When you think about Switzerland, what is the first thing that pops up in your mind? Banking, doesn’t it? Steven Epprecht chose an alternative and more risky path of quitting a stable job in a bank and becoming a full-time blogger and model. We had a chat about the story behind his blog – “SE signature style” and why using HypeAuditor is a must for any Instagram blogger.
– For many people working in a Swiss bank may sound like a dream. Why leaving a stable job and taking a more adventurous path – becoming a full-time model?
Being a banker in Switzerland is the most typical job you could imagine, it’s like being a baker and make all kind of baguettes in France. Although I prefer the first one still since it’s paid much better. How to become a model in Switzerland? Follow my example, graduate with a bachelor of economics like me, start modelling and then quit your stable job and embrace all the ups and downs of the blogging and modelling world (laughing).
Modelling has been my biggest passion for quite a while now. I tried to use every possibility to get better at it and step by step started to develop my portfolio using my vacation time while working for a bank. Then comes the time for a big decision: to truly dedicate yourself to the modelling, since you should be quite flexible with your schedule, or stay at your 9-5 job. For a typical Swiss, it’s quite a tough decision, since we are quite conservative. Perhaps some of you would pick a financial stability over the need for self-actualisation and happiness. Yet, everyone is free to choose a path to follow. I’m quite supportive of people who are courageous enough to follow their dream and overcome the difficulties which they certainly going to face while paving their way. If you have a passion for life and enough motivation to make it tangible, then it’s better to try and perhaps fail then to regret when you don’t have that much time left.