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Here are the 411’s to becoming a qualified Social media influencer

GLAMOUR’s Woman of the Year Awards are once again back for the 2019 edition and will honour one deserving social media influencer who has made an impact in the ever-changing digital sphere.

The business of being a social media influencer was in the past years a field that was largely unknown, but the world has revolved and now there’s a tailor-made social media influencer degree that you can empower yourself with.

So, since we care about keeping you on the loop, we’re going to give you the 411 on the ins and outs on what it takes to qualify and get yourself that recognition paper.

They are several online degree’s that you can choose from to get yourself closer to being an established social media influencer.

There’s an online university eCampus, which is being promoted by football star Cristiano Ronaldo that Is offering a new, three-year programme to earn a degree in social media influencing.

Ronaldo, who is featured in the college’s new publicity campaign, is also funding 36 student grants as part of his commitment.

The aim of the degree is to "fill the current educational gap" and to help students gain the technical skills needed to pursue a career as an influencer, the Italy-based university said on its website.

The eCampus degree offers classes in fashion psychology, semiotics and the philosophy of language, TV history, intercultural communication and information technology, among others.

The institution, which also offers degrees in Engineering, Law, Arts and Psychology, has more than 30 000 students, according to its website.

The ranks of bloggers, Instagrammers and You-Tubers with enough followers to earn a living as influencers are swelling.

Companies, brands and even countries are increasingly trying to tap into that social media exposure by offering influencers lucrative marketing contracts.

One such story is that of Ferragni’s The Blonde Salad, the world’s most popular fashion blog which has even became a case study at Harvard Business School.

They are several other online institutions in SA who are offering a similar course. All you have to do now is surf the internet and find your choice.

Just make sure that these are registered places you can start your Social Media Influencer journey with.

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