Interview with Baran Tanriverdi (@barantee)

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Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

My name is Baran. I’m from France. I have studied in the US for a year and while I was there I was making a lot of funny Instagram videos. I started to get noticed more and more by people online and by brands. So I have reached on Instagram over 30K followers and I am now reviewing lifestyle and tech products on my IG stories. And I’m starting my YouTube channel very soon where I’ll do more in-depth reviews.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

Since being an influencer the best moment I experienced was when I got noticed by the Queen of rap Nicki Minaj she liked my picture on IG and liked my comment on a post. I mean she is NICKI MINAJ!

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

I would say that the best tip I can give to an influencer is to ignore hate comments, I know it doesn’t sound much to do but if you can do that believe me nobody and nothing will stop you to achieve your goals.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

To be honest I’m most grateful for the people that follow me and like me because without them I won’t be anything they are the reason why I’m here. The best motivation.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I have been using my platform for bringing awareness to important causes since I have it. As of recently, I have brought a lot of awareness to the pandemic we are in. Covid-19 is a serious issue that young generation people don’t take seriously they think that since they are young nothing can happen to them but I’ve shared multiple stories where young people died or suffered from COVID-19 and ask people to be safe and social distance. Also, another recent action I made was to promote links on my stories to help and donate to Beirut for the heartbreaking catastrophe they had. I will forever share stories and bring awareness to causes that are important to me.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

“Never give up on your dreams”. This quote is one of the best and true sentences in the world. Never give up always believe in yourself and you will make it. That’s what I’m doing and I know I’ll achieve my dreams!

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

You can follow me on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter “@Barantee”.



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Baran Tanriverdi (@barantee)

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