Documenting my life
Being a blogger for many many years has always been an outlet to basically create a Journal of sorts. I have blogged about a lot of life experiences in the past on an old Domain that I wasn’t able to get back to after stepping away for a wee bit. But I wrote in my blog/diary sharing my life experiences with the thousands of followers I had on that old website. I would share things that others were also familiar with and it would create a discussion, which was the point of blogging in the first place.
I gained a lot of followers which also drew the attention of marketing companies who would ask me to talk about a product or service they were trying to get out into the world. In return, they would offer monetary compensation or even send me free products that I could actually review and post my opinion on.
Making Some Money And Having Fun Doing It!
There wouldn’t be a day that passed where I didn’t have at least 4 to 5 reviews to do and it kept me busy and best of all, it gave me a topic to cover for some good content for my readers. I wouldn’t just write a review to say, “Hey! This is a good thing. Buy this thing today!” I actually put a lot of effort into my post reviews which drew even more traffic my way along with companies wanting me to talk about their products or services. And I suppose that’s when I officially became an Influencer Blogger.
Proof Anybody Can Be Successful.
Let’s have a look at the very successful Amy West.
Amy West waited around for most of her twenties waiting for somebody else to create a TV show for her to host since hosting was her specialty. Miss West had been doing modeling and commercial acting for several years before she started her own travel show. Amy is the creator of an upscale travel and lifestyle brand called AmyWestTravel.com. Amy West Travel’s brand covers food, fashion, and family travel. Miss West has been on Fox Business, USA Today’s 10BEst.com, The Huffington Post, and Trip Advisor, just to name a few. Amy has become so successful that she is also the President and Co-Founder of the North Florida Influencers networking organization, named one of the “Top Luxury Travel Bloggers to Follow.”
If Amy can do it why can’t you? Right? Because you can if you put the effort into it.
What is an Influencer Blogger?
Do you have more than 1 follower on any of your social media profiles like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc? If you do, then you are an influencer! A lot of Brands rely on people like you to share your thoughts and opinions about their products and services with your family, friends, and follers. You don’t have to be a Kim Kardashian to be an Influencer, you just need to be eager to try out awesome products and services in exchange for your honest reviews.
If you are Company Brand that is looking for Influencers to help you market your products and services here is a Forbs.Com Article outlining 14 Tips To Avoid Harmful Influencer Marketing Techniques that you might want to consider reviewing before just making a pitch to just any random Influencer. There are a few Influencers out there that may not fit into your customer’s taste and could cause you a lot of headaches.
It’s That Feel Good Feeling In The End
Blogging isn’t just about money-making reviews. Yes, the money is up there in the top ten reasons, but there is also that feeling of success, the victory in completing an article after doing all that research, creating and editing the images to incorporate into your post. The feeling you get when the Brands approve your post and congratulate you for writing such a great review for them. It’s that feeling of crossing that finish line and getting your reward that makes Blogging Reviews so much fun and enjoyable.
So in my opinion, if you put your time and effort into something you want, you can do it. It will happen.
Comment below if you have any successful Influencer Blogger moments you would like to share.