A Tampa Bay social media marketer is getting paid in hot dogs

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Trade for work is common. If you can't be paid in cash, you may settle for perks. With the era of the social media influencer on the rise, we've seen accounts trade free meals, trips and even gear for posts. But as a professional social media marketer, what would be your lowest form of payment for work?

Danielle Mamagona, a local social media coordinator, decided to make the ultimate trade-off when it came to marketing for Willy-Yums, a hot dog joint in Bradenton — social media presence in exchange for hot dogs. 

Not kidding. 

Mamagona told Fox News 13 that after having no luck searching for the new hot dog purveyor on social networks upon its opening two years ago, she reached out to Willy-Yums and offered to assist them in the marketing department. Being that the owner couldn't afford another employee on the payroll, they made Mamagona an offer she couldn't refuse. 

Payment in hot dogs. 

Her reason? "I mean, I love hot dogs, like a lot." 

We hear you, Mamagona. 

Willy-Yums offers up six different kinds of dogs in 10 different styles, including a Pizza Dog, Nacho Dog, and alongside the more traditional versions. 

Some heroes wear capes, others get hot dogs for hashtags. 

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