The city of London is known for its high number of famous inhabitants. While celebrities like Idris Elba, Emilia Clarke and Elton John all call the city of London their hometown, London has also attracted many famous people.
From Hollywood actors to chart-topping musicians and from social media stars to reality TV talents – celebrities are seemingly everywhere in the capital.
However, you don’t need to be on TV to make pounds out of popularity. There are other ways that popular Londoners can turn their fame into fortune too.
Become a Social Media Influencer
One accessible way to make money from your popularity is to become a social media influencer. A social media influencer is someone who has a large following on sites such as YouTube, Twitter, or Instagram, and then gets paid to promote products to their audience. Influencers can potentially make thousands of pounds by putting products in front of their followers, and they often get to keep free samples as well.
Becoming an influencer isn’t easy though, says Forbes. First, you’ll need to find your niche (what you’re known for), create quality content that engages your followers and think of ways to grow your influence, seeing that it is a competitive market and not easy to get a following. If you can do that, then you can potentially make money.
Recommend Sites to Friends
While being a successful social media influencer is about numbers and how many followers you have, affiliate marketing, where you recommend sites, services, and products to other people, just requires people to trust you. You can help to connect brands with customers and they will pay you for doing so.
There are affiliate marketing programmes in many niches, such as entertainment, beauty, and gaming. The Mr Green affiliate program is part of the latter niche and rewards its affiliate marketers for drawing new customers to its online casino site. The website provides decent commissions for affiliates, offering up to 45% of the revenue share, a monthly commission of £1.1 million. Your commission rate depends on how many customers you send their way, but for popular Londoners with many gaming friends, this could be a previously unthought-of opportunity.
You can also turn your fame into a fortune by teaching other people how to become as popular as you. People everywhere want to know how they can make more friends and it’s why How to Win Friends and Influence People is one of the most popular books in the world, according to The Guardian.
People will pay you to teach a class and show them the best way to become famous. Be prepared to provide original and non-mainstream tips and tricks in order to keep attracting students.
While some people think that being famous is all about billboard ad campaigns and making money from movies, you can monetise your popularity in other ways. So, if you’re an aspiring celebrity and have some fame to your name, you can maximise your earnings in more than just the mainstream ways.