot of posts about small business related things, let me know if you like that. Also, I wrote this in one sitting, so sorry if I made any mistakes 🙂 *

So lots of micro influencers have been reaching out to my brand, Chaudeande and I thought I would give some advice.

1. Have Content

Before you reach out to a brand claiming you are a mini influencer, build an engaged following and maybe share some videos or pictures of products from businesses similar to businesses you want to collaborate with.

2. Interact

Before you reach out to a brand, follow them and interact with some of their posts. Like a post or two, then leave a genuine comment. You could say “I love the color! What a great design!” or ” This is so cute! I love your feed!”. Brands like will notice you and like that a lot more than a simple “🤩”.

3. Personalize the Message

When reaching out to brands, don’t copy and paste the same message. In the message you send asking to collaborating, you could mention

  • Products you like
  • Why you want to collab
  • How the brand can benefit
  • Some info on your audience

Example: Hi! My name is Chloe and I was wondering if Pura Vida Bracelets collaborates with mini influencers? I have 11k Instagram followers, 84% thirteen to nineteen year olds. I love the Pura Vida brand message and have happily purchased many times. I absolutely love the original bracelet in white and the daisy studs. Thank you for your consideration, Chloe

4. Be Willing to Purchase

If you are going to reach out to a business, promote their products, and convince other people to purchase, it would only make sense if you yourself have purchased and have products from that brand. This will show the business that you are commited.

5. Accept any answer

Here’s what to do if…

They don’t reply: Kindly follow up

They say no: Tell them thank you for the consideration and move on. Don’t call them names or bug them, especially if it is a small business. Small business owners have a lot of work to do when running a business. They don’t have time to explain why the aren’t looking for ambassadors.

Ask you to fill out a form or email: Do so immediately and stay excited about collaborating.

6. Promote, Promote, Promote!

If you do end up collaborating with with a business, go above and beyond and constantly promote their products! Be very passionate. Brands really appreciate this and it shows your audience that this is not a basic collaboration.

Types of Collaborating

The Basic Collab: A brand sends you a product or two, and you post about it on your feed and maybe your story. They may get a code to share with friends, family, and followers that will last a day, week, or month.

An Ambassador: An ambassador will take pictures every month, or more often for typically 3 months, but it can last longer. Ambassadors should be very passionate about the brand. They will have a code that will last the whole time they are an ambassador, maybe longer.

A Model: Similar to an ambassador, a model will take pictures of them using the product or holding it. If you want to be a model for a brand, you should probably be comfortable sharing pictures of your face because that is likely what brands expect from a model. They may not get a code or be expected to post on their feed featuring the businesses products.

That’s all for today’s post! Let me know if you have any questions, because I would be happy to help. Also, let me know if you want to see me collaborate with brands, or discuss more about my small business, Chaudeande.


9 Things I Love from Small Businesses

Hi everyone! In today’s post, I’ll be mentioning 9 things I love from small businesses.

This is not a sponsored post/collaboration/affiliate post.

An Hourly Planner

I’ve mentioned this planner before, but it is just so cute and useful! I usually plan my day the night before because it gets me excited and prevents me from being bored because I’ll always have something to do written on a aesthetically pleasing notepad.

Cute Summer Tees

Pastel shirts with places on them are better than anything! I don’t know what it is but I love the Glo’s brand!

A Sage Star Phone Case

I love how this phone case is simple but has sage green (my favorite color💚) and stars, which is probably the cutest shape!

These Stickers

These stickers from Rylee’s Stickers have such positive vibes and colors are bright. I just love looking at them.

Focus on the Good Hoodie

I absolutely love all of the items from acs aesthetic. This brand is my favorite and I can’t wait to get something from the upcoming launch on June 14th!

Multicolored Wax String Bracelet

This bracelet has such summery colors and I love the style! It’s also such a good price.

Seed Beed Bracelets

The bracelets from COCU are so cute! I love their Instagram feed.

Cotton Candy Keychain

Just thought I’d throw in my favorite keychain from my shop Chaudeande.

Let’s Go Sunset Chasing Tote

This tote is so cute! I don’t really go sunset chasing because the sunsets are not that great here, but the pictures have the best lighting.🌆

That’s all for today’s post! I hope you enjoyed reading 🙂


My 2022 Summer Bucket List

Hi everyone! In today’s post, I’m going to share 20 things I want to do this summer!

