An Influencer Introduction With Prishella
Prishella shares their favorite tools, how they grow their audience, how they find sponsors, and more.
1 of 13What question are you asked the most when you tell someone you're a blogger/content creator?
Is that your full time job?
2 of 13How do brands find you?
I guess through instagram, probably from hashtags or tags
3 of 13Is there anything that you believe a brand should know before they begin reaching out to influencers?
A few things actually. First of all, brands should definitely NOT comment on photos saying ‘DM us’ (I mean if a brand wants to work with someone, they should be the one reaching out, preferably by mail).
Second of all, don’t expect influencers to work for free or get mad if an influencers sends over a rate sheet as it takes time and effort to actually create a sponsored post.
And lastly, reach out to people who really fit the niche or brand and not just to someone because he or she has a certain amount of followers. (Also, as a brand it is important that you reach out to someone by using their right name, I’ve received mails in the past which were addressed to someone else and that’s really rude and unprofessional).
4 of 13What one tool for your content or your business can you not live without?
I don’t really know what to answer to this question honestly. I guess apps in general. Most important are editing apps and my post planner so I can pre plan my feed. It’s also very convenient to check out the statistics to see how your post is doing.
5 of 13How do you decide how much to charge a brand?
I find this difficult because it depends on the amount of work and effort that goes into creating the post and the amount of pictures the brand expects. More (or challenging) work equals more money but it truly depends on each collab.
6 of 13What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome when starting out?
Finding a way to be original. My main focus is fashion and frankly that’s a quite oversaturated niche. It’s very easy to copy bigger influencers and do what they’re doing etc but I really wanted to do my own thing and find something not everyone is doing.
7 of 13How do you personally keep your content true to your voice while also delivering value to a brand?
By trying to only work with brands that fit my style and my kinda vibe. That makes it way easier to create content that’s true to my voice whilst being valuable to the brand.
8 of 13What is the biggest challenge you face now that you have an established audience?
Improving myself and my content on a daily basis and staying original. Other than that there’s also a personal aspect. People try to reach out to you more and more often and suddenly wanna hang out with you and stuff and that’s weird if they didn’t care about you before you had established an audience. It sometimes seems like people wanna hang out with you just to benefit from it and not because they care about you.
Long story short: establishing an audience goes hand in hand with establishing fake friends and that’s quite a challenge as well.
9 of 13How did you grow your audience when you started out?
I don’t really know to be honest. I get this question a lot and I always tell people I tried to be dedicated and as active as possible. I tried to engage with as many people as possible and also post on a daily basis.
10 of 13What helps you maintain your motivation to continue creating content?
I genuinely love creating content and that’s my main motivation. If I didn’t like it I wouldn’t do it.
11 of 13What's the one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out in content creation?
If you’re genuinely passionate about creating content you should just go for it. I thinks it’s more difficult to grow these days as many people are trying to do the same thing but that shouldn’t stop you from doing something. Try to be original and figure out what makes you interesting or special and focus on your own vibe.
12 of 13What is your most defining piece of content in your opinion? Why?
I don’t know if I really get this question but I would say my travel content as I love my holiday feeds the mosts since it’s the perfect match between fashion and traveling (the two things I’m most passionate about).
13 of 13What brands would you most like to work with?
I love working with brands I personally love and have bought stuff from in the past. For the future, I would love love love to work with something like a travel agency or with some kind of brand to create content for them abroad.