The College Student Who Makes Almost $5K Per SnapChat

Jeremy Abdo doodled a lot as a kid, but as he got older, the drawing supplies got packed away with the action figures.  When Abdo stumbled across the drawing tool in Snapchat, it rekindled his passion for sketching and drawing.

“In the beginning,” Abdo admits, “my drawings were really basic, but over time they’ve become more complex, incorporating video and emoji art. I’ve always been involved in the arts, especially studying film the last few years at UT Austin.”

Abdo cultivated a meager online following consisting of friends and UT Austin classmates. Eventually, his snaps brought requests he never expected — people offered money in exchange for personalized snaps.


Chris Illuminati is a freelance writer and published author. Follow him on Twitter @chrisilluminati or email him at cilluminati [@] gmail.com.

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