In the age of Instagram, the notion of the influencer has certainly grown to unprecedented levels. In many ways, the existence of the internet and social media platforms has carved out an entire career field that did not exist only a decade ago.
It is no surprise, then, that Dallas-born entrepreneur and influencer Amber Venz Box has found a way to further change the industry.
Venz Box launched her website RewardStyle and her app LIKEtoKNOW.it, both of which allow users to make money through their social media posts. The app allows influencers to link followers to items through influencers’ accounts.
Since followers are being directed to products from influencers’ accounts, the company pays a certain percentage of the sales to said influencer.
“Our mission is to really empower influencers to be as economically successful as possible,” says Box. “We want to make monetizing influence as easy as turning a key.”
These efforts have amounted to astounding success. The venture is currently valued at $1 billion. Venz Box says she wants to inspire other female entrepreneurs to follow their dreams like she did.
Venz Box stated:
“I’m most excited that RewardStyle can now create a platform that empowers women across now 93 countries to run their own businesses.”
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