24. Social Media Influencer
How much can you make: $5 for every 1,000 followers you have
An ever-increasing way people make extra money is through building an audience as a “Social Media Influencer”. These are people with 20,000+ followers usually on Instagram but also include Facebook, Twitter and Tik Tok.
As a Social Media Influencer, you typically will receive requests from companies to create a “Sponsored Post” or shout out in your YouTube video. If you want to be more active, you can approach companies you like for potential partnerships, or join Influencer Networks (here are 77 Influencer Networks) where companies are already looking for great influencers to partner with!
More often than not, companies will try to pay you in free swag, but when your closet starts overflowing, you’re going to want to request money. A good rule of thumb for social media influencers is to charge $5 for every 1,000 followers you have. Companies will receive attention and notoriety from your sponsored post and you’ll receive some extra money.