An Influencer Introduction With Backpacking Bananas
Backpacking Bananas 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?
How did you get into that? Is that a real job? How do you get paid?
2 of 13How do brands find you?
They normally find my YouTube channel and then get in touch.
3 of 13Is there anything that you believe a brand should know before they begin reaching out to influencers?
They should research the influencer more specifically, their engagement, their audience, their personality.
4 of 13What one tool for your content or your business can you not live without?
Editing software: I use Final Cut Pro to edit videos and Adobe Lightroom to edit photos
5 of 13How do you decide how much to charge a brand?
Depending on how relevant it is and the amount of exposure they are after.
6 of 13What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome when starting out?
Having the time to save money and create content and post regularly.
7 of 13How do you personally keep your content true to your voice while also delivering value to a brand?
Only working with brands that I genuinely would use myself.
8 of 13What is the biggest challenge you face now that you have an established audience?
Keeping up with a regular upload schedule.
9 of 13How did you grow your audience when you started out?
Made content no one else was that I thought people would be searching for.
10 of 13What helps you maintain your motivation to continue creating content?
Enjoyment and positive responses from my viewers.
11 of 13What's the one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out in content creation?
Make what makes you happy, not anyone else. And only start if you don’t care about potentially making money off of it.
12 of 13What is your most defining piece of content in your opinion? Why?
The videos where I am hopping on a one-way flight. It always makes me excited and goes outside my comfort zone but I do it anyway to challenge myself and to face new experiences and that’s the biggest message I want to put across to people who want to travel.
It was hard to pick a fave haha but probably this one: https://youtu.be/W_GlDfGZ2cI
I have a playlist of all of them here:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2eiBxCh0xIoIVE6oXR_xt3oHRwKyUOa-
13 of 13What brands would you most like to work with?
GoPro, Patagonia, Billabong, British Airways, Qantas