I’ve got some news! Good news. Exciting news for me. A cool step forward in my life, and my career, which is this, The Sugar Hit. You’re reading it, it’s my job and I absolutely love it. If you’ve ever wondered how I do this for a living, well I do it much the same way that other bloggers do. I get a little money from those ads over in the sidebar there. I get a lot of opportunities to work on other projects which are generated from The Sugar Hit, I wrote a BOOK, and I sometimes partner with brands who will sponsor the blog for a post or a project.
Up until now I’ve actually been pretty slack about brand partnerships. I’ve only taken on a few, though always for products I really like and think you’ll like. And they have almost always come about because people from those brands have approached me. I’m just not great at going and pitching myself and this whole project, because I’m so happy just doing the work, you know?
Writing recipes and sharing secrets and memories and ideas is what I love to do. I like hanging at my house, baking things, putting them on pretty plates/bricks and taking a picture. But, on the realz, that means that I probably haven’t done as well as I could have done. I’m sure there are opportunities to create cool things to share that I’ve missed because I’m not making buckets of money, and I gotta keep the budget in check. Plus I’m just plain terrible at negotiating.
Which is why, drumroll please, I’m so FREAKING excited to tell you this next bit. I have signed with The Remarkables Group! TRG is basically a blogger agency. Meaning that from now on, they will handle all of the blog/brand negotiations around here, and match me up with killer brands and project to work with, if and when they come along. First of all, let me tell you the truth, which is that this will probably have hardly any effect on what you see here. I’ve spent a lot of time chatting to the TRG team about how we’ll work together, and I am confident that you’ll never see anything that makes you do a double take.
Secondly, let me say that I am pretty honoured to be part of the TRG group of bloggers, because they are an amazing bunch. And the final thing I want to say is that this means I will have (hopefully) a little more cash in my back pocket to do bigger, cooler, more exciting and more 6-layered things around here! I’m talking t-shirts, e-books, videos and 1 or 2 other secret thanggggs. Anyway, I’m super excited. I hope you are too. This is going to be a big year!
Let me be the first to congratulate you!
Thanks Nancy, that really means a lot to me. xx
Congratulations!! You’re my hero.
I know what you need to get into the ‘club’, and who the other members are, and it’s so awesome for you!
Thanks Lisa! I’ve been doing this for a pretty long time, and it’s such a great group! xx
Sarah congratulations. I love your blog, bought the book and now can’t wait to see what you do next.
Caroline, thank you so much! This means the world. xx
That’s awesome Sarah, congratulations! I love the blog (and book) already and can’t wait to see all the exciting things coming up :)
Thanks Melita! I love your name, btw. xx
Congratulations! In my non bloggy life I work for a brand that’s recently worked with TRG on a bblogger campaign and they were fantastic – here’s to a potential profesh partnership in the future ;) Congrats lady xxx Bec
Oh cool! That’s awesome, it would be great to work with you (in any capacity)! xx
Congratulations Sarah! I can’t wait to see the big, amazing, awesome things that you have coming your way. We can always use more Sugar Hit in our lives! What a wonderful step forward for you :)
You’re pretty damn ed wonderful xx
Thanks Auntie! xx
go girl! incredible news xoxo
Thanks Lisa! xx
I can’t wait to dive in to some of your recipes!
Thanks Kate! xx
That’s so ace. I’ve always secretly admired how you’ve handled your TSH brand and to now have more dough to make it even bigger is just out of this world! Congratulations!
Edlyn, thank you so much for this comment! That’s really cool to hear – I have no clue what I’m doing, so it’s crazy to have that feedback, thank you. xx
Huge congrats Sarah, must be an awesome feeling, enjoy the ride! Kate x
Thanks Kate! xx
Congratulations!! This is awesome!
Great news Sarah – onward and upward!
I am so excited for you!! You are my baking muse and I can’t wait to see what is next for THE SUGAR HIT!! Congratulations!
Congratulations – i hope it brings lots of new opportunities for you!
Congrats! Well deserved, and I’m sure TRG will do a bang up job connecting you with some awesome opportunities!
Yaaaay! You go girl ;)
Can’t wait to see what you come up with next.
Congratulations! So exciting for you! I’m sure it will be great to take some stress away and be able to really focus on what you love :)
You go girl!
Congratz sarah. Cant wait for more.
Wow! congratulations! That sounds like an amazing opportunity. One that will also allow you to do all the things that you love and not so many of the paperwork, not so fun things. Im so happy for you!
Yay you! Hope lots of opportunities keep rolling in. Totally deserve it x