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Impacted gig workers have a new revenue stream

Starsona provides a means for anyone with fans or followers to connect safely and profitably.

(Tuesday, April 28, 2020) San Francisco, CA – San Francisco, CA – As the ripple effect of COVID-19 continues to spread on a global scale, many entertainment gig workers around the U.S. are feeling the financial impact.  Workers in the gig-related sectors have seen a dramatic decline in the number of opportunities available to them with the complete cancellation of shows, events, and gatherings for the near term future. While the world witnesses the widespread closures of public events and gatherings, gig workers are taking a significant amount  of economic and emotional damage.

Shelter-in-place orders crippling means to make a living.


However, new opportunities just became available for these workers.Starsona recently launched a robust interaction platform that provides multiple options for them to earn additional income. Starsona is helping these gig workers monetize 1:1 interactions like videos and DMs safely and easily amid coronavirus social distancing.

"With the impact this pandemic is having, we’re seeing a surge of people adapting to new paradigms of connecting with one another,”

explains Starsona cofounder Matthew Martin.

This couldn’t have come at a more opportune time.


Especially for performers across the country. Sophia Johnson, a Disney Princess impersonator, depends heavily on her entertainment bookings as a primary source of income.


"It’s scary to think about the uncertainty,” says Johnson.  “All my scheduled performances have been cancelled for the foreseeable future, what do I do now?”


Martin shares “Irrespective of having a live gig, performers love connecting with their fans and Starsona is enabling even more ways for them to interact with fans safely (and profitably) through unique experiences.”  Starsona affords stars like Sophia a way to earn a living while at home, alleviating some of the financial burden they’re currently experiencing. In addition to the new revenue stream, gig workers are connecting with their fans in meaningful ways including some emotional encouragement.

Starsona delivers with some amazing offerings


Products include direct messaging, social media interactions, personalized merch, and other fun stuff unique to each performer. During these unusual times, people could use inspiration and joy delivered personally by their favorite performer. Visit Starsona to see all the unique offerings from thousands of stars!

Gig workers can find additional information and sign up to create their own Starsona page here.

Starsona enables anyone who has fans or followers (“Stars”) to monetize personalized experiences safely and easily.  Stars also build a direct relationship with the fans who most support them.  Experiences include video shoutouts, 1:1 interactions, personalized merch, and “fun stuff”. For more information, please visit

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