Meet Michelle of Glamour Hippie!


Your name: Michelle Mitchell
Name of your blog: Glamor Hippie
Blog URL:
 www.glamorhippie.com.au
Blog social media accounts:
 Meet Michelle

Let’s get to know YOU:

Tell us a little bit about yourself (mini bio): 
Glamor Hippie originally started as a passion project. Somewhere I could share my experiences of living an organic and chemical free life wherever possible.

Having an idea and the determination I started my little blog. First, I had all the amazing support of my friends and family. Then very quickly Glamor Hippie grew and grew! Every day it gets that little bit bigger and a whole lot better!

Over the past two years, my original little blog has turned into the most unbelievable journey. It’s now a thriving website and brand with the most amazing community. It’s a continual source of inspiration, motivation, and something I’m so very proud of.

What do you do outside of blogging (think school or work):

 

First for foremost I am a Mum to two scrumptious little humans. I have an amazing husband, two gorgeous dogs, and three cheeky chickens. My husband and I own a thriving ICT company that we are both so very proud of.


What do you like to do on your down time?

Love this question! Not a lot of downtime in my schedule with a young family and running two companies! However, making time to have a break is essential. I love to workout, preferably Crossfit and boxing. I love great food, great friends, travel and just spending time with my family.

Blog niche:

Organic chemical free living without compromising style.

What’s the purpose of your blog?

Glamor Hippie is designed for those of us that are passionate about living in the modern world in the healthiest way possible. #CleanLivingWith Style

Who’s your target?

Women wanting to raise their families in the healthiest way possible.

What’s the best way for your audience to contact you?

To keep in touch my audience can subscribe to my weekly newsletter, they can pop comments below any post (I love this), they can contact me via my about page on my website, they can also contact me via any of my social media channels. 

How would you describe your blogging style?

Glamor Hippie is an Ambassador Personality blog. So it’s true reflection of who I am. My style is professional, honest, consistent with a whole heap of passion.

When did you start blogging?

September 2014

What inspired you to start blogging?
I often get asked ‘what made you start Glamor Hippie?’

I found my purpose and passion a couple of years ago. I was at a health retreat in Queensland. This retreat, of course, had no phones, no alcohol, and no coffee. Early mornings, communal dining and I, funnily enough, I wasn’t overly thrilled to go. I thought there would at least be coffee! But it turned out to be a life-affirming moment.

I was the loudest, most overdressed person there. Apparently diamond earrings, lipstick, and mascara didn’t need to be worn to breakfast! Who would have thought? It was of course organic makeup!

There at that coffee-less retreat, Glamor Hippie was born. I realised I was already attempting to live life in the most natural way possible. I already had a chemical free home. I was already obsessed with everything organic. I just realised I was doing with a touch of glamor.

Today with the support of my two extraordinary scrumptious kids and my amazing husband, I continue to grow, develop and share Glamor Hippie with the world.

What’s the biggest change in your life since you started blogging? 

Waking up and being able to work on my passion, my ideas without having to compromise has brought me the greatest joy and sense of accomplishment. Plus I have met some amazing women I wouldn’t have met if I didn’t blog.

Blogging goals:

  • Short term: To continue to stay authentic and grow organically.
  • Long term: Glamor Hippie has endless opportunities to grow and develop! I will develop products/services that align with my brand and that will help my target audience.

If you could start blogging all over again, what would you do differently? 

That list is long! Hahaha. Blogging is an adventure, there is no correct path to success. However, establishing very clear objectives in the beginning helps. You can’t worry about mistakes or missed opportunities, they will get you down. Remember why you started it in the first instance and go for it.

How do you motivate yourself to continue blogging?

I track my success every Monday. I have created a small document where I chart my growth. I celebrate even the smallest growth. This keeps me motivated. 

What attributes has helped you become successful blogger? 

I LOVE people. I love to chat. So my writing style is very conversational, people constantly tell me that when they read my blog it’s as if I am talking to them. 

How have you tried to increase your blog traffic? Which way has been the most successful? 

I have never concentrated on one area. I am consistent across all avenues of bringing traffic in. I have a checklist that I make sure I complete each week, it lists all the areas I want to be active in and in what way.

What’s your favourite social media platform and why? 

Probably Insta, it changes all the time 🙂

Most of your traffic comes from which social media platform? 

Recently Facebook.

What’s your favourite blogging group on Facebook? 

Secret Bloggers Business.

