I am a twenty-two-year-old college dropout for a year. I studied communication and multimedia design and even before that I studied psychology. Over the years I've learned much about the world, people and especially myself. I recognized what my passions were and what I wanted to do with that, so I started my own YouTube channel named: Common Couple together with my girlfriend, Lily. I started an adventure out of passion and curiosity, and that adventure is only getting bigger and better.
To sum up my skills:
photographer, photo/ video - editor, designer & streetwear lover. Everything I say, you can watch on my Instagram page named: rabelgrave
Our readers would love to get to know you more Ra'ufur. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I'm very determent. When I've got an idea or a vision that I want to complete. I don't rest until I've got it, but I am flexible with how long It can take to get to my goals or the way I get to my goals.
Ra'ufur, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Blogger?
Music, fashion and making fun and inspiring content for others to enjoy.
Who is your inspiration in life Ra'ufur? How do you keep inspired?
My mother for sure. The way my mom works and works towards her goals is crazy too me. She is such a strong person and such a beautiful soul. But the thing that keeps me inspired in life...is life itself.
We all make mistakes Ra'ufur; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Blogger; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
When I get passioned about either fashion or music or new potential content, I get very focused to work that out. So there were times that I thought off how to do something new or when to do that. Without telling my colleague and she would be confused because I forgot to evaluate with her. And of course, that's not nice because the other will feel left out, so that is something I am working on to get better at.
Ra'ufur, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Blogger, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
I think as a youtube it is maybe a little bit different because I make video's for my subscribers, but first I make videos for myself. Because everything I put up on the channel is in some way or form a passion. So delivering service is more like making the right content and attracting the right people.
Please tell us Ra'ufur, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Blogger?
The day I learned that planning was very critical for the channel and the content. Before that, I used to think of content for video's and keep it in my head but most of the things we think about we lose or forget over time. So I started writing down my idea's and after doing that I started working out and planning out the content. Which gave me a whole other workflow and creativity
Ra'ufur, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
So as of now I also work for as a sales associate for Ralph Lauren at de Bijenkorf Utrecht in the Netherlands. And I think selling clothes and making a customer feel at ease and confident with an outfit they didn't even think would stand great on them selfs is the best feeling. This is of course on a weekly base because I only work parttime for Ralph Lauren.
Ra'ufur, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Blogger. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
My first 100 subscribers. I'll never forget that. It is an accomplishment that most people that aren't a content creator probably won't understand. But the feeling you get when you see that the content that you make is getting somewhere and people are starting to like it. That is the best!
Ra'ufur, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I guess that's everything so then haha. I am always busy being creative with the channel. I am always thinking about what the next move could be. Which way the channel should go or which new content I would like to introduce.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Blogger?*
Be determent. Be passioned and keep on working hard. Your only obstacle is time, but if you use it right, it will be your biggest adventure.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes, definitely! I am looking to work together with brands doing unboxing videos for clothing, shoes, gadgets and much more. And I would love the model for different fashion brands and photograph for different fashion brands or do creative collabs with them of any kind.
Now for the best part Ra'ufur! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
photographer: Ra'ufur Frank @rabelgrave