How To Make A Career On Social Media

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Building yourself a career on social media is a challenge nowadays as so many of us are online, and so many have managed to create that same success you’re after. It takes a certain type of person, with the right personality, timing, and hard work behind it in order to truly get ‘social media famous’. With that being said, if you’re looking to make a career on social media, then here’s how.

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Find Your Niche

Firstly, you want to find your niche. What content or angle do you want to come from? Perhaps you’re a good dancer and therefore want to post just dance and dance-related content. Or you might like to do home interior shots of your property and post them on your social media channels. Whatever your talent is or wherever your passions lie, focus on these when it comes to your social media. It’s certainly important to find that sweet spot when it comes to building a career because if you’re not in love with what you’re posting, then it might not work as effectively as you’d hope.

It’s important that you post content that your followers are going to enjoy so getting it right earlier on in regards to what you like posting, is important.

Create Quality Content

Creating quality content is next up on the list and with this, you want to make sure that everything you post is going to be relevant to the theme of your social media. It needs to showcase what you promote or cover on your feeds, and that quality should remain as it is going forward. Posting poor quality content is only going to put people off your feeds and that results in a lack of engagement or following.

Seek inspiration from other content creators on where you might be going wrong.

Be Consistent

Consistency is key when it comes to social media. It’s important to remember that hundreds of thousands, if not millions of social media content goes out every minute of every day. That means you need to be active in your consistency of posting content. Whether you like to post daily or weekly or even multiple times a day is up to you but consistency is key. The more consistent you are, the better it’s going to be for growing your audience.

Get An Agent

And finally, if you’re looking for additional support in your career, then there’s always the option of getting an agent. Agencies like unrulyagency.com can be helpful in boosting your success and growth depending on what you have already in regards to stats. There are lots of agencies out there but remember, they will all likely take a cut for the work that you attain.

Making a career on social media isn’t easy but it’s still possible. Use these tips above to help make a career for yourself on any of the social media platforms that you want to grow on. For some, it can happen quickly, whilst others take a bit more time to bloom.

 

 

 

 

My Purpose for Fashion and Style Police Blog

Before I dive into My Purpose for Fashion and Style Police Blog, let me explain how I got to the point of writing this post.

I read books a lot and I love reading. My goal for this year is to read a book a week. This was the same goal I had last year and I almost smashed it. So I am hoping I smash it completely this 2018. I am currently reading The Mindful Entrepreneur:How to rapidly grow your business while staying sane, focused and fulfilled by Howard Finger and Aryeh Goldman on my Kindle. And I am really learning a lot. It is a very easy to read self-help non fiction book but it is written in a fiction way, if that makes any sense.

 

 

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I got this book for 99p and it is the best 99p I have spent so far this year. It is literally speaking to me and I am so glad I found this book. I have made some silly decisions lately; buying books with great samples only to realise it was a complete waste of my time and money. Most times I struggle to finish reading such book and just abandon it halfway but not this book. I am soaking the wise words from Howard Finger and Aryeh Goldman, and implementing the information into my business.

The Mindful Entrepreneur book has made me think deeply outside the box. It has opened my eyes to how to discover my deep purpose for Fashion and Style Police Blog by answering 4 Why questions.  I found the exercise some educative and I know I will be learning a lot from this book.

 

 

 

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My Purpose for Fashion and Style Police Blog
  1. Why do I write on Fashion and Style Police Blog? I write to provide quality fashion, beauty and lifestyle articles.
  2. Why should anyone read my blog? Because I write quality articles that will educate and entertain my readers.
  3. Why would my blog posts entertain or educate anyone? My blog posts entertain and educate because they will make my readers feel good and feel like they have learnt something new after reading my posts.
  4. Why would the blog readers feel good and like they have learnt something new? My blog readers will spend wisely on products and services that would best serve them. They will also be informed on how best to use these products and services. These readers will eventually save money and time that would have been spent shopping around for products and services that would not work for them.

 

These answers have led me to the summary of my business purpose for the blog, which is to save money and time. And that valuable purpose makes me feel so good.

 

I urge every business owner to try this exercise. It makes you think deeply outside the box for the right answers. And it should work for every business because every business needs a meaningful purpose to succeed. For you to be a successful blogger/business owner, you and your staff must be focused on fulfilling a valuable purpose for your customers.

Do try this exercise and let me know how you get on.

 

 

 

The Ugly Side of Freelancing

Hey friends. It feels like it’s been ages I wrote a post straight from heart, and it feels great writing this. Believe it or not, I drafted this post on my iPhone whilst feeding my kids dinner and listening to my African playlist on Spotify. Yes I like to multitask like that!
Life has been busy. From dealing with endless cold symptoms, stress, annoying clients, and everything else in between. These last 3 months has been one hell of a rollercoaster in the dark. I have hardly had the time to write as much I would love to. If you have noticed, I have only been managing to post once a day which is unlike my usual schedule, but what can I say, life happened.
I have now decided to get rid of anything and anyone that would put me under unnecessary stress, I don’t have to deal with. Life is too short to spend the time stressing. The first quarter of 2017 is almost over, and I feel like it has just passed me by, which is kind of frustrating. I have spent more time sorting other people’s business, and I let mine to fall behind.
One thing I have discovered is that there is definitely a very thin line between love and hate, and I am crazy in love with my life and working conditions, I won’t let anyone make me hate it. Which is clearly what I see happening if I continue dealing with some of the clients I am working with. Some of them are just impossible to please.
Without giving too much away, the main issue I have with these people is that I manage their expectations a bit too much. So I won’t let them build castles in the air, or let their expectations exceed their reality, or allow them to expect to get more than they should, if that makes sense, and that is where our worlds collide. Some people are happy leaving in a fantasy world, and expecting everything for nothing, but I am unable to function that way.
However when it comes down to it, the ball is in my court. I have to decide who I am happy to work with and what conditions I am willing to accept, and stick to it. I also need to avoid using certain websites to source for jobs. The crazies all seem to be on certain platforms, so they are best avoided.
I guess that is the ugly side of freelancing no one tells you about. The great expectations from clients looking to pay the bare minimum for the job that needs doing. The chasing of invoice is another annoying part of being a freelancer but I think it all comes down to the client. Some clients are just very difficult to work with, and are best avoided, while some are truly amazing!
My advice to any newbie freelancer would be to try as much as possible to cut out the middleman websites. The cuts they take are a lot and the clients you find on there are usually not worth the hassle. You could get lucky but I am yet to see any good in them. Instead, make the most of social media, word of mouth and offline recommendations if possible.
Do you freelance? How are you finding it?
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