Giana: Motherhood Blogger

Name: Giana Vasconcellos

Age: 31

City: Redlands, CA

Main Hustle: My main hustle is a full-time job at a private university in Admissions Advising. I help students seeking higher education to fulfill their outcomes in their career paths and onboard them for success. I’ve been with this university for 6 years!

Side Hustle: Although I have your standard “9-5”, my passion is in writing and creating content to evoke inspiration for other mothers to tap into simplifying life to enjoy the little moments. I run a blog that holds the content I produce, and I currently post and work in the site to build valuable content and create a hub for other working mamas to help keep their inspiration thriving.

How did you get started?: I started blogging back in 2007 in college! I was on blogspot back then and then stopped when I finished school and working full time. One day when I was up at 3am nursing my 3-day-old son, I missed writing. So I made my WordPress site and wrote the first post in years.

When/where do you work on your Side Hustle?: I work on my blog between 9pm-12am because that’s the only time my sweet 3-year-old is asleep for the night! I find a good spot on my couch and get the laptop.

What are the challenges of your Side Hustle?: A lot of the challenges I have are related to motivation. It is incredibly tiring to have 15 hour days, including work and momming. By the time I get to my “me time,” I’m exhausted. So it takes a lot of discipline to be consistent since I do want the site to grow.

What are the rewards of your Side Hustle?: Rewards are satisfaction and creative outlet. Doing something I love. For me. Also the fact that I can reach women who can think, “Wow, me too.”

Who is your greatest supporter?: My greatest supporter is my husband. He sees that I need that time for me and sees that it’s my passion and really encourages me and helps me actually make the time to dedicate to it.

Who/what is your greatest source of inspiration?: My inspiration is other women seeking community. Seeking other voices that sound different but seek the same outcomes.

What is your dream for your Side Hustle?: My dream would be to have my blog reach a large community of women as a hub for inspiration and a space to just be. I would also like to branch out and create day planners and eventually a book based off owning your time.

Do you have any advice for others working on a Side Hustle?: Be true to you. Do not emulate anyone else. Only you can offer the gift you’re given. Be disciplined and consistent.

For more on Giana, check out her blog, follow along on Instagram, or reach out via email to connect or collaborate!

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