Social media influencers

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It is estimated that about 40 per cent of the world’s population use social media, and many of these billions of social media users look up to influencers to help them decide what to buy and what trends to follow.

So what is an influencer and how do we become one?

An influencer is a person who can influence the decisions of their followers because of their relationship with their audience and their knowledge and expertise in a particular area, e.g. fashion, travel or technology.

Influencers often have a large following of people who pay close attention to their views. They have the power to persuade people to buy things, and influencers are now seen by many companies as a direct way to customers’ hearts. Brands are now asking powerful influencers to market their products. With some influencers charging up to $25,000 for one social media post, it is no surprise that more and more people are keen to become influencers too. If you are one of them, then here are five tips on how to do it.

1. Choose your niche

What is the area that you know most about? What do you feel most excited talking about? Find the specific area that you’re most interested in and develop it.

2. Choose your medium and write an interesting bio

Most influencers these days are bloggers and micro-bloggers. Decide which medium – such as your own online blog, Instagram or Snapchat – is the best way to connect with your followers and chat about your niche area. When you have done that, write an attention-grabbing bio that describes you and your speciality area in an interesting and unique way. Make sure that people who read your bio will want to follow you.

3. Post regularly and consistently

Many influencers post daily on their social media accounts. The more you post, the more likely people will follow you. Also, ensure that your posts are consistent and possibly follow a theme.

4. Tell an interesting story

Whether it is a photo or a comment that you are posting, use it to tell a story that will catch the attention of your followers and help them connect with you.

5. Make sure people can easily find your content

Publicise your posts on a variety of social media, use hashtags and catchy titles and make sure that they can be easily found. There is no point writing the most exciting blogposts or posting the most attractive photographs if no one is going to see them.

Most importantly, if you want to become a social media influencer, you need to have patience. Keep posting and your following will gradually increase. Good luck!


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Off course, I know many social media influencer. Some social media influencer promote smoking product as cigarettes, Tobacco. This is very terrible. This is very harmful things. They do this for money.

Oh I know may influencers on youtube , facebook , ... Their niche is about game and gym. If I can become a influencer I will use Fb and Youtube

