YouTube Stars Invent Ways to Get Paid

Patreon Raises $2.1M for Its Automatic Tip Jar - Liz Gannes - Commerce - AllThingsD: " . . . having labeled the age of advertising as a hundred-year blip, Conte is ready to bring patronage back. Goodbye ads, hello automatic tip jars. Conte himself now makes precisely $6,153 for every video he posts to YouTube, with 835 loyal fans pledging between $1 and $100 per item. That’s about a hundred times more than what he had expect to make from the same video with YouTube advertising, he said. (Here’s his latest from this week, a dance-y tune made with a music controller set on top of a sideways television displaying custom animations, captured with a camera phone on a robotic crane.) . . ."

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