WHO IS NAOMI?
Naomi Vega is the creator of @glamorouslyliving on Instagram with glam home decor as her true passion. She is a wife and a mom to 3 beautiful girls, two of them being new twins! They live in Orlando, Florida. Naomi’s main goal is to inspire others to live beautifully. She started her Instagram and three years later her own YouTube channel where she shares her home and decor style. Though she’s crazy busy, she says she’s been able to meet so many amazing people on her two platforms and simply enjoys what she does on a day-to-day basis! She has turned her hobby into a business, and one that she absolutely loves!
WHAT KIND OF COLOR IS NAOMI ATTRACTED TO?
Naomi says she’s naturally attracted to light, bright, and airy spaces. She loves classic colors and neutral palettes. Whenever she’s shopping for furniture or home decor, she is naturally drawn to the whites, creams, and tans. She does admit to loving color, but as far as her home spaces, she sticks to light, airy, and neutral shades. She says she’s a “neutral girl at heart!”
HOW DOES NAOMI JUGGLE BEING A FULL-TIME MOM AND OWNING TWO PLATFORMS?
Naomi says she’s been trying to get better at planning ahead! She really tries to be organized each week by writing her content out and scheduling it beforehand. Though sometimes the planning ahead doesn’t work, Naomi says she’s learned to not feel guilty if she can’t get up a post or a video on time. When her kids are napping or her teenage daughter is helping her with the little ones, she takes full advantage! Though it can be stressful at times, Naomi says she takes it day by day and it always ends up working out – plan or no plan!
WHAT DOES SHE WANT TO TELL OTHER MOMS WHO ARE ALSO BLOGGING FULL TIME?
Don’t be discouraged, don’t feel guilty, and don’t feel pressured! Naomi sympathizes with you and knows it’s hard to feel the pressure of being consistent all the time! Though consistency is very important, Naomi says enjoying your children comes first always. For her, everything always ends up falling into place – she is able to enjoy her kids while doing what she loves which is home decor! Try not to compare yourself to other accounts and do the best you can.
Also – don’t try too hard to be perfect! It’s easy to do this when you see so many big influencers around on Instagram, but you are you! Your account is your own and that’s all that matters. Life isn’t perfect, we have messy homes, and we are human! So give yourself freedom to not be so perfect all the time.
WHAT BROUGHT OUT NAOMI’S PASSION OF HOME DECOR?
Naomi says she’s always had a true passion for home decor, and she blames it on her mom! Ever sense Naomi was little, her mom would always be decorating her home in different ways, especially since she hosted family often! Even though her mom didn’t have a lot of money as a single mom, she was still able to create beautiful spaces with the resources she had, which is what Naomi remembers most. She’s always had a love for transforming basic spaces into something beautiful to share with your loved ones and create memories.
WHAT ARE SOME OF NAOMI’S BEST TIPS FOR GETTING STARTED ON YOUTUBE?
Naomi says that consistency is truly important on YouTube! Now that her twins are almost 3 months, it’s easier to stay consistent on the channel with posting. She says if you can’t post a video right away, stay active through their community by posting an Instagram post or stories. This is a new feature! Also, keeping your subscribers excited is important! For example, giving your followers a preview or sneak peek of what’s to come. Followers always like to stay up to date. To stay consistent on the YouTube platform, 1-2 videos per week are recommended.
WHAT ARE SOME OF NAOMI’S BEST TIPS FOR INSTAGRAM SUCCESS?
For Instagram, Naomi highly recommends doing 1 post per day if you are able. In order to keep up with the algorithm, it’s important to post consistently. Naomi feels like collaborations are huge on Instagram. Collaborating with other brands is a great way to gain followers, get to know other companies, and make money.
Engagement is also super important. Shouting other influencers out in your stories is also a really kind thing to do as a blogger! Staying active on stories is also key – letting followers know that you just posted or did a video clip of something.
WHAT DOES NAOMI USE TO SHOOT HER VIDEO CONTENT?
Naomi used to use her iPhone to shoot video with a small tripod, and now she uses a camera. She edits her videos on iMovie and then uploads them straight to her YouTube channel! At first, Naomi felt very overwhelmed with YouTube and thought she needed all of the fancy recording stuff, but that’s not the case! Eventually, she thinks she will upgrade to an even nicer camera one day to produce even higher quality videos!
WHAT ARE NAOMI’S TWO QUICK TIPS FOR THOSE STARTING THEIR OWN INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT?
Just start! Naomi says not to fall into the trap of comparing yourself to other people you see on Instagram! Always be proud of yourself for starting something even if you’re afraid of it. Another tip would be to stay true to yourself and don’t try to please others or do what other people are doing. Naomi is a neutral girl… she had a lot of people tell her that she couldn’t do white on white on white. And guess what? She did! That’s her style and what she likes! She sticks with her neutral palette and her followers know that she is a neutral girl and love her!
WHERE CAN YOU FIND NAOMI?
Naomi’s YouTube account is Here!!