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From Introvert To Influencer On Social Media Networks

Since I was introduced to Social Media I was an introvert with big dreams but had minimal traction to making them come true. I never knew how social media was going to change my life. I started my journey with social media to become social media marketing expert. I knew I had a great cause and I needed more people to be aware of it. So I set up an account on Twitter and made a large number of followers very soon. As the number of followers grew, so did the connections and my confidence. I started reaching out to bigger and better employers and better jobs. This made me realize that social media could be a great platform for introverts to find and express their voices. It was more than just a posting platform it was an empowerment platform.

As I grew my career, social media started playing a bigger part in how I expressed myself. The more information I put out on social media, the more people started resonating with my message. As my following grew, I realized that people were interested in what I had to say and what I had to give. This is a big issue with introverts, being that they feel like they are never heard and no one is interested in what they have to say. Social media takes the pressure off of the introvert by letting them just post without the anxiety that goes along with the face-to-face connection. This is the reason why many introverts excel at social media.



If you are an introvert, here are a few ways that social media can help you get your voice out and become social media influencer:

1. Start a Blog about your interests.

This is a great way to get your message out. You can blog about different topics that are relevant to your interests and then post them on other social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram to get the people to your blog.  Make your blog inviting and welcoming to comments, because at the end of the day, you want the people to connect with you and to hear what you have to say.

2. Start a Facebook or LinkedIn Group for your interests.

Groups are a great way to connect with people as well. You can set up a group on LinkedIn or Facebook, and then invite others that have the same interests so you can connect and collaborate with them. You will be able to get different perspectives on your topics as well as feedback on your blogs so that you can get better and the group members can get more information. In the group setting the members can also share their knowledge as well so please encourage them to share.

3. Start a Facebook or Twitter Page to share your knowledge.

Pages are also a great way to demonstrate your expertise. This is where you will put different articles  and tips about what you and the community are doing in your area of interest. On these pages you are showing yourself to be a subject matter expert, so be conscious of what you post. Make sure that it’s meaningful and provides value to your audience. This way people will continue to return to your page and engage with you. You can use Facebook Pages or your Twitter profile to get the content out to the audience.

4. Start Live Streaming about your interests.

Live Streaming is a game changer to many introverts. This is a way that they can get their messages out in real time but without the pressure of the face-to-face interaction. When Periscope and Facebook Live came into the picture many introverts skyrocketed in their reach and their presence.  Then the video replays on blogs and other social media helped to expand their reach even further. This is a way to touch the audience faster and build a stronger connection. Now with Snapchat, Blab, Huzza and Busker, people are getting their messages out faster and with more impact.



These are some ways that helped me grow my reach, my voice and even become 15th on top 100 list of influencers on Twitter (browse for @abidnev) for #SocialMedia & #Marketing hashtags. Try out some of these ideas and see how your audience and your voice will grow. Remember people can’t support if they can’t get the message, so let it out and share it with the world!

About Abid

Founder of abidly.com Digital marketing entrepreneur…

14 comments

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    What an story!! I am happy for you on your career path! Amazing!. Sometimes we do not know what is our strength and as introvert your not confident enough to step up! But look at you now! Wow!! Really impressive. Keep up the good work, thank you for motivating and for those introvert out there, Step up! Who knows? Your the next Socia Media Expert!

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    Nowadays social media impacted people in their daily life living. Various of current news and events deliberation keeps the nation updated. Due to high technology demand, social media easily spreads out to society whether youth or adult ages. The influences brought by these platforms maintain the aggressiveness of people visiting them everyday. The good thing about social media is, you can use it as an extra income because some of companies are willing to pay just to place ads on your account.

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    I partly agree that Social Media serves out as a gateway of expression to some and to so called introvert people. That it help them come out and tell the world their whereabouts far different from interacting people in person. Influencing halfway of the crowd because of its world wide access. I still believe personally, Social Media may beneficial to some people, introvert people and sometimes not. Because not all applies to all. This, I believe might be either negative or positive. In his/her experience, it is obvious to see that it comes out positively but how about those victims of cyber bullying? They also come out and express theirselves freely but they were just judged, bullied and suppressed even more. No wonder we heard so much of violence, depression, and suicide in Social Media.
    The point here is, it’s fine to express yourself either you are introvert person or not but still, it’s better to have a life in the real world.

