You’re rich and famous now…
…and it’s all thanks to your fabulous social media following that you’ve painstakingly built for years.
Well, maybe that isn’t the case right now, but…
… what if I told you it could be?
By 2020, worldwide social media users are supposed to hit 2.95 billion. This stat means as time progresses there will continue to be more people to help you achieve your social stardom.
You can learn how to build a social media following and get paid for it – or can you?
Read along through this article, and I’ll share the behind the scenes truth.
How Much Are Social Media Followers Worth?
Before you go out and try to gain social media stardom, don’t you think you should figure out whether it works or not? While you see people on Twitter and Instagram having fun traveling and doing all kinds of cool things while getting paid – how likely is that to be you?
Here’s the legit truth.
You Should Learn How to Build a Social Media Following
True, not EVERYONE is going to get super rich from social media, but why can’t it be you?
I don’t know about you, but I’m still working on getting to those rates. bahah
I did experience one of the perks of having a nice Twitter following though. Amazon invited me to be in their influencer program. Basically, I get a cool little store of my own that is only available to influencers.
Yeah, it’s kind of cool, but whatever. lol
My point is – if you have something to say and a way to help people, why not get paid from doing that?
Whether you are helping people learn how to work remotely, how to have a better relationship, inspiring them or whatever your topic is – you should be paid for the help you’re giving people through social media.
That’s a big hint hint clue clue at how to build a social media following.
1) Provide Value to Your Audience
I remember the first time that I put a blog post together on a free blog site. I thought people would be interested in my life or something. I don’t know what was up with that… lol Hey, read my diary! hahah
I guess, some blogs do that without a niche, but mine didn’t do so great. bah!
With the various blogs that I have, I now provide value to my readers, so you guys actually want to read what I have to write. I educate on ways to make money without being in a solid location, affiliate marketing strategies, website traffic and all kinds of other great stuff that hopefully helps you live a better life!
Make Sure Your Content Is Stellar
When you create content, make sure you put your best foot forward. Less than amazing content won’t get the shares you want. Be sure to answer questions, give concrete steps of action and guidance on the topic.
While it is great to write about things that you know, you also want to use legit sources to back up what you are saying, so people know you’re for real.
2) Be Friendly (Network)
If you want to be truly successful, it is very helpful to have a network of people that will help you promote your content by sharing it on social media or linking to it from their blog.
Sometimes things are so simple that people don’t do them. I am genuinely curious about people’s lives and try to be helpful, and that serves me in life, and it could serve you too if you are sincere.
3) Be Consistent
Whether you use a scheduling tool or if you are consistently posting live on your social media networks, you NEED to be consistent. If you aren’t consistent, people are going to FORGET you. You won’t build a relationship with anyone.
If your productivity skills aren’t on point, you can read this post.
Here’s an example of what you could do for your social media in a given week:
1 Instagram story for the day, 2 Instagram photo posts, 1-2 Facebook posts, 4-5 tweets and a post on LinkedIn.
You may choose to use other platforms, but these are my favorites.
Just Get Started
Learning how to build your social media following is profitable, and it is NOT a waste of your time. Drop your social media handle to a couple of your favorite social site in the comments so everyone can follow each other. 🙂