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The Future of Making Money as a Creator

Many of us love creating photos or video but have a lot of trouble turning that passion into profit. It can be scary to think about what happens when you turn what you love into your job; will you still love doing it or will it just become a job? What if we lived in a world where we create exactly what we want and not sacrifice what we love while still making money?

I've followed Jack Conte for almost a decade. He pioneered a lot of creative ideas on YouTube at the turn of the decade in 2010 through a music act called Pomplamoose. It's basically him creating a plethora of sounds and editing them together over his wife's vocals. That project personally inspired a project I did years ago in college, and I'm not sure where I'd be in life if it wasn't for that project. His ambition lead him to creating Patreon which could very well be the future for how many of us monetize our creative outlets. 

Just watch the creativity, editing, and work he puts into his videos. What do you think? Could this be the future of how many of us find a way to earn a living doing what we love? 

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Rajeev Nedumaran's picture


Alex Armitage's picture

His videos are great, even if you aren't on board with what he is saying.

Carl Murray's picture

Wait, Jack Conte made patreon? I had no idea! I just really liked his music!

Alex Armitage's picture

Exactly my reaction when I found out forever ago!

Ryan Burleson's picture

Awesome video

Tony Northrup's picture

Awesome video, thanks for sharing it!

spencer robertson's picture

Except 'influencers' and 'content creators' are seriously undercutting the existing photography/cinematography industries and killing it from the inside out.