So you want to become an influencer/content creator? Let me tell you how I went from getting zero to 2000 followers in 2022.
For the first hack, I recommend putting 30 hashtags when you post. There are a lot of websites where you can see hashtags that are relevant to your image, so just copy and paste them into your photo.
You should also find out what your niche is. For example, if you are into cooking, you should post cooking videos and pictures; if you are interested in fashion, you can post about clothes and accessories; if you’re interested in finance, you should start posting things related to investing and budgeting. Finding a niche will help you find your target audience, so people who are interested in that area will want to follow you.
You should also follow people who inspire you; for example, I am inspired by this man named Ali Abdaal; he’s a YouTuber and also a self-made billionaire. Liking, commenting, and sharing pictures would also help boost your engagement on your account, and it is also a great way to make friends.
Since it is 2022, you can see a function called reels on various social platforms. You can see it on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. I recommend these functions because you can get viral quickly, and also, once you’ve made a video, you can share it to different platforms so different people can watch your content.
Once your account has 1000 followers, you can start asking brands if they could do gift collaborations with you. Go to the inbox and ask if they want help promoting any of their products in exchange for stories and a collaboration post. Don’t be scared of rejection; I got rejected 100 times before I got into three collaborations with three different companies. The more following you have, the more likely they would accept you to be a brand ambassador.
Some companies would also want to see your portfolio; a portfolio is to let them know what your target audience is, your analytics, how many followers you have, and what sort of content you create.
Consistency is key. It would help if you aimed to post three times a week. If you can, you should post once a day on your Instagram stories, and if you are on TikTok, you should try to post three times a day, but if you don’t have enough time, do it once a week because TikTok values consistency and that’s how you get onto the for you page. Don’t be disheartened if you have fewer views than other influences because sometimes your views and lights are all down to luck.
For your pictures, you should try to post high-resolution rights pictures, you should also think of a theme, so if you like the color pink, you should try to post photos with more pink in them so people would like your profile more because it looks more aesthetically pleasing. Ask your friends to take pictures of you when you go on holiday or take selfies with a selfie stick. If you have enough money, you can hire a photographer to have you take pictures, so you don’t have to worry about not having enough content.
Last but not least, let everyone know when you post! Whenever you post, share it on your stories and tell everyone to like and follow so you can boost your engagement and gain more followers. It is hard work, but I can assure you that it is not impossible. I wish you all the best, have fun creating content!