Social media has been important to Kidpreneurs and adult entrepreneurs alike for several years now. And the hottest social media network currently is Instagram. Have you ever wondered if a Kidpreneur can become an influencer on Instagram? Well, we were lucky enough to sit down with awesome Kidpreneur, Ben Hampton, recently (@benhampton on Instagram) and learn how he has gained a following of nearly 600,000 fans!
Here’s what Ben has to say about being an influencer, becoming a Kidpreneur, and what the future looks like for him.
Q: There aren’t many kids your age that can be called social media influencers. With over half a million Instagram followers, you definitely are the exception. How did you build up such a large following?
A: Well, I just post good content every day. I am always creating new content to show to my fans, and it helps me get more followers.
Q: What do you hope to accomplish in business while you’re still a kid and beyond?
A: I just hope to keep making my engagement go higher. I am putting out my own merchandise too. After that, I don’t know yet.
Q: Tell us how you got involved with Team10 and what that means to you.
A: To me, I have extra help to do my social media work with. Everyone has a lot of followers and we all help each other. My dad is friends with Jake Paul from Team10, so that is how I met him.
Q: You’re about to launch a YouTube channel… What kind of content will be on your channel?
A: The videos will be about Team10, Minecraft, my vlog, and I will also do some pranks and experiments.
Q: Who are some of your heroes?
A: I don’t really know if I have a hero. I like to treat all people nicely and show them respect. So basically, I like doing things that other people can look up to.