For this Instagram Travel Influencer Interview, I talked to Alesha and Jarryd, social media travel influencers that run @nomadasaurus.Follow their Instagram: @nomadasaurus
Check out their website: linktr.ee/nomadasaurus
1. Do you make a living through Instagram?
We make a living through influencer marketing, which includes Instagram, but it's not the sole business we focus on. When we work with brands we tend to include whole packages that include blog posts, videos and other social media shares, rather than just doing one-off sponsored posts on Instagram. There have been exceptions though, and we do get hired on just-Instagram campaigns, however we don't chase these.
2. How did you become an Instagram influencer? Would you recommend your lifestyle to others?
We started off by travel blogging, which is still our main source of income, and Instagram was jus a way to share our photos and stories as we travelled around. Over time it started to grow and we attracted a larger following, to the point now that it is a very important aspect of our business. That being said we didn't set out to become Instagram influencers, but we're glad we did. We definitely love this lifestyle, but anyone looking to get into this industry needs to realize there is a lot of work involved and there's so much more to it than just having a lot of followers and posting pretty pictures. If you go in with the right mindset to treat it like a serious business, you can succeed.
3. What does your average day look like?
We are full-time travelers, so we don't have average days. It really depends on where we are in the world. But usually it involves getting up early and writing emails/doing admin work on the business for a bit, then have breakfast. We'll usually go explore whatever town we're in for a few hours, then find ourselves a nice little cafe to sit down and work. We need to manage our team, keep on top of business deals, write content, etc. At night we are back in our hotel or AirBnB, editing photos, posting on social media and writing posts for our website.
That being said though we can go days without opening our laptops or checking our phones if we're out hiking or exploring remote destinations. That's the beauty of this job, there are no limitations and we work for ourselves.
4. Have you had any strange interactions with followers?
Not any strange interactions, but we've had lots of great ones. We often meet up with our followers as we travel and always love hearing their stories. We've been recognized by people quite a few times too, which is always strange, but humbling.
5. Craziest travel story?
Way too many to get into detail! Getting approached by pirates while working on a sailboat in the Caribbean, spending 3 days with the nomadic reindeer herders in Northern Mongolia, hitchhiking for 2 weeks around Tibet, there's quite a lot that's happened in more than a decade on the road. You can find a lot of the stories on our site.