I know some influencers who talk about hairdressing, products for hairstyling and fashion (very popular niches these days). If I became a social media influencer a would use youtube, facebook and Instagram as a medium and probably post about hair, fashion and swimming because of my hobby.
I know some influencers. But so far, I don't enjoy from them a lot, since I have been avoiding socil media influnce on my life. They are an idle dource of knowledge to me. In the hypothetical case I would be an influencer, I would use youtube, because as a scientist, I would spread my knowledge throught videos and conferences.
Yes, I've heard a lot about social media influencers. Nowadays, it's quite common to see them on the internet, as becoming an influencer is a trend. I believe the most usual area of influencers that I follow are food, beauty and comedy. On the other hand, if I were an influencer, I would like to create content about comedy and post it on Instagram and TikTok, because I consider these days they are the most used platforms.
Yes, I know two social media influencers their names are Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift. If you ask me about Selena Gomez niche area I think it is the lifestyle. She is usually endorsing fashion lifestyle, and if you ask me about Taylor Swift niche area I think it is the music. She is really good at singing. Her songwriting often takes inspiration from her personal life has received widespread critical plaudits and media coverage. If I became an influencer, I would post about health lifestyle and I would use Instagram to post all my stories
If you became a social media influencer, what medium would you use and what would you post about? Actually, I'm keen on some social media influencers in such niche areas as fashion, travelling and sport. However, to be honest, I hardly ever follow their recommendations. If I became a social media influencer, I'd post my ideas on Instagram and Snapchat. As for niche areas, I'd post about travelling abroad, fitness and fashion.
I know one the best influencer for me, she post really expression and story her live I like to following her in the social media. For me can not be om influencer because iam poor writing
I'm not very keen on social media...I use some Youtube channels, mostly about English, nutrition, fitness or yoga, but there is nobody who has ever influenced any of my decisions or persuaded me to buy any kind of products or services. If I became a social media influencer, I'd use a variety of social media Facebook, Instagram, Youtube.. because if I ever try and do it, I'd do my best to post something that's is worth seeing and more likely to be admired by as many people as possible and therefore I'd try to take advantage of a wide range of mediums. Regarding the area I'd choose, I think I feel most excited talking about fitness and nutrition.
I know some social media influencers, for example Patrick jordan, she is a woman who posts workout routines. If I were to become a social media influencer, I would use Facebook Twitter, Instagram, youtube, etc. I would post about education, books, pedagogy and didactics.
If I became a social media influencer, I would to post on Instagram about Filmmaking and Cinematography. Because I consider myself a master on creating and telling stories.
I am aware of a social media influencer, namely Matt Morrisa of the United Kingdom. His niche area is fitness, and he also has contracts with Gym shark and my protein-to promote their products. I would like to use youtube to share my passion of poetry.
I know no one social media influencer personally, but I chose some of them to follow on social media. Both, content and an influencer as a person should be interesting. An influencer have to feel his audience. Followers do not want to feel like to be influenced. I believe there is a thin line between selling goods and ideas and retaining followers. Unfortunately, there are not to many social media influencers who is able to wrap their proposition into interesting content.
I know a lot of influencers from all around the world but I don't have an idea what their niches area are. Mostly they have no specialities to influence people but luckily they are known by all. In my idea their followers don't know too why they follow these influencers. If you have a lot of followers in today's world, people thinks you are good, attractive, stylish etc. If you don't have, why do you live in this new world?
In our country, there are many different influencers in various fields.I know Travel Queen.She is one of the most famous influencers in Traveling.Her posts are very interesting.I love her. If I were an influenced of social media, l would like to be a motivational speaker especially for women.
Yes, I do. There are many faces that can be mentioned, for instance, Ronaldo in the field of football, Devine Johnson in the field of cinema and sport, and etc. If I became an influencer, I would use Instagram for sharing posts in the field of Fitness and trading.
I totally agree with this idea. I suppose it has good examples to people who want to become influencers. I suggest you reading a lot about this subject if you want to be an influencers someday.
I know a lot of social media influencers. Their niche areas are shopping and beauty in general. They are always suggesting new products. If I became a influencer, I would want to post about new technological products. I want to introduce them to my followers and tell them are they really useful or are they useless and the product is a waste of money.
I know some social media influencers ,they are excel at different area. For example ,some of them are good at art ,some are good at baking. And some are expert in areas like music ,technology. But , if I want to become a social media influencer ,those will not be my choice. I will like to become a food taster , which I can try a lot of delicious cuisines and write down my comments ,while gaining advertising fees at the same time.
If I’m a social media influencer, I’ll post something about baking, such as the production of a dessert or comment to a baking tool. That way, I might get some advertisement from bakery or store that sells baking products, than I can receive a lot of desserts, tools, or even become a food taster.
Be influencer! That's the dream of the new generation. It seems awesome, those people just travel, enjoy life, go to parties all the time.. anyway could be interesting be a twitch influencer or youtube to play guitar in lives shows. Looks scary staying in front of thousands but some of those people in twitch even don't show their faces.
There are a lot of social meadia influencers in my country, and most of them use Instagram and Youtube. They often post things about lifestyles, make up and foods. A huge number of those influencers are celebrities. If I became a social media influencer, I would use Instagram since it is popular with youngsters in my country and I would post things about lifestyles and food. I think it would be a good idea to show everyone on earth how would my life be like.
Yes, I know. Their niche areas are makeup and tecnology If I became a social media influencer, would use instagram, facebook and others social networks and would post about makeup and dance.
Yes, I know. There are a lot of influencers in my countary and they have a lot of niche areas. Cosmetic, technology, beatuy, fashion etc. If I became a influencer, I would use Instagram and You Tube. I would share about foods, my travel experiences, what we can do for achieve a success or how can we study easier and funnier. These are most interesting topics for me.
I know of some influencers using different social media.The most of them use instagram or youtube because that is popular in my country,in particular among teenager.They posts in various areas,for instance,cosmetic,sports,fasion,beauty,game. If I became a influencer,I would post about surfing on Youtube.I will surf everyday and eat and recommed famous foods in the coast area.This life is my dream and I hope this dream come ture.
