Name: Jessica Quirk
Industry: Fashion / Social Media
To Buy Her Book: http://whatiworebook.com/
Nowadays when someone states that they are a blogger, people no longer think of the creepy and/or non-showered 28 year old sleeping in the basement of his or her parents’ home. Instead many think of a put together, of course showered, stylish 28 year old with savvy social media skills. This just so happens to be the exact description of Jessica Quirk. You might know her as Personal Style Blogger from What I Wore, but to me she’s a fellow Hoosier who also knows a thing or two about Indiana cornfields, weather, and fashion.
Jessica has mastered the profession of fashion blogging, added author under her title, and has been seen in everything from the New York Post to Marie Claire to The Wall Street Journal. If you’re a fellow fashion blogger wondering how in the world to turn your creative thoughts (a.k.a your blog) into a business or just a fan of Jessica’s impeccable style, look no further. From one blogging Hoosier to another, this Indiana girl sheds some light on what it’s really like to be a fashion blogger, how to monetize it, and what makes it successful. Introducing Jessica Quirk from What I Wore…
ProFASHIONal: Jessica Quirk – in black
Reality Chic – in pink
From one blogging Hoosier to another…
How and why did you first start blogging?
At what point did you realize you could make a living out of blogging?
I’ve read that you now call your blog half business/half blog, what are some of the business aspects we might not expect a fashion blogger to do?
I’m sure you get asked this question all the time, but how do you monetize your blog to keep it a float as a business?
Was your plan always to post photos of yourself wearing outfits or did it just happen?
Do you have any technical advice or tricks of the trade for bloggers or entrepreneurs on how to grow their online site?
You’ve been featured in multiple magazines how did you go about working with these magazines?
I believe working in your passion is key, then find a way to “make it work” as Tim Gunn might say. Do you have any tips for fashion bloggers who want to “make it work” as a blogger?
What are some of the opportunities blogging has granted you?
Taking a photo every day “dressed up” doesn’t give you much time to blog in your pajamas, a nice perk to working from home! Do you ever want to skip a day?
What are some of the skills you’d recommend learning for 20 somethings interested in one day starting their own fashion-related business?
For all my Indiana readers, what was your experience like majoring in apparel merchandising at IU (Indiana University)?
Do you feel that you’re missing out on the fashion opportunities by living in Indiana?
Do you think bloggers are having an effect on the fashion/media industry, and where do you think the industry is heading toward?
Tomorrow meet proFASHIONal: Jenny Fleiss, Co-Founder of Rent The Runway
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