I once heard a quote that said the “internet is the new Gold Rush.” If you are confused about this statement let’s start by explaining what the Gold Rush was. It was a period in U.S history in which people were rushing to the western parts of the country mining to find gold in hopes to strike it rich. This is not a history lesson but I wanted to prove the point that the internet is like a gold rush. Everyday people have the possibility to make it rich by doing a number of things on the internet in unimaginable ways. In this day and age we have bloggers, vloggers, Viners, YouTubers, twerkers, interest businesses, and Instagramers making considerable amounts of money just being themselves on the internet. And the good things are that
- You can do it from home.
- You no longer have to wait to be “discovered” by an agent to get yourself out there.
- You can live in tin buck too middle of nowhere, and as long as you have the equipment you can send yourself to the masses.
- So you may asked what the key to all this success is.
Well like the Gold Rush were everyone was rushing to one place to find gold to make it rich, people are running to the internet to make it rich. But like the Gold Rush striking it big on the internet is way harder than it looks. Do not think that you can just post a video and you are on your way to internet stardom. But it is easier than the Gold Rush because the Gold Rush relied heavily on luck, with the internet anyone can make it. Of course there are plenty of people who have been trying to hit it big on the internet for quite some time. And truth be told that the whole making money on the internet thing may not be for them. But there is a formula to internet success, even though it is not the 1, 2, 3 easy formula that you may want to hear
Statistics for YouTube show that the longer you are a Youtuber the more subscribers you get overtime. And do not think that just because you are on YouTube for a year then you can magically become some YouTube star. YouTubers who really make money are constantly uploading on their channel for YEARS and gain subscribers slowly. There are exceptions to this rule and they include viral videos or people who just gain momentum fast. But remember that they are just “exceptions” not the rule. Most people are not going to become internet famous in a matter of months.
- Hard Work
Any type of internet business takes hard work. To get noticed you must put out content on a consistent basis, learn about SEO or search engine optimizations which gets your content found, and whatever you put forward must be as professional as you can make it. People do not like looking at sloppy website or videos. So if you think that putting forth mediocre content is your way to fame, think again. There is too much competition out there to be subpar.
- Be You
The wonderful thing about people becoming internet famous is that anyone can do it. There are some people who are internet that people absolutely love because they are different.
If you don’t believe me here are just a few
Of course you have your general beauty gurus who look like supermodels. But there are plenty of everyday women out there that people love to watch and subscribe to. And the reason for that is because the women are not afraid to be themselves and their weirdness works for them. So allow your weirdness to work for you.
- Have something to talk about.
This is both easier and harder than you think. When trying to make a living on the internet, no one wants to hear about you talk about a whole bunch of nothing. I am sorry they don’t. Even if you are a vlogger, vlogging your lifestyle. People at least want to watch an interesting lifestyle. Not just you sitting there in your room doing nothing. Whether it be hair, make up, inspirational, fashion, entertainment, gaming, comedy, whatever. Represent it well on whatever platform you are trying to get famous on and you will with grow.
- Don’t give up.
It may take some people months to get make an income online and some even years. But if you give up one thing is for sure you are never going to generate any income online. Remember be consistent, give good quality content, and be a pleasure to watch, read, or have a useful internet product. This way you cannot fail.
This post would not be complete if I did not mention the Instagram “girls.” I mean the ones who want to be half naked and twerk in all their pictures to be famous. Who am I to down anyone’s hustle, but just remember whatever your brand is, it follows you. Meaning that if you are half naked all the time and get a large following doing that, then later on down the line when you want to put some clothes on, you may lose a whole lot of followers. Because people wanted to see you half naked, that is why they followed you in the first place. So when you try to do something else, they may not want to follow you anymore. Also understand that if you aspire to be a vlogger, blogger, or some other type of internet business. If your Blog, product or YouTube channel is not about your being naked, then they will show little interest in the other things you are trying to do or what you have to say. So be careful about how you brand yourself, because it can follow you.
In closing the age of technology is wonderful. You have the ability to shape you own destiny and be what you want to be. It is in fact the Gold Rush of the 21st Century.