How this woman makes over R100k every month pretending to be a puppy

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Jenna Phillip makes a living by making Tiktok videos pretending to be a puppy.
Jenna Phillip makes a living by making Tiktok videos pretending to be a puppy.
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She barks at passerby's, plays fetch, loves to get her head scratched and is often running around her house on all fours.

No, it's not snoopy the family dog. It's the internet's latest sensation - a woman that goes around life pretending to be a puppy and gets paid for it.

The internet has opened up vast careers within the digital space and has made influencer culture very popular. People are now quitting their day jobs to become internet sensations that make a living by doing the strangest things.

Instagram, Twitter and now Tiktok have changed the lifestyles of many by being a platform where people meet their market and earn money by producing content.

Jenna Phillips (21) is one of those people. She is a former optician and now she earns six figures by making TikTok videos pretending to be a puppy.

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According to Jenna says that she has always felt like puppy.

In her videos she's either rolling on the floor like a dog, chasing after a ball on her knees and barking like a dog in public spaces.

As of now, she has over 120 000 followers on TikTok. Many subscribers pay over $20 each month to watch her pretend to be a dog.

She tells Timesnow that she used to pretend to be a puppy growing up.

"I feel like a dog. I just want to roll around, play fetch, get head scratches, run around and play. All of that. I have always acted like a puppy, but not in a sexual way at first. I used to pretend I was a puppy when I was growing up. I really love praise. I love hearing 'good girl'. It makes my heart melt every time,” she said.

She's not the only one cashing in on things people like to watch. Another popular way to make money is through Mukbang, which is the act of eating large amounts of food while interacting with an audience. Often people get sponsorships and partner with food brands to advertise to their audience. 

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