Former National Wedding Sales Manager, Elaine Rau lost her brother-in-law, her job, and her home all in one week. Stuck in a developing country with no job opportunities, she had to learn how to make an income online… ASAP. So she spent her last bit of savings–$12.18–to be exact and invested in a blog domain:

Since its inception, LadyBossBlogger has garnered a massive audience of 150K in under 2 years. It’s a platform that helps female entrepreneurs learn how to start, grow, and scale their own online businesses and blogs.

What is your backstory?
I went from devoting my life to my job as the National Wedding Sales Manager, to quitting and moving overseas to Honduras where my boyfriend and his family lived because my boss wouldn’t let me help bury his brother who had just been murdered… his reason was that it would affect sales. When I was overseas, I accidentally starting my own business out of necessity from my new circumstances. The full story is on my blog at 😉

What was your inspiration for launching Lady Boss Blogger? I wanted to learn how to become a Lady Boss and a Blogger. I was my first student, and now I’ve taught thousands of other ladies what I originally taught myself and have created an academy online for women looking to become full-time bloggers, influencers and online entrepreneurs. These are my 3 signature courses:
1. Start A Money Making Blog; 2. Make Money As An Influencer
3. Start And Monetize Email List

What milestones has the business hit in the last year? 
1. I tripled my team in a year–last summer I had six people, this summer I have 17! 

2. I wanted to start speaking at conferences–last year I spoke at a dozen places and this year I’m scheduled to speak at a conference in Ohio, women’s retreat in Brazil, talk show in Taiwan, event in Atlanta, and another retreat in Iceland! 

What new projects are you currently working on?
We just launched our latest Instagram account @LadyBossIllustrations where we illustrate the women we interview on the blog. Here is how to get interviewed.

What wellness tips do you have for other entrepreneurs?
The greatest wealth is health–build a life-giving activity into your schedule every single day. This could be going on a walk while listening to a podcast, hanging out with friends around a healthy meal, eating an apple in front of the TV, whatever relaxes you, AND keeps your health up. 

What is your leadership style?
I like to empower the ladies on my team to take responsibility, train the new girls, and come up with new ideas. I love creative masterminds and am very open to new suggestions and ideas from my team and like to stay open to what is current and relevant. 

I know how to do all the positions on my team because I did them all in the past, which is why I’m great at delegation because I know their roles inside and out. Here is a list of our current positions if you’d like to join the team:

What is your favorite quote? 
If you want it, work for it.

What are some of your favorite books and podcasts? 
5 Day Weekend – this book transformed my way of thinking. My favorite quote from the book is, “If you don’t find a way to make money in your sleep, you will work until you die.”

How do you manage work-life balance?
I don’t stuff my schedule full of events and responsibilities. The choice to say YES or NO is a very important one, make sure to only say yes to things that give you energy. I recently started to take the weekend off as well and stop working at 8 PM to do a mindless activity such as watching a good TV show and hanging out with my husband before I go to bed around 11:30.


  • Kristin Marquet

    Kristin Marquet is a founder and creative director of Marquet Media, LLC

    Marquet Media, LLC

    Kristin launched the emerging spinoff media company, that helps creative female entrepreneurs plan, launch, and scale their businesses. FemFounder is a one-stop resource for everything on entrepreneurship, digital marketing, PR, and social media marketing. Now, Kristin runs, a boutique creative consultancy that designs beautiful and feminine brands in the wedding, beauty and fashion, wellness and fitness, cooking, photography, and interior design industries. She also runs the luxury sustainable living magazine,

    Passionate about learning, Kristin has advanced studies in data and marketing analytics. She has attended MIT, Boston University, and New York University and holds degrees in literature and marketing/public relations. She has contributed to,,,, and

    In 2015, she also authored the book, Squash the competition and Dominate your marketplace: 55 easy Tips to Generate Big Publicity for your startup or small business and in 2018 cowrote the Amazon bestseller, Publicity Jumpstart: 10 Ways to Get Your Brand in the Press. She is also the author of the upcoming book, From Nameless to Notable: How to Gain Influence, Establish Authority, and Reach Expert Status in Your Niche or Industry The Ultimate Guide to Generating Media Coverage for Your Startup and Leveraging It to Increase Website Traffic, Email Subscribers, and Sales. Most recently, she joined the Young Entrepreneur Council.

    Kristin is an endurance runner and lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband, Michael.