Today I got an email asking if influencers should work with non profits then explain why or why not. This got me thinking a lot about what an influencer really is. A few days ago someone wrote an article about influencers and how they are ruining certain things… including poppies… in a field…. in Cali. That article said nothing but rude and terrible things about influencers. I’m guessing they at one point had an issue with one and decided to group all influencers into one category saying that all influencers are bad.
Both of these things inspired me to write this.
What is an influencer? What is their purpose? Honestly I’m not sure what people think. But here is what I KNOW…
Influencers want to inspire people! Some inspire you to mixup your wardrobe and try something new. Some take photos in the most beautiful locations – not to make you jealous or not make you wish you were there but to inspire you to get off of that couch and go explore this beautiful world. Some create captivating content that makes you daydream. Some want to make a difference in this world to make it better for all of us. No matter what the reason.. everyone’s main goal is to inspire you in some way.
So should influencers work with non-profits? YES! definitly! As long as it is something they are genuinely interested in. Think about all the GOOD that could come of this! Being an “influencer” myself, I have wanted to use my profile to do something amazing and life changing. Rather that is helping people come to Christ, inspire you to chase after your dreams, or maybe just encouraging you to be a better person. Some might say that is a big goal and too much to ask but I don’t think so. Yes this platform is great for outfit inspo or photography inspo which is what a lot of my photos are about, but along with that can be captions that change someones life. Influencers are more than people showing you outfits, they are more than the ads that they do ( we do ads to make money to keep posting the beautiful content you all love! ), they are more than pretty people in pretty locations.
Everyone has the right to their own opinion, if you still don’t like influencers after reading this then I’m not sure what to tell you. Influencers have the chance to make a change for the better. They have a chance to give people hope and optimism. They need to use this as a tool to make our world better. I know I will. – New life update – Currently searching for awesome non-profits that want to work with me to make a change for the better.
Also…in case you haven’t heard.. you really shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.