For everything in this journey of life we are on, there is a right wing and a left wing: for the wing of love there is anger; for the wing of destiny there is fear; for the wing of pain there is healing; for the wing of hurt there is forgiveness; for the wing of pride there is humility; for the wing of giving there is taking; for the wing of tears there is joy; for the wing of rejection there is acceptance; for the wing of judgment there is grace; for the wing of honor there is shame; for the wing of letting go there is the wing of keeping. We can only fly with two wings and two wings can only stay in the air if there is a balance. Two beautiful wings is perfection. There is a generation of people who idealize perfection as the existence of only one of these wings every time. But People see that a bird with one wing is imperfect. Isn't it time when we stop giving a damn to those people's negative opinions!!
Welcome to 2020...The days when Tv advertising used to be the most effective marketing tool are long gone. These days, We are facing a new era of marketing where influencers are talking over; Ofcourse Breaking Stereotype, as well as the traditional marketing tools and strategies.
So, What exactly am I talking about today?Well, Social media influencers ofcourse! You know the ones,who documenting their lives through beautiful photography, articles, videos and getting paid by Well known Brands to do it! Yes, this is a possibility in today's age and if you haven't caught on yet.. You can become an Influencer too!
In this blog post I'll share my experience as an Influencer and some ways you can get started today!
Before I give you my top tips for becoming an Influencer,I want to quickly share my story with you.
While I'm not your traditional Instagram Influencer, I've been an introvert and a socially awkward kid all my life. I started blogging when I was just 18 as a hobby, because that was the best way to express myself,my emotions and love for fashion. I had no clue that i could make a living out of it.
How?Well...As an Social media mentor I'm constantly looking for stunning accounts of some influencers and must admit their works and sometimes I get a little jealous,I just wanted to live that life too! So, I've turned my Personal instagram account @mysterious_cyclon3, public and am participating in more aesthetic photoshoots and started writing articles for my blog in an attempt to build up my presence,and started getting offers from different brands and there was no looking back since then.
What makes someone an social media influencer?Well,they have the power to influence their audience to do something interesting! When it comes to my account,it has influence people with a cohesive feed that guide my audience from one picture to the next and trying to Break their stereotypical mentality.
So if you don't think you're the right candidate for a typical instagram influencer journey, don't fret... there are ways around it!
If you're thinking of creating a feature account, make sure you pick a very specific niche and always ask for permission before sharing someone's content!
Tips to Becoming an
• Capitalizeon Your Uniqueness:
What makes you different than everyone else on this world? That's what you need to focus on and be willing to show everyone. This is what makes you special,sets you a part and makes an impact. Its important that you set yourself apart. Find that Uniqueness and Focus on it!!
• Don't be shy:
If you seriously became an Influencer then ditch any insecurities you have and get ready to Bare it all!!...
The most successful Influencers today are the ones that let their audience in. By being open, honest and truly yourself; you create a space that makes people comfortable, trusting and happy to connect.
• Being an Influencer is all about your relationship with your audience:
You have to be able to influence your folks ofcourse! So by showing the true part of yourself and not being shy about it. Try to create a safe space for people to connect to you, relate to you and build those impactful relationships needed to be successful in career.
• Choose & Stick to an Aesthetic:
A simple Idea,yet a difficult task to implement. Picking an aesthetic and sticking to it can be tough but will be a major key to your success as an Influencer.
• Quality Posts:
Having quality images makes all the difference on Social media. Brands are always looking for the best to accurately represent their products, services and locations. Because of this, they are not likely to work with someone who struggles to capture quality images. So,you people definately need to make this a priority.
• Make yourself available for sponsorships and collaborations:
Make sure you have your email listed in your bio and prepared to provide social starts to any company that might reach out to you. Things like follower growth, engagement rate,clicks on your link are all things brands might be curious about.
• Only promote things you truly believe in and think your audience would benefit from.
So do you want to become an Influencer?
Let me know in the comments below!!😊