Influencer marketing cut across every sector of the economy. Many social media enthusiasts keep gravitating toward the influencer marketing sphere.

Gone are the days when having a huge following was a basic requirement to start a career in this field. 

Thousands of micro-influencers came into the limelight during the Covid-19 pandemic, and more will still emerge. The brands using their platforms to promote their businesses usually record massive success. 

Becoming an influencer comes with different perks, such as collaborating with your favorite brands and working with a flexible schedule. It’s common for beginners to dread the competition that exists in the industry. However, that shouldn’t cripple your career before you even start it. 

You need to see social media influencing as a full-fledged career if you want to thrive in this era. These suggestions will guide you as you build your career. 

Define your niche 

Influencers with specialized niches tend to be more successful than the rest. Consider your interests or hobbies when choosing your niche(s). It could revolve around topics like fashion, technology, travel, green living, health, fitness, or home improvement. The list is endless. 

You can choose to focus on a less competitive niche too. The bottom line is that it must be a topic you’re passionate about and have in-depth knowledge about. You may spread yourself too thin if you settle for a niche that’s too broad. 

Choose your preferred platform 

It’s imperative to understand how all the major social network works. Nevertheless, there’s no need to create an account on all platforms. Once you’ve defined your platform, the next thing is to optimize your profiles to attract lucrative opportunities on social media job boards and other platforms. 

Here are some tips you should consider:

  1. Revamp you’re about me or bio section.
  2. Use an eye-catching profile photo and cover photo.
  3. Switch to a business or creator account. 
  4. Add your contact details.

Your niche will influence your platform to a great extent. For instance, an influencer targeting Gen Z should dive into platforms like TikTok or Instagram. Video content works best on these platforms, so get ready to create amazing videos and maximize the live streaming feature. 

That said, use your smartphone to create and edit your videos if you can’t afford a DSLR camera. 

Create valuable content 

The best influencers out there work hard for their money. They don’t scroll on social media all day catching fun.

Content that falls below expectations won’t drive engagement. That said, prioritize quality over quantity. Researching your target audience is the key to creating content effortlessly. The next thing is to design a content strategy

Building a responsive community on social media is a two-way street. Pay attention to what your followers are saying through your comment section and direct messages.

Be open to collaborations 

It’s never too early to inform people that you’re open to free or paid collaborations. However, overcome the temptation of grabbing every offer that comes through the door. Determine whether the values of each organization that approach you align with yours. 

More so, their products or services must be relevant to your niche. Do your due diligence and read between the lines before signing any contract. 

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I am Elon Slowik, I have done my bachelor’s in English literature, and further on I did my master’s in Medicine. My most preferred genre of writing in health and biotech, Entertainment. I have been writing for the past 6 years about articles, web content, and blogs. In my career and education, I like to play along with work. I have also been a teacher in the past for 2 years. I use to teach business and technical writing is a very famous university. However, most recently! I am working as an instructor, designer, and training writer. I enjoy socializing a lot. I am a very big extrovert when it comes to nature. Apart from all this, I enjoy exploring the world and traveling makes me happy.