Let's talk about being a digital creator. You're the boss of your own content on platforms like YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, X, or your own website or app. We're talking videos, pics, graphics, blog posts, all of that.
As a creator, you gotta hook your audience with stuff they like – think TV show reviews, how-to guides, or just showing them your daily grind. Quality is key here.
But there’s a difference between digital creators and influencers. Influencers get people to buy stuff or do things, often getting a cut or some perks.
Digital creators do more than that. Creators educate, entertain, and connect.
Here's the lowdown:
Find Your Thing: You gotta have a specific vibe. If you're all over the place, no one knows what to expect. Plus, a niche keeps you on track when you're out of ideas.
Gear Up, But Keep It Real: Start with what you’ve got, like your phone's camera. You don’t need to buy fancy gear right away. You can always level up later. Just start making stuff today with the phone you have.
Just Do It: Know your style, get your tools, and start creating. It's cool if it's not perfect at first. Keep going and learn as you go.
Set Goals: Aim high but be real. If you're a podcaster, maybe shoot for more listeners this year. If you do social media, commit to 1 big post a week and add smaller updates like Stories 3 - 5 times a week.
Get Organized, Stay Consistent: Your followers want consistent content. Plan your stuff, maybe bulk record and schedule posts. Tools like Notion can help keep everything in check.
Rock Social Media: Being active online is key -- this means putting the social in social media. Reply to comments, make cool posts, and share bits of your main content across platforms. ALSO: comment on other people’s posts - you gotta give to get.
Make Money: Platforms like YouTube and TikTok have cash opportunities once you hit a certain following. Also, look into brand deals and sponsorships. If brands aren't sliding into your DMs, hit them up with your stats and make a proposal to them.
Remember, everyone’s creator journey is unique. Use these tips to carve your path, plan right, set goals, and figure out how to evolve as a creator.