Calling all influencers, explorers, fashionistas, and everyone in-between! 

The Dani The Explorer blog was created as both an educational space for content creators and a hub for folks like you to Explore life’s magic. I write about travel, lifestyle, photo, and social media topics! 

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How to Make Money as a Content Creator Regardless of Follower Count

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Oh, hey there! One of the questions I get asked the most frequently is from folks wondering how content creators make money. I mean, sure, everyone knows that you can make money being an influencer, but…. Like… Where do you even start? I want to help answer that question for you today! In this post, we’ll […]


Influencer Coach and Lifestyle Content Creator Dani The Explorer

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12 Steps on How to Become an Instagram Influencer in 2022

Ever find yourself wondering how to make your influencer dreams happen? No? Well, if you said “no,” I KNOW that’s not true because you’re literally reading this blog right now, lmao.  Anyhow, I don’t blame you for wanting to know! While becoming an Instagram influencer in 2022 isn’t easy by any means, there are SO […]


How Much to Charge for Sponsored Instagram Posts

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How Much To Charge For A Sponsored Instagram Post (Rate Calculator)

Has anyone else noticed that there are NO INDUSTRY STANDARDS WHEN IT COMES TO THE INFLUENCER WORLD? This is especially true regarding how much to charge for a sponsored Instagram post! If you’re landing on my blog after googling something like, “How much do influencers charge per post” or “Instagram influencer rates,” I’m guessing you’re […]


Influencer Media Kit

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How to Create an Influencer Media Kit + Free Media Kit Checklist

PRESS KITS—the one document everyone talks about, but almost no one knows how to actually make one worth looking at. Yeah, you heard me. Just like everything else in the influencer industry, figuring out an influencer media kit is confusing AF.  When I started out in this space, I left Google more confused than ever on […]


Best Aesthetic Photo Editing Apps

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5 Aesthetic Photo Editing Apps to Take Your Pics From 0 to Hero

Okay, is it just me, or has anyone else been obsessed with the “no filter” look on Instagram?What about the film look? What about the coconut girl aesthetic? LMAO. Honestly, I want it ALL. And I have a little secret for you—you can download aesthetic photo editing apps to create these very looks! Well, here’s the thing: […]


Microblogging Instagram captions by Dani The Explorer

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Microblogging Instagram Captions: The Secret to Better Engagement

Instagram has gone through many changes over the years. We have Reels, IGTV, and Guides. These changes make it seem much more complicated to grow on Instagram. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the power of a good microblogging Instagram caption. In this post, we’re going to talk about how you can use this […]



The Camera Gear I Use As An Influencer & Blogger

Post Summary: This blog will give you a breakdown of all the photography gear Scott and I use! As a travel photographer and blogger, one of the biggest questions I get asked is, “What gear do you use?” I never saw the point in investing more money into photography gear until I decided to make […]



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