Smart Steps to Australia
About Me - My Biography
Karen Bleakley is the founder and editor of SmartStepstoAustralia.com, a magazine-style blog and online community that delivers inspiring and informative content to support families with big dreams who want to move to Australia to enjoy the lifestyle and travel opportunities on offer.
Karen is a columnist and travel writer for Australia and New Zealand magazine, she loves the beach lifestyle and lives in north Brisbane with her husband and three kids. She is obsessed with blogging and online marketing and loves being able to combine her creative skills with helping families to achieve their dream lifestyle.
Smart Steps to Australia has three elements: Migration, Lifestyle and Travel.
Through the migration blog and a free Facebook group, Karen supports families as they apply for their visas by providing helpful content and suggesting reliable migration services to make the move easier and smoother. She also sells digital products to help with the admin involved in relocating to Australia.
As a writer, Karen loves to share the story of Australian brands with her readers. Moving to Australia is just the start of the adventure – when you move to a new country, everything is new and it can be overwhelming trying to navigate everything from supermarket shopping to buying clothes, from choosing an energy supplier to getting used to how to order coffee here!
Karen partners with brands through sponsorship deals, reviews and affiliate promotions to help readers discover and build trust with new services, products and experiences.
As a travel writer for a magazine, Karen loves to travel, share her experiences and write about the travel opportunities on offer in Australia for families.
I love reading, writing and going to the movies. Travel is a really important part of my life too, and I love exploring with my husband and three kids who are aged 9, 9 and 6. Running an online business gives me the flexibility to be around for my kids while also satisfying my creative need to write every day! I also find it so rewarding playing a small part in helping families to achieve their dreams of moving across the world.