If you had told Kim Dao a decade ago she’d become one of the most popular fashion commentators on YouTube, she probably wouldn’t have believed you. When Kim Dao started her blog in 2011, she only set it up as a kind of personal diary to document her experiences in Japan. Once she saw how much organic web traffic she was attracting to her blog, however, Kim’s entrepreneurial spirit kicked into full gear.
Kim Dao started writing and recording videos on travel in Japan, fashion, and, of course, Pokémon. She later created her main YouTube page as well as her secondary Kim Dao vlog channel. Today, Kim Dao has a staggering 363,182 subscribers on her main channel and 81,438 on her vlog page.
Kim Dao credits all of her success on her excellent communication skills, especially on social media. She tries to make all of her videos and blog articles as interactive as possible and takes the time to read through all of her fans’ comments and questions.
One book Kim Dao says every aspiring entrepreneur should read is Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk. This book tells readers everything they need to know about getting the most out of social media. She also suggests listening to bloggers like Rolf Potts and Malcolm Gladwell.
Although Kim Dao loved her time working and vlogging in Tokyo, she has recently moved back to Perth, Australia. Fans can still follow Kim Dao’s adventures on YouTube as well as other social media platforms.
Kim Dao now has accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr. You can also follow Kim Dao’s original blog at www.kimdaoblog.com.