Chloé Kitembo Became a Vlogger Cuz She Was Bored in Belgium
Chloé Kitembo is slaying the game at only 21 years old. Born and raised in Brussels, Belgium with heavy roots in the DR Congo, Africa, she’s taken her popularity from YouTube and is using it to make a business for herself.
How did your social media popularity grow so huge?
I started Instagram back in 2012 and YouTube a year later. Back then my pages weren’t popular at all. Creating my vibe, being consistent at posting and getting love from popular pages and influencers is what made it grow!
Where did your personal style come from and how did you find it?
My personal style is mainly inspired by myself. I always go for what I feel like wearing. Other females on the gram are a huge source of inspiration too.
What tips do you have for women looking to grow their personal brand?
Staying true to yourself is major key! People will admire you the most because you are yourself. Be consistent in whatever it is that you’re trying to bring out there. Very important! And last but not least, people like pretty things, keep an on eye on how you’re bringing your stuff to the public.
How has your social media popularity aided in you becoming an entrepreneur?
At first I had no idea social media was actually a business. I was posting my stuff out there just for fun until I started getting business offers. SHOOK! Step by step I learned how to manage the enquiries, I’m still working on it because it’s not easy but I’m getting there.
What made you start a YouTube channel and what is your favorite content to put out?
The real reason I started YouTube was out of boredom (lmao). In 2012, I temporarily moved to this city in Belgium where I had zero friends to hang out with and zero activities to keep me busy. I had this Canon camera and I had a editing software and I said to myself let’s try and make a mini make up tutorial and that’s exactly what I did. I’ve always been a type of creative person so to me editing was actually very entertaining. That video did not pop at all. I waited a long time before uploading more stuff to my channel.
What are some personal and business goals you set for yourself?
I don’t really like to talk about my goals because I feel like it’s something personal. It’s actually awkward to me lol. Is that weird ?
What tips do you have for young women looking to grow their social media following?
Like I said earlier, keep it moving. Be yourself, post eye-catching content and stay consistent! <3
What was a huge challenge for you to overcome as you grew successfully?
Reacting to negativity was a big challenge! I never understood why people would randomly come under my video/picture to write something mean. Me as a person if I don’t like a post I would ignore it and voilà. Then again, when somebody takes it that far I feel like it tells more about themselves than about the person they’re “bullying”.
What do you want your supporters to take from this interview?
If you’re reading this I want to boost you in whatever it is that you’re doing. Be the best you can be! xoxo