Ciara O 'Doherty On How To Make A Living From Your Mobile
If you’re anything like us, then you’re rarely to be found without a phone in your hand – and little surprise; from commerce to communication, there’s pretty little that your pocket pal can’t handle! With more than 133k Instagram followers, media personality and influencer Ciara O’Doherty is definitely an expert on the matter – making her the perfect person to talk us through making a living from your mobile!
The whole interview featured as part of the recent PLAY Magazine, and you can check it out right here; below is just a little taste of what you’ll find…
WHEN DID YOU REALISE SOCIAL MEDIA COULD BE MORE THAN A HOBBY?
I started my blog way back in 2010 when I was in college, when there was no blogging industry to speak of. It was solely a creative pursuit; I had no idea that it would one day become my career. At that time the likes of Instagram had only just launched, but as my blog and social pages began to grow, I started to understand there was huge value in having an engaged community online.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE PLATFORM TO USE?
Although I started out on a blogging platform, I really enjoy Instagram as there are so many ways to share different types of content with your audience. I have a particular love for video, and my most popular uploads are always the snappy, 60-second styling videos where I share styling tips and tricks with my audience.
WHAT ARE YOUR ESSENTIAL APPS/ACCESSORIES?
I’m usually never seen without a battery pack! I do 90% of my work on my phone, so it’s essential that it doesn’t go dead on me during my workday. Apps-wise, I use the mobile version of Lightroom to edit my photos, which I now shoot solely on my phone. I rely heavily on Google Maps as I have a tragic sense of direction. And I live by my calendar and notes apps to keep me organised – which can often be a struggle!