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Cyprian Okonkwo 🎅 @cypiee
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So after my Twitter thread yesterday on how "Nigerian Twitter influencers" make money and an estimate of what they make daily and monthly, I've been getting DM's from people that are interested to learn how they can go about being an "influencer".

Issa #thread!
This thread won't cover how you can become an influencer though. I told y'all the sweet money making parts yesterday and I don't blame anyone for wanting to join the Twitter influencer clique. However, it's not all rosy on this side. Especially for people that are looking to...
...become "influencers".

First of all, I'd like to tell y'all that there are cliques that get all those deals I mentioned. There are people sitting in position of power at top PR agencies and marketing executives at brands that they have connections with. They get deals...
...directly from them and that's when they execute. If you go through my page, you'll see I barely run any promo nowadays and that's because there are the big guns that have been here before newbies like me. New guys in the industry don't get as much as they should because of...
...deal hoarding lol. It's a bad thing but they also got to make money too so we have to explore other means to make money; like social media management or sell merch.

I tried that my merch thing ehn but it didn't work like I thought it would. Maybe the marketing plan...
...I had for it wasn't good enough or my audience were it with it quicker than they expected but I haven't made much sales from it. The same audience that will see your merch will still go out to a store and buy other clothes. It's hard to sell merch in Nigeria as an influencer..
..except if you are really really really popular. The only sale (from Twitter) I made from my merch was when @Healthertainer did a giveaway with my shirts and I'm forever grateful for that. She's an awesome person and an inspiration. So, if you are looking to sell merch here,....
...tey for these streets well well o.

For the promo part I mentioned above, look for the top guys that run a lot of promos and beg them to put you on. That's the best way. Or, hit up PR agencies and tell them about yourself so they can add you to their roster.
But I will advise anyone that wants to do this influencer thingy to look for other channels to make money from.

1. TopBuzz pays you to upload posts on their platform

2. Start a Medium.com blog and drive traffic to it daily

3. Post specific content on IG...
...consistently and grow it. To be honest, IG influencers make 10x what Twitter influencers make. If you play your cards right, you can even start getting deals when you hit 10k followers

4. YouTube! If you want to cash out big as an influencer or creative, make videos and...
...put them up on YT consistently, grow to 1k subs and surpass 4,000 minutes of watch time and you'll start getting paid. It comes with its own issues too but it's worth it. Unlike Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, once your channel is monetized, you get paid on every....
...video you upload (and gets views) but you can keep posting on your social media pages for months but still get no promo deals.

There are many other things I can't cover in a Twitter thread but I hope this helps.

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