Social media phenom, content creator, and performer Apollo chatted with #Powerjournalist Markos Papadatos about the digital age.
American author, speaker, and leader John C. Maxwell once said: “Dreams don’t work unless you do.” This quote applies to the Australian social media sensation Apollo.
On being a content creator, social media influencer, and performer in the digital age, Apollo said, “It’s weird. I never actually saw myself going this route. I only heavily started during COVID. I used to be a personal trainer for 12 years before I became a full-time entertainer and I could not get traction on social media. I think TikTok changed the game. It’s very liberating for me to be able to make my own money on my own time in my own way using my own creative process. Everything is working out great.”
He performs with Bad Boys Australia. He has been with them since the COVID-19 pandemic. “It has been great,” he said.
Apollo had positive remarks about fellow performer Jeff Conelius. “Jeff is the man, he is one of my favorite people. He is a very hard worker and an incredible dancer. He is just a cool dude honestly,” he said.
For young and aspiring content creators, he offered the following advice: “Don’t do too many retakes, if you have a creative idea jump on it. Prepare to have your notes on your iPhone ready to go. If you have an idea, write it down. You have to post three to five times a day to really get on the algorithm. You need to be mixing audio and video.”
Regarding his daily motivations, he said, “Honestly, the views. Those views are correlating to money in my pocket, especially if the videos go viral.”
On the title of the current chapter of his life, Apollo responded, “My Turn.” “I feel like it’s my time to shine,” he admitted.
“At the moment, I am proud of the entire product that I created when it comes to my life in general,” he said. “The last three years have been a defining moment for me. It has been a grind and a positive baby step each time.”
He also opened up about his Greek heritage. “I am more Australian than I am Greek,” he said. “I was close to my Greek grandparents who came here. My grandparents are from the Peneloponesse, down south in the Sparta region. The other half is from a mixture of places.”
If he were to have any superpower, it would be “what Wolverine has going on.”
For his fans, he expressed his appreciation. “Thank you so much for your support so far. I can’t wait to keep performing for you guys,” he said.
If he were to do any track and field event, it would be the high jump. In swimming, he listed the breaststroke as his personal favorite stroke. “I always gravitated towards the high jump and the long jump,” he said. “I find it easier to pace myself with the breaststroke.”
Apollo defined the word success as follows: “I used to mean money, but I had a lot of jobs in the past that didn’t bring me fulfillment or balance.”
He also took some time to answer some “Rapid Fire” questions.
Waffles or pancakes? Waffles
Flying or driving? FlyingCity living or country living? City living
Summer or winter? Summer
Library or museum? Library
Bath or shower? Shower
Pepsi or Coke? Pepsi
Texting or calling? Texting
Half-full or half-empty? Half-full
Curly fries or normal fries? Curly fries
Skydiving or scuba diving? Skydiving
Indoor pool or outdoor pool? Outdoor pool
Tea or coffee? Coffee
Rain or snow? Rain
Singing or dancing? Dancing
Burgers or tacos? Burgers
Long course or short course? Short course
Money or fame? Both
To learn more about Apollo, follow him on Instagram.