I already know what you’re thinking.
But what about all the influencers advertising all sorts of products on Instagram? What about the impact? The sales of their own products?
It’s almost a rule of the universe that as long as you’re being true to yourself, fame, fortune, and the latest Apple products will all be yours.
But the truth is not that easy. Not everyone who has a vlog and an over-the-top personality gets to win big. Not every guy who workouts six times a week gets to sell his programs or have his own brand of supplements.
For every Jackson Pollock, there were thousands of folks who were doing the same thing, yet never earned quite enough to make a living.
If only I could get noticed. If only I could get someone to read my stuff.
Yes, and I hope you do get thousands and thousands of folks who eagerly await for each new post, but…
Fame does not equal money, and money does not equal happiness. Or anything.
Trust me, I had fame and money, and I’d fantasize about stuff that had nothing to do with money. Or fame.
The truth is that a lot of people think fame and money to be magic solutions to problems that wouldn’t even exist in the first place, where it not for this stupid belief.
Yes, I blog about ways to get more readers. I also blog about writing, about motivation, about being tough, about being kind, about lots of stuff that will get you quite a bit of attention, but the thing is that it’s just a means to an end. All of it.
That’s the thing with everything we do in life. It’s not what we get, but who we become.
That’s the question that few of us ask, and even fewer still bother to answer properly.
It takes more than being famous
In order to make a living online, folks need to trust you.
As a matter of fact, we are obsessed with paying money for stuff we know for sure will work. We read reviews, talk to friends, ask for advice, watch unboxing videos on Youtube.
Depending on how much money we invest, we want to know as much as possible about the product/service we are about to purchase.
Trust is difficult to earn, and this is why fame means nothing, because a lot of people might follow you but never quite cared about you.
Because you don’t care about them either.
They are just a number. A statistic.
You fail to perceive them as real human beings, and thus they fail to do so with you.