I have gotten so many questions about how I have been able to monetize my social media and actually get compensated for making content and just being an active user. I wanted to give you all of the tips that got me to over 10k followers on IG and active engagement on my platforms! (Still learning about TikTok but that comes with time).
1. BRAND YOURSELF. When people come to your social media platforms they need to understand who you are and what kind of content they can expect to see from you. For example I am a mom, wife, full time employee and business owner so that is the type of content I post. I like to create lifestyle content that appeals to people who have similar interests as me. People need to know who you are and what you're about. Have an idea of what you want to focus on.
2. Educate educate educate! Do your research. If you want to start your own brand, create a blog or monetize your social media you need to learn how these platforms work and how to make them work in your favor. I have also partnered with Kinnidi Alexiss in regards to her It Pays To Be Social Course. This course is EVERYTHING. It will give you the secrets of creating a blog and becoming a paid influencer. You can use my affiliate code to show me some love for putting you on : 229973_igbhlzvg and visit https://it-pays-to-be-social-vol1.teachable.com/p/iptbs-a-beginners-guide-to-blogging to get enrolled. Once I implemented the resources provided in this course, I secured 4 brand partnerships that either got me free products or PAID.
3. Create quality content. Do not be intimidated by number of likes or follows that you get. The more consistent you are and the more you appeal to your audience, you will see growth. Make sure your photos are good quality! You DO NOT need to go out and spend hundreds of dollars to make this happen. Get a ring light from amazon and use your smartphone. Good lighting will take you so far and that includes the sun. Use outside to your advantage as well as it makes for awesome photos. Here is the link to the ring light I purchased for my video content : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07S52MFSC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_CvhWEbV1BKSPG
There are so many things that help you become a successful influencer but you have to really put yourself out there. Go back to up to tip #2 and TAKE THE COURSE. It will give you companies that specifically will let you know what company's and brands are looking for people like you to promote their content. I can't wait to see your content!