5 Tips to Become the Next Top Social Influencer
Updated: Jan 28, 2019
From left: Nicole Lai, Jasmine Suraya, PONGPONG, Danny Choo
One of the most crucial things any aspiring social media influencer should remember is the importance of capitalizing on moments. Which is why with all of the hot events coming up now that we're heading towards the end of the year, we'll let you know exactly how you can take advantage of such opportunities.
For instance, did you know that there is an influencer festival coming up? An event that is completely geared towards fans of influencers and those who aspire to become influencers, this is the perfect place to be to step into the world of social media influencing. The event in question being IN Festival: Influencers 2018.
So our first tip?
Keep up with the trends
Now, this does not necessarily mean that you should change your personality or give your entire wardrobe an overhaul. Perish the thought! What this means is that you should stay up to date with what is happening in the world. This can be something as simple as memes, challenges, fashion, the news and yes, of course, events. Post about something that's trending, and your chances of getting noticed will get even higher.
With IN Festival: Influencers 2018 trending in the world of social media influencing, this is the perfect opportunity to capitalize on it. Be there, be early, and be the first to experience it all –
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Improve your camera skills
Humans are heavily visual creatures, it's true. With the way things are changing though, the social media landscape is going to rely a lot more on visuals than ever before. Which is why it would do you well to improve your camera skills as much as you can before the big event! Even just downloading nifty beauty apps and quickly learning the best angles to take selfies will do wonders for your photographs.
And while you're at IN Festival: Influencers 2018, remember to take as many selfies as you can! Here's a pro tip: Instagrammers love cool selfie walls, something that the Digi booth will have this Saturday and Sunday. Grab that chance to snap away!
Even though hardly anyone says it, being a social media influencer is essentially being a content creator. When you're a content creator, you have to learn to be consistent. There is no other way around this.
Work out a schedule and stick to it. Post consistently, and if people like what you're posting, they will keep coming back, knowing that you'll post at that supposed time. Because there is trust in your consistency, they'll regularly check back for updates from you. So the next time you're at a hot event? *CoughcoughIN Festivalcough* Take that opportunity to post! A lot. If you're worried about data usage, Digi Prepaid's Internet Cili Padi (http://digi.my/cilipadi-nuff) has got you covered. It costs only RM1 and guarantees you Internet any time, any day, any app. Talk about handy!
Understand the importance of networking
There will be a lot of people at IN Festival: Influencers 2018, and while it is tempting to think of influencers and fellow aspiring influencers as competition, don't. Think of it as a perfect opportunity to network.
Who knows. The person you just got to know at the festival could end up being a new friend, could be someone you'd end up working with or could be someone who could introduce you to someone important. This might not only help spawn a collaboration in the future, you could also end up with even more friends in the process. It's a win-win situation.
Remember: Content is King
At the end of the day, though, it doesn't matter how up-to-date you are or how pretty your pictures are. If you don't have that one thing that can help you stand out from the crowd, then even if you do gain popularity, it will be short-lived. The thing we're talking about?
Be it your writing, videos, photographs or any other kind of art- the way you tell a story is the one thing that will guarantee that your viewers will keep coming back to you. So learn how to create compelling content, and don't get lost in a sea of trends and aesthetics- for it is content that will tie everything together.
Don't miss IN Festival: Influencers 2018 on 22nd & 23rd September!
Written by Crunch's Melissa Kartini