Daria Smith

Title: Freelance Writer
Education: Georgia Southern University
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Expertise: Home improvement, fashion, lifestyle, travel, home and garden

Daria Smith is a Charleston-based freelance writer who specializes in home improvement and lifestyle content. Her work has appeared in Better Homes and Gardens, Southern Living, Eating Well, Forbes, and Martha Stewart Living. In addition to writing, Daria works as a blogger, editor, and social media strategist. Currently, Daria is a senior shopping editor, affiliate newsletters, at Trusted Media Brands.


  • More than 10 years of writing and video experience
  • Work appearing in Southern Living, Better Homes & Gardens, Forbes, and more


After college internships in copywriting and social media, Daria turned her attention to public relations. She wrote news releases and feature stories and managed media relations and social media for the Bullock Country Board of Education.

With her YouTube channel, Daria has positioned herself as a micro-influencer who focuses on creating lifestyle and fashion content for millennial women.

At Lewis Communications, she wrote SEO-optimized content for digital platforms, blogs, email newsletters, marketing campaigns, social media posts, and websites.

She has previously worked as newsletter editor for The Post and Courier. She is a contributing writer for Southern Living magazine, where she writes product roundups with an e-commerce and SEO focus, and for Forbes, where she specializes in writing home improvement content.


Daria received her B.S. in public relations from Georgia Southern University.

About Better Homes & Gardens

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