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January 23, 2013

YouTube Success Can Mean Easy Money

By Ashley Caputo, TMCnet Web Editor

No matter what happens in the world, whether it is the Presidential Inauguration or Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction, rest assured, you can re-visit each event on YouTube (News - Alert).

YouTube is a social media platform that thrives off the sharing and distribution of videos and its ability to unite people all around the world. It has also proved to be a money maker for those users who are able to upload YouTube videos and generate views.

Like Asian pop artist Park Jae-sang, better known for his stage name PSY, whose “Gangnam Style” music video received over 1.23 billion YouTube views and led to a 4 million dollar pay-off.

Most people won’t see 4 million dollars in a lifetime, yet users from all over the world helped PSY earn that money by simply watching his music video on YouTube.

According to Business Insider, the music video is earning on average 0.65 cents every time someone plays the video. The creator of a YouTube video keeps about half of that money, which suggests that Psy and his record company have earned about 4 million.

YouTube allows widespread audiences to be reached by the masses, opening up a door of opportunities for new talents to be discovered, and a platform to potentially earn large amounts of money.

The Canadian native Justin Bieber was discovered on YouTube when we was 13 years old by a record label producer and since then has become one of the most notorious pop stars in the industry. He is currently one of the wealthiest artists in the industry, and also is the most followed person on Twitter (News - Alert).

With such opportunities at hand, the traditional way of creating a career is now transformed into an interactive experience and propped up by social media platforms. Why can’t you be the next YouTube star?

Edited by Carlos Olivera
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