- Ate pizza in Rome
- Shopped in Marrakesh
- Hiked in the mountains of Spain
- Swam in Santorini
- Drank tea in Morocco
Not the typical points you’re likely to see on a résumé, but instead, this is job experience that many of today’s young Instagram celebrities are able to boast about. Travel photos are arguably the most common status updates you’ll find on social media (food is perhaps a close second), and it doesn’t come much bigger than holiday pics on Instagram. 26-year-old Jack Morris and 23-year-old Lauren Bullen are genuinely massive stars on the photo sharing app, with close to three million followers between them and a job which involves traveling around the world’s most beautiful locations. And believe us, it’s not just frequent flyer miles that they are raking in.
“The most I’ve personally got for one post is $9,000,” says Jack in an interview with Cosmopolitan. “I did a job for a phone company where I flew out for three days; there were two days filming and then I had to do five photos on Instagram, and that was $35,000.”
After building up their travel photo accounts over many years respectively, the couple is now able to charge tourist boards and major brands thousands of dollars for essentially a nice picture and a hashtag. Amazingly, the couple has even been told that their rates are incredibly low compared to others. “Exact figures are hard to say because every job is different, but we won’t do a post for less than $3,000 USD,” adds Jack.