Today we’d like to introduce you to Yvette Alexis Pacheco.
Yvette Alexis, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I’m a blogger from Los Angeles. I started blogging because I am really into fashion and skincare. I’m a total girls girl and I’ve always shared my favorite stores, beauty secrets, and basically everything in between. I love sharing life experiences, as well as things that I’m passionate about. I feel really close to my followers and readers. Nothing excites me more than when I post something personal, like a life experience and so many people thank me for sharing because they’ve dealt with the same thing. When I first started blogging, I really did know where it would take me. I’m still new to the blogging world but I am blown away by the support from the blogger community and brands that I get to work with. It’s just the beginning but I truly enjoy what I do and I don’t ever plan on stopping.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Some struggles would be when reaching out to brands and not getting a response. In the beginning, I took it personally but now, I don’t let it bother me. There is a lot of influence who message brands and that was something I hadn’t thought about. I would literally just slide into a brand’s DM like “hey, my names Yvette. I’m a blogger, let’s collab?” lol. Now, I’ve learned how to prepare a better proposal and media kit. It was a learning experience and now, I know! To anybody that wants to start a blog or become an influencer – DO IT. It is amazing and the community is so sweet and welcoming. I was nervous to start because I was bullied in high school and that feeling still haunts me but it has literally been the best experience.
Please tell us more about your work, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
I’ve learned to have more fun. It doesn’t have to be a proper English paper! The more relaxed I am while writing, the higher ratings I have on a post. People like when you’re just yourself. My favorite things to write about our skincare products and mental health. I initially went to school to be an esthetician. I think what sets me apart is my honesty. I share highs and lows, I share when I don’t like a product, I just keep it real lol.
We’re interested to hear your thoughts on female leadership – in particular, what do you feel are the biggest barriers or obstacles?
I think the biggest barrier is being taken seriously, it’s like women have to work 10x harder to receive recognition. It’s BS but I think us boss babes are making big strides!
- Website: www.yvettealexiscom
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/vettepacheco
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