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    Aw, that’s a really nice story and I was pretty similar. Back when I initially started the blog, it took me ages to even begin because I was so introverted – I just didn’t know if people would even enjoy my content or read it. A friend of mine told me that if I truly want the blog to take off to start using social media platforms to my own advantage. The problem was… I never really posted much on things such as Facebook and Twitter until I realized how good it is.

    Now, I know how to engage with the people on the social media and how to attract their interest. Just remember to not be scared – share your passion with others.

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    This is the reason i came across to this site mainly because i feel that being an introvert it gives me the notion to express freely myself on social media without being judged.It has been my struggle on socializing with people because i am afraid of being rejected so i always ended up staying at home.I am thankful to have read this encouraging article.This will help me to become motivated in expressing myself and to strive more in what i am capable of doing.

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      Hello Janill.
      I am glad that you find courage to tell us your feelings, and i wish to tell you that you have nothing to fear really. Not everyone is accepted by everyone! We all get rejected by someone even if we have thousands of other fans, so you have to take it as common sense and reality. Just believe in your self, find what’s motivating you and contact with more positive people. As soon you start expressing your self more and more, you will overcome your fears faster.

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    Very encouraging information. I’m also an introvert and hate interacting with people and prefer to keep to myself. This gives me hope if you can be a social media influencer, yet you are an introvert than so can I. I am willing to try some of your tips like starting a group for my interests especially on Facebook. I have been thinking about it for a while. This has given me the momentum I need.

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    Thank you for sharing with us your story. It has really inspired me. I’m an introvert and I have been addicted to social media for around 3 years. It is only since last year that I decided to use the internet for something useful instead of chatting.

    I have a blog which I haven’t been active on for very long. I am also happy I have been able to earn from writing articles and posting on forums. I feel I have made a great improvement. 😀 I will also decide soon on what kind of business I want to invest in soon while using social media.

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    You know, there is this saying that “80 percent of success is just showing up”. And, I believe that is absolutely true, even with becoming an online influencer. It is not talent, intelligence, , education, or credentials. Those things can make it easier, but what really makes a person influential, both online and off, is persistence, determination, and involvement… which simply means showing up.

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    Well, I would partly describe myself as an outgoing person. At the same time, I would also include introvertish like traits within my character. I’m thankful for social media because it allowed me to display myself on multiple platforms and interact with people on a global scale. What’s also cool about that is that I was able to develop two profiles for me as a person. One presenting myself as a freelancer, and interacting with more of the business network side of social media. While the other being specifically tailored to personal interest and leisure as an individual. Neither of them ever clash and I’m able to get the best of both worlds when it comes to taking advantage of social media. Overall, I’d say through social media, I’ve been able to reach out and connect with people more than ever, without having to break the ice of a formal and physical introduction like in the old days.

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    I can definitely relate with your experience.

    I’ve been an introvert for as long as I can remember. I still recall the first time I became active on Twitter. At first, I was so unsure of myself. I was so conscious of my words and opinions. It took me about an hour to create my first few tweets.

    But it was a learning experience. I didn’t know how much influence I had on other people. It’s still less compared to well-known people like celebrities, but anything counts if you’re having real communication with people all over the world.

    I don’t aim to become someone famous in the internet. But knowing how much influence I have is enough to encourage me to keep sharing my thoughts on social media.

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    For me, starting a blog is probably the best thing to do from the things you have recommended. A lot of people just aren’t too comfortable with live streams so it is a good idea to start with something like a blog until your confidence grows. And the best thing about it is that it is quite an easy thing to do. It’s relatively cheap to get a domain and hosting as well. You can earn quite a lot from advertising if your blog does relatively well as well.

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    This is a great article because I am introvert also and it is very easy for me to voice out my ideas in social media unlike in a face-to-face conversation. I also like to become an influencer and help other people through online content marketing but I haven’t figure it out how to start and this article really helps a lot. Hope to see more of these empowering article.

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    To a certain extent – everyone is an introvert. But I think getting into business helps balance out that part of a person’s personality. It helps them become more personable when they need to be. As opposed to those times when or where they are required to interact with people – and the whole situation ends up being awkward and off-putting. Those scenarios will go a lot smoother with practice.

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