Mak­ing a baby’s now a mil­lion-dol­lar busi­ness for some – but how do you turn ‘shar­ent­ing’ into a ca­reer?

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Ash­ley Wil­son, 21.5k fol­low­ers Mum to: Vivi­enne, 2 ½, and a baby girl due in March

ON shar­ent­ing

I have no stead­fast rules when it comes to be­ing an In­sta mum, but think it’s so im­por­tant to re­mem­ber that as soon as you hit ‘share’ you have no con­trol over who sees your pic­tures. My re­cent bump photo had over 130,000 views, which is a lot of peo­ple look­ing at my big belly.

ON style

I’m high street through and through so Zara’s about as ex­trav­a­gant as I’ve ever gone, price-wise, with out­fits for Vivi­enne. I found these amaz­ing ‘Trou­ble­maker’ match­ing mini-me jack­ets in River Is­land re­cently that I had to buy. We don’t tend to match though as she’s well and truly into pink right now.

ON What she WON’T show

Over-shar­ent­ing can be an is­sue but the great thing about so­cial me­dia is that it’s up to the in­di­vid­ual to de­cide what they fol­low and read. If you want to watch a live birth via Face­book you can, but you don’t have to. I touch upon per­sonal top­ics if I think it can help peo­ple. When you’ve had a bad day, the kind words of other In­sta mums can help lift your spir­its.

130,000 Peo­ple Saw My Baby Bump

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