Influence is everywhere. Whether you are behind a screen, traveling, sitting at home, or going on a walk with a friend, we are always influencing.
I can’t believe that my countdown to graduation has begun. Where will my influence take me and how will I get it there? Through my college years I have found ways to reach people in my unique way. By blogging I have chosen to connect and to share as a social influencer.
Radiating joy, light, and life in this world, can allow us to do absolutely anything. Today, I get the chance to share with you my top five tips for being an online influencer. Apply these to your life and see what you can do!
Just Click Yes
The biggest question I get asked is how do you start? I’m sorry to say, but there is no perfect answer to this question. The only answer is to just begin and don’t look back. You find yourself where you least expect it and that means taking risks and putting yourself out there. I guarantee that someone will benefit from what you posted so don’t get frustrated when you see someone else flying past you. You can’t compare your chapter one to someone else’s chapter 25. As long as you reach one person a day, you are influencing. That number will grow with time. Just click yes to being a social influencer and start sharing.
There is only one of you. You are the main character so whether you are a lifestyle blogger, influencer just on social media, or any kind of content creator, you are telling a story. Every photo paints a picture for your viewer so stay cohesive and make your feed smooth. Posting regularly is a must when story telling because life isn’t stopping. There is always something new popping up, good or bad. You are attempting to share in hopes for someone to follow you. It can be done!
Know Your Brand
As I mentioned before, coherence is key because you are your own brand. Like a customer, your following should consist of people who turn to you for a reason. Are you sharing food, fashion, travel incites, motivational quotes or all of the above? Carrying your brand everywhere you go is a key component in the process of influencing. Showing your style, vibes, and brand can be shown through the way you write, walk, talk, post, and more! I love creating my brand because it is authentically me and yours is too.
Influencing can be powerful and successful when done regularly. Consistency is showing your audience that your content is fresh and ongoing. Being a social influencer is a job right when you wake up to when you go to sleep, but is so rewarding! How to do it? Create schedules, find key times during the day to post, use hash tags and connect with other social influencers or companies who can share your content! This leads me to my last and final step…
Do not be afraid to reach out to new people and to try new things. My story was built on meeting new people, content creators, business owners, and other bloggers who share a similar vision. I will create a short bio for myself, show my interest, and then direct message or email them to formally introduce myself. How do you expect people to reach out to you if you have not reached out to them?
These five tips are applied to my blogging journey every day. Find your top tips and share them because you are an influencer.