While I have accepted many collaborations throughout my blogging career, I’ve turned down hundreds and hundreds more. I make decent money blogging, mainly from selling my photos or licensing them to advertising agencies, but it’s not an outrageous amount. It’s hard to turn down hundreds or even thousands of dollars for projects, because who doesn’t want more money? But, I do turn down projects, all the time. In fact, I turned down more than $30,000 in work just last month. I turned down these collaborations because they weren’t products or places I believe in and they weren’t things that felt authentic to me, and some brands even asked me to be dishonest, which is something I’ll never do.