Monique Elise is a Philadelphia-based author, financial analyst and lifestyle influencer who started her brand in 2017, focusing on “empowering women to live their most fabulous lives.” On www.moniqueelise.com, she shares tips on personal development, finance, relationships, shopping and more.
These days, Monique regularly partners with brands on sponsored content, including national companies like Asana and Courvoisier USA, as well as regional brands, like PA Lottery and PA Turnpike Commission. “I consistently get hired to create content and collaborate with brands I love,” Monique says. “I'm so in love with the work I create.”
Based on her polished blog and social media feed, you might assume that Monique is always on point. But when asked about a time when things didn't go well for her brand, she shares this cringeworthy experience:
“I remember when I got my first collaboration with a brand I reached out to. I underestimated just how much work, preparation and organization goes into creating content that I’m truly proud of. As a result my first campaign was a huge flop! My images were horrible and I was so embarrassed,” Monique recalls.