Irina Dorko is a successful fitness and fashion entrepreneur who has found her success through her personal blog network. Dorko operates her blog by sharing fitness and fashion experiences from around the world. This hub is able to attract traffic and in turn monetize this traffic.
In addition, to being a passionate fitness and fashion writer, she also enjoys traveling. Luckily, by operating in the fitness and fashion market, travel is something that comes with the industry. Dorko is constantly on the move, and always looking forward to her next adventure.
Irina is currently living her dream. She is able to operate her blog from all over the world, sharing her travels, fitness trends, and the latest fitness news. Irina Dorko wants to help inform and educate through her blog.
Do you know what steez is? If so, how do you express your steez?
Being a millennial, I have heard the word steez before. I am a true fanatic of rap music, in specific old school rap, and in the 1990s Gangstarr released “You Know My Steez”. I loved that song. Definitely was my first introduction to the word.
As for my own personal style and ease, I am a fashion blogger; it’s only necessary I have my own sense of style. I am obsessed with keeping my style fresh and new!
When you were younger what was your dream occupation?
When I was younger I wanted to be a model for a high-end fashion designer. I thought that was my destiny. I remember watching America’s Next Top Model, thinking that’s going to be one day walking down the runway. Well, that dream didn’t become a reality, but hey I’m pretty close to it. I love my job. I get to keep up with all of the current trends and really capture them through my words and pictures.
Who/What inspired you to get into your current field?
I have always been in love with the fashion industry. It’s ever changing. It’s incredible. I would have to say my love for fashion shows and style magazines really sparked my interest at a young age. Once I realized I had a knack for creative writing I just put two and two together and ran with it.
What is one current trend that excites you?
I absolutely adore the fact that past fashion trends are resurfacing. The style from the 70s and 80s were groundbreaking and part of me wishes I could have been in the position I am back then. Luckily, the floral patterns, revamped platform shoes, and hairpieces are all coming back into style. They are fun and super stylish.
What would you consider your biggest accomplishment?
I’d say my biggest accomplishment would be having the skill set necessary to succeed. This boiled down to my marketing skills and the intuition or business know. Everyone nowadays has a blog, so the competition is ridiculous. I was able to really market my blog from the get go, through social platforms, paid ad words and email subscribers. These marketing efforts grew as my brand grew. I ultimately separated myself from the competition and haven’t looked back since.
If you were ever to start again, would you do anything differently?
I don’t know about this one. I am very happy with where I am currently. I am lucky and blessed to have had the success I’ve had thus far.
The only thing I would have done differently is increasing my confidence when I started. I wish I would have known the success that was an arms length away. I was so nervous at first, I though I was going down the wrong path, but that only drove me to want it even more. Hey, I am a big believer in everything happens for a reason.
What do you see for the future?
The blogosphere will continue to grow. There’s no denying that. Everyone has a voice now with the rise of the Internet. People are starting to get all of their information and news from the Internet. It is becoming a huge hub of traffic and the potential for tons of money to be made online.
I will have to continue to grow my brand and polish up my marketing skills to stay ahead of the curve.
What’s one piece of advice you can tell our readers?
Do not let people tell you that you can’t do something. There will always be people that will try and derail you from following your dreams. They are ultimately your dreams and are up to you to make them come to fruition. Be strong and prove everyone else wrong!