  1. Have a bonfire

We have a bonfire every summer, so it’s a tradition. I can’t wait to make smores!

2. Make friendship bracelets

I haven’t made friendship bracelets in a while because I don’t have the patience. I would love to make some like these!

3.Have a Picnic

Picnics like this are so cute and I thought it would be perfect for summer!

4. Go roller-skating

I’ve only been roller-skating a few times so I would love to get better at it. I’ve been thinking about buying some skates this summer

5. Celebrate Christmas in July

I even made this cute collage!

Celebrating Christmas in July would be so fun. I think it would be cool to buy a bunch of things online and open them all on the same day. I would probably do this on July 25th so don’t be surprised if I post about it…

6. Make a Smoothie Bowl

Pictures of smoothie bowls are so so cute! They always look so delicious!

7. Decorate my room with pictures

Something like this where my wall is like a Pinterest board would be so cute! I would love picking out all of the pictures!

8. Play beach volleyball

another collage 🙂

I absolutely love volleyball and it would be so fun to play at the beach!

9. Go to a baseball game

Going to a baseball game is another summer tradition. Tbh concessions stands are my favorite part!

10. Build a fort

It’s been so long since I built a fort. They are so cute and would be a great photo op.

11. Have a spa day

I would love to have a day where I just take a bath and use a face mask!

12. Visit a flower field

Flower fields are soooo cute, and I’ve never been to one. Not only are they another great photo op, but I could have a picnic there (two in one!).

13. Have a photoshoot

collage number three…

An all day photoshoot would be amazing!! I would love going around town and taking pictures any and everywhere!

14. Paint

This is a very simple one but definitely fun. I’ve actually made the one with the birds before.

15. Bake a cake

A simple cake like this would be very entertaining, especially if I made it from scratch!

16. Make macrame rainbow earrings

I already make macrame rainbow keychains and twine ornaments so all I would have to buy is the earrings. This is probably my favorite thing on my summer bucket list because not only would it be soooo enjoyable, but I need more earrings. I would love to put some like these in my shop!

17. Go bowling

I haven’t been bowling in so long, so it would be great!

18. Shopping spree

Shopping sprees are not just for summer, but they are definitely a lot more fun!

19. Make bath bombs

For my friend’s birthday, we went to Buff City Soaps and made bath bombs. It would be the best summer boredom buster!

20. Start a scrapbook

I tried starting a scrapbook a couple of summers ago, but all I did was buy the book. A scrapbook like this would be so cute and a great activity when hanging out with my friends!

Okay, that’s all for today’s post!


I’m back!

Hey everyone! I’m finally back. It’s a long story, for another day, when it’s summer and the sun goes down at 8 instead of 6.

Lots has happened since I’ve last posted. It’s been a year or so. Give me a second I’m looking. Okay it’s 287 days.

So far, I have entered 7th grade, played lots of volleyball, jumped in leaves, stuffed my face during a thankful time, and yeah that’s about it.

I’ve been pondering about making a logo type thing for my profile picture and I’ve got a few ideas. Let me know what you think!

That’s all for this week’s post! Bye!

Achievements, Uncategorized

A Year of Capablechloe1 !

Hello readers! I’m am SO VERY sorry that I haven’t posted in who knows how long, but life is ever so busy. I’ve been reading the classic Little Women by Louisa May Alcott for the first time and I admire the writing style.

Etsy Shop Update

Lately, I’ve been taking better pictures for my Etsy shop, Chaudeande. I’ll show a few.

Not only have I been taking better pictures, but I might change my logo. I don’t want to change it to often, in fact I think after this I won’t change it. But here’s the logo I might change it to:

Ok I just changed the logo, and here’s what my Etsy now looks like.

I changed the background because I realized the old background was the same color as one of the flower colors. Here’s a close up.

I am so glad I change it because the old one didn’t really match the aesthetic I wanted. The new one has different colors, but the same font, so I’m not changing EVERYTHING.

You can check out my Etsy Shop, Chaudeande here!

Celebrating a Year of Capablechloe1

I originally wrote this post as a May 2021 post, and I was going to share one of my first poems, but then I found my first post! It was posted on May 17, 2020. It has been a year now, and a lot has changed in my life and on my blog. I thought I would share my first ever post.

