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56: So You Wanna Be An Influencer?! The Best Side-Hustle to Make Money on Social Media!

Updated: Apr 19, 2022

So you wanna be an influencer, but don’t know where to start? In today’s episode, Zuri is chatting with influencer marketer and coach, Florence Howard; who shares the steps to becoming a content creator, ways to grow your followers, how to get PAID brand deals, and why grit, transparency, perseverance are the true secrets to become a successful influencer.

Florence shares her personal journey of how she left corporate America to become a full-time influencer (and HOW she made 6 figures!); her expert advice on having an authentic voice and understanding your creator identity.

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Z & Florence also dish on ways to avoid the comparison trap on social media, how to battle burnout while enforcing digital boundaries, and why she encourages everyone to have multiple streams of income.

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Florence Howard is known by her over 13k followers as @theblendedbeauty, her wildly engaged following has been growing organically since 2016. Florence is known for her genuine and honest opinions and exposés.

Florence’s focus on beauty, everyday life, and education on influencer marketing has earned her endorsement from her peers as a Subject Matter Expert (SME).

As an influencer coach, she teaches her students to understand their influence and get paid in the process.

As an influencer, her deep understanding of self-care and creativity coupled with her down-to-earth persona and effervescent demeanor make her well-loved and someone you can’t take your eyes off of.

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Connect with Florence: Instagram | Website

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If you loved this podcast episode, you’ll also love our first episode in our Protect Your Peace Series: Episode #1: How To Be Happy

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Zuri Hall is an Emmy award-winning TV host (Access Hollywood, American Ninja Warrior) and is the executive producer & host of this millennial-focused podcast that will empower women to avoid “best life burnout” through candid conversation, expert panel discussions, and real-life, human interest stories from everyday women.

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