A Sunday in september last year. Jovan Hill makes a call on the livestreamingapp Periscope, where more than 7,000 people, his message. He lived at that time in an apartment in Brooklyn, New York. He has $ 7,000 (6,200 euros). And quickly.also Read Influencer Stien Edlund has 2 million followers: “I am an ordinary girl, like everyone else” Blow
7 minutes long, he says - while he blow - about his plans to move to Los Angeles to move, he gives a commentary on the reactions of viewers, and he asks repeatedly for money. “I am very poor today”, sounds like it. Within a few minutes start the donations to flow through the online payment system Venmo and PayPal. the
It is not an uncommon phenomenon in the life of Hill, who has 200,000 followers on Periscope, Patreon, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram via livestreams, photos, and posts a raw and sarcastic view on his existence and attempts to make meaning. (read on below)
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10.1 k Likes, 134 Comments - jovan (@jovanmhill) on Instagram: "you know imma star, space... imma need space"
And the explains be of benefit to him. He would be there to 5.700 euro per month, earn five times as much as he deserved when he was still in the kiosk of a cinema worked. Something for which he himself is also surprised. “My friends tell me that they don't understand why some people send money to a stranger. And I can make them follow,” he said last year in an interview with the New York Times. “But it is a community. A community around me is made up.”
Also in the Daily Mirror he said about a tip of the veil. “I give my followers a service,” he says there. “That's why they give me money. It's a bit like the Kardashians. I'm sitting in the office, I complain and I throw the occasional joke in-between. And the people pay.” (read on below)