Featured User: Aldo of PrettyCraftyGirl!

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Name: Aldo Walston

YouTube Channel: PrettyCraftyGirl

Twitter: @aldoisPCG

Instagram: @aldoisprettycraftygirl

How long have you been using MagicLinks? I had been using Magiclinks since late 2015 and loving it ever since!

What does authentic communication with your subscribers mean to you? It means so much to me because being honest to my subscribers and viewers is what makes them come back and watch my videos. If what I say is the truth I will gain their trust and most likely will like to be a part of my #craftyfans

Have you ever struggled to stay authentic on a particular topic, or with a particular promotional or vlogging partner? To be honest, I haven’t struggled to stay authentic since I let my potential vlogging partner or sponsor that I only do honest review. If a company asks me to say only positive review about the products I will immediately decline even if the pay is good. My reviews are always honest base on what I experienced using the products it could be positive or it could negative but I will not embellish my reviews.

How and why did you decide to start your channel? When I started my channel I was living in Australia at that time. I was far away from my family and friends. I was lonely and bored I wanted to be able to connect with my family and friends. Even if it was just watching Youtube videos I feel like I belong and part of a community. One day it inspired to make my own channel I knew from the start I wanted my channel to be about DIY and Arts and Crafts but I did not have the right resources at the time. So I started posting modest outfits inspirations, handbag collection, and shopping haul videos. Once I’m finally comfortable in front of the camera that took me 2 years that’s when I decided it’s time to make videos that my subscribers and viewers to learn from.

What is the most difficult challenge you’ve faced as you’ve grown your audience? The most difficult challenge I’m facing right now as my audience grow, is replying to all the comments, I get a lot of comments and emails sometimes replying to all of them is becoming impossible. I still try to keep up and reply to them whenever I could. I also noticed that I am getting more hate comments, those I delete immediately. Constructive criticism is a good thing so I keep them because that’s how I learn to improve my videos, but pure hate comments I do not tolerate.

What inspires you? There are a lot of things that inspires me. I get inspired by nature I love looking at flowers and trees. My family inspires me a lot as well, they are the ones who are encouraging me, giving me ideas. Especially my husband Scott if not for him I will not have the confidence to show my face on Youtube. He told me I should not worry what other people might think about me, as long as what I am doing is right and what I do makes me happy that’s all that matters. He’s a very supportive husband I feel so blessed to have him in my life!

What are your favorite topics to vlog about? I really love to vlog about fashion particularly modest clothing. I feel like it is very hard to find modest clothing these days and if you do find a store that sells modest clothes they are usually expensive. That is why I like to sew my own clothes and show my subscribers how to do it step by step. It is so much fun to make your own clothes also it is very affordable you get to choose the fabrics and style and most important the clothes will fit you. A few months ago I made a modest midi length wedding dress and believe it or not it only costs me $5 to make it.

What causes do you care most about, and how are you involved in them? I really care about recycling. I like to repurpose things in a brand new way. I hate throwing things away. I can refashion a garment a few times until I can’t anymore even then I will still manage to find a way to use them!

Do you have any pets? We love pets at MagicLinks! We used to have a pet but sad to say he is not with us anymore. His name was Max he was very smart dog he will always be part of my family.

What is one of the best comments you’ve ever received on one of your videos? The best comments that I have ever received on my videos was when a subscribers or viewers tells me that I inspired them and they are learning a lot from my tutorials, that’s what keeps me motivated. It makes me so happy that I taught them something new that I was able to ignite that passion to create something is very rewarding.

What is your favorite place to shop? I love online shopping and I have a few favorite websites like Amazon, Ebay, Fabrics, Joanns, DSW, Wayfair. It is easy for me to do online shopping since it is not overwhelming. I also like to go TJMAXX and HOMEGOODS those two store I have to go to the actual store it’s a fun place to find unique stuff.

Is there anything you’d like to share with others in the community about your experience with MagicLinks? Magiclinks is such a great tool for any blogger or vlogger it lets you add links to the items in just a few clicks. It is also a great way to earn extra cash outside of Youtube. I am so blessed to be a part of Magiclinks family!

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