WATCH: Passive Income From Shorts? How Smart Influencers Are Turning Short Videos Into Long Money
Have you ever wondered how influencers actually make money?
How content creators are making big profits from short videos:
It's no secret that more and more people are labeling themselves "influencers" these days, but what does that really mean? How do influencers actually make money, when it seems like all they do is goof off on social media all day? Well, the answer may surprise you. If you thought all of these influencers are working around the clock like maniacs when they aren't on camera to make ends meet, you're flat wrong. Many social media influencers these days are actually spending less time than ever working, thanks to the popularity of short-form video content.
Thanks to platforms like YouTube and Tiktok competitng for viewers attention, organic reach of short form content has exploded. Like, you can post a 15 second video this morning, and have hundreds of thousands, or millions of views tonight when you go to bed. And if you think smart influencers haven't figured out how to monetize all that traffic, you're crazy. There is a reason that 19 year old is driving around in a lamborghini and living in a house bigger than your moms: SALES!
Smart social media influencers have figured out that if they can turn all of those views and follows into an email list, they can bombard that list with affiliate offers until the cows come home! You may find it shocking, but many young social media influencers these days have audiences (and customer bases) bigger than some of your favorite brands did just 10 years ago. Crazy, huh?