Anyone, including you, can live a life of champagne popping, designer clothing, and gaudy jewelry without a full-time job. Sound intriguing? All you have to do muster up the courage and post mumbly lyrics to a bass-heavy beat on SoundCloud. Maybe I’m oversimplifying, and maybe that sounds awful to you, but a new wave of content creation is changing the way we consume entertainment. And it just might be your next career move.
If you’re tired of helplessly sending out resumes to stuffy insurance firms, then reconsider the traditional career path and explore the opportunity of social media. Whether you want to make memes, post artsy pics on IG, or rap about lean, you can make a living with just your iphone and a decent wifi connection.
Anyone can have an audience now, and brands are jumping at the bit to get social media influencers to promote their brands in order to more authentically connect with those audiences. With some of the highest paid influencers earning over 8 figures annually, it is has been proven that this is no pipe dream, but a legitimate career–clickbait and all.
Using the typical Soundcloud rapper as an example, budding stars like Lil Uzi Vert and 21 Savage have built rap careers by using social media platforms. Garnering over 116 million plays on his hit song “XO Tour Llif3” on Soundcloud alone, Lil Uzi Vert has achieved mainstream fame without following traditional paths of corporate agencies or record labels. He did it only with tools available to the general public.
In much the same way, memers like FuckJerry and TheFatJewish have achieved new level Instagram success with tens of millions of followers, brand deals, merchandising, and sizeable paychecks.
All things considered, starting a social media career could be the next gold rush and is a semi-realistic way to escape the same bland path to a comfortable lifestyle that we’ve been told we have to do.
Dropout of school to make beats or Youtube videos, see what happens. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