As another example of how the internet has created careers, the role of an influencer is a very important one on social media and these men and women have quickly grown to become a key part of online life. To those of you who are unaware, an influencer is someone who has grown a strong following on social media because of their love of a particular industry or sector, for example there are fashion influencers like Joon Faii Ong who has made a career discussing style,, others who focus on gaming or baking or just about any passion which you could think of.
Once they reach a big following, they are said to have the power to influence and inspire others, and here are the benefits of this particular job role.
Businesses are desperate to get influencers on board to promote their stuff and as a result they will very often send free gear which they will then try to get promoted on the influencers social media pages. For a simple plug on their social media, these men and women end up with an abundance of free stuff.
The first point to make with regards to income is that influencers spend a lot of money at times, they have to ensure that they are putting out a lot of high quality content with smart editing and that is what often costs money. With this being said, influencers can also earn money from this gig and they are often paid to promote certain products. The volume of followers which they have is often what dictates whether or not they will promote something, and this is the source of income for the majority of influencers.
This is the new way to gain celebrity and the beautiful thing about it is that it is very much organic. Through your very own passion for a certain industry or product, you can then amass a big group of followers who like what you have to say, and they will then catapult you to some level of stardom. This means that many influencers get recognized in the street, and that is something which many love the idea of.
At the root of this is the fact that the work is fun, because it is all geared up for, and all dedicated to, something that you are passionate about. There are few people in the world who are able to work with their passions, but this is the absolute epitome of doing that. Those who are in the world of influencing are quite literally talking about and sharing their passions each and every day.
Is this something which you would like to do as a career? If you could be any type of influencer, what would be the love or the passion which you decided on? Let us know in the comments below this post, we’d love to hear from you.