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#1 MiriMe

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Posted August 19 2016 - 01:34 AM

Hey everyone. I am totally fascinated by all these new career paths that the internet has brought, like being a blogger or a "youtuber", if that is the right job title. It is so interesting to me that these jobs have become as lucrative as they are, mainly because I just can't figure out how these people actually make money. Does anybody know? It always looks like they are doing pretty well for themselves and doing something they really love. Does anyone here do something comparable? How do bloggers make money? Do you think these jobs have a future? I would be interested in hearing some of your stories!



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Posted August 19 2016 - 03:25 AM

You know when you visit a blog and a thousand pop up ads come up and you can't even read or watch what you came to read or watch?

Well, there ya go.
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Posted August 19 2016 - 03:34 AM

Sometimes I hear that if you have a good rated YouTube video, you can make money off it. And I look at all the garbage that produces said money and think to myself, well hey I can make something just as pathetic and get money too right?

I don't read blogs, but maybe it works the same way. You get enough people talking about it, you catch the right audience... kinda works out for you? :)

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#4 MiriMe

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Posted August 19 2016 - 03:55 AM

I agree, sometimes you look at certain blogs and youtube videos and can't believe someone is making money from it. On the other hand I do admire the quality of others. Particularly on youtube some people create content that is of a great standard. So do youtubers get money per view or per like and stuff like that?



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Posted August 19 2016 - 04:11 AM

If you have a blog you can have affiliate marketing links to places such as Amazon. You then get a percentage of stuff people buy when they use your link. Easy money but probably not much in a lot of cases.



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Posted August 19 2016 - 04:21 AM

 Do you think these jobs have a future? 

 

For a minority it could stay a steady source of income. For most it seems an easy way to make money but they will actually struggle to do so on the long term.

 

I reckon you have to stay on top of things in originality, quality and up to date/newsworthy, all depending on the specific content and focus of your blog of course. You can also attract enough followers/viewers by the way you present your content. Or you have to be really impressive in the aspect of quantity, like sharing vids, news/rumors or pics of a certain subject you know people will look for :P But then you still have to be lucky because many people that lack originality and quality would try going for it that way.



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Posted August 19 2016 - 06:29 AM

youtube actually pays people for page views.

not sure the whole set-up, but apparently they have a certain deal that they pay folks.

YouTube partners program;

https://support.goog...f_topic=2676320

 

you don't think Hip forums is kept afloat based on paid memberships, do you, it's the advertising.


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Posted August 19 2016 - 08:30 AM

I think youtube ad revenue might be something like $10 per 1 million views. So you need 100's of millions of view per month to make good money. Or 10's of millions plus additional sponsor investments.



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Posted August 19 2016 - 08:36 AM

You know when you visit a blog and a thousand pop up ads come up

 

that and the tracking cookies on your browser

 

malware too, I suppose


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Posted August 19 2016 - 03:42 PM

hmm, i always assumed people just did that stuff as more of a hobby.  the few "professional" writers, i figured were affiliated with a company, like a newspaper or magazine.


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