With the gargantuan (unbelievable) boom in the number of people, especially the younger folk who have access to the pool of information available on the internet (Google) and social media (Instagram) and the seeming increase in the online success stories who all made it as a result of a single click and/or share by our neighbourhood friendly celebrities and self-proclaimed influencers, we have begun to think the luxury boat rides and Vutton clothing that we have convinced ourselves that we so richly deserve lies in the palm of some blogger, we think it’s just a click away.
More times than one, a successful online or offline career isn’t solely based on the willingness of “Tunde Ednut ” to share or like, it’s more complex and though it pains me to say; “much more tedious “. It requires a mix of more than hashtags and comments;
The ability to continue creating and publishing content via your choice of social or whatever media form, is a major determinant of your online success. Nobody likes a lazy artist( you). People want to be assured that a real, creative post awaits them regularly (depending on the intervals you choose) on your page, blog or vlog( if you have the time and/or resources)
How do you build a community you’re not a part of? The answer’s simple really, you can’t! You need to show your viewers or readers that you’re willing to talk to them and/or connect with them when the need arises. You also need to engage with other pages who are within your circle(s) of interest.
Stay humble and real, especially with your viewers.
Always be willing to grow in whatever you’re doing, as this will improve the quality of content you churn out.
It’s of course an incontrovertible fact that a considerably large(we can’t all be a “million followers” big) social media following can act as a source of extra cash through paid partnerships and advertisements since the clear interest of corporate bodies in utilizing online advertising which has proven to be cost effective.
We all want to be the next “Lasisi” or “Funny Toheeb ” and seek our golden repost but before all that, the question remains this; ” what do you have that deserves to be reposted? “.
Don’t be swayed by the jaw dropping “one repost changed my life” stories, no musician had a million followers before his first song,don’t be in a haste else you could risk throwing yourself into a spiral of depression and disappointment.
Work hard,create good online or offline content, stay consistent because for most it’s going to be a long, tedious ride, not a joyful walk in the park.
This article was written by Asadu Emmanuel connect with him on IG here