Kimberly Smith of Penny Pincher Fashion

Meet Kimberly Smith, blogger behind Penny Pincher Fashion, a blog covering affordable fashion and beauty, which includes daily outfits, features on great deals, and simple tutorials for women on the go. 

Kim started her blog has a hobby. As a mother to two kids, she wanted a creative outlet while her kids were in school as well as a way to connect with and help other women. When she founded the website 6 years ago, blogs were fairly new and she had no idea that she would eventually be able to make a living off her passion project.

Kimberly has worked hard to stay true to the original vision that she had for Penny Pincher Fashion, which was to show women how they can look stylish and feel great without spending a fortune. As her audience has grown, Kim has turned down collaborations with great brands whose products are on the higher end of the price spectrum, but Kim wants her readers to know that when they visit her site, the can rest assured that whatever she shares will be affordable and accessible.

Looking forward, Kim has travel plans for Summer 2017 as well as some exciting brand campaigns. She also recently joined the Allure Voices team and writes content for their online articles. Kim uses Lightroom to edit photos, as well as Google Analytics for back-end website statistics and insight. At the end of the day, Kimberly is proud to say that she works hard and is able to provide for her kids because of this. She always puts her family first- making due with the time she has left after tending to their needs. She's managed to stretch that to the best of her ability, growing a following of over thirty three thousand followers on Instagram and tens of thousands of blog readers and subscribers.

Kimberly's advice to aspiring bloggers?

"Make sure you absolutely love it and are passionate about it. There is no guaranteed paycheck when you start a blog, so don’t do it if you’re looking to make money right out of the gates. It takes time, hard work, and patience."