What you wear is your billboard. What are you advertising? Social Media has given me the opportunity to express myself in countless ways and communicate with friends in order to innovate and solve problems. Social Media is a gadget used by companies in order to attract high volumes of people called “traffic”. Through my experience with marketing, I’ve learned that first you have to build your platform. If it’s for professional reasons, you have to decide what you want to sell and what people you want to sell it to. You have to make sure your product is valuable, helping those who you’re advertising the product to. The hardest part is getting started, and the shipping and handling of course. After you’ve established your crowd, it just keeps on coming. I know because I’m a major fashionista and all the brands I shop for, I consistently support, most of which I’ve discovered through social media. Instagram, for instance, is my favorite type of social media. It is a great way to display your product through pictures. And as they say, a picture says 1,000 words. You can get creative with your content. The more your feed attracts the eye, the more people will visit your page and tell others about you. My goal is to create my own blog in the future when I’m financially stable to model the products I want to showcase. I want to inspire women to feel beautiful and showcase their creativity through their style. I know whenever I see a public figure displaying confidence, I’m inspired to follow in her footsteps, whether its fashion wise or fitness wise. You have to be comfortable in your own skin because your body is what you wear every day. My goal is to defeat all those stereotypical magazine looks by showing people that with a little sweat and determination, you can get those abs you’ve always wanted, instead of just photo shopping a picture. I do this by utilizing Instagram to make my own fitness page. In this page I include all my experiences, workout tips, and everything I eat.
We often don’t realize how powerful social media is. Mark Zuckerberg is a great example of this. He was just another college student in the same financial situation most of us are. With just one idea, he sparked technology. His overnight hit, Facebook, is still used today and made him a millionaire.
From an adolescent perspective, I believe social media attracts us because we want to stay aware of the latest trends and events. We want to stay in touch with our friends and put our best foot forward. Everyone loves to be recognized and complimented. Instagram allows people to notice you easier in the way you want them to. Also, it’s a great journal you can look back on. You see how much you’ve changed over the years. Some people don’t like it because it’s a “lack of privacy”. But how is it a lack of privacy if you can chose what to and what not to post? We only showcase a part of our lives. The part we want people to see. That’s why I try not to compare myself with others online. I know that even though they may have posted the best car, they may not even have it all. We only share the good snippets of our lives , because why would we share the bad ones? Sometimes I do believe it could get carried away because it’s like a competition of who has more or gets more recognition. But my focus isn’t on that. Being on Instagram for so long has taught me to focus on inspiring people to showcase themselves, their goals, and their beliefs in order to meet new people and become eligible for many opportunities.
Some public figures that have inspired me to reach my goals and have provided me with helpful tools because of social media are Kayla Itsines and Cmcoving. Kayla motivates me to stay on track with my fitness goals by sharing her meal and workout plan and beauty tips, such as skin care routine. Cmcoving has a blog, highlighting the hottest trends. Her blog contains all the links to the websites where she buys her outfits, which is a huge time saver.
In conclusion, social media is a tool used to study, make money, and for entertainment. It is the reason stars like Justin Bieber have been recognized through YouTube in order to live their dream. YouTube is a way people can communicate, share ideas, do step by step tutorials, and entertain the public. You can spend hours on YouTube either watching movies or learning math. It is a great revolution in the education world because of that reason, giving us the opportunity to not only watch videos but make them; for instance, scholarship entry submissions. In these videos and submissions, you have the opportunity to showcase your creativity. So many resources are available to us that we don’t even realize. I believe marketers on social media still have a lot of potential. As time progresses, more and more people are utilizing technology, ranging from the ages of 5 to 80. People of all ages utilize this because it’s so easy to use. Marketers promote their product by hitting their target. They aim to convince their buyer that their product is going to make their buyer successful. That’s why we should always be cautious of online scams and make sure the source we’re utilizing is credible. I always check that a website has the lock on the URL before purchasing anything with my debit card and that it’s Norton Secured because there’s so much identity theft and theft in general out there. If we avoid these cons, we’ll be able to enjoy the pros of social media, such as online shopping. Online shopping is convenient because it could be done in the comfort of your own home. Its quick, easy, and there are often promo codes you can utilize with free shipping and handling.