Jeanette Guzman a high-school teacher, decided that teaching just wasn’t for her. She turned to social media as a way to make an extra buck and before she knew it, was earning more in one month than she did in two years at her current job!
I sat down with an exclusive CelebsMags interview with Jeanette:
Why did you decide to quit being a teacher and turn to social media?
While taking rigorous college courses, sleepless nights studying, and lots of debt, I managed to fit time in for what I am most passionate about: modeling. At the age of 18 I started car modeling and that really made a huge impact in my social media life on Instagram.
I noticed that I started to gain a huge momentum of followers who then turned into my fans. On a hard working night in the college library, my phone dinged with a comment notification from Instagram that read “Have you ever thought about selling your content?”.
With a confused face, I was eager to find out what they meant was! I soon realized that this was a solid opportunity for me to show case my edgy modeling for my Fans exclusivley while making a little income for doing what I love. With a shy 25,000 followers and high engagement on Instagram, I decided to sell my content.
Let me tell you, the amount of love and support was overwhelming.. and so was the money. In one day of creating a portfolio of my creative work through social media had payed off my 2 year debt of schooling. In just one day.
Although shocked, I didn’t want to act impulsively so I continued to go to school and work. As time went on, work started to feel like work, and college started to take a lot of my focus away from my passion.
After feeling robotic I decided to take the courageous leap of chasing my dreams, “All gas no brakes” as I like to say. If I didn’t decide to quit my job, I wouldn’t be living my dreams at 22 years old and saving for my retirement.
All in all, I made this heavily conscious and risky decision to write my own story and to live different life than your average person. I believe you only have one shot at this and if one is all I got, I’m not going to live a life wishing I made my dreams come true, I’m going to make them come true.
How much do you make per month?
I currently make $54,000 a month.
Do you have any plans for the future in this business?
I do! I plan on creating my own podcast to help mentor women aspiring to step into the adult industry. More than often, we get judged for what we do. So I want to be able to guide these woman on how to mentally have thick skin in this game.
What did your family think of your decision?
As most families would, they were shocked but not disappointed. My mother & father are the only opinions that matter to me personally & they support me 150% of the way.
What does your day look like compared to being a teacher?
My average day consist of creating content for my social sites, my private sites, and responding to messages my fans have for me. Unlike being a teacher, I have the chance to control my own schedule.
How did you build your following online and get so big?
I gained my following through being consistent on social media. I focused on motivational speaking, fitness, and car modeling which really grew my following!
What are the strangest things your fans have asked for?
Haha, there is an astray of odd request from my beloved fans but I think it would be best if I keep those fantasies between us 😉
What do you love and hate about this business?
With confidence, I love my supporters. They fuel my fire everyday and motivate me to be better all the time. Unoriginality and callowness within the industry really makes me roll my eyeballs to the back of my brain. But, i don’t focus on the bad vibes, I must keep my aura strong 24/7!
Have you been recognized by any teachers or co-workers since leaving?
YES! Believe it or not though, I continue to get love & support for my decision.
What would you tell women who want to get into Only Fans?
First and foremost, have thick skin. This industry comes with alot of love and of course hate but its your life so create it how you want. Remind yourself that once you put yourself out there you can never go back. But all in all, have fun and be your unique self. Also, save your money!
Is Social Media your main source of income?
No it’s not.