Many of us dream of becoming famous, but we are often unsure as to how to go about it. Yes, we could apply to appear on a reality television program, but the chances of us making it onto the small screen are minimal. Even if we did, we would probably gain infamy rather than becoming famous.
Tv talent shows are ways to showcase your talents to the larger world. Unfortunately, many contestants risk humiliation instead of the fame they hoped to achieve. Simon Cowell has a lot to answer for when it comes to crushing people’s dreams.
In recent years, the internet has helped many people become famous. Finally, there are many ways to showcase your talents to the larger world without being buzzed off stage or facing rejection in whatever field you are trying to get into.
If you are looking to find fame and recognition for your talents online, here are some ways to go about it.
Practice your craft
As any great artist or singer will tell you, practice makes perfect. If you want people to notice you, it is important to work hard in your chosen field. If you are trying to become a famous novelist, you need to read plenty of books while practicing your craft. Study how other writers put pen to page, and how they involve the reader into the narrative. Whatever talent you want to achieve online, you won’t get far if you haven’t worked on your craft, so be wise and practice.
Know what you are good at
We all have a creative spirit, so find yours. There are many places online to showcase your talents, so know what you are good at and pursue your dream.
If you create your own music, upload it to Indiesound. If art is your thing, then showcase your work on DeviantArt. If you enjoy writing, consider self-publishing an EBook. Whatever your interest, there are ways to put your talent online. Uploading your work does not guarantee you fame and fortune, but people will slowly begin to recognize your talents. Who knows, you may just be one of the lucky few who gets noticed by an agent.
Join an online community
There are thousands of online communities on the internet, from the sites listed above to forums and dedicated web pages on specific hobbies. Search online for the communities who can benefit you, not only in selling your work to others but by being part of an online discussion, sharing ideas and exploring your passions with other people.
If you are a keen gamer and want to gain fame by reviewing games online, consider what niche you are into. Whether you are into role playing games, first person shooters, or sports titles, there will be a community you can fit into. Talk to people, find out what they are interested in, and you will begin to understand the demographic for your game reviews.
If you have a particular interest in a creative field, you may just meet somebody who can point you in the right direction.
Become a famous YouTuber
YouTube has become an increasingly popular way for people to upload videos of themselves. Type in any subject you are interested in, and you are almost guaranteed to find something you are looking for. If you think you have the personality to make your own video, why not follow suit. Whether it’s creating a video to help gamers complete a particular game, or giving a tutorial in how to play the guitar, there are many ways your talent can be seen.
It may be that you don’t have a particular skill in mind, but you do have a hobby. Many YouTube celebrities talk about their hobby with passion and enthusiasm, attracting others with similar interests to their YouTube channels. The more famous internet celebrities have become ‘YouTube Partners’ by signing up to the service and enabling adverts on their channel. You need over 10,000 channel views to be able to do this, but once you do it is possible to start making money. The more people who view your videos, the more your bank balance will rise.
Of course, if you are going to put your voice and face online, you need to inject personality and a little bit of humor into what you are doing. If you want to review movies online, you need to be able to captivate your audience with your passion for film. There are thousands of other movie reviewers online, so if you don’t engage with your audience, they are are liable to click the next video on the list and say goodbye to you.
Create your online space
You may not want to become an internet sensation in the way many YouTubers do. Instead, you would like people to take your craft seriously. Creating your own website is a must for anybody interested in showcasing their work. If you have uploaded your work on to other sites, providing a link to your site is a great place for them to get in contact with you.
Many online services help you create a website for free. From here you can create a blog, telling the world who you are and why you exist online. You can upload your own music, videos, photography, etc. to showcase your talents, and if you choose to, sell your product directly from your web page.
Finally, social media is key to being recognized and gaining a following. From your website, direct people to your social media channels, and in turn, direct your followers from your social networks to your site.
Considering the millions of people who use social media, the chance of you becoming famous are high. As you send a link for your site to your legion of followers, encourage them to do the same to their own network. Where once you were a lone voice calling out to be noticed, suddenly the online world will know who you are.