Who you are can make you famous!
These days, with everyone who has an Internet connection going online and being content creators, it is getting harder and harder for adult stars to set themselves apart. Finding a niche is vital to separating yourself from the crowd. If there were a magic formula to this, everyone would do it. The trick is to look inside yourself and find that thing that sets you apart and then essentially exploit it.
Finding your thing is the key to success in everything. You have to find what you are good at and then run with it. The hardest part is committing to it, and taking the time to build your skills and proficiency in your natural talent.
In certain ways the Internet makes it easy to make yourself seem unique and different. A nice website, some good photography and a good copy editor and you can create the illusion of an interesting persona. However, social media busts this personal mythos.
When you use social media, you are actually talking to people. So even if you try to maintain an inventive personality, at some point your real self comes out. Finding a niche that separates you from the pack needs to come from you.
Many people think this means you need to have a special skill or talent. But this is not true; a niche can be anything from the talkative sweet girl-next-door type whose main skill is chatting you up on Twitter, to the dominatrix who will only talk to you if you say please. It can truly be anything, but make sure that it is really you.
This week’s Friday Photo features April Hunter. She has found a niche that is true to herself and is blowing it up! I was originally going to write a post about the power of YouTube for non-viral video marketing. But now you will have to wait until Monday to read that post. April inspired me to write about the importance of being true to yourself and distinguishing yourself through your own personal niche.
April has created a dynamic career based on her interests. Starting off as a dancer, she realized this was not enough; it wasn’t bringing her the career satisfaction or potential advancement she wanted. So she got into fitness modeling, then became a pro-wrestler. Now as an adult star, she is all of it and more!
On Twitter she is a great tweep to chat with. Her content is funny and engaging. She shares great pics from her life, and is also really easy to talk to. Her site really shows her passions and her specialty.
In short, April has done an exceptional job of turning her interest into her niche and that niche into a career.
Make sure you visit April’s website: www.aprilhunter.com and chat her up on Twitter @AprilHunter
The takeaway: To set yourself apart, you need to be yourself.