This lifestyle influencer shares how to get big in the blogging industry.
Celebrities have been redefined by social media’s growing influence on the masses. Social media has changed the definition of celebrity. Instead of high-end models and actors appearing on page 3, magazines and newspapers, any person who can inspire and connect with people can be an influencer. Instagram is the latest craze in social media.
Linqia’s “State of Influencer Marketing” report states that Instagram is the most popular social network for influencer market, closely followed by Facebook, and YouTube. Instagram is an instant platform that has proven to be so successful. It is quick to interact. Aashna Shroff explains that people can quickly read the post and then go about their daily lives.”
She shared the secret to attracting a loyal following on Instagram. “The idea of being consistent and showing your everyday life” is what has brought her nearly 665 million followers. Shroff is a lifestyle influencer. She started her career as a blogger for fashion, The Snob Journal. Her following grew steadily on social media.
Her enthusiasm and consistent posts have made her a partner with many major brands. She is now one of the most influential social media influencers. As 74% of marketers use content from influencers to promote their products and services, it has become an integral part of digital marketing.
Sometimes, it is difficult to find the right path to make a living and follow your passion. Many young people are active on social media and writing blogs about topics they love. However, not everyone can become an influencer or do their careers well. However, it is not always as simple as it appears.
“If you put in the work to improve your content, people will follow you. Shroff says that brands will naturally start to come in once you have established a following. But, it takes time to achieve success. Influencer content must be high quality and have a positive temper to influence people’s decision-making.
Many people argue that it is impossible to focus on building a blog career while still working a job. Shroff’s advice is simple:
You shouldn’t leave your full-time job until you have made enough impact on your influencer platform to be able to earn from it.”
He cannot support himself every day without regular income.
Although it is not possible to quit your job, you can still spend your weekends using social media. Shroff shared his own experience and said:
My Sundays were used to be my shooting days. I used to drive two hours to get to a great location and then create content for the entire week. This is how you balance work and social media.
As your social media presence grows, you begin to form an association with the brand. Once you realize that it would benefit your content, you can make social media influence a full-time job. The influx of high-quality smartphones and editing software has made it possible for influencers to emerge, unlike other professions that require a large initial capital investment.
The niche that the influencers are in will determine how the public follows them. It is important to be loyal to those who follow you. “I have been building an audience for fashion and beauty for more than five years. Shroff says, “If I suddenly start with fitness content it will not serve them.”
All brands approach influencers, regardless of whether or not they are related. But money is not the only thing that should be considered when deciding whether or not to join an organisation. “Even though you’re approached by 20 brands, only one is related to you, you should still go for it,” because that is what your audience has seen in the past and will want to see again.
Marketers, as well as the audience, are now evaluating the influencers’ performance based on their consistency and relevancy of their content. To increase clicks, conversions and sales, brands strategically partner with influencers. It all comes down to audience loyalty.