How Freelancers Make Money and Tell Stories With Snapchat


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When the announcement came late last year that Instagram was now bigger than Twitter, as reported by CNBC, those who once scoffed at the photo-focused network started jumping on board. But as usual, there’s already another up-and-comer ready to take the spotlight: Snapchat. Video and images shared on Snapchat may disappear after 24 hours, but the app doesn’t seem like it will disappear anytime soon. And freelancers are starting to snap to it.

Humorous engagement and building a brand

Take freelance photographer Branden Harvey, who has an impressive 99,000 followers on Instagram. On Snapchat, he only engages with about 4,000 people regularly, but his following is incredibly engaged. “Instagram only gave me an outlet to share a part of who I am,” Harvey said. “I found that my Instagram photos took on more of a serious tone, which is a true, real part of me, but I also
Photo by Flickr user Adam Przezdziek and reused here with Creative Commons license.
Photo by Flickr user Daniel Go and reused here with Creative Commons license.
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