What can you do with a TikTok app, a smartphone, and some free time? Build a serious business, it seems. Charli D’Amelio, a 16-year-old girl from Connecticut, obviously knows how. On Sunday, November 22nd, this girl hit 100 million followers on this new app. So, what can we learn from this teenager on TikTok?
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Great Timing With Sprinkle of Luck
TikTok is an app that skyrocketed rather quickly. That’s what helped Charli, as well. Her success story doesn’t involve any magic or investment – only a smartphone, some charm, and a desire to film dancing videos from her home. With her popularity skyrocketing, she branched out to other platforms. She has a huge following on Instagram, too – around 44 million, and 8.5 million on YouTube.
What did she also do right? Charli put out content constantly. Also, it was something that is easily “digestible“ for the young audience. Putting out content that might be of interest to others paired with consistency is a recipe for success on social media.
Charli’s Family’s Popularity
This young girl is a teenage social-media equivalent to Kim Kardashian. Don’t get us wrong – ONLY in the sense that she is “dragging“ her family along the path of success. Her sister Dixie also gained great popularity on social media, and the D’Amelio family will get their reality TV, as well. Don’t ever underestimate the power of social media and “stupid“ apps!
Obviously, it doesn’t take much to be famous, just the right kind of attitude and a few tools that can help you get whatever it is you want to say or do out to the people. Props to this young woman.