Why Become an Influencer in 2020? | The FitFilled Life

One good reason to become an influencer is to help people learn things that you know. What are you an expert in? What do you like to offer helpful advice about?

Thinking you might like to try your hand at making money online? It’s easier than ever to take advantage of the technology available to us, and start your own, income-producing blog. Your blog can be about anything that interests you, or anything you consider yourself an expert on.

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What qualifies you to be an expert? If you have experience in something, or if you have mastered a skill, then you can likely transition into expert blogger and cover the topic in detail. Your blog can be on any topic you like, provided you know a lot about it and love to share.

Most people are already sharing online in some capacity or another. If it’s your tendency to craft carefully written posts, upload and share content to Facebook, Instagram, or another popular platform… then you might as well take it a few steps further, and set things up so that you can make money by teaching others and talking about what you know.

Become an Influencer

What type of blog can you run? That of course depends on what you like to talk about, what you have expertise in, and what you’re good at. The more readily you’re able to produce blog posts and other types of content at a fairly rapid pace, the more appealing this will seem, and the more likely you will gain a following online and become an influencer in your niche.

Becoming an influencer is an awesome way to make money, and the great news is that it’s totally scalable. You can start a website or social media group for fun, while working at your “regular” job. In time, if things take off, you could be looking at six figures or more by way of a full time, virtual gig. It’s up to you how much time and investment in all the right tools you want to put in to make your online brand unique, interesting and profitable.

If you’re well versed in a niche topic that you love, you can kick things off by starting a blog. Take an hour or so each today to write a new article or share content that someone else has written, and keep on growing your collection of posts.

In time, people will start to recognize your name because your blog posts that you continue to add will be indexed on the search engines which means you’ll come up when people search for certain words and phrases that you’ve included in your blog pages and posts.

What are the basic, income-generating elements that you should have in place if you plan to make money by sharing content online?

  • Become an influencer. Influencer marketing involves marketing products and services to those who have a sway over the things other people buy. This influence typically stems from an individual’s expertise, popularity, or reputation.
  • Pay-per-click advertising. You’ve probably noticed that most prolific bloggers, whether they operate as an individual, or a company, have ads that show up in various spots on their blogs. The ads generate small payments each time people click on them.
  • Affiliate links. The Amazon affiliate program is one of the most popular methods for generating sales commissions each time someone purchases through your link.

Use Social Media to Position Yourself as an Influencer

If you’re not regularly using social media to build your brand, you should be. The advantages of using social media are enormous. With social media you can:

  • Attract new clients
  • Build your brand
  • Establish yourself as a thought leader
  • Connect with new audiences
  • Create meaningful relationships
  • Connect with other influencers
  • And so much more

Thankfully, it’s not particularly complicated to get started building your brand through social media.

Simply follow this seven-step digital marketing strategy for success:

  1. Choose your platform.
  2. Optimize your social media profile.
  3. Create a posting schedule.
  4. Start posting on social media.
  5. Engage with your followers.
  6. Follow the right people.
  7. Use hashtags.

You don’t need to be intimidated by social media. Even if you’ve never consistently posted on a platform, you can get started today. You can easily start build a thriving business through the power of social media.

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