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Instagram influencer moans she has to work ‘eight hours a day’ on Kyle & Jackie O

A young influencer complained about her increased workload since Instagram removed the ‘like count’ during an extraordinary live radio interview on Wednesday.

The anonymous social media star told The Kyle and Jackie O Show that she has seen a significant drop in her engagement levels since Instagram introduced the change last week.

‘I used to work [on my Instagram] six hours a day, but now I’m working eight hours a day because the “likes” are going down!’ she explained. 

'Now I have to work eight hours a day!' An Instagram model has complained about the 'like count' ban during a heated debate on The Kyle and Jackie O Show. Pictured: Mikaela Testa

‘Now I have to work eight hours a day!’ An Instagram model has complained about the ‘like count’ ban during a heated debate on The Kyle and Jackie O Show. Pictured: Mikaela Testa

The Instagram model, who has 205,000 followers and shares ‘travel posts’, added: ‘Since the change happened, I’m getting roughly 1,200 likes a day now.

‘I do [social media] as a full time job, and I have a full time job at the same time.’

Radio host Kyle Sandilands was confused how someone could make a living travelling the world a taking photos of themselves.

Ordeal: 'I used to work [on my Instagram] six hours a day, but now I'm working eight hours a day because the "likes" are going down,' the anonymous woman told Kyle and Jackie O

Ordeal: ‘I used to work [on my Instagram] six hours a day, but now I’m working eight hours a day because the “likes” are going down,’ the anonymous influencer told Kyle and Jackie O 

‘You travel around taking photos with your bestie, and make money off that?’ he asked.

‘Yes, I even [make money] off the airlines too. That’s how you get sponsored and get free flights too,’ she woman responded. 

When asked how much she earns, the influencer replied: ‘Every [one] thousand likes we get, we probably get around $1,000.’

Baffled: Radio host Kyle Sandilands (left) was confused how someone could make a living travelling the world a taking photos of themselves. Pictured with Jackie 'O' Henderson (right)

Baffled: Radio host Kyle Sandilands (left) was confused how someone could make a living travelling the world a taking photos of themselves. Pictured with Jackie ‘O’ Henderson (right)

She added that the money is also ‘dependent on the company that is sponsoring us’, meaning that prices may vary. 

‘It all depends on the brand and how popular they are, and how many likes and followers we get,’ she explained. 

Kyle and his co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson then referenced Melbourne influencer Mikaela Testa, who went viral last week after sharing a tearful video about the removal of the ‘like counter’. 

Big money! When asked how much she earns, the influencer replied: 'Every [one] thousand likes we get, we probably get around $1,000'. Pictured: Jackie 'O' Henderson

Big money! When asked how much she earns, the influencer replied: ‘Every [one] thousand likes we get, we probably get around $1,000’. Pictured: Jackie ‘O’ Henderson

Mikaela said that she’d put her ‘blood, sweat and tears’ into her online presence and that ‘every brand and business’ she knows is suffering.

Reacting to Mikaela’s meltdown, the anonymous influencer said she sympathised with her to an extent. 

‘I understand where she’s coming from, but she’s being over-dramatic,’ she said.

Heartbreak: Last week, Melbourne influencer Mikaela Testa (pictured) went viral after sharing a tearful video about the removal of the 'like counter'

Heartbreak: Last week, Melbourne influencer Mikaela Testa (pictured) went viral after sharing a tearful video about the removal of the ‘like counter’

Ouch: The anonymous influencer told Kyle and Jackie O: 'I understand where [Mikaela is] coming from, but she's being over-dramatic'. Pictured: Mikaela Testa

Ouch: The anonymous influencer told Kyle and Jackie O: ‘I understand where [Mikaela is] coming from, but she’s being over-dramatic’. Pictured: Mikaela Testa 

Jackie then pointed how influencers aimed at children and teenagers are also popular on YouTube, a trend she finds confusing.   

‘In 10 years time, that is all it is going to be: YouTube stars,’ she said.

‘They’re [not] doing anything… honestly, most of them talk s**t. I don’t get it. They have a certain style, how they film things, it’s all very choppy.’

'Honestly, most of them talk s**t': Jackie (pictured) then pointed how influencers aimed at children and teenagers are also popular on YouTube, a trend she finds confusing

‘Honestly, most of them talk s**t’: Jackie (pictured) then pointed how influencers aimed at children and teenagers are also popular on YouTube, a trend she finds confusing

Via CelebStarZone

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