8 OG Influencers You Can Not Miss Out On

Becoming an influencer is a growing trend, but the kind of audience you attract and people you inspire depends solely on the content you’re delivering. There might be a lot of influencers present on social media today, but some of them stand out from the rest depending on the uniqueness of their content, the honesty of their stories, and the tone they’re delivering their message in. The question, in the end, is, yes you’re an influencer, but are you actually influencing? In this list, we’ve shortlisted 8 original influencers that you can not miss out on. Take a look.

Zach King

Starting off as a YouTuber, Zach King took social media by storm with his short ‘magic’ videos. In a world where dance videos are an ever-growing trend, his unique approach was something no one was going to imitate any time soon. His ‘magic vines’, the videos that made him famous, are 6-second shots of quick transitions which he calls ‘magic’. With a net worth of $2.6 million, he has one of the biggest follower lists on TikTok. His videos are based on creating optical illusions and tricks that are edited so perfectly that they will end up fooling you to believe it IS magic.

Casey Neistat

Founder of Creative Space 368, Casey Neistat is an American Youtuber, Vlogger, and Filmmaker. He has one of the most popular YouTube channels, especially among aspiring vloggers. His channel has a separate section named ‘vlogs’ with almost 500 videos from 2015-16. Although he doesn’t post in the section anymore, a lot of his other videos qualify as vlogs. One of his most inspirational videos is Draw My Life, in which he shows his journey from a teen dead to a YouTube success.

Irfan Junejo

Irfan Junejo started his YouTube career inspired by his role model, Casey Neistat, back in 2016 and quickly rose to become an inspiration himself among the youth. The specialty of his vlogs was that he showed his everyday life and routine with simple narratives and amazing cinematography skills in-between. But he didn’t just portray his everyday life though, with his travel vlogs taking the spotlight from time to time, he gained more and more attention from the masses. The vlogs weren’t just beautifully portrayed but were perfect when it came to storytelling. It’s no doubt that Irfan Junejo’s skills at cinematography and storytelling are a source of inspiration for up and coming photographers and videographers. While his personal story of success is something all of us can take some lessons from. He is now starting his teaching course as well.

Murad Osmann

A photographer from Russia, his ‘Travel Me To’ series went viral in 2012, featuring his wife. And since then the couple, but mostly he, have become famous as top travel influencers. His objective for capturing photos is to put a focus on what other people may have missed, and he is doing a good job of it. Especially with the #FollowMeTo series, which has become a worldwide trend ever since it came to the spotlight.

Gary Vaynerchuk

The co-founder of Resy and Empathy Wines, Gary Vaynerchuk is now known primarily for his work in digital marketing and content creation as the chairman of New York-based communications company VaynerX as well as the CEO of VaynerX subsidiary, VaynerMedia. He’s labeled as an influential internet persona who has gained his following around mentorship. Vaynerchuk has also been named as one of the most-authoritatively voiced leaders across social media.

Shehzeen Rehman

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Hello 👋 Seeing you guys here after nearly 3 weeks? I'm lying in bed with some green tea, it's about 1 am and other than the soft whirring of the fan, it's very quiet and chill in here. Hope you guys are doing good and up for a small chat? 1. Some of you might know Nabeel and I took a 2 week staycation of sorts over the last days of December. It was succch a wholesome time at home. Tells you, you don't have to go too far for a good vacation if you've got good company on you 💏 2. Even though my year ended pretty well, it's been generally so low because of the catastrophic bushfires happening around us. And mainly why I haven't been able to post much is because it's just felt so off; didn't even feel right to do any highlights of the year, happy new year kind of posts this time. It's surreal how you go on with your life, while in parallel such deeply saddening things are happening around you. Cannot imagine the hardship of those who've lost and those fighting the fires. 3. I spent the last one week very quietly sorting out the backend of my work. It feels so refreshing to clear the clutter. Cleaned out my inboxes, organized paperwork, sorted expenses. I feel so ready to get back to work 🙃 4. But not getting back to work for another few days because of another trip. Details in my post coming up next 🙂 Hello 👋

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The brains behind The Desi Wonder Woman, Shehzeen Rehman is a Computer Science graduate who quit her corporate job to become a full-time blogger. She may have taken a risk with her career right there but it turned out to be the right kind! With her honesty, wit, and excellent writing skills, she immediately managed to gain attention from a huge number of people and became an inspirational storyteller for all of us.


Starting out as a page on Facebook that discussed social issues, Metronome has extended its horizons and now covers news from all over the globe, may it be social issues, political discussions, or the entertainment industry. Daniyal Shahid, the founder of Metronome, is a mechatronics graduate who started the platform in 2011 and immediately gained a lot of attention due to their unique approach to a vast amount of topics. It’s an all-rounder platform that covers anything and everything from society, arts, entertainment, lifestyle, tech, etc with a huge fan following from all across Pakistan.

Grace Bonney

The founder of Design Sponge, Grace Bonney is an author, entrepreneur, and blogger. Bonney believes that women tend to have unrealistic expectations of the work-life balance and need successful role models to help overcome those expectations. On that note, most of her work has also been dedicated to that cause and she’s written the book In the Company of Women, for that purpose which features the story of 100 women who overcame adversities to become successful entrepreneurs. Her blog Design Sponge was launched for the creative community where not only art and design were discussed but so were the stories of their creators. She’s an inspiring entrepreneur and blogger who has had a positive impact on many.

This was our pick of influencers from around the world that have made a difference in the lives of their audience and continue doing so even today. Each of these people’s specialty lies not in the number of people who follow them or the fame they have, but how they’ve created a social media presence around nothing but their originality and honesty when it comes to content creation. And that’s why we have ended up loving them! If you have anyone else you’ve been ‘influenced’ by, make sure to let us know in the comment section.

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August 13, 2020 10:49 am

Very well written, gave me a host of new influencers to explore and introduced some of my own favorites in a brilliant manner. Kudos to the writer!

Kamil Riaz Kara
Kamil Riaz Kara
August 13, 2020 11:13 am

Awesome Article! Very informative and engaging.

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