5 minutes of truth with influencer – Apolla @apolla_may

We keep on sharing success experience of our precious Influencer community members. Hero #5 – fantastic Apolla, fashion model and blogger from Brisbane💚

Country: Australia

Followers: 31k

Posts: ~ 282

Persollo: Describe yourself in 5 words

Apolla: Well, I think the most accurate answer on that would be the opinion of my closest people. So, they came up with: Eccentric, Funny, Intelligent, Strong and Kind, What nice friend/s I have hey 😂

P: Tell us shortly how did you start your way in the world of social?

A: Very easy, I just registered and downloaded Instagram. As time went by I realised how much potential the app had and how I could realise my artistic potential by using this platform.

P: When did you realize that you have your tribe (kinda woke up famous)?

A: I don't believe I had a “tribe”. However, at some point, I started getting a lot of messages and attention. After that, I realised that my opinion matters for others and I have a certain level of responsibility.

P: When did you have your 1st collaboration (paid or barter)? How many followers did you have back then?

A: Barter. I think around 11-13 k.

P: Your best and worst collaboration experiences and why (you don’t have to call the name of brand)

A: I had so many great collaboration that I cannot tell you the best, sorry! From the other hand, I definitely remember the worst😊 I was forced to tell my followers that the product is amazing and worth purchasing!! When I had the complete opposite opinion. So, I didn't do it. I returned the item and moved on.

P: Who makes photos for you? How do you edit your pictures?

A: I create a lot of my portraits myself. Also, I have a number of amazing photographers with who we shoot together. As well as modeling campaigns. My favorite editing apps are Adobe Lightroom Classic CC and Facetune.

P: You think pictures or captions are more important?

A: Both. Pictures are visual perception and words – connect people. Words always matter.

P: How do you cope with negative comments or critique on your social accounts?

A: I don’t care. If I think it’s too disturbing, I delete them, but I think you need to educate your followers. Explain to them what is acceptable for you and what is not. Do not expect them to read your mind. For that, I have my podcast on Instagram – “Robe talk”.

P: How to become an influencer — your personal recipe, given the hot new social trends.

A: Have a vision and a passion. After, think of ways to present it to people. Be different. Be consistent. Be real.

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