Influencers are getting rich by hawking dubious financial advice – Business Insider

Welcome to Tuesday, readers. I’m your host, Jordan Parker Erb. Today we’re talking about a trend that, if you spend much time on social media, you’ve probably already noticed: A new era of get-rich-quick schemes has arrived. 
On TikTok and YouTube, “passive income” side-hustles have skyrocketed in popularity. Influencers are promoting gigs that promise to help you make money while you sleep — but are much harder than creators are letting on. 
Below, I’m giving you a look at the new guard of influencers who claim that “making $10,000+ a month is not that hard.”
Let’s dive in.
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1. Influencers are luring followers with deceptive promises of side-hustle riches. On TikTok and YouTube, influencers are getting rich while spreading dubious financial advice for how to make money fast — and failing to give viewers a full picture of the risks involved.
Inside the rise of side-hustle hucksters.
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Odds and ends:
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