Olivia-Bianca Vojtech is living her best life and making a killing out of it! This social media Queen has found a way to make a living through Instagram. A public figure and a positive influencer, Olivia is not afraid to make her name known to the public. This week, she took some time to answer our questions about how she’s been doing it.
BWR: What inspired you to go into this line of business?
Olivia: My dyslexia! LOL! I always try to see more then what’s in front of me. But in all seriousness, my surroundings always pushed me to use my creative side to my advantage and to grow without letting my second thoughts distract me. I used to party a lot. I met all types of people and never said no to any fun project/activity regardless of the pay or work.
BWR: A big part of your business is your personal brand. How did you come up with your personal brand?
Olivia: I didn’t even know it came from my personal brand! I really live day by day and try to stay true to myself without getting too influenced. I get inspired from others for sure. But I just do what feels good to me without overthink things. The second I overthink, I get nervous and just abandon the project. I hate following trends so I try to stay original. My work, my friends and my life are my brand. I don’t force it or try to make it something it isn’t. I am OCD so my IG is clean. I don’t put any personal things on it, so it doesn’t represent ME 100%. It just represents my creative side. But seriously, laughter is a big part of the work and the rest comes naturally!
BWR: How do you ensure to stay on top of your public image so it doesn’t negatively influence your personal brand?
Olivia: What a great question. My social life is censored! LOL! I have clients that follow me and I need to stay professional. They are my priority and I wouldn’t want to embarrass them. But it’s funny that you ask. I’m actually working on my baby project. A project that has been on my heart for many years now. The idea is a comedy series that will speak about the BTS (behind the scenes) of “SOCIAL MEDIA”. What you don’t see behind the screens, a type of SNL Mad TV humour. I’m partnering with Charlie Paille in the hopes of laughing at what the world has become. We all need to laugh at ourselves sometimes 😉
BWR: Do you find it exhausting to constantly ensure to have good public image?
Olivia: No, not really. I post what I want when I want. I’m on my phone for work and then I have a no phone rule. But I wish I could have an account where I can just be silly and real…. LOL! You know what, let me create one for the sneak peak of our series 😉 Charlie & Oli
BWR: What is the biggest challenge that you face on a daily basis?
Olivia: To not become like them! To outperform myself. Like I said, to keep things as real as possible and keep my team focused and motivated.
BWR: What would you say is your biggest accomplishment? What are you most proud of?
Olivia: My agency. “Insert Identity” I never taught I could work for myself. My parents weren’t the supporting type and my friends always saw me as the party girl. I looked at others and taught there is no space for someone like me in the entrepreneur world.
BWR: If you could give an advice to someone who is just starting out, what would it be?
Olivia: DONT COUNT YOUR HOURS. DONT THINK YOU DESERVE IT ALL. DONT GET DISCOURAGED WHEN YOU FAIL. WORK HARD AND DONT EXPECT ANYTHING. SORRY FOR THE CAPS. BUT LASTLY, ALWAYS FIND 1-2 HOURS TO RESEARCH ON HOW YOU CAN GET BETTER EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU ALREADY KNOW IT ALL.
BWR: Do you have any regrets? Is there anything that you wish you would have done differently?
Olivia: Yeah, I have a few but mostly I wish I wasn’t so hard on myself and trusted myself more.
BWR: At BWR, we focus on women entrepreneurs. We understand the challenges that they face and the daily struggles compared to male entrepreneurs. Can you tell us if you’ve faced any challenges as a women entrepreneur?
Olivia: Yes, a male client in Montreal exposed himself to me in the middle of a business meeting. I know, I know its not right, but don’t worry ladies it was quite small. In all seriousness, I don’t think it affected me since I know that his actions don’t define me, they define him. I can only learn from experiences. I learnt to never have a meeting at someone’s house. Even if you’re a start up. You go to a cafe and you make sure you are taken seriously. But don’t change who you are because of situations like this. Not all men are perverts. Stay true to yourself but always be aware and take precautions and remain confident!
BWR: Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What is your main goal?
Olivia: I have no idea, it’s scary to think about it. My goal is not to become rich since I feel rich in a sense already. I would love to be able to continue being happy/laughing everyday, to grow world wide and to continue creating exceptional projects with our powerful team. Oh, and a scenic beach/mountain scenery would be the cherry on top.