9to9 Girls: meet Kaja-Marie, blogger and YouTuber
Meet Kaja-Marie Christensen, 28, acclaimed blogger and YouTuber. Born in Fredrikstad, and based in Oslo; she is one of the best known Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle Norwegian bloggers and multi-awards nominee. I love her chic, girl-next-door style, piecing effortless and structured looks, beautifully mixing earthy colours and bright pops. Her blog oozes out happiness, stunning warm colours and clever beauty tips!
With a degree in Marketing and years of experience in Fashion and as a Digital Media manager for Steen & Strøm (our Norwegian Harrods), Kaja-Marie took the leap of faith at the beginning of this year to pursue her blog kajamarie.com and YouTube channel full-time - 7 years after her very first blog entry. I am always in awe of the courage, and sheer determination that side-hustles and businesses take. And she is the clear example that success comes with time and dedication and a clear vision - it rarely happens over night! I am so excited for you to meet her, because who more than her is our 9 to 9 type of girl! Meet Kaja-Marie - there are tons of golden nuggets in this one!
Where can we find you on Instagram?
You can find me @kajamariecom
At 9to9, we love side entrepreneurs and their businesses. Tell us a little bit about yours!
Would love to! I currently work as a Digital Content creator, firstly in my own channels such as Instagram, YouTube and Blog but also for my customers if they want any specific content in the channels. I also work as a social media consultant, where I help companies build their social media channels (Instagram and Facebook) and get their Influencer Marketing going. I also help them with other digital marketing problems, and I love everything that has to do with social and digital media.
How did you get this off-the ground?
I actually started my blog about 8 years ago, and from there on I’ve built myself as a brand and built trust with my partners. I also have a Bachelors degree in Strategic Marketing, which helps a lot, with being an Influencer and as a consultant.
Your ambition for the next 6 months?
Keep building my businesses and working towards achieving my dreams!
What is the best career advice you received?
Just do it.
And the worst?
Don’t try it before you 100% sure it financially possible.
We love positivity. So what is the thing you love most about yourself?
My ambition, and work ethic.
What holds you back in life?
I hate saying this, but what others think. I try to not be affected by it, but I guess everyone thinks that way sometimes. So that kind of holds me back, even though I hate it.
If you could reach out to your 23 year old self - what would you say?
Everything happens for a reason, if it feels right it most likely is right.
Your life mantra in one sentence?
Never stop dreaming.
What is always in your bag from 9am to 9pm?
My iPhone, wallet, charger, earphones, hand-cream, lots of lip glosses and lip balms, keys, tampons, water bottle, facial spray, antibacterial gel, hand held mirror. You can actually see a video of it here.
What is women empowerment to you?
Women that help each other, cheer for each other and always works for their goals whilst helping others.
Name a woman who has marked your life the most
My mom, because she’s always been my rock and go-to person and always will be.
How do you create your personal chamber?
I need a clean and tidy home in order for me to work the best. As I work from home I love to snuggle up in comfy clothes with a coffee and lots of water, that when I get the most work done.
What's your approach to 'beauty'?
What is on your bucket list? Name 2 items
Explore as much of the world as I possibly can.
Go bungee jumping.
If you could recommend 1 podcast and 1 book, what would they be?
I almost never listen to podcasts, so I don’t have any specific ones to recommend. On books though, I would really recommend The Secret by Rhonda Byrne; and Sarah Knight’s You Do You: How to Be Who You Are and Use What You've Got to Get What You Want. Both really great books to help you reach your goals in life!