Name: Rachybop… or Rachael I guess XD
YouTube Channel: Rachybop
How long have you been using MagicLinks? I just checked back on my emails and I was invited to join on 1st August 2015. I had no idea it had been so long!
What does authentic communication with your subscribers mean to you? It’s everything! Especially with a channel like mine. Subscribers grow to be friends so staying authentic is so important. I could never be anything else.
Have you ever struggled to stay authentic on a particular topic, or with a particular promotional or vlogging partner? I’ve had brands ask me to lie for sure. I’ve even had them break from agreements because they don’t like what I’ve said in a video that was sponsored by them and that’s fine, but no way is a lie going out on my channel just because they told me to say it. Honesty is always the best policy!
How and why did you decide to start your channel? I was majorly inspired by iJustine and loved the idea of having a creative output like YouTube to be silly and also form a community based around things I love.
What is the most difficult challenge you’ve faced as you’ve grown your audience? Comments are a learning curve I would say. Learning how to take them and what to take notice of.
What inspires you? Days out, travel, photography and other peoples YouTube videos mainly. When you’re in the right mindset it’s hard not to find inspiration whatever you’re doing ?
What are your favorite topics to vlog about? I love to make videos about all kinds of thing to be honest. The thing I love the most about creating videos is that I am not restricted to post anything specific. I do have my main topics which are things like The Sims related videos, tech stuff, etc, but I can also do fashion hauls, travel videos, whatever I feel like.
What causes do you care most about, and how are you involved in them? I care a lot about whales and their freedom. I donate to the WDC each month and do what I can to help them free Orcas from captivity. It’s something I feel very strongly about and hope I can see it be fulfilled.
Do you have any pets? We love pets at MagicLinks! I have a beautiful fluffy white rabbit called Pancakes! He’s almost 9 years old!
What is your favorite MagicLinks feature? I love that you can just paste a link into the link creator and it will automatically tell you if the store is a partner and shorten it for you.
What is one of the best comments you’ve ever received on one of your videos? I do singing parodies on my channel sometimes, some are Simlish (The Sims language) versions of songs and some are silly lyric updates on certain songs about certain things. Well, a lady once commented on one of them asking if I would come and perform it at her children’s Birthday party! I’m so shy I can only sing in front of my laptop and my mic to be honest so this was unfortunately a big no no for me haha. Super cool to be asked though!
What is your favorite place to shop? I’m really loving ASOS right now. They have everything on there! I signed up to their premier club almost a year ago which I’m super impressed with and they deliver freakishly fast!
Is there anything you’d like to share with others in the community about your experience with MagicLinks? If you haven’t signed up you really should! It’s a great way of monetizing your links but it also gives you really useful information about what your audience engage with.
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