Name: Haley Goodman
City: Southaven, MS
Side Hustle: Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger at Art Fashion Fun (with art by my mom, Sally Wilson)
How did you get started?: My husband, Parker, works for a contracting company that mostly builds hospitals. When the hospital is finished being built, we move to the next place where he is assigned to build another hospital. This makes it hard for me to use my elementary and special education degrees because we are typically only in one place for 1-2 years. So when I left my teaching job in Fayetteville, Arkansas, I decided to dive head first into the blogging world. I had been thinking about it for a long time, and I knew it would be something I could do consistently no matter where we live and how long we’re there.
When/where do you work?: From the time I wake up to the time I go to sleep! My posts go live on my blog, Facebook, and Pinterest at 6:30 am Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and I typically post on Instagram around 8 pm every night. I work from my phone and/or laptop, so I can work anywhere that has Wifi. I do typically work from home though.
What are the challenges of your Side Hustle?: Making myself disconnect. There is always something to do or a new idea that pops into my head that I want to act on right then! Whether it’s content to create, emails to answer, pictures to take/edit/link, it’s hard to turn off work mode and put my phone/laptop away.
What are the rewards of your Side Hustle?: Connecting with so many other women! Parker and I have to move so often that it’s hard to create a new group of friends every time we move to a new place.
My blog has become a community that has reconnected me with people I grew up with and connected me with women I never would have met, and that brings me so much joy!
Who is your greatest supporter?: My husband, Parker. My family is amazing too, but Parker has been the man behind the camera for almost an entire year now, and it is certainly not always an easy job 🙂 He has been my biggest encourager and constant source of support.
Have you received recognition for your work?: Being invited to join RewardStyle (most people know it as LIKEtoKNOW.it) after 3 months of blogging was extremely exciting! Working with Neutrogena was also an amazing opportunity.
What is your dream for your Side Hustle?: To continue growing my blog, working with brands I love, and helping women find affordable, yet stylish outfits that make them feel confident and look good!
Do you have any advice for others working on a Side Hustle?:
Go for it and be unashamedly you! I put blogging off for way too long because I was so scared of what people would think. Don’t let this fear hold you back. Go for it and let your personality shine!