About | Vancouver Mom Blogger

photo of nikki and her daughterBased in Vancouver, BC, I completed my Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Criminology at Simon Fraser University (2011) before returning for studies in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.

I launched my first blog when I was forced to withdraw from my studies due to mandatory bedrest near the end of my pregnancy.

I had a lot of time on my hands and discovered Influenster and ChickAdvisor.

I was hooked after getting selected for my first free products in exchange for a social media post!

My first month of being a digital product sampler only got me about $8 worth of samples but in just three months it grew to about $1,000 worth!

I had the chance to experience everything from new grocery products to full-sized premium cosmetics like Lancôme with free sampling companies.

To me, this crazy world of social media posts for free stuff was unbelievable – and I wanted to share it with other moms just like me. 

Free products for your household are a form of financial contribution and a brilliant way to start your online adventure! 

Think about it – how many hours do you need to work to earn $1,000?

Now, imagine earning that in product with the only requirement being you share your experience!

Easy, right? But a lot of people still aren’t that familiar with it – especially in Canada! 

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How I Became a Vancouver Mom Blogger

After a couple of months of posting for product, I began receiving offers to do paid sponsored posts.

Wait, what?! You can get paid AND get free stuff to post on Instagram? 

This can be a part-time job! 

It’s also how I became an Instagram content creator by accident!

I never had any intention of growing the type of following I did.

But after reaching 1,000 Instagram followers on my new account in just 28 days, I got serious about making money online with Instagram and blogging. 

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In February 2018, I rebranded my blog and social media accounts – from West Coast Mama to Nikki Blogs!

West Coast Mama was a concept that focused on saving money, shopping local, supporting handmade businesses, and the lifestyle here in BC – all things that are still close to my heart as a Vancouver mom blogger.

However, since most of the messages I received on Instagram were about photo editing, my Instagram photo props, and how to start blogging for money, I knew it was time to shift my focus.

The name Nikki Blogs came to me when I grew tired of people asking when I would go back to work after the birth of my little girl.

I never planned on going back to work for someone else and wanted to make a living working from my home and taking care of my family.

Thus, Nikki Blogs! It’s what I do 🙂

Helping people learn to make money online is my goal.

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Nikki Blogs is about sharing the tips and tricks I’ve learned in social media, blogging, motherhood, and life – what I’ve seen works and what I’ve noticed doesn’t!

I’m a Vancouver mom blogger and daily Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook user, so feel free to say hi 🙂 I love making connections and checking out new blogs. 

In my free time, I enjoy being with my family, interior design, photography, travel, and shopping.

My husband and I also manage Slivarich Productions Inc – we specialize in Vancouver film industry rentals and events, plus digital marketing 😉 Find us On Set and Online.

I feel so honoured that you’ve decided to follow along in my journey and can’t wait to help you achieve your goals in blogging and social media too.

Because YOU deserve a life you love!

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