Young guys these days can make money online in all sorts of ways – one of which is being famous on Instagram, and posting selfies with promotional products in them.
But one guy on Reddit, who has more than 450,000 followers, is scared this would be a turn off for guys he’s dating.
“Most people would consider me Instagram famous’… I freaking hate that”, he writes. “I don’t consider myself famous in the slightest. I have 450K Instagram followers and I usually get about 40K likes per picture. It’s also how I make my living.”
And he goes on, explaining the situation:
The content that my followers are interested in seeing is pretty much selfies… a lot of my followers are “fan girls” so selfies is a big hit with them. I check my phone pretty regularly out of habit, but I try not to do it when I’m with someone else.
Anyway, the issue I have is that I’m 21 and most guys I interact with are in college or just starting their first job, so I get asked a lot “What do you do?” and I usually try to deflect the question because I have no idea how to explain what I do…
I… take a selfie, take a picture of my lunch, and I take a picture of me holding some sort of promotional item each day… that’s pretty much what I do.
It’s kinda depressing to be honest, but it gives me freedom.
I’m scared of telling guys I’m interested in what I do, because I’m a little embarrassed about my “job” and I also sometimes feel that some guys might just be interested in the “fame”/money aspect.
So I suppose my first question is: In the future how should I explain to someone what I do? And secondly: Would you be turned off if you looked at my Instagram and saw a daily selfie with a silly description on it? I’m personally embarrassed but I don’t know if I have to be.