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“The hardest thing is to change your routine to create content.”
Fashion blogging is not all rainbows and unicorns. If you’re expecting it to be easy, you’re in for a surprise! Keep on reading to know more about Mahay‘s story and struggles!
Do you remember the year that you started?
I have been on Instagram for a few years already, but I really started to consider myself as an influencer in 2015.
How would you describe your style?
Casual and chic. I love to share lovely outfits on Instagram, but my day-to-day style is all about Lululemon! (laughs)
Why did you want to become an influencer? Was there anything that happened that triggered you to become one?
I’m just really passionate about social media, photography, fashion and beauty.
How did you start? Was it social media first, then website? Or was it the other way around?
I had started a fashion blog before, but I realized that blogging wasn’t really my thing. I prefer to share everything through pictures, and Instagram is definitely my favorite social media.
Which social media platforms did you use in the beginning? Which one do you think was the most helpful in terms of reaching your audience? Why did you think that it was the best medium to use?
Instagram is the only social media I’m using. I think it’s easy, friendly and super effective to share things with people.
How often did you post on your social media when you were in the beginning stages? Was there a specific time that you thought was the best to post?
In the beginning, I posted a few times a week. Now I’m trying my best to post every day, but it’s hard because you have to create good content on a daily basis. I’m posting around 10:00 in the morning or around 7:00 in the evening; I think these are the best times for me.
What camera were you using when you started? Did you work with a photographer or did you take 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 always take pictures with my iPhone. I really love the look and the quality I can get with my phone. I think that it’s my editorial style that changes with the time. I’m totally obsessed with lighting and I want all my pictures to match together!
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?
Not really. Sometimes some of my pictures are really popular and I don’t know why!
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?
The hardest thing is to change your routine to create content. I have to shop for clothes, take pictures and edit them everyday or sometimes take a full day in my week just for Instagram.
As an influencer, you must often be contacted for collaborations. Do you remember the first time you worked with a brand? Do you remember which brand it was and what it was that you received?
I’m not sure… maybe it was that famous Triangl bikini!
Do you have any advice to the future influencers?
You have to be patient and find your niche, your audience. There are so many girls out there working hard every single day. You have to be passionate and you have to find your style.
Lastly, what quote do you turn to when you feel tired and unmotivated?
“Nothing worth having comes easy”!
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