As a child your parents were as excited as you were the day you opened that lemonade stand. You set up in front of your house and started charging a quarter for the lemon water that you made yourself. You were stoked and parked your cute six-year old self on the curb. You imagined driving that brand new bicycle by the end of the week. Your mom bought a glass, but that didn’t really count. Car after car passed you buy and finally this one older lady stopped and bought another one. Grandma didn’t count either. So you had the product, you had the location. By noon it was hot and you packed up. What were you missing? Traffic. Pure and simple nobody knew you were there. Same you’re your business. Here’s three simple tips.
3 Simple Tips on How to Get Noticed By Online Influencers and Boost CredibilityHow can I help you?
Online influencers are busy running their own businesses and like any human being they don’t feel compelled to drop everything they are doing to help a stranger. Think of how often you triage your email load by deleting everything in your in-box coming from somebody you don’t know.
The whole thing about social media is that it is supposed to be about a larger sense of community. So one thing you can do is to follow their tweets, webinars, websites and live feed presentations. Using your imagination, think of a way to help them in their busy day and then find a creative way to package your suggestion and get it to them. Remember, all relationships take time. Starting small and being patient will increase your chances.
Build Your Network
Getting that “one influencer” can start to feel like you are trying to climb Mt. Everest, but the reality is that you need to develop some basic habits in your day to day. Deepen your presence on Google + and Facebook. Join different Linked In groups where your influencer has an impact. As you build a habit of helping build your network without always asking for something, your reputation will grow.
That reputation of providing thoughtful content and helping other people get a leg up, will precede you when you make your attempt to have someone boost your credibility. The other beauty about social networking is the organic way it connects people. Someone you help in your beauty parlour may be a cousin to your megastar. Stranger things have happened.
3 Simple Tips on How to Get Noticed By Online Influencers and Boost CredibilityBuild Something Worth Noticing
Sometimes the attempt to gain the attention of an influencer is putting the cart before the horse. If you are going to get the room and help the influencer, as mentioned in the first tip, then you need to make sure that your product, service or content is something worth noticing. Improve your product or service everyday. In fact chasing the influencer could probably be more of a journey than a goal.
If you really want to boost your credibility then frame that influencer as a mentor from afar. Success has patterns and your influencer has created such a pattern. The more you emulate what helps them succeed and bring quality to the market the more apt you are to be able to have something relevant to say when that email comes answering your request in the affirmative.
It’s your turn!
What tips can you add to the list? Please leave your feedback in the comments section below and I look forward to reading them!
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