A story this week from a much hipper lady than I, an artist with half a million followers on Instagram. She was outraged when a brand – spouting worthy tales of female empowerment stories – used her in a photo shoot, but then shoved her in the background and quite literally cut her head off in Instagram posts, promoting their brand. Sure, they tagged her, trying to leverage her half a million followers, but didn’t see fit to do her the courtesy of using her face. Ironically this feature on female empowerment did not pay her and digitally decapitated her. Classy.
Too many companies – even some of the financial giants I work with – will ask individuals to speak at events or help them out at no fee. Or get them onboard for a story or article and then doctor the message. This lady artist will not be exploited again and sees she has about a decade left to work this Instagram strangeness. “Nobody loves a 50 year old influencer so you gotta get bag whilst you’re young,” she says. #gulp #noonetoldmaryberrythat
I’ve been obsessed with this new language all week. Getting bag is being paid for what you do. And onto our next term: making bank is shoring up your financial future and financial freedom.
You don’t make bank by trying to be exotic. I saw an advert this week for the trading platform eToro, where you can basically copy and follow other traders. The smallprint at the end confirms that “65% of retail accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider”. Sixty-bloody-five!!! CFDs are ‘Contracts For Difference’ – ridiculously over engineered investment alchemy which lets you bet on future price movements in a vastly inflated way without actually owning the things in question. Nightmare.
With that etched onto my retinas, here are a few starter everyday tips for making bank:
Over and out for now and have a great weekend. 4 hours left this week to get bag and make bank ;0)
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