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What It’s Like Being an Instagram Influencer

It's not as easy as it seems.

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Being an Instagram influencer is actually a full-time job now. Many people around the world have turned their hobby into a career. However, the term “influencer” is rather polarizing. Let’s find out what this job is all about.

How to Make a Living with Instagram?

Making a living through social media is no easy task and demands your availability almost all day. According to Kiersten Rich (The Blonde Abroad), the most challenging aspect of being an influencer is keeping up with it.

So I started my job almost 6 years ago and I’ve been traveling almost non-stop since then. Its every day and all day.

Instagram influencer, Jane Aldridge (Sea of Shoes) says her days are booked and scheduled top to bottom.

Styling, shooting, post-processing, writing, web management, working on our blog, correspondence, and planning. It’s a job like no other.

Many think that these digital influencers are doing what they like and nothing else. Wearing fancy clothes, shoes, etc is not difficult at all and they don’t really do anything. Well, that isn’t the case though. See what Instagram’s Lainy Hedaya has to say.

A lot of people believe I just go around the world wearing cool clothes, taking selfies and that my work is simple. But there’s alot behind the scenes that goes into producing one post.

Getting good Instagram engagement might be difficult but for some, it’s more than just the numbers in the “insights.” According to Aimee Song (Song of Style), all the fancy stuff and traveling is great but the followers is what she loves and cares about the most.

Having an online community can be a very positive and empowering thing. The best part, however, is getting to meet so many new and amazing people.

The crux of the matter is that building an online profile is harder than most 9 t0 5 jobs. The key to success here is producing content frequently but should also be unique, relatable and high-quality. Once you crack that code, influencing lives via Instagram can be very rewarding and lucrative.

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