To me the following females embody everything Darcy Adventures is about. Bad ass bitches making a name for themselves in less than conventional ways, being themselves, and nailing it.
1. Lauren Bullen of @gypsea_lust
Instagram following: 1.6m
Starting out simply as an account for her to share her passion for photography, Lauren’s Instagram account quickly blew up at when Insta community became obsessed with her lust-worthy photos, taken in beautiful locations around Australia. She had 16,000 followers when she received her first paid offer from a brand, and soon after became inundated with opportunities to get paid to travel around the world.
She then took the leap to leave her full time job as a Dental Assistant and now boasts an impressive 1.6million followers on the social network. In a recent interview with Cosmopolitan magazine it was reported that she easily earned a six figure salary from her online business, and won’t do a promotional post for less than $3,000USD. One post! Now that’s NAILING IT.
2. Alex Baackes of alexinwanderland.com
Instagram following: 76.4k
I first discovered Alex when I was planning my first proper overseas trip to Thailand in 2013 (WTF, where have my twenties gone?!). I was so green so I needed all the help I could get. Alex spends a lot of time in Thailand so was the perfect resource, and her posts were so inspiring, helpful, and relatable. I instantly warmed to her and her story, and have been following her ever since. She was probably one of the first travel bloggers I ever came across, and has definitely remained one of my favourites.
She started blogging in 2011, and has grown her following to over 80k on her blog and 76.4k on Instagram. She still continues to travel around the world, blogging about her experiences and educating people on how to pursue a similar lifestyle, while also working as a freelance writer, graphic designer and photographer. Inspiration central.
3. Hannah Martin of intrepid-introvert.com
Instagram following: 59.5k
After graduating from University with a degree in Accounting Hannah quickly realised office life wasn’t for her and hoped on a place to explore the world. Girl – I can relate to this. She’s now been travelling for over 2 years and has figured out how to make internet land work for her, being able to fully fund her travelling lifestyle from the road. She has her own personal brand, Intrepid Introvert, then freelances on the side as well.
I find Hannah so inspiring in amongst the millions of bloggers out there because she’s so relatable – she’s just an ordinary bad ass bitch getting shit done and chasing her dreams. She makes the lifestyle seem attainable. She’s actually the reason I started this blog, after discovering her blog and Behind Closed Doors, a subscription service she’s created with her partner Nate (also a travel blogger – www.worldnate.com) to share everything they have learnt from making money online. I’ve subscribed and found it invaluable – highly recommend if you are also looking for a way to make money online!
Who do you find inspiring? Who motivates you to get out their and live your most truthful life? Share in the comments below so we can discover them too! #sharingiscaring
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