Who told you to start your business?
My friend Karla @karlareed told me I needed to start sharing my outfits on Instagram because I had a knack. I told her I’d give it a whirl because I really needed an outlet from the daily mom grind of my husband working late and lotssss of diapers. It’s crazy how something so amazing started with a simple suggestion from a friend.
What were you doing before your business?
I was a full-time mom of 4 kids, ages ranging from 6 to 1. Before that, I was an event planner. I was knee deep in momlife and a much needed a creative outlet. I’d use nap time to take selfies and flat lays. It was so satisfying to use my creative side and I think it made me a better mom.
How did you know what to name your blog?
I went back and forth about naming my blog “Shalice Noel” because so many people don’t pronounce my name right, but I always loved my middle name. So, I put both together and I liked the ring of it. Shalice Noel was born.
What inspired you to start your business?
I remember sitting at the edge of my bed, praying a desperate prayer, “God I need to supplement our income. I’d love to work from home and it has to be a pretty special job because I have a houseful of children.” And with that, left the prayer and kept being a full-time mom. Fast forward two years, I heard about rewardstyle, signed up as fast as I could, and started to make commission checks. It almost brings tears to my eyes thinking about how grateful I was for my first check! I could stay home with my babies, share my love of fashion and get paid. It’s really special and I don’t take it for granted.
What is the most challenging thing about having an influencer business?
Staying creative and not comparing your business to someone else’s.
What would you tell yourself when you first started?
Haters gonna hate, keep taking risks, be kind and work hard!
Is there anything that helped your business?
When my husband started helping me. I think we grew closer in our relationship and his business know-how helped strengthen my business overall.
What tools or apps have helped your business?
If I had to narrow it down to two, Lightroom for photo editing and Freshbooks for accounting.
I hope you guys enjoyed this and it answered some of the questions you’ve had about how and why I got started in this crazy blogging and influencer world. Like I said above, if you have more questions about any topic, send them on in because I’d like to start doing more reader-inspired posts!
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