Joey Klaasen Is one of the upcoming artists to watch on TikTok, with more than 14 million followers, he makes viral videos every day.
Where are you from?
I’m from Greenwood Indiana
Tell us how you got into the TikTok Scene, where you got all the ideas for your new videos?
I started because my brother had social media and also that a couple of my friends were telling me to hop on TikTok because it’s ‘like the new wave of social media’.
At that time I was going to college for medical sciences, but I was like yeah sure why not. So in my spare time, I would make videos that I thought were funny and one video blew up and started it all. Most of my ideas would just come to me but sometimes I would get inspiration from other TikTok videos.
Your breakthrough into the TikTok industry was fast, do you remember the moment you realized you were a rising star in the field?
I knew I had some pretty viral videos and I was growing really fast but to me, it was all just numbers. I didn’t really think of it being individual people who know who I am and support me. I guess what opened my eyes to that was when I went to VidCon and I could barely walk through the common outside area without people asking me for pictures and stuff.
I never really realized the impact I had on people until I got to meet a lot of them in person.
Who is your favorite TikTok artist?
I mean this is super hard because there are so many great creators out there that I love but I love this guy named Mitchell Crawford. Literally all of his videos are so clever and creative and he’s actually one of my good friends now!
Who were the people who influenced you the most from whom you were inspired?
I definitely have to say my brother and my parents most of all. They have supported me through all of this even though they don’t fully understand what it is. A motto my dad lives by is whatever you chose to do, do it to the fullest and put your all in it. So that’s what I have done with social media.
Give our audience the best tip of how to make the perfect TikTok Video
I would say either try to come up with something completely original or take a concept or trend that is already known and change it and make it your own somehow. Honestly, the main thing which is pretty cliche but true is to be different. Don’t be like everyone else.
What other things do you do besides working on TikTok Videos?
Well at first I was in college for medical sciences so I was focusing a lot on that but after I finished my first year at Cincinnati I moved out to Cali to live with my brother who has lived in Cali for years pursuing music and social media. We do love playing like any sport whether it be basketball, tennis, football, frisbee, ping pong, etc. We also love hiking and cliff jumping and basically anything that connects us with nature. Also to connect with my friends at home whom I don’t get to see anymore we play games online.
What are your goals for the future?
I guess right now I’m just living day by day working at whatever I feel needs to be accomplished that day. I really don’t have any specific goals or anything like that outside of just growing my social media. I am very interested in business and acting so maybe I will take my career into that direction someday but for now, I’m just focusing on social media.
Please write a message to your fans.
For all of you out there that support me and watch my content, I freakin love you. I would not be where I am today without you guys. And I know that’s super cliche to say but it’s so true. You guys have changed my life and I’m so thankful for each and every one of you.