These days, you'll find that more and more people are monetizing their social footprint—"digital influencers" aren't just about #feedgoals, they're actually becoming career goals, too. And just because you have a thousand followers and you always post selfies doesn't mean that you are one. An honest-to-goodness influencer actually creates content others can learn from. Some influencers even go beyond digital content to create their own businesses.
Recently, Forbes released their first ever top influencers list, which includes social media superstars in different industries. These are people who have been successful in creating their business online. Some of these faces might look familiar to you because you follow them on Facebook, like their Instagram, fave their tweets, or subscribe to their YouTube channel.
Spanning over 49 million Instagram followers, 11 million Twitter followers, 16 million Facebook likes, and 47 million YouTube subscribers, the top 10 influencers in Beauty have a combined reach of 135 million! Crazy, right?
Zoe Sugg is a British beauty blogger who started out filming her beauty hauls. She's also a published author with her very first novel Girl Online breaking records upon its release.
You've probably followed Michelle Phan's transition from content creator to entrepreneur. After successfully penetrating the YouTube market, she eventually started her own makeup line, which she recently relaunched with a more streamlined look and roster of products.
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Who doesn't know Nikkie de Jager aka NikkieTutorials? We've watched countless makeup challenges hosted on her YouTube channel, but one of our favorites of all time? Her "Power of Makeup" video with a whopping 35 million views and counting.
Aside from being total fitspiration, the people on this list have made a fortuneÂpromoting a healthy lifestyle to their followersâall 106 million of them.
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If you've ever heard of The Bikini Body Training Guide (#BBG on Instagram), then we're pretty sure you know who Kayla Itsines is. The 25-year-old fitness queen from Australia developed a training program that promises changes in just 12 weeks (that's 3 months!). Her app Sweat with Kayla made $17M in revenue last year.
The total reach of the top 10 influencers from the home category is 7,370,000 followers. Lots ofÂDIY bloggers (ones whose work you've probably pinned on your Pinterest boards already!) who have turned their handmade passion into full-fledged businesses!
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Starting out as a lifestyle blog 10 years ago, A Beautiful Mess has turned into a complete lifestyle company. Elsie Larson teamed up with her sister Emma and have since created 2 books (they're working on their third) and apps, with their photo editing app A Color Story hitting 3 million downloads already!
This story originally appeared on Candymag.com.
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