Denise: Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger

Name: Denise Dinkins

Age: 29

City: Mobile, Alabama

Main Hustle: Workers Compensation Case Management

Side Hustle: Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger

How did you get started?: Being a fashion blogger had always been a dream of mine, but I was too scared to pursue it. Having a wonderful support system (friends and family) really pushed me to step out of my comfort zone. I started an Instagram this year back in August, and shortly afterward I started my site. I LOVE doing this, and I have never been so motivated to blog than I am now! I have talked to so many wonderful women and successful bloggers, and they give me genuine feedback and advice. I love it!

When/where do you work on your Side Hustle?: I work on my Blog/IG posts during my lunch break while I am at work, when I get off of work, and mainly during the weekends.

What are the challenges of your Side Hustle?: My biggest challenge is finding a balance between my side hustle and quality time with my family.

What are the rewards of your Side Hustle?: I love meeting so many supportive women who share the same goals and interests that I do! I love taking photos and I love fashion, so I am doing what I love to do.

Who is your greatest supporter?: My husband and my best friend are my biggest supporters.

Who/what is your greatest source of inspiration?: I admire a couple of bloggers who are successful in what they do. I write them, and they respond and really motivate me and help me to push forward.

Have you received recognition for your work?: No I have not YET; however Steve Madden did ask to use one of my photos of me wearing a pair of their shoes for marketing programs! Of course I agreed!

What is your dream for your Side Hustle?: My ultimate dream/goal is to be able to work successfully on my own time. I want to be able to do paid partnerships for clothing companies.

Do you have any advice for others working on a Side Hustle?:

DO NOT GIVE UP! Success takes hard work and motivation—it doesn’t happen overnight. If it’s your passion, you can make it happen. It will be so worth it in the end!

To learn more about Denise, check out her blog, follow along on Instagram and Facebook, or reach out via email to connect or collaborate.

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