By Kristina Adleina

Working as an influencer is not only for celebrities and famous bloggers, now anyone can hop on the influencer marketing train and I am going to give you my top 6 tips that I am using everyday on social media and as an influencer.

About 5 years ago now, I have tried to learn everything I could about influencer marketing, social media marketing, blogging, affiliate marketing and various other streams of income you can create while working from your phone at home. I have always worked in the beauty industry and had already started my beauty business about 7 or more years ago and I wanted to learn to generate extra income as a side hustle. After a good year of trying to do everything on my own, I finally said I need to focus on my niche and build it from there. It took me many years of trial and error and that landed me exactly where I wanted to be. Which was creating content for brands that fit with my brand and earning cash to do so.

Now, I am doing just that and I am able to pick and choose who I would like to work with based on their brand, their mission and how it all fits together with what I am doing. When I think back to the first post or reel I made, yes it was scary and I truly had no idea what I was doing. I must have tried all other types of content creation and the trick was to get in front of the camera and establish yourself as the authority in your niche. I had also taken a free training masterclass not that long ago and after I took that class with Christina Galbato a known Instagram Influencer, it was her that showed me that you can get paid cash to work with a brand and that you should be getting paid your rates as well. After taking this free masterclass, I had landed my first paid brand collaboration, then shortly after I had done 5 paid brand collaborations to create content for some fashion brands, jewelry brands, beauty brands and bridal brands as well.

Even though I haven't been working as a paid influencer for that long now, I have been working as an Aloette Influencer for some time and I have been creating content for my own business. Ever since I have been focusing on my own social media presents on Instagram and taking the necessary steps to be successful with it, I have grown to over 3 thousand followers now and when I post a reel I am getting up to 3 thousand views on it right away and this is from creating a solid social media strategy on Instagram and working as an influencer seemed to naturally follow.