Kim Dao is a popular blogger and YouTuber covering a wide range of topics that include travel, fashion, and makeup. An Australian currently living in Japan, Dao founded The Kim Dao Blog in 2011, and the immediate attention the blog earned led to the creation of her YouTube channel.
With a massive following across so many different platforms, Kim Dao is able to immediately reach a worldwide audience that is deeply interested in her unique insight and expertise. In addition to working with major international brands and being featured by media outlets in Australia and Japan, Dao’s success has made it possible for her to travel to places all over the world while sharing her experiences with her loyal audience.
1. What do you (or your business) do?
Through my blog, YouTube channel, and social media accounts, I write articles and produce videos on a number of subjects regarding fashion, makeup, and travel. I also communicate with my audience through a number of social media channels while posting photos and video clips.
2. How long have you been in business?
I started blogging in 2011, and I have been expanding my efforts ever since.
3. Are there any unique challenges in your industry?
It is hard to be disconnected for any extended length of time, particularly if your audience is accustomed to a certain number of articles or videos each week.
4. Do you have any particular challenges that you personally address?
I’m very passionate about what I do and rarely feel like I’m actually working, but I do have to address scheduling issues and other conflicts from time to time.
5. Is your industry growing, shrinking or remaining the same?
This industry is definitely growing, but anything involving such advanced technology is inherently difficult to predict.
6. How does technology impact your company?
Technology is at the core of everything I do. I rely on all different kinds of technology while writing a new article or producing a new video.
7. Have you ever been to Miami?
Yes, I have been to Miami.
- What part of Miami?
I tried to experience the whole city, but I stayed on South Beach for the majority of the time.
- Did you visit any particular locations including restaurants?
Yes, there were quite a few places I visited, including some outstanding restaurants. Although I enjoyed them all, Naiyara and Sylvano were my favorites.
- Would you come back?
I’d love to come back, even if it takes a long time to get there.
- Was it a business or pleasure trip?
I’m always working on something for my blog or my YouTube channel, so even though this was a vacation I still found plenty of time to post some interesting content for my followers.
- Where do you see yourself or business in 5 years?
I eventually want to settle down back home in Western Australia, but I intend to continue doing a lot of traveling and will absolutely continue to make videos and write articles on everything I happen to be up to at any given moment.