My City – Your Guide. Sydney with Deb Carr
Traveling is a lot of fun, but it also involves a lot of planning: where and when to go, what to see there… You’re often short on time and the many options can be confusing. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to our first travel guide, where you will get tips on places true locals know and love. Blogger Deb Carr started www.sydneychic.com.au a few years ago. She really knows where and what to do in Sydney and has a fun attitude to life. She is also a baby boomer who made a late career change and is an inspiring woman.
We sat down with Deb to talk about her work and life in Sydney.
TDA: Could you tell us a bit about what you do?
Deb: I wear two hats, firstly I publish Sydney Chic which takes a lot of time but it’s my true passion. Secondly, I’m a social media marketer so I teach small business how to build a website, do their own social media marketing and I also manage social media accounts for a few clients. This also includes editing and writing for their blogs too.
TDA: What does a typical day look like? Deb: First thing is a walk, meditation and goal setting. Then I attend to my own blog and social media, followed by my client’s work. Most days I am invited to review a product, or attend a VIP event or product launch. I also attend quite a number of restaurant reviews so I’d have to say my days are fun. I love my work. Totally in love with it. Nothing makes me happier than being sent a product and I have to come up with great instagram photo.
TDA: What are the best and worst parts of your work?
Deb: The best parts are the people I meet, the events I attend and the satisfaction of people appreciating that I’ve shared a social media post or blogged about their product or service. The worst part is I don’t have enough hours in the day, my days fly by. It can get a little lonely working from home however that doesn’t last long because I am always out somewhere.
TDA: Many people wonder… how do bloggers earn a living?
Deb: I use my blog to leverage my business, so I earn money from my marketing services, in saying that I do get paid for sponsored posts or social media and I receive a lot of products to review and keep.