Influencing is like your own business, takes time to grow gradually says: Rahul Mehra. Hey Folks, in another web interview we have a very famous guy from Kolkata, he is a fashion, lifestyle, and grooming content creator. Currently, he had 21.5 k followers on Instagram. He had collaborated with many brands and tells it was a very good experience. We have a detailed conversation, check it.
Influencing is like your own business, takes time to grow gradually says Rahul Mehra
My name is Rahul Mehra. I happen to be a Fashion, Lifestyle, and Grooming Influencer from Kolkata. I am majorly known as “TheEffortlessChap” over social media.
Honestly, I never even thought of becoming an “Influencer”. Yes, I have always had a love for fashion and luxury, and I am an absolute shopaholic. Perhaps confronting of being a shopaholic might surprise many, but this knack of mine lead me to think one day about being a fashion stylist. I used to love posting on social media, and I started to came across the insta handle of some renowned influencers, and then I wondered to take my passion for fashion to some different level, which could also provide me some opportunities to earn in a way.
Yes, absolutely! We all face hardship as influencers. Being an influencer doesn’t always mean to influencer others. You gotta influence yourself at first. And I am really particular about every tiny thing. Choosing the right location for my shoot, the right camera, and lens for the kind of shot I want, the angle in which I want the shot to turn out to be isn’t easy. Apart from this working under the extreme weather conditions at times leads you to an unhealthy lifestyle which can be severe but to get the perfect shot, one must do whatever it requires to pull that off.
Honestly, No, it’s not.
I wouldn’t be lying about it to the ones reading this right now.
It’s just like your own business, which takes time to grow gradually. One month you might see some amazing collaborations under your belt, and the very next month you see there is hardly anything to work for.
It’s definitely a risky business but if you are planning to be a full-time fashion blogger or influencer, then someday this statement can change as well. It's not just about putting your hard work here, but also being the most patient here to rise in the world of Influencers.
Well, Social Media has occupied an important position today. People have a lot of connections on social media, therefore information is consumed by many people. People don’t hesitate to believe the product reviews or advice on health and food by their favourite influencer or the public figure they follow. It has become quite an easy task for the consumers to know about the effectiveness and usefulness of any given product. I believe it’s kinda less time consuming for anyone.
I know this is gonna sound cliche if I say “ just stay yourself”. It sounds cliche because it is cliche. We all look up to someone in our life. And that’s the most ignorant truth. My success mantra?
“Just get it done by any means if it really matters to you”
Haha. Their reaction? Priceless.
My family used to be really conservative sorta earlier. They didn’t really have the knowledge about the world of blogging or influencing. They have now of course. My mom is my biggest supporter when it comes to my work. I literally show my outfit to her at first, before making it finalise because I love her reactions. My sisters literally back me up and say, “you got a face and personality for it, you are gonna achieve bigger and better soon”. Trust me! That boost me up really well.
And, speaking of my friends, two of my friends have been extremely supportive and they literally praise my work and guide me as well. One of them happens to be my photographer, Devang Bhandari who is the backbone of my work and makes sure every picture of mine turn out to be ab exceptional one, and the other Sourabh Ladhani, who has been my friend for a very long time and knows me in and out. He makes sure that I don’t lack confidence and he tries to be there in every situation for me. It’s a sheer blessing
Looking forward to some phenomenal collaborations under my belt and I am eyeing on becoming an upcoming Entrepreneur. I have a few things in my mind which I would like to keep them in my mind as long as I don’t make it happen.
It’s quite vivid that my contents are mostly and completely based on Fashion, Lifestyle, and Grooming.
Not yet though. Having said that, I would be soon available in many.
It’s been one hell of an experience. I so vividly remember my first collaboration with “the body avenue” and I was immensely excited. Although it was a barter one, but it was exactly like the first paycheque to an employee of a company. Filled with mixed emotions.
I have worked with a number of brands now and a few of them are quite prominent ones as well but I believe my very own favourite is yet to happen.
I believe I have had the best experience ever. I am definitely gonna recommend to my audience to visit their website and also follow their page on Instagram. It’s a good experience with them.
I mostly tried to stay away from the news, that pops up every time I switch my TV on. I also made sure that I learn a few things and make it a little productive as well. I have had a few lessons of cooking at home, thanks to my mom! I am also into dance, so I used that period of time to learn some steps.
This year has hardly left us with any sort of positivity. Having said that, the best thing about this year is just knowing the fact that it’s about to end soon.
Life and time are definitely short, and this year has made us realize that. Utilise every second you have right now or else. Also, I say it again “just get it done by any means if something really matters to you”. Don’t wait for the opportunity to come and knock on your door. Rather make a door of opportunity for yourself”.