How To Make Money As An Influencer: Win Big In The Creator Economy

Want to make money online? It’s no secret that influencer marketing has become a massive industry, thanks to people like the Kardashians. But these days, glitzy digital influencers are out. Creators are in. Equipped with a lot more gravitas, this new generation of creators is working to create a more positive internet culture. The New Yorker explained it best in a recent essay on the topic: “’Creator’ is a term with a more wholesome air, conjuring an Internet in which we are all artisanal blacksmiths plying our digital craft.”

According to experts, there are more than 50 million content creators out there, working in the digital space and making money online—through photography, writing, video, podcasting and more—and all contributing to the new creator economy. One of the architects in the space is Gigi Robinson, a 23-year-old Gen Z digital nomad who is helping redefine this new digital world from the inside out. When Robinson was 11, she was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, forcing her to give up her passion for competitive swimming and find a new hobby: photography.

Robinson has translated that passion into a bonafide online money-making business. She is the founder of It’s Gigi, a creative media company focused on making ethical and intentional content for brands like Best Buy and Spotify, where she hosts a GenZ live audio show on Spotify Greenroom called “Everything You Need Is Within.” In addition, she has grown a healthy social media audience on Tiktok and Instagram, where she shares tips on mental health, chronic illness, body image and more. She also regularly lectures on social media literacy and branding to global companies (Meta, Reuters Pharma, Yahoo, Her Campus) and universities (UCLA, USC, UMass, FIT, Baruch).

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4 Ways To Promote Your Affiliate Links Now

Affiliate marketing is a great way to earn income without starting a business of your own. Everything is pretty much done for you, all you have to do is share the product with your network.

After signing up with a company and becoming a partner you are provided with a personal link that keeps track of the sales made using it. If you are someone who has multiple affiliate links it’s good to create a Word document for easy retrieval. Your link can be shared anywhere and here are some places and directions on how to do just that.

1. Share On Your Blog

If you are a blogger sharing your links on your personal website is a great way to boost traffic and earn cash. An easy way to do this is by posting a product that will be interesting to your readers. In other words, post affiliates that have to do with your blogs primary topics or niche. If you don’t have a physical item to take your own photos use the photos provided in your affiliate portal or from that company’s website. Tell your readers about a personal story in reference to the item, how it helped you and how they too can benefit from it. If you don’t have a personal story that you would like to share take the information from the original website and make it more detailed and post it as a blog.

2. Social Media

Now on every social media site you are able to add a link to your bio and this is a great way to promote your affiliates. If you have multiple products use a bio link tool that allows you to show them all in one place. Some social media platforms do require that your page be a business account to use the website in bio option. It’s a simple conversation in the settings that only takes a few seconds to change.

Share your affiliate links in Facebook groups and directly on your page to drive traffic to the website you are promoting for. Sound excited about the product as if it is your own. The more proud you are to be working for (or with) a business it shows and makes people trust you more. You can share a text only post with your affiliate link to the item or you can share an image with a caption and your direct affiliate link to buy.

3. Friends And Family

Let the people you know aware that you’re now a partner with this great company and ask them could they share it with someone who could use it. By doing this people tend to actually think about if they know of someone who could use the product. Typically when you ask friends and family to support you by ordering it rarely happens for most people. Plus you don’t want then to be your buying audience because they will not be returning customers.

4. Product Reviews & Tutorials

If it’s a product that you strongly believe in create a video (or blog) on what you thought of it or how to use it. When people see that you have actually tried a product it makes the item more believable that it is worth investing in and purchasing.

Summary: Affiliate marketing isn’t hard at all, in fact it’s one of the most profitable ways to make an income without a regular job. Most affiliates send out emails with suggestions on how to promote their products, READ THEM. If you are having doubts or lacking confidence email them your concerns so that they can go over your methods and guide you.

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30 Ways To Master Every Area Of Your Life!

As you continue to improve the skills, behaviors, and attitudes that strengthen mastery, you will accomplish your preferred results.

WEALTH

  1. Pay yourself first.
  2. Save 20% of your income.
  3. Create 6 months worth of cash buffers.
  4. Invest in crypto or the stock market.
  5. Pay it forward.

WISDOM

  1. Study the master.
  2. Research topics.
  3. Find a mentor.
  4. Become self aware.
  5. Continue learning.

LEADERSHIP

  1. Don’t be a follower.
  2. Show what you value.
  3. Build an audience.
  4. Master the social game.
  5. Learn how to influence.

HEALTH

  1. Eat healthy.
  2. Exercise daily.
  3. Eat a balanced diet.
  4. Learn how to cook.
  5. Drink less alcohol.

MINDSET

  1. Visualize your success.
  2. Meditate daily.
  3. Think bigger.
  4. Be grateful.
  5. Create a life plan.

NETWORK

  1. Appreciate your partner.
  2. Get into communities.
  3. Utilize social media for good.
  4. Develop and grow relationships.
  5. Love those around you.

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Unconventional Ways To Successful Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial strategies that actually work. Simple techniques that will get your company ahead. Turn your side hustle into your main source of profit.

We all know that there are hundreds of articles all over the internet on, “How To Be An Entrepreneur.” The all telling people to do the same things. It was soon realized after reading back to back articles that I had to think outside the box. What was it that I actually witness entrepreneurs do to build their brands as well as consider if that technique would work for my product or service. I couldn’t learn and succeed from the same basics that were being published over and over again. So, I decided to write my own rules based on my real life and personal business needs and experiences.

