he term "Instagram Influencer" is nothing new. Since the boom of Instagram and its popularity, we've seen influencers pop up more and more. If you're confused as to exactly what an influencer is, don't fret. It's basically those really beautiful people on your feed with thousands and thousands of followers who get paid to literally just post pictures and travel.
Yes, it's a real thing. Welcome to 2018.
But because the world is constantly one-upping itself, there is now such a thing as a baby influencer.
Are we in an episode of Black Mirror? Here are 15 of the craziest details regarding what it's like to be an Instagram influencer and still need to have a nap time.
They get stopped on the street all the time.
Mila Stauffer is famous and she’s only 3-years-old. Thanks to her mom, Katie, Mila has a following of over 3 million.
THAT’S INSANE. SHE’S A TODDLER.
In a piece for BuzzFeed, Stauffer explained how her Instagram-famous daughter once got kissed on the cheek by a man while walking down the street.
“I would never do that to a little kid. But they were from, like, France, where that’s normal. Like, that’s how they greet people or whatever,” Stauffer told BuzzFeed.
People invite them to fly across the country.
When Mila first started getting attention, she had invites pouring in for her to come out to Los Angeles.
“Can you guys come to LA the first week of March?” a person commented. “I’ll be there then and I’d love to meet you guys!”
People want to take a picture with them even though they're just 3-years-old.
And it happens so much that Mila has started to preemptively approach others, knowing they’ll want a photo.
“Whenever we’re at the store, sometimes she’ll go up to someone and say, ‘Do you want to take a picture with me?” Stauffer told BuzzFeed News.
You have to wonder who these people are that want photos with a toddler.
Their mom will be able to quit her job.
This is perhaps the most wild.
Stauffer’s full-time job is to now just manage her daughter’s Instagram presence. And she’s got her hands full; Mila is the most featured, but her twin sister Emma shows up quite often, too (although she’s a little more camera shy).
They'll make potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars on Instagram posts that they have no idea how to create.
When asked about how much money Stauffer makes off of her daughter’s pictures, she didn’t answer. However, the CEO of the influencer marketing agency, Mediakix, explained how it works:
“Instagrammers of her size can get paid anywhere from $10,000–$20,000 per post, depending on the brand and campaign/partnership,” they said in an email. “For video posts, the rate is higher, but ranges vary more for video based on the brand requirements.”
That is a lot of money…