Do you have a freebie for your readers? If so, what is it? Do we need to subscribe to receive it? 

YES! Here is what I say on my site:

Are you looking for fabulous inspiration?

Need fabulous ideas?

Top tips?

Perhaps some tricks to clean living with style?

Then jump on the Glamor Hippie mailing list!

When you join the list you will be the first to receive the latest updates and offerings from Glamor Hippie.

As an added bonus you will also instantly receive your FREE copy Dirty Dozen Clean 15. 

What is this you ask? Well, not all produce is created equal and buying organic isn’t always affordable, I wish it was! This FREE guide will help you source fruit and vegetables with the least amount of exposure to harmful chemicals and pesticides! This way you can buy organic when you need to and save money when buying organic isn’t necessary.

You will also receive a very yummy screen saver as an additional bonus, something to brighten your day. A little gift from me to you!

And as a Glamor Hippie subscriber you will not only be the first to hear about my upcoming challenge 21 DAYS TO LIVING CLEAN WITH STYLE. You will also receive a 20% discount if you sign up. How exciting!

Glamor Hippie is designed for those of us that are passionate about living in the modern world in the healthiest way possible. You will love what Glamor Hippie has to share and joining the tribe is a must.

Join now, then you won’t miss a thing AND claim your FREE goodies!

What’s your greatest win so far with blogging? 

Biggest win is creating something that I LOVE from absolutely nothing.

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve so far with blogging? 

It’s not easy, it can be grueling and thoughts of giving up happen. However, the longer you blog the more you crave it and those thoughts of giving up fade into distant memories.

Has blogging surprised you in any way? If so, how? 

Yes! I never thought about the connections I would make around the world, I was thinking so local when I started. My followers are global and blogging friends too, it’s so amazing.

How often do you publish a post? 

I publish once a week.

Have you had writer’s block? If so, how did you overcome it? 

Absolutely!! I have a break. I need to get away from the keyboard and talk to people, visit new places and get inspired by interacting.

Do you have a blogging schedule? Daily theme? Please share! 

I have a 12 month (52 week) plan established before the start of the year. I have 52 weeks of blog titles that I want to write. I plan them all out in a document. I then plan everything else around that i.e photos, writing time, social media planning.

Have you guest posted for someone?

No, I haven’t as yet.

Do you accept guest posts? If yes, tell us about it! 

Yes. I had a wonderful Nutritionist guest post at the end of last year, it was an amazing collaboration. She also happens to be my best friend! I am a little protective of my blog and she was the perfect person to collaborate with, we speak the same language.

Have you made money from blogging? If so, how? 

Yes, I have made money via affiliate links in the past. I have moved away from this now. I am monetizing my blog with my own 21 day challenge this year. I also have my professional photos done for free, I have my photographers link in my footer of my site as payment. 

How long had you been blogging before you made any money? 

12 months.

Who’s your favourite blogger before you started blogging and why? (Name and blog URL) 

Taralynn @ http://simplytaralynn.com/ 

I love her authenticity and energy.

Who’s your favourite blogger now and why? (Name and blog URL) 

Chyka @ https://www.chyka.com/

Because everything she does is crazy good! It’s worth looking at her site #BlogCrush

What type of blogs are you interested in reading and why?

I like blog similiar to my own because that’s what I am passionate about and interested in.

List the top 5 blogs you are reading currently: (Names and blog URLs)

  1. http://simplytaralynn.com/
  2. https://www.chyka.com/
  3. https://www.drlibby.com/
  4. https://www.nourishedlife.com.au/blog.html
  5. http://www.organicangels.com/blog/live-an-organic-lifestyle/

Give advice to someone who wants to start blogging:

Talking about blogging to people who don’t blog is weird. People automatically think it’s just a hobby. Blogging isn’t seen as a ‘real’ profession. But it is! Don’t get discouraged, find bloggers to be friends with, join Facebook blogging groups and get a support system in place quickly. 

Tell us one thing your readers don’t know about you: 

I have 5 tattoos!

Anything else you’d like to share with us? Go for it!!! 

Knowing who you are is important. Don’t change who you are because you think it will increase the popularity of your blog. Being authentic guarantees success! Also having large numbers doesn’t always mean big money anymore, having a loyal following can produce amazing returns because the right people are wanting what you are selling.

Leave a message for your readers: 

Enjoy every moment at every opportunity, life is amazing, never doubt yourself and go after your passion.


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