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Interview: “I found myself drawn to cars,” says Sara Gazioglu

Sara Gazioglu gets candid on her journey to becoming an influencer

Sara Gazioglu

Meet Sara Gazioglu, a remarkable individual whose life has been shaped by a deep-seated passion for sharing experiences and her profound love for cars. In this exclusive interview, Sara takes us on a journey through her inspirations, challenges, and dreams for the future. With a strong commitment to breaking boundaries and a heart full of wanderlust, she’s more than just an influencer. Get ready to delve into her world as she shares her story.

What inspired you to start sharing your life and experiences online?

I have always been passionate about sharing my experiences and connecting with others. When I discovered the world of social media, I saw it as an opportunity to reach a wider audience and connect with people from all over the world. I was inspired by the idea of sharing my life and experiences with others and using my platform to inspire and empower others to pursue their passions and live their best lives. I also saw it as a way to document my journey and growth, and to look back on my experiences and see how far I’ve come.

Can you tell us a bit about your journey into becoming a car enthusiast?

As a female growing up with three brothers and a father who was a car enthusiast, I was exposed to the world of cars from a young age. I remember spending weekends with my family, tinkering with cars, and learning about the different components and how they worked.

Despite the absence of a mother figure, my father and brothers always encouraged me to pursue my interests, and I found myself drawn to cars. I started attending car shows and events and soon became a regular in the car enthusiast community. Being a female in a male-dominated industry has had its challenges, but I have always been determined to break barriers and prove that gender should not limit one’s passions and pursuits.

What’s the dream with your YouTube channel “Cars with Sarz”?

My dream with my YouTube channel, “Cars with Sarz,” is to showcase that cars are not just a masculine hobby, but that women can also share the same passion and enthusiasm. I want to inspire other women to pursue their interests in cars and break down barriers in the industry.

Additionally, I want to use my platform to educate and share my knowledge about cars with others. I plan to create content that teaches how to do things with the car, such as changing oil and tires.

I also want to educate my audience about supercars and other cars and to showcase their beauty and performance. Ultimately, my goal is to create a community of car enthusiasts who share the same passion and love for cars.

What is your process for creating and editing your videos?

When it comes to creating the video, I often reach out for the help of my brother or my friends who are also car content creators. We work together to plan out the shots and angles, and to ensure that we capture the best footage possible. However, when it comes to editing the videos, I have taught myself the necessary skills.

I spend a lot of time reviewing and refining the footage, ensuring that the video meets my standards and is engaging for my audience. I use various editing software and tools to enhance the footage and create a polished final product.

How has being an influencer in Dubai shaped your experiences and opportunities?

Being an influencer in Dubai has been an incredibly rewarding experience that has opened up many opportunities for me. Dubai is a city that is constantly evolving and growing, and being a part of the influencer community has allowed me to stay on top of the latest trends and developments.

Through my work, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with many amazing brands and companies and to attend events and experiences that I would not have had access to otherwise.

I have also been able to connect with other like-minded individuals and build a supportive network of fellow influencers. This allowed me to grow both personally and professionally and has given me the platform to share my passions and connect with others in a meaningful way.

What challenges have you faced as a content creator, and how have you overcome them?

As a content creator, I have faced several challenges along the way. One of the biggest challenges has been staying creative and coming up with new and engaging ideas for content. It can be difficult to constantly develop fresh ideas, especially in a crowded and competitive space like social media.

To overcome this challenge, I try to stay inspired by looking at what car enthusiast content creators are doing and attending events and experiences that expose me to new ideas. I also make sure to stay true to my voice and style and to create content that is authentic to myself.

Another challenge I have faced is managing my time effectively and balancing my content creation with other responsibilities in my life especially since I work as a consultant full time 5 days a week. To overcome this challenge, I have developed a schedule and routine that allows me to prioritize my content creation while still meeting my other obligations.

Apart from cars and traveling, what are your hobbies?

Besides cars and traveling, my favorite hobby is networking with friends and going out. Dubai is a vibrant city with so much to offer, and I love exploring new restaurants and events with my friends or my fellow influencers.

Another passion of mine is fitness and wellness – I love practicing yoga and meditation and spending time outdoors, I believe that taking care of our bodies and minds is essential for living a happy and fulfilling life.

In your Instagram bio you describe yourself as a ‘wanderlust spirit’; can you tell me about a memorable experience you had during your travels?

As a self-described ‘wanderlust spirit’, I have had many memorable experiences during my travels. One of my most memorable experiences during my travels was when I visited California for the first time solo. I had always dreamed of visiting the Golden State, and the experience exceeded my expectations in every way.

One particularly memorable experience was when I visited San Diego and went to La Jolla Cove – the natural beauty of the coastline was breathtaking and I loved watching the seals and sea lions basking in the sun on the rocks.

What is your goal for 2024?

My goal for 2024 is to continue growing and expanding my influence – hope to have reached a larger audience and to have established myself as a thought leader in the automotive and travel industry. My other goal is to launch my YouTube channel and gather a large audience of subscribers who share the same interests and passions.

Overall my goal for 2024 is to continue pushing myself to grow and evolve, both personally and professionally, and to make a positive impact in the world through my work and passions.

Lastly, can you give us a sneak peek into any exciting projects or plans you have for the future?

One project that I am currently working on is a new video series that teaches women how to fix general things in their cars and handle emergencies on the road. I know first-hand how intimidating it can be to navigate the male-dominated world of automotive repair and maintenance.

Through this video series, I hope to empower women with the knowledge and skills they need to feel confident and capable when it comes to their cars. The series will cover a wide range of topics, from basic maintenance tasks like changing a flat tire and checking oil levels to more advanced repaid like replacing brake pads and more.

I am excited about the positive impact it will have on women around the world where I hope to break down barriers and inspire a new generation of female car enthusiasts and mechanics.

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