I always love when readers and followers ask questions – Q&A is my thing. Sometimes, I get asked certain questions more than others. Here are a few that I tend to get asked often.
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING? I’m a full time influencer + content creator. I also teach content creators how to monetize via masterclasses & webinars and sell products (t-shirts, mugs, etc.)
HOW DID YOU STARTED? Honestly, it was as simple as starting a blog on Blogger in 2008 and then buying my own domain in 2009 and writing about what I liked and sharing it with others. I got a little bit more focused in 2013 and got consistent (posting 2 to 3 times a week) and worked with brands more often. I had no idea what I was doing in the beginning, I just knew one day I wanted to work for myself full time.
HOW DO YOU GET PAID? Through brand partnerships, affiliate programs/links, sponsored content (site, social or video) or sales from my masterclasses, info products or merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, etc).
I LOVE YOUR LAYOUT. WHO DESIGNED YOUR SITE? Thanks so much. My old blog was on WordPress, then Squarespace (2016) and now, I’m back on WordPress. I’m using a template called Soledad by Penci Design.
WOULD YOU BE MY MENTOR? While I’m incredibly flattered, my schedule doesn’t allow me to make such a commitment.
I JUST STARTED A BLOG. ANY ADVICE? Be consistent, create what you’re excited about and use social media to promote. Talk to and with your audience and be yourself. People can see through the fluff!
WHAT KIND OF BRANDS DO YOU WORK WITH? While I talk about a lot of topics here on the site, I only work with brands I believe in and actually like. This covers an array of niches and industries, but if I like it and it’s a good fit for my audience, I’m open to it.
I LOVE YOUR PICTURES. WHAT KIND OF CAMERA DO YOU USE? Thanks a million. Currently, we use a Canon 6D with a 24-105mm lens. We edit with Abode Lightroom or Photoshop.