You’ve read a couple articles promising followers on Instagram, page likes on Facebook and ad clicks on your website but nothing’s seemed to truly rake in the numbers.
In the beginning, we all get a blank canvas to work with; though this can either be a blessing or a curse for some, let’s do our best to stay focused and stick to the plan.
Everyone will tell you to get a nice DSLR camera (the large fancy ones), a softbox or umbrella for lighting and an expensive microphone since all the big Youtube channels use that, right?
Don’t. Don’t invest all this money behind your name before you have the content to back it up; and the bold truth is this takes work.
This means brainstorming and looking for your next blog post idea or video opportunity.
Though sometimes, the content will come to you, this is a dangerous perspective to hold because it puts your environment in control of you.
Content is King.
For me, this means always carrying around a little notebook or notepad.
Write 10 New / Good Ideas a Day.
This habit is a reliable way to gain a steady following through your innovative content.
Some people will preach SEO (Search Engine Optimization), but even a blog or channel without the content will still fail.
Unfortunately for the lazy, this means starting to get into amateur photography and video.
Today, text articles are very rarely enough.
Formatting Makes You Famous.
Emulate the greats and fake it ’til you make it.
Don’t plagiarize your favorite bloggers and Youtubers, but you need to be fine with using them as inspiration; role models are there to provide guidance.
Time used to perfect your craft is time never wasted.
Always invest in yourself.
Set attainable goals.
Keep it simple.