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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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