Those are excellent points. It took me a bit of looking to find the second one, tbh. And you've nailed it - she looks like she's happy, and that's what's appealing about it. The first just looks like some kind of brainless doll. I couldn't agree more about your next point. Spot on. However, I would speculate that, for the vast majority of these people, this kind of thing isn't remotely as lucrative as they'd have us believe...
Well, it would depend on how many followers the Influences has. The minimum nowadays is 100,000 followers. But at that level, you get paid peanuts. If you have say, between 500,000 to less than a million, you could get in the high hundreds for each post, depending on whether your image is a right fit for the company, and what product or service you're hawking. The real money comes in when you hit 1,000,0000 + followers AND you have the look the company is going for. Then we're talking about a thousand dollars or more for each post. Easily several thousand, depending on the company and product/services. You are right, the vast majority never hit that mark. Just like with professional gamers -only a select few hit the highest level.
That's really interesting. Thanks for putting some figures in there, I'd been wondering about that.
Lol! It made me laugh when I imagined them taking pictures like that. xD
I also take some pleasure in that aspect, yes. Last year, we were in Lisbon, and one was doing it against a stationary tram. I don't really mind them doing it, but when it is clearly going to take them fifteen minutes or so to take their sodding photos, that's when it becomes annoying. Eventually, another Instagram couple asked them to move on, as they wanted to take photos, too. It all got rather heated, which was pretty funny.
That tickles me... i think it has gotten so bad due to money being involved now, this is peoples jobs and they have to get that next best selfie to get a few 1000 fake likes.
Agreed. Another thing which amuses me is that I suspect very few of them actually make decent money out of it. Certainly not enough to cover the expenses of the lifestyle they would like us to think that they lead...
Well said, and I entirely agree.
thanks for MHO
Instawhores. I'm writing that one down. I feel that the top one is a splendid example of an Instawhore, versus the one below, who is a normal girl enjoying herself. But I completely agree - I'm really starting to detest the Instawhore look - like you say, unrealistic, plastic and fake.
Maybe it's a conspiracy maybe they are paid by the board of plastic surgeons, actually some surgeons would provide botox and lip fillers to top instagramers to promote their business which is highly unethical and illegal.Never in my twenties would I have ever considered getting any kind of injectable beauty treatment but now it's just the norm. I think social media has a lot to do with this new standard.
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^^^ This ^^^
As do the men who pander to this. It's really quite tragic, the more you think about it.
I refer to this As Puddle deep
@WindowLicker - well blow me over! If you'd not have said that, I'd have had you down as one of the biggest InstaKings on G@G... 😂😂😂
@WindowLicker and this is why I love you <3 😂
Good point, they do all have a samey look about them, don't they?
My husband started doing this last year, it made me feel as if I wasn't good enough for him to look at because these women were a constant distraction from me and his kids. It did cause quite a argument with our kids overhearing it all.
Yeah, same. The thing is, though, it actually took some looking to find the second one, lmao
Couldn't agree more.
Doesn't this website quality as social media though?