Before YouTube, or any social media platform for that matter, nobody thought that they could ever get famous online period, but especially not at a young age. In today’s society though, there are a lot of 13-24 year old’s that either have their own successful business, have a huge social media following, or are self-proclaimed millionaires. So, how can social media do this for such young people? In today’s blog post, I am going to talk about two YouTuber’s that have a major career, just by making videos and posting them online.
Alisha Marie, is a beauty guru and vlogger (video blog). She has two successful YouTube channels. Her main channel, AlishaMarie has over 5 million subscribers, and her second channel, AlishaMarieVlogs has 2 million subscribers, and she is only 23 years old. Her main channel is more scripted where she posts weekly videos on makeup tutorials, prank videos, skit’s, and DIY’s. Her second channel is video’s of her day-to-day life, also where you can get behind the scenes of her main channel videos as well. She has done multiple acting jobs, gone on tour, been on covers on magazines, and recently became a Hollister model for this summer’s campaign. She has done all of these things, and it’s all because of her success from YouTube.
Olivia Jade is the next YouTuber that I want you to talk about. She only has one YouTuber channel simply titled OliviaJade. Olivia is a 17 year old, beauty guru on YouTube, with 800,000 subscribers and is only a junior in high school. Given her mom is Lori Loughlin, aka Aunt Becky from Full House, and her dad is Mossimo Guiliani, a famous clothing designer, but she doesn’t really mention them much. I think she has made a name for herself through her YouTube channel, and she isn’t just “Aunt Becky’s daughter”. Yes, her mom comes into her video’s every know and then, but she doesn’t want people to know her as a child of a celebrity. I think people relate to her so much because she is so down to earth for being in the position that she is in. Along with her YouTube channel, she also partners with makeup brands for ad campaigns and reviews and has her own phone app. YouTube has definitely given her her own life out of the shadows of her parents and is definitely making a name for yourself.
So, it’s easy to see how people of such young age can become a major stars and influencer’s because of social media outlets, like YouTube. Whether they come from famous backgrounds already or someone that came from completely off the radar, anyone can become a public figure/celebrity now with the power of the internet. The two ladies I mentioned in this post are perfect examples of that. It just goes to show that social media is incredibly powerful.