Q&A: Monroe Steele – Blogger with an Impressive Day Job

@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!

Name:

​Monroe Steele​

Astrological Sign:

Taurus​

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 D​doctorate 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 car​eer.

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!

TorontoShay xo

Collage designed by Quinnie Mason

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