There aren’t many successful Asian American bloggers out there. But there are a few.
Let’s explore who they are, what you can gain from their blogs, and what they’re up to…
1. Andrew Ferebee of Knowledge for Men
Andrew is half-Asian, but he still counts for me. His online following is huge. Andrew podcasts more than he blogs, and that’s how he grew most of his audience, but his blog posts are still the most thorough, frequent, and useful out of any others from Asian Americans out there. Additionally, he’s blogging more often lately.
Andrew does a lot of interviews on his podcast with successful authorities in the men’s masculinity, wealth, and sexuality fields. His content is different from mine since he focuses mainly around love and relationships and he helps all men rather than Asian American millennial men.
Andrew recently posted on Instagram that he entered the “2 Comma Club.” This signifies his online business has reached over $1 million in sales (not net profit).
I’m honored to be indoctrinated into the ClickFunnels “2 Comma Club” by the founders Russell Brunson and Todd Dickerson. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As I stepped off stage someone asked me “Bro, how’d you do it?” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I shared, it’s not about getting more information and strategy – it’s about getting “you” right. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ All the strategy you need is available at your fingertips to grow your business – mostly for free online. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ People spend so much time searching for the “secrets” when mastery of the fundamentals is more than enough to surpass 7 figs and beyond. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @TonyRobbins says success in business is 20% strategy and 80% psychology. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When “you” works, so does your business and when “you” doesn’t work, your business tends to not work as well. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The hardest part about business is not entirely business related it’s mostly about your ability to: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. Overcome deep adversity 2. Take action consistently 3. Bounce back after failure – often extreme failure. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Success leaves clues and it’s no coincidence that successful entrepreneurs tend to be confident, bold and have a forward thinking growth mindset. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To many wantra-preneurs are trying to succeed in business by playing it safe and avoiding failures altogether. This is like a UFC fighter thinking he’s going to step into the octagon without getting punched or kicked. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You have to accept that you will lose a lot in business. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’d like to think I’m really good at what I do but the truth is 90% of the things I try in business often fail. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I cut my losses, take the lessons learned and get back up to fight another day. But when that 10% lands – I win big, which makes up for all of my losses and then some (profit). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With this mindset, I believe you can turn the impossible into the possible! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Stay Grounded, ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #clickfunnels #fhl2018 @russellbrunson @todddickerson
I believe most of his sales comes from in-person men’s workshops he hosts. Even if you’re not concerned with relationships, give Knowledge For Men a try. He’s branched out to other topics of success, including entrepreneurship, depression, peak performance, testosterone, and mental mastery.
2. Kevin Kreider
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Walking my own unique path is what motivates me. – 🐉I can get caught up living others or what I think it needs to be. Some days are better than others. – 🐉When there is a flow, this is when I know I’m walking my path. – 📷 @diordavis – #motivationalquotes #dailyinspiration #positivity #positivevibes #motivate #inspirational #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #happiness #success #inspire #goal #focus #la #ny #positivevibethinking #quotes
Kevin a nutritionist, life coach, and model. If you’re looking for a true Asian-American role model who has his physique, fitness, and style, Kevin Kreider and his blog are great options. Take a look at some of the pictures in his articles or his Instagram and you can tell he has worked hard for his appearance. With so few masculine Asian role models, Kevin is a breath of fresh air.
His blog has honest, valuable text-based content. Take his article on Asian masculinity. This post addresses real modern social issues.
Most of his articles are fitness-based, but some go deep and focus on empowering other Asian men by talking about self-confidence and caring for yourself. He doesn’t blog frequently, but he does have a solid archive of relevant info to learn from. He posts daily on Instagram through InstaStories and photos. His captions and InstaStories are a treasure trove of knowledge. Check out my interview with the man.
3. Peter Adrian
This Chinese-American fashion blogger’s style and haircuts are A+. If I can get to 75% of this man’s level of fashion and photography, I’d be happy for the rest of my life in those domains.
Peter has stopped updating his blog but there’s a whole archive of incredible photos with looks you can model as an Asian man. I just found out about how fashionable denim jackets are and bought my first one. But he’s light years ahead of me. He’s been rocking these jackets for years.
Peter is still going hard every week on Instagram, with 143,000 followers. You can pick up some great inspiration for outfits from his posts. He’s lately been rocking a lot of urban street wear.
4. Wendy Nguyen of Wendy’s Lookbook
Wendy boasts a massive social following of hundreds of thousands on most platforms. Her Instagram recently crossed over a million.
Like many fashion bloggers, her articles have stunning visuals of her outfits and low to moderate amounts of text describing them. Her content is more visual-based and suited to a female audience.
It’s hard to create good content, so I can only imagine the resourcefulness and hustle she had to put into create such amazing photos. Slay.
The realm of trendy fashion always confuses me. But on occasion, even an untrained eye can understand and admire the style and design of certain looks.
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@Naomi, @Gisele, @NatashaPoly. These legendary models, amongst many other hardworking young women (and men), started their careers from scratch. When they started, they didn’t have famous and obscenely wealthy family members to kickstart their modeling careers. Most models are plucked from obscurity as teenagers. “Those girls”, as Ken Dull referred them to, had no choice but to walk and work for the brands they did, often for very little or NO money, or worse, “trade” aka merchandise with no resell value. 99.9% of models dont have the luxury of being “selective”. They don’t get to pick their jobs. They’re at the mercy of whoever chooses to work with them — some paid, mostly not. To walk 30 shows is a badge of honor, and there are many girls out there who even walk 70 or 80 shows a season. They should be damn proud of themselves. They’ve sacrificed their personal lives away from their loved ones as they try to make a name for themselves while being paid peanuts, they go through hell and back for castings and fittings, they literally sleep 2 hours a day and they send money to their families, who do not have a reality TV show, back home. I feel truly sorry for “those who walk 30 shows a season or whatever the fuck those girls do” who were disrespected by someone so privileged. Try achieving something not based on your Instagram follower count or having a famous family but on your own merit. How mean-spirited. It’s crazy! 😢😢😢
If we’re talking fashion, how can I not mention Bryan Yambao of Bryanboy?
I discovered him on many lists of top bloggers of all time a few years ago. He has a massive audience of readers and his blog is so minimalist yet visually compelling. Word on the street is that he makes over six figures from his blog, including payments for attending fashion events.
This man is at almost every big international fashion show that exists. The style he profiles is beyond my comprehension usually. Like modern art, you’ll likely see esoteric garments meshed together, including masks, helmets, giant fur coats, oversized coats, and pajamas.
For some reason, this Gucci 2018 fashion show he attended had props that symbolized you were in front of a surgery or dentist table.
I don’t follow his blog because I’m simply into standard, understandable fashion. But Bryanboy has captured and enamored a large audience that loves what he cares about.
The world of Asian bloggers is small, except for in the fashion industry, which is great for me since I can make a name for myself.
In terms of successful Asian American role models, there’s a long list I want to share with you in a future article. There’s a lot more than you think, and finding more is kind of diving into a rabbit hole where you keep finding more the more you dig. Stay tuned for that list in a future article.
We all want someone we can relate to that we can model our success after and role models are a great way to do that.
Who do you follow?