Social media usage has increased rapidly over the last decade, so much so that 86% of young Americans say that they want to be social media influencers when they’re older.
This is no surprise when you consider the high earning potential of working in social media. Even if you don’t want to become an influencer, growing a substantial social media following can benefit you in a number of ways.
If you’re an aspiring musician, talented painter, or avid gamer, you can monetize your passions through social media. Many people have transformed their hobbies into careers by growing loyal social media followers.
So, how can you become popular on social media? Here are some top tips to find social media fame.
Create High-Quality Content
If you want to entice people to check out your social media channels and give you a follow, you need to capture (and maintain) their attention. Without eye-catching content, your posts will easily get lost in the sea of other posts on social media.
The best way to grab people’s attention is to post high-quality content. If you’re posting social media videos, use the back camera on your smartphone or invest in a great DSLR to maximize the quality of your posts.
Make sure your images are crisp and clean. If you’re taking photos of yourself, other people, or artwork, make sure the background is clear. Use a photo background remover if you’re struggling to find a good backdrop for your images.
Consistency is key for social media growth. The more content you create and post on social media channels, the more likely it is that users will come across your profiles.
Create a social media schedule and stick to it. Posting regularly builds trust in your existing followers because they’ll know what to expect from your account. It also encourages others to follow your accounts so that they can see your consistent, high-quality content.
Copying others won’t get you very far on social media. Every popular online account has something unique and special, and that’s why social media users follow them.
Find your niche and carve your own space on social media. Don’t be afraid to be different. Authentically channel your passions and provide content that is unmatched by any other social media user.
Interact With Your Audience
Interacting with your followers is vital for social media growth and success. The most popular accounts are those that regularly engage with their audience by responding to comments or creating content based on their follower’s requests.
Even if you have a relatively small audience, to begin with, treat them with respect. Show that you genuinely care about your followers and make them feel valued.
Regularly interacting with your social media followers makes them feel more connected to you, especially if you create relatable content. When you connect with them on a human-to-human level, you’ll build a trusting and loyal audience.
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