How To Become a Social Media Influencer & Make Money

Updated: Jun 11, 2019

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If you have been following us, you already know the fundamentals of how to become an influencer, and how to set up your profile just like one. If you are still new to this, we highly suggest you head to this article on the basics of how to be an influencer we made just for the influencers that are starting out. After you are done, come back here.

To the influencers that have dipped their feet into this highly addicting and engaging world of influencing, welcome back. Today we will give some insights we tell our successful clients.

Whether you are trying to be a fitness influencer, travel influencer or even a lifestyle influencer, doing these simple steps TODAY will get you to becoming professional tier and starting gaining money and free products!


How to Become Any Type of Influencer

As everything in life, if you want to start getting serious traction and results as an influencer, you need to master your niche. A niche is an extremely valuable asset to have, it is: "denoting or relating to products, services, or interests that appeal to a small, specialized section of the population."

What I mean by mastering is, read about it continuously, listen to podcasts, research other influencers in your same category, network, and truly become an icon to your followers.

A trick we tell our clients is that, most niches break up into sub niches. This can be a huge factor into branching out and engaging in a whole other audience you never knew that would be interested in what you do. Here is a list of niches and their sub niches.

- Gaming - Video game live streamers, esports, player tips, un-boxing consoles, gaming product reviews

- Comedy - Pranks, parody, and skits, memes

- Family - Moms, dads, parents, family or relationship advice

- Health & Wellness - Health, wellness, meditation, nutrition, fitness

- Fashion & Beauty - Luxury clothing, styling, cosmetics, makeup tutorials

- Technology - Technology unboxing and reviews, how-to guides

- Travel - Backpackers, travelers, photographers, adventurers

- Auto - Car enthusiasts, auto repair guides, auto part reviews

- Music - Singer, songwriter, musician, bands, music videos, music critics

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Taking the right pictures for your targeted audience will gain their trust when you market products

Knowing your audience and finding other things that they are interested in will take you to another level in your influencing career. and YES, being an influencer is a career for many people. Getting to that level requires a lot of patients and a bit of luck, and ultimately hard work. You will be proud of yourself and so will all your followers that will trust your judgement when you start sponsoring for high end companies.

Hashtag Like an Influencer

If you have not noticed, every single influencer has either started out using a plethora of unique hashtags and or are using very few hashtags but are targeting exactly who they want. Finding out which hashtags for your niche can be a bit daunting and time consuming, but worth the trouble.

When you first start out you come up with a minimum of hundred hashtags. With those hashtags you pick from the following:

highly engaged hashtags (1m+ posts)

Mildly engaged (100k-500k posts)

Very specific hashtags (10k-90k)

As an example let's say you are a fashion influencer. You will want your hashtags to solely target the fashion space, it will look a bit like this:

#WhatIWore #FashionDiaries #StyleInspo #FashionBlogger #LookBook #WIWT #FashionWeek #FashionStyle #StyleBlog #Blog #StyleBlogger #StreetFashion #OutfitOfTheDay #Fashion #OOTD #Style #InstaFashion #Vintage #FashionBlogger #Fashionista #StreetStyle #Stylish #MensFashion #WomensFashion #InstaStyle #LookBook

You mix and match them on each of your posts till you find the best ones that work for you. When you become an elite influencer you will have the exact hashtags that you know will work for each post you will be posting.

This will draw in the most engagement per post and in turn get you much more new eyes on your profile. This will help you tremendously and also your sponsors will thank you for it.

Here is a list of top influencers that are making a huge amount of money.