Remember awhile back when we posted about the The Kardashians making more money per Instagram post than most people do in a year? While we can agree that article was pretty F'in frustrating, the story of Sjana Earp's Instagram rise to fame is a bit more inspirational, we promise! Sjana Earp is a 22-year-old Australian hot Instagram model who has now amassed 1.3 followers on Instagram, alone. Additionally, she manages to rack in a whopping $15,000 a post from sponsors ranging from coconut water to yoga apparel.
The question is, If you aren't a Kardashian, how the hell are you making that kind of money on a social media app? Earp explains to The Sydney Morning Herald:
"When I was in year 10, I went through a rough patch with depression and had a few stays in psychiatric wards. I dropped out of school at the end of that year. I did a Certificate III in fitness training and studied photojournalism, but stopped my studies because I started to earn an income through Instagram. I used Instagram for self-expression and as a creative outlet, then I was asked to photograph an event in Perth. That job led to me being invited to Bali as an influencer for a yoga retreat."
See what we're saying, guys? From the outside, Sjana might just seem like your stereotypical social media influencer, but in reality, she was just someone looking to find her way! She was able to channel her passion into a career, which, hey! Isn't what everyone is trying to do? Just because her outlet happened to be an app, doesn't make it any less valid.
She concluded with, "I don't know what's next, but I do know how lucky I am to do what I do." To be honest, we know it seems absolutely ridiculous for any one person to make $15,000.00 for snapping a picture of themselves in a yoga position, but, she seems incredibly humble and grounded by her work. So, in that respect, we suppose we can tolerate the insanity of it all. Also, did we mention she's incredibly attractive? That certainly doesn't make the situation any worse.