Meet InfluenSTAR: Amanda Miller
Say hello to Amanda Miller - our first InfluenSTAR!
Whether it be a beautifully consistent aesthetic, a fun and distinct personality, or a brutally honest opinion on products - we love seeing Influensters shine on social media. So we thought, why not sit down with some of the social media superstars that make up Influenster?
We chatted with Amanda of @themilleraffect to find out what it really takes to grow your Instagram to almost 30 thousand followers, which products beauty bloggers are obsessing over, and what brands she can't get enough of.
Read on to hear more from Amanda on social media, beauty products, and more!
How did you get started? Did you set out to grow your Instagram following or did it come more naturally?
I just got up one day and realized I wasn't following my dreams and THAT needed to change! I definitely set out to grow my Instagram and worked really hard every day at it. It is a constant struggle, but worth it every time someone new follows me and interacts with my content! I am not the one sit by idly and wait for something to happen.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to start their own blog?
Join a Facebook group for young bloggers or find social blogging groups in your city. People have been so supportive and helpful and I wouldn't be where I am without some of these groups.
You're stranded on a deserted island (with WiFi - thank god!) and can only use ONE form of social media - what would be it? Why?
INSTAGRAM, for sure. I can post content continuously, write as many characters as I want, and keep up with everyone else too. (Let's just hope the island has a charging station!)
What are some products you LOVE that you've discovered through social media?
IT Cosmetics found me on Instagram and reached out for a meeting and every since then I have been a HUGE supporter of the brand. I love their makeup and would be lost without it! I have also found tons of amazing boutiques on there as well that I wouldn't have found on my own.
What's your favorite feature on the Influenster app?
The reviews. They aren't all hyped up. You get the real deal there and don't have to worry about someone just trying to make the brand happy with rave reviews. You get honest opinions, and I respect that!
What are your must-have beauty products? Which are the ones you can't live without?
What is an InfluenSTAR you ask? It's a member who we think is absolutely killing it on social media. These are members that all Influensters can look up to. They're active, give honest opinions, and know a thing or two about being a social media superstar.
So, do you have any questions for Amanda? Ask away in the comments below!