Tag: Creator

Fancy cars, fine dining, creator mansions, cash: Triller is shelling out for talent

When talk of a possible TikTok ban began in July, the leaders of a small social video app called Triller saw a growth opportunity.

To attract users, the company set its sights on TikTok’s biggest names. Some of the Sway Boys, a group of TikTok influencers, had been toying with the idea of building their own app to compete with TikTok, but after a discussion with Ryan Kavanaugh, the majority owner of Triller and a veteran entertainment executive, they decided the platform could be good for them.

Triller offered the creators a deal: Tell your audience on TikTok that you’re moving to Triller, and we’ll give you equity and roles within the company. You can still post on TikTok, they were told, but only if you post on Triller more frequently. In turn, of the Sway Boys, Josh Richards, 18, was named Triller’s chief strategy officer, and Griffin Johnson, 21,

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The Creator Retreat, the First-Ever Luxury In-Person Travel Masterclass, To Launch at Cavo Tagoo Mykonos

MYKONOS, Greece, Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Travel lovers who dream of converting their passion into a successful career are getting an exceptional opportunity to master all the necessary skills courtesy of The Creator Retreat. Jeremy Austin and Angie Villa, the pair behind this project, represent the rare breed of people who make their passion the foundation of a thriving business through dedication, hard work, and perseverance. After taking a trip together outside the United States in 2015, they determined to discard the conventional nine-to-five routine and find a way to parlay their wanderlust into a career. Their gamble has paid off, and the two are now among the most successful luxury travel content creators, having worked with more than 150 of the world’s top high-end hotels and resorts. With The Creator Retreat, Jeremy Austin and Angie Villa aim to make the luxury travel industry more accessible to

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How a YouTube creator makes $1,000 each month from thrifting videos

  • Taylor Hawkes is a commercial real estate associate who makes money on the side with a YouTube channel about thrift shopping.
  • Hawkes started regularly posting to her channel in 2019 and now has 20,000 subscribers.
  • She turned her YouTube channel into a paying side-hustle through ad revenue and brand sponsorships. 
  • She spoke with Business Insider about how she monetizes her channel and got sponsorships on her videos.
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This is the latest installment of Business Insider’s YouTube money logs, where creators break down how much they earn.

Thrift is cheap, but making videos about thrift shopping has become lucrative for some creators. 

Taylor Hawkes, 25, works full-time as an associate at a commercial real estate firm, but spends nearly 20 to 25 hours each week creating new videos and content for her YouTube channel and Instagram.

After graduating from the New England Conservatory of Music

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Creator of ‘Civilization’ Looks Back at One of the Longest Careers in the Industry

(Bloomberg) — Sid Meier has spent a lot of time thinking about major world events. The video game series he created, Civilization, is a grand tour through thousands of years of history, complete with war, famine and climate change. But the one thing Meier never predicted was Covid-19.

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“I’m not sure we’ve ever had a pandemic in a Civilization game,” Meier says in a recent interview. “We’re all in the midst of this experiment. We’re not the scientists; we’re the guinea pigs.”

Meier, 66, is one of gaming’s living legends — a pioneer of the form who has been developing games for almost 40 years. His first book, Sid Meier’s Memoir!: A Life in Computer Games, hits the shelves Tuesday and recounts his life and career as the Godfather of strategy video games.

“It really struck me that this next generation doesn’t remember a time when there were

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