How To Become A Super Successful Blogger

Wondered what it takes to become a super successful blogger? Find out the secrets to Fleur de Force’s massive success here.


Ever wanted to be a super successful vlogger with hundreds of thousands of viewers? Or what it’s like to sit down and make a living doing what you love? We sat down for a chat with YouTube superstar Fleur de Force to find out what it takes to be successful in the online world.

How did you come up with your YouTube name?

I was playing around with name ideas and thought ‘Fleur de Jour’ would be cool…that was taken so ‘Fleur De Force’ popped into my head. It wasn’t taken so I used that and didn’t think too much about it (I didn’t realize it would become anything more than a YouTube username at the time!) In hindsight I’m really glad I went with De Force and not De Jour – I hadn’t really made the connection with Belle du Jour at the time!

What inspired you to start vlogging?

I was totally addicted to and inspired by other vloggers and bloggers sharing their thoughts and ideas online. I had been watching them and engaging with the community in the comments for about six months but I never had the confidence to start making my own content until I showed my mum a video review one day – she loved it and encouraged me to put up my own content and get more involved, so I started my channel the next day!

What are your career tips for wannabee bloggers or vloggers?

Always to be yourself and have fun. Try not to copy what everyone else is doing, as being a little bit different is what makes you special and unique. Remember that success doesn’t happen overnight and it takes time and hard work to build an audience. Also, remember to put your success into perspective!

How do you balance your busy work life with your home-life?

Take each day as it comes! Some months I am super busy, travelling a lot and not spending as much time at home as I would like, but I adore my work and I wouldn’t have it any other way. You just have to make an extra effort with your friends and family when you do get to see them and the great thing about YouTube is that you can make your own hours to a certain extent. Sometimes I’ll take a day off to see friends I haven’t seen in ages, then work in the evening or at the weekend!

So you’ve got a new book coming out! How excited are you about that and could you tell us any more about it?

Yes! I’m SO excited to share it with everyone in July – It seems like it’s been in the works for so long (over a year now!) I like to think of it as a big sister to my first book! It’s called ‘The Luxe Life’ and is a lifestyle guide focussed on special occasions, entertaining at home, home DIY, gifting etc. It’s been such a passion project for me so I can’t wait to see what my followers think!

Do you have any networking tips for networking at press events or meeting new people?

I’m naturally quite shy so I’ve had to make a big effort to overcome that, and was terrible in the early days! My number one tip is not to drink too much (It’s good to have one drink if you are feeling very nervous, but stick to one!) Wear heels (they make me feel more confident) and try not to simply stick to people you already know and if, like me, you suffer from resting b**ch face, try to smile as much as possible (without looking crazy – a natural smile!)

What are the beauty products you simply couldn’t live without?

Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua foundation, YSL Effet Faux Cils Mascara and Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliner!

Do you use a vision board or a list to project where you’re heading?

I have a list of goals I want to achieve each year that I keep adding to as I go. I think writing down your goals helps you to track your progress and keep focused and working towards achieving them.

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  • Zoe Mountford

    such an inspiring post! x

    Zoe Mountford x

  • Chelsea Patricia Henriquez

    So inspiring! Totally subscribing💕

    Chelsea Henriquez

  • Emily Alison

    This was a great read and some great advice for someone like myself! Very inspiring Fleur :) x

  • Jodie Melissa

    I have watched Fleurs vlogs since she was in university, she is such an inspiration! I can’t wait to read her new book in July!

  • Darina

    Great tips!! Looking forward to her book!

  • Laura Mareno

    Loved this post! Fleur is awesome! kisses:D

  • Julia

    Fleur was one of the first youtubers I watched – love her! <3

  • Aisling | AislingsBeautyBytes

    I adored reading this! So inspirational for smaller/bigger bloggers alike
    Aisling | Aislings beauty bytes

  • Jess

    Such a nice post! I love Fleur been watching her for years

  • Another Ranting Reader

    Lovely! It’s so nice to hear from bigger blogger/vloggers in a different way!

    Jemima x

  • Prerna Bhatt

    I love Fleur and have been following her since quite some time now.

    Great tips for beginners!

