Social Media Sensations
The internet has completely revolutionised the way to become famous. One of the ways to become popular and instantly famous these days is through social media. Social medias such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube can create the easiest niche you need to become a celebrity. This niche can just be only a few seconds of video, a single photograph or a blog that millions of people are able to access, see and share with their friends.
So what is a social media sensation? Well let’s look closely into one of the most popular forms of social media, Instagram. Instagram allows you to post and share your photographs. Using Instagram as a method to become an internet sensation has seemingly become the fastest way to become ‘Insta-famous’ where, if you have enough people following you, companies can sponsor you to advertise their products therefore, you can earn money posting your photos. These thousands of followers can like and share your photographs resulting in you becoming a viral sensation. Being ‘insta-famous’ can make you influential and you could even have celebrities follow you. This reasoning is becoming why Instagram still has hundreds of people a day join up because they have hopes to become a social media sensation.
Why would someone want to become a social media sensation? Earning easy money is always a deal breaker as well as receiving lots of attention. Also you have the freedom to voice out your opinions on things that are important to you that someone is able to read or access your content on the other side of the world.
How do you become a social media sensation? People have written many blogs and articles on how they became famous online and essentially, they are all on the same basis…
Before you can become famous, you have to pick which website or ‘platform’ you want to become famous on. If being famous is your top priority, choose Tumblr. If you want to stay famous for a while, choose Facebook. If earning a quick buck is your priority, a good place to start is Youtube. Twitter is probably the easiest site to become famous on but it doesn’t really hold the value as the others do. You’ll hardly be noticed and probably wont earn any money. Fame in Twitter usually comes as a packaged deal with another social media.
Once you have decided which platform you will base your fame on, now you’ve got to work out what you’ll actually be famous for. You could go for something just crazily weird and random that makes people laugh to get your foot in the door or you could have a theme like fitness or travel.
Take your time working out your video or blog article to make it something people would really want to watch or read. Although, some people upload a random video they just did a few minutes ago and became a one hit wonder so really who knows, depends on what the people are feeling at the time. You could always just look into what’s viral at the time, maybe you could do that thing better or could just take the micky out of it. Start ‘trend spotting!’
If you want to speed up your process on becoming famous, look into advertising both other products and/or yourself. You can invest in some advertising with Facebook or Youtube and Twitter also has an adwords network. However, this can become costly.
Be constant is apparently a big thing. Being consistent helps keep your fans interested and stops them looking elsewhere for someone probably doing the exact same thing.
Kayla Itsines is a great example of a social media sensation. She is the queen of fitness and the Bikini Body Guide (BBG). Kayla was a personal trainer in Adelaide, and started her own company, but it wasn’t until she joined Facebook and Instagram to share nutrition and training methods, and her passion for fitness that her world changed. She is now a worldwide fitness phenomenon with 5.1 million followers on instagram (https://www.instagram.com/kayla_itsines/) and almost 6.2 million followers on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/k.itsines).
Another example is Diva, a Korean woman who makes A LOT of money by putting videos of herself eating on YouTube. She has hundreds of thousands of hits on each of her videos. It is crazy right?! Check her out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3YHkKYQYSQ
Overall, to be honest, the chance of becoming a social media sensation is pretty low. But, if you want to give it a try, absolutely go for it!