We are thrilled to welcome Elaine Rau, founder and CEO of LadyBossBlogger.com, LadyBossBloggerShop.com, and ElaineRau.com. The go to LadyBoss for entrepreneurs and bloggers with over 150,000 females world wide taking advantage of her signature courses on monetising and operating a successful blog!
You're Lady Boss Blog is inspiring! What inspired you to bring it to life?
It was circumstantial! I had lost my job, my home, and my brother-in-law all in one week and was stuck in a developing country where I had no friends, no job, and couldn't speak the language so I had to reinvent myself somehow which is why I started blogging. You can read my full story on ladybossblogger.com
What quote do you live by?
"You need to make time, otherwise you won't have time." In other words, if something is important to you, you will make time for it. A lot of people tell me they can never "find the time to blog"... you know what I tell them? ;)
What is your favorite self-care ritual that makes you feel good?
Getting a full-body deep tissue massage.
Being a Lady Boss, what is your top tip on being successful as an entrepreneur, blogger, or social influencer?
Be consistent in everything you do. People ask me how I was able to accrue 200K followers across all my social channels in less than 3 years and I tell them it's because for 3 years I posted every single day on my blog and on all my social channels. When you're consistent, you become a reliable source of information, and when people know what kind of content you produce, they know when and where to look out for it which is how you build an audience.
Often in life we prioritise our friends, family, partners and even strangers, over yourself. How do you practice self care in your daily life and what tip could you share to help readers stay committed, first and foremost, to themselves?
If you say YES to something, you're saying NO to something else. If you say yes to helping your neighbor, you could be saying no to spending time with your kid if they ask you to hang out with you right after you just said yes to your neighbor. For every yes you say to someone else, you must say yes to yourself just as much otherwise you won't be useful to anyone because you'll get burnt out.
What does being a Lady Boss mean to you?
It means having a platform to mentor and raise up the next generation of lady bosses! My desire is to be a part of the change and movement of empowering college girls who are entering the working world by equipping them with the necessary skills to do what it is that they want to do and become the lady bosses they were born to be. I do this through my internship programs. Apply here: ladybossblogger.com/career.
We live by the motto one action and one person CAN make a difference! What is one small action you take to live a more sustainable life?
I'm going organic with all the products that I use daily starting with the products I use in the bathroom such as my soap, shampoo, and of course my new Ritology razor!