Making money as an influencer is all about leveraging your platform and audience to create value for brands. Read that again. I also want to talk about the myth that you can only get paid brand collaborations with 50K or more followers. Today I will share the best tips and steps so keep reading!
Here are some ways you can monetize your account (even with less than 5K followers):
1. Sponsored posts: Brands will pay you to create content featuring their products or services. Make sure to disclose any sponsored content to your audience.
2. Affiliate marketing: You earn a commission for any sales made through a unique link or code that you share with your audience.
3. Selling digital products: You can create and sell e-books, courses, or other digital products related to your niche.
4. Brand partnerships: Collaborate with brands on long-term campaigns that align with your values and resonate with your audience.
5. Event appearances: Attend events and conferences as a guest speaker or panelist, or host your own events for your audience.
Remember, the key to making money as an influencer is building a strong brand and audience that trusts and values your content. Don't say "yes" to every brand campaign. Especially when the products are similar or they share the same niche (for example skincare brands). Keeping your audience trust is super important. Brands are also more likely to spend more on a campaign with you if you work exclusively for them.