Interview With Elaine Rau From LadyBossBlogger
This month , I interviewed Elaine Rau from Lady Boss Blogger. She is a blogger, influencer, and entrepreneur. Lady Boss Blogger is an educational blog for current and aspiring bloggers, influencers , and entrepreneurs.
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How many hours a day do you work on average?
It varies, depends on how I feel. But I usually wake up at noon and work off and on throughout the day until midnight.
Can you describe/outline your typical day?
Wake up, put on my robe, go downstairs. If it’s Monday I talk to my team on the phone and assign projects, if not, I work on blogging, marketing, and content creation projects.
How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
I am able to pick up and go wherever needed which is a huge blessing. My father fell sick and out of all my siblings, I was the only one who was able to fly there immediately to take care of him and stay for a month until he recovered.
What motivates you?
Helping others realize that they can do anything they put their minds and time into.
How do you generate new ideas?
They just come to me, I’m always cranking out new ideas in my head and thinking about how to make things more efficient and easier.
What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?
Getting sick. Health is your wealth. I eat healthily and maintain a relatively good workout schedule.
What are your ideals?
God first, everything else is secondary.
How do you define success?
Freedom to do what I want when I want.
Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?
Not focusing on the problems but the solutions.
What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
Putting my ideas and creations out into the world and being able to help other people achieve their goals because of it.
What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
Watching my interns grow through my program and move on to do amazing things afterward.
What piece of advice would you give to college graduates who want to become entrepreneurs?
Learn from someone who has done what you want to achieve by offering them something valuable in exchange for their expertise. Hint: you have to know them (and have studied them) well enough to know what they may consider as something valuable.
If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
Nothing, everything happens as it’s supposed to happen.
What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
- Perseverance 2. Discipline 3. Positivity
What entrepreneurial tricks have you discovered to keep you focused and productive in your day-to-day busy schedule?
Keeping a routine, taking breaks, and listening to smooth jazz!
What key activities would you recommend entrepreneurs to invest their time in?
Learning frameworks and testing to see if they work in your business and desired lifestyle. I do this by taking courses and implementing what I have learned.
Who has been your greatest inspiration?
What business-related book has inspired you the most? (or, What is your favorite book?)
How did the idea for your business come about?
Read the full story of how it came about on the Huffington Post here.
What was your key driving force to become an entrepreneur?
It was circumstantial and out of necessity. I was living in a developing country with no job or income and had to figure out a way to make money online immediately.
How did you come up with the name of your company?
I wanted to become a LadyBossBlogger which is why I called it Lady Boss Blogger… and that is exactly who I became.
How did you raise funding for your venture?
How do you build a successful customer base?
By being consistent to build trust, gathering data, and listening to what your audience has to say.
How do you market your business, and which tactics have been most successful?
Every business is different, but branding is super important to get down and knowing who your target audience is so you have a clear voice and direction.
This ends the interview. Leave any questions that you have in the comments.
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