@MonroeSteele is a Doctor of Physical therapy and blogger behind Fashion Steele NYC. After getting her Doctorate from NYU, Monroe started her blog as a way to express herself and her fashion choices when she is not wearing scrubs. In Monroe’s Q&A, she shares advice for those looking to leave their day job to pursue blogging full time. Her response might come as a surprise!
Tell us a bit about your career and how long you have been doing what you do?
I am a physical therapist. I got my Ddoctorate in Physical Therapy from NYU when I was 25. I started my blog in 2010 as a way to express myself and my fashion choices since I was mostly in scrubs my first year as a Physical Therapist.
Tell us about your blog.
Fashion Steele NYC is a personal fashion, travel and lifestyle blog where Luxury, Thrift & High Street Meet.
When did you start blogging and why did you start?
I started in 2010 mostly as an outlet for fashion expression at a time where I was in scrubs most of the time. I wanted to show that look, I have a sense of style too. It was really like a look book of what my life was like outside of work.
Has your role as a blogger/influencer helped you be more effective at your career? Has it hindered you in any way?
I would say it’s helped me to be a better business woman and to ask for what I want. I’ve never been one to shy away from talking about money. I think running Fashion Steele NYC as a business has helped me be laser focused in what I want from my 9-5 career.
What advice would you give to someone interested in blogging as a side hustle?
Don’t do it to make money (because that doesn’t happen for SEVERAL years,), do it only if you’re passionate about it and think it will have some longevity.
What would you say to someone thinking of blogging full time?
Don’t quit your day job. Have a plan and have the means to be able to support yourself first.
Thanks so much Monroe!
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