Listen Now: A Social Media Lifestyle: Supported By Followers
Want to get paid for living life? Up your social media game.
Recently the New York Times profiled the life of Jovan Hill, a twenty-five-year-old man in New York. Everyday he gives his thousands of social media followers an unscripted, live look into his life. A life he describes as a bipolar, twenty-something man trying to find a meaningful existence without family, money or a traditional job.
His daily videos include him discussing pop culture and mental health, eating, smoking weed, talking to friends and walking around his neighborhood. And in order to keep the livestream going his social media followers are chipping in.
Hill told the times that people donate about four thousand dollars a month. That money goes towards rent for his Brooklyn apartment, marijuana, video games, clothes and helping his mom. Sometimes Hill entices followers saying he is very poor that day and could they donate to his personal charity.
Hill says he never thought people would pay him to share his thoughts and live his life but now he always has a camera in hand.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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