Stay-at-home mum became successful influencer after posting food pics online

Do you dream of being a social media influencer, but don't know where to start?

Well luckily, foodie influencer Rebecca Wilson has given her top tips for social media success.

The mum-of-one and food expert used to have a 9-5 job in the buying department of an online retailer.

However, she swapped that for online success when her workplace wouldn't let her go part-time after she gave birth… and she hasn't looked back since!

Rebecca, 29, now has an impressive 479,000 followers on Instagram and is also a Sunday Times Bestselling author from her family recipe books.

But how did she do it?

Rebecca says she found her passion for family cooking after weaning her daughter Nina onto solid food.

She began to document her recipes – and people seemed to love it, with the rest being history!

Opening up to Daily Star, Rebecca said: "I had my daughter Nina and requested to go part-time as I couldn't afford to go back full-time because of childcare.

"My company refused though so I became a stay-at-home mum.

"I started sharing my Instagram and instantly loved it.

"I've always been a home cook, which I really loved so I felt so blessed people love my recipes and want more of them.

"Gradually, my brand has grown into what it is."

Talking about how she made her Instagram a success, Rebecca said: "If you want to be successful on Instagram, you need to do it organically.

"Don't set out to have a big following, just try to share things you love.

"I love being on social media and I think that comes across – I'm not trying too much.

"When you love what you're doing, people come to you."

Giving more tips, Rebecca added: "I put a lot of hours and work in, I enjoy it though, so it doesn't feel like I'm working too much.

"It's not difficult when you love it."

Discussing her job change from office to social media, Rebecca said: "I'm loving what I do so much more than what I was doing before."

She also said becoming a mother was her "calling", adding: "Everything happens for a reason and I'm doing exactly what I should be doing."

Rebecca recently released her new book Family Comforts – which is already been on Amazon's best seller list.

This features quick-cook snacks and midweek meal ideas that can be prepared in minutes for all the family.

It also has delicious bakes and family treats that are low in both salt and sugar but "full in flavour", according to Rebecca.

She says: "The recipes are all suitable for tots who are from months old, but you don't have to have children to enjoy the recipes – they're perfect for anyone!"

The influencer is also the author of Sunday Times Bestseller What Mummy Makes.

Seems like her success is only set to continue!

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