Asian American Teen Makes $5,000 Selling Slime to Save for College

A 13-year-old girl from Virginia has been entertaining a legion of followers with slime-making, a relatively young social media trend among creatives, hobbyists and those looking for ASMR triggers.

Kaitlinh Nguyen, who calls herself a “slimer,” has made at least $5,000 by selling homemade slimes on Etsy and her own online shop, Sherbete.

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Kaitlinh’s slimes sell between $6 and $12 each, and she wants to invest some of her profit to speed up the process.

Photo via Instagram / slimesherbet

“The money from Etsy my parents want me to save for college, but I kind of just want to spend it on a stand mixer to mix my slime so it’s a lot faster,” she told 60 Second Docs.

Photo via Instagram / slimesherbet

With just over 300 posts on Instagram, Kaitlinh has managed to attract 537,000 followers and counting!

Photo via Instagram / slimesherbet

“A lot of people like my slime. They say it’s different and really out there,” she said. “I don’t know why people are buying it but I guess it’s really addicting to poke and make sounds.”

Photo via Instagram / slimesherbet

Check out her slime-making below:

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