Lizzy Hadfield | Blogger & YouTuber, Shot From The Street
I’m lucky to have met so many amazing women through blogging. Lizzy is one of those ladies. She is one of the most hard working people I know. I caught up with her for a quick Q+A.
Introduce yourself and what you do..
What steps did you take to secure your dream career?
Mostly being dedicated! When you start blogging it may take a while to actually see and rewards from the all the hard work, but if you keep going things will be worth it. I started my blog when I was at Uni, and then took it full time when I graduated. The timings were definitely fortuitous because I never left the security of a salary, so the risk felt a lot easier to take. Starting my YouTube channel was also a turning point for me, from then everything started to pick up!
What advice would you give to anyone wanting to pursue the same career?
To keep going, even when you aren’t seeing the rewards you want. Also trial and error is important; you can only learn so much from what other people are doing. If you really want to find what works best for you and for your audience then you have to give things a go and pay attention to the results! It will be the best way to carve out your own path in the world of blogging too.
What has been your proudest moment at work to date? (It could be past or present job)
Definitely building and audience that trusts me, so it’s more of an ongoing moment. It means so much to me when people tell me they bought something because I recommended it, knowing that so many people trust my opinion is something I want to build on more and more.
Who or what inspires you?
My Mum for her work ethic and the way she values her friendships. All of the women in the blogging industry who are doing incredible things, it’s such a privilege to work in a female-led industry. Also Buffy the Vampire Slayer who is literally my biggest icon, and always was when I was growing up. I am Buffy’s Number One fan!
Last book you read…
Apple Tree Yard… it wasn’t very good.
Last album you listened to…
Chance The Rapper, Colouring Book. My favourite songs are; Last Night, Same Drugs and Finish Line.
I don’t have one in particular but some of the best advice I have been given is to treat everyone as if they could give you the opportunity you have always dreamed of. Even if that person doesn’t work for a company you are interested in right now, or whatever criteria might be important to you, you never know where anyone will end up. Don’t ruin a potential friendship, work relationship or opportunity by not being polite or kind to someone.