Social Media

Investing in creators: the game-changer your business needs

- May 18, 2023 3 MIN READ

 

Investing in creators for your socials is like tapping into a treasure trove of benefits. Having worked with some of the most renowned content creators, I know first-hand exactly why your businesses should channel their resources into collaborating with these digital artists and storytellers. It could be the game-changer your business needs, explains social media expert Emily-Rose Hills.

The great audience handover

Picture this: A content creator with a swarm of dedicated followers showcases one of your products and how much they love it. Just like that, their followers – people who hang on to their every word – are now paying attention to you. It’s as if they’ve handed you a golden ticket to an exclusive, engaged community. Talk about a warm introduction!

They’re not just throwing your name about, they’re essentially giving you a VIP ticket to hang with their trusty followers. And because their audience takes on board their recommendations as if it was from a friend, they are more likely to check out your social media and website, embrace your message, and may even join your fan club (aka your customer base). This is known as audience transferral.

It takes time to build trust, and investing in a creator is a way to fast-track finding that audience that also trusts you. Creators, using authenticity and consistency, work hard to create an online community. They’ve already done the hard yards so when they vouch for your brand, their seal of approval resonates with their followers.


A fresh splash of creativity

Sometimes, it can be hard to constantly come up with new ideas for your socials. Creators are the Picassos and Rembrandts of the digital era. Their creative genius can add a vibrant touch to your brand, making it more relatable and dynamic.

Whether it’s funny Instagram Reel ideas or compelling storytelling, creators are experienced in promoting your product or brand in ways you wouldn’t have necessarily thought of, nor had the resources or know-how to create yourself.

Think of investing in content creators as a creative facelift for your brand!

Masters of storytelling

Remember when we were kids, and the best part of the day was story time? Well, creators are the digital world’s master storytellers. They craft narratives that captivate, engage and resonate with their audience, sharing their first-hand experiences with your products and brand in a way that relates to social media audiences.


Great storytellers transform your brand from a mere product into a captivating saga, turning each post and each shared experience into a riveting chapter in the storybook of your brand.

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Unleash the power of Micro and Macro influencers

Micro influencers are like the close-knit bar community from the iconic ’80s series Cheers, where everyone knows your name.

Macro influencers are the buzzing city centre with its vast reach.

Depending on your brand’s vibe, budget and where you are in your social media journey, both influencer types serve different functions. Let’s dig a little further.

Micro influencers

Typically, a micro influencer will have between 1,000 and 100,000 followers.

The cost of partnering with a micro influencer can vary widely based on several factors, including their follower count, engagement rate, the platform they’re active on, and the specifics of the partnership (such as the number of posts, type of content, etc.). You might expect to pay anywhere from $50 to $500 per post.

Many micro influencers are also open to collaborations in exchange for free products or services instead of – or in addition to – money. Always do your research and reach out to potential influencers for their specific rates and terms.

Macro influencers

Macro influencers are usually classified as those with follower counts between 100,000 and 1 million (though this range can vary) and command higher rates than micro influencers due to their larger reach.

Working with a macro influencer could range from a few thousand dollars per post to tens of thousands of dollars. Some top-tier macro influencers, particularly on high-engagement platforms like Instagram and TikTok, may charge even more.

It’s worth noting that while macro influencers have a broader reach, they may not always provide the best return on investment. Engagement rates tend to decline as follower counts increase, meaning that a post from a macro influencer may not engage as large a percentage of their audience as a post from a micro influencer. Thus, it’s essential to consider both reach and engagement when planning an influencer marketing campaign.

In a world where audiences are increasingly immune to traditional advertising, using content creators offers a way to cut through the noise and establish genuine, trust-based connections with potential customers. This is why investing in creators can be a strategic game-changer for businesses looking to grow their reach and impact.

If you’re wondering how to engage a content creator, then book a session with The Social Media Coach to help clarify what your goals are and how to source a creator.


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