I Make Memes for a Living
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wongAspiring dog owner
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I Make Memes for a Living

by asian

I'm 18 and I made social media my part-time job

I started a blog on Tumblr when I was 16 and never thought that anything would come out of it.

My job is to develop advertising campaigns for brands

I help brands study their audience and create contents with the aim of it going "viral." I like to call my job title the "meme developer"

I also run some accounts on my own!

I learned to network with people from different social media platforms and grew my accounts to over 1.2 million audience collectively. I run the Tumblr blog Asian, Happiest, and Animal-Factbook!

Animal-Factbook (AFB)

AFB is a blog where nearly all the "facts" are made up for entertainment purposes. I created AFB because I wanted to nail the message that not everything on the internet is true.

AFB was a hit!

We were selected as the most viral Tumblr blog of 2015 by Tumblr, gaining over 100,000 followers in under 1 month.

First Company: Trendyco

I needed $ to pay for college, so when I was 16 I started Trendyco with 2 purposes: help young artists on Tumblr capitalize on their talent through showcasing their art on tees and make $$$$$

I have never taken a business course before

Like a lot of entrepreneurs say, "just jump into it," so I took the leap when I was 16. I learned all the basics through the internet, and funded the company through my part-time job as a waiter

The returns were amazing.

I met so many like-minded individuals and mentors while working on this business; learning from accomplished CEOs and working alongside talented young artists

Now, I'm focusing on Fifthtee

Working with non-profit organizations such as Best Friends and the Humane Society, Fifthtee sells creative animal inspired t-shirts and using a fifth of the proceeds to sponsor sheltered animals

I'm fortunate to be in this position

To everyone reading and those who supported me through my ups and downs, thank you so much for helping me in any way you could. I'm excited to join you guys in "pencil sharpening!"

Connect with me!

My instagram is @pug and you can find me on twitter at @eggroli Ask me any questions about the cool stuff on the interwebs

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bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
That was an interesting bio. Please accept what I am about to tell you with a grain of salt.. (Full disclosure) I have never been to business school. I have run highly successful profit centers for hospital corporations, The financial executives never "got it" as far as how I turned traditional money losers into profit centers. I am telling you don't sweat not going to business school. The models taught there, for the most part, are based on early 20th-century capital heavy industry with the assumption of a robust middle-class customer base. That model no longer exists. I stand all amazed and in awe of your success.

a year agoReply
Following your Twitter account for imminent League of Legends memes. I want to see them.

wongBronze CommaAspiring dog owner
a year agoReply
@sue haha! It's probably not the same type meme you have in mind but I like to call what I do "memes" because it sounds neat!

sueCommabassadori'm strong
a year agoReply
@wong wow cool! How do I get to make make memes for a living?? What is the process like?

wongBronze CommaAspiring dog owner
a year agoReply
@huong thank you for your kind words!

a year agoReply
You're such an inspiration tbh.

wongBronze CommaAspiring dog owner
a year agoReply
Also to anyone wondering why you can't find Fifthtee.. It's actually still under development and it is set to launch in early May!

wongBronze CommaAspiring dog owner
a year agoReply
@sfrazzeto thank you so much for taking time to read this article! I love engaging with you guys and I love sharing more about myself through Pencil. Hope you stick around and see the amazing things that the co-founder Sydney has in store for you guys!

a year agoReply
I follow you on tumblr which lead me to this. Honestly, this site is great. Love the format, and i learned a lot about you I didn't know. I registered and definitely want to check this website out more and post some of my own material. Thanks @wong for showing me. My tumblr url is @imgonnamakeyousquart if you're wondering who this is :)

wongBronze CommaAspiring dog owner
a year agoReply
@shana Hi Shana! Thanks so much for your interest! The memes that I refer to aren't like the traditional memes that you'd see repeatedly used on the internet. By memes I would be talking about things that would generate a lot of interest and likes on different platforms. I guess they aren't really "memes" by general definition but I find it neat to use that word to describe what we do! In recent memories, I can think of our post for Cropsticks, which is a kickstarter and we helped it gain almost 3k shares today! There's a lot more examples I could list but they're all corporate related that probably aren't as interested as pepe the frog ;P