Today we’d like to introduce you to Suheda Nur Eroglu.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’m three years of Chicagoan and proud to be Turkish originally, so my story started in my lovely hometown, Turkey. Taking pictures, photographing people and the world through my lens has always been my passion long before I started using social media. I had my first camera when I was ten. It was pretty simple and basic one but I enjoyed it a lot! I remember the time when my father brought my first Canon from his China trip when I was 14; it was one of the unforgettable moments of my childhood!
I shared my first Instagram post five years ago. Since then, I’ve been using IG as a visual diary because I love taking and sharing pictures not just because they reflect the beauty of the moment but also they all have a story and a memory behind them, which I never want to forget. I never tried to get more followers intentionally; I just shared pictures from which I feel a positive energy. Anything could be my inspiration as long as I feel that stirring in my heart! However, it turned out so amazing because thousands of people felt the same positive energy from my pictures and their captions, which I never expected but made me feel so excited and precious.
In the process of time, I found myself in the world of social media collaborations and received many offers from local brands to very well known brands. At the moment, I am partnering with international brands (with the ones I really trust in!) as an influencer, however, I still keep my Instagram account as a friendly platform where I share my photography & experiences and get to know people!
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
No road in the way of achievement is smooth. No matter how much I try to keep myself positive & energetic and love using Instagram, I had times that I wanted to delete my account and not to have one anymore! Social media is an endless ocean, which contains any kind of people in its every shore. There are people who don’t appreciate and criticize your work (or even yourself at all!) and they will always be there. But I learned not to try to make everyone happy (cuz I can’t!) and go on the way I feel best about myself!
Alright – so let’s talk about work, what should we know?
I collaborate with brands that I really believe in and promote them in my own style. I never recommend a product if I don’t like just because it’s sponsored instead I prefer not to work with. But what makes me different from others is sincerity, for sure! My account is not like a simple and ordinary business account who only shares their collaboration works. All my followers are real, all of whom I have a friendly bond with. I share my experiences, listen to theirs, exchange ideas in several subjects, answer even their very personal questions and help them in the way that I can. Therefore, my interaction rate has always been so high when compared to other accounts with the same or more followers. That’s the reason why my followers highly trust my recommendations and showing high interest in the brands and the products that I share.
That’s also one of the reasons why various brands trust my work and offer me a collaboration. Here are some of the brands that I collaborate with from very different parts of the world: Daniel Wellington (USA), Grafea (England), Doenvang (Sweden), Nominalx (USA), High Brew Coffe Co. (USA), and needless to say, many Turkish brands. Meanwhile, my biggest collaboration project, which makes me so excited, is coming soon! It is going to take place in one of the heavenly spots of the world. If you would like to join my journey and share my excitement, follow me on IG as @suhedanur!
Do you recommend any apps, books or podcasts that have been helpful to you?
Favorite app: Flipboard
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: instagram.com/suhedanur