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4 reasons why you should not be an influencer!

Being an influencer is a great career option at the moment but it may still not be the right choice for you.

A lady talking about a product being an influencer for her social media followers.

With social media platforms booming, many influencers are making more than just a living on the platform. Being such a lucrative option, naturally, it is attracting a lot more people to being an influencer.

And with everything that becomes so profitable, it quickly becomes saturated as too many people crowd the niche. At this moment, there are plenty of influencers in every possible niche, you even have micro-influencers (those with a following of up to 20K).

However, it still doesn't mean that you can't make a career in this saturated market. How you stand out in this market comes down to you - how you differentiate yourself from the rest, how authentic and original you are, how likable and relevant you are, etc. Being an influencer is a full-time job in itself and it may not be the right choice for you if -

  • You want to earn money right away - You can't quit your day job and jump right away to being an influencer. It takes a lot of time for an influencer's personal brand to get going and maybe even more to make any money.

A lady doing a clothing haul for her social media followers.
  • You think it's an easy job - For an influencer to be successful, a lot of hard work is involved. You need a constant social media presence, a continuous content creation process, and you need to keep building authentic followers.

  • You fear criticism - In any field, people will criticize you. They may dislike you, hate you, or even troll you. As a social media influencer, you are your brand and such criticism can get very personal. An important element of being successful involves mental strength.

  • You are not passionate about it - Being an influencer just for the sake of being trendy will not work over the long run. You need to have a passion for it just like any other career choice.

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Absolutely spot on. The constant engagement is not for the faint of heart!


Lisa Harvey
Lisa Harvey
Oct 24, 2021

Every online niche is saturated but there is plenty of traffic to go around if you are dedicated to providing valuable content. Hard work is the name of the game and many just think they will get rich over night. That is where they need educating and this post covers that nicely.

Have a great week.

Lisa :-)

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