Mega Influencer Sarati tells us how to make it big on Tik Tok
Written by: Danielle Rose – February 23rd 2020, 5:45pm pst
This week The Dance Influence with Dana Alexa sat down with TikTok superstar, Sarati! Sarati moved from Texas to LA when she was just 16 years old to pursue a career in dance and music. She quickly parlayed her many talents into a successful career as a dancer, an actress, a model and an influencer. Most recently, she was Case #12 on Deal or No Deal. Now, her content is viewed on TikTok by her 5.5 million followers and her audience is growing by the minute. We got a chance to pick her brain on how to navigate TikTok and to learn some of the secrets to her success.
It’s quite a balancing act to manage a successful career as an influencer on so many social media platforms as well an active career in the entertainment industry. Sarati is also married to the love of her life and is a mom to her sweet little dog, Leia. Sarati explained that she’s able to keep all this in check by multitasking and making hang-outs with her friends Tik Tok friendly!
“I’m just like well we’ll shoot seventeen videos together, but we will also laugh and have a good time.” -Sarati
While Sarati has MILLIONS of fans and receives a lot of love online (her Tik Tok content has over 130 million likes!), she still regularly deals with hateful comments. A lot of viewers comment on her body and are hyper critical of her physique. Sarati is a gym rat and in fact is in the midst of producing a fitness show. Sarati says that comments about her being too fat or too skinny don’t bother her as much as another common hate comment she gets:
“The ones that really bother me are the ones that say I look like a man.” -Sarati
One of Sarati’s friends, Amanda Cerny (another mega influencer), helped her to put all this in perspective. “She was doing calculations on her phone and I think at the time I had 4 million followers… she was like, ‘That is 40,000 people that are giving you hate… but you also have to know there are THIS many people out there giving love.’” Dana Alexa even goes so far as to say that it’s cool to think there’s that many people giving hate because it means there are that many people paying attention.
Finally, Sarati talks about her blow up on Tik Tok and how she managed to make it big on the app. “In the last month I’ve grown like a million followers just from like three videos that just popped off.” She explains that one of the major keys to her success is that she is just being herself.
“Be Yourself. If you’re a really funny person, post funny stuff,” Sarati says. Her background in dance is evident in her many viral dance clips on Tik Tok and helps set her apart from some of the other influencers.
When Sarati first moved to LA, she knew she didn’t want to stay in this city for good. She was searching for an opportunity that would allow her to do what she loves from anywhere in the world and she found that freedom with this app.
“How do I have a job, that I actually enjoy, that I make money off of, that doesn’t allow me to be in LA? … A month later I started at TikTok and then like two months later I had a million followers.” Sarati goes on to say, “anyone can become somebody” on the app.
So, for everyone who is wondering how to become TikTok famous, Sarati gives the top three tips you need to know. You’ll have to watch the full interview for all of her secrets, but her top tip? “post all the time.” The more you can post the more likely your video will pop up on the “for you” page, which allows your video to be viewed by the apps more than 500 million active users. Make sure to check out the full interview to hear the rest of her expert advice and to get to work becoming TikTok famous!
This article was co-written by Danielle Rose and Dana Alexa
About The Author:
Danielle Rose is a North Carolina native currently living LA and pursuing a career in dance. Danielle grew up with a love for musical theatre. After a prolific theater career on the East Coast, she was awarded the Choreographer’s Award and Best Ensemble Member Award by the director of the Sanderson Theater department. Since moving to Los Angeles Danielle has trained consistently in hip hop, jazz funk and heels styles of dance. She is a part of Collabor8 Dance Company and has performed at Carnival, World of Dance LA and New York, and USJ. She has also worked with artists such as Coffey Anderson, Alexa Villa and performed at the Waldorf Astoria. She currently co-hosts The Dance Influence with Dana Alexa for Afterbuzz TV.
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