November 24, 2021 | Eul Basa

This 17-Year-Old Makes $12K A Day Just From TikTok

In this day and age, doing things out of boredom can land you a full-fledged career. That's exactly what happened to Alicia Breuer, a 17-year-old girl from the UK who started posting videos on TikTok to kill time during the pandemic. After a clip of her lip-syncing to Katy Perry's Teenage dream got noticed by a talent agency last summer, Breuer was signed and now makes over $12K a day from her page. She says she even outearns her parents now.

Most of her income is sourced from her various promotions of fashion and cosmetic brands, which include big names like Lancome, Urban Outfitters, Benefit, and Fenty Beauty. Since her meteoric rise overnight, she has amassed a following of almost 750,000 on TikTok and 200,000 on Instagram.

"It gave me something to do during the pandemic when I wasn’t studying for my A-levels," Breuer told The Mirror. "I’m now able to make £10,000 ($12,000) some days. I’m going to focus on my videos–there’s no point in going to university. The majority of my videos are lip-syncing to music. None of them take too long. Even a transition video only takes an hour to make."

Jessica Henig, the founder of the talent agency Unlocked Branding which took Breuer on, explained that she is among 25 other girls who are also signed and making a living off of the app. Some of their clients make as much as $120,000 a day; however, those deals usually entail six months' worth of content.

"When we approached them they only had about 20,000 followers, but they’re now earning high wages and making real careers and a lot are not going to university," Henig added. "We help them build their own businesses, like a fashion or skincare brand."

"They build out of TikTok and Instagram and YouTube but can end up investing in a brand as businesswomen. Alicia also wants her own clothing range, so we will help her create her own website and she could get paid for personal appearances at events."

The success of teens like Breuer has motivated other young individuals to shift their focus on content creation rather than school. While it's unclear just how sustainable a career as a social media influencer is, it's hard to say no to an opportunity like that. For most people, making money as a content creator is the ultimate dream—when you have the chance to see that through, you just have to take it.



Power Internal

The Most Powerful People In The World

Power can manifest through political, financial, or societal influence. Leaders make decisions impacting countries. Business owners manage assets, shaping sectors. Influential figures impact millions with ideas, trends, and movements. Here are some of the most powerful people in the world today.
July 5, 2024 Eul Basa
Weirdhabits Internal

The Weirdest Habits Of Successful People

Throughout history, these exceptional individuals were known for their eccentric habits that they believed contributed to their success. From unconventional routines to odd quirks, these famous figures prove that sometimes embracing your weird is the key to success.
June 20, 2024 Eul Basa

Things Only Wealthy People Know Exist

There are a million things that money can buy—and a lot of them are things that most people don't even realize are an option. Here's a glimpse into the secret world that only the richest of the rich have access to.
May 21, 2024 Jamie Hayes
Homestead Budget Internal

How to Start a Homestead On A Budget

Uncover 10 steps to starting your homestead on a budget. Find out how you can get supplies, plants, and even animals basically for free, and how to maintain it all for next to nothing.
May 17, 2024 Allison Robertson
Jobs2024 Internal

The Highest Paying Jobs You Can Get Without A Degree

Having higher education is often associated with higher-paying job prospects, but that isn't always the case. Some jobs don't need you to have a degree to make a decent living—all you need is a high school diploma or equivalent.
May 14, 2024 Eul Basa

20 Billionaires Who Actually Started Off Poor

Most of the world's wealthiest people were born pretty darn wealthy to begin with. But the American Dream can come true—just ask any of these true self-made billionaires.
May 11, 2024 Jamie Hayes

Dear reader,

It’s true what they say: money makes the world go round. In order to succeed in this life, you need to have a good grasp of key financial concepts. That’s where Moneymade comes in. Our mission is to provide you with the best financial advice and information to help you navigate this ever-changing world. Sometimes, generating wealth just requires common sense. Don’t max out your credit card if you can’t afford the interest payments. Don’t overspend on Christmas shopping. When ordering gifts on Amazon, make sure you factor in taxes and shipping costs. If you need a new car, consider a model that’s easy to repair instead of an expensive BMW or Mercedes. Sometimes you dream vacation to Hawaii or the Bahamas just isn’t in the budget, but there may be more affordable all-inclusive hotels if you know where to look.

Looking for a new home? Make sure you get a mortgage rate that works for you. That means understanding the difference between fixed and variable interest rates. Whether you’re looking to learn how to make money, save money, or invest your money, our well-researched and insightful content will set you on the path to financial success. Passionate about mortgage rates, real estate, investing, saving, or anything money-related? Looking to learn how to generate wealth? Improve your life today with Moneymade. If you have any feedback for the MoneyMade team, please reach out to [email protected]. Thanks for your help!

Warmest regards,

The Moneymade team