It’s no secret that most popular social media platforms are full of many adorable and entertaining canines today. You have probably by now seen at least a few high profile dog videos or profile pages on popular social media websites like Facebook and Instagram with many followers. These famous dogs are quite sensational, and many people on the internet go crazy about them.
The reality is that social media is rife with dog accounts in this day and age. If you are a dog owner who wants to share their dog with the world through social media, here are some tips on how to make your dog an influencer and stand out.
Find a “Thing”
Call it a zing or an X-factor, basically something that is unique to you and your dog. Pick that one thing and curate your dog’s social media account around it. For example, you might have a dog that loves the outdoors and you can post pictures of your dog with some gorgeous backdrops of mountains, snow, water etc. Alternatively, you might enjoy going on camping trips with your dog and enjoy taking pictures of your furry friend. Whatever it may be, find something that works for you and your dog.
Try to be real and authentic about your experience. Do not try to do everything at once or copy what someone else is doing. Find your own thing and make it uniquely yours.
People can spend many hours looking at dog photos and watching pet related videos if they are entertaining enough. Not to mention, its highly possible that some of the most famous dogs on social media have probably won awards, and even starred in music videos or TV shows.
However, getting to that particular level is not that easy. Since there is too much content to consume, you have to make sure your posts are engaging enough to grab your audience’s attention. Make the audience a part of your dog’s journey. Try doing new things with your dog like styling them up in fascinating costumes, teaching them to do funny tricks, or letting them try tasty pet friendly snacks. Fun activities make for great content!
Try to empathize with other dog owners and their problems. Let them know that you can be trusted. If you are posting videos online for example, make videos that speak to other dog owners and try to have a conversation with them to build your community.
In any field, one major factor for success is consistency. Once you make your dog’s social media accounts, be sure to remain consistent with posting. Make an effort to post to your different social media accounts daily, weekly or even monthly. Whatever your schedule may be, try to stick to it in order to give your audience a better idea of when new content is most likely to come out.
In the social media world, networking is very important. Reach out to other dog owners, whose dogs have social media accounts, for collaborations. You can also reach out to dog related brands and ask if they are willing to work with you and your dog.
Sometimes, we forget the most basic requirement is to have fun!
Your social media account is something beautiful between you and your furry friend. It is not a competition between your dog and other dogs, but it is about your dog’s friendship with you, and building something together that you both can enjoy.
Do not make it a cause of stress or anxiety for yourself or your dog. If it ever gets too much to handle, know that you are allowed to take a breather or quit altogether. These are just some of the many, many tips and ideas to help you make your dog famous on social media.