I’ve earned enough to buy a house at 17 after my lockdown hobby went viral – it started in my bedroom at parents’ house | The Sun

CAST your mind back to when you were 17 – chances are, you were probably living in your parents' house and either still in school or navigating your first job.

Well just two months before her 17th birthday, Issey Moloney was able to buy her own flat in London from the money she's made as a TikTok star.

Speaking to the Daily Star, the social media star explained how she joined the app for fun in lockdown.

From the age of nine, Issey had been making videos on Musical.ly before switching over to TikTok.

She explained: "I started a brand new account and began posting POVs ['point of view' videos], where you make up a story and match it to a song."

And so her audience never got bored, the teen said she "mixed up her content quite a lot" so there's always something new for her followers to watch.

More Success Stories

I could barely afford childcare – now my company makes £34k salary every 3 weeks

I turned £200 into 6-figure bracelet business while shielding with my sick baby

Along with her funny viral clips, Issey also films relatable videos for her teen audience – on topics such as mental health, school and dating.

Never in her wildest dreams did Issey think that the hobby she started in lockdown would turn into an actual career.

Flash forward two years and she now boasts five MILLION followers on the platform and has her own London flat.

She said: "Because I got a lot of followers in lockdown, I wasn't really aware of how many people were seeing my videos."

Most read in Fabulous


Harry says 'stereotype' of Meg stopped Kate & Will welcoming her into family


Charles manages to smile as Royals brace for MORE Harry bombshells tonight


I worked at Yankee Candle – many don't know our ‘jar for jar’ policy


Cleaning fan uses fabric softener in reed diffusers to make homes smell heavenly

What's more, the teen says the bulk of her income comes from brand partnerships rather than TikTok.

So what do her parents make of her internet fame? Well Issey says her dad has been nothing but "very supportive" of her career.

Since finishing school, Issey has now branched out into YouTube and spends her days filming and editing new content for her social media channels – but hopes to to one day become a catwalk model.

However, the teen says she's had to deal with her fair share of online trolling too – which she thinks is down to her young age.

She added: "I do get quite a lot of hate. But it's not because I'm actually doing anything wrong.

"I think it's because of my age. People often treat me like they'd treat a friend in school."

For more viral stories, this professional car-booter made £1k in ONE morning after selling on biker boots & DVD player, here’s how you can too.

Read More on The Sun

Shane Warne’s family say farewell to cricket star as mourners attend funeral

Amanda Holden reveals surprise ‘best mate’ – did YOU know they were friends?

And this man turned £18 into £327 by flipping his charity shop buys – he says it’s so easy and you can make loads of money.

Plus these professional pallet buyers shared the five rules they stick to for the best buys and what you should avoid.

Source: Read Full Article