As of lately, the only thing that’s been on my mind is the amount of influence that a writer can have just by having a social media account. But not just a writer, literally any artist needs the internet as their best friend. Kanye said it best in his tweet not that long ago:
Last week, for my internship with College Candy, I wrote this article about the ways that you can influence others online. I won’t be going into more details in this post, rather, I’ll be talking to you about just why you should influence on social media, especially if you’re a writer.
First and foremost, let’s face it, we can’t live without social media anymore. If you delete all of your social media apps for two months your entire family will go bonkers looking for you, the possibility of knowing what happened with your family’s events will be out the window, and you’ll realize just how many of your friends are virtual. But, if you’re always on these apps, why not use them to your advantage?
If you can’t live without it then use it to where it can’t live without you.
I know that sounds a bit taboo, but if you’re an artist and you’re trying to figure out just how to get your voice out there, your best bet is to start looking for the average joes and other artists in this world that want to hear you.
You can’t go door to door, and the chances of your talent spreading across America is a bit hard with the rise of technology, but you can go viral.
I created a list of various social media websites and which niches of art I find they’re most useful for
Twitter: Writers, Novelists, Journalists,
Instagram: Photographers, Models, Painters, Digital, Anything Visual
YouTube: Actors/Actresses, Videographers, Vloggers,
Tumblr: Photographers, Models, Painters, Digital, Anything Visual, Writers, Novelists, Journalists, Filmmakers, EVERYBODY
And if you find yourself spending so much time on those other social media platforms that you already have followers gain more by following more people who are interested in the same things that you are. It’s a great way to not only have influence but also a way of learning while you’re spending countless hours online.
If your voice and followers are going well then you can surely expect the right amount of income to come in, just think about it, YouTube will literally cut you a check for your views.
There are so many ways you can profit off of social media, I mean the amount of profitable pursuits is endless. You can begin to gain money off of promoting other’s work, selling your own, or even support others by buying their works.
It’s amazing because no matter what your artistic niche so happens to be the best thing you can do with your time is find a way to increase your profits online.
Reasons why I think you should begin to invest in social media networking in order to increase your income are these:
- It’s fast– Imagine if you connected with the right people who paid you to promote their work the only thing you would have to do is post it on your website on a consistent basis, no thinking involved.
- It’s right and your hands reach– If you’re on social media from the bathroom then you can also collect a check from your bed without having to clock in anywhere.
- It’s not as time consuming– If your art is already ready to go then your only goal is to find the right people to invest in you, once you’ve done this you can assure yourself that you’ll easily rack up a nice amount of income without having to spend hours at a time stressing.
- It requires bare minimum creativity– The only creativity you’re required to have is your talent and within your field there are people who are ready to buy your work. All that you have to do is simply create, create a marketing plan that is simply for you.
- It’s flexible/doable– You can get paid to blog, all you have to do is write for other people as a freelancer. It’s that simple, with this kind of flexibility there should never be reason why you can’t find at least thirty minutes of your day to devote yourself.
- You are your own boss-– If you choose to find the right audience then you choose when you will make your own money and how much you want to make. Being your own boss is a key to
With that being said, the next time you log into your favorite app or even open it consider just why you’re using it, ask yourself whether or not you want to take your artistic ability to the next level, and make it work for you!