October 30, 2019 Bianca Altomare
Hitting one million followers used to be a volume that only celebrities could attain. Nowadays in 2019 musicians, entrepreneurs and YouTube stars are able to able to achieve or get in the vicinity of hitting that big ‘M’. Brands see opportunity in pages that have a 1M+ following when it comes down to partnerships, some will offer influencers up to $15,000 per single posting and even equity within the company. While smaller followings with as few as 10,000 still score partnerships with compensation usually being in exchange for free products or up to $150 a post roughly.
Patrick Ta, a well-recognized makeup artist for celebrities has made it his social mission to climb his way to 1 million followers. He became motivated after seeing other makeup vloggers on YouTube achieve this. Patrick came to realize how important it is in his industry to be actively engaged on Instagram in order to be “somebody”, specifically after experiencing his 15 minutes of fame in 2014. Quickly gaining 15,000 followers after posting a photo of a direct message sent by ‘Pretty Little Liars’ actor Shay Mitchell, Patrick has since been constant with actively making posts on Instagram, finding that it’s key to boosting followers. His strategy is posting one to three photos a day of his celebrity clients and tagging them in hopes of a larger reach and a potential repost, as well as frequently keeping up with direct messages and comments he has rolling in.
Here are some key steps to take for optimal follower growth as an influencer:
It all comes down to being consistent with the points above, start following these steps and you should start seeing a noticeable growth of your followers.
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