Meet Farm Girl Jen, a “flirty” 49-year-old mom who posts videos of herself working on the family farm (among other things) in her bikini. And surprisingly enough, thousands of people (mostly men) subscribe to her YouTube channel for that very reason (and only that). More proof that all you need to make money is an idea and an Internet connection. Or something like that.
Anyway, Jennifer Saucier claims to make as much as $100k a year with these videos, some of which require a pay-per-view charge. Yes, apparently you can do that on YouTube. We tried clicking on one of her videos and it prompted us to pay $1.99. The Internet is a fickle beast sometimes.
Back to Saucier, who lives with her husband Jason, and has two grown children, both of whom are thrilled she pulls in that kind of money. They’re probably millennials.
“The channel has really snowballed over the year. It started off as a bit of fun and my friends thought it was cool – now we have started making money from it and we want it to be full time.”
“I believe it’s important to stay fit. I do sit ups and push ups in the morning to get my metabolism going and then weight training and cross fit in the evening,’ she said. ‘Plus we always eat clean and buy local meat.”
Farm Girl Jen has 11 videos with more than 500,000 views. Most are simple and straightforward, “hey, look at me, I’m in a bikini pulling my tractor.” And “here I am pumping a shotgun.” Again, this is both brilliant and remarkably stupid. Kudos to her for taking advantage of men who have nothing better to do than sit in front of a computer and click away.
She’s a keen observer of how things work in America.