And you agreed-you want to make yourself famous! Certainly, popularity has its benefits, and you will find many ways to get to popularity. One of the best is talent building. Then, you can sell to the world yourself and that talent, build your base, and make you famous. Bear in mind that becoming and staying famous also takes a lot of time, so if you’re not prepared to work hard, this direction may not be the one for you. Plus, even if you’re working your hardest, you may not be famous yet, because it also takes a luck element.
Finding a Path to Fame
1. Decide how famous you want yourself to be. Fame falls in a variety of different forms. You could be popular in your school or workplace for example. You may be recognized in your hometown or in your state. Alternatively, you could go for ultimate fame and try to be world-famous. Each has its own unique advantages and disadvantages, so it is up to you to determine how much fame you want.
2. Make a single solution to a problem. Think of the problems in your life and in the world around you. If you are able to come up with a unique solution or invention, you might become famous for that.
- Marie Curie, for example, was popular as an X-ray scientist and inventor.
- Think about life-long problems. You can still be late, or you hate to have to search around every day for your shoes. What ideas would you come up with to support yourself and others with these issues?
3. Stand out from others. Often, whether you have a unique way of doing things or a unique way of looking at the world, you can get recognized for being just yourself. The trick is going your own way, and being who you are. You shouldn’t change the way you do things just because you’re doing them in a unique or strange manner.
- Break off stereotypes. Try your own special tricks, if you like skateboarding. Find your own flair, instead of going for a typical “skater” look.
4. Audition for a real exhibition. Another way of making people famous is by going on reality shows. You don’t necessarily need the talent to get on a reality show, though you’ll need one in some cases, like with singing shows. Look at the websites of the shows to find out where and when to listen.
- Generally, when you audition it helps to be excited, particularly about the series.
- Keep in mind that judges can be tough or cruel on the reality competition shows. But don’t take this too personally. This is a portion of the series.
5. Be charitable in a single way. Although this may sound counter-intuitive, some people become famous in a profoundly uncommon way by doing something for others. It could be making a large donation, but in some way that is out of the ordinary, you could also just collect money.
- One guy, Si Burgher, for instance, had famously long eyebrows, almost 3 inches (7.6 cm)! He accepted and became popular in his hometown of Bloomfield, Indiana when friends suggested he let people shave them off to raise money for charity.
- You could make it your mission, for example, to bake and sell one million brownies to raise money for a cause.
6. Work on the record-breaking world. Another way to make yourself famous is by breaking a world record. Learn through the world records, and find out how you should focus on breaking one.
- Bear in mind that the world record would possibly need to be checked by the official of a Guinness Book of World Record. Plus, you need to pick a record that people care about, rather than just any record, to get truly famous in this way.
7. Post stupid video. You can win 5 minutes of fame in a social media-driven world by posting a goofy video that takes the internet by storm. There’s nothing to be particularly complicated about it. It’s just got to be fun and engaging. It might include anything as easy as doing something funny with your pet.
- Playing a funny song on your guitar, or doing something funny in a public place, you could post a video. Get imaginative, and be sure to have fun! If you enjoy yourself, your audience will most probably like the video!
Growing a Talent
1. Choose one talent. If you are naturally talented at something, then that’s a strong starting point. Yet the talent that you pick should be something you appreciate as well. You will spend many, many hours working on that talent, so if you don’t enjoy it, you’ll be miserable. Plus, people can tell when your talent or ability is motivated by passion, so it’ll be easier to become popular.
- Think of artistic careers such as music, acting, writing, and painting. Bear in mind, however, that you are going to have to sell yourself in all of these fields and create a name for yourself.
- We equate occupations in the arts with celebrities, such as actors and singers, but any public figure counts as well known. It is identifiable in the grocery store by politicians, football coaches, local business owners, and even meteorologists.
2. Learn what’s best. Whatever talent you endeavor to develop, if you learn from the expertise of others, you will do better. That can mean taking classes in your area, finding a mentor, watching online tutorials, or reading library books. You can do all of this, even. Let other people support you on the way.
3. Practice, work out, practice. While there is some argument about whether, through practice, you can make yourself a genius at something, there’s no doubt that practice makes you better. One magic number is 10,000 hours for how much time you will have to put in. Although you don’t need to sit down and take the time to do so, it will make you understand how much time a talent takes to develop.
- For example, if you put yourself in 5 hours a week it would take you 2,000 weeks or about 38 years to become an expert in an area. On the other hand, if you can put yourself in 40 hours a week, you could become an expert in just under 5 years.
4. Remember a talent really is an ability. When you just assume that what you have is pure talent, then you probably won’t get better at that. Anywhere you fall short, you ‘re going to say, “Oh, I just don’t have enough talent.” But if you say of it as an ability, then you’re going to have the attitude you can get better at it.
- When you think, “I’m simply not very good at this,” think this instead: “I just have to work harder to learn this part of my skill.”
1. Form that which you want to see the universe. Personal brands rely on building up a personal identity. It will focus on facets of your character that already exist, but you don’t really want to or need to show the world your whole self. Rather, you want to focus on what makes your mark special.
- Think of the celebrities that you meet have created for themselves an identity. Chefs like Rachel Ray and Guy Fieri, for example, developed their brands around a common persona. Other examples include bloggers such as Joy the Baker or The Pioneer Woman and YouTubers such as Hannah Hart and The Fine Brothers.
2. Reach yourself on social media yourself. Social media is the main way to get your name out there, in the digital age. To help develop your brand, you can create posts or photos, as well as blogs or take photographs. Your content should show who you are while offering something to the user as well; you want to give them a reason to continue to come back.
- When you’re trying to sell your talent, for example, put out videos where people can see your talent in practice, like singing. You should concentrate on how-to, where you can help people do what you do. Create your foundation by inspiring people to take you on. Putting content out in the world is great but if you don’t have any followers, it’s going out into the void. Please ask your friends to follow you and have their friends follow you. You can also network via reviews, likes, and shares the content of others.
- There is a distinction between spamming individuals by giving follow-ups and motivating people to participate. To say “Follow me for a BFF (Best Fan Forever)” is spam, but it’s not to say “Follow me for some good stuff.” Spamming users by following them or subscribing to them to obtain more followers or subscribers is forbidden on most pages.
3. Center your brand with your social media curatorship. If you’re already on social media, focusing on your brand could mean taking things down that don’t match the image you ‘re trying to portray. Think about the new stuff you share, on the other side of the coin. Every post or picture you put out there will serve to reinforce your reputation as a brand.
4. Shift back of mainstream media. When you’ve created yourself a brand, try moving it outwards. Contact local show producers, especially if you have something that you want to push on like a new book. Keep in mind that many shows are going to say “no,” so don’t be afraid to try over one.
- Starting smaller is best, and working your way up. Most national shows prefer to have some local airtime before they give you an opportunity.
- Be practical in your ambitions and stop yourself publicity strategies for “carpet-bombing.” Hip-hop magazines probably aren’t interested in interviewing your bluegrass band, and you’re unlikely to get invited back with your craft beers to the wine festival.
5. Don’t worry about falling. Rest assured you are worthy of fame, and your company. You have to put yourself out there, to be successful. The danger of submitting your book to the printer, or of booking a big festival gig. When you are committed to your craft and the best job you can do, in the end, you can succeed.
- Yet you can’t just quit and do the same thing again and again. You’ll need to learn from your mistakes and change next time. For example, if you write a novel that gets rejected twenty times, you will need to take it apart and start over again.