"In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes"
Maybe Andy Warhol had a Nostradamus like moment when he predicted this phenomenon because the sheer number of celebrities in the world today is mind-boggling. There is no criteria to what makes a person a celebrity but if you have some talent (or even none at all) you can be famous. You just need to tap the right medium. Who needs the radio or the television, when you have the whole world at your fingertips? The Internet is your universe when it comes to becoming a celebrity. In this article, we try to tell you how you can get those not-so-elusive fifteen minutes of fame and add your name to the list of famous people.
How to Become Famous on the Internet
First and foremost decide on what kind of fame you are looking for. And more importantly what is the talent that you possess that is unique and will instantly help you in becoming a celeb on the Internet. This is extremely important if you are serious about being a celebrity. Most of the fame on Internet is about creating a personality that has a cult following. You need to have something that is both entertaining and informative. Becoming an Internet celebrity is not about being attention seeking but about being entertaining as well. Decide what you are good at; connecting with people, gauging the style trends before they are established trends, staying ahead of the curve, etc. You need to understand how you can create a niche with the talent you possess. Once you know what is going to make you famous, you will also reach a logical conclusion about how you want to be famous. As a socialite, a techie, an activist, a gossip blogger, every and any of these things could give you the fame you are looking for. This is the first step towards becoming an Internet celeb.
Next you need to figure out how you can become someone whom people look up to. This is where case studies come into play. Study famous Internet celebs and see how they became famous on the Internet. Choose from the lives of Julia Allison, Perez Hilton, Kyle MacDonald, and other such people who have used the Internet well enough to become celebrities in their own right. Once you know what path your favorite Internet celebrity used to gather his or her following, your task becomes much simpler.
So what's next in your road to world fame? The actual process of doing something. Post entertaining videos on YouTube, blog about things that actually will have people flocking your blog, tweet hilarious and witty stuff, etc. The best picks for a blog - fashion, gossip, movies, food, money. You will need to come up with a hook that makes your blog different from the rest of the information out there in the world. If you really want to become a celebrity on the Internet, then remember that the fame will be either instantaneous like Chris Crocker who got four million views on his Leave Britney Alone video in just two days. Alternatively the fame will come after months of perseverance and self-promotion.
One of the crucial steps to becoming an Internet celebrity is to promote yourself as much as you can. Publicity is key and without proper promotion your fame is going to flounder. Post about yourself everywhere, every social networking and micro-blogging site that exists like Facebook and Twitter and every video sharing site there is. Remember that the brand is you and you need to sell it as well as you can. Look for free web pages which will allow you to upload the work that is going to make you famous. You need to network well and try to get mentions on other blogs and profiles. This will only increase the traffic to your page and increase your popularity.
Remember that in order to get any kind of fame on the Internet you need to provide your audience some form of entertainment. Or the fame is going to be of a fleeting nature and will never go beyond that first fifteen minutes.