🏋️‍♂️ Best way to become a better influencer | 📷 How to take better photos

Influencer Insights Newsletter #19

Hey there! 👋

The secret to becoming a better influencer doesn't lie in the latest trends or flashiest tech - it's much closer than you think. It's within YOU.

Investing in yourself - your skills, knowledge, creativity, and personal growth - is the true game-changer. This investment doesn't just amplify your potential; it helps you stay authentic, unique, and valuable to your audience.

Today we will talk about:

  • 🏋️‍♂️ Training sources

  • 🗣️ Networking sources

  • ⭐ How to take better photos

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🏋️‍♂️ Training Sources

Training sources provide knowledge and skills development resources that are critical for a micro-influencer’s growth. They encompass:

A. Online Courses and Webinars on Influencer Marketing

  • Platforms like Udemy, Coursera, and Skillshare offer courses on various aspects of influencer marketing.

  • Webinars allow for real-time interaction with industry experts for questions and insights.

B. Blogs and Websites Dedicated to Influencer Growth

C. Books and eBooks on Personal Branding and Social Media Growth

  • Books such as "Crushing It!" by Gary Vaynerchuk, "Influencer" by Brittany Hennessy, and "One Million Followers" by Brendan Kane provide detailed strategies for influencers.

  • These resources offer both education and inspiration through their advice and personal experiences.

D. Podcasts Hosted by Successful Influencers or Industry Experts

  • Podcasts like "The Influencer Podcast" by Julie Solomon and "Social Media Marketing Podcast" by Social Media Examiner provide expert insights and discussions.

  • Hosted by successful influencers or industry experts, these podcasts share experiences, tips, and advice on influencer growth.

🗣️ Networking Sources

Networking sources offer opportunities to connect, collaborate, and share ideas with other influencers and industry professionals. These sources include:

A. Social Media Groups and Forums for Influencers

B. Networking Events and Meetups (Virtual and In-Person)

  • Events like meetups, conferences, or webinars can provide opportunities to meet other influencers and industry professionals.

  • Networking at these events can lead to collaborations, partnerships, and learning from others' experiences.

C. Influencer Marketing Platforms and Agencies

  • Platforms like SocialCat connect influencers with brands for collaborations.

  • Agencies often have extensive networks and can provide influencers with opportunities that match their brand and audience.

D. Collaborations with Other Influencers and Brands

  • Collaborating with other influencers can help reach new audiences and provide fresh content.

  • Working with brands can enhance credibility and provide financial opportunities.

📷 How to take better photos

Photos composition

Rule of Thirds: This is a fundamental rule in visual arts, especially photography. Imagine dividing your image with two horizontal and two vertical lines, creating nine equal parts. The rule of thirds suggests placing the subject or points of interest along these lines or at their intersections for a balanced and visually appealing result.

Leading Lines: Leading lines guide the viewer's eye towards a certain point in the image. These can be anything from a path, a road, a fence, or a stream. By using them effectively, you can provide depth to the image and focus on the main subject.

Depth of Field: Depth of field refers to the range of distance in a photo that appears acceptably sharp. It can be shallow (where only a small part of the image is in focus) or deep (large parts of the image are in focus). This technique can be used to isolate the subject from the background or to keep everything in focus for a landscape photo, for example.

Framing: This involves using elements within the image to create a 'frame' around the subject. This technique helps to isolate your subject, draw attention to it, or provide context to the scene.

Symmetry and Patterns: Symmetry provides balance to the image while patterns offer a sense of rhythm and harmony. Both can make your photo more engaging. Look for these in nature or architecture, and use them to create compelling compositions.

Most of you take photos with your phone, right? Check out this article. It's packed with great tips for phone photography.

🔥 New brand on Social Cat

"CrazyPoke Miami" is a vibrant eatery in Wynwood, Miami's art district. Renowned for serving the freshest poke bowls, they've been awarded "Best Poke Bowls in Miami" by Miami New Times in 2021 and 2022. They engage with the local creator community, inviting them to enjoy their award-winning meals. CrazyPoke Miami combines top-notch cuisine with the lively Wynwood culture, making it the go-to spot for an authentic poke experience.

🔥 Influencer shoutout

"Simplynandi" is an Atlanta-based Instagram influencer who, despite having 2,354 followers, boasts an impressive record of over 30 brand collaborations. She's a multi-faceted creator, combining her skills as a hair architect, dancer, and model. Through her engaging Instagram Reels, she explores and shares her sensuality, inspiring her followers to embrace their own creativity.

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Till next time, be wild 🤗!!

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