Social media influencing has been a tried and tested successful marketing campaign today. If you doubt the above statement, have a look at the celebrity status of Influencers; they are a massive success in monetizing their blog and social networks in a fair and professional way.
In a nutshell, an influencer’s marketing strategy is simple; more fame and more followers is equal to more money. However, to become an influencer and a trusted client base is not that simple; one should dedicate their time and effort, find a niche – last but not least, they should be genuine to their followers. So, are you the one dreaming of being a social media Influencer; then this is the right time as many influencers are tasting triumph through brand reviews and promotions.
The first and foremost step in becoming a name as an influencer is finding a niche in a particular sector, which eases the task of creating a relationship with a brand and building credibility among the followers. For that, one shouldn’t be keen to follow a particular advertising style- but communicate with the followers regularly through some engaging contents.
The prime epitome of an influencer is Huda Kattan- the millionaire and the founder of the billion-dollar cosmetics brand Huda Beauty. Starting her career as a cosmetics blogger, she is now riding high with a large number of 37 million followers on Instagram and 3,247,027 subscribers on YouTube. For those who want to attain success in business via Instagram or YouTube, refer to Huda’s story.
If you are a beginner, these are some of the few tips to make your ‘influencer dream work:
Following the crowd will never make you an Instagram or social media star. For that, you should choose your niche in a particular sector and become an inspiration. Luckily, social media is never a restricted platform especially in wordpress, and you can try your luck at any medium, you are comfortable with many- cosmetics, accessories, cooking, fitness, and more. Take the case of Kayla Itsines- the instagram star and personal trainer – who posts workout videos, inspirational messages, and diet tips on her page. More, she is one of among the Top 30 Most Influential People on the Internet, listed by Times Magazine.
As per the stats, Instagram Influencers are effective in making people purchase. Yes, if you have provided honest and unpretentious reviews, the crowd will follow you and consider your recommendations before making any purchase- both online and offline as well.
The best winning strategy in any field is finding your own strength. For instance, you don’t have to necessarily blog about runway shows during fashion week just because it’s happening. The better idea is to figure out your strong points and work for them.
Take all your chances –One should actively grow your follower base- Invite new people and follow back, Join forums, pages, and groups related to your industry. If you have a budget and have a premium content offer, then you can promote it as a sponsored post, which will help your post to reach ideal feeds. Guest posts are another perfect way of growing your followers. Publishing your feature on a reliable site helps you to establish your credibility and authority.
As an aspiring influencer, you should keep updated on the trends happening within your niche, and this practice will help you to stay ahead of the competition. Besides, one can use social listening tools, to monitor what customers are saying about a brand and industry online, which helps you to publish the most trending posts.