Ruben Chorlton-Owen from the United Kingdom is a social media mogul who has been able to derive a career from social media. The internet has changed how we live today. We were lucky enough to be able to interview Ruben on why social media is extremely powerful when it comes to having a brand or being a public figure.
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
As I grew up in a rural area, there wasn’t much to do. I got a computer at an early age and became obsessed with it. Ever since then, it has changed my life. I quickly noticed how social media was changing the way we live so I began using YouTube. It was crazy to me when I first started getting paid for a few clips and remixes on there. From that moment – I knew what I wanted to do, and I started to take it all very seriously. This all led me to where I am today, working with multiple brands, artists, and public figures.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started your ventures?
It was when I started doing YouTube. I was starting to upload funny remixes and compilations of cartoons. It was only my third video and it went viral! It received almost half a million views within a few days. It was very great for me as it made me realize what possibilities there are. Once you do something the right way, you know how to do it forevermore!
Can you share a story about a mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?
A mistake I made was when I slowed down. I had lost determination and I started becoming lazy. I quickly realized that I needed to put the time and effort to keep getting those persistent results. I regretted doing that, but I suddenly fixed my mistake and got back on the path. I realized determination and consistency is key when it comes to results and success.
What do you think makes you an influencer stand out? Can you share a story?
I think as an influencer, I stand out as I take a different approach to other creators. I make sure the content I create is either unique, is engaging with the viewer, or is just funny to watch. I always listen and engage with my community and I am on top of everything going on such as trends. I ensure my content is high quality, and that I over-deliver to my audience. I am always giving back to my audience too which is key.
Which tips would you recommend to other people in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
My suggestion is to eat healthily, do activities to stay fit, and to stay relaxed. Meet up and talk to friends or family, and balance it all out well. Don’t just focus on one thing all day. Make sure you have a little time on your hands to educate yourself on something new now and again too.
None of us can achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful to who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
I am grateful for many. I am grateful to my community and fanbase which gives me inspiration and motivation to keep going. I am thankful for the people I have met on my journey who have shared with me knowledge, tips, and tricks to help me achieve success even more. I also am very thankful for my friends and family who help me remain focused on my career.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I have used my success in many ways to bring positivity and goodness. One of my best ways is when I have used profits to donate to charities and crowdfunding for tragedies. I have also used my platform many times to bring attention to many topics that the mainstream media doesn’t cover. These are things I do to help make the world a better place for others. I have done well by giving back to those that show support too. I have also many times been there for people who want to have a chat, and this is something very small that can go a long way.
Do you have a favourite quote? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
I am very inspired by quotes; I have many that I favourite – but one I favour most is my quote reading; “Have a dream? Go for it. Don’t let anyone or anything get in your way.” This quote is relevant to me because I was very distracted once by people who were trying to bring me down, laughing at me and telling me I wouldn’t ever get anywhere. Once I changed my mindset, life was so much better. This is a quote I will always live by and you should too!
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