1) Would you please introduce yourself for our readers?
My name is Olta Baraj, I am an Albanian 25-year old blogger and Instagram influencer. I started my journey as an influencer eight years ago out of my interest and passion in photography, fashion and travels.
2) Was being a fashion and beauty blogger a dream or a career you sought for?
Indeed, my passion and love to photography has played a very intrinsic role in the position I behold today. I have always been excited in taking everyday photos and sharing them with my followers from all over the world who were interested in my content, as well as many local and foreign brands. When I saw this huge and interesting interaction, I was actually fascinated where I decided to continue and develop my content.
3) What was the idea behind “Olta.photoholic”?
Olta.photoholic project was created accidentally. Back to when I was pregnant, I accidentally posted a photo on my Instagram profile. This accidental snap received positive feedback and jumpstarted my career as an influencer. And since then, I started receiving review requests from local and international brands.
4) What brands did you recommend during your life journey?
Actually I was selected by various and countless foreign brands including Fashionnova, Prettylittlething, Rare Beauty, Sigma Beauty, Colour Pop, Roja Parfum, Revolve, Lounge apparel, sik silk, Olaplex, Boxy Charm, Pixi Beauty, Benefit Cosmetics, Sugar Bear Hair, Shein Drunk Elephant, Steve Madden and much more.
5) what’s the most rewarding thing about being a blogger?
The most rewarding thing is the relationships (and even friendships) you build through blogging. I have such an amazing connection with my followers and feel like they just GET me, and I get them! I have made some amazing friends and have found ‘my people’ through being online.
6) Do you have any advice for those wanting to start their own blog?
If you are starting your own blog, the best advice I can give is to just be you. Your people will find you and love you for that! Don’t try and be anything you aren’t and be proud of who you are!