I would like to become a social media influencers. But I will not only charging money but also to attract to people interesting to the people's introubles. For example in my conytry there are many innocent people who don't accept the governors faults in the prison. But most of people suppose that this people who are in the jail are accused of any criminal matter. But it is not true. If any influencer brings up this topic to the publics agenda, maybe many of them can be free and gain their freedom. I would like to post these topics. In the life money is not everything though it is necessary to continue your life.
Yes, I know an influencer who's traveling a lot. She is very active on Instagram and she always posts pictures in different places. If I came to be an influencer I want to travel a lot and want to show my viewers every country.
Yes, I know some social media influencers. I like to use Instagram and often watch it. There are many niche area for Instagram influencers. For example, interior, clothes and travel. Instagram is an app that the person shares pictures and let people see them, so every influencers are obsessive about how to take pictures to make the products they want to advertise look better. They not only take attractive pictures but also write skillful comments. For example, in the food post,"If you don't eat, you lose." and in the skincare post,"I don't want to tell anymore because it's too comfortable!" If I become a influencer, I would post about food or cosmetics.
I know a lot of social media influencers. There are many kinds of niche areas. For example, art, fashion, food, music and so on. I often use Twitter and Youtube. I see many famous people’s account. They usually post about their hobby and daily life. Sometimes, they advertise the goods at the request of the company. Some of them make a living from the advertising fees they receive from companies. They have great influence, so the advertised goods sell well. I’ve bought goods they advertise. If I become a social media influencer, I want to advertise many goods requests of companies and get a lot of advertising fees.
There are a lot of so-called social media influencers in my country and most of them chose a political area for their business. It's a hot topic in my country because we have many different conflicts inside and a war in add. So many of us pay huge attention to what the influencers post in social media. Sadly but true, that most of them came to be the traitors and all their posts, blogs, thoughts, etc turn out to be a fake or even propaganda. In this case, I try to be careful about choosing the influencer to follow and rely on mostly my own opinions and knowledge.
Yes, I do. I usually use Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. There are influencers introducing various things. For example, clothes, games, toys, cosmetics, and much more. And the ones I like the most are the people who post dogs. I love both dog photos and videos. If I became a social media influencer, I would like to post a healing video of a cute dog. I am on the side of being healed by such videos and photos, but I want to go to the side of healing someday. It’s a difficult to keep a pet, I’ll be patient with the dog’s post.
Yes, I know. For example, Instagramers. There are many people who introduce about trend of fashion on Instagram. I often see their post and check the trend items. I refer to their post before I buy new clothes. There is an other example. Some people introduce about how to diet.
Yes I do. Mostly I use Instagram and Youtube as a social media in everyday life. Especially, my favorite influencer is the person who post a lot of picture of his or her cat on instagram. The person post only cat's pictures or story. So I'm not sure the people's gender. And I'm always healed by them. If I become a social influencer, I wanna post about my cat and heal someone like me.
I know that. Recently, social media influencers are increasing through Instagram and Twitter. I am also using Instagram. There are various influencers who introduce clothes, cafes, remakes of rooms, and so on. I'm also searching for a cafe on Instagram. I wondered why they could be influencers. I think that the best important things for Influencers is posting similar subject. This makes followers interested. In addition, I think that the photos we post are important. If I became a social influencer, I would post my daily fashion on Instagram. Because I like clothes. But in reality, I don't want to be an influencer because I'm embarrassed.
I know an influencer who is expert about "Ramen". He is a youtuber, and he eat ramen almost every day. He go around Japan for different ramen. I like his movies. The more I watch his movies, I feel like eating ramen so much. If I came to be an influencer, I want to be an expert about ramen as he do. I want to eat ramen every day tasting different type of ramen every time.
I often see that people called influencers on social media these days. Especially now that we have less to go out, their advertisements are most noticeable than advertisements in the city. In fact, I’ve seen their posts and bought stuff. I got stuck in a corporate trap. Probably there are many people who have become like me. I have a habit of buying too much online store. So from now on, I have to try to be careful not to get into that hand too much. I don’t want to be an influencer myself, but I think I’ll be a follower who will continue to be influenced.
I know a lot of social media influencers. Their niche areas are language, makeup, fashion, travel, health etc. I always use Instagram, most influencers are posting their own topic and also their daily life. As mentioned in the article, when I look up somethings I want to know, I use some hashtags to find out. If I became a social media influencer, I would use Instagram or YouTube and post about recommended movies and maybe my daily life. But I think it is difficult to continue them. so I need keep making an effort.
Although I don't know much about influencers, I've ever heard of there are some high school students earning huge rewards using social media, e.g. Instagram or Twitter. I reckon that it has been coming to a new era.
I don't know any social media influencers, but I know many politicians and journalists who have a lot of followers. For example, in Afghanistan, some parliament members, presidential advisors, artists, singers, and athletes have more than ten thousands of followers on Facebook or Twitter. But relevant to this title, they don't usually encourage people to buy something from exact companies or maybe I don't know about such things. In fact, if I become an influencer in social media, I prefer Facebook. This is because I think Facebook users are increasing at the time. On the other hand, using Facebook is more easy than the other social medias. Moreover, some people who cannot use Instagram and so on, they can easily use Facebook. For the last part of question, I prefer to write in the field of criminal law and human rights. I have M.A. in criminal law and and also I teach human rights. I love studying and writing on these subjects. Regards, Tayyebi
a lot of celebrities are kind of an influencer right now,but there are some people posts stuff about a star or a celebrity that dont use sns apps,so the fans of them will go follow the account that post stuff about someone got the pictures of this celebs,or when and where this celebs are going to be on tv.
I subscribed to a ton of influencers on Youtube, some of them perform the niche area is a lifestyle, education, health and expertise finance. If one day I become a social media influencer I will also use Youtube as my main channel to show my lifestyle, that is what I interest to do it.
Yes I know many influencers. They have their own niche. The one that I most like is gadget's influencers becuase they can make me to more understand about gadget and also help me when I wanna buy gadget. If I become influencer, I would like to become content creator in education.
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