Everyone is keen to know the process of networking with large influencers. The industry or the niche or the business involved is irrelevant in this respect: everyone is able to achieve benefit from influencers.
Whether large influencers are benefited too from you?
Networking with influencers is that difficult as you may believe, but you can always mishandle the same. Followings are some important aspects that you must understand.
1. Everyone does not offer the same value
The prime thing to know is that the value that you offer is relative. Everyone does not offer identical values, which is all right. Whether you have a million followers or a large platform, you offer a different kind of value comparative to someone who does not possess similar ones. And vice versa, you may contain some incredible to provide, which has no relation with large following or a big platform. Understanding the value you offer to the table is important.
2. Understand your value
What do you offer on the table? Are you able to offer something special that no one offers? Do you have a special knack or a particular skill or trade? Do you possess the access to something exclusive? Do you know something in a more elaborate manner than others? Do you possess a large or exclusive platform? Do you control a million followers? We all have something exclusive. It is the matter of being truthful with oneself and finding out what it is.
3. Do not indulge in activities that undervalue you
Do you need to be looked as an equal or as a wild fan? I notice it in Hollywood all the time; some people rush up screaming and attempting to get a selfie with the celebrity. Avoiding it is very hard. You have another follower. Nonetheless, if you do the same as you should with anybody then you position yourself comparatively better than the wild fan.
A fan inquires for a picture or an autograph promptly. A fan uses the entire conversation praising the influencer’s work. A fan puts up irritating questions without a genuine conversation just to acquire a glance of the influencer’s lifestyle.
It is all right to be a fan, but do not turn that the only thing the influencer considers about you.
4. Do not ask for anything
Do not become that irritating individual that contacts everyone seeking favours before offering any value or even trying to create a human relation first.
It is a signal that you have rightly given when an influencer asks you what they can offer you. At the moment, you know that you have created a connection, offered value or had an encouraging impact.
5. Do not become a yes man /woman
You must not agree with every subject that somebody presents or does only because of being an influencer. Do not push back people on pedestals. Ensure that you are offering feedback in a sincere and constructive manner. Finally, it is totally about creating a genuine connection. Nonetheless that happens or whatever the exchange of value is, it is totally about human connection. It is above everything, remember this.