Can you imagine making your living as an Instagram influencer?
The "profession," if we are ready to call it that, is an increasingly popular one, idealized particularly by millennials afflicted with acute cases of wanderlust and a craving for independence from corporate drudgery.
The money businesses are pumping into it is steadily growing, too. It is an over $500 million industry today, and corporate muscle will bolster that to $5 billion to $10 billion by 2020, per Mediakix estimates.
That cash is not going exclusively to celebrities. "Microinfluencers" who have between 50,000 and 200,000 followers are taking a not-insignificant share of the pie as well, according to a recent profile in The New Yorker by Rachel Monroe.
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