Clothing lines, makeup brands, writing books – these are the major business ventures that celebrities and YouTubers get into when they expand their business empire outside of the internet.
However, with social media now becoming a part of our lives, a few have decided to work with developers to launch social media apps that will reach a wider audience.
Here is a short list of social media apps founded by celebrities and YouTubers.
Did you know that Arya Stark is an entrepreneur in real life? Maisie Williams of Game of Thrones jointly owns a talent discovery app called Daisie, which launched in 2019.
The app aims to provide a platform for creatives to develop their portfolios, share their work and network. Writers, filmmakers, singers, conductors, developers, architects, as long as you are involved in some kind of creative work, Daisie is the place for you.
The app gained 100,000 members in less than two weeks after launch, and Maisie Williams and her co-founder Dom Santry made $ 500,000 in profit in 2020.
Now, in addition to social media, Daisie also offers online courses for anyone looking to hone their creative skills, with a subscription available for unlimited access.
Unfortunately for Android users, there is no version of the app on the Google Play Store. However, the website allows users to log in.
To download: Marguerite on ios (To free)
2. SplitMoji by Logan Paul
If you think you don’t have enough emojis and GIFs on your phone, Logan Paul’s SplitMoji is here to help. The app allows you to create your own personalized emojis, stickers and GIFs. To create more fun GIFs, users are also encouraged to dance and even do partings.
After creating them, users can send them to their friends on any messaging app.
The app reached # 1 in Apple’s App Store when it went live in 2016, showing how popular YouTuber Logan Paul can be on the internet.
To download: SplitMoji enabled ios ($ 0.99, in-app purchases available)
When YouTuber and Twitch streamer Jamie Pine isn’t streaming cameras for thousands of people, he’s a full-stack software engineer combining his computer skills with his fame to make money.
Launched in April 2021, Notify is an application that “acts as a platform on top of all platforms”. It allows content creators to send notifications to their audiences that link directly to content from other platforms.
This means that when fans subscribe to their favorite content creator on Notify, they will be notified of that creator’s new activities across all platforms, including YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, and Twitch.
Jamie Pine spent three years developing Notify, documenting the progress he has made with the online app. Although the app is still in its early stages, its growth has been promising so far.
In fact, Jamie Pine and his team have secured $ 1 million in funding from three venture capital firms.
As the list above shows, celebrities and business savvy YouTubers are leveraging their social media presence to launch social networking apps and build a loyal consumer base outside of YouTube and Instagram.
If you are a fan of any of the celebrities and YouTubers on this list, why not give these apps a try?
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