I’m often inboxed on social media by people who have followed me for years, and more recently people will read a comment I made somewhere on the internet then inbox me genuinely wanting to learn more about entrepreneurship.

These methods aren’t actually unconventional, they are simply entrepreneurial strategies actually that work.

Understand if your idea is worth you investing in.
Research if there is an existing market for this product/service, or if it’s something people would even want. What is it that people in that marketing group are looking for? What is something unique that you can provide them with (what’s missing from that market)? These are some of the questions to ask yourself.

Hire a good photographer.
I started off this way, then I took a photography class to cut cost and capture my products the way I wanted them to be perceived. Your products should look, “picture perfect,” and your company employee photos should make people want to learn more about such a professional looking group.

Use: Words that attract customers.
If you look this up online you will find articles on ‘psychologically attractive words’. Remember, advertising is a science. Words are known, by our ancestors as well as today’s titled psychologist, to neurologically send off positive signals in the brain when looked at.

Use: Colors that attract customers.
Your brand logo, the uniforms your employees wear, your social media posts, should use colors that make people attentive psychologically. The same effect as mentioned above.

Colors & Emotions

Attend conferences over networking events.
When it became known that cannabis would be soon legalized in Oakland, California, there was this wave of cannabis networking events for projected licencees. Most didn’t know enough information to share with another individual. With cannabis conferences this is where major cannabis brand CEO’s would attend, agreeing political figures have been at such gatherings, and valuable info packets would be given out.

Some conferences you have to pay for and some are free, but typically they are more of an investment.

Reply in detail to negative reviews and unsatisfied clients.
And STILL thank them for their business. (You can’t and wont please everyone.)

In your response use words such as: “We appreciate your investment in our company and we understand your reason(s) for contacting us.”

As opposed to: “We apologize for the inconvenience.” How many times have you heard companies say this? It no longer holds real weight to a persons dissatisfaction, and it sounds like a robotic, generic, cliche customer service response.

Look, the customer isn’t always right, but their concerns should be valued and respected.

Listening to criticism.
I was told around 2014 that my art looked like “something that should be on a t-shirt”. I was offended. And hurt by such words. I let it sink in and took it as constructive criticism. I made it a personal goal to improve and have my art in galleries and by 2015 I was in multiple locations around the Bay Area.

You are your first “Brand Ambassador.”
Inform people of this awesomely-amazing company and don’t mention to them you are the actual owner. (This is a good time to hand out your business card.) People will take this as you are a satisfied customer and good ratings attracts new clients.

If I meet stranger Bob, and Bob tells me, “I own a tire shop called ‘Best Tires’. It’s right there on 23rd street.” That doesn’t interest me as much as random Susan who says, “I just had my tires done at ‘Best Tires’ and they did an AMAZING job. Fast service too!”

Think of it this way big companies hire spokespeople to boast about their company. Be your own spokesman.

Pay attention to similar brands.
Coca-Cola dates back to starting in 1886, Pepsi started in 1894. Same products, both successful.

Don’t say “yes” to every invitation or every client. Working with companies that don’t fit your ethics, or standards that you wish to be associated with can do more harm than good. We constantly see major brands announce they are no longer in partnership with other brands who have lacked inclusion of some kind or have made bad press.

Entrepreneurs of Multiple Endeavors

Don’t cross market your brands.
If you offer resume writing don’t advertise your massage therapy gig at the same time. Those aren’t the same markets. I have been given business cards that will show multiple services the entrepreneur does and I wont remember which one I was given the card for. When talking with people, stay specific to the conversation topic, people do not need to know everything you do for a living.

Naked Juice, the popular fruit smoothie brand found in almost every grocery store is owned by Pepsi Co. Though they are both drinks, you will not see them advertised at the same time. This company is profiting from two different markets, the healthy crowd and the soda loving crowd at the same time.

Sales & Sells

Don’t say yes to every vending opportunity.
Every opportunity isn’t an opportunity. There are too many event hosts who will invite people to an event and say that it can help them with “exposure.” But then the vendor sits there at the event awkwardly for hours with people purposely avoiding eye contact and walking a bit away from that particular booth/kiosk because its not a product or service they came to the event for.

You wouldn’t see quilted blankets sold at a tech event. Sounds extreme doesn’t it? But these are the things that I have actually witnessed. Sometimes opposites DON’T attract.

Purchase a car magnet.
Now with this one, have it I’d have it done by a car magnet company if you are not computer/design savvy. If you design it yourself make sure it’s legible to someone walking by, as well a person in a car next to you. Most websites online do have a very easy to use design tool that almost anyone can work with. The GREAT thing about a car magnet is that it works for any type of business, it’s removable, and they come in different sizes. The BEST thing is that its free advertisement.

Earthy Realists GOLDEN RULE TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP:
I don’t believe that everyone is cut out for entrepreneurship. Because it’s not for everyone. But I do believe it’s for those who have an underlying reason for their product or service as well as the will to keep learning.

The goal isn’t to merely, “Be so good that they can’t ignore you”
It is actually to: Be so good that it’s THEIR PERSONAL GOAL to work with you.

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Best Regards & Many Successes To You.
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