To become eligible for the WYLD card, you need at least a 1000 followers. If it seems like a daunting task, don’t be disheartened. It is not as difficult as you think it is and you don’t need to become an influencer to get 1000 followers. 45% of all Instagram users have between 1000-10,000 followers. Follow the tips below to get your 1000 followers
- Identify a niche: You have above average knowledge in at least a few topics. This could be a particular industry, hobby, or just something you spent a good amount of time on regardless of your choice (research project, mandated study etc). Are you a movie buff? Someone big on reading? What do your friends seek your advice on? Have you spent a lot of time gaming? Take some time to think about what you're passionate about and can talk to people with similar interests. Starting with a specific area of interest or expertise can help overcome analysis paralysis and use existing credibility to earn the trust of more people.
- Build your online presence: Having a strong online presence is crucial for building social currency. But you don't need insane photography skills, good looks, or video making prowess. People have found thousands of followers with screenshots of their notes app. Find tools that are right for you that can highlight your passions. Camera, keyboard, Canva- use what you can.
- Engage with your audience: Building a social media presence isn't a long monologue about you – it's also about engaging with your audience and building a community. Make an effort to respond to comments, ask for feedback, and create content that resonates with your audience.
- Collaborate with other influencers: Collaborating with other influencers can be a great way to expand your reach and build your brand. Look for opportunities to guest post, host webinars, or collaborate on projects with other influencers in your niche.
- People come when you tell them: It seems wrong to ask even the people closest to you to like, comment and god forbid share. But people come when you ask them so don’t feel shy to request your friends to look at your content. Own your content to hone your content. Don’t mind the naysayers, focus on the compliments.
The reason we ask for 1000 followers is because we need to be fair to our brand partners too. Offering more than 30% cash back on your purchase is selling at next to no profits and there needs to be enough value creation for them too. Join the waitlist for WYLD cards and earn your place amongst the WYLD tribe.