  • Liz | Lipstick & Confetti

    I love Fleur! I really enjoyed this interview, she is such an inspiration!

    xo, Liz

  • Aleeha

    Fleur is so pretty! Some really good tips and it’s nice to hear them from a blogger like Fleur!
    Aleeha xXx

  • mediamarmalade

    great interview, I love hearing other bloggers stories about how they got started

    Mel x

  • Camille Beygui

    Awesome interview

    • Thanks Camille x

  • Brittany

    Fleur is my favorite vlogger! I’ve been watching her videos and reading her blog for years (since 2010)! I’ve loved seeing how much she has grown over the years and has been a continued source for inspiration!

    Brittany |

  • Tania Jayne

    Such an interesting read! I’ve always wondered how Fleur came up with her channel & blog name. Such genuine down to earth responses too, which is fantastic to read. Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

    • Ah thanks Tania – hope you have a great day! xx

  • Wellwell Girl

    love her so much xx

  • MissDaintyDaisy

    Super interesting read! One can dream…
    Tattooed Daisy –

  • Samantha Hobson

    Just found this site and I love it! I’m trying to develop my blog presence and this is a really great place to find motivation, courage and inspiration. Thanks CGD! :) xx

    • Yeah! I’m glad you liked our post :) xx

  • Blue Labels Boutique

    Great tips!

  • Giada Graziano

    I love this interview , it’s really interesting. I already follow her on Youtube she’s amazing :)

    Glam Observer

  • Jessica Rose Bignell

    I also love this, and interviews in general! I love learning about other people – we are all just so interesting! Haha

  • lucy prosser

    This is great :) The photos of Fleur are beautiful.
    Lucy xoxo

  • Jennifer Chong

    Awesome tips! Thank you!


  • befashionteller

    Hi! Very nice chat..and great tips on how to manager our blogs. Thank you!

  • Everyday Theresa

    I loved reading about your journey and success! I’m new to the blogosphere and tips like these are helpful!

  • Elese

    This is so gooooooood – I love hearing about other women in the business who are succeeding. Great work and some really good advice <3

    Elese |

  • Julia Hunt

    Love the tips! Going to definitely apply it to my own wellness + lifestyle blog @OmAndTheCity! <3 – jules

  • Laura

    Interesting to read!
    Fleur is one of my favourite youtuber of all time! Love her! ;)


  • Gab

    that’s good tips! thanks 😘

  • Alison R | So Chic Life

    Is there a link for her website or Youtube channel? Would love to check out her site!

    • Ada

      Here you go! &

      Ada |

  • The Natasha Beauty

    Interesting Read!

  • Conor Rees

    Fantastic article !!!!!!

  • Sunna Naseer

    How have I only just discovered your blog?! Love it!

  • The Blonde Lady Lioness

    Great tipps. I will definitely use them for my fashion & lifestyle blog. Cheers Steffi ….

  • Sara Morais

    Maybe I was the last person on earth not knowing about this but I found a couple of super interesting and very enlightening videos launched by British Vogue about the Future of Vogue and their very enlightening and kind of motivational for those who want to build a career in fashion. I posted two of them on my blog so in case you want to check them out, just take a look. I loved them and Alexa Chung makes it all sound so fun.

    xx Sara

    • Ada

      I loved the vogue series too! Think Career Girl readers would thoroughly enjoy it too.

      Ada |

  • Tessa Holly Sparkle

    Lovely interview, Fleur has done amazing things!

  • Burke Ewig

    very nice interview!! I love her channel!


  • LannyIsaza

    Great interview :) I love her channel and her content is amazing :)

  • Lillian Gao

    Thanks… This is super-encouraging for me and!

  • Dilyana Taseva

    I love her so much!

  • Beauty & The Boy(Andrew James)

    Awesome post shes so nice and down to earth :D

  • Shweta Agnihotri

    Valuable info. Lucky me I found your website accidentally, and I am shocked why this twist of fate didn’t happened in advance! I bookmarked it.


  • Elise

    Great post! I’m looking forward to watching her videos. X

  • Lillian

    Wow never heard of her!!?! Great post!

  • Christina Basil

    I would love to get my hands on a copy of that, The 52 Lists Project!

  • Ej

    Nice tips thanks