A guest post by Andrea of The Chicest Chicks
How did you get started as a social influencer?
I was in desperate need of a creative outlet. My friend introduced me to Pinterest, within a few months I started getting lots of product questions, which lead me to started my Instagram account. I found it easier to interact with my followers.
What inspired you to create a spot for women to shop chic clothing?
Women would often ask me where I shopped and would compliment me on how I styled my outfits. I wanted to share my favorite must-have essentials in an easy to shop platform.
Your feed is so fun and unique! Did it always look like it does today or how has it evolved?
Thank you! Yes, I didn't want to be " the face" of my brand, my hope was for women to envision themselves wearing the clothes I style, it's been that way since day one.
What's your favorite thing about being in the social influencer world?
I love knowing my styling inspires women's outfits. Being tagged on a look that was inspired by me is the best feeling.
Can you share some tips for how you grew your Pinterest following and some advice for using the platform as an influencer?
My biggest tips are, to post in the morning and evening. Also, have eye-popping covers for your boards. Creating unique and creative names for your boards can also help you stand out. I would also make your Pinterest account into a business profile. Pinterest is an effortless and practical way to grow your brand!
What are your 3 favorite trends for 2018?
I love mixed prints, sequined dress and, clear vinyl trench coat.
Are you more of a shoe or handbag kind of girl?
Handbags, for sure.
What's your favorite place to shop for affordable & chic clothing?
I love Asos, H&M, Nordstroms, and Express.
ADVICE / TIPS:
What advice do you have for someone trying to get into the social influencer world?
Create a brand you love, be your biggest cheerleader! Create your brand around your strengths, stay focused and consistent.
Do you have any tips for running a E-Shop efficiently?
I believe consistency is vital, try to post daily. Also, only add items to your shop that inspires you, you will attract women with similar taste.
Did you originally start your blog as an E-Shop and if not, what advice do you have for bloggers thinking about transitioning their brand/blog?
Yes, I did, owning a successful E-shop has always been my goal.