Hi, I’m Elaine Rau, a full-time content creator.
Regardless if you’re just starting out or more established, I’ve helped thousands of people – just like you – start, grow, and monetize their blogs and social media channels.
If you want to learn how to grow your audience, land brand deals, and perhaps start your own business, you’re at the right place.
I’m here to help you become a PAID CONTENT CREATOR.
That being said, people spend tons of time learning about HOW to to grow a business.
And not nearly enough attention reflecting on WHY they should start it. Your “why” will help you keep going when times get tough. Here is my why…
Before I started my online business, I was in the wedding industry working my dream job, but everything changed after I received a devastating phone call from my fiancé, Oscar.
His brother had been murdered.
Shock and disbelief set in at the same time. We had just spent Christmas together in Honduras… this was the last photo we took together as a family. I didn’t know what to do, all I knew was that I needed to go to Honduras to be there for him.
I called my boss and asked if I could attend the funeral, but his response shocked me. He said “NO… because it would affect sales”. That’s when I realized I was merely a dollar sign to the company.
So I quit, packed up my life in Chicago, and moved to Honduras.
However, I didn’t realize how hard the transition would be and started to feel extremely isolated.
I had moved to an extremely dangerous country and had left my home, my friends, my job, and I didn’t speak Spanish at that time either.
So I started LadyBossBlogger as an outlet for myself.
Within two weeks, I started monetizing my brand new blog.
After a year, the Huffington Post reached out and asked to interview me about my blog and how I had grown it so fast organically.
After two years, I started landing paid brand deals on Instagram.
After six years, I had worked as a content creator for Amazon, Samsung, BestBuy, gained over 300,000 followers across my social media platforms, and had been featured on Forbes, the Huffington Post, Thrive Global among more than 500 other media sites.
However when I was the most “successful” on the outside, I was the emptiest on the inside.
I was chasing after fame and money and had achieved a lot of what I was striving for, but something was missing. Something that money couldn’t buy… PURPOSE.
When your life is all about the next accomplishment or achievement, it becomes meaningless because you’re always chasing after something else and it always alludes you and you’re never satisfied.
While having goals is important and striving to be the best you can be is good, doing everything in life for your own gain only gets you fleeting success and happiness, not everlasting success and happiness, which can only be found in God.
God graciously took over my life in 2020 and gave me a new vision, mission, and focus. I am stepping down from being the CEO of my life, assigning that title to God, and have now become God’s CMO!
God gave you a voice, use it for His glory.
A portion of all proceeds from LadyBossBlogger goes to The Micah Project, which is a home for street boys in Honduras.
My husband was once one of those boys, which is why this charity is really close to my heart.
Plus not only was the blog was founded on The Micah Project property when I moved, we also got married there too!
Content Creator Courses
Learn how to become a paid content creator with my online courses.
I have two main ones:
- How To Start A Money Making Blog – everything from start to finish on how to launch, grow, and monetize a blog and turn it into an actual thriving business.
- How To Make Money As An Influencer – effective strategies to help you grow your followers, engagement, and land brand deals so you can replace your income.
Try these FREE courses first to see if it’s right for you:
I also started a series specifically for Christian bloggers:
- Launch Christian Blog
- Grow Christian Blog
- Monetize Christian Blog (coming soon)
Before completing LadyBossBlogger’s How To Make Money As An Influencer course, I was getting denied by every brand I reached out to – most of the time I would not even receive a response. Since I have completed the class, I have been contacted by over 20 brands, with some being paid offers. This past year of blogging I have never had so many brands reach out in this short of time. I highly recommend Elaine’s classes if you are interested in making an income from blogging and increasing your brand collaborations. – Colleen Cook (colleenccook.com)
After taking How To Make Money As An Influencer I was offered 3 partnerships and have secured a deal with Sunday Scaries. I also created content for a partnership with Smile Brilliant, and after creating a goal of 25 clicks to my affiliate link, I got 17 in 2 days! This traffic of brands to my feed came from me editing my bio, adding more emotion in my captions, and adding more video to my feed, all per Elaine’s recommendation! I learned that just a few tweaks can bring much bigger rewards! – Krista Couinard (klosetbykrista.com)
Self-teaching can be time-consuming and challenging. I’m so glad I took the How To Start A Money Making Blog course. It was an investment I made in myself and my blog. Couldn’t be more grateful for my experience. Many bloggers spend so much time on social media sites asking their followers to check out their blog. Learning how to let Google do that for me and optimizing my Pinterest profile has been a game-changer for me. Algorithms come and go but search engines will stay the same. – Jordan (dailycupofjojo.com)
LadyBossBlogger left no stone unturned when it came to discussing How To Start A Money Making Blog. She covered everything from finding your why and discussing purpose and ideal audience, down to the legal, technical, and logistical aspects of setting up a site with endless resources for everything from scheduling to video editing. I absolutely trust Elaine’s knowledge and opinions. LadyBossBlogger is fantastic and the course it more than worth the investment. – Christina Cantwell (stayathomemomwithnojob.com)
The LadyBossBlogger Launch Christian Blog course was very informative! What I loved most about it was that it wasn’t just a course on how to start a blog. It involved spiritual principles and practical techniques to ensure that God is at the forefront and apart of every step in this process. Yes, aesthetic and legalities matter, but without God involved in the process it won’t be magnified. I stopped just writing for views and reshares, but to truly be transparent and help my readers by sharing my story. – Rachel Glenice (iamenoughcamp.org)
The Launch Christian Blog course was absolutely amazing. I learned so much from the course like how to optimize SEO and make money while doing it. My biggest results were getting rid of my mental block and just going for it. About 4 months ago I bought my domain with the intent to start a blog but I never launched it. I was held back by my lack of knowledge in the business of blogging. This course was an answer to my prayers. It gave me the knowledge and push I needed to launch my blog and I couldn’t be more about my results! – Jaleia Corbin (jaleiachristine.com)
I’ve had my blog for three years and there was so much that I did not know. After taking the Grow Christian Blog course, I am doing a rehaul of my entire blog site in order to make it SEO friendly, include affiliate links, privacy and legal statements, and create catchy titles in order to bring more traffic to it. It’s a lot of work, but I know it is so worth it. I knew nothing about email funnels and now I’m going to set it up in order to create a better customer experience for new subscribers. Thanks Elaine for creating this content creator course. I’m so grateful! – Star Karmel (bookofstar.com)
The Grow Christian Blog course came at just the right time for me. After starting my blog a few years ago to share my journey with my mental health, I have started to incorporate my new walk as a Christian and how my faith helps with my mental health. The course teaches what things you should do to increase your SEO and email traffic such as how to create it and get people to subscribe. I found this both informative and useful as it’s something that I’ve been thinking about for a while but had no idea how to go about it. – Carol Williams (carolwilliamsblog.com)