Aloha! You’re probably here because you already know what a social media influencer is and you really want to get quick tips on how to kick-start your career. You won’t turn into a Jeffree Star or Liza Koshy overnight but you surely will be on your way to becoming one banging social media influencer. All you have to do is follow these three simple steps, this might as well be called a dummies guide.
Choosing The Right Platform
Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook are the go to social media platforms for newbie influencers. Which one is right for you? Like posting tons of pictures? Instagram is your calling. If you love being interactive with your audience and have a thing for weird filters, Snapchat is the platform for you. Love doing all the above minus the filters? Then Facebook it is. Just choose a platform you’re comfortable with, you can always branch out to other social media sites later.
What’s going to lure companies and brands towards you like flies on a sherbet? A massive online following! But I’m pretty sure you’re already well aware of that. I’m here to tell you how many followers you’ll need to have to get on any companies or brands radar. Having 15-20 thousand followers is more than enough for someone to get noticed by brands, but don’t just stop there. The greater your outreach, the more you’re going to get paid.
Pro tip: Use high-quality hashtags, to promote your posts and get discovered by new audiences.
Know What You Want
This is going to be your bread and butter. Know exactly what you intend on pursuing and make sure you pour your heart and soul into it. If you wish to become a beauty influencer, so be it. If you want to be big in the gaming community, then go right for it! However, if you think you’ll do a little bit of everything and figure out what works for you along the way or perhaps you decide to do what everyone else is doing. Hate to break it to you, but you are setting yourself up for failure. You need to find your voice, do what you love and stand out from the rest. Alright, enough with the cliché, inspirational mumbo jumbo. Here’s the gist of it; do what you love and don’t be plastic.
Ta-da! You now know how to start your career as a social media influencer! Good luck on your online journey to fame and PR packages!