Instagram is flooded with selfies, cat photos and #OOTD pics. What if your selfies could make you money? These Latinos have done just that. Here are Instagram success stories to inspire your feed.
One of the many makeup artists on Instagram, Lora Arellano caught the attention of Rihanna. She’s now Rihanna’s personal makeup artist, working photo shoots, videos, her Diamonds Tour, and a Harper’s Bazaar Magazine cover. She also launched a makeup line called Melt Cosmetics with her BFF, Dana Bomar.
After turning to fitness for her depression, Massiel Arias posted workout photos for motivation. More than 1.5 million people now follow Massy. She has since built a training business, models and has been featured in a Trey Songz music video.
With the name @newyorkcity, Liz Eswein’s foray into online sponsorship produced little profit so Liz and partners started The Mobile Media Lab for representation. Liz has since moved on to social media agency Laundry Service. Her division, Cycle, works with brands like Stella Artois, Coach and Jaguar.
Famous for “belfies,” selfies featuring her butt, Jen Selter has amassed more than 5 million followers. Jen quit her job and started making money from magazine shoots, endorsement deals and corporate sponsorship offers. Selter has appeared in Vanity Fair, People and Elle.
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Professional makeup artist Naomi Giannopoulos, aka Vegas Nay, started blogging and posting. She built a following of more than 3.6 million with her makeup and beauty tips. Nay’s work now appears in Cosmopolitan for Latinas. She also launched The Stardust Tour, a beauty event in Las Vegas.
Short of cash, Daniel Arnold sold a few signed prints of images from his feed — just for a day and some quick cash. He made $15,000, according to Forbes. Since then, he has contributed photos to the The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and Vogue.
Personal trainer, holistic nutritionist and fitness instructor Lyzabeth Lopez attracted 1.5 million followers with her workout photos and videos. She has appeared as a fitness expert on E!, graced magazine covers like Fitness X, Natural Muscle Magazine and Optimyz, and sells nutritional products on her website.
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