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Being a social media influencer—at whatever level—isn't really new. The platforms are new, the algorithm are new (and ever-changing), but it's just attention and promotion and advertising.

If you want to make money as an influencer—even a micro-influencer—it's entirely possible. But it's just business. If you want to be successful, get your ego out of the way and learn some basic math and accounting skills.

And, most of all, don't be a diva!

Alison Moore Smith is a 59-year-old entrepreneur. She has been (very happily) married to Samuel M. Smith for 38 years. They are parents of six incredible children and grandparents to two astounding grandsons.

She is the author of The 7 Success Habits of Homeschoolers.

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