5 Steps To Become A Trusted Social Media Influencer
Nowadays, anyone can become a social media influencer. Of course, it’s not going to happen overnight, but if you put in the time and effort to publishing the kind of content your audience wants, then you can quickly become an influencer in your niche. Here are the 5 steps to become a trusted social media influencer in any niche:
1. Choose a niche
It’s important for you to select a niche you’re an expert in or at least have an interest in. To be seen as an influencer, people need to see you as an expert in your niche. Yes, you may know a lot of things, but if you truly want to succeed as an influencer, then you need to choose your favorite niche.
2. Choose your social media platforms
There are plenty of social media sites nowadays. Your customers are not going to be on all these channels so choose only 3 or 4 to focus on (to begin with, one site is good enough). If most of your audience is on Facebook, then you need to be on Facebook. If they’re mostly on Reddit, then go sign up on Reddit.
3. Create a content strategy
Plotting what content to publish on specific days help you streamline your process. You can use social media automation tools that allow you to upload your content in advance and set a date when you want to publish those. You can, of course, post time-sensitive content anytime you want, but having the bulk of your posts ready for publishing is a great time-saver. Don’t forget to only post valuable content that your audience is going to find useful.
4. Engage with your followers
Even if you use automation tools to publish your content, it’s not going to be a set-and-forget strategy. You’d still need to reply to any queries your followers may ask you. Don’t craft one-word responses. Instead, try to engage with them by writing thoughtful answers, so they know you care about them and aren’t some robot programmed to answer yes or no.
5. Promote and share your content
Be proactive in sharing your content wherever relevant. Don’t be shy in asking your followers to share your posts. Sometimes, people do need to be told what to do, but if you provide plenty of value, they’ll be happy to share your work even if you don’t ask them to do it.