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YouTube and TikTok stars entered the ring in the course of the “Social Gloves: Battle of the Platforms” boxing match final month.
Many did so with the expectation that they’d obtain an enormous paycheck.
However Dan Whateley wrote that whereas expertise have been provided hefty paychecks for taking part, some say they have not been paid.
Listed here are a couple of takeaways:
TikTok creator Vinnie Hacker instructed Barstool Sports activities’ Dave Portnoy and Josh Richards that he hadn’t been paid for the combat.
Jonathan Coachman, one of many present’s commentators, instructed Insider that he had not been compensated.
The president of LiveXLive, which produced the occasion, stated that the proprietor of Social Gloves Leisure (the occasion organizer) owed cash to expertise.
In accordance with two sources who labored with the corporate in the course of the “Social Gloves” occasion, the corporate that organized the occasion is run by YouTube creator Austin McBroom and his household.
Social Gloves said it hoped to “pay each fighter and each expertise” in a “affordable timeframe.”
TikTok is testing a brand new characteristic that enables followers to purchase customized movies from creators.
I wrote in regards to the new characteristic, referred to as Shoutouts, which might be a direct competitor to the superstar shout-out app Cameo.
Listed here are some takeaways:
It’s nonetheless in early levels and “solely obtainable to restricted areas,” in accordance with an FAQ web page on the app considered by Insider.
Insider discovered the characteristic by means of search by typing in #TikTokShoutout, and located one creator who was promoting a Shoutouts for 250 cash (estimated $3.75, in accordance with the app).
The FAQ web page additionally says: “TikTok Shoutouts is a brand new performance which allows TikTok creators to monetize by creating personalised movies to their followers.”
“I feel that this may be an fascinating further income stream for creators,” stated Alessandro Bogliarim, cofounder and CEO of The Influencer Advertising Manufacturing unit. “It is an integration that is sensible.”
Workforce Liquid launched its fan engagement platform Liquid+ in January.
Followers earn free factors by interacting with Workforce Liquid on-line and redeem them for rewards.
Michael Espinosa wrote about how the staff is discovering new methods to have interaction with followers, and is now trying to license the tech to different streamers.
Listed here are some key takeaways:
Workforce Liquid stated that greater than 40,000 followers are on the platform, the place they watch livestreams of Workforce Liquid gamers, or submit and touch upon Workforce Liquid’s social media to earn factors.
Workforce Liquid additionally has plans to reward its most devoted followers by placing a few of their names immediately on its gamers’ jerseys within the close to future.
“What we’re seeing is various followers of Workforce Liquid aren’t essentially followers of the staff generally however followers of a participant,” stated Boudewijn “Bo” Kryne, Workforce Liquid’s director of fan administration. “And what Liquid+ is trying to do is remodel followers from being a participant fan into being a staff fan.”
Charli Prangley is a YouTube creator who movies movies about design and her every day life.
Prangley began her YouTube channel in 2013. Now, she has 198,000 subscribers.
I spoke with Prangley about how a lot she makes on YouTube from sponsors, adverts, and affiliate hyperlinks.
This is a preview of how a lot she earned in 2021 from sponsorships:
Prangley determined to cease monetizing her YouTube movies by means of the Accomplice Program in 2016 after seeing adverts for firms that went in opposition to her private morals, she stated.
However her channel does nonetheless earn some income (round $500 a month) from her older movies
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Chart of the week:
Kyra Media revealed its annual research on the state of Gen-Z magnificence. The media firm surveyed 1,000 contributors this yr between the ages of 13 and 25 about magnificence consumption and tradition.
TikTok hashtag of the week:
Each week, we spotlight a high trending hashtag on TikTok, according to data provided by Kyra IQ.
The percentage uptick for the last 7 days: 8,005%
This uptick is centered around a new viral food trend taking over TikTok: Pasta chips
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