Become a Media Maven

How to Become an Instagram Influencer in 9 Steps

July 13, 2021 Christina Nicholson Episode 130
Become a Media Maven
How to Become an Instagram Influencer in 9 Steps
Show Notes

How to Become an Instagram Influencer in 9 Steps with Christina Galbato

Influencer marketing is HUGE today. Yes, it is misunderstood and so many people think they know how it works, but few actually do. To dive deeper into how it works and how people make living as Instagram influencers, Christina Galbato is pulling back the curtain and sharing her experience as an influencer and a coach to future influencers.

Christina Galbato is a social media influencer, online educator, and digital marketing expert. After building a successful career as a travel influencer and working with brands like Ritz-Carlton, Mazda, and lululemon, Christina pivoted into online education where she built a 7-figure business helping thousands of women build online empires as influencers. 

She has been featured in CNN and Forbes and was a speaker at AdWorld and StartUp Grind. She is also the host of the top-rated entrepreneurship podcast Her Life By Design.

These are the nine tips Christina breaks down in this episode:

1. Create content that would attract the brand you want to work with. It needs to be relevant.

2. Get on influencer marketing platforms like Collectively, Fohr, etc.

3. Look on their website for a PR, influencer, or marketing email OR send a message on Instagram

4. Come from a place of business with information on your numbers and audience, share past examples, offer creative ideas, etc.

5. Look at their tagged photos on Instagram to see what they’re doing with other influencers

6. Outsource the pitching work by hiring a VA. You won’t need a manager until you get a lot of inbound requests.

7. Follow up... twice.

8. Continue the relationship with a wrap-up email and screenshots of insights and analytics. Then, pitch a longer-term collaboration.

9. Include case studies with goals and results in your wrap-up emails and in future pitches.

Find Christina on Instagram at @christinagalbato. 

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