What I Know Now: Erin Moody
Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger
name: Erin Moody
hometown: Mobile, AL
I currently work full-time as a Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger, www.moodywife.com. I started my fashion and lifestyle blog as a hobby in my free time while I was still working in a corporate office. On weekends, my husband Michael would take photos of me to post on my blog and Instagram. My blog was growing steadily, and I was getting more and more opportunities in social media influence marketing. Influencer Marketing is based on endorsements and brand partnerships that provide a more authentic method of advertising by collaborating with real people that audiences feel they can relate to. In May of 2021, I graduated with a Masters in Business Administration and went full-time with my blog. It has been incredible to watch God pave the way for me to have my dream job. God has provided for us, and continues to do so. The blogger/influencer industry is HARD work, but totally worth it. We now live in Spanish Fort, Alabama, and my handsome husband is still my amazing photographer.
When I was a little girl, I was obsessed with fashion and playing dress-up. I remember going with my mom to Hobby Lobby. She would always let me pick out fabric and ribbon, and I would use staples to make a “purse” when we got home. My parents have always encouraged me to be myself and not worry about what people think. My mom especially has always made me feel like I can do anything. The way she has believed in me, even when I didn’t always believe in myself, is one of the main reasons I am who I am today.
I graduated in 2017 from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas and moved to Montgomery, Alabama to be near my now-husband Michael, who I had been dating long distance. While he finished school, I got an entry-level admin job. We got engaged in 2018 and moved to my hometown of Mobile, Alabama where I got a different admin job, and my blog started to grow on the side.
favorite thing about career:
I love so many things about this career. I get to be creative. I work for myself. I have the opportunity to partner with amazing brands whom I have shopped with for years. But my absolute favorite thing is the people I get to connect with on a daily basis. I have built a community through Moody Wife, and I strive every day to be a source of encouragement to my audience and to show Jesus to anyone who comes across my page.
advice for parents:
Empower your children. Make sure they know you believe in them because that will help them so much in life.
advice for teens:
Don’t worry so much about what people think of you, just be yourself and be kind always. Also, don’t be afraid to change your mind if you discover new passions that don’t fit with your original plan.
1. You can almost always find me with a Coke Zero in hand.
2. My husband is my favorite person in the world. It sounds cliché, but it’s true!
3. I eat at the same Mexican restaurant once a week, sometimes more!
4. I love music and dancing.
5. I enjoy traveling!