Today we have a special interview with 22-year-old, Italian fashion blogger and Instagram influencer Fabio Bargero, co-founder of @modeoutofficial Instagram Fashion profile. Please find some quick stats and his full interview just below.
Describe your Instagram profile, what you post and why.
I’ve two Instagram profiles. One is my personal @fabiobargero_modeout and the other is @modeoutofficial (that I maintain together with @marinellopaolo_modeout). We post about style and Italian lifestyle and fashion. People around world love it.
When did you start your Instagram experience?
I started working on Instagram in October 2013. We decided to promote the brands we love on the web. So I decided to create our main website modeout.it and consequently work on Instagram.
Did you start with the purpose to make it into a job or did it start as a passion that then became a job?
We started as a passion that is now becoming a full-time job. Recently we started receiving some interesting compensation for our work.
How long did it take you to make your first 10,000 followers? Was it a difficult process?
It was not easy, we interacted with a lot of people to make us known.
What camera/phone do you use to take your pictures?
We use our iPhones for some instagram Pictures but usually we use the Reflex (Sony Alpha). You need a very good camera in order to take quality picture and appear professional to brands.
Do you use filters on a regular basis? If so which ones? If not, why?
It depends, usually we prefer to remain “natural”
Have you ever collaborated with other influencers? If so, how?
We published some shootout for other influencers but we have never realized “guest post” with others. I don’t know why, it’s actually a good idea.
Is there an Instagram Influencer/celebrity in particular that you appreciate and would like to mention?
I really like Mariano Di Vaio because of the flexibility of his work. He wears both classic style (I love classic) but also casual; in both cases he is always perfect.
Have you ever worked with international brands that published a sponsored post in your Instagram feed?
Have you ever accepted to publish a sponsored post for a brand without being paid?
When you are at the beginning of your Influencer career you need to say “yes I will”. But I’ve ALWAYS received free products.
Have you ever used an Instagram Analytics?
Yes we’ve used to see ghost followers (that i would like to remove) and other interesting tips.
Have you ever bought followers or likes?
Nope. We only used automation software to interact with people and receive more interactions (bot). But for the last 6 month we haven’t used anything of the sort.
I can definitely suggest everyone not to do it. Modeout has more than 56k followers but we have a lower-than-the-average engagement because the bot ruined it. You get followers at the beginning, but after some time they recognize that they haven’t followed you because of a real interest but just because of the bot and your interaction rate will fall.
It’s better to wait and grow organically; the results will come.
What do you think about the recent changes to the Instagram feed and the relevance that Videos are assuming?
Videos are the future on every Social Network. We’ve in program a special section of our website just for fashion videos and soon on Instagram you will see a lot more of videos from Modeout 🙂
Popular Chips’ favorite pictures from @modeoutofficial’s Instagram account
Many thanks Fabio for your time and good luck!