Leveraging social media for success is not a new concept especially for early adopters of the various social media platforms. For Anna, she only had to sign up for Instagram in 2011 with no other motive other than to use the platform like a regular user. However, when she started posting photos of herself as a model, she began to gain some traction on the account.
Oblivious to the potential of becoming famous on Instagram, Anna Starostina’s account grew from 300 followers into 1,000 within a short time and not long after, popular women’s underwear brand Agent Provocateur published one of her photos and that drew all the attention to her page. From that point onward, Miss Starostina has grown as a model and social media influencer over the years.
Sitting at 279,000 Instagram followers, Anna has built a reputable brand around her lifestyle and personality while thriving as a model and respected influencer for various fashion brands. Realizing the possibility of becoming famous on the internet by just being oneself unlocked the inner power she possessed, and she channeled everything into building her brand into what it is today.
She learned more about taking better photos, and she learned all about Instagram’s promotion algorithms and how everything worked together. Within a short time, she mastered everything and began to land promotional deals with different brands. She was making an income from paid ads, publications, and getting free products to promote from numerous brands that wanted to work with her.
In her decade-long career as an Internet model and influencer, she has perfected how to work hard and smart beyond the good looks she’s blessed with. “Behind nice pictures, there is hard work and discipline and knowledge of algorithms of social media,” she said. Anna’s biggest motivation is in the success she has achieved and enjoyed. “Success motivates me. When your efforts are evaluated, discussed, admired. When you are on the wave and in trend,” she said.
In five years, while still carrying on with her work as a model and influencer, Anna Starostina sees herself having a family with children and a husband. She also intends to do other things that tickle her fancy and get the freedom to pursue her other interests. Presently she’s involved in sports, vocals, psychology, a deeper study of the English Language and also getting hands-on with home repairs and housekeeping.
She has navigated the difficult terrain of the modeling world all by herself and triumphed. She hopes to be a source of inspiration to as many upcoming models as possible. She hopes to see them succeed while going about the process in the right way. “If you want to build a career, then you need to devote all the time to it. Run to all castings, and even better find yourself a Model Agency, so as not to search for castings on your own. Also, get a skilled management team that can help you manage your life as you juggle work and contracts,” Anna advised.
Learn more about Anna Starostina on her Instagram page.