Welcome to my blog. This is where I’ll express my thoughts and feelings about the world around me.
My name is Chloe. I turned 11 in February. I have 4 siblings, who tend to drive me crazy. I have blonde hair and blue eyes. I am also learning French on Duolingo . I am doing this blog because I think it will be a fun experience.

Can’t wait, Chloe🙂

I am now 12, I still have 4 siblings (luckily) and I am still learning French on Duolingo. I have actually passed a year streak.

I have over 75 posts now, and 30 lost drafts. They have been abandoned but maybe I’ll use some of the content. Some day…

If it wasn’t for Vincent Ehindero, I might not have ever had any of my blogger friends. He nominated me for my first blogger award nomination, and he posted about me on his blog. He helped my double my followers when I first started, and I am forever grateful. Thanks again Vincent!

To finish off my-yay!- blog celebration, I thought I would add a poem. Here is the first poem I ever posted:

the sun is shining
so I am shining with it
green grass I lay with

A blow from the wind
My hair swaying in the breeze
It’s been a rough day

zooms by is a car
from home I am very far
a moment to breathe

the world is busy
don’t need you going crazy
remember to rest

Well, thanks for reading my blog, and I hope to see you back again!


Read This

Hey everyone I’m so sorry but I’ve been thinking and I’m going to switch to writing monthly posts,so they can be of better quality and because it can be exhausting.

Also, apologies to my email list. I’m working on it.

Thank you!



My Blog Struggles 2

I first posted about my struggles back in June.(First Blog Struggles Post).This is the second My Blog Struggles post, because I’m STRUGGLING.

It’s no longer summer or quarantine and I’m having a hard time writing posts. I’ve missed it. It was so easy to write a post because all I had was free time. I’m always distracted. My siblings are loud not to mention that the youngest sibling just came over and yelled in my ear. It was slightly peaceful before that.
I am so behind on blogging awards that I can’t even count them. It’s crazy. I only work on them once every month. I’m just now realizing this. Not only am I behind on awards but reading posts. I’m scared to start. For most blogs, I do a daily digest, but most of them are going to spam. If spam is in the trash for more than 30 days, it’s automatically deleted. Blog parties help me catch up on any blogs I forgot about or had weekly digest that went to spam then trash. I think I should do another blog party soon to catch back up on blogs I haven’t visited recently.
Even writing this is a bit tricky. I’m only 11, and I’ve never been good at identifying paragraphs. I know that it’s for a new subject, but sometimes it’s hard to tell if it’s a different subject. According to Grammarly, I make a lot of mistakes while typing. Normally, I’m a good speller. I have a story on that but I’ll tell you in a different post. I’m not sure that’s true. I might forget.
I started this blog writing poems, but I’ve started getting off track. I like to write more than poems, but it’s not that easy. My last poem was written on November 6th, which was 23 days ago. I’m trying to write one once every 2 weeks at least. I’m not succeeding. I am having a hard time coming up with a topic. I know people like poems they can relate to.
At the end of posts, people have a sign-off, I have one, too, but I only remember to put it up 50% of the time. It’s not a lot of work, but I forget and it can be exhausting. I have so many pictures in my pic gallery thing that it takes a while to reach it.


Email List “Fun”& Stats

Please welcome…

The newest member of my email list. 🙄Delete.

Now, some good news.

My posts completely boosted my stats!

Also, I’m trying to catch up with awards, but it’s hard. I’m really trying.

Rae Longest says “I, Ms. Rae, am very busy with grading mid-term papers (six pages each, 24 papers) and have not been visiting blogs for a while. I will be back to “normal” soon and will enjoy my younger friends once again. I don’t want you all to think I’ve lost interest.”


Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award

Pretty, Plus and Proud

Thank you to http://www.artpsychoblog.wordpress.com for this nomination. I am, as always, honoured to have my writing recognized and appreciated. Check out artpsycho’s blog for some great and very enjoyable reading content. This blog covers topics like art and craft, book reviews and travel, something for everyone.

This is one of 3 awards that I’ve been nominated for so be prepared for a couple more similar posts. I am beyond grateful for anyone who feels my blog deserves such wonderful accolades! Thank you!


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