Being an influencer is a straight up real business. You need to do serious research before getting started and keep doing it while you are building up your audience. A lot of hustle is a must in order to develop yourself into a brand.
There is a lot more on your plate: you need to develop a business strategy, think about the content you are going to be making, figure out the prices for your services, and so much more.
Every beginning is hard. When you get into the influencer world you are not going to make a lot of money soon. In these times, support from your loved ones is much appreciated, both financially and emotionally.
Contacting a lot of brands for collaborations, and building your way up. Presentation is super important. People who you reach out to get hundreds of emails a day. You need to look professional, you need to brand yourself. You need to differentiate yourself.
You put your life out there and choose what to show to the world. Boundaries have to be set in order to protect at least a small part of your private life. Share fractions of your life with your followers, but don’t overshare. It is not easy. You need to smile and look pretty even when you are not feeling it. Hustle and do everything to make it.
Joining us today on Success by Design with Elizabeth Sutton is Batsheva Haart – An influencer, content creator on platforms like Instagram, Tik Tok and YouTube. She comes from Atlanta, Georgia, but moved to New York when she was 11. Now she is 27 and happily married for 8 years. Trying to focus on a successful, goal oriented, business career while growing up in a religious Jewish community wasn’t easy. She made it by working very hard and having a great attitude. This is her story.