On THE first episode of Clout Check: Your hosts, Instagram influencers Dani and Kelsey, make their podcasting debut. Together, their ridiculously bold banter cover what Clout Check is all about, how their photography and social media careers began, what they’re up to during COVID-19 quarantine, and stories from their past. Welcome to the show! Now let’s spill some tea *sip sip*
What happens when you put a gregarious ginger and a spicy Puerto Rican in the same room? Ya get the Clout Check podcast.
Clout Check is a podcast that's spilling all the tea on what it's really like to live life as an influencer. As travel bloggers and social media personalities, Dani Rodriguez and Kelsey Johnson, your Clout Check hosts, break the influencer world down for you each week. That being said, let's dive deep into who the hosts are and what to expect from the show!
Meet Dani Rodriguez AKA Dani The Explorer
Dani is a travel and lifestyle blogger based out of Arizona. With her brand Dani The Explorer, she aims to "bring out the explorer in everyone" and get her readers woke to all things hiking, travel, fitness, and more.
Dani's journey into the social media world started when she was let go from her first job out of college. She wasn't sure what she wanted to do career-wise, but knew that she wanted to be creative! Using the skills she learned at her old job, Dani started putting more focus into creating high-quality content, and eventually grew her social media presence to the point that it became her full-time business!
Meet Kelsey Johnson AKA HeyKelseyJ / Adventure Ginger
Kelsey first started her creative journey as a model (oooh yesss, v vogue). That's where she was exposed to the world of photography and everything that came with it! BUT as life would have it, Kelsey found herself working for a major PR agency out of college.
Even though she wasn't modeling any more, she enjoyed going to "Instagram Meetups" and making friends who shared her same desire for creating. Her life eventually took a turn when Kelsey realized the opportunities available to influencers, especially when she saw how much her PR clients were paying them to do the things she was doing for fun! Eventually, this led to Kelsey quitting her PR job and never looking back. Now Kelsey has a successful career as an Instagram model and millennial TikToker.
How did Dani and Kelsey meet?
Dani and Kelsey started their friendship as Instagram friends, meaning without knowing each other in real life, they'd chit chat over DMs and comments on the app. The two finally had the chance to meet when Kelsey invited Dani to go on a content creation trip to Europe with her and a group of friends. The pair met right before the trip when Kelsey was passing through Arizona.
So What Can You Expect From Clout Check?
The Clout Check podcast is going to bring you unfiltered tips to up your social media game, and stories both Dani and Kelsey have had on the job. To ensure you don't miss out on any of the fun, tune in to Clout Check every Tuesday on Apple Podcasts or Spotify!