In episode nine of our 16-part Complex Conversations series that took place at our first annual ComplexCon, we shine a light on the rise of turning IG fame into a business with a panel discussion titled, “Following Fame: From Instagram to Stardom,” hosted by Complex's own Nadeska Alexis.

Social media stars Jordyn Woods, Emily Sears, Julia Kelly, and Lindsey Pelas reveal their route to achieving this goal, and share interesting insight in the process.

​"I noticed everyone on Instagram started putting an email in their bio. And people around me started making money for posting things," Woods recalls. "So I put my email up in my bio and surprisingly people started contacting me... It grew more and more, and then my agency found me on Instagram. A week later, I ended up flying to New York and signing with my agency, and I've been working almost everyday for a year." 

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