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“In my opinion, anything you start in life will be really hard at first, but if you really believe in what you’re doing, you’ll reach your goals.”
Failure is something that you must experience to get to where you want to be. If you’re not aware of that, then you haven’t made a lot of them yet. Read on to know more about Peyman’s hard work that lead to collaborating with a world-known brand!
What is your name or what should we call you, and how long have you been a stylist/ blogger/influencer? Do you remember the year (maybe the day and month, too) that you started?
My name is Peyman Kashi, I have started modeling at the end of 2015 and in July 2016 I started my own blog, which its based on fashion, fitness and lifestyle. So I am a Fashion Blogger since july 2016.
Do you have a specific style?
Well, my style is a mix of bohemian and somehow classy. I think everyone looks for their own style, mine is a balance between comfort and elegance.
Why did you want to become a blogger or an influencer? Was there anything that happened that triggered you to become one? Did you see something or someone online, or was it because of your avid interest for fashion?
First, I just started because it’s something for which I have a great passion for. I really love to model and wear really fashionable clothes. And so I decided to show it to the world.
How did you start? Did you start with social medias first, then made a site? Or did you start off with a website together with the social medias?
First, I just started with social media, like Instagram and Facebook, and then I created my blog at PK-Fashion a year later.
If it was social medias first, how long did you have to wait to create your own site? Was there like a specific goal first and then after reaching that, you created the site? What were those goals?
To be honest, in the beginning, I just uploaded my pictures on social media and didn’t think about creating a site. But then, I saw more and more people liking it and so I decided to start my own fashion blog.
Which website are you using for your blog (WordPress, Blogpost, etc.)? Do you have a reason as to why you chose this website? If so, what were they?
I made it using WordPress. I think it’s the best because it’s really easy to handle and has a lot of features.
Which social medias did you use in the beginning? Which one do you think was the most helpful one in terms of reaching your audience? Why did you think that it was the best medium to use?
I started with Instagram and Facebook, but, in my opinion, Instagram is the best place; if you’re into fashion that is. On Instagram, there are more people that are looking for models or fashion bloggers to follow.
Do you use more social medias now compared to when you were just starting? If so, which social medias have you added?
Yeah, of course! I have added Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Lookbook and Snapchat.
How often do you post on your social medias when you were in the beginning stages? Was there a specific time that you thought was the best to post?
In the beginning, I just posted maybe like, 1 or 2 pictures every 10 to 14 days. But then, I think the best way is to upload a picture every day or every other day.
What camera were you using when you started? Did you have a photographer or you took the photos by yourself? Would you be able to compare the quality of the photos from when you were just starting and to how it is now? What were the changes?
I had a different photographer before. The first one wasn’t professional and so the pictures weren’t that good. But now the pictures have improved a lot! I’m currently working with a good photographer. Camera is a Canon 5D Mark IV with a 50mm Lens 1.4.
Was there a specific blog post or social media post that made you go “Wow!” because of the amount of likes, follows or interactions it received? What was that post?
Yes, and it was a picture of me, shirtless, holding a cup of coffee. I think it was because the abs. Hahah!
How was your first year of becoming an influencer? Others have said that the first year is the hardest, for any business in fact. Was there ever a point that you didn’t think it would work? Did you ever get demotivated? If you did, what happened and how did you go through that obstacle?
In my opinion, anything you start in life will be really hard at first, but if you really believe in what you’re doing, you’ll reach your goals. I’m not the type of person who gives up after the first failure.
Always remember to go after what you want. You should try, and even if you fail, you should get back up, and you continue to try and fail, and be sure that you never fail to try. Failure is part of the recipe for success.
But yes, the beginning was hard and there were long periods of research. The learning process took time as well.
As an influencer, there must be a lot of times that you were contacted for a collaboration, do you remember the first time you were sponsored by a brand? Do you remember which brand it was and what it was that you received?
In the beginning, I had a lot of collaborations with smaller brands. The first luxury brand that I worked with was Hanz De Fuko.
Receiving that from the brand, how did it make you feel? For many bloggers, that must have been such an achievement! Did you celebrate when it happened or was there anything that you did in particular to celebrate?
I was really happy about it because it’s a well-known brand – worldwide! They also worked with a lot of famous bloggers in the past.
Do you have any advice to the future influencers/bloggers/stylists? Do you have any few words for them that they could keep in their minds to keep them motivated or inspired?
Don’t be afraid to show yourself to the fullest. Always give your best. Make a plan, put out amazing content with good quality, stay consistent, and it will work.
Finally, do you have a motivational quote that could surely motivate you whenever you are feeling demotivated? If there is, what would that be?
“You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
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