Amber Fillerup-Clark’s 3 rules for Instagram success

Amber Fillerup-Clark is THAT influencer. You know the one – living the free-spirited, nomadic lifestyle we all dream of when having a sneaky scroll through Insta at our work desks on a Monday morning.

Spending her days bouncing from country to country with her two kids and hubby in tow, Amber began her online journey documenting pics of her daily activities, fashion, and beauty advice on her Insta and website: Barefoot Blonde. With a following of over 1.3 million on Instagram, Amber has since utilised her digital presence to expand into the commercial space, launching her very own hair extension line – Barefoot Blonde Hair.

Feeling totally inspired, we thought we’d share three of Amber’s rules for success she revealed in an interview with NBC earlier this week [cos you know, we’re always pro advice over here at Husskie…]

Focus on you
Facing the brunt of online criticism and trolls, Amber advises to shake off the negative comments and embrace yourself and your strengths. She tells NBC: “[I] have really grown to appreciate all the things that make me ‘me’. The only thing you can do with mean comments is use them as a motivation to keep going and work even harder.”

Set personal and professional goals
Stressing the importance of having goals set in place to reach success, Amber reveals: “Get ready. I don’t always get ready, but I have made a personal goal to make the effort to because I am just so much more productive and feel so much better… My goal lately has been to learn to manage employees. I have been trying to read as many resources and tips as possible.”

Stay grounded
When it comes to success, a rule of thumb is to stay humble and remind yourself of what makes you the happiest. In a moment of reflection, Amber recalls the moment she felt as though she had ‘made it’: “When I was sitting on the beach living in Hawaii watching my kids, husband and dog splash in the waves while laughing and playing.”

All images: @amberfillerup | Words by @yasemingenc

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