From scaling the Glass House Mountains in Australia to trekking through the Annapurna range for two weeks in Nepal, Eliza Harry is an expert in all things hiking. Her interest in nature and exploring the great outdoors sparked at a young age, and she has been pursuing this passion of hers ever since. Nowadays, Eliza has built a thriving business as a hiking influencer in which she has emerged as one of Australia’s most popular outdoor enthusiasts. If you’re wondering what that is exactly, she’s been able to create a profitable business on Instagram by sharing her expertise and experiences through photo and video content to hundreds of thousands of fans online.
Eliza began sharing photos of her hiking destinations in some of Australia’s most iconic landscapes, where she’s originally from, when she was just 15 years old. The self-professed geology nerd has now amassed more than 400,000 followers on the social media platform, with half a million quickly approaching. As her page has grown over the years, she’s been able to capitalize on her platform while also living out her passions each and every day. “If you want to start a business, focus on what you love. The universe rewards people for sharing what they are passionate about,” the niche entrepreneur suggests.
It may appear to some who come across her profile that Eliza’s climb to the top of the mountaineering Instagram world was a breeze; however, she has worked diligently for years on end to arrive where she is now. Eliza had an idea, pursued it with specific objectives in mind, and never turned back on her set goals. According to Eliza, she is an adamant believer that anyone starting out in her (or really any) field should take the time to clearly articulate their vision. She says that they need to set small, achievable goals and take things one step at a time. Nothing happens overnight, and she’s proof of what trusting the long process of entrepreneurship can lead to.
To Eliza, success means more than any monetary or superficial values. She believes that success is being able to make goals and stick with them, no matter how big or small they may be. She states that her biggest success in life is building up micro habits that have given her the momentum to do whatever she desires.
One of the main components that Eliza attributes to her success today is the people around her. She surrounds herself with like-minded individuals who share her values and motivate her to move steadily and confidently through tough times. In fact, one of her favorite quotes is, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” It reminds her of the significant roles that those around her have played up to now, and how crucial they are to her journey continuing forward.
When all is said and done, Eliza hopes that the platform she’s created on Instagram leaves a lasting impact on her followers, even if that’s just in small ways. Her hope is to inspire others to follow their deepest passions the same way she has, no matter how far-fetched they may seem.
To learn more about Eliza Harry and her exciting adventures, visit her Instagram.