Hi, I’m Christine Kaaloa !
I’m a video storyteller, a female solo travel influencer & Youtube coach.
I was a female solo traveler with a rising career living in New York city, filming and producing popular reality and online shows. I was a docu-reality producer and shooter working for a lot of corporate brands from MTV, Food Network, Yahoo, BET, VH1 and paid to travel. But the economy fell and I left the U.S. to spend a gap year living abroad (a dream of mine!) in Korea.
Long story short, when I moved back home to the U.S., I returned to my family in Hawaii. It was a monumental challenge breaking into a small patriarchal television industry on a small island with limited opportunities. So I worked on corporate audio visual jobs and shooting for live events. Wanting to survive my passion for video storytelling, I went onto YouTube. And re-scripted my life!
I grew my influence in the travel blogging industry and created a solo travel YouTube brand and blog to empower new solo travelers around the world to find the confidence to travel alone. Til today, I get regular emails and messages from both, women and men about how my videos helped launch their first solo trip. Inspiring new soloists to leap towards their fears to find freedom is major. That’s the positive side of influence.
Brands like Apple, Manfrotto, Shell Oil, Travel Channel,… approached me when I was 25K-50K subscribers and ultimately I worked on campaigns with equally big brands… These were brands I thought I had to be living in New York or Los Angeles to work with! I’ve been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fodors, The Points Guy and my YouTube work has appeared in Huffington Post, Flight Network, Thrillist, Nat Geo, Transferwise... (full press here). I’m occasionally hired for tourism board campaigns to create high quality, info-taining content and I work with sponsors for monetized content on almost every trip I take!
You can struggle with guesswork for years, slug it out trying to figure out how your competitors are succeeding where you’re not. You can Google answers and watch YouTube tip videos till you’re overwhelmed and uncertain what will work …and basically, never recognize or own your true potential.
The goal of my Video Jumpstart Academy is to guide you past all the growing pains and head-scratching… to grow and monetize your YouTube brand quickly …and strategically!