You have heard the term before. You must have. It is literally all over the internet.
Can you really make money as an influencer?
OMG, I get asked that all of the time. The answer is unequivocally, YES. However, it is not as easy as some people think it is.
Some people think that they can throw something up on Facebook, Instagram or TikTok and all of a sudden be raking in the bucks.
That reminds me of folks who think that if they open the door of their new store they will just automatically be a success.
THAT DOES NOT WORK! Well, unless you are super famous already!
What does work is hard work and specialized knowledge and/or talent.
But let’s get down to it. What are the most common answers to how influencers make money?
This is likely the number one answer to how an influencer earns money.
This is not to be confused with someone who joins a Multi-Level Marketing company and calls themselves an affiliate.
An affiliate in the influencer market is someone who earns a commission by promoting a product or service created by another party. There are no levels, no purchase required by he affiliate or any such thing.
What is required is a genuine like of the product or service. Please do not promote things you do not genuinely have an interest in. Your readers and followers will know.
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This is how you will get the best results.
The rule (yes, I consider it a rule) remains the same here.
Sponsored posts are prevalent on Instagram, Facebook, and even this blog. Look around and you will see them.
Sponsored posts are built around content marketing. They are an advertisement but they are full of insight and useful information. With content marketing you receive a great value in the advertisement. Some of the companies that sponsor posts are looking for the reader to learn about their products, others want you to visit their site and still others just want you to share your opinion.
Allow people to get to know you. People do business with people that they know like and trust. Share of you and your beautiful self. You have a lot to offer but we do not know that unless you tell us.
Educate us about your area of knowledge. Do not worry about selling us something. Allow us to get to know you and what you offer. We will purchase your product or choose to work with you once you show us the value in it.
Tell us the story of why you do what you do. What makes you passionate? Is it a passion for access to higher education? Is it a desire to let people know that they can have health and happiness?
We want to know!
Use social media to increase income and use your platform to tell us about you!
There are many brilliant people that offer great tips. Learn from them but share your own brilliance, passion, and personality.
Do not simply copy what they do or what I do. That does not automatically mean that it will work well for you.
My style is me. It is genuinely me.
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