People follow and trust influencers.
If you want to become a social influencer, then you’re in luck.
Because, in today’s blog post, I’m going to be giving you 5 quick ways you can become a trusted influencer in your niche!
#1 Find Your Focus
Before you can become an influencer, you need to first identify what you want to be known as an expert or influencer in.
Knowing which niche or industry to focus on makes it easier for you to establish a solid reputation.
Do you want to be a music influencer, a marketing authority, a cookery expert, what?
Write a list of the favorite things you like talking about, weigh the pros and cons, and choose the one that comes out on top.
#2 Choose Your Social Media Platforms Wisely
Too many people trying to become social influencers think that quantity is more important than quality.
What they then do is try to get on to every social media platform possible.
That is not only a lot of wasted effort, but it spreads your influence too thinly.
It also means wasting time on social media platforms your target audience don’t visit.
Do some research. Find out where those in your niche hang out online. That’s where you should be focussing your efforts.
#3 Share Valuable Content
Bringing a lot of value to your audience will mean a lot to them, and will help you stand out from all the other people they follow.
Too many so-called influencers expect a lot in return too soon, so you need to do something different.
Give value first, and plenty of it, before asking for anything in return.
Many of your followers will feel indebted to you, which can be valuable when you ask them to return the favor.
For example, by asking them to visit a website or download an app, they’ll be more likely to do as you say. By giving them value, they’ll be more willing to follow your calls to action now and in the future.
#4 Engage With Other Influencers
Find out who the other influencers in your niche and network with them.
Share your valuable content with them.
Comment on their blogs and social media pages.
If your fans recognize the value you bring to the table, chances are your peers will also recognize the same value.
So don’t be shy, reach out to them and they may be happy to share your valuable content with their own audience and followers.
#5 Engage With Your Fans and Followers
If you’re engaging with other influencers, then you should also be engaging with your fans and your followers.
After all, these are the people you want to be influencing someday.
Make yourself available to your followers.
If they ask questions, answer them back promptly.
They’ll be grateful, and they’ll tell their friends about you which will bring in even more followers to your network.
So, don’t be aloof and unengaging.
Instead, reach out and befriend your followers!
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