Kim Dao became well-known through her engaging and enticing posts through her personal blog, YouTube channel, and social media. IdeaMensch conducted an exclusive interview with the pop culture expert gaining personal insight on her background and motivations. Learn more:


The Kim Dao blog was first created in 2011 with the purpose of documenting her first trip to Japan. She bases her day by first engaging with her followers via social media outlets to see which videos and trends they’re wanting her to cover in her posts. Kim Dao credits her fans to creating the topics and ideas for all of her posts. She believes her communication and active engagement with her followers is what sets her apart as an entrepreneur. She also believes that because she has taken the time to get to know her followers that she has created a loyal fan base. Learn more:


Kim Dao continues to reason that she has no regrets or failures on her venture as an entrepreneur through her positive outlook and did not consider herself an entrepreneur until she had achieved success. She shares that her authenticity of her business and passion for the subjects covered in her posts is what has made her channels successful. She reveals that Skype is her personal favorite software in which the video-conferencing aids in feeling of homesickness.


Her top influencers are Rolf Potts, Gary Vaynerchuk, and Malcolm Gladwell. To learn top social media strategies, she recommend Vaynerchuk’s book, “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook”


To view the full interview with Kim Dao, click here.