Meet Laureen Uy, a fashion blogger from the Philippines. An inspiration to many for her dashing and daring fashion combinations, and her equally endearing personality. With more than 175k likes on Facebook, 450k followers on Twitter and 480k on Instagram, her blog is one of the most visited ones. This is her story.
I started blogging because I wanted a personal/ visual diary for myself. I never thought it could actually be my career.
When did you get an idea to launch your own blog and how important is it for you be online?
I was an intern for Candy magazine when I was 15 and I was really into dressing up so I decided to open a personal style blog. I’m online almost 6 hours a day. I’m addicted!
Did you have someone help you make the website or did you do it by yourself?
Before I did it all by myself, but now I have a tech team.
I had an online shop before called Stylebreak and wanted to link my blog name with it that’s why I came up with Break My Style. It simply means to break away from your safe side, experiment and like a colorful life.
How much time do you spend blogging?
2 hours editing photos and writing/4 hours answering emails.
I use Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to promote my blog.
Is there a way to monetize (make money) through a blog?
Yes. Through side banner ads, sponsored posts and a lot more.
Would you encourage other people to make their own blogs?
Please give us some advice for new bloggers and for people who are still not sure if they need a blog of their own?
Be unique and invest in a new camera.
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