Name: Denise Dinkins
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!