10 Important Lessons I Learned from making Social Media my Full-time Job

Sunday, April 8, 2018

I always joke with my friends that I'm putting my bachelor's degree to good use. While they are studying at some of the most prestigious medical schools in the country, interning at the U.N in Europe (FOR REAL) or climbing up the corporate ladder at firms that make Suits look like a Saturday Night Live skit - I'm sitting in my bedroom figuring out which affordable bikinis to post in my latest video on my YouTube channel.

WHAT HAVE I DONE?! I used to ask myself. Don't get me wrong - I love watching a good bikini haul myself, but I never really expected it to be a part of my daily job description. Hearing my friends talk about MCAT scores, unsatisfied bosses and grad school - it was hard for me to find common ground. I don't have a boss (which I must admit, I do love), am not in school and don't have to go to an office every day. Sounds really cool right? Well to be honest - it really is. But it's hard work too. This may sound like a cliche influencer thing to say - but I never expected YouTube to be my full-time gig. What started out as a fun hobby now pays my bills and feeds my macaroni and cheese addiction. Score! Last year opened a ton of doors for me, but with those also came a lot of lessons.